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President Obama: ‘If I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.’
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 19716744:MV8yMTIxNDg2XzM1NzkyMDI2X0IxREUwMEYz] Great Obama is going to use an executive order to stop football... Foreigners fear us most of all because of the game of football that we americans grow up playing at a very young age,, Because of Football,.. Amercians are the Spartans of the modern era. Never forget the 200,000 Middle linebackers that had to storm french beaches to stop soccer players from killing soccer players,, silly notion but holds water if you ask me.. OBAMA fears football and the Nation of citizens who grow up mastering the art of attacking your opponent.. [/quote]
So now the Prez will influence the NFL??
I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football. And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much.
I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they're grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies. You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That's something that I'd like to see the NCAA think about.
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