Football´s first fan isn´t sure he´d let his son play the game, in light of the impact it takes on its players. ´I´m a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I´d have to think long and hard before I let him play football,´ President Obama said. ´And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence,´ Obama said.
Comments: In your dreams. If he had a son and he took after his wussy father he wouldn´t even have the option. OTH, if he took after the Mooch that would be a different story. How long before 0bama sticks his nose into the business of the NFL?
The NLF union boss is good friends with Obama and they´re trying to raise the stakes and value of concussion claims against the NFL. Liberals couldn´t care less about football player´s health but when there´s an avenue for a class action suit they´re all over it.
There´s an assumption of risk playing any sport,you shouldn´t be able to sue the organizers of a sport when the risk is inherent in the sport before it was organized.
What if cops,firemen and soldiers started suing the orgs. they belong to when they get injured.Although,I´m sure there´s been many a workman´s comp settlement in some case.
i have a son and wont let him play football any more now that he is in 7th grade and the kids are getting big enough to do serious damage to each other. he was a quarterback and linebacker and i did love to watch him play. he plays baseball and basketball instead.
i think god did not give 0bama a son for a reason.
also, while i enjoy Rush, he does not have kids and is totally clueless on kids and sports.
No more ´´mean´´ sports allowed in America. Just badminton and perhaps hopscotch. Just don´t swing the badminton racquet too hard - it will upset earth´s equilibrium and change the climate. And chalk for hopscotch must be ´earth friendly´, and made by unionized native peoples groups.
C´mon Obama haters. Once in a while he is correct.
NFL players are not suing for bad knees, elbows, backs or legs. That comes with the territory of playing football.
They are suing because it is alleged that the NFL knew that sending players who were just concussed back into games was extraordinarily dangerous. And if there is proof of this, the owners have what is coming to them.
And nobody is suggesting that the NFL be banned, or marginalized like boxing. But do we really need leagues of 7-year-olds playing tackle football?
Obama aside, the idea has merit. I told my kids, as a physician, I can tell you that football guarantees blown out knees. So, if you want to play tennis, jog, ski or shoot hoops with your kids and grand kids, pick another sport.
This, from the POS who claimed that he would never want his "daughters BURDENED by an unwanted pregnancy".
His viewpoints are so skewed from Reality that every time he opens his mouth - without exception - it is as if another chuck of his tiny, worthless brain oozes out to insult and disgust REAL Americans.
The only thing more disgusting than Omama´s ignorant statement was #9´s. Apparently, only the elite, blessed with high IQ, should post on this forum, in his opinion. I think #9 lost his way from HuffPo. And I´ll see your so-called "3-digit IQ" and raise you.
"Let him?" Aren´t these the same people who want no parental input if teens & pre-teens want birth control or abortions? Who want to keep the parents in the dark as to what leftie ideas they are teaching in the public schools? And want pediatricians to privately question kids about firearms in the home? So only when it comes to sports, the parents can have a say, is that it?
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