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The NYT War on Football Continues

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member


    Coaches suspended for players getting concussions in game.

    From article it seems like nothing wrong was done on part of coaches other than playing the game.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Bullshit, Boom. They won 52-0 and they were still going for the Kill Kill Kill mentality. And both coaches have an obligation to see what's happening and react to it. There were five head injuries and one team didn't even have the required minimum amount of players to participate.

    Pop Warner coaches the world over think we are raising a nation of pussies. And they will still say "In my day we didn't have any concussions" when that's absolutely untrue and a large part of the reason for all the problems today.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Another liar lying.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    No way you can make that judgment from The Times story.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The last head injury came on the final play of the game. And the winning coach's statement that "this is a football game, not a Hallmark card" make him look like the worst stereotype from every movie ever.

    Also everyone should check out the video accompanying that story of the high school star in Idaho who is now brain damaged. Scary as hell. Except to Boom, who thinks the kid should just suck it up and go play juco somewhere.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    It seems like your only alternative then is to outlaw football then.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    LTL, Boom is tweaking the NY Times, not arguing in favor of this type of football.

    You just got Boom'd.
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Yes, I remember when the NY Times invented this new term "concussion." We used to call it "bumped my head."

    It's a dangerous sport. Knowing what I do now (thanks in great part to the NY Times), f I had a young boy I certainly wouldn't allow him to play tackle football.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Maybe so but I think on this topic he has previously argued that the NYT and Alan Schwarz are just nattering nabobs who should shut up. If that has all been in jest, then yes I got Boom'd.
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    He's hard to figure sometimes. Maybe I am wrong.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Assuming this is an attempt to actually discuss the issue instead of Boom just trolling, I refer to the Grantland piece of a few months ago on the doctor who examines the brains when they are donated by deceased athletes. She said the ages of 5-14 are crucial for the physical development of the brain and keeping it safe. In that light I think we're headed toward a ban on tackle football before high school. Kids can still play flag or seven-on-seven, then add line play and the physical part when they are older.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Actually I did have LTL in mind when I posted the article. I do admire his concern though for the youth of America.
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