Burden of Proof

Burden of Proof

Update: 2018-05-2486
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“He called to wish me ‘Happy Birthday.’ Then he said, ‘I’m failing everything.’”
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Lucian Cucuteanu

What you need is to assess the risk and let people decide whether they are willing to take it or not. Malcolm Gladwell (most likely a non football lover) will be surprised then how far they will go.

Sep 10th
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Jerry Stauffer

I live in Ohio. I have no doubt many fans would sacrifice countless lives to beat Michigan. I don't understand why. The schools exist for football, class is an afterthought if they even still have them. tragic

Aug 2nd
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Tom Logan

This podcast said nothing that we did not already know. Terrible stories, but we have heard all of this. No course of action or semblance of an answer was given. Just finger pointing.

Jun 14th
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Alexandra P

Tom Logan I would argue that he did give a course of action: stop playing. But the entire point is that people won't. Evidence and "common sense" factor very little into most people's decision-making. That's the actual thrust of the episode. We all know this information already, and yet most of us will never do anything with it.

Jul 11th
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Tom Logan

Virginia Williams Virginia I appreciate your viewpoint. However you should not conflate these two issues. People have had to sign releases for their kids to play football for decades. Mr.Gladwell made it seem like people out of nowhere were shocked that their kids had issues after running into each other at full sprint. Common sense should tell you that football is dangerous. I agree that children shouldnt play tackle but we shouldnt act like grown adults dont know what theyre getting thenselves into.

Jul 8th
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Adam Whittemore

powerful

May 25th
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Jason McIntyre

Man that's hard but it's fair. Good job

May 25th
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evilrabbit

Thought-provoking. Factors like how ingrained football is to American culture and of course money weren't mentioned in the podcast but you're lead to your own analysis. Instead a more personal approach.

May 24th
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Burden of Proof

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