I hear you AZZenny. I believe this all should give us pause. Nobody wants to admit it, but I will. If you have played the game, you would know that it just gets faster and faster. Some of it may be the aging process, but I believe a lot of it is evolution. I played up until 4 months ago (tore my knee up) and am 34 1/2 years old. I consider going back out too, thats how much brain damage I have.... Hey, this game is a whole lot of fun; it is the greatest team sport ever created, imho. The amount of work, the pain, the hours, the adversity, the triumph... If you haven't played a day past high school, you have no idea what I am talking about. I didnt go to college, I started playing semi pro ball some years after, and played with a lot of dudes who were a couple of steps away at times (from doing it/making money). I play(ed), coach, and spectate this game to what comes out as 24/7/365. I am considering if I want my son to continue in this game. He is only 8 years old and I must make that decision for him... At 20-24 or whatever years old, I don't know if you are capable of making the right decision for yourself either. I think of life a hell of a lot different at 34 than I did at 22..... I am not saying the game of football should be banned, I am just saying we should do everything we can to make the game as safe as it can be, and if doctors say guys should sit for a few weeks, than sit their ass down and hear nothing more. It's not a battle field, it is a football field. Going back to your question AZZenny, would I sacrifice all those aspects of my life for a CHANCE at a paycheck? EFF NO! I love this game with a passion, and it has done so much for my life in ways only I know of. However, I believe there is a lot of truth to what they are finding today.