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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    I didn't vote due to the "judging" aspect of choice #2, but at this point, no, I wouldn't.

    There's just too much info out here about the risk of CTE.
    It's just light trolling amongst friends, some people who've said they'd let kids play football are, far as I can tell, awesome parents & good role models.

    Seriously though, I AM a little tired of hearing someone chime in with the fallacy of rugby being more violent than football. Unlike Leo I've actually played both sports, and football's pads are protective for the person doing the hitting, not the person being hit. Rugby sees more tackles, football sees more hits. Very few "blind", accross the middle style hits in rugby. The pads allow for more violence, not less.
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    Would there be anything worse than being Lebron JR trying to play ball? I mean, aside from having parents who let you play football because they didn't love you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparta View Post
    It's just light trolling amongst friends, some people who've said they'd let kids play football are, far as I can tell, awesome parents & good role models.

    Seriously though, I AM a little tired of hearing someone chime in with the fallacy of rugby being more violent than football. Unlike Leo I've actually played both sports, and football's pads are protective for the person doing the hitting, not the person being hit. Rugby sees more tackles, football sees more hits. Very few "blind", accross the middle style hits in rugby. The pads allow for more violence, not less.
    To some degree, I think you're right, but you could say seat belts and air bags contribute to reckless driving if that's the standard.

    I think the success of what was known as "Raider football" has contributed more to an increase in violence in sports than anything else.

    If disabling the opposing team's players results in a win, you'll get more of that sort of play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    To some degree, I think you're right, but you could say seat belts and air bags contribute to reckless driving if that's the standard.

    I think the success of what was known as "Raider football" has contributed more to an increase in violence in sports than anything else.

    If disabling the opposing team's players results in a win, you'll get more of that sort of play.
    Doesn't seem to be working for the Raiders much this year. I can only hope they move to LA and let my town get back to normal. Maybe they can set up summer camp in Oakland at some poor neighborhood school that needs a remodel.

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    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Gently View Post
    Hockey has no hitting until pre- teen, how does that work with football?
    The actual PHYSICS of hockey make it a bit less damaging on the knees, as when hockey players get knocked down, their feet simply slide out from under them, rather than putting stress on a "planted" ankle or knee, as in Football (AND, Basketball.)

    Also, the "hits" are different. No big helmets, and time in the box for 'leading' with the head. (Which, in a game of hockey, would be STUPID, as your target had a much better chance of avoidance.) I also wonder if the force of hits in hockey might be a bit less, as again...you are never really "planted," so you may not get the right leverage. The SPEED of hockey players is mucho higher, though, so that may counter the lack of leverage.....

    Where hockey becomes dangerous is from the Skates and the Sticks. Those Skates are often razor-sharp, and the Sticks, if used aggressively, make a perfect on-ice weapon......

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    IF my kid wanted to play, I would support him 100%, BUT...work with him to understand all the BASICS. Not only the rules, themselves, but, some of the basic foot movement, stances, etc., and, particularly, things like: DO NOT LEAD WITH YOUR HEAD DOWN! (That is what gets people hurt BAD, in the the game of football: It leads to concussions, and neck inuries....)

    I would not PUSH him in it, though. There are plenty of other exciting sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    Doesn't seem to be working for the Raiders much this year. I can only hope they move to LA and let my town get back to normal. Maybe they can set up summer camp in Oakland at some poor neighborhood school that needs a remodel.
    It's been quite a long time ago.

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