That's a good point. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6569@...> wrote :
Mckenna is right, American football players do *spear*(lead with their heads when tackling)their opponents, How, it is rare because it's against the rules and heavily penalized. Anyone being tackled will have referees watching it, so it's hard to get away with. The idea is to tackle with the shoulders, not hit with the top of the head. From: "emily.mae50@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, February 8, 2016 8:47 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Outstanding! Would love to see two NFL teams square off in a game of "touch" football! LOL. Saw part of a rugby game recently and wondered why they weren't wearing helmets. Here's the scoop on that, from an article in the Guardian: "While American football may be a niche interest in the UK, rugby is often seen as similarly dangerous – so should David Cameron be as worried as President Obama? Not according to Jim McKenna, a professor of physical activity and health at Leeds Metropolitan University http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/carnegie/22CE029EB9B946D38188B9DA0C1CA52E.htm (and a rugby coach). He points out that American footballers tackle with their heads, butting each other in a way seldom seen in rugby. "They butt the opposition and their head is the tip of the missile, with an enormous body of weight behind them," says McKenna. Meanwhile, the helmets and padding the US sportsmen wear can actually make the situation worse, he thinks, encouraging them to use more force. In rugby it is spinal injuries from scrums that are the most dangerous (110 rugby players in Britain have been paralysed by playing the game http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/8752872/Tackling-rugby-safety-issues-head-on.html). Allyson Pollock, a professor of public health, says that she is very worried about amateur rugby players, and especially children. Coaches, she says, are not properly trained to look out for the signs of concussion or taught how to deal with it – although it can have serious problems for children's learning and cognitive functions. She would like to see large-scale studies of the effects of such injuries, and says the sport establishment needs to think carefully about tackles. In 2010, she called for scrums to be banned after a study found that 190 rugby matches at Scottish schools resulted in 37 injuries. "Most children are not going to go professional, so why are their bodies being mauled and mashed and battered?" ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : I agree with Doug on this. Football gives you brain damage. What a horrible thing to inflict on these young men just to entertain the populace and allow some people to make lots of money. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : It was the 50th professional football stupid bowl, will it last another decade in its present form? Apparently enrollment in junior and high school football programs is way off. Will it have sufficient recruits to draft out of college programs in four years? Football asks way more from the human body than it can give. It becomes simply immoral to support it any longer given what we know about its injuries. How many more hits can they sustain before they simply must change to become the Professional League of Touch Football? ! ..The Super Bowl of Touch Football.. ! ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : Yes, the meditating Fairfield folkart community gathered enjoying its annual marathon viewing of the Arts&E 1995 Pride and Prejudice as contrast to the professional football stupid bowl of damaged brains. Pride and Prejudice (1995) Trailer (1080p) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5MmcT_vcBU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5MmcT_vcBU Pride and Prejudice (1995) Trailer (1080p) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5MmcT_vcBU Description View on www.youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5MmcT_vcBU Preview by Yahoo ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <steve.sundur@...> wrote : Good game? Good commercials? I'm with you on Lady Gaga, though. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6569@...> wrote : Lady Gagag knocked the ball out of the park with her Star Spangled Banner Good game so far. Even better commercials.