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


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#111 Khaki Lackey

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:33 AM

Ron Paul can throw a 85 mph slider. His heater is rumored to be triple digits.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

How is this not in the Tinderbox where it belongs? >.>

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:50 AM

You know those articles that come up every now and then about some former NFL player with debilitating neurological issues who is suing the league? Everyone who comments immediately comes in with a, "well you knew the risks when you started playing, of course running around and hitting people hard is bad for your health."

This is a pretty normal response to that.

#114 I Mean He Was Found Guilty

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

You know those articles that come up every now and then about some former NFL player with debilitating neurological issues who is suing the league? Everyone who comments immediately comes in with a, "well you knew the risks when you started playing, of course running around and hitting people hard is bad for your health."

This is a pretty normal response to that.


according to convoluted internet tough guy logic, you're a pussy and hypocrite if you choose not to play football or try to dissuade your loved ones from doing so for fear of long-term damage.

but you're a dumbass who "knew what he was getting into" if you do in fact suffer from brain injuries.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

When you have a kid you may think differently.

If you don't have kids, you really can't add to this discussion.


My thoughts exactly. Your outlook on life and what matters changes completely once your a parent.

I will encourage my son to play sports, but football will not be one of them. I don't think I would enjoy watching anymore if my kid was out there playing. I'd be a nervous wreck.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

according to convoluted internet tough guy logic, you're a pussy and hypocrite if you choose not to play football or try to dissuade your loved ones from doing so for fear of long-term damage.

but you're a dumbass who "knew what he was getting into" if you do in fact suffer from brain injuries.

lol pretty much.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

When you have a kid you may think differently.

If you don't have kids, you really can't add to this discussion.

agreed with this.

it's a real game changer. quite a lot about my mindset about being a parent changed when i actually became one, and it wasn't like i was some naive kid either, i was well into my 30s.

theres all kinds of things that i did when i was a kid that i don't want my kid to do and its not a bit hypocritical. you learn stuff as you get older and one of those things is the long term effect of things i did that just weren't ultimately worth it.

just because i like watching football doesn't mean i should be willing to let my kids play anymore than watching resevoir dogs means i should be willing to change their names to some color and get involved in some big heist that turns bad and everyone gets killed.

its entertainment.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

Football isn't violent at all compared to what it was so maybe his kid should stick to knitting?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

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#120 Snake

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

What's next tighter restrictions on Football.


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