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Old 10-06-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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Link: S.C. lineman dies shortly after collapsing on field after making a tackle | Prep Rally - Yahoo! Sports

Another young life claimed by football. What a tragedy?

Time to ban this sports!
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Uh, ok. Did the tackle itself kill him (he got hit in the head, suffer a broken neck, etc.) or did his heart give out, unable to sustain a 6'3 320-lb body?

Shall we ban basketball too after this kid's death?
Michigan basketball player dies on court : Preps
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Sad story.. i think your being sarcastic concerning banning the sport but if your serious, shouldn't we ban automobiles since more people are killed in car crashes every single day than are killed in football games every year!?
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:09 AM
 
Location: England
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At 6' 3" and wieghing in at 320lbs the poor guy had to be morbidly obese. I'm betting he had a heart attack or a stroke.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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Sad story.. i think your being sarcastic concerning banning the sport but if your serious, shouldn't we ban automobiles since more people are killed in car crashes every single day than are killed in football games every year!?

that's why we have air bags..if players were to wear an air bag - then your comparison would stand a chance!

it's like comparing guns kills so we need to ban them..my point was football for young kids is deadly.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That's why they wear football pads (air bags)..
Even air bags on cars do NOT guarantee that kids will not die in car crashes.. as football pads do not guarantee kids safety in football. If we banned automobiles, thousands of kids lives would be saved a year.. if we banned football, 5 kids lives would be saved a year...

Its obvious what needs to go.. and it is not football.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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Well, from a medical point of view, they need to look at who screened and cleared this guy from a medical standpoint to play football.
Many of the "athletic physicals" are a joke. they fail to detect potentially dangerous heart conditions which can be noticed BY a practitioner who is attentive and skilled enough to notice abnormal heart sounds and act upon it.
A trained and experienced physiciian can also notice minute neurological deficits, which may be evident of potential neurological disease and risks.

Sadly, the idea of a group athletic physical, in which they want to get everyone in and out ASAP tends to miss potential problems. The medical community needs to be more involved in the safety of the game. And that is not just in South Carolina, but anywhere contact sports are played.
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