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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Flag Football!!!!!

Ok, we are now 5 weeks into football.

Like most years, there were some rule changes made.  These were very well-intended rule changes hoping to curb the rash of injuries and concussions that have plagued the game for many years.  In theory, this is a wonderful thing, except for one point.

Football is a violent game.  The challenge of the game is whether you can traverse the field before you are forced to the ground.  It has been shown for many years that playing tentatively causes people to get hurt, must like grandpa sunday driving in the left lane causes accidents.

These rules have got to go.  The calls are disrupting the game and changing the  outcomes of games.

Further, if you force defenders to start second guessing themselves, you are going to see more injuries than you were trying to prevent.
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