Euphoria gives way to worry for football dad

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  • rnoble Pendleton, OR
    Nov. 10, 2010 1:49 p.m.

    lest we forget there are many probabilities consider that many of the things that have led to sports injuries have also led to sports life styles---professional athletes respond to pressures and circumstances unknowable to most of us---but, similar injuries can also occur during other activities and the only way we can avoid risk is to isolate ourselves from all dangers---likely that would also be unsuccessful because we would then die from boredom, and because we have avoided all risk we would have no children or grandchildren to hold and love anyway---

    be grateful for all He has given us and play the cards the best way you can and accept the results---

  • shadow Midway, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 7:00 p.m.

    I agree with DAD, hopefully these and other athletes can pickup their own children and grandchildren, unfourtnately sports can take over our lives and some sports are more dangerous than others in my opinion Football is the worst sport that you can play it may be fun but the results from hitting and taking hits can be life threating to life lasting effects, this is why my children will never play football its not worth the pain and suffering that you will go through. I played 1 year and took a hit wrong and have had to deal with back issues since I was in 8th grade the next day I decided that this wasn't the sport for me as I knew then at 13 years old that I can control what is about to happen or avoid what I can't see as is life. It would be painful watching my children live through pain for the rest of their lives for the glory of the game no matter what game it is. But I also know they can't just sit and do nothing and ultimately its their choice to participate and my obligation to support them.