Skip to comments.The End of Football Fast Approaches
Posted on 08/06/2012 7:49:05 PM PDT by Kaslin
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I could care less about a cat fight between El Rushbo and George Will who make their living in the political entertainment industry.
Football is AMUSEMENT for the unwashed masses no more, no less.
Our Republic will survive with or without professional sports.
Our Republic will NOT survive without a healthy working middle class which is something these two elitist propagandists know very little about.
As long as it can be shown that player size and performance is achieved naturally, nothing needs to be done to football.
Football is a contact sport. All such sports carry inherent risk of injury.
Goody two-shoes social engineers are not going to ban football...
I don't know, I have managed to explain to a German in German. Vieleicht brauchst du mehr Übung.
Pro sports keep the populace from discussing how bad the government has become.
It’s possible to do both.
My dear Isabel C. I do love grammar so.
Evidently, you fancy yourself as a bit of a grammarian.
I do not believe that I have committed a grammatical faux pas as the French might say.
If I have violated a grammatical tense or mood, then enlighten me of my transgression.
Exactly which is right out of the playbook outlined in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.
Then America was dead before I was born, and Ronald Reagan was a figment of my imagination.
oh Jesus Christ, get off the “elitist” soapbox.
For your information we were all a healthy middle class when we didn’t wear helmets to ride a bike. Kids nowadays are wrapped in swaddling clothes cause they might get a boo-boo.
It taught you to be more careful and not do some of the stupid crap you see on youtube everyday now.
One question tho...How would you know Rush is an elitist? Do you know the man?
No, me and Rush are not best buds, but he is best buds with Crazy Annie Coulter and Matt Drudge who has a man crush with Mittens Romney.
Rush seems to favor Rockefeller Republican types such as Daddy Bush who was the head spook in the Rockefeller-Ford Administration and his son who was a bit of a dolt whose first two nominations to the Supreme Court were Benedict Arnold John Roberts and Harriet Mears. Of course, Harriet baby was replaced with a TRUE CONSERVATIVE in Alito because REAL conservatives such as the ones on this forum said NO to Harriet just like they would have said no to the likes of Colin Powell and Condi Rice.
I remember walking into a bar outside DC in 1987 and seeing Joe Jacoby and R.C. Thielmann from the Redskins’ “Hogs” sitting there slamming back a few beers...at lunch. Right before training camp.
Anyway...Jacoby was the left tackle and the biggest of the Hogs at 6’6”, 305 pounds. He looked like a monster. His size was one of the big reasons that the Skins’ feared “counter-trey” almost always ran behind him and left guard Russ Grimm. When those two pulled, nobody could stop them.
Jacoby was the only Hog that ever broke 300 pounds. Jeff Bostic was an All-Pro center for years and I’m not sure he ever got much over 260, if even that heavy. Those guys were the most fearsome offensive line in the league for years while averaging around 275 or 280 pounds. Nowadays I think they’d be considered small at the Division I-A college football level, much less in the pros.
Will is right to a point, because these guys are doing things at the limits of the human body’s capabilities and there does seem to be an issue with CTE and football players. Football has always left a lot of broken bodies and broken men in its wake. But government is NOT the answer.
Aussie and Gaelic rules football teams actually have games against each other sometimes. The rules are close enough that they can come up with a compromise set and play.
I still wish they showed AFL games over here, ESPN used to show highlights at midnight on a weekend many years ago. Any game that combines the endurance needed in soccer with the power and hitting of rugby is OK in my book. And some of the athletic moves those guys make and the hits they take and deliver—with no pads—are amazing. They’ll even keep playing on while trainers are tending to an injured player on the field, unless they need to bring on a stretcher cart.
Now that’s interesting... Gaelic v Aussie rules eh?
I feel so international he he he
Yep, just got home from a game when I posted. Somewhat facetious about most of it but serious when I say they should crack down on major fouls.
I don’t know about the friendly fields of strife but George Will crossed the “partisan divide” a long time ago.
I disagree with Rush in that there is a problem in football — Will is right, players are bigger, faster, and stronger, and the human head is not designed to withstand that type of repeated punishment.
But I disagree with Will because it’s a fixable problem. The NFL (and lower leagues) will try behavior modification, as usual, with penalties, fines and suspensions, but it’s going to be technology that fixes the problem, i.e., better helmet design. The problem needs to be approached from the correct mindset — not for protecting players the way the rule book says they should play, but rather as they will actually play.
No pads, and switch to a helmet designed like a bicycle helmet - thin shell with polystyrene that crushes and deforms on impact.
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