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- Continued research shows that brain damage from hits to the head is also common in soccer, hockey, lacrosse, etc. and that the risk of concussion is not seen as a football only problem.
- Research shows that playing football actually increases your lifespan and that the health benefits are more common and consistant than the health risks.
- The NFL and others develop some technology for helmets that further minimizes the risk, but does not eliminate it. This makes people feel better.
- Rules may also be changed to help a bit with the collisions making it closer to the risks associated with other sports.
- Certain groups of Americans hold up football as something unique and great about "American grit" or whatever way they spin it. It stays popular similar to the way Americans defend the lack of paid vacation laws for new mothers, gun rights, etc. It makes us tough.
- Meanwhile, we see an influx of people from developing countries adopt football as more of an international sport. This widens the pool of people who accept what is beginning to look like not that big of a risk compared to the benefits
|1 week 4 days ago||I feel the same...||
... but I just looked into it and I think you can do it with other devices (Roku, firestick, etc.)
|1 week 5 days ago||People still question "deflategate"?||
Isn't winning the Super Bowl after the deflategate the best evidence that his previous stats had nothing to do with deflated balls?
That pretty much ends the controversy for reasonable minds.
|1 week 5 days ago||Bacari Alexander||
I think this team misses Bacari's consistant and strong motivation. Bacari did those pregame speeches and tweeted out inspiration on the daily. He kep the emotion going consistantly for the past teams.
This team misses him.
What you get is a lot of ups and downs based on emotiona and motivation. Playing well in the first half (UCLA). Bad road losses (Illinois). Letdown games (OSU between MSU games). Etc.
A lot of this game comes down to motivation of young kids.
|1 week 6 days ago||Everywhere||
You put up with assholes at work. On these boards. At family gatherings. In fraternities. On an intermural team. As a regular at a gym.
Especially, where a group of guys hang out together a lot. Usually the bonds outweigh the negatives that happen when people get on each others nerves.
Don't be a snowflake. Kids are not leaving because locker rooms are like anyplace else.
Kids are not that weak and sensitive, are they???
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Woodson v. Manning||
Decades later, the difference between a Michigan legend and a Tennessee leged is still clear
A tasting of Woodson's respected Napa Valley Cab and hors d'oeuvres....
Budwieser and Papa Johns in the Manning Tent,
|3 weeks 5 days ago||have to wonder||
just so others know the answer to your rhetorical question at the end.... he did it to tell a story.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Komen?||
Are you really going to throw out the worst offender as symbolic of the rest of the charities? Maybe we shouldn't invest money in companies because, you know, Enron?!?!
Regardless, you can always directly give money to someone via gofundme or someother site. That is a more direct charity if you are concerned.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You miss the point||
I don't really have a strong feeling one way or another, but your post misses the point.
When you do something visable to raise awareness of an issue, it is not always aimed at people who are not aware of the issue.
Most of the time it is aimed at "raising" or "maintaining" awareness of an issue in light of all the other things competing for attention and money. We all knew about ALS prior to the "ice bucket challenge," but it raised the LEVEL of awareness and garnered more dontations than normal. In fact, the money raised may have directly led to a new breakthrough in that area.
I am not sure if pink clothes are used too often and, consequently, there is little raised awareness. Maybe it just maintains awareness. But, it is something.
I think part of the reason they do it is because of the male dominated nature of sports. It reaches an audience that is not as constantly aware of breast cancer as women. Also, it may help sell appareal (like pink Detroit Tigers hats) for women.
Personally, it does make me think for a minute about the one person I know who had breast cancer in the past. I haven't made a donation because of it, but it does remind me of their struggle decades ago. Maybe those thoughts will materialize to something one day, even if it is simply me talking to them about their experience with a sympathetic ear.
Anyway, it doesn't hurt anything.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Can fans expose this?||
I think that is more likely. Players might not expose it for the reasons in the thread. But, what about fans?
Could you figure out a way to hire a private investigator to take pictures and/or record conversations in the same way people go after cheating spouses and insurance fraudsters?
I know you would have to infiltrate their circle a bit, but how hard could that be? These guys are not the most intelligent people on earth. I don't think there is a real criminal element here. (These bagmen are losing money for the sake of the school and they are not breaking any laws that would pose any harm to them. They are not criminals or profiting.)
Does anyone think some independantly wealthy Michigan fan could pretend to like Ohio Sttate for a while and find out who are the bagmen in C-Bus? And maybe hire a private investigator from Michigan to head to Columbus? It would be a fun undercover operation and one that would help expose a cheating school.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I agree.||
Do what you like if it doesn't harm others.
Just don't polsh a turd and call it jewelry. Be honest with yourself.
I sit and watch movies. I have played video games for hours on end in the past. I liked it and don't regret it, but I know I need to move around and that I didn't just engage in a sport. I am not proud of binge-watching shows. You really shouldn't take pride. Do it if you want, but don't invite people over to watch you do it. Now you are just glorifying the sedentary lifestyle into something to be emulated.
Its kind of like junk food Eat it if you want. Enjoy. Just know you can't over-indulge or it will be a little bad for your health. And don't pretend that it isn't bad for you or glorify it. Be honest.
If you eat a whole sleeve of Oreos and down a 2 liter of Mountain Dew you should feel bad about yourself a little. That is a good and healthy feeling. Likewise, if you spend 10 hours a day playing video games, you should feel a little bad about yourself. In either case, though, you shouldn't glorify it.....
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I play video games||
I play viedo games and they are fun. However, I also have fun going outside to kick a ball or play basketball.
However, I know those two activities have nothing in common other than the fact they are both recreational activities for me.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Change||
That's right. The meaning of words can change over time. That usually happens when people are sloppy with how they use words. It happens when people think "well that is close to what I mean" or something along those lines.
But, that just means that we shouldn't let that happen. We shouldn't let the youth think they are playing a sport/ We shouldn't give way to an effort to re-brand gaming as something that has the illusion of activity in order to make it seem less sedentary.
Here, and industry and its denziens are attempting to change the narrative by mis-using the Engligh language. And, you know they are doing it to feel better about themselves because of how hard they fight to defend their "association" with sports. It legitimizes something that is just lazy recreation.
(There is a place for lazy recreation in life in moderation.)
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Wrong.||
Sport actually has a deinfition. Look it up. I'll wait....
See, it involves "physical activity."
Now, think about the ignorance of your comment.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Since you want to call me a "fool"....||
"You sound like a fool. It's not being lazy. People are going to do what they like doing."
So, if you "like it", then its not "lazy"? Is that some form of logic?
"What if I like taking drives in the scenic mountains? Is that lazy? After all, I'm just sitting in a car and looking at stuff. That isn't being really active."
Agreed. It is not active. It is sitting. Its not as lazy as gaming (i.e., not controlling a motor vehicle), but it is still sedentary and definitely not a sport to look at mountains from a car.
"The days of going outside and kicking a ball with your friends are pretty much over. Sure, some people like doing that still, but with all of the in-home modes of entertainment these days, it's not hard to see that most people prefer those.
Your existence (and our future) is sad if you truly believe that. Think about it......
I don't think you do. Otherwise, I can't wait....
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Really?||
"I never understood why people are so protective of the boundaries of ill-defined concepts.
You all know what competitive computer games are, regardless of if you agree on if they are to be called a sport, so what difference does it make?"
What in the world are you talking about?????!?!
Sport is not an "ill-definied" concept. It is a defined word. Words have meaning. We just can't ignore the meaning because people slightly bastardize its usage in the past. A sport is "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment."
And it doesn't matter which dictionary you use, they seem to all refer to "sport" involving physical exertion or activity. Sitting on a couch does not qualify.
Sorry, you are a gamer, not an athlete. Unless you think "athlete" is ill-defined? I guess all words are ill-defined if you are willing to mis-use them at will.
Now, get off my lawn!!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
Yes, you can be active and still play video games. I don't know if you can be really good at them on a national level and still be active, but it isn't completely impossible.
Of course, it isn't likely and it is much more likely that your should lmit your "sitting" entertainment for your health and not glorify it as "sport" or worthy of "fans."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||You're right||
Playing video games is no different from watching TV. Neither s a sport. And, yes, both groups should get outside more.
It s lazy to spend hours on your ass in any mode of entertainment as opposed to doing something active. In fact, that is almost the definition of lazy.
As for the description of hunting I am familiar with it being refered to as "hunting for sport" but also that the term is not used to lump it with other sports.
Also, most people don't use the term "for sport" to describe hunting (maybe because no one in America NEEDS to hunt for food and it is really all "for sport")
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Why?||
I can't use a computer if I like to spend my leisure time on outside activities? Or do you think everyone here is hold up in a basement somewhere?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||First||
Not many people refer to hunting as a "sport." Hunting is hunting.
Second, people are upset by the name eSports because it is a weakly veiled attempt to rebrand "gaming" as something that does not involve lazy people sitting in front of theit computers for hours and hours as a form of "recreation."
Go outside and kick a ball. Be healthy and active. Don't drag a word, such as "sport" down to your level to describe something that is almost the opposite. Its just sad.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||What do you mean, more winning?||
Calipari won a national title, runner-up and final fours, etc. at Kentucky. His record there is comparable or bettern than Urbs record at OSU. Just a weird comment for you to throw in at the end there.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||??||
That simply has to do with CC moving out towards developing suburbs. increase in nearby population means increased enrollment. Rice, Country Day, etc. are located in old money areas where the population stays fairly constant.
There is nothing central or Detroit about Detroit Catholic Central.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan||
it was the best in Michigan. I still remember playing at Wizner.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Right before Christmas||
... and while his family is undergoing medical issues.
Shit school. And I am an alum.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||This attitude really really pisses me off||
The whole idea of justice is turned on its head when people say....
Yeah, there is no real basis for liability because nobody knew better "but the high profits many schools are making justifies these suits"
Seriously? They didn't do anything wrong, but let's use this opportunity to re-distribute wealth.
Hey, force them to change the rules about redistributing wealth (through protests and withholding your fan money), but don't use a lawsuit BASED ON SOMETHING ELSE COMPLETELY as the basis for some vigilante justice.
Your attitude is one of the biggest problems with the legal system.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
Personally, I believe the benefits far outweigh the risks. The teamwork, the hard work, the self-betterment, etc.
The idea of fun physical fitness alone (in the face of hordes of sedentary kids) is a great benefit. Heart disease and weight related problems are a much much bigger risk to our sons today. But, hey, faulty risk assesment is common. I know people afraid of sharks. Others afraid to fly. Both those people text and drive though....
Football hits look bad on TV, that image clearly weighs into people's thinking.....
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Rest assured||
There are numerous frivolous lawsuits filed each year, but rest assured that the vast majority of them are dismissed early on and get nowhere. Sounds like this one barely made it over the hurdle to be filed. WInning a claim is a much much bigger hill.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Alternative path...||
First, boxing did not die off because of its violence. Its credibility got wrose each year because of the corruption involved. In a lot of ways, its void has been filled with the more violent UFC matches.
Second, football has been in the crosshairs as barbaric before and survived as the top US sport. In a country that appears to have issues with the world being too progressive and getting too soft too fast, a backlash has emerged and it could change the direction of popular sentiment. Or not. Anyway, this is also a possibility:
This may be loony too. But, predicting the future is hard business. I don't think you can write off football so quickly because suburban moms are swayed by the headlines of studies posted on facebook. I think this wll play out over years and that the popularity of football and its uniqueness as an American sport may let it weather any such storm. But, I don't know.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||This post is what it says it is...||
One guy's opinion that Bile in is good, not great and our expectations should match.
This isn't even a hot take. it's like a room temp take. Mild and forgettable.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Chase athletes with athletes?||
So, this means a spy on JT Barrett by Peppers? Hmmm....?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Reddit Account||
I am an old man without such an account. Can I just email it to them? Anyone here try that?