This is a discussion on should football be banned at the HS level? within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; alright, new issue to bat around. well, not necessarily new with regards to dangers of football, but just something to ...
alright, new issue to bat around. well, not necessarily new with regards to dangers of football, but just something to get thoughts on . . .
Is football too dangerous for schools to continue to maintain teams? | Get Schooled
Ya, recruit the pee-wee leagues, hold their signed LOI for 13 years until they become of college age and eligibility.
We oughta be able to find us a future NT...
In the past GT football has often been JUST GOOD ENOUGH TO BREAK YOUR HEART!
I believe we are on the way to getting where we all want to be - Win Championships, and be more competitive with UGa and Bowl Games.
QB's looking up, WR's coming along(?), Welcome CTR, CMP and new AD, We have some good recruiters with a good class coming, Stamps back to ST's, all 3 phases should be better this year than last. We have team speed to match anyone we play.
What's not to like?
I found this line interesting:
Very true. I wonder how far we've really come from the blood lust of the Roman colluseum and gladiatorial combat.But it (football) is still a game whose appeal lies in its violent nature.
DCS: "I'll give Helluva the nod on this one."
11 out of 12. When will this stop?
Bobby Godd never, not once, ever blamed his boys for a loss. It was always on his shoulders, and his shoulders alone. That is greatness. This is not. --YukonWreck
Today's society is not a Flexbone society. --HelluvaMgtMajor
GT uniform critic.
Certainly this is a board and everyone is entitled to their opinion. It is just that mine is right and yours is wrong. --91Wreck
Check out this story at Grantland:
CTE, the concussion crisis, and an economic look at the end of football - Grantland
They're not the only ones that think concussions and long term health issues may one day be the downfall and possible end of football (on all levels). Troy Aikman was recently interviewed about it, and he said the same thing:
Death of football? That's crazy, until you start thinking about it - NFL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
In sports, "being aggressive" is one of the coaching philosophies. No matter what the sport, you want to physically impose your will on the other guy to send a message. Football was almost banned at one time because of all the injuries and some deaths to some of the players across the nation. Everyone that plays football knows it's a dangerous sport, that's why they make you sign waivers and make sure you have insurance before you play. The risks associated with football has never changed...but the emphasis in improving safety has. You'll start seeing the football equipment business go through a revolution soon just like it did when football was almost banned decades ago to answer the injury concerns.