football & head injuries

Football Concussions

Image by Max Andrews

I am a football fan.  I have been ever since I can remember.  I played the game for six years, receiving a concussion of my own in our 8th grade title game (we won 21-0).  I vaguely recall wandering around the field, wondering where I was, after making a tackle on a an oversize running back who had beat me on the previous play.  I felt like I was in dream land for awhile.  Unfortunately, HEAD INJURIES that happened years ago can take a toll on one’s health today — in dramatic fashion.

If you have kids playing football, you need to read this piece from the the blog The Post Game (End Game: Brain Trauma And The Future Of Youth Football In America), as well as the piece I wrote on the topic (HERE).  Interestingly enough, there is a lot of sentiment that the game of football as we know it will be a thing of the past within the next decade (see the article from Shutdown Corner called Could Concussions Actually Kill Football?).

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