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    Oops! I see the soccer story already up....
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    There's a bill pending in the NY State legislature that would ban tackle football for kids under 12.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...te/4107795002/
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    There's a bill pending in the NY State legislature that would ban tackle football for kids under 12.
    HS football in the cross-hairs.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Health/doctor...ry?id=43982470
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    A town in Texas has voted to bring back tackle football for 7th graders after having banned that five years ago.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/16/s...all-texas.html
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    "Nationally, more than 75 percent of high school football players in 2006 were white. That figure fell to 56 percent by last year.

    The shift is similar in Marshall. In 1990, when the Mavericks won a state high school championship, black students made up 55 percent of the varsity team and 40 percent of the student body. Now, the school district is 37 percent Latino, 36 percent black and 24 percent white. Because soccer is a bigger draw for Latino children and white students are increasingly taking up other sports or transferring to schools in other towns with stronger academics, blacks now account for about three-quarters of the varsity football team.

    Education and income levels are other factors. According to a New York Times analysis, in 2006 white students accounted for nearly 70 percent of high school football players whose parents did not have a college degree. In 2018 they accounted for 30 percent of those players. African-Americans represented just under 20 percent of those players in 2006. Now they account for more than 40 percent of players in that category. "
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    Meanwhile.....

    This Helmet Will Save Football. Actually, Probably Not.

    At Stanford, David Camarillo chases the dream of a helmet that can prevent brain disease related to playing football. Itís filled with water. Really. Brain experts say heís wasting his time.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/s...08621520191212
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