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Old 10-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #11
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Default Re: Frontline. League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

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And what about the other 90% of ex players who do not have brain damage?
You have a stat or link on that from someone other than the league office?

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And when is Philip Morris going to stop producing cigarettes because smoking will give you cancer? Hell, even 2nd hand smokers get cancer for Christ sake
Nobody is going to outlaw football anymore than they are going to outlaw smoking, but smoking in public gatherings now is about as socially acceptable as defecating in public rather then being the height of style and sophistication it was through the mid-60s. What is trendy in one era can be regarded as barbaric in the next - boxing was a very popular source of programming when TV got its start

There probably would be a move to outlaw smoking if it was not a great way to obtain revenues by taxing an addiction that can kill you.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:51 PM   #12
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I wonder how many of those 46 brain's they dissected were "Roid" users....
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That was one of the league's defenses in the lawsuit that settled for $765 million

Somehow I doubt the league paid that kind of money because it is compassionate
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The attack on Football is a lawyer driven attempt to milk the gravy train. It happens in every industry. Lawyers get together and find away to attack something successful and milk some money or some "concerned" focus group wants to get their name in the public consciousness. Haven't we learned this with PETA vs Vick? Not saying concussions aren't real, but former players suing and complaining after the fact is absurd. Additionally, it is a minority of players who are in the condition the filmmakers describe. Players come and go yearly in the NFL. The guys who are at the forefront of this are the same guys who attempted to crucify Barry Bonds and failed. Enough said...
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still cant believe it takes forty years and a fucked up head to make people aware football could possibly harm you...
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The attack on Football is a lawyer driven attempt to milk the gravy train. It happens in every industry. Lawyers get together and find away to attack something successful and milk some money or some "concerned" focus group wants to get their name in the public consciousness. Haven't we learned this with PETA vs Vick? Not saying concussions aren't real, but former players suing and complaining after the fact is absurd. Additionally, it is a minority of players who are in the condition the filmmakers describe. Players come and go yearly in the NFL. The guys who are at the forefront of this are the same guys who attempted to crucify Barry Bonds and failed. Enough said...
Did you watch the Frontline story? Or have you followed how the league jerked Mike Webster and his family around?

And who are the guys who attempted to crucify Barry Bonds and failed? This is not a Lance Armstrong PEDS thread.
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Default Re: Frontline. League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

Not that anyone needs them, but if you want further examples of why the Patriots are arrogant bastards these quotes following the League of Denial broadcast fit

“First of all, I’m not really familiar with whatever it is you’re referring to, whatever this thing is." - Belichick

“I don’t think about it at all. I’m not overly concerned." - Mr. Wonderful


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...gue-of-denial/
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Just watched this. Puts football in a whole new light for me. I am reminded of the gladiatorial nature of the spectacle and sport. These men literally put their lives and vitality on the line for our entertainment. Makes the jeering of Schaub that much worse.

I'm not sure what you can do to protect players. The helmet is pretty much useless as the brain just rattles around in there.

Pretty low behavior from the NFL on this as well. What they put Mike Webster thru was disgusting. Steelers org. Needs to step up to and support all of their alumnists.
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That was one of the league's defenses in the lawsuit that settled for $765 million

Somehow I doubt the league paid that kind of money because it is compassionate
Compared to what they rake in on a weekly basis, that's peanuts. The upper echelon of the NFL reminds me of the cast of rich cronies in Rollerball with Jimmy Caan.
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I wonder how many of those 46 brain's they dissected were "Roid" users....
Haven't seen the documentary yet, but it should be really easy to confirm if it's roids. Just examine the brains of guys who roid but don't play contact sports.

BTW, I had a friend who was a bigtime weightlifter and he talked about how lots of guys roided so much they had the same kinds of mental issues and aggression.
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