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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Pro Football Talk, Jul 8, 2014.
That's because they don't make enough money to retire. They work until they pretty much die lol.
True... if they worked for a multi - billion dollar company, they might.
Right or wrong.
They're paid quite heavily. Due to the dangers of the job.
Same with coal miners. Very good paying jobs... just because of the risks.
I mean after they retire. The company isn't huge like the NFL. It can afford to pay its retirees and the former players know this.
The fishing or mining companies aren't at that level. Otherwise, I bet you'd have former employees going after money.
If you make millions and don't invest enough to set your family up for a couple generations regardless of your brain damage then that is on you.
Not arguing that... just stating why a person would go after a company - the money is there.
Cry me a river, Frankie..
Who would have ever thought that getting your head banged in by 260 lb men would hurt your brain?
That is the risk of the sport.. compensated well for playing. If he's got a problem, he should petition the government to outlaw football. That's the only way to stop concussions in a sport like this.
The sport is to blame. You cannot make enough padding or safety to stop it, unless they all wear sumo suits. if/when I have a son, I don't think I'll have him play football, unless he really shows an interest in it.
I remember getting my bell rung a few times in high school.. coaches laughed all of them off. I never got a concussion, to my knowledge.. but I wouldn't put my kid in a sport that encourages concussions. I am 100 percent glad that I turned down the opportunity to play DII or DIII college football. I would be in the same spot I'm in now.. with more injuries.. maybe brain injuries.
Sure, contact and concussions happen in hockey, baseball, basketball, etc.. But in football, extreme contact happens almost every second of play. There is no avoiding the issue.
I don't want my kid to be stammering around at age 50 with Parkinson's-like symptoms.. I'd rather them make 30K a year, and be happy and healthy. Football isn't worth it.
I'll pay to watch these big lugs risk life and limb for a dollar. 100 percent glad I didn't do it for free in college.
Or get rid of pads and helmets. No way anybody launches then.
The source has spoken.
Must be fact.
Last year the NFL brought in a little over 9 Billion in revenue-the US coal industry brought in 300 Billion. All the professional sports franchises combined make up 1 tenth of one percent of the overall monies in the US. Believe me, mining companies have had their asses sued off and the Unions have been well compensated for early abuses.