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The Hot Corner: Football hate has run amok

Postby MattyB » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:40 am

KALLE OAKES, SJ Columnist

At least the war on football is going well.

Just when you thought people in this great nation no longer could be united for or against anything, it is clear that folks from all points on the political spectrum have had it up-to-here with one of our once unassailable pastimes.

To be fair, united is the wrong word, since they're attacking it from different angles for different reasons. But either way, the sport is under attack from what passes as “media” these days more than it has encountered at any point in lifetime.

Here's the short version, from what I read: Former players are in danger of long-term physical and emotional disturbances as an after-effect from even the shortest of careers. One even turned to the thug life and hanged himself in prison.

It doesn't stop there, either. Even younger players reportedly are subject to attention deficits and behavioral difficulties from their encounters on the youth gridiron. And if that weren't alarming enough, middle-aged men are at risk for elevated high blood pressure and all its silent-killer evils as a consequence of their once-favorite players choosing not to stand in worshipful reflection while a song is played.

I know we all require instant gratification and have a God-given right to formulate an opinion about everything, but can we all take a deep, cleansing breath and stop losing our mind over this stuff?

Read more: http://www.sunjournal.com/news/local-sp ... ol/2205530
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Re: The Hot Corner: Football hate has run amok

Postby MattyB » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:43 am

Kalle joined The B-List yesterday for his weekly "Tuesdays with Kalle" segment and we discussed this and other topics.

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