Your Turn: Has NFL’s concussion problem influenced your collecting habits?




One of the NFL’s biggest topics in recent years, the brain damage caused by repetitive head trauma while playing the game, is the subject of an upcoming movie called Concussion starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist who linked chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in former NFL players.

The movie arrives on Dec. 25, so we have a long time before it will be in theaters, but you can see the trailer above. It got us wondering. Have stories of past players suffering from CTE — and there have been many in recent years — affected your collecting habits?

Tell us in the comments below.


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  1. John Bissell 1 September, 2015 at 13:31

    Ive never really actively collected football cards, but I can say that the concussion issue and the hand wringing by politicians and activists about it has turned me off of football in general.

  2. Robert 2 September, 2015 at 20:31

    the concussion problem hasn’t changed my habit of football card buying in that I still only purchase the topps flagship factory set each year and any autos/relics of local college football players who go on to the NFL.

    The concussion problem may eventually change of my habit of watching NFL games if the game is dumbed down so much that it essentially becomes flag or touch football.

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