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Tue May 12, 2015, 10:28 AM

The NFL is more than happy to distract us with deflate-gate, wife abuse and child abuse.

People keep acting like this stuff is bad for the NFL. The NFL is happily using these "scandals" to distract people from the real scandal - playing football causes holes in the brain and makes players suicidal. Severe brain damage. The sweeping under the rug is on the same par as the tobacco industry getting away ignoring evidence that smoking causes cancer.

Just when it was starting to heat up with players filing suits, asking questions, etc. we get flooded with all these "scandals". One of the suits was settled recently with no discussion in the media.

Instead of talk about banning the sport because it is too dangerous, we are focused on some air being let out of some balls, meanwhile the multi-billion dollar business continues unabated.

We are lapping it up like sopping gravy with biscuits.

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Reply The NFL is more than happy to distract us with deflate-gate, wife abuse and child abuse. (Original post)
Solomon May 2015 OP
brooklynite May 2015 #1
geek tragedy May 2015 #2
NuclearDem May 2015 #3
FSogol May 2015 #4
TDale313 May 2015 #5
trumad May 2015 #6
Solomon May 2015 #9
yeoman6987 May 2015 #11
upaloopa May 2015 #7
cherokeeprogressive May 2015 #8
LittleBlue May 2015 #10
joeybee12 May 2015 #12
Romeo.lima333 May 2015 #13
The2ndWheel May 2015 #14
NobodyHere May 2015 #15

Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 10:29 AM

1. I've read better conspiracy theories...

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 10:30 AM

2. in what f@cked up universe do spousal and child abuse not count as "real scandals"?

 

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 10:33 AM

3. 4/10 needs more illuminati.

 

Points mostly for relegating child and spousal abuse to "distractions."

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 10:34 AM

4. Does ALCOA advertise with the NFL?

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 10:34 AM

5. Violence against women and children is a real issue.

"Deflategate" may be insignificant. Violence that seems to surround many of the players off the field is not.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 10:36 AM

6. Banning the sport....

 

You funny.

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Response to trumad (Reply #6)

Tue May 12, 2015, 10:46 AM

9. Have another biscuit

with that gravy. lol. Even pro athletes are starting to stop their kids from playing the game. It will be interesting to see if touch football can hold the masses interest.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #9)

Tue May 12, 2015, 11:22 AM

11. I'm more shocked that you dont think violence against women is

 

Important and that you consider it a distraction. I don't think I have ever saw anything more shocking on DU!

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 10:45 AM

7. Not lapping it up here. I have no interest in the

NFL. I see people with NFL logos on their cars and wonder why. It seems weird to advertise that you like the Packers like my sister-in-law does all across the back window of her Prius.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 10:45 AM

8. "We are lapping it up..."

 

What you mean WE, Kimosabe?

Some. I'll just leave that word out there.

Ban the sport? Mishaps happen in auto racing and people die instantly. Surfers get their necks broken on sandbars and reefs. Joggers get hit by cars every fucking day. Kids get killed in crosswalks. Where do you draw the line on what you think is dangerous and what you would ban in order to mitigate that danger?

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 10:53 AM

10. Banning the sport? Under whose authority can a sport be banned?

 

Are you planning to ban boxing, MMA, alcohol and smoking too? Soccer as well considering studies show that heading the ball also causes damage to the brain.

If you don't like the sport, don't play it. Simple. But you have no authority to ban it

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 11:22 AM

12. Hey, I can reply.

 

Thought I couldn't.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 12:24 PM

13. whose we?

 

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 12:42 PM

14. Who was stopped from talking about banning the sport?

If some people won't let their kid play it, and that turns into nobody playing it decades from now, that's one thing. Nobody, other than people that don't like it(which isn't the same as not letting your kids play it), has ever talked about banning the sport though.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 01:35 PM

15. Seriously?

 

You think the NFL is happy when one of their employees commit domestic or child abuse?

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