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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 08:10 AM
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13. Good for him. There's been a lot of controversy over that recently - sending in incoherent kids.
We had a boy die (central PA) recently because he wasn't kept out of the game after a head injury. Too sad.

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  -It's time to drop this idea that football coaches are moral authorities. yardwork  Nov-10-11 07:41 AM   #0 
  - It's kind of weird anyway when what they're telling the kids to do is go smash their heads together.  HopeHoops   Nov-10-11 07:46 AM   #1 
  - All my life I've struggled to rationalize that, too.  yardwork   Nov-10-11 07:48 AM   #2 
     - "NOW GET OUT THERE AND GET A CONCUSSION - GO! GO! GO!"  HopeHoops   Nov-10-11 07:51 AM   #4 
        - Not all coaches and athletes are bad- much depends on the community they live in  Marrah_G   Nov-10-11 07:55 AM   #6 
           - It's more a comment on the nature of the sport. Head injuries are a MAJOR concern.  HopeHoops   Nov-10-11 07:58 AM   #8 
           - I agree- and the better helmets have actually had the opposite effect  Marrah_G   Nov-10-11 08:06 AM   #10 
              - Good for him. There's been a lot of controversy over that recently - sending in incoherent kids.  HopeHoops   Nov-10-11 08:10 AM   #13 
                 - That is so sad.  Marrah_G   Nov-10-11 08:27 AM   #15 
                    - Not all is lost. It did spark a revision (long overdue) in the protocol in PA, public and private.  HopeHoops   Nov-10-11 08:31 AM   #17 
           - I've known many coaches who were genuinely great people and wonderful role models.  yardwork   Nov-10-11 08:03 AM   #9 
              - I agree with you completely  Marrah_G   Nov-10-11 08:09 AM   #11 
  - Yardwork, I agree and the love of my life is a football coach  Marrah_G   Nov-10-11 07:50 AM   #3 
  - Yes, this has rocked some old, old assumptions in me.  yardwork   Nov-10-11 07:54 AM   #5 
     - the whole thing is revolting  Marrah_G   Nov-10-11 07:55 AM   #7 
  - I expect everyone to act ethically.  MineralMan   Nov-10-11 08:09 AM   #12 
  - Teachers, coaches, mentors, tutors - anyone who works with youth - are going to be viewed  pampango   Nov-10-11 08:25 AM   #14 
  - wrong. i think he is no more than the person on the street. and i expect that adult to speak up  seabeyond   Nov-10-11 08:27 AM   #16 
  - well, I don't think it was just because Paterno was a famous football coach  fishwax   Nov-10-11 08:48 AM   #18 
  - A guy who opposed sartorial looks in his players seems to me  Bluenorthwest   Nov-10-11 08:55 AM   #20 
  - I was raised without the sport culture stuff, and to me, the whole  Bluenorthwest   Nov-10-11 08:53 AM   #19 

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