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    Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ins/842904001/

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    “The cracks in the foundation are there,” Costas said. “The day-to-day issues, as serious as they may be, they may come and go. But you cannot change the nature of the game. I certainly would not let, if I had an athletically gifted 12- or 13-year-old son, I would not let him play football.”

    “It’s not going to happen this year, and it’s not going to happen in five years or 10 years," Kornheiser said. "But Bob is right: At some point, the cultural wheel turns just a little bit, almost imperceptibly, and parents say, ‘I don’t want my kids to play.’ And then it becomes only the province of the poor, who want it for economic reasons to get up and out."

    "If they don’t find a way to make it safe, and we don’t see how they will ... the game's not going to be around. It's not."

    “But then where’s the talent pool for college? What happens to college football?” Costas continued. “The whole thing could collapse like a house of cards if people actually begin connecting the dots.”



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    who cares

    Most of these guys from hood and would be in prison otherwise

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    Football has gotten too big in America. People hate when things get too big. Those same people would love to see the game collapse.
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    It's nice to know what a non athletic f@g thinks about football
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    #blacklivesmatter

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    Another trick, you cant see it? Do you know why though. Open your eyes. How can you continue to be fooled over and over again.

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    rich white men exploiting underclass

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    One of my sons is a nationally ranked wrestler at 12 years old and coaches in our community have been after me to get him involved. He is scrappy as hell and I am sure he would do well, but he is on the small side.

    No way am I letting him play now. We will revisit depending on how things go, but I doubt he plays. Already know kids from wrestling that have concussion issues from football and he just started middle school.

    Love football but think it has peaked for sure. Only see downhill from here
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    good

    lets get them into Olympic competitions and dominate the world even more

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    (not joking) faze-out contact football under 9th grade as a beginning

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    Another trick, you cant see it? Do you know why though. Open your eyes. How can you continue to be fooled over and over again.
    Jesus. Is everything okay man?
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    id rather watch dancing with the stars anyway

    hell atleast you can actually see up the cheerleaders skirts

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    Another trick, you cant see it? Do you know why though. Open your eyes. How can you continue to be fooled over and over again.
    Timer off the fukkin reservation
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    greaser, no doubt keep them the f away from football

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    There will always be parents that are poor and don't care

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    id rather watch dancing with the stars anyway

    hell atleast you can actually see up the cheerleaders skirts
    lol funny stuff

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    There has got to be a physics way around this. Maybe make them all wear cones like dogs do after surgery that absorbs and deflects contact to the head. It could be a see thru material but of course then each player would need to carry around their own squeegy

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    who cares

    Most of these guys from hood and would be in prison otherwise

    Football saved them

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    why play football when you can play baseball or basketball. if you are physically gifted WHY THE FUKK would want to football?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post

    rich white men exploiting underclass
    Quote Originally Posted by eidolon View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Jesus. Is everything okay man?
    everything is a conspiracy to this guy. I usually envision toler as one of those guys that doesn't leave his house peering out his front window, opening the blinds just enough to see through the cracks but as to not let anyone outside know he is watching them
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    best decision lebron made in his life was to play baskets and not football. on the court he barely gets touched and a foul is called. imagine him being a wide receiver or a tight end having to endure a shitload of contact everyday

    and... he gets paid more in the nba

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    LOL at all the fags in this thread My god even the older generation is turning into pussies in this country.

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    These liberals are so full of shit. They have no problem voting for the war in Iraq,no problem with companies outsourcing labor to China and Indian in sweat factories - but people can't play football knowing the risks. There is no difference between being a police officer in a high crime neighborhood for 40k a year, being a marine for 50k a year, or risking brain injury playing football for 500k a year. In a free country you give citizens information and let them make their own decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    Lmao,what is different about the police,military, coal mining jobs.There are many high risk jobs that poor people are willing to do for the money - why do you dumb fuking liberals single out football - which is the only one that actually pays real money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonzaii View Post
    LOL at all the fags in this thread My god even the older generation is turning into pussies in this country.

    Was this directed at me?

    Pussy? Do you know anything about wrestling?
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    The game as originally designed is fine.

    It's the proliferation of passing, and the protections of receivers and qbs, that encourage those high speed reckless and monstrous collisions that do this to people.

    Reinstate gameplay that discourages passing and you'll have quicker, safer games....and less hood rats.

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    dont play then

    so simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by grease lightnin View Post
    Was this directed at me?

    Pussy? Do you know anything about wrestling?
    Wasn't directed at only you but I like how you just set your self up. Wrestling?? You mean that sport where two men grope at each other and lay on top of one another? Yea that's a real manly sport. It also doesn't pay you a cent even if your one of the best unless you got one hell of a personality to become a WWE fighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonzaii View Post
    Wasn't directed at only you but I like how you just set your self up. Wrestling?? You mean that sport were two men grope at each other and lay on top of one another? Yea that's a real manly sport. It also doesn't pay you a cent even if your one of the best unless you got one hell of a personality to become a WWE fighter or be talented enough to make transition to MMA
    Lol, wrestling is very high risk sport - obviously not a real one. An enormous amount of wrestlers have died before the age of 50 - but liberals keep targeting football

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    dont play then

    so simple
    A, liberals feel the need to tell the working class what to do and how to think - it not enough to give grown man info and let them make decisions for themselves.

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    Don't really see it completely dying unless those in charge decide to fold up shop.

    Will always be athletes willing to play. The NFL is getting worse, but people will still go to CFB, and NFL games as long as they are around.

    Would be nice to see more kids gets into soccer, so the US can dominate that on the world stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuse0323 View Post
    Would be nice to see more kids gets into soccer, so the US can dominate that on the world stage.


    Just think... If the skill position players in CFB were playing soccer since 6th grade

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    USA will never dominate soccer. get over yourselves, lol.

    fukking usa couldnt qualify to the world cup in the most pathetic conference that is CONCACAF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    Just think... If the skill position players in CFB were playing soccer since 6th grade
    Im sure everyone on here would love to watch this every weekend instead


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