Scientists Dissected the Brains of 79 NFL Players. What They Found Is Disturbing.

  • metta

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    Feb 02, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
    Scientists Dissected the Brains of 79 NFL Players. What They Found Is Disturbing.

    "Of the 79 deceased NFL players examined, 76 showed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The researchers at the Boston University CTE Center have examined, in total, the brains of 128 people who played football at all levels—from high school to the pros—and 101 showed evidence of CTE. The numbers buttress a growing body of evidence that suggests that playing football at any level can lead to grave health consequences."

    http://m.motherjones.com/media/2014/10/80-percent-former-football-players-traumatic-brain-injury
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 03, 2015 2:24 AM GMT
    That's such a disturbing revelation, considering the number of men who played football in high school. Sadly, the only way to avoid the injury is to not play the sport.
  • metta

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    Feb 03, 2015 2:58 AM GMT
    They could change the rules of the game. The sad thing is that the violence is what a lot of people want to see.
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 03, 2015 3:17 PM GMT
    metta8 saidThey could change the rules of the game. The sad thing is that the violence is what a lot of people want to see.

    They would have to play without helmets. It's the helmets that allow them to crack their skulls together. The helmets give them protection for their skulls, but what happens is that the brain slams around inside the skull, like someone shaking a raw egg. The helmets are a false sense of protection, because they don't protect the brain but rather allow for more abuse to the brain. If they played without helmets, then they'd not be cracking skulls together in the first place.
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    Feb 03, 2015 3:22 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    If they played without helmets, then they'd not be cracking skulls together in the first place.

    No, they'd be splitting skulls wide open. No more CTE, but no more players, either.

    A novel approach, which I assume is done tongue-in-cheek. icon_wink.gif

  • HottJoe

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    Feb 03, 2015 3:44 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    HottJoe said
    If they played without helmets, then they'd not be cracking skulls together in the first place.

    No, they'd be splitting skulls wide open. No more CTE, but no more players, either.

    A novel approach, which I assume is done tongue-in-cheek. icon_wink.gif


    No, I'm saying that if they didn't have helmets, they'd be forced to change the way the game is played in order to not crack their skulls open, and that would therefore not give them the false sense of security that allows them to crash their helmets together and destroy their brains.