I listened to an interview with Malcolm Gladwell this morning. He spoke very earnestly about contact sports, especially football and hockey, and the debilitating head injuries suffered by players. He referred to them as blood sports and likened them to dog fights, where the dog will do anything to please its master.Yes, I know. The Super Bowl is today and North Americans cannot get enough of the hype. Yes, even in Canada. But ... we might just stop for a moment and think about how hard these athletes are being pushed, and by whom.
Google Dave Duerson, former Chicago Bear, and imagine how you'd feel if he were your son.