Shortly after our kid was born, Mrs. TK proclaimed that Wee TK wouldn’t be allowed to play football when he gets older. I thought that was a mite silly at first — I never played football myself, but I played lacrosse (badly) and never thought twice about kids playing contact sports.
Of course, if you follow professional sports, you know that there’s a dangerous and rather terrifying epidemic of head injuries coming to light. Head Games seeks to shed some light on the whole affair — the injuries, the trauma, the lasting effects — that are sometimes leaving athletes both pro and amateur damaged, crippled and, sadly, dead. And before you start thinking that it’s a fluff piece or an overly dramatic take on the subject, you should know that it’s directed by Steve James, director of Hoop Dreams and No Crossover, two of the best sports documentaries I’ve ever seen.
Take a look at the trailer:
Head Games comes out On Demand on September 21st.