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The NFL Epitomizes Everything Evil About Corporate Enterprise

October 10th, 2013 by Michael Tabor

mw1Figure 10. Ron Perryman.The brain of Ron Perryman shows moderate p-tau pathology involving multiple regions of brain diagnostic of stage II-III CTE. In addition, there is also widespread deposition of abnormal TDP-43 protein around small blood vessels and in the cerebral cortex. These changes together with loss of anterior horn cells of the spinal cord and degeneration of the cortical spinal tracts indicate the presence of CTE plus motor neuron disease (CTE-MND). Photo by Ann C McKee, MD, VA Boston/Boston University School of Medicine.

The National Football League made 8 billion dollars last year – 8 BILLION DOLLARS PROFIT !!! Sadly, a majority of the football players playing last year will be dead within 10 – 15 years after they retire do to brain – related injuries.

It’s one thing for a company, The National Football League to be upfront and publically state something akin to:  “Football is a viciously violent sport and we will give you a lot of $$ to play it, but you will not live too much longer after you’re done. Oh, and btw, you will die more than likely via brain damage, so your death will be more horrible than you can imagine, so there is a likelihood that you may commit suicide.”

So if a football player knows the risks, and is willing to take the chance knowing all of the risks, then fine and well. The problem is the NFL lied to the players, their wives, and all of the player’s loved ones – THAT’S WRONG !!!

Here is the full Frontline program

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/  …. Watch & then you decide WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think ? 

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8 Responses to “The NFL Epitomizes Everything Evil About Corporate Enterprise”

  1. jimbo Says:

    I don’t feel sorry for them. what would they be doing if they didn’t play football ?

  2. Earl W. Says:

    I think it’s only a very small percentage who affected. its stupid to ban a sport where only a small % actually are effected. that’s the risk you take. u play you take a risk – I love football

  3. Chipster Says:

    Do they really need the NFL to tell them what is safe and what is not? Since when don’t people have free will and utilize their own judgment? Common sense says it’s a rough sport, but if the players want to take the risk of injury for the sake of financial gain, it’s up to them. Since when do we expect employers to tell us the truth if it will hurt their bottom line. Besides, what is the “truth”. We all know that impact to the head can cause brain injury. We all know that injury to the spine can cause paralysis or death. It’s a risk in almost any sport.
    I showed hunters and jumpers and knew that if I was thrown from a horse I could suffer a severe injury. I knew I could break a leg or worse………my neck. Look at Christopher Reeve, that’s exactly what happened to him. We all do it voluntarily and assume the risks that exist.

  4. Michael Tabor Says:

    There is risk in everything we do and not just in sports – hell, we can fall down the stairs in your very own home. The problem I have with the NFL, is how they tried to low key the obvious danger all in the name of $$$. I think it’s obvious to everyone that getting hit hard in the head is a bad thing and can lead to brain trauma. Where I fault the NFL, is they don’t emphasize the fact that a person doesn’t have to suffer from a series of concussions to become a victim; in fact some ballplayers never had a concussion, yet now can’t even tie their own shoes.

    Just imagine your brain as the software of a computer and your skull, the hardware. What do you think will happen to your computer if bang on it (not even intensely) each and every day for years. So yes, all the other sports such as you mentioned Chip – horseback riding, or baseball, basketball can be dangerous, but @ least there is a break from the constant pounding to the skull.

  5. Le duke de fromage Says:

    Michael, I was interested in your response. What was your attitude toward those type of injuries when you were involved in extreme fighting? There seems to be very little break in a match where both participants are trying to knock each others brains out. I am not being critical ,but am curious to know what you felt at the time and how your thinking has changed since you stopped.

  6. Michael Tabor Says:

    Hi Le Duke,

    I love the sport of MMA, BOXING, Football, etc. but I must admit, I am very conflicted. I’m not sure what we should do.. fortunately not EVERY single person gets dementia, so if I had the talent to be a professional I’d probably participate, fight as few fights as possible, take the $$ & run & just hope that I wouldn’t be one of the unlucky ones. This is an incredibly tough issue. I, still for one, would go for it & just hope

    Who would watch touch football or boxing w/ no head shots ?? – ridicules

  7. Rick Says:

    The NFL is getting too soft with rules. So much they are calling roughing when its not. It is what it is!

  8. Michael Tabor Says:

    Hey Rick,

    This is indeed a very tough call. I happen to like very violent contact sports i.e. football, boxing and MMA (mixed martial arts or ultimate fighting). however, i’M CONFLICTED, JUST AS YOU ARE Rick – either play the sport the way it’s supposed to be played or ban it. I’m lost here…..

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