The Campaign For DA

9.18.2017

Football Might Need To End


A Midwestern player (Wichita Falls) was severely injured this weekend. I have a faithful reader close to the situation alert me to this and tell me "Neck/spinal cord injury.  Last update he is on life support and was moved from Wichita Falls to Houston yesterday."

The players name is Robert Grays. He is 19.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad deal. Lots of things might kill you, let's stop them all.

DF Over Reacting Girly Man

Anonymous said...

Don't say it unless you mean it.

Anonymous said...

11:02

If it wasn't such an awful wish, I would hope it was your kid that was being carried off under such circumstances. Then we'd all see how Girly Man you are, MORON!

Anonymous said...

There where several fatalities in car accidents over the weekend due to drinking and driving. Its time to take away the alcohol and ban the automobiles. Time to put down your sachel and be a man you liberal snowflake!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Obammy's fault.

Anonymous said...

Very sad. I feel for the young man and his loved ones.

Anonymous said...

You should look into the All Saints v Nolan game from last Friday....talk about aggressive and a ton of injuries.

Anonymous said...

Have they put an end to Planned Parenthood yet?

Anonymous said...

500 homicides thus far this year in Chicago. Nice.

Anonymous said...

When participation rates figured in gymnastics, water polo and softball are all more likely to get you killed.

Anonymous said...

It was Planned Parenthoods fault.

Anonymous said...

Hillary did it.

Anonymous said...

People from Acorn want to sale his organs.

Anonymous said...

One of the few things you ever posted for which I whole heartedly agreed was the comment you made that if football never existed but we came up with the idea as a sport today, it would never get instituted. I love the game, playing it as a kid, throwing the ball today with someone at my advanced age even today but if my son were young today; there is no way I would let him play. I played as a youngster and constantly got the kick crapped out of me.......me and my teammates survived but for some reason it seems different today. I'm not saying it should be outlawed but by the same token; it's just plain unsafe. I can't imagine what that family is going through now.......just plain tragic and sad.

Anonymous said...

Hillary can show you how to breathe through one nostril.

Anonymous said...

You wouldn't get so worked up about this if you understood math. Jeeze, America is not going insane, you're just letting sensationalized stories hinder your ability to digest statistics and probabilities. Get a grip.

Is this sad for that boy's family? Of course it is. How many millions of other people's families derive great joy and pride in football?

Do some math. It will make you look a little more grown up.

Half-Baked Florence Nightingale (yes, I was indeed a statistician)

Anonymous said...

Actually... number one killer of youth 12 -19 is MVD, either driver or passenger.
Number 2 is Homicide usually by firearm involved in 88%. Males 8 times more likely to die from firearms.
Number 3 suicide....firearms involved in 41%. Males 15-19 are three times more likely than females to die from suicide.
Between 1990 and 2010, 243 deaths while playing football, 12 a year. 38 from heat related causes, 62 from brain spinal injury, rest from preexisting heart condition. This is a concern and hopefully coaches are addressing both the heat and the concussions. The preexisting heart issue is a tough one.


Anonymous said...

You have some of the most heartless rude readers. I venture to guess that if it were their child they would be singing a different song. Prayers for the parents. Football is here to stay but it doesn't take away from the fact that is a dangerous sport especially for young children. Tragic and sad for the family.

Anonymous said...

My son got a concussion this weekend (nausea, headache, dizziness) playing soccer of all things....what are you supposed to do? let them play video games all day?....well take the chances that come with sports, it's better than diabetes, obesity, lack of interpersonal skills....