These guys are getting millions to play a game. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to realize bashing your head into things repeatedly for years could shorten your life.
Players know and accept the risks, and get compensated very well for them. Theyve all been bashing heads since they were kids anyways. By the time they get to the NFL theyve probably done considerable damage already.
In baseball, you could get hit in the head by a fastball and die. Its a risk. But, youre paid more in a year than some people make in a lifetime. Part of the game. They seem to get it.
The NFL league office is a bunch of hypocrites anyways. They want player safety, and make dumb rule changes, but then they push for 18 game schedules to make more money.
I swear, the NFL has gotten so cocky with the "number 1 American sport" thing, that theyre getting greedy and careless with the product. They think its ok use unqualified replacement refs, and change rules so QB's cant be touched. In 20 years all contact will be illegal.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Mar 18, 2013 at 1:31 AM ]