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    If it bothers you that much you probably need therapy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparta View Post
    Straight up question, let your kid play pewee-high school football?
    No, we went soccer, track, and ice hockey.


    oh. You meant boys. sexist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparta View Post
    Your response completely eliminates my ability as a parent to assess or compartmentalize risk.

    Basically you're saying that because I put my kids in an automobile, I would be a hypocrit if I didn't let them swim with sharks.
    I see your point. But to judge other parents that allow their kids to play a sport that is considerably less risky than other things we either force our kids or allow them to do is silly.

    Would you allow your kid to have a car and drive at 16?

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    Quote Originally Posted by metheron View Post
    It is putting people at risk in order to keep up with the Jones'. Ask the Amish if vehicles are necessary.

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    Personally I have always found it best to educate kids about dangers and risks and teach them the proper ways to help minimize those risks. It helps in all facets of life, much better than if its risky don't do it.

    To me its a bad message that does a disservice to kids in the long run.

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    LOL, if you Septics knew what football (fussball/futbol) was, I might be inclined to answer the question. When I have a son, he will certainly want to, and be allowed to, play football, and/or Rugby Union (but never Rugby League - that's for Bogans).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    LOL, if you Septics knew what football (fussball/futbol) was, I might be inclined to answer the question. When I have a son, he will certainly want to, and be allowed to, play football, and/or Rugby Union (but never Rugby League - that's for Bogans).
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    Hell to the no. There's way too much evidence out there to support the fact that football players have a higher incidence of ALS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease and other brain/neurological disorders than the general population to say, fuck that. No way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    LOL, if you Septics knew what football (fussball/futbol) was, I might be inclined to answer the question. When I have a son, he will certainly want to, and be allowed to, play football, and/or Rugby Union (but never Rugby League - that's for Bogans).
    Believe it or not (and I didn't believe we actually would ever be allowed to) we played Rugby in high school. Knock down, body slamming, tackling; without any pads or protection. It was the most fun I ever had in a P.E. class!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense Craig View Post
    Believe it or not (and I didn't believe we actually would ever be allowed to) we played Rugby in high school. Knock down, body slamming, tackling; without any pads or protection. It was the most fun I ever had in a P.E. class!!
    We never wear anything other than shorts, a guernsey, and boots to play rugby, and we have a giggle at the kevlar full body armour, and jousting helmets, Yanks tend to sport on the rugby field. Bunch of big girl's blouses! So good on you and your school.
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