The beginning of the end of the NFL as we know it...

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Big TT, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    No, he played for a season or two afterwards. Just a freak accident, and there's no way to play hockey with dull skates, so it's just a hazard you have to accept as a player. a similar thing could possibly happen in the NFL with the metal cleats, it's just one of those freak things that happens very rarely.

    I could see them taking away some of the contact in hockey, and it will still be the same sport.. but football: it is hitting. That is the basis of the sport, and it's necessary on each and every play. You literally cannot fix it without disbanding the sport altogether.

    Even if only arm tackles are allowed- you still have a man running 20 MPH making contact with another person, then the ground. There's nothing they can do.

    I've never played hockey unfortunately, was raised with basketball, baseball, and football.. but I sure as heck wouldn't be playing visor-less like many people do. It was Sidney Crosby that got smacked in the mouth with a puck, and a Visor doesn't even really help that. freaky.
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  2. Scarecrow

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    Oh yea just a freak accident. The puck just got deflected off another stick.
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  3. The Hammer

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    This wasn't a freak accident:



    Steve Moore is still in a wheel chair I believe.
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  4. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    I mean the skate cut thing is a freak accident, a lot of other collisions definitely aren't.
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  5. JCBRAVE

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    Ice is hard, but you slide, the playing surface doesn't grab you and rip you apart like grass and turf do.

    The speed of hockey is what sometimes makes the injuries gruesome.
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  6. NewHorizans

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    I think it will be hard for the players to completely win this. For decades the sport had different rules for hits and tackles. So injuries and concussions were more around. But as more science and truth has come out about it, they have done alot to change things and prevent these issues from continuing.

    How can the players truly sue over the rules being different back in the day? Can I sue the government for not making smoking laws different in bars if I get lung cancer as a non-smoker? Its been known for years that 2nd hand smoke caused cancer but the law for bars didnt change until '09 in TN.
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  7. JCBRAVE

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    The NFL has several benefit funds for these guys, have they drained those dry or something?
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  8. The Hammer

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    It's more fun when they go all balls to the wall anyway. Do not think it will change.

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