Saturday, February 9, 2013 6:31:45 PM
i tackled a kid a little too hard once in a football game against friends. i knocked him out cold, spent a few minutes yelling in his face to wake up. i knew better than to think he was dead, but he wasnt moving or anything so for a few seconds i was pretty worried. when he woke he asked what happened and why i was hugging him.
Saturday, February 9, 2013 10:37:31 AM
collegebound - I couldn't disagree with your statement any more. Boxers take constant abuse to the head. Science shows it`s better to be knocked out than to take 9 rounds of constant pounding to the head. The standing 8 count is the worst possible idea. To let the guy have just enough time to get his bearings then back to getting pummeled. In mma when someone gets woozy, they get knocked out, then the match is over. It`s not pretty, but science shows it`s less damaging to the brain.
I will assume the "hes only got parkinson`s" comment was a mistake.
Friday, February 8, 2013 3:50:00 PM
collegebound, "...only got parkinsons...", I would take almost any other injury over permanent brain damage resulting in parkinsons [or any other degenerative disorder for that matter].