Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/6/14
The Super Bowl is, at its core, a party. It is the NFL's celebration of itself and its awesomeness. And like any party, there are certain unwritten rules of etiquette. There are things you just do not talk about -- and safety is one of them. So when an interview in which President Obama said that, if he had a son he'd "have to think long and hard" about letting him play football, popped just as San Francisco and Baltimore ascended to the sport's biggest stage, there was this sense almost to a man that the questions he raised were the problem instead of the actual problem of players dying. And then there was Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed. "I'm with the president. I'm with Obama, man," he said when I asked about Obama's comments. "I am with Obama because I have a son. I'm not forcing football on my son. If he wants to play it ... that is what I would probably say to Obama. 'If your son wants to play it, how do you feel about...
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  • I read years ago that the average life span of a professional football player was "55". Is that still the norm or am I mistaken?
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