Who watches football and doesn’t know it’s a dangerous sport?  Then again, who plays football and doesn’t realize it’s a dangerous sport?

Apparently, 2,000 former NFL players.  That’s who.

According to their 80 lawsuits which have been consolidated, these guys are claiming that “despite its knowledge and controlling role in governing player conduct on and off the field, the NFL turned a blind eye to the risk and failed to warn and/or impose safety regulations governing this well-recognized health and safety problem.”

Why would anyone need a warning?  After all you have two Neanderthals crashing into each other at high speeds – and you haven’t figured out someone could get really, really hurt?

One of the players made the following statement:  “When I got into this game, like others, from junior high all the way through to college and pros, we were told, ‘you may walk away from this game with a broken leg or a busted knee or a broken this or broken that,’ but we were never told that concussions were part of the deal.  We were told the helmet would protect us.  You find out later in life it is not protective.”

Someone actually had to tell these guys that head trauma is a real possibility – with or without a helmet?  Are they kidding?  I have to think these guys weren’t too bright even before they played football.  But that’s just me.