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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was football responsible for Seau “falling asleep” and driving off a cliff.
The last American sport women don’t play.
Of course the metrosexuals and europhiles want to get rid of it.
It should stay around just for that.
That said, those in the game who deliberately take people out ought to be sued and banned for life. Every single person involved with that kind of bullsh1t.
Apparently our American martial prowess is doomed as everybody knows George Washington, Winfield Scott, Robert E. Lee, US Grant, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Alvin York and Audie Murphy were all great heroes on the gridiron.
Boxing has been declared dead for, what, 30 years now? Not only is it still here, but it has morphed into the much more brutal UFC...
“That said, those in the game who deliberately take people out ought to be sued and banned for life. Every single person involved with that kind of bullsh1t.”
We (I) did that in high school in the 50s!
And it has been said many times that MLB would have died out were it not for massive network support.
What a faggot.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA let’s all play professional hide and seek then. Oh thank you for posting this limp wrist fag’s wuss article.
Oh well, we can always play soccer like the rest of the wussified world eh?
Its certainly not the end of the NFL, but there will be a move to eliminate full contact football until high school. I grew up with a lot of guys who quit playing during high school because they were simply tired of getting beat up.
They didn’t stop playing competitive sports, just football. Think about this. Critics are looking at the NFL and are ignoring the 14 years these athletes played before they got to the NFL. Play 10 years and that’s 24 years of getting your bell rung. And think about the lack of proper medical attention youth sports received.
Obviously, something needs to be done, but I sure don’t see them killing the golden goose.
Soccer is the perfect sport of capitalistic competition. Right now as the soccer season winds down in Europe, teams low in the standings are battling to keep from being bumped into a lower league. No guaranteed spots as in socialistic American sports leagues.
As long as there are big bucks to be made, football won’t die. Parents seeing dollar signs aren’t going to think about the potential of injury to their children.
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It’s a little premature to say football is dying.
I do think it’s time that we examine how it’s evolved though.
All the pads and upgrades in helmets that were supposed to protect players have, in fact, become weapons.
There may actually be something to the school of thought where we go back to leather helmets, shoulder pads, and thigh pads.
Exactly. And let us keep in mind the “world champions” in futbol, are world champions not champions of a single country league where the lowest teams are not dropped to a lower leage from which the best teams advance. Speaking of “wussified” that how NFL is with its commercialized system.
John Kass is NOT a euro-weinie or limpwristed liberal. He is a regular guy and a conservative writer for the Chicago Tribune.
He was the one that started calling Jesse Jackson “the king of bud” due to his sons getting the beer distributorship in Chicago.
He a mighty foe against the Dailey Machine, and the Illinois combine.
Cut him a little bit of slack. He’s a good guy and while you may disagree with him on football. He is not a white wine and veggie quiche person.
Nancy-boy. What a beta male.
It's become such a fabricated spectacle anyway, when you think about it ... operated in the U.S. mostly by two large organizations (the NFL and the NCAA) that would be considered illegal rackets in almost any other industry.
“And the parents of future players are asking themselves this:
Is football worth it for my child?”
Really? And where are you hearing these voices??
Don’t know about that. The Romans used the gladiators to mask the decay of the Republic from the masses. I would venture to say much the same will be done with football. Heck ask yourself how many of the politically uninformed/uninterested people you know hang on every wire move the NFL makes. My guess is that the powers that be want no reason to have anymore of the brain dead actually paying attention. Hey we still got our sports teams, so let’s go sing about the “land of the free and the home of the brave”. Just don’t forget to bring your EBT card to the game in case you want to rent a 20$ beer.
Take off, eh.
(that’s meant with a smiley face)
Trying to remember how that song went... :D
Is there any hard evidence for the author’s assertion?
Ratings will be as high as ever this coming season.
We all know hockey is the best sport, anyway. :-)
Why can’t consenting adults participate in sports? They know the risk. Damn the government.
a nation of soccer playing pencil dicks
I’m willing to bet there’s more suicides among cops and dentists...Is being a dentist worth it for my child?
How about we just replace football with Jacks? That should be metrosexual enough for some of the swishies in the crowd...
There used to be jokes made about guys playing football without a helmet, famously so when LBJ was speaking of Gerald Ford ((Minority Leader of the House of Representatives at the time). “Playing without a helmet” was supposed to leave one with scrambled brains and poorly formed judgmental capability.
Not everybdy can, or should, get out on a football field and engage in high-body-contact sports. It is similar to being in a series of vehicle crashes, and the human body is really almost as vulnerable as an egg. Sure, there can be protective measures, like padding and head protection, but a really determined opponent can get through the partial protection provided by these means, and wreak havoc on the hardest of underlying bodies. Bones break, joints tear and dislocate, deep contusions rupture blood vessels and crush nerves in ways that are sometimes simply beyond the means of medical science to reduce or ameliorate.
But this very drive to test the limitations of the human body, as a means to prove something about the spirit within, is one of those testosterone-based truisms that originate in the limbic system, and predate most animal conciousness, going back to almost the single-cell organisms. This can no more be weeded out of the cellular structure of our physical bodies, than the dependence of oxygen to sustain life.
What is the answer? Prohibition is impossible, because small boys, denied access to toy guns, will point their fingers and say “Bang!”, or take up sticks and play “sword” until somebody gets a cut or an eye poked out, then everybody runs back home. And they are right out there doing the same thing next day. Bigger boys, with adult bodies and the same outlook, crawl into powerful vehicles and perform hair-raising stunts to demonstrate that they have, if not to conquer fear and dread, at least to struggle manfully in the face of it.
Football is just a smaller powerful vehicle in which to perform hair-raising stunts.
Soccer is a sport for homosexuals who don’t have the hand-eye coordination for ping-pong or badminton.
>>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.