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The NFL has another PR
disaster on its hands

The Week, by Jon Terbush

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/24/2013 5:02:56 AM

A "combative meeting" and stiff pressure from the NFL led to ESPN´s decision to suddenly back out of a joint investigative project with PBS´ prestigious Frontline program examining the NFL´s handling of head trauma injuries, according to the New York Times´ James Andrew Miller. The NFL´s top brass, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, reportedly pressured the sports network to quit the collaboration after seeing a trailer for a forthcoming Frontline documentary. Citing two people close to the decision, Miller reports that Goodell, ESPN President John Skipper, and two others held a lunch meeting near the NFL´s headquarters earlier this month in which league

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem, 8/24/2013 6:09:01 AM     (No. 9488763)

The only way to lessen or stop the injuries are big rule changes which will ruin the game as we know it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TheGrandWahzoo, 8/24/2013 6:50:49 AM     (No. 9488787)

Go back to using Leather Helmets, then head injuries will become rare.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 8/24/2013 7:24:39 AM     (No. 9488816)

The NFL is like any other big business and will put the millions of dollars in profits above any consideration for the players. The only real prevention would be to dress them up like Stay Puffed marshmellow men.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 8/24/2013 7:36:49 AM     (No. 9488829)

Get HGH and other PEDs out of the game. That´s what has turned these guys into human missiles and super-athletes. You have 280 lb. guys running 4.6 second 40´s. Not supposed to be. Football is a collision sport. Force = Mass X Acceleration. As the mass and acceleration increase, so does the force of the collision.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DaddyO, 8/24/2013 7:57:06 AM     (No. 9488863)

Hey, it´s Frontline.. we know that 1) it will be biased, and 2) the owners/corporations will be portrayed as evil and greedy. You didn´t think it would be a fair project, did you?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: reilly, 8/24/2013 8:38:06 AM     (No. 9488919)


PBS hates football. Sun rises in East.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: BruisedOrange, 8/24/2013 9:09:28 AM     (No. 9488975)

As for ESPN, I love it whenever "progressive"-minded people who are making a bundle (pun intended) in the free market suddenly have to choose between ideology and affluence.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/24/2013 10:46:55 AM     (No. 9489148)

Leather helmets and no face guards that´ll stop spearing with the head.
Pink to tos for quarterbacks like Brady.
Let players like Hernandez bring their firearms on the field that should end the sport quickly because this PC pro football is going to die a slow death when the liberals and lawyers get through with it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Distorted, 8/24/2013 12:49:18 PM     (No. 9489306)

Assumption of the risk is an unknown defense and concept today. More pussyfication of America.

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