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    ESPN's "League of Denial" - on line link

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...gue-of-denial/

    I have to admit, over the past few years I've begun to wonder. I stopped watching boxing a long time ago because I didn't want to feel like I was rooting for brain damage.

    I wonder if football will still be king in America in 10 or 15 years. I've read a lot of parents are keeping their kids out of the sport nowadays for the TBI issue ...


    We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!

    HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

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    ESPN? Ha, I don't think they'd report something like this.

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    I watched the Frontline piece and it is pretty disturbing...

    A lot of Steelers and Pittsburgh-centric themes...starting with the deaths of Mike Webster and Terry Long...continuing to SB XLIII where the Boston University "brain bank" attempted to make their findings public in Tampa...even a high school player from the Pittsburgh area who suffered the same brain injuries as the NFL players had...

    It was truly sad...

    Furthermore, the way the NFL tried to sweep it under the rug, stonewalling the scientific findings as much as they possibly could, until they were called before Congress...after that day, there was the illusion of a turnaround in the NFL's thinking...

    The NFL once issued players a pamphlet telling them that playing in a game after suffering a concussion was OK...I know that the older players knew what they were getting into to an extent, but the NFL told the players a lie, flat out...

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    Oh, and the reporters who were behind this piece have worked for ESPN...

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