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Old 08-29-2013, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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The NFL and the Players Association have agreed on a $765 million settlement on their case concerning concussions. The NFL admits no wrongdoing.
The settlement must first be approved by a judge.

I wonder if this might be the beginning of the end for the NFL.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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The NFL and the Players Association have agreed on a $765 million settlement on their case concerning concussions. The NFL admits no wrongdoing.
The settlement must first be approved by a judge.

I wonder if this might be the beginning of the end for the NFL.
LOL, more likely it means they'll ask for and get an extra $1B on their next TV contract, $765M to cover this settlement and another $235M just for their troubles...

The NFL Signs TV Deals Worth $27 Billion - Forbes
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The NFL and the Players Association have agreed on a $765 million settlement on their case concerning concussions. The NFL admits no wrongdoing.
The settlement must first be approved by a judge.

I wonder if this might be the beginning of the end for the NFL.
The NFL Admits no wrongdoing.. so that's not the end.
if anything, this is nothing more than hush money from the league.. over due if you ask me!
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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I dont think so-it will still be very popular for a long time (at least in the USA--far more popular than any other sport-I doubt if it will ever be very popular outside the US). Americans are addicted to football for better or worse. Here is a good article about the concussion lawsuit-

NFL gets off light in landmark concussion settlement

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Old 08-30-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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A sport where many of the players get permanent, and even life threatening injuries, COULD be in for problems in the somewhat near future.
If kids stop playing the game, it will die and may, eventually, be replaced by - Egads - soccer.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/sp...uit.html?_r=1&

I hope you are correct John-I like football but watch a lot less of it than I used-in part because of the head injuries that some players suffer. But my guess is America is so totally addicted to football that it will remain the most popular sport in the USA for a long, long time to come- I mean people pay regular season prices to watch pre season games (which seem like nothing more than fancy scrimmages) and pay loads of money for just for personal seat licenses so my guess is that football will be king of the USA sports scene for a long time to come.

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Old 08-31-2013, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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Not if kids in the future don't play anymore.
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