Would you allow your kids to play football?


Packers season is just around the corner, and it's one of my favorite times of the year. My six-year-old son loves it, too. Cheering for our football team is a fun way for us to bond as a family and spend quality time together every weekend.

(Never mind that his grandpa is putting blasphemous ideas in his head about cheering for the Vikings.)

Despite all the fun, a recent study released by the medical journal JAMA gave me major pause. The study showed a <very> strong relationship between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

So this begs the question. When my son inevitably asks me if I'll sign him up for football, what will my response be?