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(ESPN)   Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll thinks the NFL should get high on the idea of medicinal marijuana for its players   (espn.go.com) divider line 42
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2014-01-27 08:37:27 PM
if pro athletes were high, i might watch a game.
 
2014-01-27 08:43:06 PM
And now everyone, the moment you've been waiting for, the man of the hour, Hawaii's favorite son, Don Ho!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS1vBb4AAZQ
 
2014-01-27 08:46:35 PM
Removing marijuana from the league's banned substance list likely would be difficult because the federal government and interstate commerce laws still consider it illegal and prohibit it from being transported across state lines.
Erm...no? You just remove it from the list. See how easy that was? The federal government isn't going to fark with the NFL for something so piddly and everyone knows it.
 
2014-01-27 08:51:07 PM
That's a bold move seeing as the league has already stated they will revisit it after looking at medical advantages in relation to head injuries.
 
2014-01-27 08:53:46 PM

VTGremlin: Removing marijuana from the league's banned substance list likely would be difficult because the federal government and interstate commerce laws still consider it illegal and prohibit it from being transported across state lines.
Erm...no? You just remove it from the list. See how easy that was? The federal government isn't going to fark with the NFL for something so piddly and everyone knows it.


Its not that simple, they don't want to piss off the people who allow their monopoly to continue.
 
2014-01-27 08:57:43 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: And now everyone, the moment you've been waiting for, the man of the hour, Hawaii's favorite son, Don Ho!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS1vBb4AAZQ


Full of win!
_________________________

Maybe they can modify one these and have blow ganj one the guys in between plays.
www.breathepureair.com
 
2014-01-27 09:02:04 PM
"Okay, team.  Huddle up.  I just wanted you to know that the other team's quarterback totally bogarts the joint, man."
 
2014-01-27 09:04:04 PM

steamingpile: VTGremlin: Removing marijuana from the league's banned substance list likely would be difficult because the federal government and interstate commerce laws still consider it illegal and prohibit it from being transported across state lines.
Erm...no? You just remove it from the list. See how easy that was? The federal government isn't going to fark with the NFL for something so piddly and everyone knows it.

Its not that simple, they don't want to piss off the people who allow their monopoly to continue.


Exactly.

As a former pothead, (for reasons due to employment) the total "screw you" mentality angers me.

I used to smoke a joint when I got home from work doing heavy physical activity and I woke up fine with no issues. Now I have to medicate myself with vodka, and deal with the repercussions of a shiaty hangover the next morning.

Now after an alcohol-induced hangover, I feel like I got hit by an 18-wheeler instead of feeling like I got a good nights sleep.

Awesome indeed.
 
2014-01-27 09:15:05 PM

Primitive Screwhead: AverageAmericanGuy: And now everyone, the moment you've been waiting for, the man of the hour, Hawaii's favorite son, Don Ho!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS1vBb4AAZQ

Full of win!
_________________________

Maybe they can modify one these and have blow ganj one the guys in between plays.


That would...actually be kind of awesome.

My prediction is the NFL takes it off the banned list before any other sport. They have what is known as "Fark you" power, and once enough states legalize it, it will semi-quietly be removed from the banned list with a statement saying they discourage the players from using but blah blah blah it's off the list.
 
2014-01-27 09:19:20 PM
They don't call them the THChawks for nothin'
 
2014-01-27 09:22:46 PM
If Darth Bronie came out in favor of pot that would probably be enough to get the buckle of the bible belt to legalize it.
 
2014-01-27 09:23:57 PM
If you need it for medicinal purposes go to a real doctor and get a prescription for the pills.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/259482.php
 
2014-01-27 09:27:52 PM
Given the number of NFL players that self-medicate, this doesn't sound like a bad idea. A high-stress profession that tends to give you a lot of chronic pain, and also requires you to eat a lot to maintain your weight? It's like pot was invented for NFL players.
 
2014-01-27 09:29:54 PM

fatalvenom: steamingpile: VTGremlin: Removing marijuana from the league's banned substance list likely would be difficult because the federal government and interstate commerce laws still consider it illegal and prohibit it from being transported across state lines.
Erm...no? You just remove it from the list. See how easy that was? The federal government isn't going to fark with the NFL for something so piddly and everyone knows it.

Its not that simple, they don't want to piss off the people who allow their monopoly to continue.

Exactly.

As a former pothead, (for reasons due to employment) the total "screw you" mentality angers me.

I used to smoke a joint when I got home from work doing heavy physical activity and I woke up fine with no issues. Now I have to medicate myself with vodka, and deal with the repercussions of a shiaty hangover the next morning.

Now after an alcohol-induced hangover, I feel like I got hit by an 18-wheeler instead of feeling like I got a good nights sleep.

Awesome indeed.


You know, alcohol actually impedes muscle recovery
 
2014-01-27 09:32:09 PM
The only change is it would reduce the number of players who are needlessly arrested and fined.
 
2014-01-27 09:44:05 PM
I have a friend that plays pro football, and they already medicate.

/better than the crap ton of painkillers I've seen him take.
 
2014-01-27 09:56:56 PM
Based on his team's history, i think there's more than a little self-interest in Pete's comments.
 
2014-01-27 10:00:11 PM

machoprogrammer: fatalvenom: steamingpile: VTGremlin: Removing marijuana from the league's banned substance list likely would be difficult because the federal government and interstate commerce laws still consider it illegal and prohibit it from being transported across state lines.
Erm...no? You just remove it from the list. See how easy that was? The federal government isn't going to fark with the NFL for something so piddly and everyone knows it.

Its not that simple, they don't want to piss off the people who allow their monopoly to continue.

Exactly.

As a former pothead, (for reasons due to employment) the total "screw you" mentality angers me.

I used to smoke a joint when I got home from work doing heavy physical activity and I woke up fine with no issues. Now I have to medicate myself with vodka, and deal with the repercussions of a shiaty hangover the next morning.

Now after an alcohol-induced hangover, I feel like I got hit by an 18-wheeler instead of feeling like I got a good nights sleep.

Awesome indeed.

You know, alcohol actually impedes muscle recovery


I'm well aware of that fact. I'm also aware of the fact that prescription drug abuse is far and beyond in killing people than coke and heroin ODs combined.

But let's not let that get in the way of an actual debate.
 
2014-01-27 10:17:46 PM

fatalvenom: steamingpile: VTGremlin: Removing marijuana from the league's banned substance list likely would be difficult because the federal government and interstate commerce laws still consider it illegal and prohibit it from being transported across state lines.
Erm...no? You just remove it from the list. See how easy that was? The federal government isn't going to fark with the NFL for something so piddly and everyone knows it.

Its not that simple, they don't want to piss off the people who allow their monopoly to continue.

Exactly.

As a former pothead, (for reasons due to employment) the total "screw you" mentality angers me.

I used to smoke a joint when I got home from work doing heavy physical activity and I woke up fine with no issues. Now I have to medicate myself with vodka, and deal with the repercussions of a shiaty hangover the next morning.

Now after an alcohol-induced hangover, I feel like I got hit by an 18-wheeler instead of feeling like I got a good nights sleep.

Awesome indeed.


lol
 
2014-01-27 10:29:40 PM
Of course Pete Carroll of all people would approve the use of PEDs in the NFL
 
2014-01-27 10:32:16 PM

Summoner101: Of course Pete Carroll of all people would approve the use of PEDs in the NFL


Pot's not a football PED, it's a bass guitar/hackey sack PED. Maybe frisbee golf.
 
2014-01-27 10:52:13 PM

Trocadero: Summoner101: Of course Pete Carroll of all people would approve the use of PEDs in the NFL

Pot's not a football PED, it's a bass guitar/hackey sack PED. Maybe frisbee golf.


As a bass guitarist, I must say that I'm deeply offended by - aw, fark it. When you're right, you're right.
 
2014-01-27 10:57:27 PM

Bane of Broone: fatalvenom: steamingpile: VTGremlin: Removing marijuana from the league's banned substance list likely would be difficult because the federal government and interstate commerce laws still consider it illegal and prohibit it from being transported across state lines.
Erm...no? You just remove it from the list. See how easy that was? The federal government isn't going to fark with the NFL for something so piddly and everyone knows it.

Its not that simple, they don't want to piss off the people who allow their monopoly to continue.

Exactly.

As a former pothead, (for reasons due to employment) the total "screw you" mentality angers me.

I used to smoke a joint when I got home from work doing heavy physical activity and I woke up fine with no issues. Now I have to medicate myself with vodka, and deal with the repercussions of a shiaty hangover the next morning.

Now after an alcohol-induced hangover, I feel like I got hit by an 18-wheeler instead of feeling like I got a good nights sleep.

Awesome indeed.

lol


?
 
2014-01-27 11:08:20 PM

Trocadero: Summoner101: Of course Pete Carroll of all people would approve the use of PEDs in the NFL

Pot's not a football PED, it's a bass guitar/hackey sack PED. Maybe frisbee golf.


Hey man, everyone is different.  I can't play guitar for shiat when I'm high.

/ not that I'm all that great to begin with
 
2014-01-27 11:13:45 PM

Trocadero: Summoner101: Of course Pete Carroll of all people would approve the use of PEDs in the NFL

Pot's not a football PED, it's a bass guitar/hackey sack PED. Maybe frisbee golf.


I was being sarcastic considering the PEDHawks moniker was strengthened in some people's eyes by two players that smoked pot.
 
2014-01-27 11:29:19 PM
I for one welcome our bowl packing football overlords.

media.komonews.com
 
2014-01-27 11:30:52 PM

Summoner101: Trocadero: Summoner101: Of course Pete Carroll of all people would approve the use of PEDs in the NFL

Pot's not a football PED, it's a bass guitar/hackey sack PED. Maybe frisbee golf.

I was being sarcastic considering the PEDHawks moniker was strengthened in some people's eyes by two players that smoked pot.


Two? Browner and who else?
 
2014-01-27 11:37:11 PM
Guys guys sorry, don't care about what Pete Carroll said, but Colbert just called it the Superb Owl in an effort to avoid calling it the Super Bowl.

I'm just gonna go ahead & assume he stole that from us.
 
2014-01-27 11:38:15 PM

BMulligan: Summoner101: Trocadero: Summoner101: Of course Pete Carroll of all people would approve the use of PEDs in the NFL

Pot's not a football PED, it's a bass guitar/hackey sack PED. Maybe frisbee golf.

I was being sarcastic considering the PEDHawks moniker was strengthened in some people's eyes by two players that smoked pot.

Two? Browner and who else?


Thurmond.
 
2014-01-27 11:39:22 PM
The fewer things that are on the banned list the more Seahawks Carrol is likely to be able field on any given Sunday.
 
2014-01-28 12:04:35 AM
I can see the logic in banning substances that give players an unfair edge, but marijuana isn't one of those substances.  It may help players relax after hard practices or games, but it's not going to help them build muscle mass or improve focus beyond what anyone can do without it, so it doesn't tip the balance.

Plus, the pot ban has already cost Ricky Williams a very promising career, he could have been one of he greats.
 
2014-01-28 12:45:58 AM

mikaloyd: The fewer things that are on the banned list the more Seahawks Carrol is likely to be able field on any given Sunday.


This.

Also, pot doesn't need to be banned because using it negatively affects your performance. Anyone stoned for games will be self-selected out of the talent pool.

/not anti-pot, but these are athletes who rely on their minds and bodies performing at peak level, and since they aren't writing poems or making mix tapes, pot isn't going to get them to peak level.
 
2014-01-28 01:48:17 AM

Di Atribe: Guys guys sorry, don't care about what Pete Carroll said, but Colbert just called it the Superb Owl in an effort to avoid calling it the Super Bowl.

I'm just gonna go ahead & assume he stole that from us.


I'm going to do one step farther and just assume Colbert is a farker.
 
2014-01-28 01:55:34 AM

harleyquinnical: Di Atribe: Guys guys sorry, don't care about what Pete Carroll said, but Colbert just called it the Superb Owl in an effort to avoid calling it the Super Bowl.

I'm just gonna go ahead & assume he stole that from us.

I'm going to do one step farther and just assume Colbert is a farker.


Harley is Colbert! Colbert is Harley! Inception!
 
2014-01-28 02:34:08 AM

mikaloyd: Harley is Colbert! Colbert is Harley! Inception!


Um...no.  And now, I have scenes from Ace Ventura playing in my head.  If you sought to ruin what remained of the evening before my birthday, MISSION A-FARKING-COMPLISHED!

/I swear I'm more sane than Sean Young.
 
2014-01-28 02:42:18 AM

harleyquinnical: mikaloyd: Harley is Colbert! Colbert is Harley! Inception!

Um...no.  And now, I have scenes from Ace Ventura playing in my head.  If you sought to ruin what remained of the evening before my birthday, MISSION A-FARKING-COMPLISHED!

/I swear I'm more sane than Sean Young.


Happy be-earlied burpday Harley. May you never look as old as you feel.
 
2014-01-28 02:50:37 AM

mikaloyd: Happy be-earlied burpday Harley. May you never look as old as you feel.


Thank you.

As much as I enjoy satire, I could not write what Colbert puts out on the show, especially with the vilification of Sherman.  I get the feeling Carroll's answers regarding pot will be displayed in front of the country until the Union of the State address tomorrow night.
 
2014-01-28 04:07:56 AM

ArmednHammered: If you need it for medicinal purposes go to a real doctor and get a prescription for the pills.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/259482.php


Marinol isn't anything like actual marijuana, it only has one of the active chemicals and few of the beneficial side effects of actual pot.
 
2014-01-28 09:45:54 AM

devlin carnate: Based on his team's history, i think there's more than a little self-interest in Pete's comments.


And his team before this.
 
2014-01-28 10:38:56 AM
In Slow Getting Up, Nate Jackson talks about the culture of pot in the NFL for a few pages.  He says most players use it as a medicine rather than something to be enjoyed, and they sorely miss it when the drug testing window opens.  He has a good point: players are routinely asked to sign releases for stupid amounts of painkillers that increase the risk of organ failure, stroke, and death.

Why not marijuana?
 
2014-01-28 11:19:09 AM
This will only happen if the NFL is willing to give up viagara commercials.  Big Pharma won't like this move at all.
 
2014-01-28 12:06:45 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: In Slow Getting Up, Nate Jackson talks about the culture of pot in the NFL for a few pages.  He says most players use it as a medicine rather than something to be enjoyed, and they sorely miss it when the drug testing window opens.  He has a good point: players are routinely asked to sign releases for stupid amounts of painkillers that increase the risk of organ failure, stroke, and death.

Why not marijuana?


Because the owners of the means of production that run NFL franchises are mostly old fashioned hyper-conservative white guys. In other words they are the same kind of people that enacted this absurd prohibition in the first place.

/it's a plant. ingesting its flowers is fun. Of course they don't want us to have it.
 
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