The end of football as we know it?
In a post here this past New Year’s Day, one of my fearless predictions for 2012 read as follows:
“The sport of football will face an existential crisis amid a spate of fatal injuries.”
Well, there hasn’t exactly been that spate of fatal injuries, but injuries nevertheless are creating huge problems for football — especially the NFL.
For starters, a flurry of new research into the long-term effects of head concussions among football players is prompting a serious re-examination of the sport at every level.
And then there’s the rash of lawsuits that ACCUSE THE NFL of “hiding information that linked football-related head trauma to permanent brain injuries.”