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2 months ago
We are well on our way to fundamentally changing the game of football. We are now on the slippery slope, and at the bottom of the hill is no football, or worse, a game none of us recognize any more. Used to be, you had to have some iron in your a$$ to field a punt. Now, all we have done is give that haul a$$ punt returner another yard to set up his blocks. A reward for a touchback? Really? Now you are rewarded if you don't have a kick returner. Cut down on contact? Isn't that what makes the game what it is? Soon you will have to "halo" a receiver. Tough times for defensive players. Can't drill a guy trying to get an onside kick after 10 yards? Think of the mentality that thought this up. What's next? If you fumble a ball, nobody can knock hell out of you trying to recover it? Football is not for women or weak boys. To think that you can head towards keeping all contact out of football is folly. Isn't this why all of us have loved the game all our lives? Don't support cheap shots, late hits, and other acts of thuggery that we see all the time in games. No place for it. Support the helmet rule and make them miss a play. This is dangerous and will stop most of those 25 helmets per game that come off.
I wrote this 2 moths ago. Those men who haved traded their balls in for ovaries are now running football. The X factor here on DJ's hit vs. the Vanderbilt hit is that DJ has a rep. for big hits, the Vandy guy didn't. Don't any of us think that the fact that DJ is known to lay the wood didn't factor in the decision by men who couldn't pi$$ a hole in the snow. This is a sad commentary on where we are today. You are now punished for what used to be applauded. This is now the nature of our society. Weak men are now in charge of everything. Tough guys are punished to the extent that soon there will be no tough guys left.
The only pain that matters in football is the pain you inflict on your opponent. I bet CS doesn't get any get well cards from UAB.
Damn good post. Agree with everything you said. The 'Pussification of Football' has arrived.
They need to make better helmets. Simple as that. Or, just have everyone play without helmets... that'll make them learn how to tackle correctly again.
You can't see! I can't see! All that matters is can the f*&%ing horse see! That's a raid!
...says the guy who will NEVER have to deal with the lifelong ramifications of playing such an inherently violent sport
I played the game Pal. I have had 5 shoulder operations and had my knee replaced. I would not change one thing.What some people don't realize is that the good I got from FB far exceeds the injuries. FB gave me everything I have in life, including a bionic knee. I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees. Bow up or go home. Football is voluntary, know the risk, roll the dice. Take the pain. The pain of injury is not near the pain of defeat!
DJ's hit was absolutely illegal and self-promoting. Players should be immediately ejected from the GAME for such behavior and suspended for the next game. I wonder if all of these "real men" would be so pleased with dirty hits if that receiver was paralyzed. It's a damn game people. If you want to see blood and guts, join the Army or Marine Corps...there are some places in Afghanistan that might meet your standard for violence. More times than not, it's spectators and not players that like these type hits. Those players that think they're above the rules need to be disciplined.
If you're going to go hard, go below the shoulders...
Ok, it's completely legal to hit the guy in the stomach or the knees. Hit the knees and it's career ending. Hit the stomach and the guy doesn't breath for two minutes. Hit him hard once and he THINKS about that hit every time he goes across the middle, and probably drops a couple. Play patty cake and get your ass whooped.
Boom goes the dynamite!
Great post buddy! Upvote for you.
Best line in a long time: "Don't any of us think that the fact that DJ is known to lay the wood didn't factor in the decision by men who couldn't pi$$ a hole in the snow."
I laffed my butt off.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
'Dr.' Rick...dat you?
"You’re either a block-gobbler, a farmer, or you’re a damn hunter and playmaker."
Funny, I've never seen a spectator lay out a receiver over the middle. Seen plenty of players do it though, and enjoy it, for that matter.
Send it to Slive.
sounds like you should maybe switch to soccer.
Powderpuff Football maybe
I think the helmet to helmet hits should be allowed but I am fiercely opposed to the large sugary drinks on the sidelines. Those are dangerous!
have you played D1 football? If so, was it in the past 5-8 years?
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