American football is a violent sport. There is no secret to the number of injuries that happen on a regular basis. Over the last few years the concerns of many have focused on the long-term impact of concussions on players, but other injuries are frequent and some even more serious.
I am and always have been a big fan of the sport. I love the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes. I hardly ever miss a chance to take in a game when they are televised. However, given the violence of the sport, I am beginning to think more about how I should think in a Christian way about the sport. Below are a couple of articles dealing with this topic. The first is an article discussing the same question I am posing. The second is the story of a child who was killed in a helmet-to-helmet hit during a game. Read the articles and let me know what you think.