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NFL passes helmet rule, ends tuck rule
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Posted on 03/20/2013 9:55:54 AM PDT by Perdogg

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To: mbarker12474

“And prior to the NFL going under, football will be abolished at the youth/community level, then high school, then college levels.”

Youth football will not exist in 5 years. The owners of the venues will become uninsurable, and that will be that.


51 posted on 03/20/2013 11:43:47 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: MarineBrat

Leave Jack alone! LOL!


52 posted on 03/20/2013 11:44:34 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

>>Leave Jack alone! LOL!<<

I miss having Real Men in football.

All of them today are nancy-boys. Especially the ball-less black chickens.


53 posted on 03/20/2013 11:51:41 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Establishment Republicans don't like that totalitarian thing unless it is THEIR totalitarian thing!)
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To: Perdogg

That is just stupid. Just wait and see the ramifications of this one.


54 posted on 03/20/2013 11:52:44 AM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Perdogg

As a former running back at a low college level I can tell you that it is instinctive to duck your head when a 6’4” 250 pound linebacker is trying to break your neck. Sorta like ducking when you a bullet goes whizzing by.


55 posted on 03/20/2013 11:55:27 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Perdogg

Like Cowboys Running Back, Emmett Smith, says:

How would he do his job with this rule? Running Backs almost always lead with the helmet.


56 posted on 03/20/2013 1:31:38 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: rightsmart

#37

I’m guessing Rush is on about it because he believes that the people at the very top pushing to change change football don’t really give a damn about football or football players. They hate football. They despise everything it represents. It’s too male. It’s too imperialistic and American. They want it eliminated. So, like gun legislation, they will start small. A lawsuit here. A changed rule there. In the editorial columns of newspapers, in the stories promoted on Yahoo! and AOL, repeat the mantra, ‘football is dangerous’, ‘football is dangerous’, ‘football is dangerous’... Then the Marxists in the local school boards will start suggesting that football is too dangerous for little Johnny and little Leroy to be playing. When some little boy has an accident or dies suddenly on the field they politicians will stand next to his corpse and say, “How many more must be sacrificed to the machine?” Just like gun control. The ones at the top of the gun control movement want the private ownership of all firearms to be a felony. Period. The ones at the bottom may not be thinking that today but when it comes around to it they will say, “Yes, they are probably right” and start calling the snitch-lines to rat out their gun hiding neighbors. Same with the Boy Scouts. The movement to ‘Fundamentally change’ the US ratchets forward.


57 posted on 03/20/2013 1:34:27 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I’m not too worried about football going away.
It’s making FAR TOO MUCH $$$ at both the pro and college level for that to happen.

Follow the money.
The typical college soccer game draws hundreds of people.
No way are schools giving up that football gravy.


58 posted on 03/20/2013 1:38:01 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: freedumb2003

Remember out childhood game of “tackle the man with the ball?”

Oh, you mean ‘smear the queer?’

Went to a Catholic school, and that’s what it was called.


59 posted on 03/20/2013 1:44:36 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: servo1969

I like your analysis, and let me apply the ‘retribution’ lens to the situation.

The teams are owned exclusively by white people. Most of the players are black.

If there were EVER an institution you wanted to wreck in the Obama era, its football.

Talk about retribution - all those white people being sued out of their luxury boxes to free the poor black slaves breaking their asses out there in the hot sun and blowing snow.

I can see Obama loving the downfall of the NFL.


60 posted on 03/20/2013 1:48:37 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: nascarnation

#58

I hope you are right, if only to hold back the wave that wants desperately to turn every little American boy into a eunuch.


61 posted on 03/20/2013 1:59:37 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: RinaseaofDs

#60

I bet he does, the little rotten effeminate dink with his pinky finger hanging out every time he takes a sip.


62 posted on 03/20/2013 2:01:55 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: RinaseaofDs

We called it “Smear the Queer With The Ball”


63 posted on 03/20/2013 5:04:32 PM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: rightsmart
I have watched football for a long time, and that had never occurred to me until I saw this play and no penalty was called:


64 posted on 03/20/2013 5:06:35 PM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: freedumb2003
Remember out childhood game of “tackle the man with the ball?”

We called it "smear the queer"

65 posted on 03/20/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Remember Techmo Bowl on NES ?


66 posted on 03/20/2013 7:16:51 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Perdogg

Hmm, I wonder if folks will “wake up” now that the bread and circuses are going to be affected.


67 posted on 03/21/2013 6:10:03 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: discostu

Jim Brown is also a racist moron. Pardon me for not looking to him for legitimacy.


68 posted on 03/21/2013 6:17:44 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Perdogg

In other news, the Super Bowl will have all the latest pop stars and the game winner will be determined by the coin toss.


69 posted on 03/21/2013 8:56:08 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Red Badger

There was a quirk in the replay review rules that said if a coach threw a challenge flag on a play that he was not allowed to call for a review (specifically: turnovers and scoring plays), then the officials would penalize the coach (or the coach would burn a timeout) and they would be prohibited from performing the normally-mandatory review.

I think they’re keeping the penalty, but changing the rule so that the mandated review still occurs. I’d call it a technical correction, not a significant change.


70 posted on 03/21/2013 9:00:11 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: kevkrom

Cost the Lions a game.


71 posted on 03/21/2013 9:00:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

I don’t see what all the fuss about the helmet rule is about. If leading with the crown of the helmet is wrong, then it’s wrong for everyone. Why should the ball carrier be exempted?


72 posted on 03/21/2013 9:01:57 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: dfwgator

Hence the need to correct the rule.


73 posted on 03/21/2013 9:10:34 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: lwd

I don’t think there is any way to not lead with the head unless you slide or turn your head to the side in the attempt to hit with only your shoulder, which seems to me like an increased likelihood of breaking your neck. Rather than stop injury this stupid rule will probably be the thing that really does get someone killed on the field. Just another unintended consequence of liberalism and the wimpification of America.


74 posted on 03/21/2013 9:23:34 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: rightsmart

Good post and you are exactly right on both counts.


75 posted on 03/21/2013 9:27:03 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Perdogg

NFL’s new national song is Tiny Tim”s version of “Tip Toe Through the Tulips”


76 posted on 03/21/2013 9:56:04 AM PDT by capt B
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It’s no different than looking to Emmitt Smith for legitimacy. The fact is runningbacks didn’t used to use their heads as battering rams, it’s a practice that’s gotten more popular as flags on the defense have become more prevalent when there’s helmet to helmet contact. Now the RBs get to stop ducking into tackles trying to draw that penalty. The rules committee said their reviewed all the week 16 games and this rule only would have been called 5 times, so the idea that this will destroy the game is laughable.


77 posted on 03/21/2013 11:13:38 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Perdogg

I don’t get all the consternation about this rule. I was ALWAYS taught to keep my head up learning to play football in Ohio. In fact, if I remember correctly, it was a personal foul to hit with the crown of the helmet back when I was playing high school ball, at least in open field.

Of course, I’ve noticed that they don’t seem to teach proper fundamentals anymore, so maybe that’s the problem. Watching what seems to pass for open field tackling or ball carrying anymore, I guess I can see why a lot of NFL players are going to have difficulty adjusting.

If you have to lower your head to make a tackle or cover the ball, you’re doing it wrong.


78 posted on 03/22/2013 5:22:08 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: MarineBrat

The media and lawyers should all wear dresses.


79 posted on 03/22/2013 5:58:05 PM PDT by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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