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#1 rattler88

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:32 AM


<H1 class=h2>Junior Seau family: Brain study OK

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I think all the aftermath from the bigger stronger and faster players and the head injuries has just started a couple years ago and all the fans that don't want THEIR NFL to change will find out the next 20 years maybe some of the rules came to late for some players.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:16 PM

I think we should just ban the NFL. After college call it a wrap on your playing days. No need to risk injury in the NFL after all during the draft the players are escorted by military personnel and forced to sign that contract. I'd hate too see the military on game days.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:21 PM

Let's just get rid of the NFL, MMA, Boxing, Basketball, Baseball, and any sport that may have physical contact. We should only have Golf, Bowling, Billiards, Fishing, Professional Tiddlywinks, and Marbles. All the physical contact sports leave them suicidal depression, and the inability to function after the age of 45.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:45 PM

Yep. Make golfers wear helmets. Fishing only with nets..no rusty hooks. NASCAR is outta the question.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:26 PM

So is it becuase of all the hits are becuase of all the late night parties, steriods, drinking and drugs? Is it becuase these guys are looking for easy money becuase of bad buisness they went bankrupt?
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

A lot of the players sueing the NFL didn't make the millions that todays players get. With all the medical information available on concussions and the amount of money todays athletes get, it's an informed decision they make.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:01 PM

Saw a thing on TV about Jim Otto, the great center for the Oakland Raiders for 15 years back in the 60s and 70s who was famous for wearing the jersey number "00" - and for his ability to play injured.

He's had numerous operations with something like twenty some-odd on his knees alone, and now appears to be almost crippled.

At the end of the program, he was asked if playing pro football was worth it all - considering his many injuries.

He quickly replied that he'd gladly do it all over again.




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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:45 PM

Let's just get rid of the NFL, MMA, Boxing, Basketball, Baseball, and any sport that may have physical contact. We should only have Golf, Bowling, Billiards, Fishing, Professional Tiddlywinks, and Marbles. All the physical contact sports leave them suicidal depression, and the inability to function after the age of 45.


As far as MMA, Basketball and Baseball go, hardly anyone gets depressed from concussions. There is less brain damage in MMA than boxing due to the gloves. Boxing gloves are more padded and thus Boxers take more abuse. Fights are stopped refs faster in MMA than boxing.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:30 AM

I've also read stories about NFL players admitting they would not do it again due to how horrible their lives are afterward. In fact I just heard someone today on ESPN (Kurt Warner maybe) saying he would not let his kids play football because of how rough it is. The injuries are grueling. Part of it is because of the size of athlete today, but another part has to do with the protective gear. They think that the helmets and shoulder pads are a 100% pain deterrent so they hit harder. Do you think you would hit somebody as hard as possible wearing a piece of leather with nothing covering your face?

Seau had something wrong with him mentally. It was probably a combo of steroids and concussions, and hopefully having his brain examined will shed some light on the subject. There is a problem with football players and head injuries. I'm not sure how we will be able to fix it, but I hope a solution is brought forth soon.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

What gets me is that these guys know what they are getting in too. It's like some miner trying to sue the company because he was trapped for X amount of time. YOUR A FREAKING MINER what did you expect. YOUR A FREAJING FOOTBALL PLAYER what do you expect?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:52 AM

What gets me is that these guys know what they are getting in too. It's like some miner trying to sue the company because he was trapped for X amount of time. YOUR A FREAKING MINER what did you expect. YOUR A FREAJING FOOTBALL PLAYER what do you expect?


Being a miner or a football player does not mean you are allowed to overlook safety precautions or perform your job in an unsafe manner. Everyone deserves to have a reasonably safe work environment. It is the owners and workers duty to make this happen. No if ands or buts!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

another part has to do with the protective gear. They think that the helmets and shoulder pads are a 100% pain deterrent so they hit harder. Do you think you would hit somebody as hard as possible wearing a piece of leather with nothing covering your face?


Looks like someone could invent a football helmet that's concussion-proof.

Goodness knows, we've put men on the moon, invented the internet and digital communications, and have access to hundreds of channels of entertainment on cable and satellite TV.

Yet today's football helmet is essentially the same as it was 50 years ago.






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Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

Looks like someone could invent a football helmet that's concussion-proof.

Goodness knows, we've put men on the moon, invented the internet and digital communications, and have access to hundreds of channels of entertainment on cable and satellite TV.

Yet today's football helmet is essentially the same as it was 50 years ago.





It is mind boggling that we can't invent a safer helmet. Companies are trying though.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:56 PM

Being a miner or a football player does not mean you are allowed to overlook safety precautions or perform your job in an unsafe manner. Everyone deserves to have a reasonably safe work environment. It is the owners and workers duty to make this happen. No if ands or buts!




True but the companies can't control mother nature and if a shaft collapses either. A opposing team can't control the hits the other team will put on their players.


I'm sure NASCAR drivers should start to sue NASCAR for the violent crashes also.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:58 PM

It is mind boggling that we can't invent a safer helmet. Companies are trying though.



Why not a Kevlar helmet? Works to stop bullets maybe it can stop 300 lb men also.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

True but the companies can't control mother nature and if a shaft collapses either. A opposing team can't control the hits the other team will put on their players.


I'm sure NASCAR drivers should start to sue NASCAR for the violent crashes also.


That is exactly what the NFL rules are about. They can control the hits the other teams put on their players. Now we are seeing some of the consequences of not doing it.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:30 PM

Being a miner or a football player does not mean you are allowed to overlook safety precautions or perform your job in an unsafe manner. Everyone deserves to have a reasonably safe work environment. It is the owners and workers duty to make this happen. No if ands or buts!



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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:54 PM

Saw a thing on TV about Jim Otto, the great center for the Oakland Raiders for 15 years back in the 60s and 70s who was famous for wearing the jersey number "00" - and for his ability to play injured.

He's had numerous operations with something like twenty some-odd on his knees alone, and now appears to be almost crippled.

At the end of the program, he was asked if playing pro football was worth it all - considering his many injuries.

He quickly replied that he'd gladly do it all over again.


He's almost 74. His quote is at 4:15 of this clip : . I read this article today, but I listen to 1560, so didn't hear the interview. This is Bernard Pollard on the future of the NFL : http://aol.sportingn...-in-20-30-years .

This is not new to Football with people calling for it to be a kinder gentler sport. In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt threatened to ban the game of football, because it was too rough. http://symonsez.word...-united-states/ .

As long as we have people calling for an end to Professional Football, there will be this debate.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:56 AM

We should just put flags on the unis instead.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:10 AM

We should just put flags on the unis instead.


I PROMISE you if your boy Eli got hurt because of a bounty hit or someone leading with their helment and put him out next year- you would be singing a different tweet tweet. - You and Tv boy, nobody is calling to end the sport. Just protect the players the best they can. Do I like all the rules no- but they had to make changes!!!!!!!! Yall are acting like we have gone from the movie Gladiator to Spy Kids..........




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