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Millennial generation could kill the NFL
ChristianScienceMonitor ^ | October 19, 2012 | Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais

Posted on 10/21/2012 7:45:36 AM PDT by chessplayer

Many protective mothers and fathers of Millennials aren't allowing their kids to play tackle football because of health risks. These attitudes could close the NFL’s pipeline to many talented players. But these concerns also have the potential to change the violent NFL culture for the better.

Professional football has been America’s favorite spectator sport since 1972 when baby boomers became the most important TV audience demographic. Steve Sabol, the genius behind NFL Films that helped to popularize the NFL in the 1960s, captured the drama and danger of pro football with his slow motion films of big violent hits backed by stirring music.

Pro football, depicted by Mr. Sabol as a confrontation between good and evil in which there can be only one winner, matched the values of baby boomers a half century ago. But this focus is not as appealing to the Millennial generation with its focus on win-win solutions and an instinct for avoiding confrontation.

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1 posted on 10/21/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by chessplayer
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They can keep it violent. Just import Jihadi’s from Muslim nations as the new players.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 7:48:43 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: chessplayer

Never liked football. It wouldn’t break my heart to see it replaced with a sport with cultural value, like women’s beach volleyball.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 7:48:53 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: chessplayer

I think this will, even more so than today, make this a black sport altogether. White suburban moms will steer their boys to soccer.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: chessplayer

>>a confrontation between good and evil in which there can be only one winner<<

When Baltimore wins, evil wins.

There has never been nor ever will be a more thuggish team in the NFL.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 7:53:44 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: chessplayer

Pink

Uniforms


6 posted on 10/21/2012 7:54:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Melas
Never liked football. It wouldn’t break my heart to see it replaced with a sport with cultural value, like women’s nude beach volleyball.

Fixed it for you.

I have always like football, but rule changes have made the game go down hill. It hasn't been the same since the introduction of the forward pass (sarc).

7 posted on 10/21/2012 7:56:23 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
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To: Melas
3 cheers for title 9, huh? But what are men going to do?

I'd replace it with Chess boxing!

8 posted on 10/21/2012 7:56:30 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: LS

There are probably more injuries in soccer than in football. The knees and ankles are by far the more sensitive of joints in the body and repeatedly being tackled coupled with the lengthy games with little pauses leads to alot of exhaustion (to the extent that some players have had heart attacks on the field) and leg breaking, or more frequently torn muscles/tendons.
People like to joke that its a prissy sport but it does have alot of contact and injuries.


9 posted on 10/21/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: LS

“I think this will, even more so than today, make this a black sport altogether. White suburban moms will steer their boys to soccer.”

To play with their sisters?


10 posted on 10/21/2012 7:57:37 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: chessplayer

whites might stop playing......blacks won’t.....


11 posted on 10/21/2012 7:58:22 AM PDT by cherry
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To: hannibaal
There are probably more injuries in soccer than in football.

Mostly because of the fans

12 posted on 10/21/2012 8:01:25 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: chessplayer
I am an oldtimer so to speak. I miss the good old days of smash mouth grind it football. I was not a Bears fan, but Butkus was a monster who would not have been able to play his game today.

Today's football is nothing but sissified arena ball as far as I am concerned. you may not like my $.02, but so what.

13 posted on 10/21/2012 8:01:30 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: chessplayer; Allegra

14 posted on 10/21/2012 8:01:46 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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I don’t know about other parts of the country...but there is no shortage of youth playing organized football here.


15 posted on 10/21/2012 8:02:56 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: martin_fierro

Anything.
16 posted on 10/21/2012 8:04:10 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: martin_fierro
LOLOL...!!!
17 posted on 10/21/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: freedumb2003
There has never been nor ever will be a more thuggish team in the NFL.
Probably true, but the 1988 Miami University team was pretty close.
Their game against Notre Dame was known as ...

18 posted on 10/21/2012 8:08:44 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: chessplayer

The voice of John Facenda was perfect for NFL films.


19 posted on 10/21/2012 8:08:44 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: chessplayer

I can’t wait until they stop wearing all of that pink crap. Whoever came up with or authorized that ought to be shot! PR/PC gone wild!


20 posted on 10/21/2012 8:15:07 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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