“However, I’d be lying if I said that the concussion thing doesn’t scare me a little.”

How many of these does it take to turn an outlier into a trend?  And why aren’t they listening to Urban Meyer?

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15 responses to ““However, I’d be lying if I said that the concussion thing doesn’t scare me a little.”

  1. Brandon (Version 1)

    Let’s just fold the football tent and take up sunbathing, wait but that’s dangerous too, come to think of it, its a dangerous thing walking out your door in the morning, all kinds of bad things can happen if you are among the breathing better not too, err wait, que the breathless outrage.

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    • They’re not telling others what to do, so I don’t get your point.

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      • 904Biscuit

        I get that these players who are hanging it up early aren’t telling others what to do but, I believe what Brandon is getting at is that life in general can be dangerous. If we are all infatuated with a bad result that might occur, we’re just going to end up paralyzing our life’s so, what’s even the point in living? Just try and be smart with what you’re doing (which is what these players seem to be doing) and try to get the most out of this one life we’ve been given. But, to forbid your future children from an activity, that you loved at one point and have gotten so much from, based on something that might happen seems ludicrous.

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        • Bulldawg165

          dear lord.

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        • Cousin Eddie

          My oldest plays football and I worry about it every time he practices and plays and some day my wife, who is already against him playing, and I might finally come to an agreement on him having to stop playing. As much as we, my son and I, love football making a decision for his safety will rule out. These players know more about the actual possible damages than us, well me anyway, that I can’t fault them for doing what they feel is best for their kids.

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          • tess

            A good friend of mine is one of the staff doctors for UIowa athletics (among other things–also teaches and practices at UI), and his son isn’t allowed to consider football until he’s 13. That’s 3-4 years away, but it was a decision they made before <a href=”http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/01/28/nfl-football-study-cognitive-risk-cte-concussions> this story from Neurology made the rounds earlier this year.

            He would not do the job he does if he didn’t love sports. We went to high school together, and our primary communication now is during football season, when we are watching the same game, or when I text him about a particularly out-of-date sideline injury treatment when watching classic SEC games. But I think he’s really hoping his son takes a liking to basketball or baseball.

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        • Deep Purple

          Muhammad Ali agrees with you. Boxing is a good sport for kids.

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    • Bulldawg165

      There’s different magnitudes of danger, you know. Sometimes a degree of danger is worth the risk due to the potential reward, sometimes it isn’t. It’s gray, not black and white.

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  2. DavetheDawg

    Well, Urbs…college football is safer now that Aaron Hernandez has moved on that’s for sure.

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  3. Dog in Fla

    “The Big Ten has announced an independent athletic trainer will be stationed in the video replay booth in the 2015 season to look for players who show visible signs of a concussion.”

    In preparation for the big event, the independent athletic trainer is studying film to look for visible signs of getting your bell rung

    and in related news, the Big Ten is still refining its “Disrupt the mindshare strategically, Yolo” resiliency testing procedures

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  4. 69Dawg

    I am beginning to see football going the way of Boxing. People might like to watch a blood sport like UFC but I doubt many mothers would want their sons or daughters to do it at an early age. Flag football until high school may be the answer, as long as it is not played like it is in the intermural leagues at college.

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  5. DawgPhan

    probably didnt help that his previous coach didnt really GAS about brain injury.

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  6. Something tells me this cat ain’t worrying about anyone’s brain.

    or..

    Pretty sad. Wasted life.

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