America’s Kids Need Football Now More Than Ever

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A million teenagers right now participate in America’s largest extracurricular fitness program for high school students. They run and wrestle, do push-ups and sit-ups, and challenge themselves beyond their perceived limits. And then they do it all over again the next day.

The rigorous activity is exactly what the United States of Obesity needs. It’s also what an increasing number of voices call to restrict.

Football is the most popular high school sport in terms of participants and spectators. It’s also the most controversial.

The media remains transfixed on head injuries. But players’ bellies and not their brains ought to worry the public most.

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