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One potential answer to the football safety problem; lose the helmets

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MISSOULA - America’s favorite sport is starting to become less popular. Football faces many challenges. And the most important is how to make the game safer.

MTN News went On Special Assignment to find out if maybe a drastic change to the game could be the answer.

Helena author Brian D’Ambrosio recently set out to chronical the history of Montanans in the NFL. While interviewing men who reached the pinnacle of their sport decades ago, he kept hearing an unexpected theme.

“If they could do it over again, one guy told me he would have played baseball, said Brian D’Ambrosio, the author of “Montana in the NFL”. “That surprised me, because I thought personally that they were going to say, yeah. I did it. I’m glad I did it. I would have done it over again. But that wasn’t the response I got in many cases.”

The health issues of retired players continue to make news, and clearly provide a cautionary tale. Youth teams across the nation have seen their participation numbers drop. And players in their primes are stepping away from the game like never before. Former Montana high school player of the year Andrew Grinde recently retired after suffering a concussion while suiting up for Yale.

Read the full story on Montanasports.com.

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