Football's not for everyone

Football is a violent sport. But do fans of the sport watch it for its violent collisions?
Mark Brooky
Jan 8, 2013

One of the three so-called Valley Girls, who blog at valleygirltalk.com, described reasons why her husband should "break up with football."

"My husband loves the sport and has been a faithful (Denver) Broncos fan since he was a small child," Lavon wrote. "So you can imagine that he wasn’t very thrilled when I shared an article with him from Reader’s Digest, 'Breaking Up With Football.'

"You see, when watching a football game, there are two types of plays that always elicit excited, nacho-spilling outbursts," she continued. "The first is an incredible, physics-defying catch that no one saw coming and the second is a bone-crushing hit that knocks a guy out of his cleats. It’s that bone-crushing, head-on collision that made the sportswriter decide he was done with football. It made me wonder if others should be done, too."

To read Lavon's three main points and a link to the Reader's Digest article that sparked her blog, click here.

Comments

LessThanAmused

For those who've never seen it, I submit for your approval....
George Carlin - Baseball / Football

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q...

michiglen

Take away the padding. It gives a false sense of security and diminishes the all important sense of self preservation. The US game is based on the English rugby code. They don't wear padding, yet serious injuries do not seem to be common.

MeanSmith

Im going to agree with this. The players use their armour as weapons.

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