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 Post subject: Re: Slightly OT: Timmons
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:49 pm 
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it's still yggy wrote:
What's funny is the league source that said it's probably not cte because they've never seen it as young as 31.

CTE and age 31 is about the one headline the NFL doesn't want more than any other. Kind of like the Mexican tourism bureau and mother of five decapitated by drug gang.


Maybe he said it's not CTE because it's not CTE?

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 Post subject: Re: Slightly OT: Timmons
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:56 pm 
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Havoc wrote:
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We watch because of the risks and the dangers and the pain and those who overcome those obstacles to do incredible things.
Not disputing what you are saying, but incredible things is subject to interpretation. Guys chasing each other on a grassy field is entertainment for those that watch, but its actual contribution to society is not much more than gladiators fighting lions or each other. They've just incorporated technology and scientific advancements coupled with capitalism to fuel a portion of the economy. It positively affects a very small proportion of the demographic. i.e. Owners/ corporate sponsorship and the media; lifting a few people out of poverty. If football went away tomorrow, I'm not sure society would be at a great loss. Instead of developing rehab/ surgical and performance enhancing techniques for players, society would hopefully be giving that attention to the handicapped, the poor, etc. And soccer. :o ;)


This post is so dumb it's pitiful.


Not really, it's pretty on point.

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 Post subject: Re: Slightly OT: Timmons
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:59 pm 
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VanWilder wrote:
Not really, it's pretty on point.


Have you ever competed in anything dangerous after you left your mommas warm safe shelter at 18?

The post is a farce.


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 Post subject: Re: Slightly OT: Timmons
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:11 pm 
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Havoc wrote:
VanWilder wrote:
Not really, it's pretty on point.


Have you ever competed in anything dangerous after you left your mommas warm safe shelter at 18?

Playing football does not make you a slave killing slaves and being eaten by lions.

The post is a farce.


The post isn't a farce. Of course the game of football doesn't directly equate to the gladiator arena.

However, it does serve a similar, if not the same, purpose as those ancient games. And that purpose is public entertainment and distraction.

In that regard, it is accurate.


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 Post subject: Re: Slightly OT: Timmons
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:43 pm 
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randomsteelerfan wrote:
The post isn't a farce. Of course the game of football doesn't directly equate to the gladiator arena.

However, it does serve a similar, if not the same, purpose as those ancient games. And that purpose is public entertainment and distraction.

In that regard, it is accurate.


I could quickly come up with a long list of things that serve as public entertainment and distraction. Meaningless to the discussion of CTE.

Most drive automobiles but we are not all nascar drivers.

If we discuss your poor ability to parallell park, zero point in bringing up nascar. Nascar does not belong in the conversation.

How about simply an honest discussion about CTE without the slaves killing slaves and eaten by lions?


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 Post subject: Re: Slightly OT: Timmons
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:43 am 
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Havoc wrote:
randomsteelerfan wrote:
The post isn't a farce. Of course the game of football doesn't directly equate to the gladiator arena.

However, it does serve a similar, if not the same, purpose as those ancient games. And that purpose is public entertainment and distraction.

In that regard, it is accurate.


I could quickly come up with a long list of things that serve as public entertainment and distraction. Meaningless to the discussion of CTE.

Most drive automobiles but we are not all nascar drivers.

If we discuss your poor ability to parallell park, zero point in bringing up nascar. Nascar does not belong in the conversation.

How about simply an honest discussion about CTE without the slaves killing slaves and eaten by lions?


Sorry, bro, but what are you talking about? You're completely missing the point of the post in question.

It's not about slaves vs slaves or even CTE. He simply reference the parallels between the basic meaninglessness of the NFL in society and its hierarchal place. One that is very similar to the gladiator games.

Equate that to CTE or slaves however you want. Doesn't alter the premise.


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 Post subject: Re: Slightly OT: Timmons
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:59 am 
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fortythree wrote:
it's still yggy wrote:
What's funny is the league source that said it's probably not cte because they've never seen it as young as 31.

CTE and age 31 is about the one headline the NFL doesn't want more than any other. Kind of like the Mexican tourism bureau and mother of five decapitated by drug gang.


Maybe he said it's not CTE because it's not CTE?


Exactly. Its the new universal excuse for anything that's happened.

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 Post subject: Re: Slightly OT: Timmons
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:00 am 
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Havoc wrote:
VanWilder wrote:
Not really, it's pretty on point.


Have you ever competed in anything dangerous after you left your mommas warm safe shelter at 18?

The post is a farce.


It's a new concept that entertainment must be good for society.....That would sure as shit eliminate 98% of things people do for entertainment.

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 Post subject: Re: Slightly OT: Timmons
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I read the posts here.




Perhaps, but apparently you did not comprehend them.

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If what is going on is in fact mental health/cte related


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If this is what it sounds like


Ok Knife, right.

As long as you put "if" in front of something, then it makes total sense to go off on a rant against that HIGHLY hypothetical situation that is completely unproven to be true. Also rant about your kids safety, and football being unethical. Just throw that "if" in there. Did they cover that in law school?

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 Post subject: Re: Slightly OT: Timmons
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:06 am 
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FromPittWithLove wrote:
Pretty sure Chris Henry was diagnosed with CTE - he was younger than 30, right?


You might be getting that mixed up with him falling out of the bed of the truck and cracking his head open like an egg. But hey, you have a football player.....a WR at that, low impact position, with a history of drugs, poor judgment, trouble with the law, etc, his entire life. But once he gets to the NFL and does something stupid it's definitely CTE :roll:

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