I bet this pansy never played football. I did. Wide receiver. I’ve been hit so hard that I was unconscious before I hit the ground. But didn’t drop the ball.
After 5 minutes, I wanted to be put back in. And was. I knew there would be pain and long term damage. It’s called a choice. Aka Freedom.
And that was for free.
Choices have consequences. As free people, we measure the bad and the good and choose. Idiots such as the author want to deprive us of that.
To him I say GTH.
It may turn out that it isn’t necessarily the hard hits that are the problem, but just a lot of small hits over many plays that do the damage.
Never been knocked unconscious, but did have my bell rung pretty good on kick-off coverage. Knocked the ball carrier out of bounds (well, he sort of ran over me on the way out). It was one of those Walter Payton sort of hits, where the defender (me) knows he is going to knock the ball carrier out no matter what and slows down a bit, but the ball carrier decides to make the tackler pay the price.
Similar to ~0:51 secs in this video
I played WR too and this writer is your basic liberal puss who probably never played a real sport in his life.