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George Will's False Argument Against Football

spence10 Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 12:02 AM
Some things coaches used to do like not allow you to drink for 2 hours in 110 degree weather nowo that is not smart. Now most coaches insist players drink water. If a helmet accidently comes off referees are to stop the play immediatly. In Idaho and other places High School coaches and referees are trained on concussion symptoms. Can't go back in without doctors clearance. Were always told to keep our heads up to avoid parylysis as well. Some injuries do happen such as knee injuries. Interesting thing is injured football players have plenty of spokesman. But it is seldom if ever the injured player himself. My High School got there own football team and some lady who was with greenthumb when we talked a kid into playing went

Those who have convinced themselves that American football is incurably violent and shortens the life expectancy of those who play it -- I am thinking of George Will -- ought to read the study the American Journal of Cardiology published in March on the mortality of former NFL players.

Men who played in the NFL for at least five years over a period of three decades, the study demonstrated, had a lower mortality rate than the general population of American males.

However, in The Washington Post on Sunday, George Will wrote: "Various unsurprising studies indicate high early mortality rates...