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It's got a lot of plusses. It'd be cheap as hell. I'm always shocked at what the Pop Warner and other little leagues' parents pay out to get their kids into a tackle football game. You'll still get some injuries, but overall I'd say it'd be safer than soccer. Kids would be watching and learning about real football instead "Oh I've got a hangnail, get the stretcher!" soccer more. It wouldn't be nearly as gender specific.
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It's got a lot of plusses. It'd be cheap as hell. I'm always shocked at what the Pop Warner and other little leagues' parents pay out to get their kids into a tackle football game. You'll still get some injuries, but overall I'd say it'd be safer than soccer. Kids would be watching and learning about real football instead "Oh I've got a hangnail, get the stretcher!" soccer more. It wouldn't be nearly as gender specific.
All good points.
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Like it or not as medical knowledge advances and now the cats out the bag with the NFL/NCAA unable to suppress the amount of concussions that occur in the game something will change. More and more parents will keep their kids from playing and something needs to give. For the 1/2% that make it from being high school stars stars to the pro ranks the rest need to make their way in other fields and dnt need the long term effects of concussions
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I played Flag for years in college. We had over 12 defenses and 40 different plays in multiple formations. You had to practice to make a certain playoff level. The game could become very complex. If you were on a crappy team, we would blow you out because you would never understand what we were actually doing.
I scrounged up a team in college for fun. Won a few games but when we started playing the top teams it began winding down. We were not pushovers but without practice and playbooks no way. It also started getting vicious physically.

As for women playing, there would have to be a whole set of rules to make that viable. Like they would have to play QB for a specific time and each team would have to have women. I wish Brees the best buy I don't see that aspect working out so great.
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I scrounged up a team in college for fun. Won a few games but when we started playing the top teams it began winding down. We were not pushovers but without practice and playbooks no way. It also started getting vicious physically.

As for women playing, there would have to be a whole set of rules to make that viable. Like they would have to play QB for a specific time and each team would have to have women. I wish Brees the best buy I don't see that aspect working out so great.
He's not talking about women playing with men. He's talking about girls playing with boys. It is a youth flag league he is talking about. Girls at those ages are sometimes even more advanced physically than boys. The purpose of the is to provide football pre-high school with far less chance of injury.
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Quick!!! Take her flag!!!



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Won't see me watching Flag Football, bring out butterfly nets & straight jackets could help!

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We have touch rugby...................for players over seventy!!!
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We have touch rugby...................for players over seventy!!!
But y'all still "touch" with your fists, right?
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Flag is a great way for the young generation to learn the fundamentals of the game first off.

I played flag from 14-17, then played 2 years of youth full contact, then moved up to the senior team.

Those years at flag really helped me learn the fundamentals of route running and receiving, I then learned the contact stuff at youth level and had 2 years to prepare to play with grown men.
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