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sports/world records

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Aspergers_Aspie, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Aspergers_Aspie

    Aspergers_Aspie Well-Known Member

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    The two are unrelated. Different physics are involved. Breaking sticks,...or bricks with your head,...is a different type of impact. We've seen these people do this for our entertainment. Martial artists have specific training on these techniques in order to perform these feats correctly,...while minimizing self-injury. American football is quite different. It is the type of trauma that causes the brain to be impacted and damaged directly. There is nothing controlled about these hits between one player and another. I can remember being a teenager playing football and repeatedly getting my "bell rung" throughout the season. Some kids getting hit so hard there would be asymmetrical pupil dilation, or being knocked unconscious, or being out for several weeks with cracked skulls. Now, imagine a kid playing in high school, then at the university, then making it to the professional ranks,...all the while, getting hit, and hit, and hit again through the years. Most people cannot imagine the genetic physical gifts of an elite athlete,...until you have to compete against one of these people,...and I have. Now,...at the professional level,...these people are all elite athletes,...faster, stronger, more agile, etc....and beating each other up on a field for our entertainment. It doesn't take a physician to understand the long-term affects of all of this. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/...-and-psychiatric-symptoms-in-football-players
     
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    Unfortunently heading is an important part of football game and to be a professional footballer you need to take risk of brain injuries.
     
  4. Aspergers_Aspie

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    Before lockdown the charity for aspies I attended used to run groups soccer or football was one of them, when it hopefully returns, I feel I should warn the staff
     
  5. Dadamen

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    Maybe soccer players should wear helmets just as american football players.