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Breaking news on NFL.com: Baseball has so many concussions!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    NFL's message to its fans: "We think you are all stupid enough to buy this, and in many cases, we will turn out to be right."
  3. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    And they'd most likely be right.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member


    Response on CBS.com by Dayn Perry.
  6. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    This reminds me about some pro wrestling writer who, when people started pointing out how many pro wrestlers died before the age of 50, responded by talking about how many NFL players died before that age and there wasn't that much of a difference between the numbers.

    Never mind that there are far more guys who played for the NFL than who entered pro wrestling.
  7. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    Thankfully, base coaches now wear helmets. I leave it to you to determine the level of sarcasm.
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    They had something a little worse than a concussion in mind when that rule was passed.

  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    LTL - if you are so concerned about concussions in football why do you still remain a fan?

    William Rhoden has a fine column on the quandary that you must be in as you
    watch the 49er game tonight.

  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    From Rhoden's piece:

    By accepting the league’s settlement offer, the former players — and by extension current players — have spoken: they know what they signed up for and are willing to take the risks.

    This is utter bullshit. The players needed the money. Maybe not all, but more than enough that the NFL was able to get a beneficial settlement. Just because they didn't hold out for an admission of guilt by the league doesn't mean they are taking the full responsibility for their injuries on themselves. Just a terrible argument by Rhoden.
  11. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know. I still maintain that the half-helmets make no sense considering where the guy was hit. Might as well have the full side flaps.
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