Football is a violent sport

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  1. Salty

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    Buffalo Bills GM says that football is a violent sport and "that I personally don't think humans are supposed to play"

    Does he still believe that?
     
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    I don't know if he's been smacked down by the owner, but I am edging toward that same conclusion, as much as I like football. I'm not sure that rule changes and protective gear and injury protocols will be enough to make football "safe." Boxing used to be a huge sport, but it's in decline, possibly partly due to the example of the late Muhammad Ali. More and more parents are judging that the risks far outweigh the benefits.
     
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    That's why I like MMA. The rules and (very little) protective gear make MMA safer than football, and extremely safer than boxing.

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    Yeah but still hockey can be violent and they allowed fights. Which is a no no in the other sports.
     
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    Hockey is a marginal sport. The best Stanley Cup finals game had 3-5 million viewers in the U.S. The Super Bowl has 115 million or so; the college championship game had 26 million viewers. Football is played throughout the country; hockey is a regional sport.
     
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    Yes I like football and it is a violent sport and the one most enjoyed by Americans so basically it is an American sport... But the sport most played by the whole world is Futbol... And I feel that parents seeing and understanding how violent Football is and the damage over the span of time it causes will have their children in the future if the sport doesn't make a dramatic change play the other Futbol (Soccer) this sport is becoming the alternative here... Brother Glen
     
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    Where is here?
     
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    Have you ever seen any Golden Gloves events?
     
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    In the USA... I did a google search and its in your neck of the woods too... Brother Glen
     
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    Saying football is a violent sport is like saying cigarettes are dangerous. Who in the world does not know these things?

    And then to sue over physical damage cause by playing football is absurd? Its like sticking your hand in the meat grinder and then suing because the blades were sharper than you thought they would be. Good grief.
     
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    You are absolutely right. And how about Lacrosse or Rugby? Tell me they aren't violent.
     
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    Where I was raised they expected & played a very aggressive (brutal) style of football. But they also taught you how to give & take a hit. Vary rarely did two guys smash helmet together. Then they wonder why there are concussions.:Rolleyes
     
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    Not compared to Hockey as football is violent. But NHL and other hockey beyond violent.
     
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    There have been studies that show the majority of serious injuries in football are caused by the helmet. That's why players are now penalized for helmet to helmet hits and for launching themselves helmet first. I played rugby in college and players were rarely seriously injured. And you get tackled all the time in that sport too. And for those that didn't know, football came from rugby. So I'm convinced that those studies regarding football helmets are correct.
     
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    Yeah as really Rugby is without pads and helmets. That is the difference!
     

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