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Youth football coaches protest proposed ban in NY
myfoxny.com ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Associated Press

Posted on 02/15/2013 2:35:05 AM PST by neverdem

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York Assemblyman's proposal to prohibit kids under 11 from playing tackle football isn't going over well with some coaches.

In Buffalo Thursday, a handful of youth football leaders and participants joined state Sen. Timothy Kennedy outside a stadium to protest the idea.

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto introduced the legislation last week, telling reporters it's meant to protect children...

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxny.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: concussion; concussions; cte; football; health

1 posted on 02/15/2013 2:35:16 AM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Damn...what the hell are those politicans in New York ingesting...?

Stupid pills ?


2 posted on 02/15/2013 3:20:13 AM PST by Popman
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To: Popman

I think as more of these mental health studies are concluded with NFL players....there’s going to be a change in public perception...and some school districts will forbid football altogether. Within a decade? Maybe two or three state forbidding football....even at the university level.

You might as well prepare yourself for a world without NFL football within twenty years.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 3:26:15 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: neverdem

So they want to ban the little kids that aren’t big, strong, or fast enough to provoke serious injury?


4 posted on 02/15/2013 3:30:48 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: pepsionice

Ironically, football may well be the catalyst that breaks Texas from the union.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 3:32:27 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: neverdem

The feminization of the modern male continues....


6 posted on 02/15/2013 3:49:08 AM PST by MichiganCheese (The darker the culture, the brighter your light can shine.)
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To: pepsionice

Replace it with rugby then.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 4:09:05 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Popman

It is a documented fact that NCAA Women’s Soccer generates more concussions than NCAA Men’s Football.

But...who would ever want to traffic in facts?


8 posted on 02/15/2013 4:36:10 AM PST by Herodes
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To: Popman
football is the opium of the masses.

Reverse Darwinism, too. Big and Stupid is the genotype that succeeds beyond any intellectual attribute...

9 posted on 02/15/2013 4:59:06 AM PST by Huebolt (A country that has tipped will fall. RIP USA)
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To: neverdem

Yeah, keep the kids from playing rugged sports. Let them get fat and glued to the couch. These politicians (pigs) feeding at the public trough continue to destroy the country.


10 posted on 02/15/2013 5:15:41 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Huebolt

So you support a ban on football? Perhaps you should move to NYC. Seems your politics mesh pretty well with Bloomberg.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 5:20:51 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Huebolt
“Reverse Darwinism,too. Big and Stupid is the genotype that succeeds beyond any intellectual attribute...”

Not quite. “Big” is nearly always an advantage but “stupid” is a always a disadvantage. Not just in football, but everything else.

I think football is an interesting game but I do agree that some people take it too seriously.

12 posted on 02/15/2013 5:37:12 AM PST by varyouga
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To: neverdem

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto gee, I wonder which Party he’s a member of?


13 posted on 02/15/2013 5:41:53 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: pepsionice

It’s funny, I thought I read soccer causes more concussions.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 5:42:41 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

All three of my kids played high school sports. My daughter and youngest son played soccer while my older son played football. The two soccer players have both had severe back problems and my daughter is having knee surgery next week. The football player is pain free. Now, I’m not saying that soccer caused their current problems but I don’t think it helped.


15 posted on 02/15/2013 6:12:31 AM PST by surrey
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To: neverdem

Simple fix. Take away helmets or make them lighter like the old day and teach true form tackling instead of the “big hit” so every one can go “Whoaaa!”

The new fancy hi-tech helmets give an idea of invincibility and encourage leading with the head.

Truth be known most injuries are extremity (knee) related.


16 posted on 02/15/2013 7:03:05 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Huebolt

I equate the to modern day gladiator games.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 7:03:45 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative
One of my bride's students broke his neck playing football. There was a benefit for him that had coach Dikta there. Dikta was asked “How do we stop these incidents?”

His answer? Take away the face mask and cut the pads. The kids will learn to stop leading with their head.

18 posted on 02/15/2013 9:15:05 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: wolfman23601
So you support a ban on football? Perhaps you should move to NYC. Seems your politics mesh pretty well with Bloomberg

Equating politics with contempt for football is kinda’ generalizing, don't you think? It simply has no place in any institution pretending to be a school. It is death to academics, taking resources and promoting mayhem and violence. The US school system is at the bottom of the pile.

Ever listen to the fans? “KILL HIM” is very common. Schools now expel children for having a picture of a pistol, and then send them to a f**kball game to scream “KILL HIM”.

And of course, big, stupid, and given to magical thinking is a phenotype, not a genotype.

As to NYC, it is an open sewer swarming with rabid rats posing as human. As to making PERSONAL COMMENTS about people posting opinions, ad hominem attacks are typical of New Yorkers, especially media types...

19 posted on 02/17/2013 5:31:17 AM PST by Huebolt (A country that has tipped will fall. RIP USA)
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To: Huebolt

Sorry, but nobody is forcing you to watch football. You obviously have a deeper disdain for American culture and want to change it by banning a staple of the culture. That, my friend, is the very essence of liberalism. Violence and mayhem is the epitome of the testosterone and young men. Releasing it under controlled conditions beats the alternative. Or perhaps you believe we should pump them with Ritalin and raise our boys to be fags?


20 posted on 02/17/2013 11:10:58 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

you you you. It isn’t about me or you it’s about FOOTBALL.

Fewer than one in 100 high school males get to “play” it, so it isn’t a panacea for testosterone madness. Get them into a Karate class. Anyone can do that.

Since we’re into peraonal attacks, you seem a typical liberal, intolerant of other’s ideas and attacking the person rather than the idea. I am a combat veteran, father, and hate what has happened to the country.

Football is a waste, not a national treasure.

Hell, I played football. A good friend had his knee totally destroyed and I realized it could happen to me. My parents talked me into dropping it. Football is organized child abuse.

The liberal education systems is already doing the ritalin and fagging. Prozac zombies are the ones behind Columbine and Sandy Hook.

The only reason football is promoted is that it is one thing “academic underachievers” do very well. How many kids grow up to play football?

One in a hundred thousand?

The countries with the best academic standards have one thing in common - no football.

Research Universities have a phrase for fourth-rate schools, “They have a good football team”.

That applies to the whole U.S.A. now. We have a good football team...


21 posted on 02/23/2013 5:25:21 AM PST by Huebolt (A country that has tipped will fall. RIP USA)
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To: pepsionice
The USA isn't the only place that can host the games.
Idiot laws will push the game to Foreign soil.

Or the American public can stop ELECTING these assholes to OFFICE!

22 posted on 02/23/2013 6:34:19 AM PST by MaxMax
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