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Hall of Famer Believes Football Could End in Ten Years

Football may be over in a decade or two, according to Hall of Fame defensive back Lem Barney. “The game is becoming more deadly today,” Barney said at a football clinic last week. “It’s a great game. I think it’s the greatest game if you like gladiators. It’s the greatest game for yesteryear’s gladiators. But…
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Football Coach Takes Chicago Tribune Journalist to Task Over Concussion Position

A recent article by Chicago Tribune journalist John Kass talks about the possible death of American football. That is not a viewpoint shared by former Wisconsin high school football coach Bill Collar, and a “past president of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.” Kass floats the theory that, at some point, the NFL will no longer…
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Some NFL Plaintiffs Admit Feeling Negligible Effects from Concussions, Worry More About Future

Their attorneys probably weren’t happy, but several former Chicago Bears told veteran journalist Melissa Isaacson last week that their quality of life at present is decent. The future is what they are worried about. Plaintiff Terry Schmidt, who played defensive back for the Bears from 1976 to 1984 and is the chief of dental services…
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