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StevenMcCoil

Columbia, MO

#1 Oct 19, 2010
By putting in this new rule, the game of football will be without the intensity that it has had for years. The game is called football, not soccer. Shit happens in this game. There is no need to fine of even suspend people for "hitting to hard" or for "hitting with your head". If the NFL is going to put in this rule of no hitting with your head, players might as well not play with a helmet. Let this guys play, honestly just let them play. I guarantee you that if you put this new rule in, not many people will want to watch the game. People not only go to watch and support there team (and drink a beer or two), but they go to see someone get demolished. America likes violence and they want to see someone getting there head ripped off. This rule is supposedly to stop injuries. Well, again, its football, and you should know the hazards and risks of playing the game. These are not animals at the zoo. You can not control them. Half of the time, the hits that are to the head or head to head are accidental. I personally know when I ever hit someone head to head, it was an accident. I was trying to hit the right way somehow it just happened. Again ITS FOOTBALL!!!! The whole rule about the quarterbacks being protected now is so outlandish, I couldn't see myself watching NFL football anymore, and if this rule is placed, you can guarantee I will not be watching football on Sundays anymore, I will stick to watching college ball. That is where the true competition is. The hard hits and the competitive games.
Good luck with that

Columbus, OH

#2 Oct 19, 2010
StevenMcCoil wrote:
By putting in this new rule, the game of football will be without the intensity that it has had for years. The game is called football, not soccer.**** happens in this game. There is no need to fine of even suspend people for "hitting to hard" or for "hitting with your head". If the NFL is going to put in this rule of no hitting with your head, players might as well not play with a helmet. Let this guys play, honestly just let them play. I guarantee you that if you put this new rule in, not many people will want to watch the game. People not only go to watch and support there team (and drink a beer or two), but they go to see someone get demolished. America likes violence and they want to see someone getting there head ripped off. This rule is supposedly to stop injuries. Well, again, its football, and you should know the hazards and risks of playing the game. These are not animals at the zoo. You can not control them. Half of the time, the hits that are to the head or head to head are accidental. I personally know when I ever hit someone head to head, it was an accident. I was trying to hit the right way somehow it just happened. Again ITS FOOTBALL!!!! The whole rule about the quarterbacks being protected now is so outlandish, I couldn't see myself watching NFL football anymore, and if this rule is placed, you can guarantee I will not be watching football on Sundays anymore, I will stick to watching college ball. That is where the true competition is. The hard hits and the competitive games.
Playing devil's advocacy- we're now dealing with men who are far stronger and bigger than they've ever been, hitting with impacts previously unwitnessed, going at each other with their helmets. Sometimes it's sneaky and intentional, sometimes, it's clearly not- but these aren't players with builds from the Steel Curtain era. There needs to be some common sense rules, oversight, and review.
Darryl Stingley

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 19, 2010
What a bunch of p ssies. Sports entertainment needs more gratuitous violence, not less!
LOL

Tampa, FL

#4 Oct 19, 2010
StevenMcCoil wrote:
By putting in this new rule, the game of football will be without the intensity that it has had for years. The game is called football, not soccer. Shit happens in this game. There is no need to fine of even suspend people for "hitting to hard" or for "hitting with your head". If the NFL is going to put in this rule of no hitting with your head, players might as well not play with a helmet. Let this guys play, honestly just let them play. I guarantee you that if you put this new rule in, not many people will want to watch the game. People not only go to watch and support there team (and drink a beer or two), but they go to see someone get demolished. America likes violence and they want to see someone getting there head ripped off. This rule is supposedly to stop injuries. Well, again, its football, and you should know the hazards and risks of playing the game. These are not animals at the zoo. You can not control them. Half of the time, the hits that are to the head or head to head are accidental. I personally know when I ever hit someone head to head, it was an accident. I was trying to hit the right way somehow it just happened. Again ITS FOOTBALL!!!! The whole rule about the quarterbacks being protected now is so outlandish, I couldn't see myself watching NFL football anymore, and if this rule is placed, you can guarantee I will not be watching football on Sundays anymore, I will stick to watching college ball. That is where the true competition is. The hard hits and the competitive games.
I suppose you would be supportive of professional Boxers hitting their opponent in the groin......just for the entertainment value of the sport.
osbuck

Clermont, FL

#5 Oct 19, 2010
StevenMcCoil wrote:
By putting in this new rule, the game of football will be without the intensity that it has had for years. The game is called football, not soccer.**** happens in this game. There is no need to fine of even suspend people for "hitting to hard" or for "hitting with your head". If the NFL is going to put in this rule of no hitting with your head, players might as well not play with a helmet. Let this guys play, honestly just let them play. I guarantee you that if you put this new rule in, not many people will want to watch the game. People not only go to watch and support there team (and drink a beer or two), but they go to see someone get demolished. America likes violence and they want to see someone getting there head ripped off. This rule is supposedly to stop injuries. Well, again, its football, and you should know the hazards and risks of playing the game. These are not animals at the zoo. You can not control them. Half of the time, the hits that are to the head or head to head are accidental. I personally know when I ever hit someone head to head, it was an accident. I was trying to hit the right way somehow it just happened. Again ITS FOOTBALL!!!! The whole rule about the quarterbacks being protected now is so outlandish, I couldn't see myself watching NFL football anymore, and if this rule is placed, you can guarantee I will not be watching football on Sundays anymore, I will stick to watching college ball. That is where the true competition is. The hard hits and the competitive games.
I agree with you Steve. I would rather see them bar the wearing of helmets, because that's what they are saying, don't use your helmet, so just leave them in the locker room. Whoever is making these current decisions obviously never played football, in my opinion.
sarcasm

Columbus, OH

#6 Oct 19, 2010
Darryl Stingley wrote:
What a bunch of p ssies. Sports entertainment needs more gratuitous violence, not less!
So happy to see the Cro Magnon element is weighing in.
Nice.
Parasite Government

Columbus, OH

#7 Oct 19, 2010
They are feminizing pro football in an attempt to attract more women as fans - this goes right along with the leagues obsession with breast cancer awareness. NASCAR did the same thing.

I find pro football immensely boring and never watch it, but the rating suggest a lot of people do.
read it before

Tampa, FL

#8 Oct 19, 2010
Parasite Government wrote:
They are feminizing pro football in an attempt to attract more women as fans - this goes right along with the leagues obsession with breast cancer awareness. NASCAR did the same thing.
I find pro football immensely boring and never watch it, but the rating suggest a lot of people do.
pro football wasn't aware you were not watching.

now that they know.....they still don't give a $hit.
NFL Players Advocate

Westerville, OH

#9 Oct 19, 2010
This is black-on-black crime just at a different level. Hip hop busta cap in yo ass. This is all fruits of boyz gone wild...they live by the rules of "the street." No morals. No conscience. No worries. No future. Enjoy the game whitey. Don't forget to buy your jersey on the way out my house.
StevenMcCoil

Columbia, MO

#10 Oct 20, 2010
The whole "These guys are a lot stronger than they used to be" line is total bull. Its not like there is some guys that are extremely stronger than everyone else. Everyone is virtually the same strength. Thus causing your theory to cancel out. And you say they need common sense... Honestly ITS FOOTBALL!!!! There is no common sense to this sport. It is the most simplistic sport known to man that common sense is given a pardon in this game. And yes I would not mind watching a boxing fight and seeing someone get hit in the groan. I feel that the NFL is trying to make football more "family oriented". But since the day that football started, it has been watched by all kinds of people and I have yet to see any issues with this. With this new rule, football might as well be two hand touch. And than you can only hit this hard. Next thing you know people are not going to be allowed to play football because they are to fast. Or they are genetically more fit to play football than others. Or they are to tall or to strong. Rules in the NFL is so outlandish, unnecessary, unwanted and uncalled for. So I say all this stupid rules that have been placed in the past decade should be UNdone and thrown OUT. Football is a game of violence. You don't like it, change the channel. I'm sure there is some I Carly or some Spongebob on the next channel. And if you cant take the hits, get off the field. When you strap up that helmet, you better be prepared for violence of all kinds. Its a game. Not a puppet show. Deal with what happens and stop crying like a baby. Your making millions of dollars a year to see this happen. I guarantee this will cut down on income. Just shut up and watch the game.
Collins54

Pickerington, OH

#11 Oct 25, 2010
"I believe the game is designed to reward the ones who hit the hardest. If you can't take it, you shouldn't play."

Jack Lambert.
StevenMcCoil

Kansas City, MO

#12 Oct 26, 2010
^^amen dude amen

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