Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Last night I watched this fascinating 2 hour documentary on Frontline about brain trauma and the violence of the NFL. It was very well done and casts the NFL in a very bad light. You can see how the presentation was biased but still raised many great questions that need answers.
My prediction would be that the game of football, at least on the professional level, will not be the same game in a decade or less. The rules will have to change so much so that the game will simply not have the same one we have today. There will be more research coming in, more former players will continue to implode due to brain trauma, and the public pressure will be increasingly intense. If they don't change, the game will start to lose popularity after 10-20 years because parents just won't let their kids play.
You can watch the whole thing here. I would highly recommend it.
I found this interview with Steve Young to be quite interesting.