A Life-and-Death Puzzle
Football, depression, and the brain
When Eric Hipple quarterbacked the Detroit Lions in the 1980s, he figures he took at least one shot to the head every time he played. "You get tackled, you get hit, your head bounces--so if nothing else, you see stars ... I can seriously say that by the standards they use today, I was concussed at least every game that I played in."