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  • #31
    Originally posted by EnragedYouth85 View Post
    They do have some great kids movies out now a days but its mostly cartoons..

    How to Train Your Dragon, etc...
    I heard Madagascar was good.

    Well, actually its funny because my old man (whos retired) will watch whatever is on t.v when he cant golf or ski for some reason. And I guess this movie was on one day and he felt compelled to tell me it was one of the better kids movies hes seen since I was a little gremlin myself.

    but then again that movie is animated and doesnt compare to the likes of Little Giants or Sandlot.... but it can compare to movies like The Rescuers Down Under..or the original Land Before Time....or something of the like haha wtf

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Cloud57 View Post
      thanks for the info
      No problem.

      Whatever you do, make sure you go to school for engineering (im assuming you are under 18 which is a complete shot in the dark)

      That way you will never fall for any random infomercial BS...or some misconstrued info a window salesman may tell you, or perhaps how full of glitter and bubbles all the car commercials are these days.

      Any business man can take a statistic or # from some engineer and make it sound good. But does it actually mean anything? 90% of the time...no
      Last edited by CowboysSuck; 11-15-2012, 07:06 PM.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by CowboysSuck View Post
        I heard Madagascar was good.

        Well, actually its funny because my old man (whos retired) will watch whatever is on t.v when he cant golf or ski for some reason. And I guess this movie was on one day and he felt compelled to tell me it was one of the better kids movies hes seen since I was a little gremlin myself.

        but then again that movie is animated and doesnt compare to the likes of Little Giants or Sandlot.... but it can compare to movies like The Rescuers Down Under..or the original Land Before Time....or something of the like haha wtf
        Yeah one of the 14 land before times.. lol

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        • #34
          there are companies that have made externally cushioned helmets....but the NFL won't buy in

          I overheard a discussion on this topic at a charity event last season...and one of the league reps actually said

          "that would steal away the sounds of the game."

          I **** you not......the sounds of the game he said

          this tells me that these guys are more concerned with what the Sabol family captures than the long term heath of their players

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          • #35
            Originally posted by YATittle1962 View Post
            there are companies that have made externally cushioned helmets....but the NFL won't buy in

            I overheard a discussion on this topic at a charity event last season...and one of the league reps actually said

            "that would steal away the sounds of the game."

            I **** you not......the sounds of the game he said

            this tells me that these guys are more concerned with what the Sabol family captures than the long term heath of their players
            Money runs the world.

            We have technology we can use...or further...in almost every aspect of business/entertainment/transportation/ or anything really. But the big guns are calling the shots. Less money...no go

            Take for instance Hybrid Cars... A complete hoax to the general public. In America, the vast majority of our electricity production is from fossil fuels. If the sudden boom of Hybrid Cars was going to impact the fossil fuel trade/market do you think "they" would have allowed it to happen? No, they wouldn't have.

            Considering the needs of the Batteries in Hybrid Cars (they cannot simply be fully charged and maintained by an alternator)... they are pluggs into the wall and charged. Well, lets think. Where does this "electricity" come from? Is it free? No...we pay the electric company. Well then the question is, where does the electric company get it from? Yup you guesses, burning fossil fuels such as COAL. Awful for the environment.

            So, if we factor in the losses of energy that happened when converting from
            1. Burning Coal
            2. Using that heat to boil water
            3. This steam rotates a turbine
            4. Which rotates a electromagnet which created electricity
            5. Which is then fed through miles and miles of electric line
            6. finally into your car battery
            7. And then the losses associated with battery efficiency

            One must ask them self: Wouldn't it have just been easier and more efficient to put the dang gas in the engine in this first place? The answer is.....YES
            Last edited by CowboysSuck; 11-15-2012, 07:15 PM.

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            • #36
              I wish they would go back to leather helmets.
              Form tackling would automatically make a comeback.
              Rugby doesn't have a problem with helmet to helmet hits.
              Last edited by fourth&forever; 11-15-2012, 07:12 PM.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by CowboysSuck View Post
                Money runs the world.

                We have technology we can use...or further...in almost every aspect of business/entertainment/transportation/ or anything really. But the big guns are calling the shots. Less money...no go
                very similar to pharmaceutical companies wanting to keep people sick to keep their pockets deep

                but thats a discussion for another forum on another day

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by YATittle1962 View Post
                  very similar to pharmaceutical companies wanting to keep people sick to keep their pockets deep

                  but thats a discussion for another forum on another day

                  Yes, another day perhaps.

                  At least there is someone else on this board who knows a thing or two

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by fourth&forever View Post
                    I wish they would go back to leather helmets.
                    Form tackling would automatically make a comeback.
                    Rugby doesn't have a problem with helmet to helmet hits.
                    Yeah I kind of agree.

                    A "head to head" hit would work out for neither party involved. Its like playing chicken. It would solve all these concussion problems for sure

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
                      I wonder about NFL equipment.....we've got materials out there that can literrally stop a bullet, and yet we can't develop equipment that can protect against blowing out knees and concussions, etc.

                      Maybe the best solution is a radically redesigned, mandatory equipment.




                      this would really suck! :


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                      • #41
                        i dont understand why the NFL doesn't just makes the players sign an agreement not to sue the nfl later and just let them play as is.. god dammit, they're getting paid literally millions of dollars.. that has to come as some risk..

                        i am a firefighter, people in my line of work get paid just handfuls of thousands of dollars a year.. and guess what.. we sometimes breathe in stuff that won't kill us today, but may kill us 10-15 years later.. if i get sick when I'm 50-60 can I sue my department for that? No.. it's a risk we take to do our job.. those damn players get paid MILLIONS to freaking play a game.. if they get injured (whatever form) shouldn't it be their responsibility..??

                        you know whats a good way not to have concussions? no't play football.. i can guarantee a mostly concussion free life if you don't play football.. but if you want the glamor and money and life that pro football brings, then suck it up and take the injuries that MAY come and don't come back and sue the league that gave you opportunity to be filthy rich in the first place..

                        just my dos centavos..

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by rEaS View Post
                          i dont understand why the NFL doesn't just makes the players sign an agreement not to sue the nfl later and just let them play as is.. god dammit, they're getting paid literally millions of dollars.. that has to come as some risk..

                          i am a firefighter, people in my line of work get paid just handfuls of thousands of dollars a year.. and guess what.. we sometimes breathe in stuff that won't kill us today, but may kill us 10-15 years later.. if i get sick when I'm 50-60 can I sue my department for that? No.. it's a risk we take to do our job.. those damn players get paid MILLIONS to freaking play a game.. if they get injured (whatever form) shouldn't it be their responsibility..??

                          you know whats a good way not to have concussions? no't play football.. i can guarantee a mostly concussion free life if you don't play football.. but if you want the glamor and money and life that pro football brings, then suck it up and take the injuries that MAY come and don't come back and sue the league that gave you opportunity to be filthy rich in the first place..

                          just my dos centavos..
                          I don't think anyone would sign such a document and, in reality, I'm not sure they would hold much water if they did. The truth is men enter this profession knowing the risks. If I were the NFL, I might look at drawing up a legal disclaimer that players have to sign which advises them of the consequences of playing in the NFL. But requiring someone to relinquish a right they under law is just not going to fly I don't think.
                          “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                          • #43
                            Unfortunately, football is a violent sport. The players are getting bigger, making the hits more violent. The players are making more money, making it a desirable profession. We, the fans are like the Romans of old, the more violent, the louder we cheer. So where does it all come to? If a player does not hit as hard as he can, he will soon be looking for a new profession. So, who is to blame? The players, the fans or the League? We are all responsible. Will new equipment help? As long as we love our violent sports, people will get hurt.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Dorothy View Post
                              Unfortunately, football is a violent sport. The players are getting bigger, making the hits more violent. The players are making more money, making it a desirable profession. We, the fans are like the Romans of old, the more violent, the louder we cheer. So where does it all come to? If a player does not hit as hard as he can, he will soon be looking for a new profession. So, who is to blame? The players, the fans or the League? We are all responsible. Will new equipment help? As long as we love our violent sports, people will get hurt.
                              That about sums it up
                              “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                              • #45
                                I actually agree with Urlacher (or he agrees with me haha):

                                "If you don't want to play and get concussed, then don't play," Urlacher said. "It's your career, it's your life.
                                http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...ant-concussion

                                I've always admired urlacher, he's one of the last remaining old school MLBs in the league.. and he is 100% correct with everything he says.. the nfl is so focused on protecting offensive players they sometimes forget about defensive players.. like offensive players can facemask and throw hands to the face all they want but defensive players can't.. or chop blocks.. etc..

                                anyways.. don't want a concussion? then don't play..

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