Friday, January 31, 2014

There's a cartoon that has made its way around the Internet which reports men, who invented football, didn't invent the helmet until 100 years later.
Nearly thirty years ago, the National Football League acknowledged there is a link between football players - prone to concussions in the brutal sport - and subsequent brain damage.
According to the PBS news show Frontline, the NFLs decision was based on indisputable scientific proof of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in players who played decades ago such as Mike Webster. More recently Junior Seau, another NFL player who killed himself, has CTE present in his brain.
Troy Aikman's brain damage due to concussions was well known and discussed 20 years ago. And Joe Namath announced his personal connection to football and brain damage on an interview set to air this Super Bowl Sunday.
Since its acknowledgment in Webster's disability claim in the 1970s, the NFL, probably considering the potential loss of future players and money, money, money, reversed its decision and have declared since then it will acknowledge the connection when there is proof  in studies it commissions through millions of dollars in research money it will provide, (and with conclusions it agrees with).The NFL puts out a players' pamphlet that denies any connection to football, concussions and brain damage, according to Frontline.
What is the missing part?? Why can't men in charge be truthful and logical when it comes to protecting human beings who were suffering from ignorance? The NFLs stand is close to the Death Race movie where the convicts are expendable.
Where is the public demanding the sport become more safe? Talk about the elephant in the room! Football leagues for children are only reporting a 10 percent decline in the past 15 years!
Because their brains are still growing, players under age 25 have so much more room in the skull to get their brains, literally, rattled.
Ignoring things does not make them go away.

And, I realize this is self-serving, and a little hypocritical, but Go Broncos!

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