NFL legend Dick Butkus on Wednesday did not express enthusiasm for the idea of banning kickoffs from professional football, but he did not totally reject the proposal either. CNSNews.com asked him what he thought of it. “Well, it´s just the sign of the times," said Butkus. "I guess the game is really changing. "If they have statistics, which they claim they do, that a lot of concussions happen on the kickoff--I mean, you’re taking away one of the most exciting parts of the game,” Butkus told CNSNews.com in an interview Wednesday. Butkus said that the ban could really affect his Chicago Bears,
Might as well stop wasting time and just turn it into flag foot ball. I can´t quite see a lot of people wanting to watch professionals play it. Maybe make it co-ed and they have to play in under wear, PG-18.
Should probably mean better design of helmets, and shoulder pads, and some limits on the use of mass/strength enhancing steroids, etc. Football is a rough sport, and is understood as such by all participants!
#7, I believe it is the media so they can report on it for a while. This will not stand!! We can always start a new league without the idiot Goodall or whomever is running the NFL. I nominate Rush Limbaugh and Condi Rice to be the President and CEO of the new league!!
Here´s an idea - how about we let football go. They are the PR products for cities that are ruining the country anyway. Think about it - is there a NFL franchise that is not attempting to put an attractive face on a lying, cheating, taking, socialist, liberal-controlled municipality?
Same with the dang universities. They do everything they can to denigrate everything good and decent, and we are seduced into supporting them because of their football or basketball teams?
Let´s let it go - there was life before football and there will be life after.
What is currently happening and what is being contemplated in the NFL perfectly reflects our risk-averse, nanny state society. No one is forced to play in the NFL. It´s a high-risk/high-reward gig; every player should have to sign a document waiving claims against injury. The NFL is a ruthless meritocracy, something else the nanny staters can´t stand and aim to destroy.
#5: One of the contributing factors to brain damage in football has been the advanced design of helmets. And strength enhancers, I´m sure. They just hit each other harder now. Many football players suffer several concussions in a season.
I don´t see us going back to the old days with leather helmets and softer hits, though.
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lil dotty, 12/13/2012 9:14:19 AM (No. 9063157)
A new rule....mandatory to wear tin foil hats. If enjoyment is aplenty, one can be certain the dems will find a way to delete the enjoyment. Buffalo wings, chili fries,salt, redneck jokes, black humor.....all make us laugh or offer entrainment. All frowned upon by the dems. You´ll get hurt (no longer able to make money)....then they will be unable to take your money and their revenue would decline.
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