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Old 03-20-2015, 07:41 AM   #1
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Eek beginning of the end of the NFL?

http://m.espn.go.com/general/story?s...80&src=desktop

Yeah...maybe...
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:06 AM   #2
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It's time. The handwriting has been on the wall for some time now.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:41 PM   #3
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Real football is a better sport anyway
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:13 PM   #4
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Just one guy. For too many, pro sports is way out of poverty. Nobody in that situation is going to quit. Furthermore, denial is one of our most powerful attributes. Most former NFL players, even the injured ones, say they'd do it again for the ride.

The concussion thing will probably dissuade some families and players. But I reckon that when the NFL fades, it won't be because of this.
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:28 PM   #5
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Denial is continuing to play even though a big percentage of older players wind up being vegetables.
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Are there any other sports, besides boxing, that result in so much head trauma?
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Are there any other sports, besides boxing, that result in so much head trauma?
Not sure that rugby keeps track the way gridiron football is starting to. You read about incidents in the NHL, including a suicide. I wonder where Australian Rules Football is on concussions? That's an extremely physical sport as well.
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Lot's of folks get concussions falling off motorcycles and don't make millions of dollars for riding.
Life is risk.
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Roughly $6 Billion in annual revenue...the NFL isn't going anywhere.
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Are there any other sports, besides boxing, that result in so much head trauma?
I heard an interesting radio program a while back. Sunday morning sports talk-- the host devoted to show to concussion and head trauma. Quality interviews with real experts...

Interestingly looking at NCAA IIRC Women's Soccer lead for them, not Football.
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Roughly $6 Billion in annual revenue...the NFL isn't going anywhere.
How long before high schools start dropping football programs because they can no longer get insurance?
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How long before high schools start dropping football programs because they can no longer get insurance?
What does that have to do with the NFL?


Even if every single college completely dumped their football programs, (which is ludacris due to the money generated by big pigskin), the NFL would create its own minor league system and grow their own.

As I said, the NFL isn't going anywhere.
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What does that have to do with the NFL?
Think hard!

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Even if every single college completely dumped their football programs, (which is ludacris due to the money generated by big pigskin), the NFL would create its own minor league system and grow their own.
Well, that would be better than using D-I colleges as a free developmental league. And again: college football will end when the schools can no longer get insurance for it! That day WILL come, much sooner than anyone thinks!

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As I said, the NFL isn't going anywhere.
They're not too big to get buried under lawsuits, if the lawsuits are big enough...
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Interestingly looking at NCAA IIRC Women's Soccer lead for them, not Football.
Lot's of attention given to soccer and concussions, particularly women and girls who apparently suffer twice as many concussions as boys when playing the same sport. Been a few articles on it in various sport medicine journals, and No, there is no empirical data to suggest those foam helmets kids are wearing do a dam thing to protect them....

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