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Football

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I’m going to keep watching, but I don’t feel good about it

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Growing up, I was the only girl on a block full of boys. Every weekend, we played 3-on-3 touch football in one of my neighbor’s backyards, his dad serving as quarterback (to this day, he says I had the best hands in the neighborhood). But despite our love of the game, that’s the closest any of us — including my brother, who was built like a linebacker by the time he was 12 — got to really playing the sport, because even in the 1990s our parents knew that football was dangerous. …

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