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> Football, too much for the human body?
mmi16
post Feb 2 2012, 07:34 AM
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Tony Dorsett suing NFL

http://news.yahoo.com/hall-famer-dorsett-s...-081110170.html


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post Apr 12 2012, 10:55 AM
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QUOTE(jericko @ Oct 22 2010, 12:12 PM) *
I'm working on a new sport that combines football with ultimate fighting.

Ever watch Irishmen in a Hurling match?!

and they wield clubs!!

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post Apr 12 2012, 02:51 PM
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QUOTE(stusson @ Apr 12 2012, 11:55 AM) *
Ever watch Irishmen in a Hurling match?!

and they wield clubs!!

Hurl - NFL style without clubs

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Junior Seau commits suicide at 43 after 19 years in the NFL

Was repeated head trauma a potential cause?

Interesting article

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writ....html?hpt=hp_t2


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post Nov 21 2012, 04:21 AM
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With the 'enhanced' NFL concern about concussions - the Monday Night game between San Francisco and Chicago was played with both teams starting back-up QB's account the normal starters having received concussions in prior games.

It will be interesting to see how many players will be held out of how many games when everything gets counted up at the end of the season.

The fact that this is even happening is proof that the helmet manufacturers have to get busy on the R&D to provide better safety systems for the players heads.


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Injuries up each year since 2009

http://news.yahoo.com/severe-nfl-injuries-...-210430990.html


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Sometimes I think the hard plastic on the pads and helmets actually makes the game less safe. When guys wore leather pads and helmets, the padding could absorb some of the impact. With guys running around with hard helmets, and those sometimes ridiculous face masks, I believe they feel "armored" and initiate more violent contact than would be possible with a softer shell on their pads.

It's more likely that guys are bigger and stronger, increasing the g-forces that players, especially their brains, are exposed to.

I guess that's the price they are willing to pay. I believe the average NFLer only lives to be 53. I was so dissappointed when Barry Sanders retired seemingly at a young age, seems smart to me now.


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