AMEN TO THAT!! Not just saying that because his Bears beat my Giants in '85, that just made '86 sweeter. Seeing how the hits have changed this guy and guys before him like Andre Waters and Dave Duerson -- it's becoming more than a little bit frightening from a public health standpoint.
Tom Farrey's piece from ESPN's Outside the Lines brings and even more frightening and compelling story from the youth football level.
At least in baseball when your hitting technique suffers, you grab some bench.
In basketball if your shooting technique is off, the crowd yells "air ball".
Paying for poor tackling technique with a spot in wheelchair seems to be a horrible price to pay.
At the youth level, the collegiate level and maybe even the professional level, the price is getting too high.
Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jim McMahon says he wishes he had played baseball | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports:
"Being injured, if you don't play, you don't get paid. If I was able to walk out on that field, I was gonna play," he said in an interview with Chicago's WFLD-TV at his Arizona home.
"Had I known about that stuff early on in my career, I probably would have chosen a different career. I always wanted to be a baseball player anyway."
McMahon played football while at Brigham Young University, but said he would have stuck with baseball had he received a scholarship for that sport."
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OTL: Football At A Crossroads: Safe Youth Football? - ESPN Video - ESPN:
Pop Warner player Donnovan Hill's life changed after one hit on the football field. Was tackling technique to blame?
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