There is no debate the we are becoming a softer sports society. It isn't necessarily a bad thing, as its extremely beneficial that we know more about CTE and the affect that football has on the human body than ever before. There are, however, two main contributors to the mass outcry for a safer football league. Social media and rule changes. Fans feel more plugged in and intimate with players than ever before. Though the rules don't allow the violent hits we saw on Monday night, that hasn't changed the way the players approach the game. It's in a football player's DNA to leave it all out on the field and that is exactly what we saw on national television during one of the most heated rivalries in the league- Steelers / Bengals.
JT The Brick sounds off on the way the sport of football has changed before our eyes, and rallies for a style of play long forgotten. Football comes with consequences and violence should be expected when two heated rivals engage in three hour grudge-match on the gridiron.
JT the Brick with Tomm Looney can be heard on Fox Sports Radio Monday-Friday 8-11 PM ET.