This Just In: Football is a Violent Game

5/9/12 in NFL   |   ArgunUlgen   |   10 respect

Emerging from a recent series of stories that some NFL players and coaches post "bounties" on opponents, that life threatening head trauma are incurred on the field, and that retired players routinely suffer through crippling physical and mental problems while still relatively young,  it has been concluded that football is a violent game. 

In response to this revelation that violence in the game exists, the NFL has released statements about rules and procedure, dolled out some fines and suspensions, and failed to really do anything substantial as of yet to rectify the inevitable consequences of a game in which otherworldly beasts hit each other as hard as they can.  Having said that, the NFL did flirt with extending the regular season to 18 games last year, so some progress is being made toward a healthier league.  
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5/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61224 respect

ArgunUlgen wrote:
Kobe - I think a better version would have been "so some progress is being made toward ensuring player health." And yeah, the statement is a little cryptic and sarcastic. For all its fines, rules, and procedures, Kobe_Lova, the NFL still thought about forcing players to play an additional two regular season games. That would have added even more considerable wear and tear on players' bodies, particularly if the season lasted even further into the winter. To me, that speaks volumes about the priority that the NFL places on players' health; namely, one that is well behind its desire for the almighty dollar.

Oh okay. I got it.

5/9/12   |   ArgunUlgen   |   10 respect

Kobe - I think a better version would have been "so some progress is being made toward ensuring player health." And yeah, the statement is a little cryptic and sarcastic. For all its fines, rules, and procedures, Kobe_Lova, the NFL still thought about forcing players to play an additional two regular season games. That would have added even more considerable wear and tear on players' bodies, particularly if the season lasted even further into the winter. To me, that speaks volumes about the priority that the NFL places on players' health; namely, one that is well behind its desire for the almighty dollar.

5/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61224 respect

"Having said that, the NFL did flirt with extending the regular season to 18 games last year, so some progress is being made toward a healthier league."

Is there not a follow up sentence? That seems unclear to me. Or am I just not seeing the sarcasm font?