Is the NFL's response to CTE just to sweep it under the rug?

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Is the NFL's response to CTE just to sweep it under the rug?

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I don't know how many of you have had a chance to see the movie "Concussion" with Will Smith which started playing in the cinema over the Christmas holidays but it is worth viewing as there now appears to be conclusive scientific evidence that injuries to the head are extremely damaging to one's health. 

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NFL’s statement on Seau’s CTE condition shows a total disconnect from its own negligent past

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/nfl-statement-seau-cte...

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NFL response to Borland's retirement shows little has changed

http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/03/18/chris-borland-retirement-nfl-statement-...

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A young football star ‘in the prime of life,’ and the disease that destroyed his brain

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/01/05/study-give...

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Pathetic!

I'm surprised Salon publishes this kind of tripe.

Go ahead, watch them die: F**k those joyless moralists who hate football and the Super Bowl

Scolds want us to boycott football, our American right, on Super Bowl Sunday. Because brain damage? No way

http://www.salon.com/2016/02/04/go_ahead_watch_them_die_fk_those_joyless...

bekayne

NorthReport wrote:

Pathetic!

I'm surprised Salon publishes this kind of tripe.

Go ahead, watch them die: F**k those joyless moralists who hate football and the Super Bowl

Scolds want us to boycott football, our American right, on Super Bowl Sunday. Because brain damage? No way

http://www.salon.com/2016/02/04/go_ahead_watch_them_die_fk_those_joyless...

It's satire. The author wrote this book.

http://www.powells.com/book/against-football-a-reluctant-manifesto-97816...

NorthReport

Thanks bekayne I missed that.

 

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The NFL machine grinds on: I love football, but I can’t watch Super Bowl 50 — or the game, ever again

For too long, I looked past what I knew about the sport so I could enjoy it—but I can't ignore the truth anymore

http://www.salon.com/2016/02/06/the_nfl_machine_grinds_on_i_love_footbal...

bekayne

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/roger-goodell-defends-the...

Please be careful Sunday sitting on your sofa watching the Super Bowl . Please. As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell informed us at his annual state of the game address, football might be hazardous, but “there are risks in life. There are risks sitting on a couch.” Indeed there are. You could get your head caught in a pull-out sleeper.

Or as one Twitter wit wrote, “Gotta watch out for those deadly couch concushions.”

 

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Panthers WR Philly Brown leaves Super Bowl with concussion

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2016/2/7/10934508/corey-brown-injury-concuss...

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Are we still struggling to get our heads around concussion in sport?Sean IngleSean IngleWhile scientists are making breakthroughs in understanding concussion and degenerative brain damage in sport, the fresh list of former NFL stars with CTE is a warming for other contact sports

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2016/feb/07/super-bowl-50-concussi...

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Even though it is a very serious subject I loved this Onion headline.

Super Bowl Confetti Made Entirely From Shredded Concussion Studies

http://www.theonion.com/graphic/super-bowl-confetti-made-entirely-from-s...

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

In a more serious vein here is report on a study of concussion patients.

Quote:

Adults who suffer a concussion are three times more likely to die by suicide than the rest of the population, according to a new Canadian study that suggests a need for better long-term follow-up for patients.

There was a median delay of six years between the concussion and the suicide, the study found. About half of those who killed themselves had seen a doctor in the last week of their lives.

The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday, found that people who suffered concussions on weekends tended to fare worse than others. It’s not entirely clear why weekend concussions led to a greater suicide risk, but it could be that people who injure themselves outside of the workplace are less likely to seek medical attention, said Dr. Donald Redelmeier, senior author and senior core scientist at Toronto’s Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/adults-who...

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Hopefully Peyton Manning retires now before he ends up with CTE, that is, if he doesn't already have CTE.

The NFL Still Won’t Tackle Brain Trauma at the Super Bowl

So why should anyone trust the NFL on safety, when the league itself can’t just talk straight?

http://time.com/4210564/nfl-super-bowl-brain-trauma-cte/

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

High school rugby cancelled across Nova Scotia due to safety concerns

Quote:

He said the federation requested statistics, covering the past five years, about the number of injuries in different school sports, specifically the total number of injuries and concussions or possible concussions.

For concussions or possible concussions, the numbers showed:

  • 149 in rugby.
  • 33 in hockey.
  • 32 in football.
  • 26 in soccer.

"The data was quite eye-opening," said Gallant.

Indeed.  Rugby beat the other three sports combined.

But wait!  Whoops!  Nevermind.

Game on: Nova Scotia education minister orders rugby reinstated at high schools

I particularly like the photo.  Basically, looks like football WITHOUT HELMETS.