Most of the buzz about the commercials that aired during this
Sunday's Super Bowl was about the Chrysler ad featuring Clint Eastwood,
but, for me, the one commercial I won't forget was the 60-second spot by
the N.F.L. at the end of the third quarter touting the league's progress
since its founding to make the game safer.
The N.F.L.'s Super Bowl commercial touting the league's progress
since its founding to make the game safer obscured the
reality that league has not done enough to protect its current players from the dangers of
head injuries and left too many of its former players
struggling in retirement with symptoms of early dementia, depression,
and thoughts of suicide.