Excellent article can’t wait to read the book. Clearly flawed control
groups, assumptions and therefore flawed results. This is like a second opinion
before a surgery. Brainwashed sounds like a book that’s questioning the
prevailing opinion which in fact maybe wrong. I also played high school football
and discipline, goal setting camaraderie is something to cherish for a lifetime.
I was taught in my very first Statistics class that correlation does NOT equal
65Toss... Really?!I'd believe him if he said the sun was hot
because I can feel it myself. That's the problem with science today.
People just believe the latest and loudest, throwing reason and logic out the
door.Nice article. I don't know where Doug stands on the
issue, and that's the way reporting should be.
Ah. "Reporters" so open minded they refuse to read a book that
doesn't fit their narrative.So much for the flawed research
that currently drives the narrative.
I played high school football in the early 70s and loved the game. It taught me
more then then school did. Things like discipline, a good work ethic and how to
set goals among other things. Maybe football is what today’s young men and
Football is dangerous.So is bull riding, motocross, mountain biking,
skiing, skateboarding, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, gymnastics,
cheerleading, and most other sports. In almost all sports you have a chance to
get hit in the head but that doesn't mean you'll have CTE.And the most dangerous sport is driving a car. I'm always amazed by
parents that won't let their kids play football because it's too
dangerous but they send them off to school every day driving a car.
I've watched someone, who did not participate in any contact sports, battle
and succumb to a CTE related issue. It's a complete shame that anyone
would purposely put himself/herself in a position to have CTE problems when
it's very avoidable. We need to be smarter than that. Playing a sport
like football, where the prime objective is to pound into other people, is just
plain foolish. And nothing Hoge says will change that fact. I don't care
if CTE is rare in football players, sustaining trauma due to an avoidable event
like football should not be acceptable.
I wouldn't believe Hoge if he told me the sun was hot.