Multiple Pro Bowl football player Warren Sapp is donating his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for research upon his death. He is 44 years old and is losing cognitive function due to the violence to his brain during his football years. It doesn't matter how strong one's body is, or how much pain one is willing to take, there is no way to toughen up the brain to withstand blows to the head.
"We're playing in a macho league and we're talking about Hall of Famers now who are immortalized forever, made busts and everything. Legends of the game," he said. "There's no way any of us wanna really admit that we can't remember how to get home or a grocery list that the wife has given us or how to go pick up our kids to the school, or whatever it may be.
He hopes the research can make the game safer, but as far as I can tell there is no way to make the game of football safe from brain trauma and damage.
I expect parents to stop letting their children play football. I expect the game to fade away. All I see when I watch football is blocks, tackles, and brain damage.