Kevin, the denigration of football begins long before the corruption of NFL management.Aside from what is done to little kids in Little Leagues, the very idea of attaching the word "scholarship" to the recruitment of high school athletes to universities adds fuel to the corruption.
Then come along TIME magazine headlining the cover of a recent issue "It's Time To Start Paying College Athletes", ignoring the $100,000 payment called an athletic scholarship thst gives the kids a tremendous prize for "working" their eay through school. You might also check out an article of a few years ago in these pages, titled, I think REORDERING COLLEGE PRIORITIES.
Kevin, and now that there is Thursday night football, there will be even more injuries of all kind,as players no longer have a week to recover. Re the concussion issue, I believe the crime is worse than the over-up.