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Over the past decade, a lot of research has come to the forefront in regards to the impact collision in football has on the body and brain. As a result, many players are retiring early in an attempt to avoid long-term injuries.
While many have accepted this research with open arms and worked towards new initiatives to protect players, some people are still in denial.
One of those people may be Colts owner Jim Irsay, who said much is not known about side effects of participating in the sport, comparing it to the varying side effects one might experience from taking aspirin.
"I believe this: that the game has always been a risk, you know, and the way certain people are. Look at it. You take an aspirin, I take an aspirin, it might give you extreme side effects of illness and your body ... may reject it, where I would be fine. So there is so much we don't know," he told the Journal.
He said the NFL is trying to make the game safer "without changing the game."
"Obviously we are not going to go to a situation where we put players in almost balloon-like equipment, where it becomes a pillow fight, so to speak," he told the Journal.

Fellow Vinglers, does this comparison make sense? Does the effects of aspirin compare to playing football?

Yeah i guess it's dependent on the person who's actually playing the game. Everyone knows there's a certain risk to the sport and even though the NFL is doing everything it can to make football safer, you can't fully take out the risks involved in it!
I think the analogy is weak but do agree with the underlying message. You knew the job was dangerous when you took it. Football has been a sport for a very long time, but not until recently has concern arisen about the physical impact. My conclusion is that people are being coerced into believing that every choice you make in life somehow makes you a victim of something. Not to say players past did not have long lasting repercussions, just they understood the path they chose had consequences and didn't blame it on somebody else. Unfortunately the attitude of nothing is your fault and it's society has permeated the NFL and it won't be long until they become a gaggle of pansies like the rest of society.
Yeah....I mean really? Why would you compare aspirin to football!
@shagnasty360 PREACH!!! Yea dude my father who's watched football all his life said that ever since they added the padded helmets that we see now he said that the rate of injury has actually increased because the league told people that this is gonna make the game safer and so it emboldened people to take more risks and has lead to more injuries and concussions. Now im not saying that the helmets aren't efficient but that people seriously need to stop going out of their way to purposely hurt people like taking hedge shoots and bounties. BUT, like you said dude people now-a-days KNOW that this is a dangerous game and know exactly what they're signing up for when they take up the sport.
XD You dont know them lol You dont know what they do! HAHA :)
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