If moms turn against football, it's lights out

  • Article by: Frank Cerabino , Cox Newspapers
  • Updated: October 28, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Understanding of the concussion threat is growing, and concerned parents may soon shut down the player pipeline.

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karlmossOct. 28, 13 3:57 PM

Please change the sexist headline that implies fathers don't care if their kids get concussions from football.

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vlombardyOct. 28, 13 4:03 PM

I think the "may" of the article could be changed to "will". As the number of college players drops there will be fewer colleges fielding teams, and, like boxing, the game will eventually be dropped by universities. The NFL will likely start its own developmental league--similar to the experiment in Europe--for the smaller number of players willing to risk brain injury. It will be years before the professional game dies. None of this is bad. There are lots of healthy things to do on weekends instead of watching TV. Maybe even more of the students will study.

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firefight41Oct. 28, 13 4:30 PM

So we lose football, no loss there.

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ironman1Oct. 28, 13 4:31 PM

We did not let our kids play football for this very reason. They are both nationally ranked track & field athletes and honor roll students.

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erikj3Oct. 28, 13 4:39 PM

firefight41: "So we lose football, no loss there."...Other than the billions spent on stadiums.

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quinnerooOct. 28, 13 4:41 PM

But lets make sure all the millionaires are billionaires before it dies!

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johndontOct. 28, 13 4:46 PM

I am a huge Gopher/Viking fan but I've heard some people say we have about 10 years left for organized football. So, maybe we shouldn't be building any football stadiums quite yet.

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quinnerooOct. 28, 13 4:51 PM

"We did not let our kids play football for this very reason." .............We also made that decision 35 years ago.

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FrankLOct. 28, 13 4:56 PM

Lets make this clear, boxing did not decline because of injuries and head trauma. It went down the tubes because of crooked promoters and rigged fights. If fans were against violence, then how did MMA and UFC grow into such huge draws?

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quinnerooOct. 28, 13 5:41 PM

"boxing did not decline because of injuries and head trauma" ...........Let's be clear about this, FrankL. Boxing isn't a sport that comes out of schools and college, but scandal and it's physical damage both contributed to the sports downfall. How many parents are clamoring for boxing gyms to be built? The same is going to happen to football.

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