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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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Rush Limbaugh said, these commie types were going to go after football, and now they have.


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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Bet you were a cute ballerina?



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 isn't Obama giving this Black entrepreneurs effort to improve football helmet safety some air time?

[link to www.bostonglobe.com]


I literally stood up and said, ‘This is ridiculous! They need to do something about this,’ ” Ferrara recalled on seeing the Lindros hit. “Then I started to think that maybe I should do something about it.”

The result is Xenith LLC, a company Ferrara started to make high-tech helmets to minimize the possibility of concussions in football players. Conventional helmets rely on foam padding, but Ferrara came up with the idea of packing the inside of the helmet with air-filled disc-shaped pads that act as shock absorbers. When the helmet is struck, the shock absorbers compress and release air, and then quickly reinflate. This has the effect of deflecting energy away from a player’s skull.



“It’s basically similar to the way pneumatic shock absorbers work on a car,” Ferrara said.

Each Xenith helmet has 12 to 18 shock absorbers installed at precise locations that the company determined by conducting thousands of lab tests that simulated hits from ­virtually every possible direction.




“In this helmet, I haven’t even had a headache or anything from a couple of big hits that I had during the season,” said New England Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty, one of some two dozen NFL players who wear the Xeniths.

The entrepreneur so believes in his technology that his three football-playing sons — an 11-year-old and two 8-year-old twins — use Xeniths.

“This is a very personal thing for me, for sure,” Ferrara said.
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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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In my case, most of my injuries came from childhood antics rather than sports.

When I was 10, there used to be this farmer who shot trespassers with buckshot. His farm stood between our neighborhood and the tavern where my friends and I bought our cigarettes. Naturally, anyone who wanted to go around the farmer's property was a yellow-bellied chicken, so we would run like the devil himself was chasing us through the farmer's field. Most of the time nothing happened, but on a few occasions we got shot at.

If you got hit, you didn't have to cut through the farmer's field any more. You'd earned your stripes and could go around it without being called a coward. I was one of the ones who earned my stripes. (I also got my ass beat by my dad when I got home for getting shot.)

My friends and I used to go down to the creek and try to catch water moccasins, and I almost got bitten once.

We built huge ramps and jumped them on our bikes, and I spectacularly crashed more than a few times. (It wouldn't be until decades later before anyone decided that bikers should wear helmets.)

I tried to see if I could ski down a steep, snowy hill wearing a friend's water skis once. I ended up tumbling down the hill instead and got hit in the head with one of the skis. I had to get stitches for that.

We built the most rickety rafts and go carts and forts. We were either sinking or crashing or having a roof fall down on our heads.

And my friends and I were girls. The things the boys were doing were even more dangerous and reckless.

I think my generation was fortunate to have survived our childhood years.

Quite frankly, back then, parents thought kids were safer when they were playing sports than when they were playing outside.
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We're going to see more of this in the next year

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Federal authorities said that Joseph J. Ostrowski, 29 years of age, pleaded guilty before senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik to producing and attempting to produce child pornography, interstate extortion, and cyberstalking.

The plea agreement calls for Ostrowski to be sentenced to 25 years in prison, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be completed after which a date for sentencing will be scheduled.

According to U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith, a superseding information was filed in December 2012 charging that Ostrowski, a former football coach at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre, persuaded and enticed, and attempted to persuade and entice, minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct, including live transmissions via webcam and used the Internet to extort and attempt to extort additional nude photographs, images, and live transmissions of sexual conduct from his victims.
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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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You say that like as if, say, the Packers played on a Monday night for MNF (thats monday night football) and statistically speaking, half of the STATE averagely calls in sick.
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[link to www.newrepublic.com]

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 .
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You do know that (apparently) Baseball is 'Merica's national past time?

Hmmm is this evidence of the damage football causes even to its viewers who watch from the safety and sanctity of their "own" homes...?
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if obama had a so he would already be in jail for selling drugs or robbing liquor stores.
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[link to www.newrepublic.com]

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 .
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You do know that (apparently) Baseball is 'Merica's national past time?

Hmmm is this evidence of the damage football causes even to its viewers who watch from the safety and sanctity of their "own" homes...?
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baseball is so.. yesterday......

football on the other hand is a thriving sport with most stadiums filled every week.
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Re: President Obama: ‘If I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.’
I wonder how Malia and Sasha feel, always having to compete with the son Obama never had?
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I wonder how Malia and Sasha feel, always having to compete with the son Obama never had?
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I doubt Obama is even their father
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The video is funnier because the ball didn't even make it to home plate. What a wuss indeed.
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Re: President Obama: ‘If I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.’
If Obama had a son, he'd look like this...

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