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Is President Obama ready to tackle football? Obama revealed that he has some concerns over the sport and how it's played in an interview with the New Republic. Obama told his interviewer that it would be a tough decision to allow his son to play football. Continue Reading

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  1. Kay
    2 years ago

    Even from as far as Zimbabwe, Obama doesn't look like he is doing much good for the American people.

  2. robert matzinger
    2 years ago

    Well Obama wants to be in charge of everything else in our personal lives - why not football too!

  3. David
    2 years ago

    What a ridiculous article about nothing. Let's ignore the evidence that clearly points to the dangers of football, and accept it as some form of manliness? Let's not allow Presidents to have opinions? Football is needlessly dangerous. If the players are so tough, let them play without helmets and pads! Oh wait, that is called rugby, a sport played for 80 minutes hardly any breaks (no stopping between plays, or timeouts, quarter breaks and halftime, etc.). And players only play on one side (O or D) in football.

  4. Rob
    2 years ago

    I don't think the president was stating he was an expert nor did he say anything that could be construed as he was going to personally do something to change the sport.

    I guess there is no where to go since Obama won....gotta make stuff up now. Geez.

  5. Rush Glick
    2 years ago

    Is there ANYTHING remaining that Obama doesn't have on his agenda of change?

  6. Emma
    2 years ago

    @Greg & Gerald.....maybe it's because I live in a area where a good number of our youth (both younger men and women) participate in rodeo events that I don't see football particularly hazardous. There is risk involved in life. Period. We have young people bull riding for crying out loud. If a child is injured, they should see their personal physician and follow their advice. If an adult chooses to continue to participate in an activity and receive multiple repetitive head trauma, that also is their choice and their personal responsibility. More youngsters are injured in auto accidents than in football! Should we not allow them to be transported in motor vehicles? We wonder why we have an increase in obesity and diabetes among teens? or an increase in bone fractures due to a lack of Vit. D (no exposure to sunlight) . We can't keep our children safe from every perceived harm. How many play football and never suffer long term physical injuries? Let's just all lock ourselves in our homes, then we'll be safe! That's until we fall in our bathrooms and crack our skulls! More injuries occur from slip and falls in bathrooms for crying out loud! On a lighter note ...GO 49ers!!

  7. DLL
    2 years ago

    When he is done with the football changes I would like to see him mandate the designated hitter as mandatory to national league baseball. Then he can do away with the middle reliever and make the starting pitcher pitch complete games again. But the football changes must come before the baseball ones. He should also hire a few more advisors to help him with all these complex decisions. Then if he does all of this forget Hilliary in 2016 and let him run for a third term.

  8. abey
    2 years ago

    The outlook of a Neo-Pagan who clings to the extremes to the sign of an unbalanced mind.

  9. David Graf
    2 years ago

    In the above article, President Obama states that he would have to "think long and hard" about allowing his son (if he had one) , play that great American game of football. He says it's too violent. Doesn't the President have advisors whose expertise he relies on for matters such as foreign policy, economics, domestic tranquility, financial matters, and military decisions? Who is the Commander-in-Chief's advisor for football, John Madden? He might be a more effective President if he spent his time commenting on subjects that affect our nation. I'm a Bear fan, but that doesn't mean that I am an "expdert" who can tell the Bear ownership how to win football games. I wonder, if the President, if he had a son, would think long and hard about letting his "son" join the Marine Corps..

  10. G.G. a pro-life Catholic
    2 years ago

    Obama has a conscience? About the violence of football? What about the violence of killing babies in the womb? That's what he should be concerned about...The "persons" in the womb cannot defend themselves...The grown big men in football do just fine defending themselves...
    Obama is truly a controlling person...It looks like he wants to control everything just like a
    dictator! .... Our Constitution, guns, birth control, marriage! ... He's a very insecure man!

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