The great football debate


Football, by all accounts is quite possibly America’s most popular and dangerous sports. The debate is whether the pros outweigh the cons. The extreme impact of numerous collisions over a long period of time has been shown to cause long-term health effects by way of brain contusions, muscle damage, and other ailments.

However, with that said, there is nothing like spending a Sunday with family and friends enjoying rooting for the home team. As it stands now, there is little that can be done by way of protecting athletes from the rigors of the sport. However, what we can do is look into the issue deeper.

Things to consider

Consider the fact that while there is something to be said about the long-term effects of playing football, we can be aware of the problem and help protect players. Some people suggest that a certain level of protection might diminish the nature of the sport. However, it is possible just by learning the dangers, that we can penalize certain actions in order to protect the players.

It is not entirely fair to blame the long-term health effects on the sport itself, but it is fair to say that there is a correlation between the two. Of course, the answer is not easy, but rather something that needs to be looked at from a critical point of view.


Football is one of America’s greatest past times, but also has been shown to cause a number of serious physical ailments. By understanding this, we can start to determine answers to the problems.

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The great football debate