Gerry Canavan

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Imagine No Concussions

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Before you say that football is far too big to ever disappear, consider the history: If you look at the stocks in the Fortune 500 from 1983, for example, 40 percent of those companies no longer exist. The original version of Napster no longer exists, largely because of lawsuits. No matter how well a business matches economic conditions at one point in time, it’s not a lock to be a leader in the future, and that is true for the NFL too. Sports are not immune to these pressures. In the first half of the 20th century, the three big sports were baseball, boxing, and horse racing, and today only one of those is still a marquee attraction.

Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier dare to imagine the end of the NFL. Discussion at MetaFilter.

Written by gerrycanavan

February 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

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