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THE QUESTION

Dwight Freeney: Needled to play?

Should a player risk the rest of his career to play in the Super Bowl?

Posted by Emil Steiner on February 3, 2010 6:00 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Decisions Decisions

While most will never face Freeney's specific choice, we make similar decisions every day.

Posted by Dr. Matthew Prowler, on February 4, 2010 6:05 PM

If he can play, play

Some would think that this game is worth playing in at all costs. Hoisting that Lombardi trophy seems to work miracles as a pain reliever.

Posted by Dr. A. Brion Gardner, on February 3, 2010 11:27 AM

Safety first

Players caught up in the moment may not have the clearest perspective on their long-term futures

Posted by Michael Oriard, on February 3, 2010 10:40 AM

Talk to the ankle

Playing for the moment -- a Super Bowl moment -- may be well worth it in the eyes of the players and fans but, in the long run, it's more about quality of life later.

Posted by Mackie Shilstone, on February 3, 2010 6:54 AM

No guts no glory

Just ask Dan Marino or that other Manning (Archie that is) if they would give up individual accolades (such as a long and prosperous career) for a ring.

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on February 3, 2010 6:47 AM

To play or not to play?

Some players never get to play in a Super Bowl, but is it worth risking your future over? Weigh in...

Posted by Reader Poll, on February 3, 2010 6:07 AM

Play Freeley

If this was a regular season game, maybe Freeney would sit out. It's the Super Bowl. He won't.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on February 3, 2010 6:01 AM

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