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A Game the NFL Can't Win

hotrod62 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 10:44 AM
So......knowing what we now know about brain damage in football players.....can parents who allow their child to play pee wee football up to high school football be acused of child abuse?
Larry Mr. T234 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:37 AM
All of life is a risky business; Even if you hide in your house all your life you suffer the effects of inactivity to your body, mind and soul. As a kid I looked for and climbed the highest trees in my neighborhood, loving every dangerous second. I played several major sports, went into the Army and became an Airborne Ranger for petes sake, danger be damned. I found in college football that the only time i got hurt was when I didn't play as hard as I could; taking a few seconds off from concentrating. I found in my corporate business that the times I got hurt was....guess when....when I took my eye off the goal and let things slide for a few days. All in all I've loved my 65 years of adventure and fulfillment
Delta Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 2:14 PM
Despite all of his pleading with me to sign my approval, I did not permit my son to play high-school football and am thankful to this day to neurologist friends who so advised me. It wouldn't surprise me to see the parasitic lawyers get into the act by accusing hotrod62's cited parents for child abuse. But shouldn't those who permit their kids to box and those who participate in boxing as adults have the same complaints? Evidently pro boxing isn't as popular as is pro football - nobody's mentioned all the ex-boxers who "lost their marbles" in the so-called sport.

Professional football is the most popular spectator sport in America, which is one reason the Super Bowl is expected to draw 110 million viewers. With its famous athletes, storied franchises and lucrative TV contracts, it's an industry whose future appears limitless.

But football has a problem: the specter of mass brain damage among current and former players. So far, the steady trickle of disturbing revelations has had no apparent effect on ticket sales or TV ratings. What it has done, though, is more ominous: It has invited lawsuits.

If football falls into decline, it may not be the result of fans...
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