Damon Janes and Football's Worst Fear
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The NFL is a beast. A massive, armored, mythical, all-consuming, white-walker-straight-out-of-game-of-thrones, beast. And it's invincible. Or at least that's what I thought. But like anything that's ever existed, there's usually a weakness to be found. The problem is that I just never wanted to look for it.
I am, you see, an NFL addict in the purest sense. There is no NFL "off-season" for me. There's 17 weeks of the regular season, the playoffs, the Superbowl, draft prep, the actual draft, training camp, the preseason, wash, rinse and repeat. There is no "off-season", because that would require me admitting that the NFL was ever... off. Which it's not.
Last year though, some chinks began to appear. Former players gathered en masse, filing a lawsuit relating to concussions and concussion-related problems post-career. Others, including some former superstars, committed suicide in a very public, and ultimately very tragic fashion. And so people began to wonder (some very
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