I find this a little disheartening. Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, is wearing a different helmet that what the NFL regulates. It is this helmet that Rodgers claims prevented a concussion during the NFC championship football game against the Bears. With all the high school and college programs trying to prevent serious head trauma, they’re looking find out from Green Bay which type of helmet it is. Is Green Bay offering that information? No. My question: why not? Boo on Green Bay.
All cynicism from the JibJab video aside, I do hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year’s celebration. I hope that 2011 is a banner year for everyone.
I try not to be an alarmist when it comes to my personal health. It may not be the smartest attitude to take, but I just don’t want to live a life of fear based on all the things that could happen to me. On the other hand, when it concerns children, I am over protective. Kids don’t necessarily know what is and is not good health decisions. This is a report I found which is a cautionary tale on the hazards of snow sledding and the benefits of wearing a helmet. The kid in this story had a failry serious accident and while he did recover, I don’t want to see the same thing happen to your kids.