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President Obama: If I had a son, Id have to think long and hard before I let him play football.

 
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Obamaball rules: All the players wear pink frilly tu-tus and instead of singing the national anthem, each game opens with chants of "We're here, we're queer, and we're proud." The object of the game is to carry a huge anal vibrator into the "end zone." No tackling or violence is allowed: just pecks on the cheek and ass-pats.
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Obamaball rules: All the players wear pink frilly tu-tus and instead of singing the national anthem, each game opens with chants of "We're here, we're queer, and we're proud." The object of the game is to carry a huge anal vibrator into the "end zone." No tackling or violence is allowed: just pecks on the cheek and ass-pats.
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Sounds an awful lot like soccer.
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the dude needs to go back to the jungle......
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Could Obama be a bigger poonanny?!?!?


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Obamaball rules: All the players wear pink frilly tu-tus and instead of singing the national anthem, each game opens with chants of "We're here, we're queer, and we're proud." The object of the game is to carry a huge anal vibrator into the "end zone." No tackling or violence is allowed: just pecks on the cheek and ass-pats.
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Sounds an awful lot like soccer.
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now now

stop projecting from your gay boss to our gay sports stars!
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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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This is how it starts.... Unless these pantywaste libtards are stopped and stopped now, there will be nothing left of this once great counrty.


Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
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Obamaball rules: All the players wear pink frilly tu-tus and instead of singing the national anthem, each game opens with chants of "We're here, we're queer, and we're proud." The object of the game is to carry a huge anal vibrator into the "end zone." No tackling or violence is allowed: just pecks on the cheek and ass-pats.
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Sounds an awful lot like soccer.
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now now

stop projecting from your gay boss to our gay sports stars!
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LMAO! Fair enough
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You think it is a coincidence he makes this inflammatory statement, and just a few days ago, Leon Panera-Bread states that women will be now potentially be serving on the front lines of combat?


With all the other pressing issues in the United States, such as massive unemployment, a recession tinkering on the edge of complete economic disaster, the Sandy Hook event, Benghazi cover-up, NDAA, drones in the skies of America, just to name a few.....

It is 100% by design that these non-issues are brought to the fore.

Now, most red-blooded American men will be discussing what a "wimp" and "weakling" Obama is, and threatening to march on Washington D.C. if he dares tinker with the damned pigskin...instead of focusing on the real issues, such as why there are no jobs, why we are still fighting wars and entering new ones, why the economy will not recover, Obamacare, NDAA, gun control, etc.
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That's an excellent point. Always the distraction for those easily distracted. Which is 99% of the public. Throw in a celebrity death to boot and everything will be off the table.

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Obamaball rules: All the players wear pink frilly tu-tus and instead of singing the national anthem, each game opens with chants of "We're here, we're queer, and we're proud." The object of the game is to carry a huge anal vibrator into the "end zone." No tackling or violence is allowed: just pecks on the cheek and ass-pats.
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Sounds an awful lot like soccer.
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now now

stop projecting from your gay boss to our gay sports stars!
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Sounds an awful like a South Park episode. What a minuet, it is! Derp on you.
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Obama is a faggot.
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...probably because he couldn't prove his age without a birth certificate...
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Obama is a faggot.
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Football isn't exactly a safe sport. Rugby less so.

Lots of permanent back/knee injuries in that sport. Not to mention deaths.

Youth Emergency Room Visits
Between 2001 and 2005, U.S. males of all ages made an estimated 1,060,823 emergency room visits with football-related injuries, according to an analysis of data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program performed by the Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital. The results, reported in the March 2009 issue of the journal "Academic Emergency Medicine," showed that for boys 7 to 11, 29 percent presented with fractures or dislocations and 27 percent with sprains or strains. In the 12-to-17-year-old age group, 31 percent presented with sprains or strains and 29 percent with fractures or dislocations.
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There's really no such thing as a safe sport.

I used to run 10K races plus ran 50 miles a week at the track training for them, and I've had my share of sprains and strains. I was also once laid up for weeks with a knee injury.

The fact is there isn't anything worthwhile in this life that doesn't have some risk associated with it. There isn't anything enjoyable that doesn't have a potential negative consequence.

In my case, I loved running competitively. I truly believe it made me a better person, stronger and more endurant both mentally and physically. It taught me that hard work, determination, and persistence pays off, and those lessons translated into successes in other areas of my life.

I don't even know if I'd be the same person that I am today if all those years ago some politician had legislated me off the track.
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Maybe we could give them a nerf ball and sumo suits.
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If Obama had a son he would have sacrificed him to Moloch.
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He is going to go after football big time in my opinion.

He is power hungry and is now making a grab to emasculate Americans by way of ending, or severely restricting our National pastime and favorite sport Football .

He has now cast his evil eye , "the Eye of Sauron " ( Lord of the Rings, one ring rules all ) on our favorite sport. The supreme Potentate and Necromancer ,who has the flies all abuzz has sounded the death knoll, the clarion's horn has been blown. The Harbinger of doom is here.

He will be the community organizer that he is at heart and rally all of the primary antagonist to end our beloved sport.

Just wait and see.
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Oh please. The Republican National Convention in New York I think it was in 2004 or so, the biggest request from dominatrixes was fisting.

Like that Ted Haggard.

HYPOCRITES.

You shall know them by their fruits.

All corruption, fisting and death.

Both sides.

But at least Democrats acknowledge the REALITY.
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:fstngp:
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Did you write a letter to your representative demanding that sign?

Props for the achievement!

POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!
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It's like the elites fist all of us my friend. They need these on all streets
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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.

[link to sports.yahoo.com]
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I have to agree with Obama on this one. Let's start off with the strictest drug testing possible so we don't give anyone an advantage when trying to kill each other. Drug testing should be off season as well, starting in high school. Obviously anyone who disagrees with Obama on this one doesn't have a son. Anyone who has a son and half a brain knows exactly what your putting them into and how competitive these programs are getting at an extremely young age.
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The programs have always been competitive. If anything, they seem even less competitive today than they used to be.

At least nowadays I don't see kids with broken bones continuing to keep playing like they used to do a few decades ago. (BTW, my mom in her heyday pitched the last 4 innings of a softball game with a broken finger.)

I think the parents have generally mellowed out a bit as well. I don't see as many insanely pushy sports parents as I used to.

I don't even want to touch your comment on mandating drug testing for amateur athletes, both during and off season, and starting when they are minors. I think I have just been outside of the USA for far too long to even understand why you would advocate such a thing let alone rebut you about it.
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If he had a son, he'd be a communist pussy.
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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.

[link to sports.yahoo.com]
 Quoting: Nostril Domus



I have to agree with Obama on this one. Let's start off with the strictest drug testing possible so we don't give anyone an advantage when trying to kill each other. Drug testing should be off season as well, starting in high school. Obviously anyone who disagrees with Obama on this one doesn't have a son. Anyone who has a son and half a brain knows exactly what your putting them into and how competitive these programs are getting at an extremely young age.
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The programs have always been competitive. If anything, they seem even less competitive today than they used to be.

At least nowadays I don't see kids with broken bones continuing to keep playing like they used to do a few decades ago. (BTW, my mom in her heyday pitched the last 4 innings of a softball game with a broken finger.)

I think the parents have generally mellowed out a bit as well. I don't see as many insanely pushy sports parents as I used to.

I don't even want to touch your comment on mandating drug testing for amateur athletes, both during and off season, and starting when they are minors. I think I have just been outside of the USA for far too long to even understand why you would advocate such a thing let alone rebut you about it.
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I've played high school football and steroid use is relevant, even when I played in the 90's. I still go to games and think it's more relevant today more than 20 years ago based upon the size of these kids. Fucking huge is an understatement. Performance enhancing drugs offer a major advantage to any athlete and is especially dangerous in football. By watching tons of college and pro ball I think steroids are rampant throughout football and it's starting in high school. I predict a major steroid scandal to hit football in the next few years that is way bigger than the one that hit baseball. For me to put my son out there, I'd like to know for sure that he's playing on a level field and his heads not going to be ripped off by a roid head.
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Lets attack everything American, and manly. Lets get rid of anything that reminds us of strong men.

These people have low testosterone. Libtards The PC crowd has ruined America.

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If obama had a son built like a skinny Ethiopian he couldn't play football.

Obama against everything he never did or never had as a boy

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Lets attack everything American, and manly. Lets get rid of anything that reminds us of strong men.

These people have low testosterone. Libtards The PC crowd has ruined America.

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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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No, he won't influence the NFL.

They don't care about namby-pamby intellectuals. Only other namby-pamby intellectuals care.
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Lets attack everything American, and manly. Lets get rid of anything that reminds us of strong men.

These people have low testosterone. Libtards The PC crowd has ruined America.

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What is true about liberal couples?

The wife has a higher testosterone count.
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Football isn't exactly a safe sport. Rugby less so.

Lots of permanent back/knee injuries in that sport. Not to mention deaths.

Youth Emergency Room Visits
Between 2001 and 2005, U.S. males of all ages made an estimated 1,060,823 emergency room visits with football-related injuries, according to an analysis of data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program performed by the Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital. The results, reported in the March 2009 issue of the journal "Academic Emergency Medicine," showed that for boys 7 to 11, 29 percent presented with fractures or dislocations and 27 percent with sprains or strains. In the 12-to-17-year-old age group, 31 percent presented with sprains or strains and 29 percent with fractures or dislocations.
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There's really no such thing as a safe sport.

I used to run 10K races plus ran 50 miles a week at the track training for them, and I've had my share of sprains and strains. I was also once laid up for weeks with a knee injury.

The fact is there isn't anything worthwhile in this life that doesn't have some risk associated with it. There isn't anything enjoyable that doesn't have a potential negative consequence.

In my case, I loved running competitively. I truly believe it made me a better person, stronger and more endurant both mentally and physically. It taught me that hard work, determination, and persistence pays off, and those lessons translated into successes in other areas of my life.

I don't even know if I'd be the same person that I am today if all those years ago some politician had legislated me off the track.
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There's a big difference between a contact sport and one that isn't.

Getting cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, etc...

I'm not saying running doesn't have it's share of injuries, but come on...
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Football is a Idiotic sport anyways W/e I hope it gets Banned Might allow some of the Work force to Care more about there Country than a Sports game for once....
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Why stop there? Why not ban all entertainment?

No more sports, board or card games, TV shows, movies, plays, fictional novels, music, video games, frivolous internet surfing, circuses, concerts, picnics, parties, hobbies, contests, clubs, dance halls, or bars...

Then you'll have removed all the diversions, and you can have your perfect little world. NOT!

Do you have any idea how many people have tried to forcibly create utopian societies and behaviorally engineer new and improved humans? Plenty. Do you know how many have succeeded at doing so? NONE! All they managed to do was degrade the very humans they foisted their ideals upon.

You can't uplift someone by stripping him of his humanity, by removing his right to self-determination, by not allowing him to follow his conscience, by treating him like a farm animal that needs to be herded by you.

At this point in my life, I've come to the conclusion that in order for one to be an idealist, one must also be a sociopath.
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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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 Quoting: Nostril Domus



I have to agree with Obama on this one. Let's start off with the strictest drug testing possible so we don't give anyone an advantage when trying to kill each other. Drug testing should be off season as well, starting in high school. Obviously anyone who disagrees with Obama on this one doesn't have a son. Anyone who has a son and half a brain knows exactly what your putting them into and how competitive these programs are getting at an extremely young age.
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The programs have always been competitive. If anything, they seem even less competitive today than they used to be.

At least nowadays I don't see kids with broken bones continuing to keep playing like they used to do a few decades ago. (BTW, my mom in her heyday pitched the last 4 innings of a softball game with a broken finger.)

I think the parents have generally mellowed out a bit as well. I don't see as many insanely pushy sports parents as I used to.

I don't even want to touch your comment on mandating drug testing for amateur athletes, both during and off season, and starting when they are minors. I think I have just been outside of the USA for far too long to even understand why you would advocate such a thing let alone rebut you about it.
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I've played high school football and steroid use is relevant, even when I played in the 90's. I still go to games and think it's more relevant today more than 20 years ago based upon the size of these kids. Fucking huge is an understatement. Performance enhancing drugs offer a major advantage to any athlete and is especially dangerous in football. By watching tons of college and pro ball I think steroids are rampant throughout football and it's starting in high school. I predict a major steroid scandal to hit football in the next few years that is way bigger than the one that hit baseball. For me to put my son out there, I'd like to know for sure that he's playing on a level field and his heads not going to be ripped off by a roid head.
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I was afraid I'd hear that.

Maybe I'm just too old. Maybe honor and good sportsmanship really are dead.

My thought when I saw the original comment was go ahead and drug test pro athletes, but leave the kids alone. I saw it as yet another infringement on the constitutional right of schoolkids not to be subjected to searches without probable cause, yet another attack against the principle of "presumption of innocence", and yet another disregard for parental authority.

I truly have to wonder where the parents are in all of this. It seems to me it should be their job to make sure their kids aren't using drugs.
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Re: President Obama: If I had a son, Id have to think long and hard before I let him play football.
Why doesn't he call for something sensible, like a redesign of football helmets?

Back when they used leather helmets, concussions were rare. That is because people simply did not run into each other as hard, because they knew it would hurt.

With the advent of plastic helmets, injuries went WAY up. The new plastic helmets distribute shock in such a way as to diminish your preception of the degree of injury experienced. So you hit harder, and take more damage.

Same thing happend in boxing. Since they introduced the new, "humane" boxing gloves, and boxing got less bloody, but now all old boxers have parkinsons.

Progressive "improvements" often do not improve anything.

How about applying science to the problem?

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