Originally published on Sat January 28, 2012 11:31 am
I will watch the Super Bowl next weekend, along with several billion other people. I expect to cheer, shout and have some guacamole.
But as a fan, I'm finding it a little harder to cheer, especially for my favorite football and hockey players, without thinking: They're hurting themselves.
Not just breaks and sprains but dangerous, disabling brain damage.
Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947. But it wasn't until 1962 that the last NFL franchise integrated — the Washington Redskins.