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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by hd80dun, Oct 25, 2013.
You know I have a hard time feeling too sorry for the players in most of these situations. They are paid extraordinarily well. There are significant risks when you play a violent game for such a long period of time as he did. Of course no one wants to see someone hurting, but one certainly assumes the risks when playing this type of game, for such a long time period. Maybe he should have hung it up completely when he left Green Bay, instead of trying to extend his career.
Yea, it's his fault.
The best, the most exciting QB play is when the ball is thrown 50 yards down the field on a moving target surrounded by DB's,and the QB get clocked a millionith of a second after the ball leaves his hand.
Didn't sound like he said it so people would feel sorry for him. He was asked a question and just honestly talked about the scary effects that playing ball for so long can have on a person. It's informative for the average person because personal accounts from larger than life individuals carry more weight than scientific journals talking about the same thing. Didn't sound like he was asking people to feel sorry for him at all.
I don't know why people are so quick to be all "shut up dummy it's your own fault."...when it comes to athletes opening up about the physical tolls the game takes on their body...especially by sports fans, none the less.
Lol Farve. He should try to forget them little pee pee pictures he sent the hot reporter girl. That's something he should try to intentionally forget.
Little?...that might be the reason he gets light headed....
Probably trying to forget the atrocious interception he through at the end of the NFL championship game that got my Saints to their first Super Bowl. And Peyton will have memory loss about the one he threw in that Super Bowl to seal it for the Saints.
I do agree he was just answering the question honestly. I like Brett, watched all through college at Southern Miss.
He know the dangers of playing football way before he signed the contracts that paid him millions of dollars. Should we feel sorry for him and Boxers?
If the long-term consequences of head traumas are the players' own fault for taking money to play a violent game, what does that say about the people who pay money to watch it? Not sayin', just sayin'.
Did he? Most of the the long term consequences of concussions and CTE are just now being discovered.
Brett did not know the dangers that we now know. He came up in the "shake it off and put some dirt on it" era... He may have known better at the tail end...but not at the beginning.
He's not asking for sympathy anyway.
Never got all the negativity that Favre got late in his career. Guy loved to play...struggled with walking away...and got crucified for it it.
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You have to be a pretty big asshole to not feel any sympathy for a person suffering from brain trauma. And as others have pointed out, the long term effects of concussions are just now being researched and brought to the forefront...The NFL, on the other hand, appointed quacks to do its own concussion analysis which, surprise...surprise, came to the conclusion that concussions are no big deal and then told all of its players as much.
Correct. It never made any sense. There was a vocal minority out there that if anything probably shared Favre's love of the game but unreasonably attacked him out of a direct byproduct of it.
Paying money to watch it is a guilty pleasure, sort of like enjoying good store-bought meat despite what goes on in a slaughterhouse.
He is just old and aint what he used to be like the rest of
us old timers
Very well put, tomis. It's hard to believe how callous people have become.
Anyone that gets their head beat in day in and day out, like boxers or football players, know what's going on with their brain. You have to be a "asshole" not to know that it's very bad for your brain. And they're still laughing all the way to the bank on pay day. I have no sympathy for those millionaires. They should have seen a doctor with some of that money.
I knew the dangers of tackle football way back in Pop Warner and High school. You crybabies are the reason we won't have football anymore. And flag-football is the next best option because of the dangers inherent in tackle football.
Did he choose to play football? Then it is his fault.