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|4 hours 44 min ago||This is a data point... that directly contradicts your POV||
Don't mess with Data.
In the journal of the American Academy of Neurology it is reported that NFL players who played youth football scored 20 percent worse on cognitive tests than an already depressed population of NFL players who did not play youth fooball. Yet you think CTE is an NFL problem only? Hmm... I'm not sure. Definitely it is an NFL problem.
I'm also not sure there is an increase in CTE at all but rather greater reportage and diagnosis (which can only be definitive through elective posthumous postmortem.)
The best response to this is caution in allowing youths to play the game along with more study. The Heads Up program put on by the NFL on the other hand has no data to support it's effectiveness. It's premised on the idea that head to head collisions can be coached out of the game. That I don't see.
If Michigan gave up football due to CTE risks I would be sad but I would understand. Data would kick my ass for saying that but that is what I think at this point. Data will eventually tell the story.
|4 hours 47 min ago||I'm going to take your post literally and agree that it is dumb||
Youth football is not relatively a tough hard hitting contact sport compared to HS, college or professional football. The brain of a <=12 yo is in a compromised developmental state that is perhaps more susceptible to the lower range of impact in youth football. Regardless playing Pop Warner (or what ever youth league) has consequences.
Some kids use football as a way to avoid other issues and garner opportunity. It's not an irrational decision by parents to let their kids play. When the NFL puts money into convincing parents it is OK to play with a "Heads Up" I don't think they are really giving the parents any literal warning of the dangers. Big money is coming after parents to assuage their fears, obscure the truth and belay their judgment.
If you don't want your kids to get hurt, do what is best for them. As a parent I'm going to honestly say I have no idea what that is most of the time.
|5 hours 11 min ago||Some will be surprised...many more will be in denial||
Certainly no objective person is surprised.
|20 hours 50 min ago||Thomas withered under Hoke...||
with or without spell check.
|21 hours 31 min ago||Hockey is the best sport on the planet||
It looks like this team is going to make a run. Some of my best sport memories happened inside Yost Ice Arena. Dare I engender hope? The plight of a partisan.
|2 days 22 hours ago||This hurts my feelings...||
Seriously, if a thread is deleted it should come with consequences. The OP should be docked half the distance to the goal line in vaunted MGo points (I would retroactively suffer on this front but have no issues with it.) This thread was beyond silly.
WD might need some professional or meaningful intervention at some point. It's borderline unhealthy and this community for the most part supports his delusional state. Obviously he has never played football (not that there is anything wrong with that)...just saying.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Clearly WD doesn't care what others think...||
Dumb post Corky. I'm really really sorry to say that. Please accept my sincerest apologies.
This thread on the other hand is becoming quite entertaining.
|3 days 7 hours ago||A thread about bloggers feelings about each other...||
I must neg this...
|5 days 8 hours ago||As much as I love Lytle and Michigan I can't say it was worth it||
Perhaps the book will give me more perspective. What a sacrifice for the love of football. I get that but the sense of loss is strong on Kelly's site, these excerpts and, I assume, the book.
No game is worth giving up 30+ years with your family. Reading the website greatly mellowed my love for the game from fanatical to desperate. I hope we can play without such losses. It's very hard to read.
|6 days 24 min ago||Wal-Mart Wolverine cuts deeper than Little Brother||
Football doesn't mean much in the real world. Neither does sport. Yet we watch and cheer. We'll talk about a team with a nostic "we" that can be patronizing and vilifying but is bred of a collective identity. Since sport defines winning and losing it provides a tidy contrast for anyone to draw a sense of identity.
If someone calls some Wolverine fans Walmart Wolverines I wouldn't think any more of it than Michigan players calling fans muggles or collegians gathering for an alumni celebration. Part of it is identity and part shared experience and nothing more. Collegiality can be defined on any boundary.
Personally I'm a stoic. Ultimately life is suffering with a brief interlude of knowledge and joy. If you are a Michigan fan - I'm sure you can appreciate the suffering at least. Let's drink to the gridiron knowledge and joy to come whatever your background. In the end it doesn't mean as much as we let on.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Pick your degree...Pick a CC... Find a path - 2 links||
LS&A General studies graduation checklist
Equivalency - pick your 2 yr. school (with a football program) and build a path
It's work...especially when you consider that not all classes are offered when you need them.
|6 days 2 hours ago||This isn't a False Alarm ...||
it's just False.
|1 week 6 days ago||This analysis was done in 2011 showing B1G development of NFL||
talent. Despite wins and losses - the B1G developed talent - at least in this studied period.
Note this kind of thinking is, in part, why Ferentz is loved by Iowa fans.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||The turn around for UCLA is heartening...||
The systematic winning at Navy and Air Force is also a testament to scheme, coaching and teamwork. The Air Force style of play and JV like teams makes for wins. Spring ball will be very interesting.
This was a very interesting read about how Air Force breeds success - basically by over signing in a way only a service academy can.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Agreed ... "slam" was overkill and "stupid" uncalled for...||
Bellomy doesn't deserve to be slighted that is all.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||This^^ All respect to OSU but||
TCU could have beaten them. We will never know.
The logistics of an 8 team playoff are not difficult. Extend the season one game and all the bowls still have the pick of the losers.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||You are being called stupid for not spelling his name correctly.||
Suck it up sadeto.
If you are using the Nebraska game (which is the bulk of the stats and playing time Bellomy has seen) you are being called "stupid" for slamming a kid who came into a game plan premised on the best running QB in college football history.
Once he came in Nebraska no longer had rushing lanes to protect. They came full bore for Russ. That is not something he was seeing in practice. Denard didn't need hot routes to protect against sacks because his legs kept DLs honest. Bellomy came into a plan denuded of outlet routes. He was setup for failure.
Competition is good. Bellomy will probably not get to the field again. He deserves respect however for what he's done and doing for the team. Anything else is stupid IMO.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||TCU should have been in ... not disrespect to OSU||
the sooner we get to 8 teams the better. Add one week post the conference championship games in the high seed home stadium and all the teams get in who should.
If OSU demonstrated they were worthy then TCU did as well.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Bellomy not Bellamy||
Neg for stupidity not necessarily spelling. Bellomy is a member of the team...WTF. Learn the fan speak... ie "Competition is good!" Slamming kids who are working with the team is neg worthy. Sincerely, Stupid Internet Tough Guy.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||I was going to make a 96 69 joke||
but this thread is already out to pasture.
I do appreciate the content though.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Baylor T-shirts||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||While is plain text editor...||
<blockquote> Stuff that you want blockquoted </blockquote>
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Present||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Reposting this for any who have not read it...||
Lytle was as tough as they come...lots of anecdotes here...
If you gotta go, Go Blue.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Agree... I read them to keep myself current and don't regret it||
by the second book I too was taken. GoT was my 2014 summer escape - it kind of set me up for the Blue wedding that was the ND game. I did not see that coming. Then the blood really started to hit the field. Reading them all is not a small commitment in time. Having done it - reading them twice is a real luxury. Perhaps required reading for the modern world (have I lost perspective?... maybe.)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I read a few negative reviews and shied away...||
I'll add it to my waitlist at the library on your recommendation.
Seth - your latest peice was a great. Thanks for the content.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Name of the Wind was a good read...||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Singletary is getting mentioned quite a bit here...||
is he staying on or not? Sounds like he is.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||College athletes are allowed to train as much as they want...||
they just can't be coached while doing it outside of the proverbial stretching hour, not to mention concomitant school playing. College athletes sacrifice well beyond the NCAA limits on coaching. In fact many of Michigan's athletes study the human body and how to train it - in their school playing time. (Admittedly that is a small part of what they study.)
It's how you train that matters - most people think - not how much. But somehow no one really knows the way to do that definitively - despite all the kinesiology majors out there.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Oregon rules||
Go Ducks. It's crazy the amount of Oregon swag on the streets here in Portland. Plus the guy with the fireworks after the FSU game laid out some bucks. Hopefully they will lay out some more Bucks soon.