Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

30 Jan 2014

Better Days Ahead

The NFL is certainly not perfect, and there are issues to address, but the current hyperbolic wave of criticism of the NFL is getting a bit ridiculous. The NFL can't solve social problems that no other institution has fully solved, and the NFL can't make football 100 percent safe any more than it could make skateboarding or baseball 100 percent safe. Roger Goodell can't go back in time and teach players of the 1970's about concussions any more than Bud Selig can go back to make sure Ryan Freel never gets a concussion. Football is in crisis in the same way America is in crisis: social responsibilities and expectations create a never-ending battle for improvement.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 30 Jan 2014

2 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2014, 3:31pm by serutan

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by jacobk :: Thu, 01/30/2014 - 1:40pm

Are you really allowed to post a measured, even-handed piece during Super Bowl week?

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by serutan :: Thu, 01/30/2014 - 3:31pm

Yes, because it counts as a 'completely out in left field' article this week.
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