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Than it's perfectly for the Juice to do what he did b/c im sure he experienced concussions far worse than SEau..
There's othe sports to play. Basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, tennis..... Sure in basketball, you can flip over somebody and get undercut and break your neck, but the day to day hitting with the shaking of your brain is the damage that's being done.
The government can't shut down football Gomez. Do you know how laws are passed? How the hell are you going to get enough members of Congress to pass any sort of law making football illegal?
Junior seau inflicted upon himself, Oj Simpson murdered 2 people. That's a big difference.
That makes sense. but if he wants to play and you don't let him. You're a bad father.
Doubt it Gomez. There have been a good number of people that played professional football over the years. Enough to give a good sample size. I guarantee you it's much higher for non-playing members of society.
Edit: just looked it up and suicide rate in NFL players is 6X the national average. Looks like I was wrong. You still suck Gomez.
This post was edited by the_bagman 15 months ago
Was cockfighting legal in the 1800's? I can list a ton of things that were legal that now are not. Eventually, the preventive measures will say, we can't guarantee your safety in football with longterm effects. Our medical system is already in complete disarray and the government will eventually put an end to any and all things that contribute to an enormous rise in taxpayers monies.
My point is if you're going to say concussions affected Seau in which he didn't want to live anymore than you have to say the same about the Juice he prob was effed up from playing football and wasn't thinking clearly..
Protecting my child is a bad father??? Hey, kiddo, go try heroin and see how ya' like it! No chance. I'm there to govern, protect, discipline and teach my son and/or daughter, not let them make free decisions based on their feelings.
I would have no problem telling my son, "you really wanna play football? Let me show you something." And I would break out everything from Favre to Lyle Alzado how guys ended up smashing their head on a regular basis. I'm here to protect my child, not feed him to the lions so I can happily pound my chest at other father's and say, "look at my son score touchdowns."
I value my child much much more than that....
LMAO at you for thinking the government knows how to manage money and gives a shit about the taxpayers. God you really do not live in reality. Nova ain't got shit on your trolling abilities.
I think you're wrong. 30 teams and 55 players or close to it, correct? That's 1,650 players. That number dwindles SEVERELY due to multiple seasons. Ray Lewis is in his 17th. So say 50, 000 total players? And that's being BEYOND generous. Now how many people live in the US right now? its like 324 million. That's a large number, bro.. Now do that number back for 40 years and you're into the billions. 10's of billions.
Number is higher in football.
Government isn't going to make the decision. They will be FORCED to. You think our politicians (yes, they all suck) are going to let the country just go completely belly up eventually? Well, if you do, then you REALLY agree with my OP of there will be no football eventually.
lol Cigarettes kill hundreds of people a year and kill people that dont smoke them. They arent banned. DO YOU KNOW WHY because it makes to much MONEY!!!!! Football makes to much MONEY people will whine about the problems but thats all it will ever be.
Yes. If you stop him from playing because there is a remote chance he can seriously get hurt, you are a terrible father. You are basically telling your SON that it's OK to be a pussy. People will take advantage of him his entire life. I don't know how things work up North, but the benefits of playing football in the South FAR outway the negatives. When your son is home on Friday night at 17 instead of out with his girlfriend and friends, you will know why. Don't be apart of the pussification of America.
This post was edited by Weedline 15 months ago
Obviously b/c the NFL has all males and suicide rate is 4x more likely in males..
lol ur kid could walks down the stairs everyday one day he could trip and break his neck. Life is full of danger. You cant live ur life in a bubble.
This post was edited by CrimsonTemplar 15 months ago
Uh... hundreds of people a year?
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And it's already been limited.
Here's how things work up north. We make more money than anybody else in the country and that's a fact. NY Times ran an article that said if you live in NYC and make 250,000 a year, you're considered middle class. So bringing up the South vs. North thing isn't too wise or you'll lose AGAIN.
btw, having your son not play a sport due to the dangers is not telling him he's soft, he's smart. I'd rather be Bill Gates than Bill Bates.
Typical idiotic post from you Gomez.
I think you're wrong. You think the people in Denmark are stupid? Or better yet, less tough? LOL.. I use this example because I've lived in Aarhus and they are brilliant people and we can learn a lot from them.
Think with your head and not with your heart. Dude, I love football more than anybody, but it's beyond scary and if you don't feel for the people like OJ Brigance of the world, than you don't care for people period and that to me says a lot about you.
Garbage men in NYC make like 80,000 grand. It's an expensive city to live in so that's not saying much. And here's a shocker.....you can make money in this country without being a pussy. I know, right? Merica!
And you should hold out hope he turns into Bill Gates. I mean, sooooo many kids do. When he's sitting around all Summer "safe" inside playing World of Warcraft getting hefty instead of slaying girls and busting his ass, you can tell yourself that. "Maybe he will be Bill Gates".
Here's another question: Are you going to let your son drive when he's 16? How about get in the car with his friends who are 16? Because that is a MUCH, much bigger risk.
We dont care for people?? LULZ
These guys make millions....get over it.
How about the Tom Brady's? Do you feel for them too? Or how about the rest of the 99& of the NFL? Oops
Will you let your son be a dentist? Because, you know, they have the highest suicide rates of any occupation. Dangerous that dentistry profession. Dangerous.
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