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BobbyMac
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Don't look at me with that tone of voice
Nov 9th, 2017 02:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bob Costas recently stated that the future of football is bleak because "it destroys people's brains."

My Mom told me the very same thing when I was 12 years old in 1964, not to mention breaking arms and legs!

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Nov 9th, 2017 03:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey, Costas finally said something that might have a truth sprinkled in.

Costas has been hanging around football stadiums for years and he is pretty brain damaged.

On the other hand, maybe football players are brain damaged from listening to Bob Costas?

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Nov 9th, 2017 05:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Below is a good link to his statements. He thinks college football is doomed too. I can't disagree.

External link to Dain Bramage

(This message was last edited by Gene from Tampa at 07:32 PM, Nov 9th, 2017)

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Nov 9th, 2017 05:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Concussion and brain damage has been the narrative for a while now.




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Nov 9th, 2017 05:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dat true, but it does take some stones for a high profile guy like Costas to pretty much doom the sport he has covered a long time. I'm sure Roger is not happy...

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Nov 9th, 2017 09:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Who really gives a poop about anything Bob Costas has to say? He’s probably correct about the future of the NFL but for different reasons than he states.

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Nov 9th, 2017 09:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can't stand the guy myself, but I'm glad to see SOMEBODY in the business actually saying football IS harmful, in the same way boxing is. Football's position as America's favorite sport is in peril. Good riddance, as far as I am concerned.

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Nov 10th, 2017 05:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Has anyone done studies on the helmets used today?

I wonder if the protection provided by today's helmets is being overridden by the damage helmets do to the other players.

Maybe they should discard the egg-shaped helmets for the old-style ones that were smaller and protruded out where the ears are.

No, not the leather helmets.



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Nov 10th, 2017 05:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I find it interesting that they always ignore mixed martial arts/UFC, boxing and other sports that are just as dangerous.

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Nov 10th, 2017 05:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's because those sports are not the cash cows that football is for high schools and colleges.

Friday night and Saturday football games bring in a lot of money for their schools.

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Nov 10th, 2017 06:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

5Strats +1.

It's the 21st century. People beating the snot out of other people shouldn't be entertainment.

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Nov 10th, 2017 07:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

they should all wear those inflatable Sumo outfits...

problem solved...

"I find it interesting that they always ignore mixed martial arts/UFC, boxing and other sports that are just as dangerous."

excellent point.....and what about auto Racing?..its extremely dangerous.....


but I would bet anything that retired NFL players if they had the chance to do it all over again they would... the money and the lifestyle they live is hard to pass up..


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Nov 10th, 2017 07:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

...Bob also likes to preach to the rest of us about guns as well.....

so we know what side of the "fence" he sits on....

he's just way too full of himself

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Nov 10th, 2017 08:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

He's afraid of the pending court cases of retired players racking up huge payouts. The NFL response will be to start using in helmet sensors with accelerometers in them. If a hit trips the g meter a coach on the sideline will be notified and the players will go thru concussion protocols.

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Nov 10th, 2017 08:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My son goes to the same school that I did. When I was a lad, starting in Junior High football was a BIG DEAL -- if you were a dude and wanted to be somebody, you had to be on the football team.

This year there were only 12 players on the Junior High team (7th + 8th grade).

It's not just here, though. Lots of schools are slowly losing their football teams.



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Nov 10th, 2017 09:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"but I would bet anything that retired NFL players if they had the chance to do it all over again they would"

I believe that most of them would. I would have loved to have been an NFL free safety, or wide receiver.

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Nov 10th, 2017 10:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rush Limbaugh has predicted it's demise (the game as we now know it) a while ago...but for different reasons.

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Nov 10th, 2017 10:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

true Mikey.....

the concussion thing is just part of it...the game itself suffers from a host of other issues as well....

standing/kneeling
too many play reviews/challenges/commercials/stoppage of play
too many rules..most of them are stupid..and the focus on player safety has resulted in way too many penalties
butt ass ugly uniforms...the players look like crayons!

and the game has been hijacked by the news media/entertainment industry

they've succeeded in making it just about impossible to sit through a game without getting bombarded with interviews, human interest stories, politics, raising awareness causes...etc.

its just sad...watching football on Sunday's in the fall/winter was something I always looked forward too.

as far as I'm concerned, the NFL is dead

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Nov 10th, 2017 11:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Because of the kneeling dumbassery and the way the spineless owners/league supported it, I haven't watched a game since 9/24.

It's been nice to get my Sunday's back.

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Nov 10th, 2017 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"they've succeeded in making it just about impossible to sit through a game without getting bombarded with interviews, human interest stories, politics, raising awareness causes...etc."

Agree. Okay, I'm gonna say something really SEXIST here, but seriously, get the women with the microphones out of the players' and coaches' faces; they drive me nuts, acting like this is *their* game...just about intolerable every time one of them opens their mouth.


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