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Game Of The Future: NFL 2017

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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, officials measure for a Cincinnati Bengals first down DURING the second quarter an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in Foxborough, Mass. The first-down line that has become a staple of all NFL broadcasts should become a fixture for fans at the stadium. Chain gangs might disappear, as well, if measurements can accurately be determined through high-tech gadgets. Lasers or computer chips could "extend 100 feet up" NFL senior executive vice president Ray Anderson said, to determine if a kick goes through the uprights. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

“You never want to understate the potential impact of class-action lawsuits,” said Marc Ganis, president of Chicago-based sports business consulting firm Sportscorp Ltd., and a keen observer of the league’s business side. “Having said that, we must keep in mind that if the concussion lawsuits are found for the plaintiffs, we are talking about effectively eliminating football in the U.S. They will have to say football inherently is too dangerous a game to play because it inherently causes concussions. That could be the impact of these lawsuits.”

That’s a doomsday scenario. More likely, the NFL will be around and will remain this nation’s No. 1 sport.

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