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« Reply #105 on: March 05, 2015, 1:17:50 pm »

Play for UNC, end up homeless and brain damaged:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/sports/ncaafootball/ryan-hoffman-a-unc-football-player-two-decades-ago-is-now-homeless.html
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« Reply #106 on: March 07, 2015, 4:45:35 pm »

Play for UNC, end up homeless and brain damaged:
That's not really a fair summarization of the story.
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« Reply #107 on: March 18, 2015, 12:49:31 pm »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/03/18/nfl-doctor-tells-nfl-network-that-cte-is-over-exaggerated/
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« Reply #108 on: March 18, 2015, 1:19:47 pm »

"It's never been safer" ≠ "it's safe"

And if we are only now just beginning to understand the problem, historically comparative conclusory statements are downright silly.
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« Reply #109 on: March 18, 2015, 1:51:28 pm »

Perhaps it is also relevant to know if the people involved in the research ever played football.
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« Reply #110 on: November 25, 2015, 6:54:30 pm »

Frank Gifford: CTE

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/sports/football/frank-gifford-had-cte-family-says.html
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« Reply #111 on: November 25, 2015, 7:28:27 pm »


A doctor on the pay of the NFL announces that playing for the NFL is safe.

In similar news, the Phillip Morris's pulmonary cardiologist announced yesterday that "long-term damage to the lungs from smoking is 'over-exaggerated'".
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« Reply #112 on: November 26, 2015, 2:57:24 am »


A doctor on the pay of the NFL announces that playing for the NFL is safe.

In similar news, the Phillip Morris's pulmonary cardiologist announced yesterday that "long-term damage to the lungs from smoking is 'over-exaggerated'".

Is it possible for something to be "under-exaggerated"?

These people who claim "no harm" are disgusting. I hope there's a hell for them.

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« Reply #113 on: November 27, 2015, 9:57:08 am »


The players on my university's team are part of a research study here: they're wearing sensors behind their ears as they play, that measure impact. Now, this being Canadian college football, these are, relatively speaking, tiny guys who are part-time players and who are extremely unlikely to go on to any kind of pro career, but when I heard about the study, I thought it seemed like an example of a good use of university sports programs.
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« Reply #114 on: November 27, 2015, 11:24:12 am »

The players on my university's team are part of a research study here: they're wearing sensors behind their ears as they play, that measure impact. Now, this being Canadian college football, these are, relatively speaking, tiny guys who are part-time players and who are extremely unlikely to go on to any kind of pro career, but when I heard about the study, I thought it seemed like an example of a good use of university sports programs.

That is a good use! Even though they may not be pro football players in the future, right now they play just like everyone else plays and the data taken from the hits they take will help.
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« Reply #115 on: February 06, 2016, 8:53:41 pm »

Have yet to watch that Concussion movie but think about ALL the hits players receive - pop warner, high school, college, NFL, with each hit getting progressively harder.  Doesn't take a genius to figure it must have SOME impact on suicides. 
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« Reply #116 on: February 06, 2016, 10:18:07 pm »

My shame is that I will still go to a SuperBowl party tomorrow. Though I can't remember the last time we watched for the actual game. I don't actually even know who's playing this year. For one time in the year, we will be telling people to be quiet and running back into the room in order to watch the commercials--commercials that, after the game is over, we will be fast forwarding our DVRs to avoid.

As for football, in general, there are a very few games that we watch because anyone "cares" (nominally) about the outcome. Most of my crowd are band geeks. We miss being able to see the bands in the halftime shows and wish they'd actually show them again.
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« Reply #117 on: February 07, 2016, 12:59:17 am »

To follow up on Ryan Hoffman's story:

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« Reply #118 on: Yesterday at 07:47:36 am »

This was a sad read for those of us who remember the golden days of the 49ers.
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