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  1. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    But how is he supposed to display manliness unless he hurts someone else?! Everybody knows that real men are supposed to dominate those weaker than them!
    Plus we need fresh bodies in our arenas to let us feel victorious vicariously, because our own pathetic lives are completely devoid of any feeling of accomplishment!

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    I’m not in favor of banning very much, but social pressure can be effective.

  3. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Since Americans are now all so fat, perhaps adopting Sumo wrestling as the national sport would be a better option.

  4. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    @Ruff

    You mean besides the fact that it belives women are raped because they wore that dress?

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It’s interesting that the javelin is banned in most school districts in track, but fatalities and lifetime injuries from football are number one “sports injuries”.


    There are a lot of sports out there, and “American football” is by far the most dangerous. I would suggest they do like soccer and Rugby, TAKE AWAY THE PADDING AND HELMETS, that give not only a totally false “sense of security”, but actually INCREASE the injuries, not just the “risk” of injury. Turning young bodies into behemoths by high school age, so the can HIT HARDER, well duh, that’s bright and has nothing to do with steroid abuse, of course.

  6. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    TROUT said “There are a lot of sports out there, and “American football” is by far the most dangerous.”

    U.S. Consumer Produce Safety Commission on injuries treated in emergency rooms.

    The Top 15:
    Basketball: 512,213
    Bicycling: 485,669
    Football: 418,260
    Soccer: 174,686
    Baseball: 155,898
    Skateboards: 112,544
    Trampolines: 108,029
    Softball: 106,884
    Swimming/Diving: 82,354
    Horseback riding: 73,576
    Weightlifting: 65,716
    Volleyball: 52,091
    Golf: 47,360
    Roller skating: 35,003
    Wrestling: 33,734

    Cheerleading accounts for over half of all catastrophic injuries to females.

    But I will agree with you. Going back to “1950s style” football with soft leather helmets would actually decrease concussions, as illogical as that sounds.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    ^Break that down by those causing fatalities, or permanent disabling injuries. Of course: consider the fatalities in golf related to idiots in thunderstorms standing under trees!


    Going back to the days of the draft, it was amazing how many guys with football injuries were 4F, and yet many of them went on to play in pro football!! How many basketball and cycling folks have permanent damage from TBI?


    While I appreciate your effort, the raw data doesn’t tell the whole story. Thanx you velly much.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    The problem is that closed-head injuries do not always manifest until years or even decades later. So we don’t really know how bad football is — yet. Some research is being done to look at long-term effects on young players.
    Years ago a better helmet was developed that was both padded and would slide off more — and a lot of coaches didn’t want it, because they wanted the SOUND of heads colliding. And brains getting bashed, evidently.

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