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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by hd80dun, Oct 25, 2013.
Until people starting getting hurt in flag ball then we will move to laser tag football lol
Football has become more traumatic to the brain because of bigger and faster players creating increasingly more violent collisions. As I recall most vaguely from physics, the energy released by these collisions isn't proportional to mass and velocity, it's exponential. There is a new danger threshold that has been breached because of this, and it is something that had to be learned.
The kinds of things he mentions aren't all that unusual, assuming as he suggests that his daughter only played a game or two in the "season" he doesn't remember. I just recently went looking for my car keys and then realized they were in my hand. And I never played college or pro football.
While we're learning more and more about the long-term effects of football on the brain, it surely couldn't come as a complete shock that years and years of college and NFL football wasn't doing one's brain any good.
Concussions so severe Favre didn't know what team he was playing. This type of injury will be a problem in the future so they are just finding out.
With repeated concussions the American Academy of Neurology recommends a player should be kept away from any athletic activity.
Is Duke Johnson playing today?
What percentage of youths playing tackle football today are given a choice? I've seen plenty of parents embarrass themselves living vicariously through their kids.
Concussions are still a very grey area. Coaches and parents are not given a mri or xray showing the brain injury. It is a judgment call and if there is any doubt or priors the athlete must not be playing but we know how this works.
My kid's in high school and it used to bother me that he chose baseball over football but I've changed my mind and now am glad he's not playing football. No sport is worth that risk.
I wonder if Tebow started having memory loss, would you guys be like "it's your own fault stupid."
I had to beg my father to let me play Pop Warner football... he knew the dangers and explained them to me before I played.
So at the age of 11 you knew you could suffer a concussion and understood the consequences of a concussion?
Sure. Why not?
My sons both play and my 9 year old knows exactly what a concussion is. You get 'knocked silly' and your head hurts and it may cause your brain not to work right.
Not a terribly difficult concept even for young kids.
Knowing what something does and understanding the impact on your life are two different things.
Yea, now that you mention it, very basic stuff to fathom.
Sure, but that wasnt the point i was responding to.
But i will argue that my 9 year old understands that if your brain doesnt work right, that is not a good thing now or later.
Again, not difficult concepts.
I would argue your nine year old cannot possibly understand the long term consequences of brain trauma. It is still being debated and studied by specialists around the globe.
Do you think your 9 year old knows the full impact and all the symptoms of a concussion?
Perhaps if his brain doesn't work now, tackle football is where he needs to be. jk