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This is a surprise.
#1
This is a surprise.
I did not expect this to come from the kids. 

https://sports.yahoo.com/varsity-blues-f...11873.html

Quote:Varsity blues: Football participation on the decline across the country





Perhaps I did not give them enough credit?
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#2
RE: This is a surprise.
Not that surprised, lack of funding and fear of CTE.

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#3
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High school football is practically a religion in the south. 

I guess religion is failing everywhere.
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#4
RE: This is a surprise.
I don't find anything surprising about this. Some of the toughest guys to ever play the game have said in interviews that they wouldn't want their sons in football. Mike Ditka, coach of the 1985 Bears said it. The murderer from the New England Patriots who hung himself in prison already had advanced CTE and he was only 27.

WATCHING football might still be a religion but hauling your own happy ass out there to get YOUR brain knocked to shit - that's a different story.
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#5
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I think this decline is likely as much, if not more, the responsibility of the parents. Having been a teenage boy myself, I can't vouch for high schoolers being too turned off by the prospect of permanent brain damage.
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#6
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(August 25, 2018 at 8:33 pm)Minimalist Wrote: I did not expect this to come from the kids. 

https://sports.yahoo.com/varsity-blues-f...11873.html

Quote:Varsity blues: Football participation on the decline across the country





Perhaps I did not give them enough credit?

Perhaps they will start playing proper games now.



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#7
RE: This is a surprise.
Good. It's far too risky for people to play. Every sport has chance for injury, but football (along with cheerleading) need to go the way of the dodo.
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#8
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Footfall is a cult of violence to begin with.
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#9
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(August 26, 2018 at 5:01 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Footfall is a cult of violence to begin with.

Although baseball has a 'sacrifice' and all that congers up . . .


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