Concussions in the NFL: How Worried Are You? | League of Denial: The NFL Concussion Crisis | FIRST LINE | PBS
For football fans around the world, the NFL concussion crisis has raised uncomfortable questions about what it means to love a sport that causes lasting damage to its players. League odds continue to reach near record highs, but at the same time, more and more scientific research suggests that football can cause a wide range of long-term brain disorders.
In a recent poll, a majority of Americans said they expected football to be just as popular 20 years from now, but 50% said they wouldn’t want their son to play it. Legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, 1985 Super Bowl champions, who in an interview this month on HBO Real sport with Bryant Gumbel mentionned, “I think the risk is worse than the reward. I really do. “
With Super Bowl XLIX just around the corner, we wanted to see what you think. How much of a problem are concussions in football? And how much have they changed your feelings about watching the NFL?
Click any box below to share your thoughts in our interactive poll, then scroll below to read what others have to say.