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Old 06-12-2012, 12:19 AM
 
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The nonexistent intersection of the NFL's popularity and its violence - Grantland

This is a debate that we need to be having a lot more on this site. IMO, you can't take a "moderate" position here. Quite simply, to say you like football is to say you like giving people brain damage. I don't know why other people don't see it that way.

 
Old 06-12-2012, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I'm taking the moderate position, I like football and you can list any sport where there might be a head injury, a jarring motion.
 
Old 06-12-2012, 08:08 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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The nonexistent intersection of the NFL's popularity and its violence - Grantland

This is a debate that we need to be having a lot more on this site. IMO, you can't take a "moderate" position here. Quite simply, to say you like football is to say you like giving people brain damage. I don't know why other people don't see it that way.
you played a lot of football?
 
Old 06-12-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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Trolling thread...
 
Old 06-12-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'll take the moderate position as well. No doubt that brain damage is occurring to some NFL athletes past and present but I know for fact that the coaching has changed and that kids are now being taught to tackle without using their helmets. As soon as everyone starts to play that way, head injuries will go the way of the straight on kicker..
 
Old 06-12-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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The nonexistent intersection of the NFL's popularity and its violence - Grantland

This is a debate that we need to be having a lot more on this site. IMO, you can't take a "moderate" position here. Quite simply, to say you like football is to say you like giving people brain damage. I don't know why other people don't see it that way.
A ridiculous statement. You might as well talk about any sport with any contact whatsoever.
 
Old 06-12-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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The nonexistent intersection of the NFL's popularity and its violence - Grantland

This is a debate that we need to be having a lot more on this site. IMO, you can't take a "moderate" position here. Quite simply, to say you like football is to say you like giving people brain damage. I don't know why other people don't see it that way.
I gave this thread nearly a full day for response. And the responses are in, with another fifty people at this time reading but not posting. And I am familiar with the Grantland site and Chuck Klosterman.
 
Old 06-12-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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A ridiculous statement.
In the bombastic words of another journalist by the name of Howard Cosell--

"Down goes Frazier!"

"Down goes Frazier!"

"Down goes Frazier!"
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