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Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« on: January 19, 2014, 11:14:19 AM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/195895-obama-danger-of-concussions-in-nfl-no-longer-a-secret

January 19, 2014, 10:10 am
Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'

By Justin Sink

President Obama said that he believed NFL players “know what they’re doing” and understood the impact that concussions could have on their long-term health in an interview with The New Yorker published on Sunday, adding that he would not let his son play pro football.

“At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor,” Obama said. “These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know?”

In August, the NFL agreed to a $765 million settlement in a lawsuit brought against the league by former players. The league did not admit any liability or that brain injuries were the result of playing football, but the money will be split among former players and medical researchers. A federal judge has not yet approved the deal.

Existing research has shown that repeated concussions can be associated with memory loss and behavioral changes. They’re also linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative brain disease.

The president made the comments while speaking aboard Air Force One with David Remnick, the magazine’s editor and a former sportswriter for The Washington Post.

Obama said that while the risks were understood, if he had a son, he would not allow him to play professional football.

“I would not let my son play pro football,” he said. “But, I mean, you wrote a lot about boxing, right? We’re sort of in the same realm.”

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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 11:14:51 AM »
GRRRRRRRR!...now Rush will spend an hour talking about this tomorrow

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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 11:22:41 AM »
Trayvon can't play anything right now.    :whistle:
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 11:24:50 AM »
Since he already said if he had a son he would look like Trayvon Martin, there would be no way the NFL would accept such a slacker so no problem....I doubt either Trayvon or Obammy would pass an NFL piss test anyway, even if they studied for it......


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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 12:07:22 PM »
We've seen pictures of Obama riding a bike and it is more than obvious he's a wimp *ss so wouldn't expect him to want a son to play football.  He probably would prefer his son to be more like Reggie Love, if he didn't have the kid aborted.
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 12:20:15 PM »
Obama's son would be a cheerleader.

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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 02:15:08 PM »
His son is too busy playing the knockout game to worry about the gridiron.
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 02:19:08 PM »
How many sons does he have?  His other son died of lead poisoning.
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 02:24:30 PM »
Here's the whole sycophantic article in the New Yorker from whence this quote about football came.
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 02:40:30 PM »
I totally agree with Obama.

No son of mine would play pro football either. He can lose the pads, tape his ears to his skull to stop them being ripped or bitten off, and play Rugby, like a real man.  :whistle:
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 03:09:57 PM »
GRRRRRRRR!...now Rush will spend an hour talking about this tomorrow

Oh, so you're part of Rush's "stick to the issues crowd" are ya?   :laugh:

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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2014, 03:40:01 PM »
If Obama's had a son old enough to play pro football, he would be old enough to make his own decision. 
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 03:52:03 PM »
If his son was built like him and as skinny and uncordinated he would get creamed on the football field... but if he was build like Moose he'd be a linebacker.
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2014, 03:58:33 PM »
If his son was built like him and as skinny and uncordinated he would get creamed on the football field... but if he was build like Moose he'd be a linebacker.

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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2014, 07:01:12 PM »
If his son was built like him and as skinny and uncordinated he would get creamed on the football field... but if he was build like Moose he'd be a linebacker.
Those long arms are good for pass blocking, I understand.
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2014, 07:14:59 PM »
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I'm extremely moved by the loving, caring relationship the President always seems to have with his imaginary son.
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2014, 07:55:05 PM »
You know,  really,  aren't we All Obama's children?

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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2014, 10:19:40 PM »
Of course not.

Why risk your body for a six-figure income when daddy can get him an equally well-paying lobbyist job on K Street? Besides, the lobbyists' careers last longer.
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2014, 10:19:56 PM »
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2014, 12:11:49 AM »
If I had a son...
 
He would not look like, or think like, or believe in anything Barack Huessein Obama believes.
 
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Re: Obama: 'I would not let my son play pro football'
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2014, 12:22:22 AM »
Curses Rapunzel, you beat me to it: but if he was build like Moose he'd be a linebacker., the only difference being I was thinking if he would let the Moose play, she would make an immovable nose tackle.
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