‘Only Let Your Kids Play Football If You Also Let Them Box’

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The headline of this post is also the rally cry of sports-talk radio host Dan Bernstein of WSCR in Chicago. Bernstein has drawn the line perfectly as the debate over concussions in football evolves into its public-health corollary.

We all know that football is supposed to make kids tough and cool. The evidence grows and clarifies, however, around a contrary outcome: that this is a sport making young people dumb and nuts. The continued mainstreaming of football in public high schools is equally dumb and nuts.

 

Irv Muchnick

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