by Greg Krehbiel on 5 February 2013
The science seems to be pretty clear that the repeated blows to the head that football players endure is very dangerous.
So, do we convert the NFL into the flag football league?
There’s certainly a legitimate argument for that. How many boys are brain damaged today because of football?
However, I can also remember a few things I heard about WW2. Specifically, the French were taught non-violence, compromise, and retreat, while the Germans were taught that nothing was impossible for the German man. The results were disastrous, despite the superiority the French had in arms.
Also, I have heard American generals attribute the success of American forces in WW2 to … football.
Is it possible that allowing boys to take such risks with their health is necessary to having the kind of culture we need for national defense? Not sure, just asking.
-- 2013-02-05 » Greg Krehbiel