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My Son Plays High School Football...Am I A Monster?


By Chisox

2 years ago



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    #18 2 years ago

    I agree with vicjw66 , you cant live your life covered in bubble wrap. You aren't a monster. You did your due diligence and read up on the reports and discussed it with your wife then came to your decision; that's called great parenting.

    #23 2 years ago
    Quoted from modfather:

    What happens if your boy gets a vicious tackle from some other player and gets an injury that could change the rest of his life ?

    This is not a dig on you, but why I disagree with that viewpoint as a blanket statement.

    You drive a car almost every day, what happens when you get hit by another driver and get an injury that could change the rest of your life? I know it can be a shitty negative outlook, but things like this happen all the time.

    You mitigate the risk in driving by driving safely, wearing seat belts, airbags in cars, car crumple zones , etc.
    You mitigate the risk in football by playing safely, wearing proper safety gear, better helmets, proper tackling, etc

    Football is safer today than it was 20 years ago but I'm not going to dispute that there is still risk. We deal with risk every day of our lives, and its up to the parents and kids to decide the risk vs reward for themselves in this instance. There is no "end all be all" solution for everyone. That being said I completely understand your point of view, the risk to you isnt worth it.

    #61 2 years ago
    Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

    Wow, big of you to admit there's "still a risk". What are you basing your "football is safer today" statement on? I'll give you an opportunity to answer before I go off on that.

    "Go off on that" if there was ever a lead to a level headed rational conversation, that's it!

    Football is safer because of rule changes; can't lead with the helmet, cant hit a defenseless receiver, no targeting,etc etc etc
    I'm hoping the NFL follows the NCAA lead in kicking players out of the game for that nonsense.
    Football is safer because of better coaching; teaching kids the correct way to tackle, better equipment

    I said that there was still a risk to show that I'm not delusional enough to think they could ever fully remove the risks of football even if they got rid of the hits and replaced it with flags. You could get hit in the head with the ball, or trip and fall, etc

    You obviously have a bias , and that's fine. I'm right in the middle and see the pros and cons ; guy asked for OPINIONS and I gave him mine. Some people are for it others aren't, I'm fine with both opinions. I'm not trying to change anyone's mind or tell them that their opinion is wrong. You CAN back up opinions with anecdotal evidence, its what they experienced to form their opinion.

    #67 2 years ago
    Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

    I have a brain.......

    But you don't even know the difference between fact and opinion, so what's the point?

    #107 2 years ago
    Quoted from elcolonel:

    Yes, you are a monster, a cookie monster.

    you win the thread.

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