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Why Football Should Be Banned

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No, not European football. American football.

A reason so many Americans argue over such stupid, partisan politics is because they are brain dead, at the very least brain damaged, from football. And this claim is substantiated by a new study correlating five years of intensive research which has come to the conclusion that football, at least at the college level, causes CTE, a type of neurological disorder.

Young boys starting their football "careers" get thousands of small hits, tackles, slams, bumps and head bangs -- all of which can and do add up to serious medical conditions by the time they are playing college football. At least this is what physicians, such as Dr. Robert Stern, at places like Boston University medical group, have concluded after intensively studying the brain tissue of many players and the effect football impacts have over the long-term.

So it's high-time this senseless and stupid blood sport -- enjoyed mostly by the intellectually-challenged -- be acknowledged for what it is.
 

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A reason so many Americans argue over such stupid, partisan politics is because they are brain dead, at the very least brain damaged, from football.
It is quite entertaining though! I trust you'd understand, as your posts here suggest you've played the game for years on end.
 

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No, not European football. American football.

A reason so many Americans argue over such stupid, partisan politics is because they are brain dead, at the very least brain damaged, from football. And this claim is substantiated by a new study correlating five years of intensive research which has come to the conclusion that football, at least at the college level, causes CTE, a type of neurological disorder.

Young boys starting their football "careers" get thousands of small hits, tackles, slams, bumps and head bangs -- all of which can and do add up to serious medical conditions by the time they are playing college football. At least this is what physicians, such as Dr. Robert Stern, at places like Boston University medical group, have concluded after intensively studying the brain tissue of many players and the effect football impacts have over the long-term.

So it's high-time this senseless and stupid blood sport -- enjoyed mostly by the intellectually-challenged -- be acknowledged for what it is.
What makes you think football is a cause, rather than a symptom for social decline? ;)
 

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No, not European football. American football.

A reason so many Americans argue over such stupid, partisan politics is because they are brain dead, at the very least brain damaged, from football. And this claim is substantiated by a new study correlating five years of intensive research which has come to the conclusion that football, at least at the college level, causes CTE, a type of neurological disorder.

Young boys starting their football "careers" get thousands of small hits, tackles, slams, bumps and head bangs -- all of which can and do add up to serious medical conditions by the time they are playing college football. At least this is what physicians, such as Dr. Robert Stern, at places like Boston University medical group, have concluded after intensively studying the brain tissue of many players and the effect football impacts have over the long-term.

So it's high-time this senseless and stupid blood sport -- enjoyed mostly by the intellectually-challenged -- be acknowledged for what it is.
So what's your excuse?
 

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What makes you think football is a cause, rather than a symptom for social decline? ;)

Spengler theorized that the shift from participatory to spectator sports as well as the rise of gargantuan archetecture was a symptom of a culture that had begun it's decline.

In the case of the N.F.L. we have both.
 

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Spengler theorized that the shift from participatory to spectator sports as well as the rise of gargantuan archetecture was a symptom of a culture that had begun it's decline.

In the case of the N.F.L. we have both.
But Spengler sucks anyway.
 

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While we're at it, we should all live in rubber rooms and wear bubble wrap. The vast majority of kids who play football won't play it beyond high school and very very few make it to the NFL. What else should be banned? MMA, hockey, bull riding, racing cars? Maybe our spectator sports should be nothing more physically demanding than beer pong.
 

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It is quite entertaining though! I trust you'd understand, as your posts here suggest you've played the game for years on end.
:lol:
 

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No, not European football. American football.

A reason so many Americans argue over such stupid, partisan politics is because they are brain dead, at the very least brain damaged, from football. And this claim is substantiated by a new study correlating five years of intensive research which has come to the conclusion that football, at least at the college level, causes CTE, a type of neurological disorder.

Young boys starting their football "careers" get thousands of small hits, tackles, slams, bumps and head bangs -- all of which can and do add up to serious medical conditions by the time they are playing college football. At least this is what physicians, such as Dr. Robert Stern, at places like Boston University medical group, have concluded after intensively studying the brain tissue of many players and the effect football impacts have over the long-term.

So it's high-time this senseless and stupid blood sport -- enjoyed mostly by the intellectually-challenged -- be acknowledged for what it is.
What your real argument is, in sports there is a winner and loser and like most liberals/progressives and socialist, they believe that no body should lose not even during a silly game of football or baseball.
 

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ok, ban football.... but replace it with a sport consisting of smarmy high minded sissies battling each other with chainsaws

we can work out a scoring system later...
 

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No, not European football. American football.

A reason so many Americans argue over such stupid, partisan politics is because they are brain dead, at the very least brain damaged, from football. And this claim is substantiated by a new study correlating five years of intensive research which has come to the conclusion that football, at least at the college level, causes CTE, a type of neurological disorder.

Young boys starting their football "careers" get thousands of small hits, tackles, slams, bumps and head bangs -- all of which can and do add up to serious medical conditions by the time they are playing college football. At least this is what physicians, such as Dr. Robert Stern, at places like Boston University medical group, have concluded after intensively studying the brain tissue of many players and the effect football impacts have over the long-term.

So it's high-time this senseless and stupid blood sport -- enjoyed mostly by the intellectually-challenged -- be acknowledged for what it is.
Never mind football, what about hockey? My God, the percentage of Canadians who grow up playing hockey must mean that there's a nation of drooling brainless automatons on your northern border.
 

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We were eating lunch in a sportsbar today. On the tube were a couple preseason games. I mentioned that it's bittersweet, seeing that football is back but knowing that summer is closing out. My partner stated that she hated the sport, said it was nothing but a boring game with a ton of dead space in which to plug products: to sell crap. So...I counted.

We had about 5 seconds of action, from snap to whistle calling the play dead, followed by about 30-40 seconds of guys unpiling, walking back to the huddle, huddling-up for what seemed like an eternity, and finally lining back up at the line of scrimmage to get ready for the next play. In the middle of all this dead time, the camera panned left and right, zooming in on this and that, I could only imagine the chatter of the announcers had the volume been turned on.

Conclusion: Football is boring. The gf was right.
 

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More chance of banning cheesburgers and coca cola
 

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No, not European football. American football.

A reason so many Americans argue over such stupid, partisan politics is because they are brain dead, at the very least brain damaged, from football. And this claim is substantiated by a new study correlating five years of intensive research which has come to the conclusion that football, at least at the college level, causes CTE, a type of neurological disorder.

Young boys starting their football "careers" get thousands of small hits, tackles, slams, bumps and head bangs -- all of which can and do add up to serious medical conditions by the time they are playing college football. At least this is what physicians, such as Dr. Robert Stern, at places like Boston University medical group, have concluded after intensively studying the brain tissue of many players and the effect football impacts have over the long-term.

So it's high-time this senseless and stupid blood sport -- enjoyed mostly by the intellectually-challenged -- be acknowledged for what it is.
Ha! American Football is a "blood Sport?" Have you ever seen rugby? American footballers need a rest every 20 minutes and have to wear body armour. The only thing rugby players have to wear is a gum shield.

American football or rugby: which is more dangerous? | Sport | The Guardian

In rugby it is spinal injuries from scrums that are the most dangerous (110 rugby players in Britain have been paralysed by playing the game).
190 rugby matches at Scottish schools resulted in 37 injuries. "Most children are not going to go professional, so why are their bodies being mauled and mashed and battered
American Football vs Rugby - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

American Football - Average tackles per game per player: 4 with highest recorded at 4600lbs
Rugby - Average tackles per game per player: 16 - Average hit impact: 1600lbs. of force
That's 18400lbs for American football 25600lbs of force for rugby. Sport has got nothing wrong with it, so be it if it is violent, the players know the risks and put themselves in for it.
 

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ok, ban football.... but replace it with a sport consisting of smarmy high minded sissies battling each other with chainsaws

we can work out a scoring system later...
Hockey comes to mind. One of my favorite sports. Grown men beating the hell outta each other for the sake of a Puck.

I love it!!
 

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space ... the final frontier

Given that if this planet could take all the energy that gets pumped into sports
and redirect it ... we could have a space program that actually flies.....

have a nice day

: )
 

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space ... the final frontier

Given that if this planet could take all the energy that gets pumped into sports
and redirect it ... we could have a space program that actually flies.....

have a nice day

: )
Sounds boring for us 9-5 guy's.
 

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Sounds boring for us 9-5 guy's.
Really the media could have it televised and everybody jump up & cheer because
we have successfully launched another satellite into orbit. YA! better "google earth pix"
 

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Really the media could have it televised and everybody jump up & cheer because
we have successfully launched another satellite into orbit
. YA! better "google earth pix"
I rather watch the women jump up and do some cheers.
Just sayin!
 

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Really the media could have it televised and everybody jump up & cheer because
we have successfully launched another satellite into orbit. YA! better "google earth pix"
Maybe some fantasy astronaut leagues. Russian pilot 1st pick.
 

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While we're at it, we should all live in rubber rooms and wear bubble wrap. The vast majority of kids who play football won't play it beyond high school and very very few make it to the NFL. What else should be banned? MMA, hockey, bull riding, racing cars? Maybe our spectator sports should be nothing more physically demanding than beer pong.

The football coaches have been after my son since 1st grade... because he's always been a big strong kid. I've seen many a big beefy grown man almost cry when my son told them he only likes baseball. :)

Fine by me too... I played football some in school, and frankly I wasn't overly enthused about my son playing it. Not only were the long-term FB players some of the biggest egomaniacal douchebags in school, I also saw a lot them reach the age of 18 with permanent damage of some kind... torn up knees that would come back to haunt them later in life, a particular problem among running backs.

So it didn't exactly break my heart that Son Numbah One preferred baseball.


Now I'm not with the OP (of course not), I don't want FB banned... but it might ought to come with a warning label, something like "Participating in Football may cause you child to suffer long term or permanent injuries and/or develop excessive ego, douchebaggery and self-entitlement, in extreme cases leading to a belief that he can commit assault or even rape and get away with it since he is A Football Hero."

So no, not exactly my favorite sport. Not really so great at building general athletic ability as track and field or gymnastics, nor as good at developing teamwork and character as baseball, nor as good at either as martial arts or combative sports (while being just as dangerous if not more so).


So I'm not a big fan... but as usual the OP is somewhere way out in orbit around Uranus or something...
 

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football shouldn't be banned, but it should be banned from preempting real programs like 60 minutes.

i can't count how many time Ripley's Believe It Or Not was cancelled because ball throwing went over its allotted time slot when i was a kid. i'm still pissed off about it.
 
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