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Politics and football: Two sports where head injuries are common — and ignored

Yes, we’re fighting two wars. Airport body searches by scanner are about to put a spin on the Fourth Amendment that will have most of us blushing — and possibly dieting. Health care reform is about to reach a crescendo.

Even so, we must make time for the important things. Below is the YouTube video issued Monday by Playoff PAC, the group that wants Congress to insert itself into the college football playoff system:

A 30-second version is to run on TV in media markets with wronged university football programs: Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Salt Lake City.

On a more serious football matter, the New York Times posted this update:

Dr. Ira Casson, a symbol of the N.F.L.’s reluctance to recognize mounting evidence linking professional football and dementia before his resignation as co-chairman of a league committee on brain injuries, continued to deny the existence of any such relationship while testifying before a House Judiciary Committee hearing Monday.

“My position is that …

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