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    Brain Damage Reports Among Deceased NFL Players
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    A couple problems with the data as they have a very skewed population (people who donated their brains may think they have a problem) and a small sample plus this doesn't measure against the general public (at least I didn't see any numbers.) That said, it's pretty damning. Better choice - send kids to war or the NFL?

    The NFL's numbers on concussions are laughable. Whenever the numbers are coming from the person with the most to lose the numbers can't be trusted.
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    Frank Gifford found to have had brain disease.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/sp...mily-says.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Frank Gifford found to have had brain disease.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/sp...mily-says.html
    NFL/CTE Yes.......
    1. Gipper was 'laid out' plenty of times (See Bednarik hit!)
    2. No rules back then

    NFL/CTE No.......
    1. Sounded/looked very good for 30 years in broadcast booth
    2. Lived to good ol' age of 84
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    Here's another article on the subject:

    http://www.ibtimes.com/what-cte-fran...-brain-2200581
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Here's another article on the subject
    Interesting. I guess I missed it at the time - that Junior Seau (one of my favorite players) had CTE. That's really eff-ed up.
    The NFL is just now investing in the kinds of new helmet technology that could actually make a difference. The current one, tho hyped for its 'safety', is worthless. All you have to do is read the injury reports every week.
    Case Keenum, much?
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    The player's union is as at fault as NFL management. They knew this was happening but weren't aggressive enough or downright complicit in the coverup - Gene Upshaw looking at you.

    A third entity needs to manage the player's health in game. The team and the player can't be trusted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booond View Post
    players can't be trusted.
    Agreed. And that's particularly eff-ed up, because it is NOT just about the $$$; it's also their self-image and ego. They want to play the game so bad, they're willing to gamble on their future health and happiness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Agreed. And that's particularly eff-ed up, because it is NOT just about the $$$; it's also their self-image and ego. They want to play the game so bad, they're willing to gamble on their future health and happiness.
    Once a player is severely concussed, as opposed to slightly concussed, he lacks the mental capacity to make such decisions. Usually the player has no recollection of the game after being concussed, and from that point on, they're on autopilot. It is sort of like being slightly drunk versus sloppy drunk. I've taken the keys from friends who were sloppy drunk without much resistance. In these cases, the person no longer had the self-awareness to realize that they shouldn't be driving, but they did trust my judgement, which is why they didn't protest. If these same friends had only been slightly drunk, they probably would have decided on their own that they shouldn't be driving.
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