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(NaturalNews) The internet did a collective LOL last Thursday when Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, spoke to a packed press conference for 30 solid minutes about his balls - his footballs, that is. How tight they are, squeezing them, their "tack," and how once he chooses them before a game he doesn't want anyone touching or rubbing them. It was a real hoot.

If you haven't heard about this inflated controversy, Brady and the Patriots were suspected of purposefully removing air from their footballs to a pressure below the league minimum, thus breaking league rules to their apparent advantage in a resounding win over the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts on Sunday.

"Deflategate" has blown up the interwebs in advance of the Superbowl, generating hours of inane talk show commentary about Tom Brady's balls, cheating in sports, whether an entire 2014 season of under inflated balls has given the Patriots a nearly impossible fumble prevention record, whether the Patriots should be fined or thrown out of the upcoming Superbowl with the Seahawks, and just how bad this might be for the National Football League (NFL) whose 32 teams sport a total market value of $45 Billion.

To sports fans, people mired in rush-hour traffic, and those of us concerned about integrity and fair play in sports, this story would appear to have some legitimacy: a poorly-timed event for an already scandal-ridden NFL (and Patriots coach Bill Belichick) in advance of the biggest game of the year.

Privately, what does the NFL collectively think about Deflategate?

The NFL, its sponsors, and Patriot's coach Bill Belichick love Tom Brady's balls. It is one of the best stories of the year for them, and it could not have come at a better time. Why?

While radio talk shows, sports commentators, and football fans everywhere are talking about the inflation of footballs, who handles them, quarterback ball preferences, fines, the culture of cheating in the NFL, and professional sports in general... Tom Brady's balls have distracted nearly everyone from the real story.

It's Not About Balls, It's Brains

In recent years, it has come to light that beating your head into another person's head with the force of thousands of pounds repeatedly over a lifetime of competitive football causes measurable brain damage in nearly every player clinically tested.

Frontline on PBS did a major expose on this story, League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis. which you can watch here:


The crushing data? 76 of 79 deceased NFL Players were found to have evidence of a degenerative brain disease.

And this past Tuesday, January 20th, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel reported on this topic, highlighting the current neurological condition of players on the 1985 Chicago Bears, who many consider to be the greatest team ever in NFL history.

Watch the Real Sports episode here: http://www.hbo.com

Their Quarterback, Jim McMahon, has significant and progressive brain damage from his years with the Bears. Their Coach Mike Ditka - who dedicated his whole life to the sport - says now the data is in, he wouldn't let his son play football, ever.

Yes, its the biggest surprise since the discovery that smoking tar-filled tobacco into your lungs causes lung cancer and that drinking soft drinks laden with high fructose corn syrup causes obesity and diabetes.

Modern Brain-Damaged Gladiators

The NFL and every college, university, and high school in the U.S. who makes huge bank off this sport of modern gladiators (many are just teenagers) would rather you not think about the almost guaranteed significant brain damage done while playing their lucrative sport.

In fact, the subterfuge and denial of a link between concussions and brain damage has been going on for years in the NFL, as you can see from this article excerpt by Michael Kaplen, Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University Law School:

"Over the years, the NFL has staunchly refused to acknowledge the accumulating body of impartial, documented, medical evidence underscoring the risk of permanent brain damage from repeated blows to the head. For over 40 years, many prestigious and well-recognized medical groups have steadfastly maintained that concussions are brain injuries.

The NFL, however, sought to hide behind the veil of inaccurate statements made by its own Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Safety Committee, which was formed in 1994. Chaired by an unqualified leader, it promulgated reports deliberately designed to mislead the players and the public. Twenty-five years later, during Congressional hearings, the Committee and league representatives continued to deny the connection between football and brain trauma. The conspiracy between the league and its physicians is tantamount to a pattern of civil racketeering, intended to deprive injured players of disability benefits, medical care, and rehabilitation treatment. Thus, Goodell's pronouncement that if the litigation were to proceed it would reveal nothing contradictory to the NFL's position is directly inconsistent with its prior and long-standing position that there is no connection between football and brain damage."

And that is why they in the NFL and their minions love, love, love Tom Brady's balls, and the balls of every quarterback and player in the NFL.

Just keep those players and their balls properly handled, inflated, and in play. Forget about their brains, and your own.

And sports fans: please, think about how tight or deflated they are, how it feels to touch the perfect balls, the handling of balls on the field, and by all means create viral videos like this, with a sexy, young player talking about his balls to a gaggle of press in his prime before the Superbowl:

Mashup: Tom Brady Talks About His Balls:

But the NFL does not want you to talk about brains, and is counting on you and its players not having any.

As a health professional and humanitarian, it is my opinion - based on overwhelming clinical and field data, that we are sending our young people into a gladiator sport that causes guaranteed brain damage.

In fact, according to Frontline's League of Denial investigation, "High school football players are nearly twice as likely to sustain a concussion as are college players."

But parents, students, and sports fans, don't think about it. Keep watching Tom Brady talk about his perfect balls. Watch those commercials. And soon, either from playing football, watching football, or buying the products the NFL advertisers sell to you in the Superbowl commercials, your brain will be sufficiently damaged, and you'll be comfortably numb.

And the balls? Yours, your child's, and those of the players? The NFL, college football leagues, and high schools nationwide are happy to encourage plenty of sensitivity and care when it comes to balls, and right now, Tom Brady's are #1.

Just remember, when it comes to football and the 2015 Superbowl between the Patriots and the Seahawks, its not about brains, but balls.

Big, properly inflated, carefully handled, tacky, brain-numbing, and sometimes muddy, balls.



League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis


Kaplen, Michael V. "Players and Public Lose While NFL Reigns Victorious"

About the author:
David Rainoshek is the co-creator of the 92-Day Juice Feasting Program at JuiceFeasting.comwww.JuiceFeasting.com with his wife, Katrina, and coaches 92-Day Juice Feasts for clients worldwide.

A coach, researcher, author, and lecturer, David has recently presented the B-12 Exposed Course; the book There is A Cure for Diabetes; We are All Fukushima: An Integral Perspective on the Meanings and Promises of Disaster; and HyperLearning: A Revolutionary Approach to Learning in the Integral Age.

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