Football Time in Tennessee

Well, it’s another football season. The past few years, I’ve not been looking forward to it as much as I used to. I’m supposin I think too much about it, but I worry. I worry about the football players and concussions. There’s some real compelling research out there showing that multiple concussions may lead to a condition called, CTE, which stands for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. If you’re interested in reading more about that, check out the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

Now, I do not have sons, but if I did, I wouldn’t let them play football. It’s just too dangerous for young people’s brains. It’s also dangerous for growing and developing muscles and bones. So, here’s my dilemma:  if I wouldn’t let my kids play football, then how can I watch other people’s kids play football? I know these athletes probably get scholarships to attend college, which is great, but then I think about how much these big power schools make off those athletes and they never see a real dime of that.

Football in the south is as important and loved as sweet tea. But, we have to be concerned about the health of those athletes.

GO SEC!

TETH

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