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76 Of 79 Deceased NFL Players Had Brain Disease, Frontline Reports

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posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 07:51 PM
a reply to: KAOStheory
Wow, even in HS, my gym classes only played flag football. You wanted to play tackle you have to join the JV or Varsity team for that.

As for the OP, 79 people out of how many thousand that play? That's not a whole lot, although there is something to be said about protecting your head. It's all a lot safer these days than in the past. Like hockey goalie masks used to be a joke, and helmets were optional. Helmets are also way safer nowadays too, better and lighter materials, and better padding. There is always going to be risk of injury in any sport though, it's unavoidable, even in the "wimpy" sports like track team for example.

I think the lawsuit is ridiculous, you know you are risking your body being harmed by playing contact sports unless you are an idiot. They chose to play, they took that risk. They either wanted to make the big bucks, and or loved playing the game.
edit on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:55:34 -0500 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 08:05 PM
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
I believe that in Nebraska, or Omaha at least, the public schools are funded primarily by parking meters, tickets, towing fees, and the like.

yea lawsuits seem ridiculous, like a construction worker suing for back problems from using a jackhammer, or a bartender suing for 2nd hand smoke issues (back when you could smoke in such places.) I mean, duh.

sports are obviously hazardous to your health, so's skydiving. and as you mentioned, the military.
so are roller coasters, driving a car, riding a bike, having sex, or just getting out of bed in the morning. my metal bed frame jabs my ankles often.

that's life, i mean someone posted about the athletes who would take life-shortening drugs to play better - i.e., the general consensus is that a good short life is better than a long boring one.

and so be it. i tend to agree. i have a few guilty (and possibly life-shortening pleasures) of my own, and i don't plan to cease them anytime soon.

posted on Oct, 3 2014 @ 04:18 AM
I was just going to mention that Osama Bin Laden who died in 2001 had Marfan's Syndrome!

Apparently it's a genetic condition that affects 1 in 5,000 Americans. Some of the signs include tall stature, long arms, fingers and toes, flat feet, loose joints, indented or protruding sternum, severe eye problems, curved spine, crowded teeth, and a high arched palate.

Sorry Op. Just trying to make people aware of what it is.

posted on Oct, 3 2014 @ 07:48 PM
a reply to: Hilux1996

no worries, and so did Abraham Lincoln.
my arm span is 2" longer than my height, usually there are equal. my legs are extra long too. I have a rather mild case, wasn't even diagnosed til I was 19.

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 03:25 PM
I call bs ! Look at rugby league here in the uk and oz ! There's a lot more head contact !
It's bs !

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