Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Five Thirty Eight says fewer kids are playing football because they realize they're not skilled enough, not because of concussion dangers:

Cook noted that data from sporting-goods retailers shows an increase in sales among hardcore football players ages 7 to 11 and a sharp decrease among more casual players in the same age range. In essence, players who don’t receive a large investment in their careers at a young age appear to be getting squeezed out of organized football.