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ozoneocean at 11:00PM, Feb. 2, 2009
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But could the same manoeuvres be done in Grid iron without the protection and not result in more severe injury than what you get in Rugby?

I hear of a lot of broken bones of all sorts in rugby, flattened faces and ears torn off etc, but I tend to hear of more deaths and paraplegia in Grid Iron; normally from head and spine injury…

I'd imagine that the helmets and shoulder pads encourage activities that lead in that direction?
 
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Bekefel at 12:44AM, Feb. 3, 2009
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ozoneocean
But could the same manoeuvres be done in Grid iron without the protection and not result in more severe injury than what you get in Rugby?

I hear of a lot of broken bones of all sorts in rugby, flattened faces and ears torn off etc, but I tend to hear of more deaths and paraplegia in Grid Iron; normally from head and spine injury…

I'd imagine that the helmets and shoulder pads encourage activities that lead in that direction?

Indeed.

I would feel more comfortable smashing you over the back of the head with a baseball bat if you were wearing a motorcycle helmet.
Please, please, you give me too little credit.
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DMH at 3:50AM, Feb. 3, 2009
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ozoneocean
But could the same manoeuvres be done in Grid iron without the protection and not result in more severe injury than what you get in Rugby?

I hear of a lot of broken bones of all sorts in rugby, flattened faces and ears torn off etc, but I tend to hear of more deaths and paraplegia in Grid Iron; normally from head and spine injury…

I'd imagine that the helmets and shoulder pads encourage activities that lead in that direction?

Indeed.

I would feel more comfortable smashing you over the back of the head with a baseball bat if you were wearing a motorcycle helmet.

I've seen some of the moves these players do and a lot of the time I cringe when I watch some guy going for a fall that looks like it's about to break his neck. And the biggest problem about that is that it's considered a clean tackle from what I've seen (I don't watch much).

Can't they, I don't know, introduce a few more rules that won't result in as many broken bones and head trauma?
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