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Offline buck

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« on: August 03, 2018, 09:24:28 AM »
Essentially a rough game of basketball now.  Unwatchable.

Penalty now for tackling.


Tried watching the game last night between Ravens and Bears but it just made me sick.

Pussification of America is almost complete.  Orange slices and drink pops should be served by the players mothers on the sidelines.
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Re: NFL
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 09:45:57 AM »
Opportune time for professional rugby to creep into the states.

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Re: NFL
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 12:00:46 PM »
I agree that would be great!
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Re: NFL
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 07:34:01 AM »
They are still allowing protests and I am still boycotting.  Not even a dog bites the hand that feeds it.  Not smart.
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Re: NFL
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 11:09:56 AM »
Opportune time for professional rugby to creep into the states.

Heck, I'd like to see the NCAA recognize Rugby for men and women.

Alas, too much of a competition for football.

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Re: NFL
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 11:06:31 AM »
Seahawks lost last week.  I didn't see the game. 

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Re: NFL
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2018, 05:16:32 PM »
Conservative wackos have ruined the sport. 
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Re: NFL
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 07:55:21 PM »
Conservative wackos have ruined the sport.

Gee, and here I thought it was the left-wing nut jobs.

Maybe we're both right.

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Re: NFL
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2018, 07:57:36 PM »
Perhaps but not allowing hitting is conservative counsel recommending caution for fear of being sued.
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Re: NFL
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2018, 08:33:49 PM »
Fear of being sued ?   The NFL has accrued $502 million in settlement as of 7/31 only 80% have been through the baseline assessment.  The original $ 1 billion reserve is being up'd to $1.4 billion.  It's all paid out under workers compensation which is self insured by the NFL.




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Re: NFL
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 09:07:43 AM »
Conservatives are off the rails.  Why ruin a great sport with ridiculous rules?
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Re: NFL
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2018, 12:00:11 PM »
Perhaps but not allowing hitting is conservative counsel recommending caution for fear of being sued.


LOL.... But I thought we were ruthless capitalists that couldnt care less for the worker?


Seriously buck, are you really bothered by the fact that the NFL (for whatever reason) is taking steps to protect the long term health of the players? Do you want the old rules that led to higher concussion rates?


No a similar note....

Some day.... you will see helmets like this on every player in every game.



Some may say this is silly, or that we're treating the players like babies. But I think taking reasonable steps like this may be the thing that actually saves football.

I LOOOVE football, but right now, it wouldnt bother me one bit if any of my future grandsons never played football. If this padding has a significant impact on reducing brain injury its immoral NOT to make them mandatory.
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Re: NFL
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2018, 01:42:26 PM »
Most NCAA teams are wearing it in contact practice. Just waiting to see if it happens on game day.

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Re: NFL
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2018, 04:16:02 PM »
The risk of CTE in high school and younger is infinitesimal.  It's an absolute joke that parents are scared that their little boys will be injured.
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Re: NFL
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2018, 04:53:21 PM »
It is all the protective gear that allows for harder hits that don't hurt either player as much.   

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