Three High School Football Players Die in One Week

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    Oct 04, 2014 3:20 AM GMT
    http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nightly-news/three-high-school-football-players-die-in-one-week-337152579904
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 04, 2014 1:43 PM GMT

    This is a horrible tragedy. Young, healthy guys dying because of the harsh collisions on the football field. These deaths along with the serious health problems suffered by older, retired NFL players sheds a negative spot light on the integrity of American gridiron in terms of health and safety issues. A legitimate reason to start getting away from American football and replacing it with the world's most popular sport, soccer which is the "real football".
  • peterstrong

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    Oct 06, 2014 2:43 AM GMT


    totally agreed with roadbikeRob
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    Oct 06, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    You know I saw this story when I checked espn news as I normally and often do and I was shocked yo! What the hell is going on that these kids are dying from playing football in high school? In the NFL there are grown men, grown should all know that death or injury is a possibility when full grown ass men are hitting, hard, other full grown ass men. But high school young'uns? Now I'm officially becoming a little concerned.
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    Oct 06, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    No one is forcing them to play. Evidently the potential rewards are greater than the potential disastrous consequences whether it be getting to fuck the head cheerleader or making millions of dollars.

    No sympathy here.

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    Oct 07, 2014 4:54 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidNo one is forcing them to play. Evidently the potential rewards are greater than the potential disastrous consequences whether it be getting to fuck the head cheerleader or making millions of dollars.

    No sympathy here.

    Well you need to reach deep in to that part of your soul, and you do have one whether you believe it or not but I know it to be true that you have a soul, and understand that children dying is a different matter from grown ass men dying and making physically "hit" war on each other because they are in the NFL! Please don't make me start to communicate with you in the language of gorillas. You do understand how gorillas communicate with each other yes? It's not always nice and gorillas are my favorite animals in nature because of their beautiful black colored, shiny, fur. And some of them even have what looks like silver hair streaking down their backs and head. They are awesome in the animal kingdom. Any way, forgive my animal planet channel appreciation moment there. You should pay attention to three kids dying in from the game and they are youngsters. These three kids are not in the hospital, they are in graves right now, buried underneath the earth and dirt. Does that matter at all to you? You have a human soul, no matter what you have endured in your life, believe me okay. The bible says you do and I believe that about you.
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    Oct 07, 2014 1:50 PM GMT
    declansloan said
    UndercoverMan saidNo one is forcing them to play. Evidently the potential rewards are greater than the potential disastrous consequences whether it be getting to fuck the head cheerleader or making millions of dollars.

    No sympathy here.

    Well you need to reach deep in to that part of your soul, and you do have one whether you believe it or not but I know it to be true that you have a soul, and understand that children dying is a different matter from grown ass men dying and making physically "hit" war on each other because they are in the NFL! Please don't make me start to communicate with you in the language of gorillas. You do understand how gorillas communicate with each other yes? It's not always nice and gorillas are my favorite animals in nature because of their beautiful black colored, shiny, fur. And some of them even have what looks like silver hair streaking down their backs and head. They are awesome in the animal kingdom. Any way, forgive my animal planet channel appreciation moment there. You should pay attention to three kids dying in from the game and they are youngsters. These three kids are not in the hospital, they are in graves right now, buried underneath the earth and dirt. Does that matter at all to you? You have a human soul, no matter what you have endured in your life, believe me okay. The bible says you do and I believe that about you.
    But at the same token, teenage guys are old enough to know the consequences of playing a fiercely brutal sport like American football or gridiron. They are not little children or infants so it is time to stop considering teenagers "children" they are adolescents or young adults. These boys know fully well what American football is like and the dangers associated with it. But the macho attitudes prevail in most American high schools and American football is the toughest and most macho of hard contact sports. Any guy who detests American football and prefers other sports or prefers the arts and music are looked down upon as inferior, weird, a sissy. We need to end those macho attitudes in American high schools and get away from American gridiron and start embracing soccer instead. It could save a lot of lives in the long run.
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    Oct 07, 2014 3:42 PM GMT
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    declansloan said
    UndercoverMan saidNo one is forcing them to play. Evidently the potential rewards are greater than the potential disastrous consequences whether it be getting to fuck the head cheerleader or making millions of dollars.

    No sympathy here.

    Well you need to reach deep in to that part of your soul, and you do have one whether you believe it or not but I know it to be true that you have a soul, and understand that children dying is a different matter from grown ass men dying and making physically "hit" war on each other because they are in the NFL! Please don't make me start to communicate with you in the language of gorillas. You do understand how gorillas communicate with each other yes? It's not always nice and gorillas are my favorite animals in nature because of their beautiful black colored, shiny, fur. And some of them even have what looks like silver hair streaking down their backs and head. They are awesome in the animal kingdom. Any way, forgive my animal planet channel appreciation moment there. You should pay attention to three kids dying in from the game and they are youngsters. These three kids are not in the hospital, they are in graves right now, buried underneath the earth and dirt. Does that matter at all to you? You have a human soul, no matter what you have endured in your life, believe me okay. The bible says you do and I believe that about you.
    But at the same token, teenage guys are old enough to know the consequences of playing a fiercely brutal sport like American football or gridiron. They are not little children or infants so it is time to stop considering teenagers "children" they are adolescents or young adults. These boys know fully well what American football is like and the dangers associated with it. But the macho attitudes prevail in most American high schools and American football is the toughest and most macho of hard contact sports. Any guy who detests American football and prefers other sports or prefers the arts and music are looked down upon as inferior, weird, a sissy. We need to end those macho attitudes in American high schools and get away from American gridiron and start embracing soccer instead. It could save a lot of lives in the long run.

    Do you know what high school sport has the second highest rate of concussions? Girl's soccer. Followed closely by boy's soccer. In fact combined the concussion rate is pretty close to football. Something that would help would be to have qualifed medical personnel on the sidelines that could evaluate so these boys aren't sent back into the game 5 minutes after suffering a concussion.
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    Oct 09, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    Another high school football player dies:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2783917/Top-high-school-football-recruit-son-former-Alabama-A-M-coach-commits-suicide-age-16.html