Sunday a 7-Concussion Celebration

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Great news: at least seven NFL players suffered concussions on Sunday.


It was a glorious day for player health and welfare. Seven players, including three starting quarterbacks, endured cranial trauma and were forced to undergo neurological testing. They will be subjected to a battery of additional tests in the days to come, as doctors try to minimize the risk of long-term mental and psychological impairments. It was a grand, beautiful day.

How can seven concussions be great news? It’s a matter of perspective. Here is how the headline to this article would have looked a decade ago: “ “. And here is the lede: “ “. And here is the body of the story: “ “.


None of the seven confirmed...

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