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Future of American Football.

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:45 pm
by VG_Addict
With all the concerns about concussions, what do you think is American Football's future? Will it even still exist in 20 years?

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:03 pm
by Bad Dragonite
Needs more weaponry.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:53 am
I'd be into it if it had weapons, sure. That sounds good, it would probably be a great video game.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:56 am
by Bad Dragonite
[QUOTE="I REALLY HATE POKEMON!, post: 1621039, member: 18119"]I'd be into it if it had weapons, sure. That sounds good, it would probably be a great video game.[/QUOTE]
I guess that kinda exists if you think about the video game Blood Bowl... Or yknow hockey.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:06 am
by Calamity Panfan
I don't think anyone really knows the future of American football. Scientific advancements in the way of concussions and their effects on the brain have advanced so much that they call things into question. It's not just "getting your bell rung" anymore. We know it's a serious injury that could lead to greater repercussions later on. I know people who I personally played football with only a few years ago would not let their children play football because of the risk of brain injury.

Yet at the same time there are also plenty of people that leave the decision up to their children, letting them know the risks of what could possibly happen to them. There are people who understand the risks that still choose to play football because they love the sport.

I think the sport will continue to change the rules to prevent as many serious injuries as possible. You already see college football stressing "targeting" rules, even though the way they call things is inconsistent. Unfortunately you can also see instances in the pros where teams seemingly ignore concussion protocol to get star players back on the field asap. That needs to change.

I feel like pro football will still exist in 20 yeas, though the rules will probably have changed at least a little bit, especially in college where safety seems to be stressed a little more.

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:24 am
by March
^Well put. Also, it's still such a popular sport and money talks. I think there's going to be some changes in the future regarding safety, I know the Mel Farr news had people buzzing this past week, but in the end, as long as the money flows in, American football isn't going anywhere.

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:53 am
by Bad Dragonite
^Hell I work in a grocery store and with the money they make off of just the superbowl alone they'll find a way to make it popular lol.
Though interesting fact, we're more or less the biggest grocer in town (next to walmart) this could be more our store but we didn't have nearly as much superbowl business this year as we did last year and it seemed like eople just weren't as excited about it this year either.