Jon Frankel visits Boston University, where neuroscientists have conducted studies concluding that more than 50% of former athletes, most of them former football players, who had the brain disease CTE developed some kind of violent physical behavior despite no prior history of violence.
Despite what might be MLB's largest economic boom, the profits aren't reaching the lower ranks of pro baseball. In addition to receiving no compensation for spring training service or instructional league assignments, players are paid only for the five months they play, are not represented by a union and have no say in working conditions or salary structure.
Americans eat an average of 200 pounds of meat a year, but many give no thought to how it gets to their plates. However, a growing contingency of carnivores in the U.S. preach a lifestyle guided by the "Eat What You Kill" philosophy. Those men and women only consume animal meat that they have hunted and prepared themselves.
Whether video gaming, or eSports, is the anti-sport or the sport of the next generation, it's big business, currently grossing more than $60 billion a year. That's roughly four times the size of the music business and nearly twice the size of the film industry.
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Ep. 211Web Clip: Violent Connection
Ep. 211Web Clip: Eat What You Kill
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