Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, 10 months ago

    Dawg has a point there. If a player got his bell rung every time he stuck his noggin into a play, he wouldn’t be so inclined to lead with his head.
    Either that, or put everybody in hamster balls.

  2. ajr58

    ajr58 said, 10 months ago

    Take the rugby approach.

  3. leons1701

    leons1701 said, 10 months ago

    @ajr58

    You mean deny the problem exists?

    Concussion is a serious problem in rugby as well as American Football, it is not caused by protective gear.

  4. Linguist

    Linguist said, 10 months ago

    The operative words here are battering rams. It is true that what was designed to to a piece of protective equipment has become a destructive weapon. This can be changed by enforcing the rules but the culture that breeds this type of behavior will still, unfortunately, prevail.

  5. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

  6. zeprin

    zeprin said, 10 months ago

    Helmets ain’t the answer. Concussions come the rapid/sudden ‘DECELERATION’ of the brain inside the skull.
    Not from the impact to the head. When a player goes from 20mph to 0 in a millisecond his brain continues going forward until stopped by the skull. Sometimes resulting in bruising, bleeding or tearing. Concussion.

  7. toothpickgrin

    toothpickgrin GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    It’s simple. Enforce the rules that are already in place.

  8. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    could be the solution, get rid of all pads. Linemen end up with more broken bones, but you would have less concussions.

  9. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Olongapojoe

    Yeah, who cares about linemen anyway…~

  10. 4sully

    4sully said, 10 months ago

    My high school in the late ‘50s was one of the last local teams to get rid of leather for plastic – and the players hated it. The leather was comfortable to wear, it didn’t echo, and the entire structure was flexible and padded – no rock hard surfaces. The only downside was that the helmets had to spend off season in the storage facility at a local furrier.

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