Sunday, January 27, 2013

Obama says football needs to become less violent: report

Do we really need Obama’s opinion on football?  He should worry more about the high unemployment rate, keep his opinion on football to himself!  But once again Libs have a new bone to play with.  And when that happens they don’t stop until they ban the game of football or change it to it until it becomes unrecognizable. 

Hello!  Football is supposed to be violent!  It’s a man’s sport that separates the men from the boys.  You take the violence out of football, and it ain’t football anymore.  It becomes a game of glorified tag. 

President Barack Obama said he loves football but thinks the sport should "probably change gradually" so that there are fewer concussions, particularly at the college level.
"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," Obama said in a wide-ranging interview with The New Republic magazine published early on Sunday on its website.

Football is America's most popular televised sport, an industry worth $9 billion a year. But in recent years, suicides by brain-injured players and lawsuits from their families have raised concerns about the impact of repeated concussions.

In the interview, Obama was asked how he squares his love of the game with rising awareness of the impact of repeated head injuries on football players.
"I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence," Obama said.

"In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won't have

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