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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I think you're right. It will happen gradually, but I've had discussions with other parents about our kids playing football (usually with guys like myself who played football) and the overwhelming response is "No way am I letting my son play that sport." There's a question as to whether my town (pop. 60,000) is going to be able to maintain a football program. They don't have the numbers for a freshman team and half of the JV team is needed to fill out the varsity roster.

    And I live in the same town as Tom Brady and Bob Kraft. In fact Jonathan Kraft's 11 year-old son is playing soccer, not football (though I think he's got an older son who plays football). Obviously football's more deeply ingrained in places like Ohio/western PA and Texas, but the argument that "I did xyz and I turned out fine" doesn't seem to gain much traction in other facets of society (wearing a seatbelt, drunk driving, smoking, wearing a helmet when you ride a bike). I doubt football will prove to be an exception long-term. You can play sports which don't damage your brain.

    The model for where football might go is boxing. It used to be massive, the only sport which could challenge baseball's supremacy during the Golden Era. It still does good business and is a popular gambling sport. Yet people are less interested in the average boxing card and mostly get worked up over megafights. Olympic boxing has gone way downhill (at least in the U.S.) and nowhere near as many kids get involved with Golden Gloves as they did 50 years ago. Most parents certainly don't want their kids getting their brains knocked around inside a boxing ring. I can see that kind of future for football - big events, less youth participation, generally older fan base, increasingly taking a back seat to other sports. Might be more like a 40-year process than 20.
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    Re: Report: Junior Seau Dead

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    Cage football?
    Pro Basketball was played in a cage until the 30's

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Pro Basketball was played in a cage until the 30's

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    In my area, they should still use them. Gets rowdy at about any bball game I go to at any level.
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    Re: Report: Junior Seau Dead

    Bengals owner Mike Brown: Link between concussions and dementia is "merely speculation." Well, that's good enough for me.

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/07/23/be...xid=nl_siextra
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    Re: Report: Junior Seau Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Bengals owner Mike Brown: Link between concussions and dementia is "merely speculation." Well, that's good enough for me.

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/07/23/be...xid=nl_siextra
    Remember that Brown is a lawyer by training. I expect that the attorneys representing the NFL in the lawsuit by the former players are saying the same thing. To say otherwise would be an admission that could damage the defense of the lawsuit. Brown is merely towing the party line.
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    Re: Report: Junior Seau Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Bengals owner Mike Brown: Link between concussions and dementia is "merely speculation." Well, that's good enough for me.

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/07/23/be...xid=nl_siextra
    Hey, if anyone is an expert on dementia, it's Mike Brown!

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    Re: Report: Junior Seau Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Bengals owner Mike Brown: Link between concussions and dementia is "merely speculation." Well, that's good enough for me.

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/07/23/be...xid=nl_siextra
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    Re: Report: Junior Seau Dead

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji-cT58rgNc
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    Hey, if anyone is an expert on dementia, it's Mike Brown!
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    Re: Report: Junior Seau Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    What an ass...
    That's putting it very gently.
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