Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. NickCC23

    NickCC23 said, 10 months ago

    Ouch x2

  2. Chuck Barnard

    Chuck Barnard GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Hey, a few years and the tens of thousands of soldiers with brain traumas wil have provided enough information to deal with the sport concussions…

    Knowing how the VA has been run, the answer is to warehouse them somewhere without outside contact.

  3. Linguist

    Linguist said, 10 months ago

    @Chuck Barnard

    Knowing how the VA has been run, the answer is to warehouse them somewhere without outside contact.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Unfortunately, brother, you are speaking the horrific truth ! And while it’s preaching to the choir ( many of us are Vets and ex-jocks ) these things need to be brought to the attention of the idiots in government and the general public, over and over again, until one day, maybe, just maybe, they’ll get it !

  4. Lolapoo

    Lolapoo GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Sadly too true.

  5. timbob2313

    timbob2313 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Chuck Barnard

    Having been in the VA system, in several different states since 1980, I have to say that while the VA Drs have tended to overmedicate in the past, from what I have seen over the past 5 years the VA is becoming a leader in investigating and treating brain injuries

  6. timbob2313

    timbob2313 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    When I see football games on TV from the 60s and before, I do not see players tackling with their heads like all players do today. It also seems like today in the NFL that defenses are not as good as they were in the past. I do not know if that is because players are bigger and stronger or because they no longer learn the basics of blocking and tackling like they did back in the day

  7. RobinHood2013

    RobinHood2013 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Hey, Bill… The Three Wise Monkeys called. They want their gimmick back.

  8. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, 10 months ago

    @Acacianpaladin

    Okay. We can watch rugby instead.

  9. ZBicyclist

    ZBicyclist GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    We’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg here. There are a few players who make it to the NFL and have played for maybe 16 years high school through pros. College players have played for 8, high school players for 4 (more if they started before high school). NFL players are likely to be the most severely hurt, but not the only ones hurt.

  10. jollyjack

    jollyjack GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @timbob2313

    I share the observation about the 60’s, I have held the opinion that the “Improvement” in helmets and shoulder pads have been at the expense of safety. The new improved equipment allows the player not to FEEL the impact like it was previously felt, this allows a higher speed impact to be delivered. As for bigger and stronger players……..when the NFLPA allows true testing of HGH and other drugs you will see the return of smaller and slower humans to the field.

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