If any Chargers fans give you guff, you refer them to me. I will take care of it.
I like the gear. I am a big fan of the St. Patrick's gear.
If you couldn't tell from my name, I'm a green-loving Irish SOB. What's luckier than a horseshoe AND a 4-leaf clover? A QB named Luck? Come on, if that isn't divine intervention...
Sorry to hear what happened to your oldest adopted grandson CC1. I wouldn't wish that level of concussion trauma on anybody. It's not my place to condemn any parents decision to let them play football or not. Car crashes can happen behind the wheel on any road or freeway too, but that wouldn't stop parents from teaching their kids how to drive a vehicle composed on metal, plastic, glass, & rubber either.
Look, tragedy can happen to anybody at any moment doing a variety of different things. I get where you're coming from--A quality of life vantage point. Both before & after the number of concussions grew. I also don't have any kids biologically speaking so I can't really say with authority my POV from a fatherly perspective. Sure, I have cousins & nephews of course. I would just tell them can you handle getting slammed or contacted every play? If it's not your cup of tea try something else. My nephew Matthew wrestles & my other nephew played football for a while, but he gave it up when he didn't get much playing time.
Again, my deepest sympathies for your grandson. I will say this though. I always chuckle when people create the misguided impression that football is the only sport where team bonding is built though. It's not. Most people go out for football & they either stick with it or they say forget this & move on. I'm fine either way.