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President Obama: ‘If I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.’
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[quote:A Friend:MV8yMTIxNDg2XzM1NzkyMjUxXzYzN0ZEN0Y5] [quote:PedroDeSapper:MV8yMTIxNDg2XzM1NzkyMTk3XzI0RUY4Mzk5] Football. FOOTBALL? That game where a bunch of fannies run around for 10 seconds until the referee calls a halt? Where the wankers wear more padding than robocop? Where the crowd has to be told when to cheer? Jesus fuck, what a total waste of energy, and you fuckers still have the temerity to call it the world cup? As if the rest of the world gives a flying fuck about your fanny game, played by over beefed up pricks who would blow out of their fannies (bums in english) if they actually had to put in some effort. And now, the world has to suffer your 'super bowl'. You fucking bunch of mugs really do not have a clue when it comes to proper sport. Have a nice day. [/quote] Said by someone who knows rugby. Cheers! :biergirls: [/quote]
So now the Prez will influence the NFL??
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. 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. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much.
I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they're grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies. You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That's something that I'd like to see the NCAA think about.
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