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10-31-2012, 10:40 AM
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Crottenham
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Originally Posted by MonsterSurge View Post
It's a terrible decision. Most players can go through their career without having more than one or two fights. Also, how many punches land FLUSH each year? Not many.


Edit - You're comparing hockey to football? Let the kids make their own decisions and drop the gloves. I have watched 20 or so fights (live) over the past two seasons, and I don't think I saw anyone get injured. The worst may have been a small hand injury from punching a helmet. I have evidence that fighting is in the game for a reason, too.
It has been demonstrated that head injuries are not something that one will "see" today. The damage is long-term and will affect the individual well after the fans stop cheering.

I dread the day one of my favorite NFL players, Troy Polamolu indicates he has long-term brain damage but it is coming.

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