Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SpencimusPrime, Dec 20, 2009.
NFL will ask players to donate brains for study - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
Roger Goodell is clearly a zombie.
Actually this is some really cool stuff. There's a good GQ article about how the ball got rolling on some of this stuff:
Game Brain: Profiles: GQ
The science is...really it's amazing. Coupled with some of what the military is doing on TBIs, I'm excited to see what we learn about how our minds work as a result of this stuff.
I'm not convinced any NFL player actually has a brain worth studying.
There's a player in the league, some brotha, some where who is either studying to become a brain surgeon(as a fall back?) or is already one I read about him on MSN months ago.
do they want the brains now or later?
(goes to read article.)
true, all that head-to-head banging I'm surprised nobody has gotten an aneurysm (Spelling?) yet.
I was just going to say that they may as well study NFL player's brains since they are clearly not being used most of the time. I'm sure the players won't even miss them.
As you said, there's already been fascinating progress in brain injury in the past couple years in terms of damage from blastwaves, and there's plenty of ways to go yet. But yeah, getting a few of these NFL brains under the knife would probably be a great way to not only study the effects of long term "minor" head injury, but of the effects of long term physical training on the brain.
You're thinking about Myron Rolle, a FSU player who deferred entering the draft for a year in favor of attending Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. Unless something's changed, he should finish there this spring and enter the draft this year to play this fall. He's said he wants to play for a few years then return to school.
There's a flaw in this idea. It assumes that football players have brains to begin with.
Why don't we just take their brains now, and implant some robotics that will allow the coaches to control their players by remote?
That way, any old video-game-playing football fanatic can coach a team.
ha ha ha, thats fucking golden.
Consider it stolen
thx I doubt I could have found that again on my own.
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