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There has been all kinds of flack flying through the air about the dangers of our kids today participating in football, basketball, and all other sports that cause occasional blows to their heads. They have showed us pictures on television showing sports participants later in life with damage to their brains…so much so that they are impaired for life. None of us want any of our children to end up like what we have seen. Almost everyone has seen the pictures or/and the media information on this matter. It is pretty scary, I am sure every one of you will agree. It seems like that I hear, or see, information about this almost every day of the year.

Now, along comes the sport of MMA that has caught on all over the world. This has caused many of us (me for one) to stay up late almost every night of the year, at least I am, watching guys, and girls (for God’s sake) beating on each other unmercifully until blood is gushing out from every part of their bodies and all over the Octagons where they normally play this crazy game. For crying out loud, I have even seen my oldest grand-daughter watching this stuff late at night with one of her boyfriends. In fact, that is how that I got interested in it.

It has become so popular that the participants are playing to huge crows, some as big of 20,000 plus. The fever for this sport, if you want to call it a sport, is continuing to spread quickly all over the world and it is the biggest, most popular thing that I have ever seen is my short lifetime. I really have to admit that I love to watch it but my wife will tells you quickly how much she detests anything that has to do with it.

Ok, I have to agree that it is kind of crazy. It reminds me of the sport of kings that supposedly went on way back when. If you like blood, you will most certainly like this, if you haven’t yet become one of the fans of it. It is weird. I don’t like anyone getting hurt. At least, I thought that I didn’t but, for some reason, I like this sport.

Ok, let’s get to the point of my article. There is all this discussion about the trauma to the heads of participants of many other sports but not a darn thing is being said about the sport of MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts. Why not? This sport is much more harmful to the heads and brains of the participants than most any other sport that I can think of, at least at the moment. My God, or all sports that should be banned because of what it does to a person’s brain, this is Number One. I think that it is time to look closely at this sport and the hurt that it can do and the crippling effect it can have on a person later on in his or her life. This sport may do more damage to the brain of any sport that I can think of.


AndersonnewWritten by Ted Anderson. Insurance agent Ted W. Anderson worked in sales for half a century, has lived in Albany since 1993. He is president of Dover Lane Neighborhood Watch. Send email to him at aj@thealbanyjournal.com.


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