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(Pro Football Talk)   Greg Olsen: We need a lot more info on concussions. Goodell: How about instead we fine Harrison for $1M, suspend Brady indefinitely, give the Cowboys a few more first rounders, and force the Redacteds to move to Jacksonville   ( profootballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line
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2017-08-11 11:43:22 AM  
"Olsen noted on PFT Live that studies showing CTE in the overwhelming majority of deceased NFL players."

And this is why I hate journalism when it comes to science*. That statement is false. Studies showed that the overwhleming majority of NFL players who suspected they had CTE due to symptoms where shown to have been correct in their self diagnosis.

This is like saying "the majority of people have pneumonia" when you mean "the majority of people who report to the ER with pneumonia-like symptoms have pneumonia."

Greg Olsen seems like he's got a good grasp of the situation. Good for him.


*this is distinct from science journalism, which does an okay job
 
2017-08-11 04:00:43 PM  
Just stand for the anthem and smile, Greg; this rabbit hole goes deeper than it seems. Before you know it you'll have asked one question too many and next thing you know, Cortland Finnegan shows up at your door at 2:30 AM with a silenced pistol and a bottle of bleach.
 
2017-08-11 04:16:14 PM  
I'm down with suspending Brady indefinitely.
 
2017-08-11 04:20:40 PM  
*Saints freeze against the wall, hoping if they stay still the bear will go away*
 
2017-08-11 05:39:28 PM  
Concussions are bad.

How many millions does the NFL owe me now?
 
2017-08-11 06:14:15 PM  

nmrsnr: "Olsen noted on PFT Live that studies showing CTE in the overwhelming majority of deceased NFL players."

And this is why I hate journalism when it comes to science*. That statement is false. Studies showed that the overwhleming majority of NFL players who suspected they had CTE due to symptoms where shown to have been correct in their self diagnosis.

This is like saying "the majority of people have pneumonia" when you mean "the majority of people who report to the ER with pneumonia-like symptoms have pneumonia."

Greg Olsen seems like he's got a good grasp of the situation. Good for him.


*this is distinct from science journalism, which does an okay job


I'm sure the cigarette industry tried this defense as well.
 
2017-08-11 07:20:25 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: I'm down with suspending Brady indefinitely.


Location: northeast Georgia

Still upset about 28-3 are we?
 
2017-08-11 08:14:22 PM  

robsul82: *Saints freeze against the wall, hoping if they stay still the bear will go away*


Too late, Sean just called me and asked if he could stay on the couch for the next 6 months :(.
 
2017-08-11 08:39:20 PM  

nmrsnr: "Olsen noted on PFT Live that studies showing CTE in the overwhelming majority of deceased NFL players."

And this is why I hate journalism when it comes to science*. That statement is false. Studies showed that the overwhleming majority of NFL players who suspected they had CTE due to symptoms where shown to have been correct in their self diagnosis.

This is like saying "the majority of people have pneumonia" when you mean "the majority of people who report to the ER with pneumonia-like symptoms have pneumonia."

Greg Olsen seems like he's got a good grasp of the situation. Good for him.


*this is distinct from science journalism, which does an okay job


how many total deceased former players over the same time period does it take to make 110 a trivial number?
 
2017-08-11 09:31:34 PM  

natural316: Galileo's Daughter: I'm down with suspending Brady indefinitely.

Location: northeast Georgia

Still upset about 28-3 are we?


IIRC GD is a Dolphins fan.

So, y'know, a lot more reason to be OK with it.

/of course, the Dolphins STILL wouldn't win the division, so...
 
2017-08-11 09:35:18 PM  
He distracted Pats fans by sneaking into Gillette and taking a picture with three unsuspecting Pats fans.

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2017-08-11 09:39:14 PM  

jaylectricity: He distracted Pats fans by sneaking into Gillette and taking a picture with three unsuspecting Pats fans.

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Tough guys and threats behind his back, smiles and selfies to his face. Cool!
 
2017-08-11 10:11:31 PM  

Slow To Return: jaylectricity: He distracted Pats fans by sneaking into Gillette and taking a picture with three unsuspecting Pats fans.

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Tough guys and threats behind his back, smiles and selfies to his face. Cool!


It was talked about all day. It's unfair to say that those three guys were making tough guy threats behind his back. And a lot of "tough guy" fans today were saying they'd have punched him in the face.

But human nature is you see a guy like that and you just think, "oh wow, It's Roger Goodell."

The NFL PR guy that took the picture asked if they wanted a picture and he took it with his phone and uploaded it to Twitter within minutes.

It's a PR pre-emptive strike. Now Goodell can say he went to Gillette. He can say he's excited to go to the home opener. And maybe now he can say he got called away and not show up. BUT, at least the story of his first visit to Gillette doesn't have time to build.

Personally, I'd have taken the picture just to have it. Maybe I would have made a mad face and pointed or something. Probably would have asked. Probably would have argued that it would be in their best interest to let us make light of the situation.
 
2017-08-11 10:38:51 PM  

jaylectricity: He distracted Pats fans by sneaking into Gillette and taking a picture with three unsuspecting Pats fans.

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I have a sudden fear he will run for president
 
2017-08-11 11:21:06 PM  

jaylectricity: It's unfair to say that those three guys were making tough guy threats behind his back.


Three young bros decked out like that?  Yea, well, it might be unfair, but it's a pretty safe bet.
 
2017-08-12 12:13:53 AM  

Slow To Return: nmrsnr: "Olsen noted on PFT Live that studies showing CTE in the overwhelming majority of deceased NFL players."

And this is why I hate journalism when it comes to science*. That statement is false. Studies showed that the overwhleming majority of NFL players who suspected they had CTE due to symptoms where shown to have been correct in their self diagnosis.

This is like saying "the majority of people have pneumonia" when you mean "the majority of people who report to the ER with pneumonia-like symptoms have pneumonia."

Greg Olsen seems like he's got a good grasp of the situation. Good for him.


*this is distinct from science journalism, which does an okay job

how many total deceased former players over the same time period does it take to make 110 a trivial number?


It is scary. Someone did the research and even if those 110 were the only ones that had CTE, which is by no means true just the lowest possible estimate, I think it was an 8-9% risk? Even the lowest possible estimate is too high to risk it.
 
2017-08-12 12:46:11 AM  

Bootysama: Slow To Return: nmrsnr: "Olsen noted on PFT Live that studies showing CTE in the overwhelming majority of deceased NFL players."

And this is why I hate journalism when it comes to science*. That statement is false. Studies showed that the overwhleming majority of NFL players who suspected they had CTE due to symptoms where shown to have been correct in their self diagnosis.

This is like saying "the majority of people have pneumonia" when you mean "the majority of people who report to the ER with pneumonia-like symptoms have pneumonia."

Greg Olsen seems like he's got a good grasp of the situation. Good for him.


*this is distinct from science journalism, which does an okay job

how many total deceased former players over the same time period does it take to make 110 a trivial number?

It is scary. Someone did the research and even if those 110 were the only ones that had CTE, which is by no means true just the lowest possible estimate, I think it was an 8-9% risk? Even the lowest possible estimate is too high to risk it.


That's been my point all along. People get too caught up in percentages, they fail to realize that 110 is an awfully large number, especially considering that the total number of possible candidates isn't that large.

So, yea, what percentage would be a large enough percentage to scare you away?


Of course the bigger question that I don't  Junk has been answered yet is, what percentage of The general population shows similar signs and levels of CTE at death?

Still though, 110 people saying, "there is something wrong with my brain," and being correct, is quite scary.
 
2017-08-12 01:07:25 AM  

AdamK: nmrsnr: "Olsen noted on PFT Live that studies showing CTE in the overwhelming majority of deceased NFL players."

And this is why I hate journalism when it comes to science*. That statement is false. Studies showed that the overwhleming majority of NFL players who suspected they had CTE due to symptoms where shown to have been correct in their self diagnosis.

This is like saying "the majority of people have pneumonia" when you mean "the majority of people who report to the ER with pneumonia-like symptoms have pneumonia."

Greg Olsen seems like he's got a good grasp of the situation. Good for him.


*this is distinct from science journalism, which does an okay job

I'm sure the cigarette industry tried this defense as well.


I'm sure they did, but I don't think this is an attempted defense. Rather a complaint about journalist who don't understand science omitting dimporrant etails to sensationalize there stories.
 
2017-08-12 02:53:53 AM  
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HAHA...no, biatches.  Stop putting shiatty auto-play vids in the article.  I didn't go to public school.  I know how to read.
 
2017-08-12 10:31:17 AM  

Slow To Return: jaylectricity: It's unfair to say that those three guys were making tough guy threats behind his back.

Three young bros decked out like that?  Yea, well, it might be unfair, but it's a pretty safe bet.


One of them was on the radio.  He sounded like a nerd.
 
2017-08-12 12:19:02 PM  

natural316: Galileo's Daughter: I'm down with suspending Brady indefinitely.

Location: northeast Georgia

Still upset about 28-3 are we?


Nope.  Dolphins fan.
 
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