Interesting story out of Baltimore concerning a conference on concussions where one doctor said the NFL needs a culture change to combat the growing issue.
Couldn't agree more. When you look around and see players like Ted Johnson and the like, as they suffer depression, memory loss, and motor impairment because of repeated concussions, you realize more and more that something needs to be done. It's good the NFL is talking about this stuff, and seems to be taking it seriously. But until some real changes are made in equipment and in-game reporting of concussions, this problem is going to linger for a long time.
At least it's no longer a laughing matter. When I was in high school, back in the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth, a friend of mine was on the football team. Kid we all called Kaz, short for Kaznowitz. Anyway, this one game, he got clocked real good, and a photographer caught him on the sideline with the coach. The coach was obviously yelling at him, trying to make himself understood while Kaz stood there, eyes crossed and a real stupid look on his face. The professor lecturing the village idiot.
Today, he'd have been pulled out of the game and, at the very least, tested. In those days, he went back in. Kaz told us later he didn't remember the game at all. The picture became a joke with us for a long time. Roared, we did. Great fun.
Kinda glad for the Kazes of today that things are changing. More needs to be done faster, though.
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