Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by NickSh49:
You guys are missing the point completely.
What he means is that it will become like boxing... as in if you participate in the sport of boxing, you're putting your life at risk.
He is 100% right in that sense. Football is getting WAY more violent, and there is more risk in playing.
Where he is wrong is that the sport isn't going to lose popularity because of this whatsoever.
Football is becoming less violent. It will be flag football within 5 years.
Disagree. The rules are trying to make the game less violent, but players are much bigger & faster now and that's only going to continue with advances in training techniques and workout supplements. Players have the ability to get bigger and faster at a greater rate than in the 70's, 80's, and so forth.
Concussions & injuries will persist. The point of the article is that football is no longer considered a "fun, safe sport" for your children to play with their friends. You now take a major risk if you decide to play football into high school and beyond. Part of that is how fast and violent the game is, and part of that is our growing knowledge of what the spot does to your body.