Everyday News Update

Football, I just can’t quit you – Chicago Tribune

My better self no longer watches football.

It goes for long walks on fall Saturday afternoons, putters in the yard on Sunday afternoons and, when games are on in prime time, it reads self-improvement books and performs calisthenics.

It has heard the stories. It has seen the studies. My better self knows that football is a brutal enterprise that too often mangles the joints and damages the brains of those who play the game.

Repeated blows to the head — not just concussions but the routine helmet-to-helmet collisions — are associated with “memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, anxiety, suicidality, Parkinsonism, and, eventually, progressive dementia,” according to Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center.

Leave a Reply

Featured Links

    Search Archive

    Search by Date
    Search by Category
    Search with Google

    Photo Gallery

    @2012 Designed By Quick News Update