→ Football’s Growing Killer Problem

George Will on the dangers of football, especially in the NFL:

Decades ago, this column lightheartedly called football a mistake because it combines two of the worst features of American life — violence, punctuated by committee meetings, which football calls huddles. Now accumulating evidence about new understandings of the human body — the brain, especially, but not exclusively — compel the conclusion that football is a mistake because the body isn’t built to absorb, and can’t be adequately modified by training or protected by equipment to absorb, the game’s kinetic energies.

My fiancé has already said that that our children will not be allowed to play football. At this point, it is tough to argue against that declaration.