Lately there has been serious reporting about the long-term possibility of traumatic encephalopathy problems among players of football.
While it is premature to conclude any cause-and-effect, there was in Alabama high school sports a 7% reduction in participation rates for football participation between 2015 and 2017. That's a real surprise in a short period of time.
Who knows, maybe there will be fewer chronic traumatic encephalopathy cases locally in the future.
I see this as a good sign. We should not be so cavalier about the long-term health of young people.