For the last year there has been at least one story a month on local news about the dangers of head trauma in sports. So now with the NFL lawsuit, the death of Junior Seau and other reports of the long term effects of football collisions and the brain it's really ramping up. There were two stories on the local news last night about the long term effects of head trauma from sports on the brain. Soccer, which is just as rough but has always avoided the negative press associated with collission injuries seems to be the next big target. Last night we were told that soccer injuries are causing children long term brain damage.
Already major media outlets have referred to watching football as similar to watching the roman gladiators kill each other in the collesiums. It's being called brutal and cruel.