Something Tells Me These Concussion Statistics Put Out By A Legal Blog Aren't Going To Have The Desired Effect
Look, while I don't appreciate this wet blanket blog trying to kill everybody's vibe just days before the biggest football game of the year, I certainly understand it. With the Super Bowl getting all the media attention there is no better time to remind the world that all the hoopla surrounding the actual game itself is nothing more than a celebration of 106 active players risking their long term health by participating. I highly doubt too many people are going to pay much mind to these numbers regardless, but IF they were going to then Super Bowl week would be the time to get the most viewership. Of course I would rather they just shut the fuck up and wait until the nice long offseason to tell me how all the people that entertain me on a bi-weekly basis in the fall and winter are going to die prematurely. However, I understand that they have an agenda to worry about too, and it would be pretty tough sledding to try to push the importance of head injuries when they aren't currently taking place. I guess my main question is why didn't they just stop after these first few pages, because these next few aren't going to do to much to properly promote their cause...
Uhhh, have these people ever heard of the phrase "winning cures all"? What makes them think that concussions are exempt from the inclusive term "all"? You could poll every single person taking that field on Sunday and every last one of them would trade a couple brain cells -and maybe even a year or two of their life- for a Super Bowl victory. Hell, I would imagine a large majority of their fans would too. Someone get this blog a new marketing team, because the only point that they managed to drive home here is that compromising your cranium has a championship correlation. Professional athletes aren't just creatures of habit, they are more superstitious than Stevie Wonder. Probably because they can actually see the writing on the wall, and it says that the alternative spelling of CTE is W-I-N. Numbers never lie, and that means it's basically gospel that the team that has the most concussions always wins the Super Bowl. I understand how dangerous head injuries are, but I wouldn't have invoked the use of the only stat that proves them advantageous when the goal is to show how detrimental they can be. If you want to make history then you have to pay your dues, and the record books don't accept credit, check, or cash. I just didn't expect some online concussion pamphlet to remind me of that.