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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: In the Heart of Steeler Country
Re: Eliminating the Kick Off
I understand player safety. But football, like anything else, has dangers inherent to the game. Basketball players get hurt sometimes when a player drives to the basket, and the other player goes up to block the shot. Should they eliminate that? Is there anything more risky in baseball than the notion that Strasburg could hit a guy in the throat with a 105 mph fastball? As much of a clown as Bud Selig is, I doubt that you will see him advocate putting the ball on a tee. At some point, you accept the risks of the game you love. Most of the people on this board are hunters. By its very nature, the sport of hunting introduces the possibility of not only injury, but death. We accept that. We of course take measures to prevent that, but in the end, the risk is always there that, even if a fellow hunter follows every rule, a stray bullet can find one of his comrades. There also is the risk of falls from treestands, hypothermia, angry wives divorcing us, etc. Fisherman can drown. We accept these risks in order to participate in the sport we love. Football is no different.
We’re not going to apologize for caring. We’re not.