"Face the Nation" does football on February 3, 2013
Bob to Goodell: do you acknowledge that there is a link on concussions? Goodell: this morning, work with General Electric.
Goodell: let the medical officials make the decision.
Jim Nantz makes commentary. I applaud what Roger is doing. I really believe he is trying to look out for individuals. There are thousands of people with lawsuits.
Bob: league hit dangers? Did you?
Phil Simms: I would not hesitate to have my children play football. Contact will be limited. Their health will be so much better.
Bob to Shannon: Commissioner has done a great job to raise awareness. Safest helmut possible. Example of Alex Smith. Issue of losing job. Commissioner has 60% disapproval rating. Change is always met with resistance. Shannon gives example of civil rights.
Nantz; Alzheimer's Center in Houston. Example of woman's soccer. Dr. Brian Heartlein. Concussions not isolated to NFL.
Bob: 4 out of 5 players don't trust team doctors.
Goodell: We are giving them best possible medical care.
Bob: you were not popular around here after fining all the Saints people.
Bob, about the game: Phil won't pick a favorite.
Jim Nantz: two brothers facing one another.
Shannon: I had a brother (Sterling, Green Bay Packers) in the NFL. We played each other twice. Shannon gave his brother his first Super Bowl ring.
Comic line by Bob: "Hey everybody Dan Rather's here."
At 10:52am, bells in the background.
Bob: The Big Easy is back. The number of restaurants has doubled. Plug for Galatoire's. Also: Bill Geist found vegan Poor Boy.
I'm Bob Schieffer and I approve New Orleans.