I'm not a proponent of advocating behavior that promotes intentionally injuring people. But, I also think that we are witnessing the beginning of the end of American Football with the end of "smashmouth football". What we have learned about the permanent damage that concussions leave behind is making it more and more likely that the rules governing contact will be changing quite a bit in the near future.
I can foresee a time coming when every time two football players cross paths one or both will immediately start rolling around on the ground crying in attempts to get the other player tossed just like we currently see in World Cup Soccer.
But, I don't really know, some said the same thing when all the hockey players began wearing helmets so who knows. I just think I'm a lot less likely to watch football if the level of hitting decreases a lot. At the same time, knowing how devastating this career is now makes me hope my kids don't ever play beyond pee wees. Knowing now that multiple concussions turn 50 year old men in to 90 year old dementia patients really kinda ruins it for me too.
Anybody else been wondering about this?