NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

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  • FatMan86 West Jordan, UT
    July 29, 2014 10:04 a.m.

    I am fascinated to watch old video of the 60's Packers, Bears, Browns, etc. The head was just not a part of the game back then. Tacklers wrapped up ball carriers and pulled them to the ground. They didn't try to blast them like a missile. There will always be injuries in a collision sport like this, but football can be played in a reasonably safe way. Youth coaches have to start teaching kids to tackle properly. That will never happen until the colleges and pro's start tackling properly. I think any change along these lines is a good change.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    July 29, 2014 9:33 a.m.

    Football has become too violent. Rather than trying to tackle the player with the ball, too often they now try to hit them hard enough to knock them down or knock the ball away. While football will always be a violent sport, they will have to change the rules to better protect players from head injuries or the sport is doomed.

  • Hamath Omaha, NE
    July 29, 2014 8:19 a.m.

    This reminds me of the trust funds that the large mining companies set up just as they were going out of business. Huge gaping holes exist across the world showing "too little too late". NCAA football has peaked and is on it's downward trend. the $ will get disappear due to several factors.
    1. Lawsuit to have to pay players. That means having to pay women's soccer players and men wrestlers, etc. Title IX and other suits will force it.
    2. Ticket price costs have skyrocketed and generally have priced out the students in many campuses. As these students age... they will fade away from football. They never got to go anyway.
    3. Rise of soccer accompanying the rise of Latino population (due to immigration and all the Caucasians who are skipping children or waiting for marriage/children).
    4. The creation of the Power Conferences and subsequent regionalizing of college football as predominantly an eastern US interest.

    Yes, It's as step in the right direction, but we are talking about Tens or even hundreds of billions of $ needed for the upcoming lawsuits after the diagnosis phases is complete. And just when the available $ is starting a slow but seemingly inevitable decline.