You've probably already heard the story. In an article on SI, Jim Trotter talks about something that I think is going to be a hot topic for some time to come: lowering the violence level in football. Regarding that last thought: I heard a local sports guy opine yesterday that he thought perhaps Seau shot himself in his chest specifically so he could preserve his brain for others to study. The sports guy's co-host called it a bit of a stretch, but it's not impossible. Anyway, I know the NFL's working on better head protective gear for helmets, but I can't help think that won't be enough. Maybe we need to re-think the game. Is bigger/bulkier/stronger necessarily better? Should we have an upper weight limit in the NFL, so we don't have 300 lb. guys flattening quarterbacks and opposite linemen? The force these guys can hit with must be incredible. Would the game really be less fun if all the players were still in athletic condition, just a smaller size? I realize what I'm suggesting would drastically alter the O- and D-lines of every team, as well as the kind of kids college coaches select for their teams, but I don't know how long we can simply keep up the status quo. Any ideas, thoughts?