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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:MV8yMTIxNDg2XzM1NzkyNjI1XzJDNUEyREZC] [quote:Sbert:MV8yMTIxNDg2XzM1NzkyMzk5X0MwRDM3QUYw] I don't know about you guys but there was an inversedly propotional relationship of IQ to Physical prowess in high school. Of the entire football team, we have maybe 2 people in honors classes, everyone else...well...etc. Not to mention the friends and social circle you have with the "A" crowd may not be all that good either. The nerds stuck together and did well. The jocks...not so well. Of course this is a generalization akin to racism, so don't take it to be more than a interesting correlation. I have to admit it could be true-true unreleated - but I somewhat down that. [/quote] Honor students who dont play football dont have the stress that football players do,,, Instead of worrying about tests and homework, they are more concerned with the mortal combat they must engage in every day at practice and every weekend at the all important game,, Its not that they are dumber they just spend their time in combat and not studying [/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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