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A Proposal to Address the Concussion Issue

Walt discusses just how we can fix this pesky concussion issue in football.

How can we make this more protective?
How can we make this more protective?
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Note: Concussions are a very serious thing. We should do everything we can to see that we minimize their risk and treat them properly when they occur. That being said, here is my "fix" for concussions.

If you haven't already heard, the NCAA has settled a lawsuit regarding concussions and will create a $70 million fund to test former and current athletes and find new ways to prevent/treat concussions. This is fantastic news. The NFL has also moved forward with its efforts to deal with the concussion issue. FIFA... well... FIFA is still working on it.

It's a serious problem. Any form of traumatic brain injury can have long-lasting effects on the lives of those who experience them, and the effects can be increased with each additional injury. So how do we protect against it? The steps taken by most sports leagues are definitely movements in the right direction. But is there perhaps a simpler fix?

I'm a Soldier. Part-time Soldier to be sure, but my full-time job as a civilian contractor also involves the training of future Soldiers. Every Soldier knows that there is a magic fix to solve every problem. It can protect you against anything. Shoot, it can even protect the whole Earth. That's why I'm proposing this quick fix to easily solve all of our problems: the standard issue US Army Reflective Belt.



You're welcome football loving world.