WATCH: Dabo on Mike & Mike - "Football unifies, brings people together"


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“I think the game has never been better. I think there is an agenda. I think when North Korea gets a nuclear bomb, it is going to be football’s fault. I think we are in a culture where everything is football and it is because football has the stage, but football, and I don’t care what people’s agenda is. Yes, we must improve, we must always get better, we must always learn. We have to always have to create ways to protect our players. But at the end of the day, I have all kinds of education. I have business degree. I have an MBA. But the greatest education I got is in between the lines.

“The other thing I tell people is that football is a great example to this country. Football unifies. Football brings people together. I go to Death Valley and there are 85,000 people in those stands and they packed. You know what, a lot of those people Monday-Friday probably will not talk to each other because they are different religions, they are different colors, they live in different neighborhoods, they drive different cars, they have different bank accounts. But on Saturdays when the Tigers score, they are hugging on people’s necks, they are high fiving. I have brothers for life that I met in between the lines. When you put that helmet on, it does not matter what color you are or what religion you are. It is a singleness with purpose. Nothing brings people together like the game of football.

“You want to fix congress, lets go create some football teams. Let’s have some inside drills. Some one-on-ones. You will bring people together real quick.”

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