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A recent study says that, among the 10 most popular boys' high school sports, football ranks lowest in net health benefits, but second in "psychosocial benefits. (Matt Marton/AP)
A recent study says that, among the 10 most popular boys' high school sports, football ranks lowest in net health benefits, but second in "psychosocial benefits. (Matt Marton/AP)
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A recent study says that, among the 10 most popular boys' high school sports, football ranks lowest in net health benefits, but second in "psychosocial benefits." Only A Game's Karen Given says this sums up the problem with youth football.

Plus, the NBA G League will offer $125,000 contracts to draft-ineligible 18-year-olds, presenting an alternative to playing a year in college. The Athletic's Michael Lee applauds the G League, but he believes the core issue — that the NCAA prevents players from profiting off of their own abilities — remains intact.

And the 2018 NFL season has not disappointed in the celebration department. The Boston Globe's Nora Princiotti has been paying attention — and she shares her system for evaluating celebrations.

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This segment aired on October 20, 2018.

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