Parental consent

How one dad strives to keep his son safe

Originally Published: January 6, 2011
By Shaun Assael | ESPN The Magazine

Hand me all the eye-opening data you want. I watched my son's football team go undefeated last season, and I'm a bigger believer than ever in the game's ability to foster camaraderie, clean living and focus. Of course, I am also the dad who encourages an anticoncussion workout, carries cognitive tests on my smartphone and keeps a neurosurgeon on speed-dial. Neurotic? No, just cautious. Here are tactics that make it easier to enjoy a game with my kid in it.

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