cockeyhawk wrote:It irritates me to no end that 1000 jobs in America, and god knows how many globaly have people being abused. Everyday you wake up these people get bang in the poop shoot. I wasn't debating men getting compensated or even leaving a game when they have a concusion. If you take on a job with a inherit risk then so be it. millions of people everyday have to do it. Adverage joes from all around the world have to risk there body and life all the time. These people cant afford the legal fees to get OVER represented. IM really glad that majority of americans are willing to support rich people getting represented and treated better then the average person. When I read this dumb blind following shit it makes me sick to my stomach how you cant think for your self. Again stone cold I said coaches/managers on the competiton committee go ahead and count them. If you can count to 10 you would realize how stupid you are.
You might want to tone it down a bit. Cursing, name-calling and disrespect toward fellow posters is frowned upon here. This is a cool community. Chill out a bit, smoke a bowl if you have to, but learn to treat your fellow posters with a bit of respect if you want to stick around.
And as a practicing neurologist, I find your analogy lacking. Show me any other career where a "worker" faces the risk of multiple concussions per year. Outside of vehicular accidents, the most common source of TBI (traumatic brain injuries) is sports - generally football, hockey and fighting sports.
This phenomenon was recognized many years ago in our field, and many various organizations of neurologists, neurosurgeons and other doctors have attempted to educate the American public on the very serious problems posed. We have pushed for the adoption of new rules and safety equipment to help protect athletes.
Roger Goodell is the first professional sports commissioner to come to the medical community and ask us how to fix this problem. He is the first to seriously try to reduce the risk to his employees and protect their health. Whether this is the result of lawsuits or simply goodwill doesn't matter. Goodell has taken these steps in the face of severe criticism and even defiance from the players themselves, and my colleagues and I applaud him for his efforts.
Your attempt to label athletes as "pussies" because of concerns about concussions is particularly ignorant. There is no way an athlete can condition themselves to avoid the long-term health effects of repeated head injuries. And if you had even the slightest knowledge of or experience with what that looks like, you would understand the foolishness of your statement.
For instance, did you know that one of the long-term effects of multiple head injuries is uncontrollable homicidal urges and behavior? Do you have any idea how many serious murders have been committed by people suffering from brain trauma? Did you know that up to a quarter of the seriously criminally insane patients at Western State Hospital are believed to have committed their heinous crimes as the result of TBI? I think if you were exposed to even a few of these cases, it would dramatically change your view of head injuries. I wish I was allowed to describe some of the cases I've seen, the horror of those cases might quench a bit of your bloodlust and open your eyes to the real tragedy that can result.
And to post on topic:
It seems ludicrous to me as well that we would have a team in London. How would travel be handled? I can barely function for a week after flying to Europe, and vice-versa when I return. The only way it would work is if we had a full-fledged league in Europe, and that has already been attempted (and failed).