Football Talk: Maybe Brain Damage Is Part of Being American

Football Talk: Maybe Brain Damage Is Part of Being American

Football Talk: Maybe Brain Damage Is Part of Being American

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Jan. 25 2011 3:51 PM

Football Talk: Maybe Brain Damage Is Part of Being American

Slate's having another round of football discussion this week. First came the question of the

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and the limits of counterfactual reasoning. Would a quarterback with two healthy knees (or, if you prefer, a more manly heart) would have kept the Bears from losing to a better team? No. Then it was time to look ahead to the titanic, historic, and pervasively brain-damaged Super Bowl clash between the Packers and the Steelers, aka the

. Will football ever get over its concussion problem? Or will everybody just get over caring about it?