Re: Another Hockey Fight, another wussy ending
posted at 12/9/2011 8:36 AM EST
In Response to Re: Another Hockey Fight, another wussy ending
[QUOTE]DrCC, Fehr just said the thing that most closely resembles a compassionate response. If I am a member of Derek Boogaard's family reading Bettman's response, I'm incensed by its' cold calculation, its' abdication of any responsibility, by its lack of regard for the young man's life. But hey, maybe that's just me. islamorada, you make fighting sound like it's something that just happens to somebody - like you're walking in NYC and a piano falls on you. I'll say it again; sure all those things you mention have inherent risks and could, when more brains are deidicated to science, show CTE for various reasons. All I've ever said here is, take any of those activities - extreme mountian climbing, heading a soccer ball, walking in NYC and THEN add 200, 300 fist fights. Fist fighting added to ANY activity, immediately makes that activity more dangerous in the short and long term. The threat of fist fighting does not deter the fist fighting, nor create less inherent danger in the activity overall. But I would ask, islamorad, If fighting is not a problem - and can't be successfully proven so, can't be scientifically linked with CTE, why limit it? PS... Cue dezaruchi...masterdebater, thanks for your constant analysis of...well..me. you're really helping me through this - helping to make me, not just a better blogger, but a better person. Here's another stupid movie reference; "You had me at, "Go f*#k yourself!".
Posted by gord11[/QUOTE]
gord...you refuse to make any mention of the fact that legal checks and normal everyday hockey plays are responsible for more concussions than fighting. is the problem fighting or concussions? should there be no-contact hockey? you can rid the game of fighting and concussions will still happen, undoubtedly. it's inherent to the physical nature of the game. what does 200-300 hard checks into the boards do to your brain? brother... waking up everyday is dangerous. life is dangerous. the fact that you believe everyone should live in a bubble, avoid all risky behavior, and try to live as long as possible is YOUR VIEW ON LIFE. i bet you're not much of a risk taker. some people are, and they enjoy laying it on the line. just as some people are happy to work in a cubicle 40 hrs a week. what they are doing is not illegal, no innocent people are being hurt, and it's done willingly. dude i've had at least five good knocks to my noggin, should i immediately stop doing whatever it was that caused those incidents? never wrestle again, never go outside and play with my friends, never have too much to drink(ok you may have a point here), never do gymnastics, never drive a car? i've chosen to do all those things, and will keep doing them, because that's what i enjoy to do. i've hurt no one else in the process. the thing is i don't try to paint a rosy picture of life, 2.3 kids, picket fence, live to be 90, 35 grandchildren, one marriage, retire in florida. the reality of life is OK WITH ME. not everything works out the way you hope it would, and i don't need to be "protected from the real world". that is for children...you know the ones who still believe in santa clause.