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Millennial generation could kill the NFL
ChristianScienceMonitor ^ | October 19, 2012 | Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais

Posted on 10/21/2012 7:45:36 AM PDT by chessplayer

Many protective mothers and fathers of Millennials aren't allowing their kids to play tackle football because of health risks. These attitudes could close the NFL’s pipeline to many talented players. But these concerns also have the potential to change the violent NFL culture for the better.

Professional football has been America’s favorite spectator sport since 1972 when baby boomers became the most important TV audience demographic. Steve Sabol, the genius behind NFL Films that helped to popularize the NFL in the 1960s, captured the drama and danger of pro football with his slow motion films of big violent hits backed by stirring music.

Pro football, depicted by Mr. Sabol as a confrontation between good and evil in which there can be only one winner, matched the values of baby boomers a half century ago. But this focus is not as appealing to the Millennial generation with its focus on win-win solutions and an instinct for avoiding confrontation.

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1 posted on 10/21/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

They can keep it violent. Just import Jihadi’s from Muslim nations as the new players.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 7:48:43 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: chessplayer

Never liked football. It wouldn’t break my heart to see it replaced with a sport with cultural value, like women’s beach volleyball.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 7:48:53 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: chessplayer

I think this will, even more so than today, make this a black sport altogether. White suburban moms will steer their boys to soccer.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: chessplayer

>>a confrontation between good and evil in which there can be only one winner<<

When Baltimore wins, evil wins.

There has never been nor ever will be a more thuggish team in the NFL.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 7:53:44 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: chessplayer

Pink

Uniforms


6 posted on 10/21/2012 7:54:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Melas
Never liked football. It wouldn’t break my heart to see it replaced with a sport with cultural value, like women’s nude beach volleyball.

Fixed it for you.

I have always like football, but rule changes have made the game go down hill. It hasn't been the same since the introduction of the forward pass (sarc).

7 posted on 10/21/2012 7:56:23 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
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To: Melas
3 cheers for title 9, huh? But what are men going to do?

I'd replace it with Chess boxing!

8 posted on 10/21/2012 7:56:30 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: LS

There are probably more injuries in soccer than in football. The knees and ankles are by far the more sensitive of joints in the body and repeatedly being tackled coupled with the lengthy games with little pauses leads to alot of exhaustion (to the extent that some players have had heart attacks on the field) and leg breaking, or more frequently torn muscles/tendons.
People like to joke that its a prissy sport but it does have alot of contact and injuries.


9 posted on 10/21/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: LS

“I think this will, even more so than today, make this a black sport altogether. White suburban moms will steer their boys to soccer.”

To play with their sisters?


10 posted on 10/21/2012 7:57:37 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: chessplayer

whites might stop playing......blacks won’t.....


11 posted on 10/21/2012 7:58:22 AM PDT by cherry
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To: hannibaal
There are probably more injuries in soccer than in football.

Mostly because of the fans

12 posted on 10/21/2012 8:01:25 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: chessplayer
I am an oldtimer so to speak. I miss the good old days of smash mouth grind it football. I was not a Bears fan, but Butkus was a monster who would not have been able to play his game today.

Today's football is nothing but sissified arena ball as far as I am concerned. you may not like my $.02, but so what.

13 posted on 10/21/2012 8:01:30 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: chessplayer; Allegra

14 posted on 10/21/2012 8:01:46 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: chessplayer

I don’t know about other parts of the country...but there is no shortage of youth playing organized football here.


15 posted on 10/21/2012 8:02:56 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: martin_fierro

Anything.
16 posted on 10/21/2012 8:04:10 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: martin_fierro
LOLOL...!!!
17 posted on 10/21/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: freedumb2003
There has never been nor ever will be a more thuggish team in the NFL.
Probably true, but the 1988 Miami University team was pretty close.
Their game against Notre Dame was known as ...

18 posted on 10/21/2012 8:08:44 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: chessplayer

The voice of John Facenda was perfect for NFL films.


19 posted on 10/21/2012 8:08:44 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: chessplayer

I can’t wait until they stop wearing all of that pink crap. Whoever came up with or authorized that ought to be shot! PR/PC gone wild!


20 posted on 10/21/2012 8:15:07 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: ConservativeInPA

“Never liked football. It wouldn’t break my heart to see it replaced with a sport with cultural value, like women’s nude beach volleyball.”

“But the thing you don’t realize is that there’s good naked and bad naked. Naked hair brushing - good. Naked crouching - bad.”


21 posted on 10/21/2012 8:19:27 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: chessplayer

good. it is an unsustainable and colossal waste of money and is becoming filled with criminals


22 posted on 10/21/2012 8:21:02 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: KoRn

Yes, they should be shot. It’s bad enough in football but they do it with all the horses racing with pink saddle cloths. Makes it a real pain to watch the horses since a pink saddle cloth is for the horse in the 8 post.
I won’t support Susan Korman because of their support of PP.
But the all pink saddle cloth day. Is like the evil pink frosting on my cake on non-support.


23 posted on 10/21/2012 8:22:48 AM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: chessplayer

All it means is that the NFL will be like the NBA... Eric Holder’s people only.


24 posted on 10/21/2012 8:27:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: KoRn

I’ve always had a strange reaction to it too. I mean, it’s not like I like cancer or anything like that because they wear pink, it just rubs me the wrong way because it seems that some diseases now are in vouge.


25 posted on 10/21/2012 8:28:36 AM PDT by chargers fan
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To: LS

My daughter tried that. Both of my grandsons played on elite kids soccer teams but I could see that the older one didn’t have his heart in the game. He decided ,this summer, that he would try football and loves every minute of it. He can’t wait to go to practice and talks about the plays incessantly. His brother also decided to try it and was not as enthusiastic but has also come to love the game.You would be amazed at the number of kids on their teams and how much support there is from the parents(grandparents as well).


26 posted on 10/21/2012 8:29:55 AM PDT by surrey
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To: chessplayer

The NFL pipeline consists of mostly blacks,White Texans, Mormons, and blue collar Catholic kids. This won’t change.

Moms steering Pierpont and Foxchase into soccer in suburban Fairfax county are not going to stop Pro Football.


27 posted on 10/21/2012 8:31:22 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I can see it now; the Minnesota Somali Deadmen vs. the New York Hassidic Joos.
That you be a violent game of football.


28 posted on 10/21/2012 8:33:14 AM PDT by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: KoRn

Yeah. At our high school game last week, there were all the players with the pink shirts. Product placement for breast cancer causes right in the middle of the football field? On high school boys who have enough distractions about the female form already?

Doesn’t anybody have a sense of the right time and place any more? Is there nothing that can’t be interrupted by a display of self-congratulatory sympathy? Look for Obama to wear a pink ribbon on his lapel at the next debate, instead of a flag pin.


29 posted on 10/21/2012 8:34:00 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: freedumb2003

Personified by Ray Lewis.


30 posted on 10/21/2012 8:35:40 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: LS

No, there is a reason Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country. It’s physical and competitive, moves along nicely, and has set plays like football.


31 posted on 10/21/2012 8:42:07 AM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in on your feet than it is to live as on your knees.)
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To: STD

after the first sack, the Deadmen quit because losing this game is obviously is the Will of Allah.

The Joos never win because all they can do is punt


32 posted on 10/21/2012 8:43:01 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: chessplayer

How many deaths and injuries in football? How many deaths and injuries from automobile accidents? (50,000?). Football isn’t even showing as an outlier statistically when comparing the two. But the mommies don’t think twice about putting their kid in a car . I’m tired of people magnifying trivia and deeming it important. It makes news, but not sense.


33 posted on 10/21/2012 8:43:21 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: chessplayer
Forget about "millenials." I think the NFL is doing a fine job of killing the NFL. Turning the sport into a TV-oriented production has taken the life out of it.

If anyone doubts this, just sit down with a stopwatch and time the game from whistle to whistle. In the course of a 3 to 3.5 hour television broadcast you're going to find that there's only about 12-15 minutes of actual "football" going on.

What a hoax. LOL.

34 posted on 10/21/2012 8:43:51 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: KoRn
football should be advocating for prostate cancer research... let baseball players wear the pink
35 posted on 10/21/2012 8:45:31 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: freedumb2003

When Baltimore wins, evil wins.

There has never been nor ever will be a more thuggish team in the NFL.


How about the NO Saints? The coach encouraged players to deliberately injure opposing players, and they got a bonus if they did so.


36 posted on 10/21/2012 8:51:17 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Stay or go, it’s a game, a pimple on the ass of time.

There are much more serious problems that affect our lives and generations that follow than the fate of a commercialized game.


37 posted on 10/21/2012 8:52:55 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Chode

The Fox College Broadcast Team actually does wear Blue Ribbons for that. Evidently Erin Andrews’ father had it.


38 posted on 10/21/2012 8:53:12 AM PDT by chargers fan
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To: chessplayer
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39 posted on 10/21/2012 8:56:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: STD

The San Diego Sikhs.


40 posted on 10/21/2012 8:59:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: catfish1957

Today’s football is nothing but sissified arena ball as far as I am concerned.


Tell players who have had career ending knee or ankle injuries what sissys they are. A lot of injuries these “sissys” suffer now will make them virtually cripples when they reach their 50’s or 60’s.


41 posted on 10/21/2012 9:02:18 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: freedumb2003

I’d still root for them over the Steelers. The only team owned by a member of the Obama administration.


42 posted on 10/21/2012 9:03:30 AM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: chessplayer
I prefer college football anyway.

If I'm a dad of boys, he'll have a football in his hand by the time he's a year old, and ice skates by the time he's four. Sports keep a lot of kids out of trouble.

43 posted on 10/21/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: Darren McCarty
Like hockey kept Darren McCarty out of trouble?

LOL -- just kidding. I like that attitude with young boys. It gets them focused on setting goals, meeting them, and measuring performance.

44 posted on 10/21/2012 9:09:03 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: GunRunner

Hell, Dan Rooney was one of the primary reasons I voted against his nephew Brian Rooney when he ran for congress in my district in 2010.

Guess I just have trouble trusting politicians who sit down to Christmas dinner with liberal politicians.


45 posted on 10/21/2012 9:09:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Darren McCarty

Figure shaking, huh? Kind of an odd alternative to football.


46 posted on 10/21/2012 9:11:47 AM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Darren McCarty

Figure shaking, huh? Kind of an odd alternative to football.


47 posted on 10/21/2012 9:12:03 AM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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To: chessplayer

The pussification of American boys continues.


48 posted on 10/21/2012 9:12:03 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: STD

Read the short story “The National Pastime” by Norman Spinrad. He had it all figured out in the 70’s.


49 posted on 10/21/2012 9:15:49 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: cripplecreek

I used to have one of those! Never had a bicycle helmet either. I know. That why I turned out the way I did.


50 posted on 10/21/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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