Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The end is nigh!

Ta da! Better late than never I guess. Oh what's this? Is this a nugget of news to astound the people with!!! No, it's a actually just a peanut. I'm afraid, as always in the off season there is little kicking around to be commended as news. Steve Smith just about tops the scale with his freshly broken arm. He's had surgery and is expected to be back by week 1, but it remains to be seen what action the Panthers will take against him, after the cause of the break was revealed to be a game of flag football. Yeah, flag football. Apparently he slipped and fell on his arm, explaining the break. It's not known for certain yet whether he was playing against adults or children, as he did have a youth camp scheduled some time over the weekend. But it throws up the interesting point that even flag football is not entirely safe. Neither is basketball. Nor is any sport really. This is one of the reasons why I'm so firmly against many of the changes that the league makes to try and make the NFL 'safer'. It's a physical sport where guys crash into each other. It's almost impossible to make the game totally safe. What it is possible to do is to make the game more 'pass-centric' through judicious changes in the rules. Maybe that's what all this 2012 doomsday stuff is about. Maybe the Mayans, or the Aztecs, or whoever it was that predicted that the world would end in 2012, maybe this is what they saw. Maybe they knew that in 2012, possibly after a year of work stoppage in the league, that the NFL would return to our screens as.................................... flag football!! Fingers crossed for an asteroid hit then. Have a great day everyone.

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