10/6/09

Dangerous Game

Football is a violent game to say the least.

If you've never played the game, you can't imagine the phyiscal toll that it takes on the body. Just imagine being in a car accident every 35 seconds and that's what it feels like being in an NFL game. Over a period of time, it takes it's toll on the body. Those who play the game rarely think about the long term affects that it'll have on the human body.

A study came out last week that talks about the links between concussions and their long term effects. It also talked about the link with dementia. Some of the former players are feeling the effects of years in the game. Last week, CNN's Lou Dobbs addressed the issue on his show. The panel of guests included my uncle, Pro Football Hall of Famer Harry Carson. They discussed the links to the long term affects of years of football will have on the human body. My uncle and I have had many discussions about it. He was once diagnosed as having post-concussion syndrone. He suffered many concussions during his 13 year Hall of Fame career. Unlike nowadays, teams would hurry to get a player back on the field.

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1 comments:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

Great post and what is strange to me - with all the technology, it aint keeping up with the physicality of the game

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