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    Aaron Hernandez found to have severe CTE. One of the examiners said it was the worst case he has seen in someone Hernandez's age.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/s...imes&smtyp=cur

    Probably can't blame CTE on him being a murderous thug, but it likely didn't help, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Aaron Hernandez found to have severe CTE. One of the examiners said it was the worst case he has seen in someone Hernandez's age.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/s...imes&smtyp=cur

    Probably can't blame CTE on him being a murderous thug, but it likely didn't help, either.
    Maybe he got it during prison fights.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Maybe he got it during prison fights.
    That's a lot of prison fights! Not that I'd put it past him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefytee View Post
    Seems the guy beats up on the 99% of nfl players have cte strawman. I haven't seen any headlines like that.
    I post this this morning and then I read this article. Doh!

    https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/21/...ion-detection/

    Cranial collisions are haunting the sports world more and more. A recent survey of 111 former football player's brains found that 110 showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease caused by repeated blows like those delivered in the high-contact sport.

    In my defense, it isn't in the headline, just the first paragraph.

    At least BYU is stepping in to save the day.

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    Football is dead...



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    Interesting story on ESPN about how insurance companies are shying away from covering football and other contact sports.

    From the NFL to rec leagues, football is facing a stark, new threat: an evaporating insurance market that is fundamentally altering the economics of the sport, squeezing and even killing off programs faced with higher costs and a scarcity of available coverage, an Outside the Lines investigation has found
    Also talks about Merrill Hoge's book, skeptical of the whole CTE thing.

    At the end of the day, sports programs are dropping football due to liability issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    Interesting story on ESPN about how insurance companies are shying away from covering football and other contact sports.



    Also talks about Merrill Hoge's book, skeptical of the whole CTE thing.

    At the end of the day, sports programs are dropping football due to liability issues.
    Insurance companies don't want to insure football, but they sure love advertising during it. If they really want to make a point, yank those advertising dollars. But they don't really want to make a point, they just want to maximize their premiums and minimize their payouts. /soapbox
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Insurance companies don't want to insure football, but they sure love advertising during it. If they really want to make a point, yank those advertising dollars. But they don't really want to make a point, they just want to maximize their premiums and minimize their payouts. /soapbox
    How dare you speak so cynically about the pure insurance industry. They just want to help us all. How dare you think it is all about maximizing their premiums and minimizing their payouts. How dare you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Insurance companies don't want to insure football, but they sure love advertising during it. If they really want to make a point, yank those advertising dollars. But they don't really want to make a point, they just want to maximize their premiums and minimize their payouts. /soapbox


    They aren’t not insuring football to make a point. They are doing it because the payout is either too great or too difficult to estimate (since it could be 20-30 years before they pay out on claims). It’s a financial decision, not a moral one, as is their decision to advertise during football games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post


    They aren’t not insuring football to make a point. They are doing it because the payout is either too great or too difficult to estimate (since it could be 20-30 years before they pay out on claims). It’s a financial decision, not a moral one, as is their decision to advertise during football games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
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    I blame the actuaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post


    They aren’t not insuring football to make a point.
    So by this double negative you are saying they are insuring football to make a point? Huh?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by originalsocal View Post
    So by this double negative you are saying they are insuring football to make a point? Huh?!!
    Ha! I saw that and expected DH to say something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by originalsocal View Post
    So by this double negative you are saying they are insuring football to make a point? Huh?!!
    I’m no DH, but I’ve said this phrase in my head a dozen times and it makes sense to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
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    I would take that as a compliment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I’m no DH, but I’ve said this phrase in my head a dozen times and it makes sense to me
    I'm not sure it's a double negative. Makes sense to me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wapiti View Post
    I'm not sure it's not a double negative. Makes sense to me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I’m no DH, but I’ve said this phrase in my head a dozen times and it makes sense to me
    Quote Originally Posted by wapiti View Post
    I'm not sure it's a double negative. Makes sense to me too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
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    Maybe it does make perfect sense. It seemed awkwardly worded to me, and my fried brain.

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