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Joe Namath says he healed his football-induced brain trauma

I thought this was pretty interesting, especially considering Joe Namath is an old f**ker from an era where football was truly barbaric. The guy seems to be lucid and all there.

Originally posted by Heroism:
I thought this was pretty interesting, especially considering Joe Namath is an old f**ker from an era where football was truly barbaric. The guy seems to be lucid and all there.


Pretty much in a nutshell, he is saying the NFL knows about the research on how to repair the brain damage, but they're so scared that the use of hyperbaric oxygen chambers would imply admission of the game being damaging -- something everyone already knows anyway -- they would let that fear dictate their decisions to the point that they'd rather carry on pretending to help the head injury crisis by simply changing rules instead of providing the players with the obvious medical treatment they need to preserve their health.

Unfortunately and quite embarrassingly sad to say, as egregiously negligent as that would be, the NFL has already proven such things are most definitely not beyond them.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Jun 24, 2019 at 3:25 PM ]
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still trying to figure out what he is doing in the hall of fame
It's a shame more folks aren't watching that video, Hero.
The game was not Barbaric back then, it was football the way it's suppose to be played. Now there's video replay to determine a foul, you can't hit a defenseless player. No hitting above the shoulders or below the knees. Guys like Ronnie Lott and Patrick Willis would be banned. Raider-Steelers games from the 70's would make the casual fan of today faint.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
It's a shame more folks aren't watching that video, Hero.

It is.
Originally posted by cciowa:
still trying to figure out what he is doing in the hall of fame

Lol same.
Originally posted by Byisgod:
Originally posted by cciowa:
still trying to figure out what he is doing in the hall of fame

Lol same.

He did a lot for the game and helped make football popular. The merger was the best thing that happened to the nfl, and he played a big role in that. And back then, you had very few QBs putting big numbers anyways or have longevity.
Dude is almost always drunk so he thinks that dizzy spells are normal a f.

Originally posted by Byisgod:
Originally posted by cciowa:
still trying to figure out what he is doing in the hall of fame

Lol same.

He stumbled into it

If you watch his A Football Life episode, the dude was in constant pain. His mother at the time said he had the knees of a 70 yr old dude, it was that bad.
After they lost their great defense to attrition, Namath was able to carry the Jets on his back for a number of years. He had a cannon for an arm and a quick release. (Think Marino). Unfortunately, he had damaged knees and was a statue in the pocket. He made the AFL-NFL merger legitimate by guaranteeing a win against the Colts and then following through. The Packers and the NFL won the first two Super Bowls ( it wasn't even called that then) by lopsided scores. The Colts were favored by 19 points! What Namath did was historic and THAT is why he is in the HOF. Back then, pretty much all of the QBs had more interceptions than touchdowns. The game favored defenses.
I thought he got #metoo'd?
This just in full pints of whiskey and a half pack a day of Marb Reds cures CTE....
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