Letter of the Day (Nov. 28): Football's dangers

  • Updated: November 27, 2013 - 6:13 PM

Something to think about as you settle in for today’s games.


Brett Favre, during his time as a Minnesota Viking.

Photo: BRIAN PETERSON • Star Tribune file 2010,

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Brett Favre recently said on the “Today Show” that if he had a son, he’d be “really leery” of letting him play football. Hundreds of players and former players have serious brain damage, and their prognoses are dire; dementia is inevitable for these fellows and for many more who play the game.

Professional, collegiate, public and parochial football have too much in common with dogfighting; predictable violence damages the contestants in a programmed venue and event, while money flies high and low.

Regardless of how much concrete they pour for the new stadium, the foundations of football appear to be crumbling. And, as blocking and tackling can never be made safer, football is a dying and doomed sport.

What stadium?

MARK R. JACOBSON, Minneapolis

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