Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mark Schlereth Doesn't Like What He Sees In the NFL

I love this.  Once again I don't agree with Emerpor Goodell.  I'm never a fan of punishing a player for an event that the on-field officials didn't punish in the first place.

There's no question that football injuries have increased.  The "why" seems to be the basic answer that players are bigger and stronger than ever.  Still we never heard about this many injuries - especially concussions - in the era from Bronko Nagurski and Red Grange to Frank Gifford and Johnny Unitas to Terry Bradshaw and Mean Joe.  Really, we didn't hear this much about it until the past decade.

So what's the answer?  Stop playing football?  Dumb.  Dumb.  Dumb.  More padding?  I heard Mike Francesa say that there is a doctor (I think, or maybe a scientist) who wants to put padding outside the helmet.  Yet the good Emperor wouldn't like that, as that would mute the sound of the collision on the field!

James Harrison is seriously considering retiring due to the $75,000 fine he was hit with.  An overreaction?  Maybe.

Yet for the NFL to do what they're doing?  Well?  They might want to look in the mirror.

The treatment of the players, as Schlereth alluded to, is laughable.

Your move, Emperor.

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