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  1. 6 minutes ago, Bargepole23 said:

    Just watching a BBC news report about professional football defenders being 5 times more likely to have a degenerative brain condition than the general population.


    Is the price they are paying worth it for us to have our entertainment? Certainly wouldn't be tolerated in other professions, safeguards would be mandatory regardless of whether the participants are adults and have a choice. Risk assessments are a part of all work settings now.

    So lets tell boxers and other martial artists they can't hit each other as well to limit the possibility of brain injuries, and of course most /all athletics will need to be severely limited to reduce degenerative wear on knees and other joints that could lead to arthritis.  We'd end up with a far less healthy population, but there's no harm in that is there?

  2. 7 minutes ago, Rockers rule said:

    Knights in White Satin   (White, Bartow County, NW Georgia) 

                                                          (Satin, Falls County, Texas)


    Moody Blues

    Impressive!  2 in 1 with neither being a "known" location!


    Lily the Pink - Scaffold

    Pretty in Pink - Psychedelic Furs

                                                                                     Pink, Oklahoma

  3. 8 minutes ago, Norbert said:

    Why don't we let people who are passionately interested and involved in certain sports work to set the rules, and not people with wider agendas to push. 

    Because there are very many passionate people who are involved with these sports who push these agendas that are very much at odds with the public.  Top European football people passionately pushed the European Super League, and it only got stopped due to public pressure.  Passionate minorities end up changing rules and ultimately ruining sports for the majority.


    Following the title of this thread, the Olympics are turning into a joke for other reasons as well - witness the high jumpers who decided they'd have a gold medal each instead of continuing competing!  Ridiculous!

  4. 3 hours ago, Norbert said:

    As this primarily affects women's sports, perhaps we should let women sort out this thorny issue. 

    Definately not!  Men have to accept that women have equal say in sports that are predominantly male: indeed, male icons are recruited to "push" the female versions of male sports so they get equal coverage in the media, despite not having the support elsewhere.  I think its time that men pushed for an equal say in traditionally female sports.  Lets have gender-equal panels judge what rules women should follow in their sports.

  5. 50 minutes ago, wearysmith said:

    I know we've had 'Une Nuit A Paris' posted, but I don't think anyone's mentioned:


    10cc's 'From Rochdale To Ocho Rios'

    I used to like the band, but I'd never heard of this one - checked lyrics and wonder why they picked Rochdale - I thought they were all Salford lads.  Oh well!  We've already had "Rochdale Cowboy", so I can't post that as a reply!

  6. Tell me why - Neil Young

    Why do fools fall in love? - Frankie Lymon & Teenagers

    I wonder why - Shawadywaddy

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