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05-09-2013, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Billybaroo View Post
You see any tangiblee benefit in allowing tacklin, line play in football? Contact in rugby? Lacrosse? How bout running in long distance running (its hard on the legs)? Practicing hitting balls in golf (real hard on the back)?
I cant see any tangible benefit to any of that.
Other than of course, its part of the sport.
I see tangible benefit to tackling in football. I don't see tangible benefit in leading with the head as a linebacker or running back.

The key skills in hockey are to promote cardio, hand eye coordination, and develop the physical skills. Teaching a kid to get violently hit to the head promotes what?

At what age in boxing do they allow the removal of head gear?
Do they allow you to put your shoulder into someone's chin in rugby?

The rest of your arguments are ridiculous.

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