That study doesn't surprise me, for all the reasons listed. We hear sad stories, but I think that study shows the bigger picture. I do however think several players end up with near crippled bodies, and minds when old. Jim Otto being an example. I don't know how many players are in mental situations like Muhammad Ali, but I'll bet it's more than the average populace.
I'm not a gambler, but there is more to bet on than the result. Over/Under is very common for example. The US is a nation very heavily into gambling, and the NFL is the biggest sport of all. This is why I tend to agree with Foxxy, and wouldn't be surprised if that list I made above was all true. I just grow tired of focusing on it and try to enjoy the sport. Sort of like cycling and doping. I don't pretend it's not there, because it is, but I still try to enjoy the sport first and foremost.SirLes said:In the NFL can you bet on anything or is it just the result.