Skip to comments.The bone-shattering truth: U.S. football is doomed
Posted on 05/05/2012 1:03:49 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
With the apparent suicide of NFL great Junior Seau, who played 20 years in the world's most violently glamorous sport, American football is dying.
It's about time. The nationally televised gambling and meat-rendering factory cannot survive without new players.
And the parents of future players are asking themselves this:
Is football worth it for my child?
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>>You may not like to face this, but I agree with the author that football is dying.<<
Well, that 3-down, field wider than God, children’s version, abomination of “Football” played in Canada can and should be killed.
What exactly does that mean?
Is football really the world's most violent sport?
Or the world's most dangerous?
What would replace football?
As America becomes queer the youth will be less interested, and helicopter mothers concerned about if their kids took all their allergy medicine that morning would prevent them from playing anyhow. Fat kids, medicated, eating fast food because both parents work, growing up watching TV and playing a gaming machine shouldn't be exposed to the vast risks associated with American football.
There is a reason why soccer is rapidly growing in suburban America. It's much less violent and the way it is played also allows everyone to be a winner on many of these youth teams!
>>What would replace football? <<
If the wusses and the EU types have their way, synchronized swimming.
One thing not mentioned in all these comments.....
If public schools, Pop Warner leagues, universities, and pro teams have to insure against injuries that may not appear for 20 or 30 years, football will die a financial death.
The only solution - if there is one - will be a federal government negotiated “Agreement” between tort lawyers, players, and teams.
As usual, the lawyers will win.
Madonna was the featured performer for the halftime show at the last Super Bowl. That show also included a cast of characters known as LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and Cee Lo Green. Maybe I'm getting old, but I have no idea what these other creatures are.
If there’s money in it - somebody will play it.
I can get behind this!
the radical left says US football is dead - don’t think so!!
Their daddys said God is dead back in the 60’s, 70’s revolution. But God is still alive and kicking.
Oh, humbug. The Texans just picked their 2012 cheerleading squad.
Lookin’ pretty healthy to me.
I'm a pretty masculine guy (who *loves* football) but it's hard to argue with data found by reputable medical researchers.There's sure to be additional research and,depending on what it shows,it could very well effect the sport substantially.Haven't heard of any research of this sort being performed on NHL players...that,too,would be interesting,IMO.
Actually, MMA is considerably safer than boxing, at least when repeated concussive injuries are concerned. Boxers wearing 10-12 oz. gloves take repeated headshots that, if not for the gloves, would KO them and end the fight. Kid Akeem, Sergei Artemiev and many others lasted far too long in fights and were either killed or permanently removed from boxing because of this.
QPR’s going to be in a fight to the end.
Maybe,maybe not.I'm not a neurologist,neurosurgeon or neuropathologist and I assume you're not either.If my assumption is correct then *neither* of us are qualified to answer that question.
My parents for one. I attended a Football Camp at USC while I was in school and was quite a good WR but I also was highly ranked in the State in Tennis.
I quit Football as soon as we discovered A) It’s populated by brain-dead idiots who want to destroy your knees and B) Tennis was a much more satisfying sport that I can play throughout my life.
The best and brightest athletes aren’t going into Football anymore for those reasons listed above.
Did I mention that I really like being able to walk at 30?
Well now the problem is these "consenting Adults" at the Pro Level who get paid over 380k at a minimum want to sue everybody because they got concussions.
I have no problem with people doing what they wish wherein they might get hurt. I do have a problem with them suing someone because they bashed their brains around and now think they are entitled to a payoff.
The deeper and more important question is middle school, high school and college football. These programs suck up money from the educational system, generate horrific injuries and have no benefit to the players.
Let adults play football in return for a salary. They can choose to take the risks. But don’t waste K-12 budgets on risky sports or burn out college kids and waste taxpayer money on football.
a little premature? a little?? /sarc
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