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My I think was directed more at the incredibly small hill it takes to be called someone's favorite poster
For most, it just means you are a bigger A$$hole than the other A$$holes voting
We are on the same page, trust me
Blem, not sure what the CFL is doing about concussions. It's a garbage league and I never watch it, or pay attention. I know they are doing something as I've heard it on TV, but never paid attention close enough attention to know specifically what they are doing.
Also maybe concussions and head trauma affected Seau's persona, but I'm guessing many other factors were the main contributor to his suicide and "erratic behavior". Mainly being out of the spotlight, no longer having that feeling of being on a team, lots of factors of transitioning from pro athlete to regular joe. Heck we saw he had issues with it when he retired and un-retired a couple times.
Plus you say I have no proof that this does affect someones behavior, but no one has concrete proof the opposite way either. Seems like there is more of a cause and effect conclusion as opposed to hard evidence connecting the two. Perhaps they are tied together, perhaps not. You chose to believe one, I chose to believe the other.
Why are you guys making this into something? He specifically said nfl guys are paid and have things to take care of them. College players have nothing and theyre putting their lives at risk for free.
If obama says he won't let his children drive motorcycles is it really that bad? He simply says football is dangerous as hell and it's avoidable.
Kaepernick just said "if I was worried about my health, I wouldn't be playing football"
College players are getting a free education. Also, they know the consequences as well
He only said that's why he wouldn't do it. He never said you couldn't....I would certainly take issue if he did.
Is it such a big deal to have an opinion or is everything about political correctness?
So grest, we are having a discussion
If you had said' "I am not convinced Junior Seau's suicide is tied to his head injuries" I may have never even commented
But yiur initial statement was so black and white, it left you zero wiggle room
So we are having a good discussion, but it's like you have just kind of given yourself a Mulligan on your first statement
We can keep this up for days, but I will never let that one go, because of it's finality and complete closing of the door to discussion
You keep trying to use the back door and it is making it hard to have a real discussion with you
Which is sad, because I believe we could find a lot of common ground
This post was edited by BlemBlam3 18 months ago
This is exactly right and is basically what our great president was alluding to when asked his opinion. He's also a parent and is allowed to think, speak, and answer a question as one.
he wouldn't let his players pose in the Playboy All-American magazine edition, he said, "Cause you can't play football with an erection."
Meh....nothing great about him.
He has two girls anyway, he can put them in cheerleading.
Sweet Strawman there BlemBlam3!
I will be glad to discuss this with you if I knew what you were referencing
I was adding context to the Armed Forces Mental Health issue that OTHERS inserted into the discussion
I have no inkling that Obama isn't concerned about it
But I do know the government he runs is very concerned about it, based on personal knowledge
My son and his wife just moved to Clarksville TN last week
The company who hired her has a lot of those positions to fill, all over the country, specifically working with returning troops and their famiies
So IMO, unless you can demonstrate otherwise, I believe Obama IS concerned about the situation
people like you just further prove to me that football is done and will no longer be a sport anybody cares about sooner than later
Its truly sad but Im over it and no longer care for I saw this coming 4 or 5 years ago, its not like Im playing anymore and I could easily live without watching it... its already gayer than its ever been by far and its only getting worse at a rapidly fast pace
Lolz at this idea that pussies like you think you can " change " the game for the better
What we should be doing is stop letting the players use steroids and PED's, that is a far bigger problem than how physical the game was always meant to be
This post was edited by NoVaNoles 18 months ago
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
You are too stupid to debate with
And too much of an asshole for me to want to
Too dumb to realize you quoted a thread where I didn't even mention football
Another fake tough guy
Maybe you stopped playing because you sucked and no Pee Wee coach would pick you?
yeah you nailed it, Im way " toi " dumb for sure..... whatever that means
Since when do Pee Wee coaches pick you like its recess in the 4th grade, Im pretty sure at that age that if you pay.. you play, end of story
Maybe its different wherever the hell you are from, not sure
I meant too dumb
But you knew that anyway
Or maybe not
To underestimate your dumbness would be dumb
I like how this is written in poetic form!
I am so thankful he has expressed his thoughts on this sensitive topic - I know he's an advocate of safety and will do whatever it takes to place his imprimatur on a new policy. He speaks for the people.
I really think it boils down to his concern over the lost tax revenue if a players career is cut short
I have said nothing in this thread that people like Mike Ditka and Steve Young and Terry Bradshaw havent said
I really only dusputed the contention that we know for a fact that Junior Seau wasnt impacted by the brain condition his autopsy proved he had
I have never said anything more than it is a problem and the more they do to make it less o a problem is a good thing
I heard Steve Young, who had his career ended by head issues say one thing they could do is establish a way to do base line testing for all kids so they can at least make informed decisions on their own health
Not that a knee jerk reactionary like you would understand or even contemplate that
It is people like YOU who will ruin the game, not Steve Young or me
Obama is a fan just like the rest of us. If he is asked a question on the subject it would be hard not to have an opinion and respond. On the other hand, they have to know the position they are in and the fact that when they express their opinions it carries much more weight than when others do. I do not think the gov has any business getting involved from a legislative standpoint.
This post was edited by dpfenny 18 months ago
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
Brilliant, nonsensical retort
Cant debate, change course and hope no one notices
Is that because conservatives have to be in favor of brain damage?
Which insurance covers not being able to remember your kids names at forty years old?
I am not advocating any more rule changes, because I see a lot of penalties that are BS
Like where a reciever droos his head six inches and a safety gets flagged for helmet to helmet
But why is trying to minimize the effects of brain trauma through better equipment, testing and monitoring such a threat to you, as a fan?
And what the fack does my political beliefs have to do with anything?
If your political ideology is influencing your position on this issue, then maybe you need to ask yourself if it is indicative of why your party is getting it's ass kicked
If everyone thought like you do. we wouldn't have seat belts or air bags in cars or mandatory car insurance
Think for yourself man
I realize I may be asking a lot, but what the hay?
Let's have a dialogue instead of insulting each other
How about this
Evey kid who plays HS football has to pass a medical exam every year
So as oart of that exam. they could do a baseline brain function test
That would give them a starting point, and it would also help them evaluate him during the season if he does get a head knock to know when he can safely returm to the field
The results of that exam could follow him around, like his transcripts or dental records, and they could use it to evaluate him on a year to year basis
If he keeps playing, they would have it as a tool when he is a junior in college, and if he keeps playing, they could use it at the combine or in his tenth year. Every August from 14 years old
I am a firm believer that the more infirmation you have, the better your decisions you will make
In your world it is " Wait for the autopsy and then say he knew the risks"
I like my world better, long term
Now go ahead and expain how that makes me a Commie Pinko, Senor Juan Birch
By the way, I'm sure his thoughts on damage to soldiers via things like Agent Orange are totally different.
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