If we had never heard of football, could we invent it now?
Picture that first parents’ meeting in high schools across the country. How exactly would administrators break the news that the sport is based on hitting people? That their children would be involved in dozens of collisions every game, some including their heads? That one of the major goals of the sport is to run into someone, tackle him and slam him to the ground? That there certainly would be injuries, serious injuries, injuries that would prevent some kids from ever playing a sport again, or even living a normal life?
Also, that there could be deaths.
Check that. There will be deaths.