Originally Posted by jAZ
Talk to him about his soliders/war standards for his worry. Not me.
Our society, and humanity in general fears the unknown, and change brings unknown. History shows that most things work out. And when they don't, we change it again.
But reality is what's going to threaten football, not rule changes. Reality is that it's a sport that's been played in a way that has lead to brain damage and subsequent death for players. And the NFL sees the long term risks that many fans could care less about.
Change is rarely as traumatic as those who fear it predict. New rules will be tested, implemented and adjusted if it doesn't work.
As long as players understand the risks that are involved, who cares? What happened to personal responsibility? The fans' opinion does matter because the violence sells the sport. Without the violence, no one will watch.