i9 Sports surveyed over 300 dads who played football, and found some startling results. Some of the nation’s most renowned publications like Sports Illustrated, The Herd on ESPN, and The LA Times discussed the survey and its implications. At the time, sports concussions were a major topic of controversy in the media, and the i9 Sports survey found some intriguing information: 9 out of 10 dads who played football at the high school level or higher and suffered a football-related concussion want their kids to play tackle football, despite being aware of concussion dangers. Several articles emerged throughout the year and i9 Sports was highlighted as a pioneer in youth sports safety.

(LA Times Link: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-1017-sondheimer-column-20121017,0,5977605.column)