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To: freedomfiter2
The way my boys avoided football was simple ~ BRACES!! Full uppers and lowers.

They look great.

Boy Scouting gave them all the outdoor exercise they needed, and the older one can still do a bare hands climb up a 40 foot rope to the top of a gym. The other is a larger fellow and can carry four water bottle crates under his arms ~ shoulders like a Tokugawa sword-chopper!

Then there were the two great grandfathers who tried out for the Big Leagues ~ they can throw anything! Some of this stuff is hereditary.

But no concussions like one of their uncles.

I gave up even the office touch football league when one of our guys broke his leg and was out of work for about 3 months. Just not worth it.

18 posted on 10/03/2012 4:52:31 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Yeah, for the sake of discussion I always mention my nephew who plays HS football and already has had one concussion this year.

The other night he had a scare with a possible second concussion and as I listened to his parents getting really upset I thought 'you're sitting there watching your kid destroy his brain'!!

As muawiyah said above: Just not worth it.

22 posted on 10/03/2012 5:25:47 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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