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Here's a story, of a man named Brady....
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RE: Here's a story, of a man named Brady....
(September 14, 2020 at 3:20 pm)Ranjr Wrote:
(September 14, 2020 at 2:24 pm)Nomad Wrote: No it just get's you injured more often, and worse.  At the weight and speed serious American Football is played at, padding only adds momentum, not protection.

We don't have an unpadded control group to test that against, so I'll go with my own experiences.  Other than using the helmet as a weapon, I'd much rather hit or be hit with pads.  Maybe some hockey players will weigh in.

Sure, you have an unpadded control group: rugby players. They’re more frequently injured than American footballers, but the injuries tend to be much less severe.

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#22
RE: Here's a story, of a man named Brady....
Obviously not the same game or players.
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Details which can be worked in the design stage of the experiment.

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Sadly the Pats won.
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(September 14, 2020 at 2:31 pm)popeyespappy Wrote:
(September 14, 2020 at 11:31 am)arewethereyet Wrote: Peyton Manning and the Colts were my guy/team.  I tried, briefly, to get interested in the Broncos when Peyton returned to football after his neck surgery.  I didn't last through the agonizing end to that debacle.  Peyton should have walked out when he was up and had the perfect reason to hang up his helmet and cleats.  

I also briefly tried to follow the Colts but that didn't take either.  Actually the end of the Peyton Manning era was pretty much the end of football watching for me.  There was a lot of team switching all across both leagues and guys retiring and I just didn't find the chemistry I enjoyed anywhere.

Husband is a Steelers fan but Big Ben is too iffy for me to care about though I did watch now and then just to see Troy Polamalu come flying in from who knows where to make awesome plays.  That's a guy who knew when it was time to walk away.

With the Brady/Belichick thing done and over I only have one team to hate...the Cowboys...but that's mostly because of Jerry Jones.

Didn't Manning retire at the end of the 2015 season after winning the Super Bowl? i.e. hung up his cleats on a high note and didn't have an agonizing end to his career.
For me, he belonged with the Colts.  I just couldn't get behind him in any other uniform.
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RE: Here's a story, of a man named Brady....
(September 14, 2020 at 3:43 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(September 14, 2020 at 2:31 pm)popeyespappy Wrote: Didn't Manning retire at the end of the 2015 season after winning the Super Bowl? i.e. hung up his cleats on a high note and didn't have an agonizing end to his career.
For me, he belonged with the Colts.  I just couldn't get behind him in any other uniform.

Peyton had a pretty good run with the Broncos. He set a number of personnel, team, and NFL records during his 4 years there. I can't help but imagine him thumbing his nose at the Colts after being unceremoniously dumped for a younger player then finishing out his career like he did.
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(September 14, 2020 at 3:20 pm)Ranjr Wrote:
(September 14, 2020 at 2:24 pm)Nomad Wrote: No it just get's you injured more often, and worse.  At the weight and speed serious American Football is played at, padding only adds momentum, not protection.

We don't have an unpadded control group to test that against, so I'll go with my own experiences.  Other than using the helmet as a weapon, I'd much rather hit or be hit with pads.  Maybe some hockey players will weigh in.

Y'all are ignoring history.  Pads were developed to decrease debilitating, even deadly injuries.

There are people who like American football, then there are people who look at the pads and helmets and call the players wimps. I never understood this. I played sandlot on my street, and even without the pads, I wanted the pads. I never played HS. But I have seen plenty of injuries in HS and college and pro. The protective equipment does not make them wimps. Even on D-Day the soldiers had helmets. 

I am old enough to remember Giant's  Lawrence Taylor breaking Washington's  Joe Theismann's leg.

NFL players get put through the grinder, even prior to entering the league, as young as Pop Warner. 

If rugby or soccer fans think they could handle playing in the NFL they are sadly mistaken. All sports have risk of injury, but to say American football is less of a risk is absurd.
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RE: Here's a story, of a man named Brady....
(September 14, 2020 at 11:31 am)arewethereyet Wrote:
(September 14, 2020 at 10:44 am)Ranjr Wrote: Things fall apart.  I wish he hadn't talked Gronkowski into being part of it.

Maybe Brady and Belichick need to know how linked is their success.  If one can be a champ or at least get close without the other.  Brady, unlike Manning, waited too late to find out.  Pride and the fall are arm in arm for this go round.


Peyton Manning and the Colts were my guy/team.  I tried, briefly, to get interested in the Broncos when Peyton returned to football after his neck surgery.  I didn't last through the agonizing end to that debacle.  Peyton should have walked out when he was up and had the perfect reason to hang up his helmet and cleats.  

I also briefly tried to follow the Colts but that didn't take either.  Actually the end of the Peyton Manning era was pretty much the end of football watching for me.  There was a lot of team switching all across both leagues and guys retiring and I just didn't find the chemistry I enjoyed anywhere.

Husband is a Steelers fan but Big Ben is too iffy for me to care about though I did watch now and then just to see Troy Polamalu come flying in from who knows where to make awesome plays.  That's a guy who knew when it was time to walk away.

With the Brady/Belichick thing done and over I only have one team to hate...the Cowboys...but that's mostly because of Jerry Jones.

An aside..........

Back in my college days I was dating a Japanese woman, smart as whip, and when I first met her, I introduced her to the NFL the first fall semester. She was so smart, by the end of the season, she was calling penalties I missed, and I had been watching the game since I was a kid.

Anywho, time went by we graduated, and I was a football card collector at the time. So one day we were in a si/fi/sports card collectible shop, and I go to the dollar bin, looking for rookie cards, because sometimes the employees miss that stuff. Suddenly she pulls out this Peyton Manning card, and says, "I think this is a rookie card" .........  I was thinking, "How would you know?"........... Dumbest fucking thought ever on my part knowing she now has A PHD in microbiology!  So I look at it, and sure enough, SHE picked out a Peyton Manning rookie card. I paid a buck for it, but the Becket Guide put it at $15 bucks.

And I hate the Cowboys too.

Here is the video of Taylor breaking Joe's leg.



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(September 15, 2020 at 7:40 am)Brian37 Wrote: There are people who like American football, then there are people who look at the pads and helmets and call the players wimps. I never understood this. I played sandlot on my street, and even without the pads, I wanted the pads. I never played HS. But I have seen plenty of injuries in HS and college and pro. The protective equipment does not make them wimps. Even on D-Day the soldiers had helmets. 

I am old enough to remember Giant's  Lawrence Taylor breaking Washington's  Joe Theismann's leg.

NFL players get put through the grinder, even prior to entering the league, as young as Pop Warner. 

If rugby or soccer fans think they could handle playing in the NFL they are sadly mistaken. All sports have risk of injury, but to say American football is less of a risk is absurd.

This conversation plays out daily on reddit, or did 5 years ago.  There's even a hand egg thrown in.  People across the sea like their hands free and pads free games.  Don't know why that leads to poor critiques of our game, but it's a thing with them.

I was watching that Monday Night game too.  I didn't see the leg snap, but I remember LT hopping up and motioning toward the Washington sideline, get out here fast.
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RE: Here's a story, of a man named Brady....
(September 15, 2020 at 9:29 am)Ranjr Wrote:
(September 15, 2020 at 7:40 am)Brian37 Wrote: There are people who like American football, then there are people who look at the pads and helmets and call the players wimps. I never understood this. I played sandlot on my street, and even without the pads, I wanted the pads. I never played HS. But I have seen plenty of injuries in HS and college and pro. The protective equipment does not make them wimps. Even on D-Day the soldiers had helmets. 

I am old enough to remember Giant's  Lawrence Taylor breaking Washington's  Joe Theismann's leg.

NFL players get put through the grinder, even prior to entering the league, as young as Pop Warner. 

If rugby or soccer fans think they could handle playing in the NFL they are sadly mistaken. All sports have risk of injury, but to say American football is less of a risk is absurd.

This conversation plays out daily on reddit, or did 5 years ago.  There's even a hand egg thrown in.  People across the sea like their hands free and pads free games.  Don't know why that leads to poor critiques of our game, but it's a thing with them.

I was watching that Monday Night game too.  I didn't see the leg snap, but I remember LT hopping up and motioning toward the Washington sideline, get out here fast.

Oh no, it is clear depending on clip, in slow mo, you can literally see Joe's leg break.

Taylor was beside himself.
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