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John Kass of the Chicago Tribune SAYS the answer to the question above is yes:
Football is dead in America.
Even through all the chatter and cheerleading and media hype, football as an American cultural institution lies in final spasm. It’s as dead as the Marlboro Man.
And if the professional game survives at all, it will be relegated to the pile of trash sports, like mixed martial arts or whatever is done in third-rate arenas with monster trucks and mud. It won’t be as American as apple pie. Instead, football will become the province of people with face tattoos….
And now there’s THIS:
A day after the debate over the safety of football made it all the way to the White House, Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard [above] delivered a dire prediction about the future of the NFL to CBSSports.com:
“Thirty years from now,” he said, “I don’t think it will be in existence. I could be wrong. It’s just my opinion, but I think with the direction
The other day, I addressed HERE the issue of head injuries in football and the existential threat they pose to the sport.
Today, we have THIS QUOTATION from an interview with President Obama:
I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football. And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. In some cases, that …
Last spring, I wrote a post (HERE) indicating that “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 now there’s startling new evidence of “images of the protein that causes football-related brain damage — the first time researchers have identified signs of the crippling disease in living players.”
Ta-Nahisi Coates of The Atlantic writes THIS: