Until now research on football related brain damage was done after the fact; on the dead victims. Now, because of scientific advances we are amazingly able to study living subjects to witness the affects while they are in the process of dying from the damage. Even more amazing still this will not deter, fans and players alike, to continue playing what is obviously a "self inflicted" destructive, life threatening form of entertainment. The insanity is limitless.
Now that we have taken the plunge and put aside a day to celebrate our guns (that we slaughter each other with) maybe it's time to take the next step and celebrate our favorite sport with "Football Appreciation Day" (that we are scrambling our brains with). We appreciate this pastime so much we even throw our kids on fields to entertain us. It's much like "baby shake syndrome" which I thought was considered child abuse?
Well, at least we can say we have come a long way from the days when our ancestors literally cut off human heads to kick around the fields of those infamous Colosseums. We don't decapitate our heroes and give them helmets to protect the damage.
Study: CTE signs found in living ex-NFL players