baudman wrote: roshea wrote:
No suggestion of helmets?
Indeed - and it's even a Friday.
Why so it is. And I can use a good segue when I see one.
I have a small confession to make first of all. One day earlier this week I was riding to work and listening to MMM on the radio. Yes, I know. I should have had my eardrums pierced with bamboo skewers, but I can plead it was an honest fumble with the tuning button.
Anyway, back on topic. Eddie and his gang of idiots were discussing the apparently very interesting case of some bogan footballer (can't recall the name) who'd claimed head injuries / violent head contact incurred during AFL matches that had attributed to his depression or other mental health problems. What followed (from what I could hear anyway) was typical Eddie Maguire - trying to undersell the problem of head injuries in football, as (from his POV) that would send the wrong message to parents etc, that football was a dangerous / violent game etc etc.
From his rantings that morning, I concluded quite understandably that Eddie Maguire wasn't in favour of any undue focus on football-induced head injuries, as that may well result in some kind of draconian measures like, I dunno, compulsory protective helmet use?
Fast forward to todays Herald Sun. Column on page 15 by Andrew Rule. Apparently the rise in reported cases of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) amongst both the NFL and the NHL in the USA is shocking. And both those sports already use protective headgear. Fancy that? Fancy a body like the AFL discovering belatedly that repeated traumatic contact / head injury can & has been occurring under their noses for some time.
But you wouldn't want to do anything to lessen the appeal of the sport would you? MHL anyone?
Promise I won't listen to MMM again.