A pretty interesting article out of the Chicago Tribune. Obviously this is just one guy's opinion, and it's an extreme one, but I've thought about this recently too. With as much negative press as football is getting regarding the violence of the game, is it in danger of falling from grace with the American people? Certainly it's still a wildly popular sport, but I can't help but wonder if another few years of bad press and sad stories like Seau, or scandals like the Saints Bounty program will cause a noticeable dip in popularity. I don't think the sport will ever be in danger of not having enough players willing to play it as the author of the article does, but I do think that all of the negative press, and possible slew of lawsuits from players could result in fans being turned off from the game.
It's certainly not close to happening yet, but everything starts somewhere.