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Oh OK, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't colossally misrepresenting the report. Yeah, there are definitely links - many studies have shown connections between dementia and aggression. It'll be interesting to see if there's a specific type of dementia and related behavioral changes that comes from concussions as… Read more
Oh I wasn't drawing any cause/effect between domestic violence and concussions - or correlation either. This report didn't look at that specifically at all. I only mentioned DV because the NFL is getting a lot of attention for it right now and it's burying the fact that we're also watching people destroy their… Read more
Thanks for the link to that study. We were discussing the issues of kids and football in another thread and it's a major concern. I'm sure further studies will look at that because it is cumulative — it's not as though these players are just plunked down into the NFL in their 20s. Read more
That finding is fascinating in an incredibly disturbing way.
I think a lot of people are going to feel that way as more evidence comes out. After all, how can you let your child play a sport that you know may lead to injuries that cause their brains to malfunction at a young age? But, like you, I'm still happy to watch other peoples' kids get slammed around on the field. … Read more
thank you for laying this all out like this. So much focus is placed on cases where there are photos and videos, that I think people forget about the quiet abuse behind closed doors that is still endemic to the culture of the league.
It's truly awful.
I have a lot of insane travel stories - breaks going out while careening down a mountain side, near misses with leopards, almost being arrested for smuggling what they thought was cocaine but was actually a soap stone fish - but I'll just go with one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. It happened in Egypt in… Read more
Only when there's someone more offensive in your sights
I grew up in NYC and went to college in the south and was always startled by the going to hell comments. People who genuinely cared about me, people I considered real friends, would take me out to dinner and say "I'm worried about you. You need to take Jesus into your heart." They mean so well. It's just baffling… Read more
It is. But anti semitism is just not that out in the open in a lot of areas. I've never seen an anti-Jewish protest or swastika in NYC. I never had anyone suggest that being Jewish was anything but AOK so I never had any reason to suspect my community was discriminated against. This said as someone who grew up… Read more