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58 arrested as BNP and anti-fascists clash in London protest

http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=V1I1u _mdlk4&feature =youtu.be  (Jun 2, 2013 | post #107)

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Concussions an occupational hazard for NFL players

All this talk and all these ideas about making the game safer. Yet lets look at the real meat an potatoes of this whole thing: CONCUSSIONS and blows to the head that create long term disability. That of which occurs in a game where head contact in some form, is almost impossible to avoid to the extent where the game itself is not seriously compromised. The real problem is how do they create a safer environment for head contact, thus leading to less concussions and later disability? That means finding ways to cushion the head to the fullest extent, without hurting the high contact value of the sport. Not changing the rules all together to avoid ANY contact. Change the helmets. All of them. Instead of wearing a solid and high density object to TRY and protect you from the force it ends up actually intensifying, create a thick soft shell helmet (I know it will look geeky at first) that will make harm due to force next to impossible, while having enough cushion to protect the head from said application. There is a reason boxers don't hit with hand made bowling balls, they use gloves. It protects their hands better and makes the fight longer than 30 seconds (outside of the early Tyson fights). Take the helmet, as an offensive force, out of the equation. Take the helmet out as an object that sometimes increases the shock to the head when it hits the ground. Create a helmet designed entirely to absorb force, not exaggerate it.  (Dec 8, 2012 | post #3)

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Roethlisberger hopes to return this Sunday

http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=hL_h- KXklUo  (Dec 7, 2012 | post #6)

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Tomlin knows what the Steelers need

http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=djXXc Oeek24  (Dec 3, 2012 | post #9179)

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NFL punishment method extremely dishonest

The latest bizarre action by the NFL league office had them issuing a one game suspension for violating the leagues policy on hits to the head and kneck area- then recinding it almost to the point of nil when you go from $423,000 down to $50,0000 after the intial league ruling. On the other end their have been situations over the last 3-4 years when players complained of the amounts and suspensions as being abusive to the powers of the league to which the response was that 'the system' decides what you pay by the number of times you are in violation, therefore abuse to one player or another cannot occur. My question to all this is how can the league (right or wrong) have a system in place where they even consider a $423,000 penalty with suspension based on 3rd violation protocol, and then pull it back to $50,000 with no suspension as the other option? This doesn't even include all of the different type of incidents- on field and off- that have created such a large spectrum for punishment and amounts of punishment to the point where nobody knows what their punishment will be for a similar offense in a union setting. The fact that the NFL is a competitive sport requires the league to operate in a totally blind and objective manner when it comes to actions that help to decide the outcome of games. It won't be perfect, but atleast the league office should try: http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=yTH0I c82yw4  (Nov 21, 2012 | post #1)

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Tomlin knows what the Steelers need

NFL probably should move their offices to Shady Lane: NFL is such a joke! They just recinded Ed Reed's one game suspension for launching himself head first into Sanders and changed it to a $50,000 fine. Maybe we should just say there are no rules, since nobody knows who the rules really apply too until well after the incidents occur. How in the world does a one game suspension on an obvious launch play turn into a slap on the wrist AFTER they already suspended Harrison on the basis that he had to be, because the system said that was the next step. What system? How about just telling us who you like and who you don't like. Ryan Clark should take notice. He isn't gonna get a slap on the wrist on a similar play. He probably won't even commit a penalty. Rules don't apply to him the way they do to Reed. I'm starting to believe the Saints players after this. If anything doesn't bring the validitiy of how the league office operates into question this certainly does.  (Nov 20, 2012 | post #9177)

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Ravens vs Steelers best game of weekend.

On Mike & Mike, they are expressing their outrage because Ed Reed got suspended. This creates one hell of a sour taste. Not because their complaining (I actually agree with them in being against suspending NFL players for acts done on the field), but because of the nausiating game of pick and choose they play when they discuss who should be punished vs. who should not. Just hearing Greeny talk of his reason: "This guys Ed Reed!!! You can't suspend him. How can you suspende one of the best DB's of all time?" THAT IS SO IDIOTICLY STUPID. IF the reason you do- or don't do- such things, has anything to do with (who) or (who they play for) the rule has no validity whatsoever. Nausiating to hear someone not being against certain players being treated that way but pounding the table in essence because of WHO it is TO THEM personaly. Golic goes down on this too. Looks like he;s about to wet himself with the fervor he's puting out in saying the rule stinks, its no good, can't be done, ridiculous........ .. In his defense, he has been uncomfortable with what the league has been doing, and made it clear back when it all started. Still, to NOW be freaking out (because of who it is) is totally not a legitimate reason to do so. If Golic had so much passion, where the blazes was it when other players were find or suspended. Never seen him so upset. He certainly did not have to worry about taking a valuim when Harrison got suspended. Which brings us to the next gaff made by Greeny. He stated he was surprised the league suspended Reed not because of the hit but because in his opinion, he felt he did not have a reputation. WOW!! Now the league is supposed to suspend not because of violation, but because of perception. That is exactly why the rule stinks, when people like Greeny would be abusive in how they used the rule based on other things than vialating the rules.  (Nov 20, 2012 | post #2)

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Tomlin knows what the Steelers need

On Mike they are expressing their outrage because Ed Reed got suspended. This creates one hell of a sour taste. Not because their complaining (I actually agree with them in being against suspending NFL players for acts done on the field), but because of the nausiating game of pick and choose they play when they discuss who should be punished vs. who should not. Just hearing Greeny talk of his reason: "This guys Ed Reed!!! You can't suspend him. How can you suspende one of the best DB's of all time?" THAT IS SO IDIOTICLY STUPID. IF the reason you do- or don't do- such things, has anything to do with (who) or (who they play for) the rule has no validity whatsoever. Nausiating to hear someone not being against certain players being treated that way but pounding the table in essence because of WHO it is TO THEM personaly. Golic goes down on this too. Looks like he;s about to wet himself with the fervor he's puting out in saying the rule stinks, its no good, can't be done, ridiculous........ ....... In his defense, he has been uncomfortable with what the league has been doing, and made it clear back when it all started. Still, to NOW be freaking out (because of who it is) is totally not a legitimate reason to do so. If Golic had so much passion, where the blazes was it when other players were find or suspended. Never seen him so upset. He certainly did not have to worry about taking a valuim when Harrison got suspended. Which brings us to the next gaff made by Greeny. He stated he was surprised the league suspended Reed not because of the hit but because in his opinion, he felt he did not have a reputation. WOW!! Now the league is supposed to suspend not because of violation, but because of perception. That is exactly why the rule stinks, when people like Greeny would be abusive in how they used the rule based on other things than vialating the rules.  (Nov 20, 2012 | post #9176)

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Tomlin knows what the Steelers need

http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=2NZi1 rQfzSs  (Nov 16, 2012 | post #9173)

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Roethlisberger will not play Sunday

It's almost here: http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=2NZi1 rQfzSs  (Nov 16, 2012 | post #15)