The League

THE QUESTION

Somebody's Gonna Die?

Is death an inherent risk NFL players must accept every time they step on the field?

Posted by Emil Steiner on September 9, 2009 7:30 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Death Not an Inherent Risk

Despite Carson Palmer's comments, I disagree 100 percent with the notion that death is an inherent risk in football.

Posted by Roman Oben, on September 9, 2009 2:31 PM

A Death Would Change Football

If a death were to occur it could result in a dramatic shift in NFL policy.

Posted by Jason Maloni, on September 9, 2009 11:51 AM

Isn't That Why We Watch?

We root for men from our city to beat men from your city into submission.

Posted by Dan Levy, on September 9, 2009 11:19 AM

Expect a Football Fatality

I believe Palmer is right. One day the NFL will experience a death on the field

Posted by Josh Kirkendall, on September 9, 2009 10:00 AM

Gladiators Die

Nothing will change after a player dies on the field, other than the cache of having whiffed death.

Posted by Adam Hoff, on September 9, 2009 8:37 AM

Dying From Football

What kills and maims in football is just the underside of what makes NFL football the country's favorite spectator sport.

Posted by Michael Oriard, on September 9, 2009 8:12 AM

The Quick and the Dead

With the speed of today's players, it is not out of the realm of possibility that a death could happen in a game.

Posted by Joe Reedy, on September 9, 2009 8:03 AM

Football Kills, Deal With It

If they don't want to put their lives in danger, they can choose a different line of work.

Posted by Larry Brown, on September 9, 2009 8:02 AM

Play at Your Peril

I think the potential dangers of high blood pressure is the real killer in the NFL.

Posted by Mackie Shilstone, on September 9, 2009 8:00 AM

New Rules to Stop Death

It's necessary to adjust the rules to compensate for the "athletic freaks" we see out on the field now.

Posted by David Fucillo, on September 9, 2009 7:59 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

kguy1: Speak to me not of death. I drive the Beltway 600 times a year....

fdrew: This is kind of silly; is this another way for professional athletes to dramatize their lives? Dangerous professions? Try mining, constructi...

gce1356: NFL players are heavily padded, highly paid, big babies. They have their own team medical staff. There's a higher risk of death for a pedest...

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