-->
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 21, 2019, 04:23:22 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
News: peteramescarlin.com
Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
+  The Smiley Smile Message Board
|-+  Non Smiley Smile Stuff
| |-+  The Sandbox
| | |-+  "NFL admits football/brain disease link"
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: "NFL admits football/brain disease link"  (Read 1086 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
John Manning
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7426


Get your hands offa my radishes!


View Profile WWW
« on: March 15, 2016, 03:09:46 PM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/35809485

I'd hate to think that this might affect anyone who posts on this Smiley Smile board.
Logged

Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions, Unadulterated Bedroom Sessions…
alf wiedersehen
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 2178


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 03:14:09 PM »

It's certainly a step in the right direction for the NFL to acknowledge the overwhelming evidence.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2016, 11:13:48 AM by Bubs » Logged
the captain
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7255


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 03:26:41 PM »

I played in school up through 9th grade. (I wasn't good. I was always the geeky kid who liked football [and basketball, far more so] but was on his best day average. Understood the games, the angles, the techniques, but just was, um, yeah. A musician and scholar, OK?) I didn't go out for football my 10th grade year because I had bought a salmon-and-black Ibanez payable in installments at the store where I took lessons. Thus my focus had to shift to earning the money to pay the damn thing off. Thanks, Dairy Queen.

Other than learning my feet and ankles are shitty--I still get nasty tendonitis that gets into plantar fascitis territory at times--I never had any real injuries. But the head trauma stuff does make a person think about whether it's worth it, especially for the vast majority of players who never could possibly so much as sniff at college ball, much less professional. Concussions and brain damage for ... what, exactly? I've thought about whether I'd let my kid play, which is an easier thing to think about when, like me, you have no kids and no plans to have any kids.

I've heard interviews with high school coaches who say they believe within 25 years, if there is such a thing as football, it won't be recognizable to us, at least at the high school level and lower. In fact, I heard of a new proposal here (MN) that schools won't have tackle football until high school. I didn't catch whether it had been decided or just suggested.
Logged

Demon-Fighting Genius; Patronizing Twaddler; Argumentative, Sanctimonious Prick; Sensationalist Dullard; and Douche who (occasionally to rarely) puts songs here.

No interest in your assorted grudges and nonsense.
alf wiedersehen
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 2178


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 03:40:15 PM »

I played in school up through 9th grade. (I wasn't good. I was always the geeky kid who liked football [and basketball, far more so] but was on his best day average. Understood the games, the angles, the techniques, but just was, um, yeah. A musician and scholar, OK?) I didn't go out for football my 10th grade year because I had bought a salmon-and-black Ibanez payable in installments at the store where I took lessons. Thus my focus had to shift to earning the money to pay the damn thing off. Thanks, Dairy Queen.

Other than learning my feet and ankles are shitty--I still get nasty tendonitis that gets into plantar fascitis territory at times--I never had any real injuries. But the head trauma stuff does make a person think about whether it's worth it, especially for the vast majority of players who never could possibly so much as sniff at college ball, much less professional. Concussions and brain damage for ... what, exactly? I've thought about whether I'd let my kid play, which is an easier thing to think about when, like me, you have no kids and no plans to have any kids.

I had a hell of a time in football. I played as a lineman on every team (offensive, defensive, kick return, punting, etc.) except one, and I had heat exhaustion more than once. I also apparently inherited my father's shitty knees, and they filled with fluid multiple times. The sensation of "water on the knee" resembles some sort of solid, bar-like mass floating in between your kneecap and the top of your shin. On occasion, I also watched my fullback friend receive concussions from hitting other players. My quarterback broke his collar bone more times than is reasonable. Ironically, the only time I ever broke something was when I was playing catch in my yard, and the ball somehow fractured my thumb.

I was also slightly over the weight limit, so I had to wear an absurd amount of layers of thick clothing and go jogging every night so I could stay on the team.

It's a rough sport--and this all happened at the elementary- and middle-school level. I don't think I would let my child do it.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2016, 11:13:35 AM by Bubs » Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Print
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.076 seconds with 21 queries.