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Old 03-02-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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Passing The Time During A Work-Stoppage

This is a long article that deals with what the author, Ben McGrath, calls the "concussion crisis" in the NFL. This is not a sound bite; you will not finish reading it in 3 minutes.

I think the title of the article is a bit of a hyperbole, but this is a serious look at a problem that is a real one and not a concocted one.

This article is very well written and it is from a top-shelf publication.


Football and the Concussion Crisis : The New Yorker
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
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Re: Passing The Time During A Work-Stoppage

Silly me, I thought this was a thread about how we all might pass the time if a work stoppage happens and there's no football (including most off-season moves)
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:35 PM   #3
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Re: Passing The Time During A Work-Stoppage

What was that?

I expected an article about what they players are doing since they can't work.
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Re: Passing The Time During A Work-Stoppage

Well, if I had their money and there was work stoppage I'd be on a beach in Maui.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:42 PM   #5
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Silly me, I thought this was a thread about how we all might pass the time if a work stoppage happens and there's no football (including most off-season moves)
Me too! But to my surprise this thread looks more, shall I say .... interesting!
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:47 PM   #6
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Re: Passing The Time During A Work-Stoppage

Seriously, I listened to a former player on NPR a few weeks back who is heading up a non-profit that researches head trauma cases of ex players. To hear him speak, it sounds like the more that is known about the dangers of football, the less likely the sport can continue as is. He mentioned guys like Andre Waters, who he thinks was depressed from the symptoms of several concussions, and then killed himself. And that was before this latest tragedy w/DAve Duerson.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:26 PM   #7
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Re: Passing The Time During A Work-Stoppage

[QUOTE=SmootSmack;787174]Silly me, I thought this was a thread about how we all might pass the time if a work stoppage happens and there's no football (including most off-season moves)[/QU ive OTE]

Me too, but dont worry guys!! Ive been thinking on it and have plenty of topics hidden for such an occasion!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:41 AM   #8
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Re: Passing The Time During A Work-Stoppage

Playing with my son, playing Call of Duty, Perfecting my Smoked Pork Shoulder BBQ Recipie, banging my wife....well begging my wife to let me get a lil lovin, drinking beer, plaing the new Silent Hill, working, watching movies,...wait, wait wait

This is a serious thread. Oh suck ass ! Let's have fun, screw the lockout ! I still have a job where I get paid a smidgin of what those pricks shite out in a day !
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Seriously, I listened to a former player on NPR a few weeks back who is heading up a non-profit that researches head trauma cases of ex players. To hear him speak, it sounds like the more that is known about the dangers of football, the less likely the sport can continue as is. He mentioned guys like Andre Waters, who he thinks was depressed from the symptoms of several concussions, and then killed himself. And that was before this latest tragedy w/DAve Duerson.
Yeah the scary part is what we know right now regarding head injuries and their long term impact is probably just the tip of the iceberg.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:06 AM   #10
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Playing with my son, playing Call of Duty, Perfecting my Smoked Pork Shoulder BBQ Recipie, banging my wife....well begging my wife to let me get a lil lovin, drinking beer, plaing the new Silent Hill, working, watching movies,...wait, wait wait

This is a serious thread. Oh suck ass ! Let's have fun, screw the lockout ! I still have a job where I get paid a smidgin of what those pricks shite out in a day !
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^^Motion seconded.
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Seriously, I listened to a former player on NPR a few weeks back who is heading up a non-profit that researches head trauma cases of ex players. To hear him speak, it sounds like the more that is known about the dangers of football, the less likely the sport can continue as is. He mentioned guys like Andre Waters, who he thinks was depressed from the symptoms of several concussions, and then killed himself. And that was before this latest tragedy w/DAve Duerson.

I definitely see the NFL putting more emphasis on tackling techniques such as wrapping the player up instead of putting a hit on the guy.
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Silly me, I thought this was a thread about how we all might pass the time if a work stoppage happens and there's no football (including most off-season moves)
I thought the same thing.
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Is free agency still starting tonight at midnight, regardless?
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