While the professional athletic leagues and amateur leagues are working hard to adopt rules for concussions forcing players to stay on the sidelines until cleared to play, we are forgetting the emotional drive of the game. Players are used to concussions and taking hits on their head. They use their head to injure other players. They do not want to be benched and as a result are trying to hide any evidence of concussion. Too many concussions mean they are benched indefinitely. Take the story of Derek Boogaard who is reported to have had as many as 174 regular season fights and knocked unconscious for at least 20 times. He stopped playing after his last concussion in December of 2010, could not beat alcohol and drug problems and was dead before the year was up in November of 2011. Professionals put on the injured roster had problems finding another team to pick them up once cleared for play. New rules involve plays no longer allowed, baseline testing at the beginning of each season, annual concussion training and specific rules of returning to play. While changes are needed and very necessary, these changes threaten the way players have learned to play the sport, affecting their finances and ultimately their career. Neurology Today (1-19-2012) discusses the new concussion rules and need to emphasize player education so the players understand the impact of concussion upon their brain. Players have to care about their own health and longevity which unfortunately is not part of the game.