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Obama: "If I had a son, I wouldnt let him play football"

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glad i'm having a girl

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glad i'm having a girl

Please to reference my cheerleading post above. :lol:

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glad i'm having a girl

congrats and having a daughter does take some big questions like this off the plate, but it also invites a whole slew of other problems.

you have a son and you pretty much only have to worry about him. you have a daughter and then you have to worry about everyone else's son.

wouldn't trade it, tho.

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glad i'm having a girl

Call us when she hits puberty.

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glad i'm having a girl

You won't be in about 13 years :lol:

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my father didn't let me play football as much as I wanted to. And he was a standout QB at his High school. So i played baseball and soccer. Dad never missed a game, til i got a scholarship to play baseball 10 hours away from home. My father said it was a really hard decision for him.

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My mom wasn't thrilled with me playing football. My dad didn't care (wasn't interested in sports).

I played from Pee Wee up through high school. Got hurt plenty along the way, though my best friend who played QB had it worse (two knee operations before he was in high school). Saw plenty of friends get hurt, but never anything debilitating. Granted, now that I'm getting up in years, some of the old injuries occasionally like to remind me that they're there :lol:

Do kids get hurt playing sports? Yes, and not just football.

Do kids get hurt not playing sports? Yes, plenty.

Do kids get hurt just being kids? Parents know the answer to that one.

Being that I coach flag football, obviously I'm gonna encourage kids to play. Some of the kids I coach in flag also play tackle, and I tend to give them advice on that too.

Bad things happen. I don't know that you can base your whole life around just trying to avoid them and have it be much of a life.

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My mom wasn't thrilled with me playing football. My dad didn't care (wasn't interested in sports).

I played from Pee Wee up through high school. Got hurt plenty along the way, though my best friend who played QB had it worse (two knee operations before he was in high school). Saw plenty of friends get hurt, but never anything debilitating. Granted, now that I'm getting up in years, some of the old injuries occasionally like to remind me that they're there :lol:

Do kids get hurt playing sports? Yes, and not just football.

Do kids get hurt not playing sports? Yes, plenty.

Do kids get hurt just being kids? Parents know the answer to that one.

Being that I coach flag football, obviously I'm gonna encourage kids to play. Some of the kids I coach in flag also play tackle, and I tend to give them advice on that too.

Bad things happen. I don't know that you can base your whole life around just trying to avoid them and have it be much of a life.

I agree bad things happen....kids can't live in a bubble.

However, all activites don't come with the same risks. That is like saying if you cross a country 2 lane road it is the same as crossing I77 in rush hour....one is more dangerous.

also, with the way kids grow up these days and are trained...that also makes a dangerous sport more dangerous. Human body isn't suppose to go through what certain positions put it through IMO.

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Football will not exist.100.years from now with thinking like this..uh oh...

With the guys running DC (party agnostic) current projections says alot of other things wont exist 100 years from now. Football is way down the list of importance.

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I agree bad things happen....kids can't live in a bubble.

However, all activites don't come with the same risks. That is like saying if you cross a country 2 lane road it is the same as crossing I77 in rush hour....one is more dangerous.

also, with the way kids grow up these days and are trained...that also makes a dangerous sport more dangerous. Human body isn't suppose to go through what certain positions put it through IMO.

agreed on all points.

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