Speed Bump by Dave Coverly

Speed Bump

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  1. PICTO

    PICTO said, over 3 years ago

    The Colorado Cementheads vs the Detroit Hardtops.

  2. gmforde

    gmforde said, over 3 years ago

    Sorry, this is not funny.

  3. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, over 3 years ago


    I did not think it was funny either….concussions are serious business and serious injuries….the last thing we need to do is make a joke out it!!!!

  4. mkahn

    mkahn said, over 3 years ago

    RIP Junior Seau

  5. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, over 3 years ago

    It’s only a cartoon people…AND it’s not even a person it’s a doll…

  6. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It’s the guy from the Patriots, Ravens Game; Ridely. (Wow what a hit.)

  7. Lolapoo

    Lolapoo GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The comic is not making fun or light of concussions. Rather, it is mocking fans (and the public) who continue to pay, watch and revel in the violence that leads to concussions. Besides, simply using the euphemism “concussion” is another way for the public to avoid facing what this trauma really is — a brain injury.

  8. bueller

    bueller said, over 3 years ago

    @Vegas Viper

    When you reference a specific injury or
    illness in a cartoon, you’ll get complaints-
    mainly because attitudes have changed
    about that sort of humor in cartoons ( in
    place of “attitudes”," sanctimony" would be
    more accurate.)
    It’s a response we mainly see in the medium
    of cartooning, specifically cartoons created
    for newspaper publication.
    If all this is considered in the context of “good
    taste”, this same topic has been discussed in
    other media in ways that are infinitely more

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Considering the amount and severity of damage, this isn’t really funny. What they need is to remove the armor not make it stronger. That is the whole point of the extra body contact is the armor.

    Rugby vs Football
    Best Answer – Chosen by Asker
    The nature of the contact is different between the two codes. In particularly, the rules of tackling are very different – high tackles are impermissible, and one may not shoulder-charge or (of course) lead with the head (as is taught in gridiron, to its shame). There also is no “blocking” (it would be interference), and most contact except at the tackle (and even then) comes with limited run-up: no wide receiver running at speed into open space and being taken in the air by a strong safety with a 15 yard running start. A head slap or a clip would be a red-card dismissal, with your team playing a man down the rest of the way.

    Helmets were added to gridiron as a matter of law, during the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt if memory serves, to stave off having the game banned entirely because of the number and severity of injuries. The evolution and detailed design of the American gear is driven by actual physical testing (in engineering labs and research kinesiology departments) and vetted by the loss-control departments of the insurance companies, without which the games would not be played at all (because clubs,m schools, Unis and professional teams could not play without liability insurance. So although the equipment does not prevent injuries (which happen all the time,of course), they certainly mitigate the risks.

    A very important source of danger to American"football" players that is not at all well addressed by their gear is heat stroke. I daresay this is the largest single source of fatalities in American football. This is rarely a problem in rugby, although active steps to avoid dehydration are of course needed.

    Mark L

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