View Poll Results: Would you let your child play American football?

Voters
11. You may not vote on this poll
  • No, it's too dangerous.

    2 18.18%
  • Yes, he could play football.

    3 27.27%
  • It's entirely up to my son.

    6 54.55%
Results 1 to 24 of 24
  1. #1
    Veteran
    The Black Wolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,769
    Rep Power
    72

    Would you let your children play American Football?

    American Pig Skin is big. Some say football has become America's real past time, instead of baseball. Channels like ESPN and NFL Network cover American Football year round. It has become a very popular sport in the U.S.

    What if I told you that the players who played and made football what it is are going through brain issues? What if I told you several concussions throughout a NFL player's career contribute to brain diseases? A former QB from the Bears constantly writes reminders because he forgets everything. A former LB drafted for the Chargers committed suicide and his brain was discovered to be diseased from concussions.

    Knowing this, knowing that if your son puts on a helmet and pads, he is running the risk of concussions and brain problems, would you let your son, your own child, play American football?

    European people on here can weigh in if they like.

  2. #2
    Wibbly Wobbly
    Admartian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Zealand
    PSN ID
    admartian
    Age
    30
    Posts
    13,610
    Rep Power
    156
    American football or Rugby - short answer: yes. But it'd be up to them.
    Be Together - Not the same.



  3. #3
    Trying not to break stuff...
    DarkVincent07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Age
    25
    Posts
    17,313
    Rep Power
    131
    I don't follow or take part in any sports at all but every sport has its problems. I'm not going to prevent my child from playing something he likes



  4. #4
    Super Elite
    Sir_Scud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    PSN ID
    Sir_Scud
    Posts
    2,185
    Rep Power
    90
    I wouldn't mind if my son played football, if he so desired. My gf said she would not let any child of hers play football. She thinks it's too dangerous and wouldn't want to see him get hurt.


  5. #5
    Master Guru
    Fon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    @Home
    PSN ID
    FonFahbre
    Age
    29
    Posts
    6,141
    Rep Power
    101
    Up to them. If they turn it into a passion then I'll act as a parent and root for them while attending their games with the best of my abilities.







  6. #6
    Unbound Mercenary
    Kwes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    16,094
    Rep Power
    168
    Driving kills over 2000 people a year in the U.S., doesn't mean I'm going to not let my child drive. Just because in some cases it has been found to be the case of brain damage, it would still be up to my kid to decide.
    ////Taking sig/avatar requests, PM if interested\\\\


  7. #7
    Legend
    F34R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    PSN ID
    F34RTEHR34PER
    Posts
    40,283
    Rep Power
    271
    Yep. I wouldn't oppose his choice to participate.




  8. #8
    Master Poster
    $Greatness$'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    PSN ID
    GreatnessRD
    Age
    30
    Posts
    3,273
    Rep Power
    80
    Absolutely. I'll explain to them the risk of playing, but the rewards as well.

    - Teamwork
    - Work ethic
    - Mental Toughness
    - Potential career

    etc


    $Greatness$ Awaits™


  9. Likes Admartian likes this post
  10. #9
    Veteran
    -Dj-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    PSN ID
    djpenny1
    Age
    27
    Posts
    4,424
    Rep Power
    99
    no never i will let my kids play a terrible sport that can hurt in the long run

  11. #10
    Master Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    In the 36 Chambers
    PSN ID
    Lymphatik
    Age
    27
    Posts
    12,515
    Rep Power
    121
    This reminds me of a south park episode Sarcastaball. If your child wants to play a physical sport i think there is nothing wrong with that. My brother is 12 and he's actually just started taking boxing lessons.

  12. #11
    Elite Sage
    Kuro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ore no Sekai
    PSN ID
    xThAkIdJxYx
    Age
    24
    Posts
    12,153
    Rep Power
    123
    Sure if they want I'm not stopping them.

    PSN: xThAkIdJxYx Cod Psn:xxAkiRo
    ‎"It's not important to have a long life, the important thing is to have a happy life with your beloved ones"

  13. #12
    Forum Sage
    The Sith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    7,526
    Rep Power
    100
    Yes its a great learning experience of team work and life.

    uuummmmm...Fried Beer iis a reality.

  14. #13
    PSU Live Streamer
    YoungMullah88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Charlotte
    PSN ID
    YoungMullah88
    Posts
    15,249
    Rep Power
    138
    Hell yeah I would! Solid sports that builds foundation

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk

  15. #14
    If they like I’ll let them to play.

  16. #15
    Elite Guru
    jj03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,176
    Rep Power
    96
    No. Would rather my kids play football.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 2

  17. #16
    Supreme Veteran
    keefy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    The Sock Gap
    PSN ID
    keefy
    Posts
    18,938
    Rep Power
    153
    I gave USA football a try at primary school, it was OK but couldn't get the hang of the rules. Holy carp its complex.
    A few years later when at secondary school the same guy showed up to teach us basketball. Terry was his name he was an American.

    Surprises me I remember his name after all these years.


    P.S

    yes, it does no harm
    Last edited by keefy; 06-22-2013 at 04:02.

  18. #17
    Power Member
    claud3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Agartha
    PSN ID
    sophieskyrim126Era
    Age
    33
    Posts
    17,077
    Rep Power
    150
    It is purely my kids choice when i have kids, would never stop them exploring sports off any kind
    Plato and Aristotle, a detail of The School of Athens, a fresco by Raphael. Aristotle gestures to the earth, representing his belief in knowledge

  19. #18
    Elite Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    1,537
    Rep Power
    63
    Cheerleading is more dangerous than playing football.


    If I had a son instead of a daughter, yes, I would let him play football. But then again, I live in Texas, and NOBODY loves high school football as much as Texans do.


    Our local HIGH SCHOOL football stadium.....







    And the basement...



    Last edited by Completely Average; 06-24-2013 at 21:43.

  20. #19
    Veteran
    The Black Wolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,769
    Rep Power
    72
    Good lord! That must be a 5A high school, Completely Average! O_O

  21. #20
    Elite Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    1,537
    Rep Power
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Wolf View Post
    Good lord! That must be a 5A high school, Completely Average! O_O
    Allen, Texas.

    2012 5A Division 1 State Champions. In 2008 they were ranked #2 in the nation.



    They also have the worlds largest high school marching band and drill team. The Allen Eagles Escadrille Team is an amazing sight all by itself. They've marched in the Rose Bowl Parade several years and were even invited to Dublin, Ireland to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade there.

    Last edited by Completely Average; 06-26-2013 at 05:54.

  22. #21
    Yes i would if they liked playing it and they were lucky enough to be very good at it then you never know.

  23. #22
    Superior Member
    Malt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Darkest Wales
    PSN ID
    Skullomainia
    Age
    40
    Posts
    603
    Rep Power
    33
    Yep, it's their choice.. My middle two both played rugby (union) when they were younger and before we moved to where we live now. The both play football (soccer) for the village team here. Played rugby myself as a kid up to youth level (22)..

  24. #23
    Community and Technical Manager
    Christopher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Warner Robins, GA
    PSN ID
    Cand3Js
    Age
    47
    Posts
    11,792
    Rep Power
    150
    I'd absolutely let my kids play football or any other sport if they wanted to. Unfortunately, they inherited their father's athletic ability so....video games, it is!











Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts