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I called this last year and think that it's going to eventually happen. Football is going to be banned. I hate to say it, but it's true. When you look at all the rule changes and the direction of our society (well-being of humans), it's only a matter of time before the greatest sport is banished forever.
I played high school football in 1988. The helmet has changed little if all to this point. When do they try and find a way to change the equipment on the head, rather than implement more rules to "protect" the players.
It's sad to see guys like OJ Brigance, Junior Seau and Wayne Chrebet... It's not going to change and they're going to eventually ban sports like this and hockey.
Our children will be into Basketball, Baseball and Soccer as the world dominated sports. Well, to be honest, they already are.....
You keep saying "they're" going to ban it and that "it will be banned." But who do you think will actually do the banning?
Football creates far too much cashflow for it to be ever be banned.
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If anything should be banned its coach gomez
It's a pretty hot topic but I doubt it gets banned. Some states allow people to ride motorcycles without wearng helmets. It would be one thing if we were forced to play football but those participating(especially at the professional level) are doing so willingly. Certainly, there will be measures to make sure those hurt during their playing days are compensated appropriately. We still live in a society where we have choices and that will usualyl take precedent. Football is no danger to society but only those choosing to take part in the activity.
To be honest, the mistake was made to move away from leather helmets. Going back to leather helmets and small shouler pads would make the game safer but that's just my opinion. Putting hard helmets on guys runnign as fast as these guys run, turn the helmet into a weapon. The impact of being hit with a helmet, even while wearing one, is far greater than simply hitting heads but that is just my opinion. You would cerrtainly see guys not lowering their heads as much(offensively and defensively) if they were just wearing a leather helmet. Again, jsut my opinion.
This post was edited by bamabum5 15 months ago
Never will happen. Money is the most important thing in this world and football makes a whole lot of money.
They've been working on helmet technology for years, actually. And barring encasing the brain in styrofoam it's almost impossible to prevent most concussions.
Please, banning football isn't going to happen in our lifetimes, our children's lifetimes, their children's lifetimes, etc. The idea is preposterous. Too popular, too many dollars involved.
Op is dumb
This is an issue where I don't think it's going to come to a close. Look where boxing is right now. UFC has a major influence in that, but it was dying LONG before UFC came to town.
We are striving as a society to be less violent and albeit that the cash is huge (we all know this), I could see the government in the future outlawing football.
It's all about protecting people and if they can't come up with a way to do that, it will be banned MUCH SOONER than people would like to believe.
How many on here have a son? Would you let him play football? I for one would not. I suffer from sharp headaches that come on for no reason. I can go a day, a week and even 4 months with nothing and then out of nowhere, it's like an icepick is in the side of my head. I suffered multiple concussions in sports and my worst one was baseball as I got hit in the cheek with a fastball at about 93 mph. I've had mri's and catscans done, but they've come up empty. Who knows what lies in the future for me, but I would be dammed if I ever let my boy play football knowing the perils and possible tragedies.
It's gonna die out sooner than we think... It's sad, but true.
Don't worry, I've been banned from my home board and one other to date, so your wish is coming full circle.
NFLBlitz in real life. i'd pay to see that.
Basketball builds that bond as well, not just football. Would you want your son to end up like Junior Seau? So why take that chance? You can't tell me that the same number of baseball players have ended up like football players in terms of tragedies....
Junior Seau knew the consequences when he signed contracts for millions correct?
Yeah, this is really dumb dude. The state of boxing today has nothing to do with safety concerns.
if "they" are going to ban football and hockey, then they will have to ban boxing, lacrosse, baseball, every X-game sport, ski jumping and downhill, every motor sport, horseback riding, cycling, etc, etc.
There was a huge rise at my HS in the number of guys getting knocked out(including myself) when we switched helmets. In '90, we went from the Riddell helmet with the nylon straps and hard plastic pads to the Bike Air helmets. How many of you have been knocked out playing football or got a concussion? How did it happen?
Exactly how many players in the history of the NFL have had a concussions and how many ppl killed themselves? Junior took the ez way out he's a coward..
I'm all for it being safe, but the people putting the blame on football/NFL is just crazy.
These guys make millions...some billions. They are willing to risk it for that kind of cash
you would think that politicians have enough to worry about without sticking their nose into every aspect of our lives. there has always been an injury factor related to football. you play knowing what the risks are...that's the reason most professional football players make so much more money than an average person. we have a president now that seems to have an opinion on just about every damn thing. wish he would worry more about our economy, foreign policy, iran, healthcare, etc.. it's sad to say, but head injuries come with the territory. no one is making anybody play football. i love football and hope it never goes away. i feel badly for the early football players that did not understand the problem with head injuries.
This post was edited by Black Bart 15 months ago
I wouldn't even think twice your playing a sport and making millions of dollars what's better than that? Football will never get banned the amount of ppl that watch it and bet on it is double the next closest sport..
That would start another Civil War. I would happily cut as many throats as I had to to get in back on the air. Don't mess with Bama football, brah.
Most of this outcry is coming from the lawsuits,concussion research etc.. From what i understand 90% of kids that ever strap on a football helmet at a young age will never make it past the high school level. 90-95% of college football players will never see playing time in the NFL. I feel that these head injuries are accumilated over a players career hs,college and pros. So if you spend 15-20 years of your life playing football and getting paid millions to do it eventualy then you should play at your own risk and be aware of the conseqences and repercussions imo. I don't feel like the NFL should be liable for this.
Explains a lot
I think it's just a situation of people didn't KNOW this was a potential result of playing football for their whole lives and they just don't know how to handle it yet. It's not quite like boxing (and, by proxy, UCF/MMA/etc.) where we've known for a bit that getting punched in the face for years can lead to issues down the road; we knew football was a hard hitting game but we're just now seeing that there is a POTENTIAL effect for people and we're just trying to decide (a) what we think about that and (b) what we can do about it.
It's a lot like when it was found out that cigarettes were found to cause cancer IMO. For YEARS no one thought they were an issue, and then all of a sudden, BAM. We just have to have discussions about it is all. It will pass IMO.
The lawsuits are a joke. Every single player knows the consequences when they sign that contract for millions of dollars.
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