Monday, January 22, 2018

Football, for Once

Has anyone else noticed that Tom Brady now has the arm strength of a burly sixth grader? All his passes look like weather balloons.

Look, he can say all he wants about his quack fitness guru/shaman and how it's helping him be ageless, but he's not. Quarterbacks start losing arm strength at a certain age, and it doesn't vary by much, no matter what you do. It happened to Peyton Manning at 39, it's happening to Brady at 40, and by five games into next season, people are going to suddenly be aghast at how he looks washed up.

They traded the future of their franchise to keep Brady happy, and now the Patriots (finally, for some) are doomed, no matter what happens in the Super Bowl. Well, unless they find a new franchise quarterback in the later rounds. They've done it before.

I loved watching football for so long, but man, it's fading fast. Stories like this: Repeated Head Hits, Not Just Concussions, May Lead To A Type Of Chronic Brain Damage. Sub-concussive impacts accumulate and cause CTE, which means there is absolutely no safe way for anyone to play football.

The NFL will deny this--they've become the sports version of the tobacco industry--but it's not going to go away.

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