RANT: Perhaps “football” is game who’s time has passed

https://sports.yahoo.com/jon-gruden-leads-wave-criticism-violence-steelers-bengals-mnf-game-060535067.html

Jon Gruden leads wave of criticism over violence in Steelers-Bengals ‘MNF’ game
Jason Owens Shutdown Corner Dec 5, 2017, 1:05 AM

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on “Monday Night Football” was a particularly brutal and violent game between heated division rivals, leading to multiple injuries and scary moments on the field.

The most critical injury involved Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who couldn’t move his legs and reportedly suffered a spinal contusion after a frightening hit early in the game. He left the stadium in an ambulance and is in a local hospital.

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I tweeted my concern for him after that injury which looked very dangerous. 

I thought it was clean hard hitting football with a serious outcome.

Then, as the game went on, there were “cheap shots” and “dangerous plays” galore.

It was more like a MMA cage fight.

This is unacceptable. No wonder Moms, and non-macho Fathers, will not let the children play football. It’s still, like boxing, the lottery ticket way out of poverty.

Have we become the modern day Athenians looking down on the physical Spartans?

Surely, there can be “competition” without “brutality” and with “sportsmanship”!

“on the playing fields of Eaton” comes to mind.

Seems like some NFL players, have roid rage, with the discipline we’d expect out of a teenage boy feeling his oats.

It has to be steamrollered out by the NFL immediately if they want to have an “entertainment product”.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5147821/Pittsburgh-Steelers-linebacker-Ryan-Shazier-improving.html

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Injured player “improving”.

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