It can be said that ignorance is bliss. When it comes to football, that was the case for our own Dr. Bob Duke. A lifelong football fan, Duke was thrown into a dilemma by a recent Boston University study that found that "chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive, degenerative brain disease found in people with a history of repeated head trauma, may be more common among football players than previously thought."
The question then became: How can a person who has dedicated his life to studying and teaching about the brain support a spectacle that is so damaging to the brain?
On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, he and Dr. Art Markman discuss what it means to be a fan of football knowing what we now know.