Well, should it?
Should the brutal, dangerous game of football be abolished?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/23/2013|
Usually green, but every once in a while red. Or sometimes pork chops.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/13/2012|
That's not going to happen, as long as people are willing (and at this point they surely know) what the risks are, it's up to them to decide if they want to play. The American viewers will never stop watching football so it's here to stay for the time being.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/13/2012|
Yes it should. Along with "soccer" which other people in the world call "football".
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/13/2012|
Only if we can have rugby to replace it.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/13/2012|
What a bunch of priss pots on this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/13/2012|
Why in the world would anyone want soccer to be abolished?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/13/2012|
There's huge lawsuit in the works. It will change the game forever.
The fact is that there is no way to make football safe. They will have to change the rules in such a way as to make it a different, probably less popular game.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/13/2012|
Change it to flag football.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/13/2012|
If it is expect the crime rate to quadruple. Most football players would be in jail if they did not play football. The NFL is like one big probation office.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/13/2012|
They haven't abolished boxing, and look what it did for me!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/13/2012|
We HATE football!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/13/2012|
Frankly, boxing should be abolished too.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/13/2012|
Ban it. It's booooring.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/13/2012|
You're right, r12. But football is played by many kids at very young ages and should be priority number 1. Maybe one or two kids at a school box, but the football teams (Freshman, JV, Varsity) number into the hundreds in some cases. Dangerous and totally unnecessary. And I played myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/13/2012|
I'm kind of on the fence about this one despite the fact that football is boring and vaguely homophobic (except for the cute smacks to the ass they give each other). I guess if you want to bring most of the straight male population of the United States to their knees begging for it not to be abolished (especially around Thanksgiving time--with no TV football they would try to help their wives in the kitchen and I know there would be mass screams of "stay out of the kitchen I can do this myself!")then go for it. The posts about boxing being abolished are interesting as there have been moves or precedents in the past to get it abolished I imagine partly due to the gambling that goes on but I think that applies to any "sport". I really don't know how those football players do it though, they are constantly falling down, being tackled, having big heavy men on top of them (hmm, is that a pro or con?). The main thing to which I object is the hype and the obscene amount of money they get for playing football. And for what? You end up with nagging old injuries later in life or like Joe Theismann selling prostate medicine. If some enterprising poster can list some pros and cons maybe we undecideds can make a decision.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/13/2012|
The current stream of consciousness built up by the propaganda machine: football...Penn State...Joe Paterno...Jerry Sandusky...pedophilia-----football=pedophilia
Am I right or wrong on this?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/13/2012|
You're wrong on that one, Gip.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/13/2012|
Ban a multi-billion dollar, All-American industry?
Not gonna happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/13/2012|
They should go back to playing on grass.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/13/2012|
They should go back to playing on real grass, that would help as astroturf is still horrible and people skid and are getting injuries on it.
The reason everyone is looking at football is because of the injuries - devastating ones and nice Alex Karras just died, really, from those injuries.
He's not the only one, those knocks to the head are horrific and it's a game that is too dangerous to play.
Plus the doctors let these guys go back after head injuries! It's really bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/13/2012|
Rugby also has huge concussion rates among its athletes.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/13/2012|
National Felon League
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/14/2012|
By Chuck Schilken
February 4, 2013, 8:31 a.m.
If Joe Flacco wasn't a household name before the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, he certainly is now.
That's because a record number of households were watching Flacco's MVP performance Sunday night, according to early overnight ratings released by the Nielsen Co.
The game scored a 48.1 rating and a 71 share in a select measurement of big cities, which would make it the most-watched TV event in U.S. history.
The Green Bay Packers' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011 drew a 47.9 rating; the New York Giants' victory over the New England Patriots in 2012 got a 48.1 rating.
Those two games and the 1983 series finale of "MASH" were the only three broadcasts in history to top the 100-million view mark. This year's Super Bowl is sure to join the list when Nielsen releases its estimate of how many people watched the game later Monday.
One ratings point represents 1% of the nation's estimated 114.7 million TV homes. The share means that 71% of TVs that were on at the time were tuned to the Super Bowl.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/04/2013|
It will not change at all from outside critics, but there will be a fighting chance for change if there is a steadily increasing trend of actual current and/or former players speaking out against it.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/04/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/04/2013|
Yes, much obesity is due to football and trying to get football bodies.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/04/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/23/2013|
In heaven, there is no football.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/23/2013|