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12-10-2012, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
I don't give two craps if it's in the team's best interest to bring forth those surroundings, it's still a damn privilege.
You should, because that's the only reason it takes place.

Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
The fact you are comparing the health of an ATHLETE to the one of a DRUG ADDICTED ANOREXIC catwalk model (who does nothing good for her health) is jaw dropping. Just because a player can suffer an injury doesn't mean his health is absolute garbage.
Is the health of former professional athletes "absolute garbage" ???

They have substantially shorter average lifespans:
Professional Football Lineman – 52 years
Professional Boxer – 61 years
Professional Sumo Wrestler – 62 years*
Professional Baseball Player – 64 years
Professional Track & Field Athlete – 77 years
This link implies 73 years for ice hockey players:

I'm not sure if those numbers are bad enough to count as "absolute garbage", but they're bad.

Overall, the general medical/physiological picture of pro athletes is not one of privilege, though there are corners to that picture that imply privilege.

The big picture physiologically is 1 step forward and 2 steps back, you're pointing out that the 1 step forward is a privilege. You're correct: the 1-step forward is a privilege.

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