Sunday, September 24, 2017

NFL Protests Caused By Brain Damage


And let's face it, these are guys who haven't cracked a book since 10th grade, and had some geek doing their homework for years before they got into The Big Show.

Link: People's Cube
ROCHESTER, New York – A groundbreaking new study by Mayo Clinic’s leading neurologist, Dr. Terrence Lachance, has shown results indicating a link between brain damage and compulsive unwarranted protesting. This news, in light of recent protests by NFL players, seems to be making sense to a lot of people, while leaving others dumbfounded.

“My study conclusively shows that over time, repeated blows to the head, injuries that could be sustained from playing a sport like football, severely depreciates the logic facilities in the brain,” says Dr. Lachance. “Once I noticed this, I immediately had to reach out to leading behavioral psychologists to further dissect this phenomenon.”

“Now that we understand that these players don’t have the mental capacity to fully understand complex issues, we can see why they might want to protest,” agreed the American Psychological Association’s leading psychologist Dr. Lara Feinstein.

“They (football players) make egregious amounts of money for nothing more than God-given talent and the right physical training," said Dr. Feinstein. "They are then put on a national stage and made to believe they are truly special and important so that they perform better on the field. We now know that while they may be fantastic football players, their ability to comment on socioeconomic politics is severely lacking.”

When asked for a statement, Roger Goodell declined to comment apart from a cease and desist letter we were handed, insisting we not publish this story.
FWIW, People's Cube should be a regular stop for you. The graphics and the stories are absolutely snarkaliciously funny.

Internet comments on a thread on another blog:
The NFL has a rule on this Anthem situation but Goodell will not enforce it....The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league’s game operations manual, according to a league source. It states: 
“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.
“During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses."


jxbdz said...

From the comments section of a recent Zman blog entry:


There’s only a 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taunting other players. Do it twice, and you get ejected.
However, you can taunt the fans, the police who protect you on the field, and the military and veterans around the world all you like.

Anonymous said...

I hope you don't mind me re-posting in your comments something I wrote on FB a bit over a year ago:

If Colin Kaepernick wanted to actually accomplish something for racial equality he could do this:
1. Pick a city with a problem. Newark. Washington DC. Detroit. Chicago. Bed stuy. Someplace where the most common cause of death among young black men is to be killed by other young black men.
2. Recognize that those young black men see three ways of being successful, pro sports, pro rap music, or dealing drugs. The first two are unlikely, only a tiny percentage of people who aspire to them actually make a living from them.
3. Go to the city he chose, open a vocational school. Teach those young men to weld, repair cars, operate heavy equipment, be a carpenter, plumber, Mason, hang drywall, etc etc ad nauseum.
Will they ever make 19 million a year like he does? No. Will they be able to raise a family and not get shot at? Yup.
But he won't do that because that would require him to do something about the problem instead of making a meaningless gesture.
Which may be why he's a backup quarterback.

Mark D