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They do now, but I don't think they did for years. Again, it's like cigarettes; for a long time people had no idea they caused cancer, just like for a long time players had no idea the game could cause permanent brain damage. I'm not saying they didn't know it was dangerous, but there's the danger you see and the danger you don't know about. You've just got to let this thing ride itself out and let people come to grips with this new reality of the game, much in the same way that people still smoke even though they know the consequences.
Personally, I'd be most worried about ending up like Ali.
football will never be banned
one simple reason...............$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
As long as that almighty dollar is to be made, football isn't going anywhere.
It's directly related to a disease. He was mentally ill and was in a dark, dark place. You can't fault the guy for that.
That's not true. I didn't know what the risks were due to multiple concussions. Neither did Seau or any other guy for that matter until now.
This is caveman mentality. So you don't care about the well being of others? If your son ended up like Junior Seau or worse yet, Wayne Chrebet, you would be ok with that for your love of a sport???
I agree, but how about all the non smoking in public restaurants in Cali, Jersey, NYC, etc... People thought NO WAY imaginable that the MIGHTY tobacco industry would stand for or allow that to happen. Well, guess what? People are MUCH MORE concerned for the health now a days than they were say 30 years ago. How many vegan options are there now? Vegetarian options? It's about a healthy lifestyle and people are going to do things that are better for their bodies.
Football is hazardous to your health, period. I don't care what level you're playing at, it's BEYOND dangerous. Look up the Purdue report and you'll be blown away. It's a matter of time before the government comes in and says, we aren't going to allow people to kill each other anymore for entertainment purposes. Baseball, basketball and soccer are already world sports and it's only a matter of time before they take over and weed out football.
I agree that people still smoke, but up here in Jersey it's much, much lower than in years ago. I mean, I don't know ANYONE of my friends that smoke and I couldn't say that 20 years ago. It's a health issue....
REally? How about the tobacco industry?
You're right, money is the backing correct? Well, when the government sees how many people are on meds, committing suicide, etc from concussions, they will put a restriction on it much like they did with tobacco because of the MEDICAL MONEY that it will cost us the taxpayers in the future.
Than I guess the Juice is innocent and it's not his fault b/c he had concussions?
Players have been on meds and have had concussions for decades now...
Seems like you just don't like football
And it came to light only recently with how bad it's been...
c'mon bro, that's not even rational.
But when they get on fire, do we actually put them on fire?
It's basically the same thing and I'm sure the juice experienced many more concussions than Seau considering he played in the 60's, Concussions don't make you kill yourself Seau is just a coward call him what he his..
I love football, man. I'm just sad to say that I think it's gonna be banned. It's a great sport, but should we as a race look out for our best possible means for health or entertainment? The risks in football are extraordinary and everybody knows it.
I just don't understand how we can put a guy into outer space yet we can't develop a helmet to prevent concussions??? Very frustrating. Love to see them come up with a superman suit so to speak and NOBODY gets hurt and the sport lives on forever!
Look at it this way, if I told Jack Tatum there would be a day when there were rules like helmet to helmet and defenseless receiver draw not only flags, but fines as well, he would reply, "well, that's not football then. I have no idea what game you're talking about."
The NFL brings in billions and billions of dollars. It's not going anywhere
The rules will be continually modified to make an attempt to keep the players safe but it won't be shut down. The government has no rights to try and regulate the rules of play in the NFL and certainly no right to shut it down. Come on people.
ROFL no way, you not how much money football is worth? Not ever going to happen no way.
We're not in his place man. You can't say that EVERYBODY who commits suicide is a coward. How do we know how bad his nightmares were, sleep disorders, headaches, lack of emotions, loss of memory were???
I had a friend kill herself with a gun (one of my best friend's wife) and all we did was hug each, cry and said at least she now has the pain gone and hopefully she's at peace. I miss her to death and think about her almost every day.
I've seen some bad things man and you can't get certain things out of your head and regardless the help you seek, medication, etc... It's just overwhelming.
Ok, so why not let your son play?
Deny him the satisfaction of playing?
Anyone know the suicide rate of NFL players compared to the suicide rate of people who never played in the NFL? Just curious.
Ummm, the government is the government. They can shut down any sport they want if it passes in DC. It's called bills that get passed into law.
You think if I told people in the 70's it will be mandatory to wear a seat belt when they drive a car they would believe me? No way. You know how much insurance makes in this country???? It scoffs at football....
It's gotta be ASTRONOMICALLY higher in the NFL. Just numbers wise as a society. I mean the NFL by percentage of the population is absolutely tiny as opposed to the rest of the country....
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