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Super Bowl-ers Come Out Against Obama's Remarks About Football

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 3:24 PM
I once saw an anonymous quote that said, "We carefully make our way through life so that we can make it safely to death." I think that has some implications for the issues surrounding football. It is a violent sport, but everything in life carries risk. If someone is truly passionate about a sport, it is their right and their responsibility to participate. I hope that as medical science advances, the effects of violent sports can be better treated. But for now, i believe these safety fears are going too far.
In an interview with major Democrat donor and magazine owner Chris Hughes, President Obama said "I'm a big football fan," but "if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football."

President Obama was referring to the emerging consensus that the injuries, and in particular head injuries, sustained while playing football can have serious health effects. Actual NFL players, however, don't agree with the President's characterization of their sport as too dangerous to play.

Though it's cloaked in rhetoric about the Baltimore Ravens' Ed Reed's agreement with the President, the Associated...