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    CTE found in living football players.

    Enjoy the game while we can, folks. It won't last that much longer.

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    Re: CTE found in living football players.

    The fat lady is warming up
    Raj: Excuse me, I can't be drinking, I'm about to make an important scientific discovery here!
    Howard:What? Galileo did his best work while drinking wine!
    Raj: How do you know that?
    Howard: He was Italian, it's a reasonable assumption.
    Raj: Dude, can you even open your mouth without saying a cultural stereotype?
    Howard: I'm sorry Galileo drank diet sprite!

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    Re: CTE found in living football players.

    IMO, that's a pretty radical viewpoint by the author. The game of football isn't going anywhere. It may be altered due to new findings, but I don't think it's going to suddenly disappear as the author suggests.

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    Re: CTE found in living football players.



    This thread will be a hoot...
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    CTE found in living football players.

    Been thinking a lot about this, is this game really worth lives. I love this game, but at what cost to ourselves?


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    Re: CTE found in living football players.

    Wait for the evidence. Also, I don't see football stopping over this...the sport has always been violent and came close to being axed when it first got started.

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    Re: CTE found in living football players.

    As long as QBs get the hawt babes, football ain't going anywhere.

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    Re: CTE found in living football players.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikes12 View Post
    As long as QBs get the hawt babes, football ain't going anywhere.
    Cue the linebacker girlfriend jokes. 3..2..1..

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    Re: CTE found in living football players.

    You would think that there would be something created by now that would lessen the chances of head trauma in college and pro football. I know the high school level has changed/improved helmets to help reduce the impact a player receives when getting hit. When it comes to a sport like football there is only so much you can do to decrease the chances of head trauma or any injury.

    But you tell a parent that their kid has a five percent chance of developing crippling brain damage through playing a sport, and you will see the end of Pop Warner and probably the end of high school football. Colleges would likely follow. (How common are college boxing teams these days?)

    After that, I don't know how pro football can stand for long.
    This is a bit extreme. I doubt football will end anytime soon on any level, especially in America.
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    Re: CTE found in living football players.

    Until doctors can provide research on the effects of tackle football on the brain at every level of participation, I find the "football is dead" argument completely off base.

    I imagine the truth of the situation will be uncovered and it will state that the greatest CTE risk is only found in those who played a long professional football career. I hardly take this as a death knell to Pop Warner, high school, or college football. Until they can show that tackle football only takes a few years of participation to dramatically effect one's brain, it is a dramatized issued. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong and will admit it...but I think this is more of an NFLPA long-term health insurance issue than the death of the entire sport.

    Showing the effects on NFL veterans and extrapolating the inherit risk of amateur football is a gross lack of statistical or medical understanding by journalist. It's like poor white trash hillbillies worrying about the estate tax or income tax on the top 1-2%. 99% of everyone who plays football never reaches the pros.
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    Re: CTE found in living football players.

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    Been thinking a lot about this, is this game really worth lives. I love this game, but at what cost to ourselves?


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    You could say the same for Horse Racing, Boxing, Professional Wrestling, Nascar, Cliff Diving, etc.
    Raj: Excuse me, I can't be drinking, I'm about to make an important scientific discovery here!
    Howard:What? Galileo did his best work while drinking wine!
    Raj: How do you know that?
    Howard: He was Italian, it's a reasonable assumption.
    Raj: Dude, can you even open your mouth without saying a cultural stereotype?
    Howard: I'm sorry Galileo drank diet sprite!

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    Re: CTE found in living football players.

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    You could say the same for Horse Racing, Boxing, Professional Wrestling, Nascar, Cliff Diving, etc.

    And I'm sure you gather with family and friends to watch cliff diving each weekend. What's on the menu this week?

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    Re: CTE found in living football players.

    Perhaps the government should step in and regulate football players. For example, a linebacker couldn't be more than 6' tall, weight more than 190 lbs and incapable of running the 40 in under 5.5 seconds. And there's no reason in the world an offensive tackle should weigh more than 225 pounds.....

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