on 18 Mar 2016 15:45
And don't get me wrong, I am a big sports fan. I played soccer for many years on a community league and it was one of my favorite things I did every week. I mountain bike, though no longer as often as I like. I love watching the Olympics.
What I don't understand is why the league just doesn't change a few rules to fix the problem. There are tons of sports that do not have this problem. I would be interested to see a comparison of cases between Football and Rugby. I know that all sports have injury risks. When I took soccer in college, our coach literally said, "Soccer can hurt you, soccer can KILL you." Annette broke her neck mountain biking. As soon as she was healed, she was back on the trails again. But, there are ways to minimize the risks, without reducing the thrills or the profits. Basketball makes plenty of money, so does Baseball, so does soccer. Heck, so does Cricket! You don't need to ruin the players to make money. This, I think, is what I find most distressing. They could make just as much money without breaking the players. There is no good reason not to fix this, and yet they don't.