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(Pro Football Talk)   NFL decides to anger the blood god   (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 37
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2013-10-03 09:27:46 AM
Darth Goodell and his merry march to Pro Flag Football continues....
 
2013-10-03 09:29:20 AM
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2013-10-03 09:32:58 AM
Larry Csonka and his repeatedly-smashed nose laugh at these shenanigans.
 
2013-10-03 09:33:33 AM
Explain why this is a bad idea again? If i was a pro football player, i would not line up against a guy with blood gushing from an open wound. You have no idea how many dirty needles they have used to roid up, or how many blood borne diseases they have from all the whores they've done. No amount of money is worth getting the HIV, the herp, the hep, or anything else from some asshole with shiate for blood who wont leave the field for proper medical attention.
 
2013-10-03 09:36:14 AM

Dick Gozinya: Explain why this is a bad idea again? If i was a pro football player, i would not line up against a guy with blood gushing from an open wound. You have no idea how many dirty needles they have used to roid up, or how many blood borne diseases they have from all the whores they've done. No amount of money is worth getting the HIV, the herp, the hep, or anything else from some asshole with shiate for blood who wont leave the field for proper medical attention.


Don't ever use a public toilet then, because the HIV can jump up your pee stream and right into your  urethra.

It's a scientific fact.
 
2013-10-03 09:36:18 AM
Sell it to the fans in attendance.  Better than a Bud Light.
 
2013-10-03 09:41:28 AM

Leader O'Cola: Darth Goodell and his merry march to Pro Flag Football continues....


I actually think the rule makes sense - I don't like all the new rules they put in, but I can't completely blame Goodell - he came in to a situation where the league was at it's most vulnerable to lawsuits and he has had to do everything to try and look like he is combating injuries.This would have happened no matter what, and to be honest, he is probably extending the life of the sport a little longer.
 
2013-10-03 09:46:19 AM

Dick Gozinya: Explain why this is a bad idea again? If i was a pro football player, i would not line up against a guy with blood gushing from an open wound. You have no idea how many dirty needles they have used to roid up, or how many blood borne diseases they have from all the whores they've done. No amount of money is worth getting the HIV, the herp, the hep, or anything else from some asshole with shiate for blood who wont leave the field for proper medical attention.


Plus, you still get the HD shot of the player walking off the field with blood streaming down his face.

Hell, if anything, it reenforces the league's "tough guy" personas. "Yeah, Dave, J.J. Watt wouldn't mind playing through that, but league rules say he has to come out. I know it's frustrating for the big guy- he'd fight through a broken leg to help his team win- but the NFL has to take player safety into account."

The players still seem larger than life, and the NFL gets a cookie tossed its way as well.
 
2013-10-03 09:50:08 AM
Libranoelrose:

I cant tell if you're trolling or just farking stupid.
 
2013-10-03 09:51:35 AM
For that cut, Superglue woulda been fine. So a guy sits out a play or two to glue up, then he's back in the game; where's the problem?

For a bigger cut (though those are even more rare than Watt's boo-boo), you'd probably want to get it patched anyway, rule or no.
 
2013-10-03 09:52:42 AM
As a cultist for both Khorne and Kali, and a semi-attached follower of the Aztec belief system, I find this to be an outrage.  The gods demand blood.  Without blood, there is no life.
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
 
2013-10-03 09:57:07 AM

Dick Gozinya: Libranoelrose:

I cant tell if you're trolling or just farking stupid.


It was fairly obvious to everyone else. Have another cup of coffee.
 
2013-10-03 09:58:30 AM
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2013-10-03 10:05:55 AM
This *will* happen. I just know it....

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2013-10-03 10:13:23 AM

Dick Gozinya: Libranoelrose:

I cant tell if you're trolling or just farking stupid.


And snakes can't climb stairs. I saw it on the Cosby show.
 
2013-10-03 10:25:21 AM
I wish they would make it flag football and be done with it already
 
2013-10-03 10:35:07 AM

libranoelrose: Dick Gozinya: Libranoelrose:

I cant tell if you're trolling or just farking stupid.

And snakes can't climb stairs. I saw it on the Cosby show.



yeah, but big al says dogs can't look up
 
2013-10-03 10:45:00 AM
Let him play through it if he wants.

Football is a rough sport, people. These players knew that when they got into it. They wanted the fame, fortune, and women, and they knew the costs and dangers. Even the dumbest players on the team know how bad repeated injuries and concussions could be for their long-term health. They don't care - they want the cars and gold chains. Unlike what Adrian Peterson might say, this isn't slavery - no one's forcing them to play the game, so if they want to play hurt for the big bucks, let 'em.

Just don't let them sue anyone. They knew the risks going into it.
 
2013-10-03 10:46:44 AM

libranoelrose: Dick Gozinya: Libranoelrose:

I cant tell if you're trolling or just farking stupid.

And snakes can't climb stairs. I saw it on the Cosby show.


Sharks, on the other hand....

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2013-10-03 10:59:56 AM
Oh who cares. Sit out one play while a trainer stitches you up on the side line. Problem solved.
 
2013-10-03 11:05:00 AM
Removed from the game for that?

That's what a hockey player calls "a little scratch."
 
2013-10-03 11:16:50 AM

Doc Daneeka: Removed from the game for that?

That's what a hockey player calls "a little scratch."


Hockey players are required to leave if they have blood on them, too.  They can clean up and come back in but they can't play with blood on them.
 
2013-10-03 11:19:03 AM
As a rugby player, I wonder what the fuss is about, rugby introduced a blood rule some years ago. Now, for rugby this was a big change because, prior to this, if you left the field of play you left the game. 7 players on the bench and 80 minutes of game.
Seems to me in the NFL there are enough players on the bench (and opportunities to exchange them) that this is a no-brainer, which won't impact on the game at all. What am I missing?
There was in (French, I think?) rugby a bit of a scandal when players were caught with blood capsules so the team could get a free substitution to bring on a specialist kicker when they needed one. Again, not likely to be a problem in the NFL given that you can already do that.

/oh, and once the French? (or whoever) got caught everyone else stopped doing it too and pretended they never had.
//the blood rule only counts if you get caught. Broke my nose in a B grade game earlier this year, went off for blood (and a clean jersey). Finished the game, then came off the bench for the A grade team. First cleanout and I got a friendly elbow to the nose, from then on I had to hide from the ref every scrum (no way I wanted to miss out on one of my rare A grade games).
///seems it'd take a lot of blood coming out of your helmet before someone noticed?

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2013-10-03 11:20:34 AM
Bloody but unbowed is iconic NFL tough guy imagery.
I will miss it but it's just common sense public health policy to avoid having someone bleeding on other people when it is avoidable.
 
2013-10-03 11:23:05 AM
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Nadie_AZ: This *will* happen. I just know it....
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I would watch it.
Dropped way too many quarters into that machine.
 
2013-10-03 12:01:14 PM
FTA: In this day and age of infectious diseases it makes sense, and that's exactly why all the other sports have gone in that direction...

Honest question! Are there more infectious diseases "in this day and age"*, or do we just know more about them than we did in the past?

*a term that I can't stand, much like "in this economy".
 
2013-10-03 12:23:29 PM
Big deal, I think it's a good rule. I mean, not to be all girly, "ew, gross germs!" it is kind of gross to have someone bleed on you. In the sports league I play in, you are required to get off the field and get patched up if you're bleeding. You'll hear hell from the other players if you don't get off.

I could see it being a terrible rule if the player wasn't allowed to return to the game after getting patched up. We normally play unlimited subs, so it doesn't matter, but even in official games, we're allowed a "blood sub."
 
2013-10-03 01:08:18 PM
AKA the  Clint Malarchuk Rule
 
2013-10-03 01:11:56 PM

dallylamma: AKA the  Clint Malarchuk Rule


The Magic Johnson rule
 
2013-10-03 02:27:10 PM

skrame: FTA: In this day and age of infectious diseases it makes sense, and that's exactly why all the other sports have gone in that direction...

Honest question! Are there more infectious diseases "in this day and age"*, or do we just know more about them than we did in the past?

*a term that I can't stand, much like "in this economy".


Little known fact - there were no infectious diseases before 1490. The Catholic Church invented them and gave Christopher Columbus the task of finding heathens to test them on.
 
2013-10-03 02:51:15 PM
So they're going to be like every single other team sport that involves physical contact? At least it's not basketball where you're Steve Nash and you get your nose broken by someone's head, get called for a foul on it, then the trainers can't stop the bleeding and you miss crunch time of a playoff game. If you get cut in football, you basically have to sit out for one drive at worst (and then you have 10 minutes or so while there are commercials and the other team gets a drive).

/and no individual player is nearly as important as a single star is in an NBA game
 
2013-10-03 03:14:48 PM

IAmRight: So they're going to be like every single other team sport that involves physical contact? At least it's not basketball where you're Steve Nash and you get your nose broken by someone's head, get called for a foul on it, then the trainers can't stop the bleeding and you miss crunch time of a playoff game. If you get cut in football, you basically have to sit out for one drive at worst (and then you have 10 minutes or so while there are commercials and the other team gets a drive).

/and no individual player is nearly as important as a single star is in an NBA game


That game was the first thing I watched on a big screen HD TV. We almost sent it back.
 
2013-10-03 04:20:45 PM
I thought they already did after Jon Ritchie's shtick.
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2013-10-03 04:25:53 PM
i know where NFL players have been and what they might be carrying and I would try to avoid at all costs another player's blood getting all over me.
 
2013-10-03 08:21:27 PM
I agree this should be a rule. There should also be a rule forbidding whores from bleeding on unsuspecting Johns several times a month. Just sayin,,, why do professional athlete's get more protection then the ordinary Joe? Some farking linebacker gets blood on his glove, and it's all OMG!!! But,,, some poor blue collar dude gets his dick caked with clot by the dumpster,,, and farkin crickets? This countries going down by the bow.
 
2013-10-03 11:41:29 PM

skrame: FTA: In this day and age of infectious diseases it makes sense, and that's exactly why all the other sports have gone in that direction...

Honest question! Are there more infectious diseases "in this day and age"*, or do we just know more about them than we did in the past?

*a term that I can't stand, much like "in this economy".


Before the 1800s, there were no 'infectious diseases', because there was no germ theory of disease - people were basically clueless about how diseases spread.  They thought diseases were the result of bad vapors.  If several people in close contact got sick in the same way, it was because they huffed the same magic fumes, not because one had passed on the disease to the rest.  So, there wouldn't be any concept of "he infected them", just "they all inhaled the same miasma".  Plus, descriptions of the sick were so bad that their usefulness for determining a diagnosis ranges somewhere between "fark-all bullshiat" and "wtf am I reading?" 'In this day and age' is basically the only time someone would ever talk about a Patient Zero, or giving a disease to another person.

/Oh, and don't even venture into pre-1900 cookery.  It is a blasted wasteland of vague weights, temperatures, and times.
//'Cook a goodly weight of X, in a fair hot oven, for a sufficient time' is probably the most scientifically accurate directions you will see in a cookbook before the Edwardian Era.
 
TKM
2013-10-04 03:12:43 AM
When astroturf first came out it was capable of removing rust from the Titanic and backed by concrete.

The players bounced higher than the ball and any exposed skin was left on the field.  Teeth, tissue and excess organs were just hosed off into the storm sewers between games.  Lineman would spit on each other to draw somebody offsides and the facemask was there to keep the teeth away from the opponents.

But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'.

Football will be unrecognizable in twenty years.
 
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