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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ridley lowered his head, I don't really think it was a dirty hit by Pollard, but it was definitely one of those that made me cringe.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FakingInjuries wrote:
clarkfn2284 wrote:
NS922 wrote:
How does that exhibit "beauty"?


it exhibits the beauty of the physical nature of the game. it was a clean hit. the problem nowadays is that too many players react by ducking their head when they are going to get hit. It is a relatively natural reaction,but if he doesnt duck his head he will not be out cold. same goes for the Ray lewis personal foul earlier.


This.

Plus it shows how truly primal human beings are for loving this sport.


I can't believe people bashed Vick for the dogfighting thing. Us fans are doing a very similar thing every time we sit down on Sundays to watch football.
Could be worse. We could still have people killing each other in the coliseum.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FakingInjuries wrote:

I can't believe people bashed Vick for the dogfighting thing. Us fans are doing a very similar thing every time we sit down on Sundays to watch football.


Dogs do not possess the agency to choose for themselves whether or not they dogfight, while football players willingly play in the NFL knowing the risks associated with the game.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
One can always follow soccer. This is football, its part of the game and part of what these players VOLUNTEER to be a apart of and make a fortune doing. Pollard wasnt celebtrating the injury, rather it was the most crucial play of the game. How can you not fault Pollard for being excited? He changed the game with that hit.

Pollard did nothing illegal or against NFL rules, and he acted out of emotion for a game changing play.


That's not true.

Watch the replay. Pollard hits Ridley, and he is sort of dazed himself. He gets up, looks directly at Ridley for a couple seconds, sees that he's knocked out, and gets up celebrating.

Still.... Nothing wrong with that. That's how defensive players are supposed to be. [/u]
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FakingInjuries wrote:



I can't believe people bashed Vick for the dogfighting thing. Us fans are doing a very similar thing every time we sit down on Sundays to watch football.


There is nothing similar about it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AgentScarn wrote:
JROD82891 wrote:
Lights Out. Loved it. I'm enjoying every last hit as they come because we'll all be wearing flags soon.


Not cool man.


How so? It was a good solid hit. Ridley shouldn't have lowered his head with that creature coming at him. Ridley is a running back in the NFL. He knows what he signed up for. Brady's slide was more sickening than this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JROD82891 wrote:
AgentScarn wrote:
JROD82891 wrote:
Lights Out. Loved it. I'm enjoying every last hit as they come because we'll all be wearing flags soon.


Not cool man.


How so? It was a good solid hit. Ridley shouldn't have lowered his head with that creature coming at him. Ridley is a running back in the NFL. He knows what he signed up for. Brady's slide was more sickening than this.



So when people are 'lights out' you love it. I dont mind people liking the hit nothing wrong with that, even the celebration doesnt bother me much but loving that someone is lights out seems a bit strange. unless I'm reading your original post wrong
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the physical nature of the hit. Pollard ROCKED Stevan Ridley. He was celebrating the play, he forced a fumble and his team recovered.

In no way do I think he was celebrating the injury.

When you are drafted/come into the NFL. You must know what kind of business you are getting into. No one is going to lay down for you. No one is going to pat you on the butt and let you score. No one is going to play easy.

As a player, you know this. As a coach, you know this, and as a fan, you should know this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do Americans love Football so much?

Because its one of the only barbaric sports left. Its one of the only times men can still let their inner barbarian out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he isnt celebrating the injury though, I see no problem here
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FakingInjuries wrote:
Why do Americans love Football so much?

Because its one of the only barbaric sports left. Its one of the only times men can still let their inner barbarian out.


Then why don't you all love Rugby or Aussie Rules?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pollard was clearly celebrating the play and the fumble, I have no problem with that....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For all the talk about how "barbaric" football is, they're always modifying rules to make it safer. Nothing strikes me as particularly barbaric about the game.

And comparing it to dogfighting may be the silliest idea in internet history.
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