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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by gandhi1007 "The lawsuit, filed Monday in state court in Atlanta....." That was all I needed to read. LOL. Well you KNOW it had to be ATL. Only thing is, the Saints didn't have a bounty system when ...

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Old 04-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by gandhi1007 View Post
"The lawsuit, filed Monday in state court in Atlanta....."

That was all I needed to read. LOL.
Well you KNOW it had to be ATL. Only thing is, the Saints didn't have a bounty system when those guys played, bunch of morons. To all the selfrighteous other teams and their fans, I quote," THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS" all you testifiers and persecutors you will have to account for the things you do.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #32
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Hockey has a concussion problem cause their cash cow (Crosby) has pcs and will use it as an excuse to not play till the playoffs, I like hockey and love the fact while they don't condone the violence they don't act like hyprictrites and try to stop it while still making money off their violent sport while preaching player safety like the NFL
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Originally Posted by RaginCajun83 View Post
Hockey has a concussion problem cause their cash cow (Crosby) has pcs and will use it as an excuse to not play till the playoffs, I like hockey and love the fact while they don't condone the violence they don't act like hyprictrites and try to stop it while still making money off their violent sport while preaching player safety like the NFL

It's far more than just about Crosby, granted his case has gotten the most publicity, but he is by no means the only player who has had his career jeopardized because of being inflicted by the concussion syndrome.

For example, Boston Bruins center Marc Savard hasn't been able to play in two seasons because of the concussions he had and to this day even his every day life is apparently a challenge because of the lingering effects of the syndrome.

He has problems with his sight in both its focus, but also because he is extremely sensitive to light and conditions where the overall lighting changes quickly. Also his motor skills remain troublesome.

Savard was a really promising center and unfortunately it seems that he won't be able to return to hockey or have a normal civil life ever again - that is both a loss to the hockey community and to his family.


Besides the concussion problem, the NHL has also been dealing with a problem concerning former enforcers - in recent years number of them have died amidst some shady circumstances.

There have been reports of abnormally high depression amongst them coupled with mis-usage of pain medicine, which has led to some dying of a related cause and even one or more taking their own life.


So, hockey has a lot of problems also, but the difference to the NFL seems to be that the league itself and the owners are more active in trying to find solutions to these problems in order to remedy the situation.

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I don't know if I'd be that generous to the NHL. Yes they are making headway but most of that came from the death of something like 7 players and former players last offseason. If that many NFL players died in a span of three months with similar circumstances then it would probably be a different story. Also, I think it can be said that hockey players have more of an understanding, or at least acceptance of the risks involved.
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Originally Posted by sharke View Post
I don't know if I'd be that generous to the NHL. Yes they are making headway but most of that came from the death of something like 7 players and former players last offseason. If that many NFL players died in a span of three months with similar circumstances then it would probably be a different story. Also, I think it can be said that hockey players have more of an understanding, or at least acceptance of the risks involved.

True, I was merely referring to the fact of how much they've already done in trying to combat some of these problems versus the NFL.

There have been rule changes and physical changes like with the changes they made to the rinks - the boards now absorb more of the mass of the impact and the glasses were made safer with curved extensions, among other things.

Hockey is in some respects even more brutal than football because the speed of the game versus football makes up for heavier collisions even if the players themselves are smaller in stature.

So players themselves have to take their share of the responsibility and adjust their actions on the ice accordingly, but all of us who have played a sport of some sort know that it is easier said than done in the heat of the game.

But, you're right - a lot had to happen for them to really take notice of the severity of the issue, and that is always very unfortunate.
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Lemme get this straight. Seeing images of violent contact celebrated, and, the monetary and social rewards of subjecting themselves to that violent contact, these men voluntarily and explicitly demanded employment doing the same. In addition, every team had internal pools and incentives on "special circumstances" in which the players either devised or participated. Further, players hid injuries, especially head trauma, from medical and coaching staff to prevent being removed from games.

Now these same player are saying that they didn't know it could hurt them?

How is the NFL negligent? It hid your injuries, or potential injuries from you????

I'm a reasonable man, but don't bull**** me.
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So players themselves have to take their share of the responsibility and adjust their actions on the ice accordingly, but all of us who have played a sport of some sort know that it is easier said than done in the heat of the game.
Agreed 100%.
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Lemme get this straight. Seeing images of violent contact celebrated, and, the monetary and social rewards of subjecting themselves to that violent contact, these men voluntarily and explicitly demanded employment doing the same. In addition, every team had internal pools and incentives on "special circumstances" in which the players either devised or participated. Further, players hid injuries, especially head trauma, from medical and coaching staff to prevent being removed from games.

Now these same player are saying that they didn't know it could hurt them?

How is the NFL negligent? It hid your injuries, or potential injuries from you????

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Well you KNOW it had to be ATL. Only thing is, the Saints didn't have a bounty system when those guys played, bunch of morons. To all the selfrighteous other teams and their fans, I quote," THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS" all you testifiers and persecutors you will have to account for the things you do.

The way I read that statement, is that the ex-players are trying to minimize and/or discredit the NFL's show of force against the Saints, since the NFL has taken the "I am SHOCKED!" stance on the entire Saints situation, trying to portray the Saints as rogues in the league, rather than standard fare since the beginning of football.
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