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Should football be prohibited after Damar Hamlin collapsed?   The Pleasure Seeking You: Entertainment & Sports

Started Jan-4 by Showtalk; 2124 views.
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Poll Question From Showtalk

Jan-4

Should football be prohibited after Damar Hamlin collapsed?
  • Yes, it is a dangerous sport0  votes
    0%
  • No, this was a fluke accident1  vote
    5%
  • No, it's very rare and we still don't know what happened8  votes
    40%
  • No, but athletes should have rigorous and regular full health exams8  votes
    40%
  • No, but it should be changed to be a safer sport2  votes
    10%
  • I don't follow football but I hope he's alright0  votes
    0%
  • Other1  vote
    5%
Yes, it is a dangerous sport 
No, this was a fluke accident 
No, it's very rare and we still don't know what happened 
No, but athletes should have rigorous and regular full health exams 
No, but it should be changed to be a safer sport 
I don't follow football but I hope he's alright 
Other 
The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Jan-4

Voted 4, I don’t know if that would help solve the issue though, there usually is a qualifying physical for roster players to pass before they play, even in hockey. I remember one kid who just dropped dead on the ice, bad heart, and this is the NHL, he had to make it from peewee, to Junior, tourney’s, AHL to NHL and he just collapsed, can’t recall his name, Stephane Morin I think it was, not sure.

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From: Showtalk 

Jan-4

Irs so sad. I also agree #4 is probably the best and only option. There is no way they can anticipate what a hit in exactly the wrong spot can cause. In this case, it seems like a very rare and unexpected accident. Thankfully he’s improving a little today.

EdGlaze

From: EdGlaze 

Jan-5

People drop dead for a variety of reasons and a lot of them stem fromour choices regarding diet, smoking, drinking, and drugs.

Most of us make some poor choices in life and we often suffer from them and sometimes don't always survive them, at least long term.

All sports and strenuous activities pose some degree of injury risk or even death but that is no reason to limit such organized athletics or activities.

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Jan-5

EdGlaze said:

People drop dead for a variety of reasons and a lot of them stem fromour choices regarding diet, smoking, drinking, and drugs.

Most athletes are body is a temple kind of people, diet, smoking, and drinking I think are unlikely, drugs are a different story considering the prevalence of performance enhancing drugs, that has been known to cause issues in some athletes.

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From: Showtalk 

Jan-5

I've seen interviews with him and he seemed responsible, although you can't tell much from a few sound bites either.  It's also extremely rare. The last similar event anyone can remember was when an LMU player's heart stopped. 

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From: Showtalk 

Jan-5

True. Although even so, fewer now use drugs than in the past. It's much harder to hide with current testing.

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Jan-5

It's weird though, because with social media we hear about every single incident now, I couldn't tell you without data if incidents are rarer now then they were because in MLB it seemed like every other week last season someone was suspended for PEDs, in the NHL the physical toll the body takes leads to harder drug use, that yes, is more difficult to hide but there's also a culture in the locker room that accepts this is part in parcel of playing, which is why enabling is so dangerous for these athletes, the body can only function like that for so long.

I'm not the biggest fan of football so I can't speak informatively on the subject but knowing the physical toll those guys take, I'm sure similar situations are developing or have been in place and accepted for years already.

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From: Showtalk 

Jan-5

What you said seems logical. By now if he was taking anything, they would have discovered it at the hospital. Either way, when he recovers, his football career is over.  

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