What happens to the NCAA?
Update: Aug. 17 The Wall Street Journal argues "mend it, don't end it" in considering Gladwell's cliaim, here, the Saturday essay, "In Defense of Football: It's a rough, somewhat dangerous sport, but critixs exaggerate football's risks". It become a tool of male socialization.
Update: Aug 29 (still 2013)
The NFL and ex-players agreed to a $765 Million settlement, story here. The media interviewed some ex-players with severe disabilities -- the consequence of how we "entertain ourselves" with a secular religion (sort of "Hunger Games"). And ESPN is reported to have canceled a deal with PBS Frontline reporting on the problem.
Update: Aug 25, 2014
UVa English Professor Mark Edmundson writes in the Washington Post on Aug. 24 Outlook, "Yes, let your kids play football", link here. His take on helmet safety is merely pragmatic.