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Donnie Nickey, a captain on Ohio State’s national championship team in 2002 who played in the NFL for eight years, knows something sinister has been ticking in his head for a long time.He can relate to Junior Seau, the former linebacker who committed suicide by shooting himself in May.
“I’m a little worried about what the future holds,” Nickey said.
Nickey spoke yesterday after hearing that Seau, a 20-year NFL player who retired in 2009, had suffered from a brain disease brought on by repeated blows to the head.
Like feeding christians to the lions football will eventually give way to safer sports. A society cannot allow its entertainers to endanger themselves.
Watch your tone, sir!
No references to "feeding of Christians to lions" will be allowed.
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am i the only person that doesnt feel bad for any of these guys? they decided to play football. in 6th grade i knew the dangers of football, injuries happen. especially head injuries since your head comes in contact with other players/the ground quite a bit during one single game, let alone over a lifetime of playing like a lot of these guys. no one forced them to play the game though. they decided getting paid millions of dollars was important enough to put their bodies on the line. im going to go out on a limb and say if junior seau could do it all over again he wouldnt have changed anything. he played a sport he loved and made MILLIONS OF DOLLARS doing it and it didnt stop him before, and it hast stopped any of these guys. when i hear a big time player retires young due to his fear of head injuries ill be shocked. it's easy for practice squad guys or cfl guys to say it isnt worth it. pay someone $10,000,000 and id like to see how many of them would give up the sport
lucky, you're not alone - i don't feel sorry for them at all. just thought it was an interesting read. also notice how Nicky said "the NFL hooked me up"...
btw, i also doubt any of them would do things differently.
also, saw this in my local paper yesterday, now on ESPiN
Studies have been out for years on the affect of concussions from boxing look at Muhammad Ali http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/boxing--boxers-dying-or-left-seriously-injured-after-fights-1575159.html , no way they didn't know the risk if they had any sense at all. I feel sorry for anyone who suffers from a brain injury but they knew the risks and chose to play anyway even after getting head injuries.
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we love to point fingers in America, just look at the gun protests every time there's a killing. I feel sorry for the victims but if someone has snapped to the point that he wants to inflict death to people he doesn't know then i seriously doubt not having a gun slows him down. Its just easier to blame someone else instead of just accepting.
oh i wasnt trying to make it sound like you did. i was just saying im so sick of hearing about these nfl guys cry about head injuries. umm hello... what did you expect?
well not trying to make this a gun battle but i understand that more than the head injuries in football. the head injuries are something you know is going to happen that isnt killing innocent people. i have no problems with people owning guns, just personally ill never understand why americans feel the need to own an assault rifle is all. we dont live in iraq. hands guns and such though dont both me for a second.
I find it funny what some consider an assault rifle.
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The problem is the helmets. In an effort to keep the players safer all it has done is make it easier for them to use it as a weapon. Watch some old football film, you didn't see Dick Butkus leading with his helmet. As long as the helmets are made to "cushion" the blow, the players will continue to lead with it.
also these guys are horrific tacklers these days. look at how many form tackles there are during a game. not a lot. everyone wants to be on a highlight film now so they go for the huge/explosive hit. it was something shazier suffered from for a good part of this season and christian bryant still suffers from. instead of form tackling we have players trying to kill each other cause us fans love watching it
Yep....I say take the facemasks off and watch the tackling get much better...
i doubt at this point it would. cant teach an old dog new tricks. nor do i want to see that. i enjoy these guys head hunting honestly, makes it fun. just dont blame everyone else when you decided to play the sport that you know head injuries are common in. it's like a boxer crying about concussions. you participate in a sport you know head injuries are common in
Within 10 years football will be a fringe sport like boxing. This is happening. Soon the big rivalry game will be osu mich soccer.
yeah, ill bet $10,000 that you're wrong
Junior wasn't worried when he was collecting checks. The problem is these athletes spend so much on agents, taxes, and other stupid shit that the majority of them blow it all...then after they do...they want to get paid. Its part of the hazard of playing. They make more money in a few short years than people that work a hell of a lot harder/longer that make less money...
Its like a cop suing the government for getting shot...they didn't know head to head contact causes serious problems later in life...common f'in sense tells you that...I don't need a study to tell me that.
Cry me a flippin river.
Now you're talking out of your ass, sofla. There's way too much money invested in football--we're talking about an industry that's economic impact is probably worth hundreds of billions of dollars when all is said and done--for this to continue without finding medical breakthroughs, whether that's research to diagnosis to treatment to better equipment to rule changes. Imagine helmet padding with sensors that show the point of impact and force from every hit so that medical staff can make an immediate diagnosis if a player needs to be taken off the field. Cat scans in the stadium. Anti-flammatory meds to immediately control brain inflammation and swelling. All kinds of measures.
Concussions a relatively new "disease" and finding a "cure" always starts with research, which is where they are right now. The sport will ultimately become safer but it will never be completely fail-safe; and, unfortunately, others will likely die before they get to real, meaningful solutions because for them, it'll be too late.
Here's a web site with some good data on concussions in sports: http://www.momsteam.com/health-safety/concussion-rates-high-school-sports
The violent part of the sport is what people like to watch. Hard to take that out of the game. Who doesn;t want to see a big hit especially if it's a a player up north.
Reebok and mc10 team up to build CheckLight, a head impact indicator
Reebok and mc10 have collaborated to create CheckLight, a head impact indicator meant to make it easy to see when an athlete has taken a dangerous blow to the head. The CheckLight itself is composed of two parts: a sensor device built by mc10 and skull-cap made by Reebok. The sensor itself is a strip of plastic filled with flexible sensors connected to a small microcontroller module with three indicator LEDs and a micro-USB port. One LED serves as a battery level indicator, one flashes yellow after moderate impacts and a third flashes red for severe blows. It's got a rechargeable battery and has rotational acceleration, multi-directional acceleration, impact location and impact duration. Data from those sensors is then run through the company's proprietary algorithm to determine when to fire the LEDs.
Concussions have always been a concern for those who play contact sports. However, there\'s been a renewed focus in recent years by the sports community
10 years , 15 tops. Society will not allow this barbary to continue.
again, ill bet $10 gs
I live in my parents basement. You think i have 10k
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