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Monday, August 26, 2013

The recent death of a high school football player draws renewed attention to the inherent danger of the sport. William C. RhodenNew York Times sportswriter, columnist and author, talks about risks and how schools and colleges are responding.


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Comments [7]

Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

@Benjoya - Q: "If a Chuzzlewit got brain damage, how could you tell?"


Aug. 26 2013 07:29 PM

Of course martin has no qualms about letting his kids play football. If a Chuzzlewit got brain damage, how could you tell?

Aug. 26 2013 05:43 PM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

If football dies out .... we will trace its demise back to Little Barry Hussein's unsolicited (and unwanted)characteristically divisive remarks about his "mythical" son, if he had one (yes, the one who looks like Trayvon Martin), and his reluctance to let him play football.

Why doesn't this loser just shut up and stay on the golf course full time?

Aug. 26 2013 01:43 PM
Oscar from Ny

Flag football than if the kids are gonna brake.. :/

Aug. 26 2013 11:00 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

You mean football might go the way of gladiators? Hmmm...

Aug. 26 2013 10:56 AM

Ever watch austrailian rules football?

No pads. just non stop action.
It's much more interesting and less rough.

Aug. 26 2013 10:51 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

I think many school football fields should be converted to small farms and gardens, so that HS kids can learn how to work as farmers and agronomists, and maybe even get part time work on farms later on. Why waste all this land on a dangerous sport that few people will personally participate in later in life, except only to watch on their expensive, oversized, Asian-made HDTV screens while sitting esconced on their soft couches gobbling down very fattening fast foods? Why should taxpayers pay for sports fields? Maybe the school can grow some of its own food on those fields if they were put to better use?

Aug. 26 2013 09:55 AM

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