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07-11-2013, 09:43 PM
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Well considering the average NFL career is somthing like 4 1/2 years one might surmize that Jim Brown played much longer than he should have.
I don't think you can compare the two sports, or the two eras.
No need to compare them as far as I'm concerned but for the record, the stats about career lengths are misleading. The fact is lousy players have short careers, not because they are typically injured but because they are lousy (or average at best) and teams don't want to pay higher wages for players who aren't going to improve. Great players typically have long careers because teams want them around.
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