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(Portland Press Herald)   Yeah, but my cousin's friend wasn't wearing a seatbelt and he got thrown clear and survived. So there   (pressherald.com) divider line
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2021-09-27 8:48:52 AM  
From TFA: "It was always safe to play if the skills were taught correctly."

Darryl Stingley sees your survivor bias and frowns.  Injuries happen even if everyone is playing their positions correctly.
 
2021-09-27 9:06:44 AM  
I have (had) a cousin who got into a wreck, wasn't wearing his seatbelt, was thrown clear, and also survived.

As a vegetable.
 
2021-09-27 9:35:09 AM  
all fun an games. .. .
 
2021-09-27 9:37:30 AM  
Maybe we're just too stupid for all contact sports?
 
2021-09-27 10:08:24 AM  

Galileo's Daughter: From TFA: "It was always safe to play if the skills were taught correctly."

Darryl Stingley sees your survivor bias and frowns.  Injuries happen even if everyone is playing their positions correctly.


It's like using a toilet, most of the times you can do that without injuring yourself, but every now and then you sprain a muscle in your neck and you can't turn your head for 2 days.

Or maybe I'm just getting old, I can't remember.
 
2021-09-27 10:24:51 AM  
Why not just wear helmets like they do in Lacrosse?
 
2021-09-27 10:36:41 AM  
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2021-09-27 10:49:27 AM  
Laugh it up, but I grew up with a mom who forbade the wearing of seat belts because of her oppositional-defiant disorder sincere belief that they were dangerous. I can't tell you how satisfying it was the first time she had to ride in my car, as we sat quietly in the driveway waiting for her to click her seatbelt.
 
2021-09-27 10:52:11 AM  
there has to be a better way of asking this but I can't think of one....

Do the balls go high enough to hit them in the face?
 
2021-09-27 10:52:42 AM  
"In a later scrimmage, two players collided. The opposing player's goggles rammed into the Winslow player's head, causing her to have a concussion, according to Bourgoin."

So is the theory here that if this girl collided with another girl's face and NOT her goggles she wouldn't have had a concussion?

Because I'm not sure the goggles were the problem. Seems more like a "two heads slamming together" problem.
 
2021-09-27 11:59:37 AM  
FTFA: "I feel it's a barricade to seeing where the ball is."
Y'know what's a barricade to seeing where the ball is, having your eye smashed in by an errant stick or ball.

Iowan73: "In a later scrimmage, two players collided. The opposing player's goggles rammed into the Winslow player's head, causing her to have a concussion, according to Bourgoin."

So is the theory here that if this girl collided with another girl's face and NOT her goggles she wouldn't have had a concussion?

Because I'm not sure the goggles were the problem. Seems more like a "two heads slamming together" problem.


The article says there are some who say the goggles cut down on peripheral vision, making collisions more likely. Also, I guess if the other player wasn't wearing goggles, they both would've had concussions, and that'd be fairer than only one player getting a concussion.
 
2021-09-27 12:15:41 PM  

RminusQ: FTFA: "I feel it's a barricade to seeing where the ball is."
Y'know what's a barricade to seeing where the ball is, having your eye smashed in by an errant stick or ball.

Iowan73: "In a later scrimmage, two players collided. The opposing player's goggles rammed into the Winslow player's head, causing her to have a concussion, according to Bourgoin."

So is the theory here that if this girl collided with another girl's face and NOT her goggles she wouldn't have had a concussion?

Because I'm not sure the goggles were the problem. Seems more like a "two heads slamming together" problem.

The article says there are some who say the goggles cut down on peripheral vision, making collisions more likely. Also, I guess if the other player wasn't wearing goggles, they both would've had concussions, and that'd be fairer than only one player getting a concussion.


On top of that the goggles probably concentrated the force in specific areas too, which would definitely lead to more concussions.

I am of the opinión helmets are probably in order if goggles or a face shield are worth wearing. There's a reason why college lacrosse and hockey require full cages or plastic shielding
 
2021-09-27 12:31:56 PM  

macadamnut: Laugh it up, but I grew up with a mom who forbade the wearing of seat belts because of her oppositional-defiant disorder sincere belief that they were dangerous. I can't tell you how satisfying it was the first time she had to ride in my car, as we sat quietly in the driveway waiting for her to click her seatbelt.


Sure, it is safer to ride in a car without a seatbelt.  But the safest of all is to ride a motorcycle without a helmet: you always get thrown clear, and you can see and hear all around you.  And you don't have to go headfirst though the windshield to get thrown clear.
 
2021-09-27 2:02:23 PM  
I feel like "amateur" level sports, like high school or college, should take whatever measures are needed to protect the players, but pro sports... barring specific contract concerns, should give players far more latitude.

It is, after all, about providing the masses with their "circus" - I don't have a problem with the pros able to roid it up, have cybernetic appliances affixed to their bodies and all of that. Of course, they have to sign a waiver that they refuse any sort of pension/settlement if their chosen enhancements cause them damage that renders then unable to play.

I do find myself becoming less interested in sports as time goes on... before the becoming pros, athletes are prone to injuring themselves with little or no likelihood of turning pro and making substantial money, and as for the pros... even then, it's a moonshot to make it to retirement with enough money to overcome the poor quality of life that follows.
 
2021-09-27 3:36:32 PM  

Iowan73: "In a later scrimmage, two players collided. The opposing player's goggles rammed into the Winslow player's head, causing her to have a concussion, according to Bourgoin."

So is the theory here that if this girl collided with another girl's face and NOT her goggles she wouldn't have had a concussion?

Because I'm not sure the goggles were the problem. Seems more like a "two heads slamming together" problem.


Came here to comment on that line, it's beyond silly.
 
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