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USA Today Jumps into Football Fray, Wants to Change Youth Sports DRAMATICALLY

The reasoning may not resonate well with the nation’s already fickle football fans.

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It has become quite obvious that the National Football League is in serious trouble, but is the game of football itself on death’s door as well?

Thanks to the heated controversy surrounding former NFL second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s anthem-kneeling protest, the league has been facing astounding criticisms.  This gesture, which offended an enormous swath of our nation, was largely ignored by both the NFL’s top brass and team owners the league over, further confounding the already angry masses.

Empty stadiums and poor ratings soon followed, leaving the NFL at the bottom of the dog pile with little hope of recovering their infuriating figurative fumble.

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This week, however, USA Today went after football as a whole, suggesting that the game itself should be wildly altered for 2019.

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USA Today Sports published a broadside against youth tackle football, claiming that the sport is just too dangerous for children.

Calling its proposal “a sensible change,” writer Joe Schad calls for an end to tackle football for everyone under 14 years of age in a March 4 article.

The reasoning may not resonate well with the nation’s already fickle football fans.

With this shift,” Schad writes, “kids would grow up playing flag football before transitioning to tackle football in high school — just like youth baseball players start with T-ball before learning to hit pitches from a machine, a coach and, eventually, live pitchers.”

USA Today Sports cited the claims by tackle ban supporter Chris Nowinski, co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, and former NFL player.

“The kids don’t lose anything in this situation,” Nowinski said. “There’s no safety issue that’s known. There’s no football development issue that’s known — no child’s being recruited off their fifth-grade film. So you end up with healthier children, still playing football — just for fewer seasons of tackle.”

Of course, the argument could be made that learning to tackle properly at a young age would prevent injury as well, with non-tackling pee-wee players being more susceptible to injury once being exposed to the full-contact iteration of the game later in life thanks to the sheer size and weight of players as they age.

 

 

 

 

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Trump Punts Fauci’s Concerns About NFL Season Taking Place During Coronavirus Pandemic

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