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Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Indigo5
You actually bring up a good point.
Obama is directing the narrative towards hunting.
Not home protection.
Not against a tyrannical government.
He shifts the narrative so that we focus on what he wants to talk about. He focuses in on sports injuries. And immediately wants to change the rules.
With guns, he says we can still hunt, but that was not the only reason to promote a 2nd Amendment.
It's all about controlling the narrative.edit on 27-1-2013 by beezzer because: spelling
Originally posted by TsukiLunar
Reading this thread... you guys realize he is not trying to change football?
Originally posted by WaterBottle
This thread is pathetic. Obama was asked a question and he answered it.
Originally posted by GArnold
reply to post by elevatedone
I think he brings up some valid points. Every president since I was born (1968) has been asked to comment on sports.
President Roosevelt saves the game. . .
Strange as it may seem, high school football, college football, and even the Super Bowl might not exist today if President Theodore Roosevelt had not taken a hand in preserving the game. As originally played on college campuses, the game was extremely rough, including slugging, gang tackling and unsportsmanlike behavior. Quite a number of players died (18 in just the year 1905 alone, with 20 times fewer players than there are today). Interest in becoming a football player was declining!
But Roosevelt saw merit in the game. It built bodies and could build character, a sense of team and never giving up. Ten of the Rough Riders, the soldiers who fought with him in Cuba, gave their occupations as football players when they enlisted in 1898.
So in 1905, President Roosevelt summoned representatives of the Big Three (Harvard, Yale and Princeton, the universities who first played the game and who also set the rules of play) to the White House. In his best table-thumping style, Theodore Roosevelt convinced them that the rules needed to be changed to eliminate the foul play and brutality.
As a result, the American Football Rules Committee was formed and, in 1906, plays designed to open up the game and make it less dangerousd to play were introduced. Some of the changes made included:
the introduction of the forward pass,
the distance to be gained for a first down increased from five to ten yards,
all mass formations and gang tackling were banned.
Football became less dangerous to play, injuries and deaths decreased, and it became more fun to watch.
Originally posted by sonnny1
Will his "answer" change the way football is played? Will his "answer" save football players lives? Does his "answer" fix this Country? At least he answered it. Im 100% sure he couldn't answer any question revolving around Syria, Fast and Furious, Kill List, etc......... REAL ISSUES.
It is the birther mentality applied to real world issues. It is the "questions" they love to ask...but hate to have answered.