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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    M O N E Y

    That is your answer...again.

    And, almost every time.
    Nothing to do with my OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilling View Post
    Nothing to do with my OP.
    It went over your head...yet again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    It went over your head...yet again.
    You are an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilling View Post
    Nothing to do with my OP.
    Sure it does, there are many parents out there who hope that professional sports like football is the "way out" for their kids. Or at least a college scholarship. So they start them early in local sports. Just look at the viral videos out there with parents of kids playing football or hockey yelling at their kids to "get up, don't be a baby" and such. Or ones that start fights with the coaches. A lot has to do with money made in professional sports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilling View Post
    Should we allow kids to play sports that involve head collisions, when their brains are not fully developed.

    This young man shot himself in the heart, in order to save his brain, so that it could be determined whether or not he had CTE.
    His 24 year old brain showed that, yes he suffered from CTE.

    Late CTE sufferer to young athletes: ?I beg that you get help? | | USA Today High School Sports
    I decided about a year ago, NO they should not but the only way to know for sure is to 'sacrifice' another group or generation of kids for study, follow them from first CT scans at the onset of playing sports, then follow them over time. If we KNOW adult fully formed athletes have CTE why would have any reason to assume that KID players whose brains aren't fully formed yet, wouldn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Sure it does, there are many parents out there who hope that professional sports like football is the "way out" for their kids. Or at least a college scholarship. So they start them early in local sports. Just look at the viral videos out there with parents of kids playing football or hockey yelling at their kids to "get up, don't be a baby" and such. Or ones that start fights with the coaches. A lot has to do with money made in professional sports.
    Good grief. Do I have to spell it out for both of you?
    Should we let kids play sports involving head collisions? Nothing to do with Money.
    This is purely a safety issue. You can also call it an ignorant parenting issue.

    How old does a human brain have to be before it can become less susceptible to trauma from repetitive sub concussive hits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilling View Post
    Good grief. Do I have to spell it out for both of you?
    Should we let kids play sports involving head collisions? Nothing to do with Money.
    This is purely a safety issue. You can also call it an ignorant parenting issue.

    How old does a human brain have to be before it can become less susceptible to trauma from repetitive sub concussive hits.
    But they are tied together. Parents know the dangers and DONT CARE. They want their boy to get a scholarship. We had a family when my daughter played high school soccer whose daughter broke a vertebrae in her neck playing soccer. All the mom kept saying was "hope she can get back out there soon, the college scouts will be around." It is a big deal to some. If you are talking about some sort of legislation preventing these sports, forget it, the parents will have an uproar. Human brains don't fully develop until around 21, what else should they be prevented from doing?

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    Something I don't understand is why girls don't wear helmets in Lacrosse. I know the boys play rougher but getting hit in the head with that Paul would knock a girl out

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    But they are tied together. Parents know the dangers and DONT CARE. They want their boy to get a scholarship. We had a family when my daughter played high school soccer whose daughter broke a vertebrae in her neck playing soccer. All the mom kept saying was "hope she can get back out there soon, the college scouts will be around." It is a big deal to some. If you are talking about some sort of legislation preventing these sports, forget it, the parents will have an uproar. Human brains don't fully develop until around 21, what else should they be prevented from doing?
    Parents know? We are not there yet. We are moving in the right direction, but we are not there.
    More parents are moving their kids away from Football at a young age. Stories like the one I posted in the OP will help. Zac Easter’s last wish that his family spread the word about his “silent struggle” with CTE.


    "what else should they be prevented from doing?"
    Let's start with not letting them scramble their brains by playing tackle football when their brains are not formed well enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    Something I don't understand is why girls don't wear helmets in Lacrosse. I know the boys play rougher but getting hit in the head with that Paul would knock a girl out
    Our boys don't wear helmets either for lacrosse. I remember a few years ago there were suggestions that helmets should be worn for soccer and the debate was about whether they should be allowed to use their heads or not. The world laughed at us...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.f8a441a73fa2

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