Seattle Suddenly Super
When Gumbel asks Ditka, in effect, if this could end up being the ruination of the sport, Ditka says: “Let me ask you a question better than that. If you had an eight-year-old kid now, would you tell him you want him to play football?”
“I wouldn’t,” said Gumbel. “Would you?”
“No,” Ditka said. “That’s sad. I wouldn’t. And my whole life was football. I think the risk is worse than the reward. I really do.”
From Ditka, of all people, this is absolutely stunning.