Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. theorgandude

    theorgandude said, about 3 years ago

    Baseball is full of ’intentional" injuries. Ty Cobb made a living out of spiking players with his cleats when sliding into second base. One time he even gashed a players forehead open with a cleat when he was being tagged out Every sport has its “goons” and always will try to hurt you in the game.

  2. Polsixe

    Polsixe said, about 3 years ago

    @acacianpaladin the game is not about intentional injuries, the vast majority of injuries are incidental to the body contact nature of th game. It’s big guys slamming into each other but there’s more to it than that.

  3. John  K

    John K said, about 3 years ago

    Football is a microcosm of modern America…..violence punctuated by committee meetings

  4. wallylm

    wallylm said, about 3 years ago

    Competition is about promoting and recognizing excellence. Winning is about personal gain and when it comes to major league sports, through any means necessary, including intentional injury. Nothing wrong with winning under fair conditions, but the money and fame has corrupted sports.

  5. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    wallylm: Not just corrupted sports, but also education, as school is now just the bottom rung of the elimination ladder for professional sports, which are as you say. “School spirit” is exclusively tied up to the sports establishment. In the conforming late 1940s, our high school almost erupted in revolt when the debate team went to state finals and only got a truncated pep rally (the band wasn’t permitted to play, as they had to for sports team rallies). No, I wasn’t on the team, but was among the protesters. (I was on the chess team but we couldn’t play other schools because none of them were permitted a chess club. “Next thing, you’ll want a poker club!”)

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