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Do you think football should be banned from High School?

katywon 2012/06/16 00:02:38
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Ex player Terry Bradshaw is saying he has many old brain injuries identified by Brain Scans. He thinks Football will eventually be banned. He also said that if he had a son he would never let him play football in school. What do you think?
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  • Shadow Irocka 2012/06/17 23:30:46
    Undecided
    Shadow Irocka
    +1
    you know he should have researched risks of playing football before he even started now Im no fan f football i think its pointless bunch of men running up and down a field with a stupid ball
  • katywon Shadow ... 2012/06/18 02:09:47
    katywon
    I agree but football players like the challenge. And how many high schoolers who are offered a lot of money can refuse it??
  • Heavy 2012/06/17 18:16:28
    No
    Heavy
    +1
    We should just stop putting so much emphasis on sports in school and as a professional career. Why do pro ball players get paid so much anyway?
  • katywon Heavy 2012/06/17 18:54:55
    katywon
    Because people apparently like the violence. Perhaps its a good thing and you get to express yourselves at the expense of other destroying their bodies. Not that they are thinking that way but thats the truth.
  • Heavy katywon 2012/06/17 21:29:13
    Heavy
    +1
    I think we should do it to ourselves and feel the pain.
  • katywon Heavy 2012/06/22 04:35:14
    katywon
    no thanks. Actually when I was in junior high an 18 year boy next door to us lost a leg playing football at St.Peters college in J.C.. Lucky he lived and became a teacher and had a normal life. But in those days, no antibiotics and it was not uncommon for injured students to die of pneumonia or have serious long term injuries.
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/06/17 18:13:07
  • katywon mk, Sma... 2012/06/17 18:20:52
    katywon
    +1
    Soooo classy. When you learn more words try thinking before you write or speak. Just give it time you will be able to express yourself. very small brain
  • mk, Sma... katywon 2012/06/17 18:35:30
  • katywon mk, Sma... 2012/06/18 18:42:24
    katywon
    +1
    So nice of you.I guess you liked my picture.
  • mk, Sma... katywon 2012/06/19 06:55:36
  • katywon mk, Sma... 2012/06/19 07:13:14
    katywon
    +1
    O.K. then.
  • ♥ Emily the "Cutie Banana P... 2012/06/17 17:31:52
    No
    ♥ Emily the "Cutie Banana Pie" ♥
    +1
    There are risks associated with all sports. If you decide to play football, you're taking that risk. Schools have you fill out forms to show that you accept the risks involved.
  • katywon ♥ Emily... 2012/06/17 18:06:16 (edited)
    katywon
    +1
    I agree. Its not going away. But the young kids in High School should know the risks. As for the older professionals they know the risk but take it any way. MACHO
  • Mark 2012/06/16 20:03:58
    yes
    Mark
    Teach a proper game like rugby.



    It's why the British, Aussies and Kiwis usually look on American football players as a bunch of pansies.
  • katywon Mark 2012/06/16 20:46:15
    katywon
    I think the Brits and the Aussie like it more for the free for alls in the stadiums and outside.
  • Sir ZaBooMaFoo 2012/06/16 14:09:04
    No
    Sir ZaBooMaFoo
    +1
    And lose cheer leaders? Well I don't think Americans can handle such a loss!
  • katywon Sir ZaB... 2012/06/16 17:20:00
    katywon
    Last thing that crossed my mind but I understand.
  • strange_armour 2012/06/16 11:34:51
    No
    strange_armour
    +1
    It doesn't need to be banned, but it should be treated as secondary to learning something constructive. Surely knowing the square root of nine is more important than throwing a ball and grunting at people. Just think of how many poorly educated middle-aged men have lives that are so empty that the only thing they have to fall back on while they sup yet another beer is the memory of the day they "caught that pass" or "made that touchdown."

    btw - The square root of 9 is 3
  • The Mosher 2012/06/16 03:48:42
    No
    The Mosher
    +1
    Played football in high school and its not close to as deadly as pro or even college, while in better shape than most it pales in comparison to the heavy hitters of the upper levels, large bodies crashing together errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr duh come on people its not like these ailments are surprising.
  • katywon The Mosher 2012/06/16 04:03:21
    katywon
    Went to lots of football games in high school and it didn't seem so violent as the pro games we see today.Haven't been to a highschool game in years but saw some of the results in my job
  • RogerCoppock 2012/06/16 03:26:12
    yes
    RogerCoppock
    +1
    Insurance, bus transportation, stadiums, land, coaching staff, . . .
    A football program isn't cheep, and it serves so few students. Those students must be a few select males. Women, the small, and the handicapped need not apply. Very few positions are open in the pros every year, about a thousand, so the program does not justify itself by preparing it's few students for careers. In addition, new findings show that football injures almost every student who plays it.

    Compare this to a math or science program, which costs less, serves many more students, is much more inclusive, and prepares students for fields with 10s of thousands of openings every year. Apparently, compared to football, there are very few injuries caused by the study of math and science.

    Schools, like everything else, are having to make budget cutbacks. Football is a place to start.
  • katywon RogerCo... 2012/06/16 03:37:17
    katywon
    Thank goodness Roger for a voice of reason. We know nothing will change but the risks have to be known. Thanks for your voice.
  • Christian 2012/06/16 02:38:41
    No
    Christian
    +2
    Are you kidding, there should be a football field in every high school in the nation.
  • katywon Christian 2012/06/16 02:49:49
    katywon
    +1
    It is an individuals choice. Nobody said it should not exist. Just that it is dangerous for young bodies.
  • Christian katywon 2012/06/16 03:15:40
    Christian
    +1
    There is danger in using the toilet, there is danger in everything.
  • katywon Christian 2012/06/16 03:19:19
    katywon
    +1
    Please. Only if you are using the toilet duriing an earthquake. Or lightening strikes without warning
  • Jazzy 2012/06/16 01:21:45
    No
    Jazzy
    +2
    Then how would they get a football scholarship to collage if they didn't play in high school?
  • katywon Jazzy 2012/06/16 01:39:11
    katywon
    They would get another sport going like soccer which is not as traumatizing.
  • Jazzy katywon 2012/06/16 02:39:17
    Jazzy
    +2
    there is violence in all sports. Plus there are more fights in soccer then football.
  • katywon Jazzy 2012/06/16 17:22:59
    katywon
    Fights are not the problem. Head trauma and permanent brain damage and bone problems which show up later on in life are the problem. Nobody notices until it is too late,
  • Jazzy katywon 2012/06/18 09:52:16
    Jazzy
    +1
    Then you might as well say no to thinks like skate boarding and riding dirt bikes. Kids get hurt on those all the time and never go see a doctor. Who knows if they have really messed something up. It just natural for kids to get hurt. It doesnt matter if its playing sports, playing with friends or just goofing off. Kids and the parents know very well what their kids are getting into joining a sports team. If they are worried then don't let them play but do not take it away from other people that know the risks and still want to do it anyway.
  • katywon Jazzy 2012/06/18 23:56:08
    katywon
    We also could get hit with a part falling off an airplane since we live between two airports. And There are risks in everything. I suppose as long as the parents and kids know the dangers then they are entitled to make their own choices. I have known a lot of skateboarders around here and compared to football their injuries are usually not that serious. I still think its a bad idea but it is so common here in Venice and Santa Monica that it would be strange not to see them. And they know what the risks are.
  • Mel 2012/06/16 01:20:59
    No
    Mel
    +1
    I'm really surprised Bradshaw said that.
  • katywon Mel 2012/06/16 01:41:26
    katywon
    Yes he did that last night on one of the talk shows , He had two daughters with him so I guess he has no sons. It was the Jay Leno show Thursday night .
  • Quiet-is-feared 2012/06/16 00:51:57
    No
    Quiet-is-feared
    +1
    No way!
    Football is a serious sport, something teens can do to take their anger out on the field, learn determination and sportsmanship, learn how to work with a team, coordination, keep fit and healthy, run off stress from school, etc. There is equipment for football, injuries are definitely expected now and then but if it gets too outta hand, the refs or team mates will put a stop to it.
    There's a ton of benefits to football, sure it's a little rough but it's all in the game :)
  • katywon Quiet-i... 2012/06/16 01:43:43
    katywon
    +1
    Don't get mad. I didnt say that. I may agree though but I know how much income for schools and colleges is involved. Bradshaw said that he recently had brain scans and they showed the damage. He must be having some related physical problems.
  • ϟM̈ öp̈vytöϟ 2012/06/16 00:41:51
    No
    ϟM̈ öp̈vytöϟ
    +2
    If they want to get out there and take a risk of getting their necks broke or some other injury, let them. But they should be told of the dangers.
  • katywon ϟM̈ öp̈... 2012/06/16 01:45:40 (edited)
    katywon
    As long as the kids and the families understand what can happen then it is their choice. And I can't see football going away soon. It was really popular where I went to High School But so was soccer.
  • HarleyCharley 2012/06/16 00:34:50
    No
    HarleyCharley
    its a good sort...

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