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  1. Good stuff Low.... thanks for posting that. I do see Psygolf's point. Personal responsibility is sorely lacking in todays society- The lawyers and PC run amok is just disgusting to me. There is no substitute for using ones judgement. I think a healthy distrust of gov't agencies and corporations is necessary. Money corrupts all Money and power both corrupt.And those with it will do whatever they can to retain it. The Big Short and Spotlight are two movies that illustrate this axiom in vastly different entities. The NFL is no different. Yep. And just like any other corporation
  2. 2 Q's 1) How long has the average NFL player been playing contact football before they reach the NFL? 2) How long is the average NFL career?
  3. My guess is that the NFL will someday offer their veterans long-term healthcare, I'm sure they are trying to determine the qualifiers right now. I'll be happy when that day comes. The NFL has invested millions of $ over the past few decades for research & equipment improvements in an attempt to protect their investment....they are not the bad guy in this battle.
  4. Again...to throw a causal relationship completely on the lap of the NFL is ignorant. To deny the NFL of culpability is even more ignorant, when there is EVIDENCE that they knew about this causal relationship for years beforehand. You've lived long enough to see the similarities between this and when the tobacco companies were trying to hide the truth between cigarette smoking and cancer in the 1970s. Please, that's one hell of a stretch...there used to be ads for Doctor-endorsed cigarette brands in the 50s, nobody has ever called playing football a smart choice when it comes to one's hea
  5. Again...to throw a causal relationship completely on the lap of the NFL is ignorant. To deny the NFL of culpability is even more ignorant, when there is EVIDENCE that they knew about this causal relationship for years beforehand. You've lived long enough to see the similarities between this and when the tobacco companies were trying to hide the truth between cigarette smoking and cancer in the 1970s. Please, that's one hell of a stretch...there used to be ads for Doctor-endorsed cigarette brands in the 50s, nobody has ever called playing football a smart choice when it comes to one's he
  6. If you use your skull as a tool (soccer, boxing, football), you will eventually wear out your brain.
  7. Again...to throw a causal relationship completely on the lap of the NFL is ignorant.
  8. I'll bite. Most dangerous H.S. sport I have ever witnessed...outlawed in certain parts of the country.
  9. I would never, NEVER, allow a kid of mine to participate in pole vault at the high school level.
  10. Future parents: the Surgeon General has issued a warning that all sports, organized or recreational, have various levels of health risks, most of which are obvious to the participants, regardless of age. Please consider them and take all available protective measures should you CHOOSE to engage in such activities.
  11. Well, the NFL doctors did send Omalu a letter accusing him of fraud and suggesting he should retract his report, which generally results in a Doctor being discredited and losing their license, despite a near consensus agreement now on his findings.What would you call that? It's the very definition of a cover up. If you play football for 30 yrs, there's a good chance that your body will be completely shot & your brain will be part marshmallow = news flash? If Omalu's research into CTE was redundant because it was public knowledge, then why did the NFL doctors send a letter threatening th
  12. There will always be a genetic component...but more attention needs to be placed on the ill-fitted equipment the kids play with before they hit the big time. Ex- I bought my son a new helmet because the one provided by his school (Chicago Public) wouldn't hold air, and if I had not played I would've have been a parent that knew any better.
  13. Well, the NFL doctors did send Omalu a letter accusing him of fraud and suggesting he should retract his report, which generally results in a Doctor being discredited and losing their license, despite a near consensus agreement now on his findings.What would you call that? It's the very definition of a cover up. If you play football for 30 yrs, there's a good chance that your body will be completely shot & your brain will be part marshmallow = news flash?
  14. Many MLB players were 3 sport stars and made a choice because of the risks inherent to each sport...it's a joke for Randle to claim "if I knew..." He made a fiscal choice long ago.
  15. I have no issue with awareness, it's the transference of blame & litigation that I have issue with. Media running with it like it was some great cover-up by the NFL. It's also odd that Randle just know has had this lightbulb moment that baseball careers are potentially longer & easier on the body.
  16. I don't know that this needs to be a generation gap thing. It's pretty much accepted medical science that head injuries caused from playing football result in elevated risks of getting CTE.It's not like when Jonas Salk invented the polio vaccine the old timers went around and said, "darn kids always whining about their polio." I wish I had been warned that the 8 years spent caddying as a youth would be bad for my shoulders, back, hips, feet, skin... ... ...
  17. I get where you're coming from on the general injury risk with football in terms of spinal cord injuries, broken bones, eventual arthritis, etc. Everybody knew those were possible. They were known risks. The concussion aftereffects though just weren't known to the general public when we were kids. The public didn't know that playing football may lead you to want to pull out a shotgun and shoot yourself in the chest like Seau did. Or basically have some of the symptoms of dementia at age 36 like ARE was talking about. Just speaking for myself, when I was 12 years old I never really cons
  18. Now we just need to spread the bad news to the Soccer moms around the world
  19. I'm so glad parents finally have the information that football isn't the healthiest endeavor for their children.
  20. I can hardly wait for this whiny-*ss generation to age >>>> let's blame all that ails one in this life on someone else = fun.
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