Football’s first fan isn’t sure he’d let his son play the game, in light of the impact it takes on its players.
“I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football,” President Barack Obama tells The New Republic.
I have two sons, and in light of recent research I am going to think long and hard before I let them play football. I find the spate of recent wrap-your-kids-in-gauze policies that our culture glories in to be essentially silly, but I am not going to pretend that regularly getting hit on the head cannot have long-term consequences simply because liberals tend to be the ones pushing out contrary-evidence research findings. Especially since these are my kids that we’re talking about; if I don’t think that something’s safe for them, then it’s not and the subject’s closed.
Then again, I’d rather watch hockey than football anyway.
PS: To clarify, I’m not saying Change the sport. I’m saying I don’t think that I want my kids playing the sport unless it changes.