Youth Football & Collisions: Really, Really, Really Bad News

ESPN just released this frightening data from the first study of youth football and the impact of head-to-head collisions: The first-ever study to measure the head impacts among youth football players has found that some hits absorbed by second graders are as forceful as those in the college game, and that unlike at in high [Read More...]

The Morality of Football: Children and Concussions

After a brief blogging hiatus–aided significantly by a defective modem and mind-numbing customer service–this blog roars back to life.  Look out. I’ve blogged about this before, but it’s come up again.  The NYT has a blog discussion called “When It’s More Than a Headache” going on right now about concussions in youth football. (Photo: Shawn [Read More...]

Sacrificing Children to Sports, Part Two: Recruiting Websites for Tweens

On the heels of my post from last week, I offer this link to a Chicago Tribune story that raises serious questions about the ranking of twelve-year-old athletes.  Here’s a sampling: “Shaon Berry believes he has seen the future of football, and to demonstrate, he clicks a key on his computer.  Up pops a video [Read More...]


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