Skip to comments.Dick Butkus: If NFL Bans Kickoffs ‘You’re Taking Away One of the Most Exciting Parts of Game’
Posted on 12/12/2012 6:00:56 PM PST by Olog-hai
NFL legend Dick Butkus on Wednesday did not express enthusiasm for the idea of banning kickoffs from professional football, but he did not totally reject the proposal either.
CNSNews.com asked him what he thought of it.
Well, its just the sign of the times, said Butkus. I guess the game is really changing. If they have statistics, which they claim they do, that a lot of concussions happen on the kickoffI mean, youre taking away one of the most exciting parts of the game, Butkus told CNSNews.com in an interview Wednesday.
They claim that, what, 30 percent of the concussions are on kickoffs. And its kind of obvious, when you can get some speed up, said Butkus.
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We are witnessing the wussification of America.
Next watch for the Prius NASCAR series sponsored by Kotex.
Then you watch rugby and Australian Rules Football and you wonder how our noble man’s game of football became so chickified with new rules, pink shoes, pink whistles, sideline worthless info babes, and that god-awful female announcer on ESPN.
We’re ruining a great pastime with these senseless rules.
Might as well ban pitching in baseball and let them hit from a tee.
Ban plastic from football, all leather from the ball to the helmets, pads and shoes! Before MMA fighting replaced boxing, who would have thought it less dangerous to fight without Big heavy gloves?
If they make any such change, I’ll not watch another game.
I’m old, damn grumpy now, and I hate change.
I’ll keep America, you keep the change. -Hank Williams Jr.
The joy of living has been undermined by the lawyers and now a lawyer is trying to destroy the game he oversees.
>> Might as well ban pitching in baseball and let them hit from a tee.
Professional sports aint like it was when you were playing the game, 40 years ago we never would have Allowed Felons, Frauds, Thugs, Gang Bangers, and Wife Beaters to play Pro Sports, Now it is a Prerequisite, which is why I quit watching ALL PRO SPORTS over 20 years ago. Do the Game a favor and call for it’s outright ABOLITION. Help save America instead of whining about “how they want to change the game” that horse left the barn a long time ago to make a few extra bucks, this is just the natural progression of self serving self destruction. Enjoy the ride
...ban the Detroit Lions.
>> We are witnessing the wussification of America.
Maybe the National Football Leage can change its name to the Mom Warner League.
Welcome to the new Am3rikka.
I tuned in a local sports talk show the other day and they were talking about this. I honestly thought they were doing some kind of comedy bit.
One proposal they talked about was after team A scored, team A would be given the ball on their own 30 yard line and the play set to 4th and 15.
I thought, is this supposed to be funny? I don’t get it.
Who is the pussy that is proposing this? Or, what is her name?
Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner.
Is it me or do all major sports commissioners suck (Stern, Bettman, Goodell, Selig.)
You are right. It makes no sense.
god-awful female announcer on ESPN?
Thought, at first, you were talkin’ about Chris Collinsworth.
LMAO...YESS!..Restricted to 35 MPH with women drivers PMS’ing....The wrecks on the corners will be good...But the fights in the pits will be better...Think about it...*G*.
The chickification of football is accelerating faster than Rush predicted.
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