The overall numbers were only slightly more damning to the case that football is …well, the best the game’s defenders can say now is, not as bad as everyone’s making it out to be.Things like participating in intramurals or joining your school's sports team provided you a way to socialize with other people who enjoyed the game as much as you do.There are many reasons why sports provides a good icebreaker for new friends.MORE: Message to NFL players from CTE expert This puts the entire sport of football on the clock. Experts have been saying for a long time now that football is hazardous to your health, like cigarettes and alcohol, and that it’s more dangerous the younger you are. The ratio that will stick in the minds of anyone who comes across the Times report (distilled from a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association) is 110 CTE cases out of 111.
As a result, you'll have more to talk about after the games and practices.
All of this is invaluable when it comes to making friends.