Career ending injuries??? Is that really your answer??? How many NFL all star games have been played and how many serious injuries? Besides, that’s why they have rules about all star games in football… no blitzing, no stunts ect… straight up football…
isnt the rookie game flag football? Lets get serious here. Injuries happen all the time, you can get injured just walking along. Trying to excessively protect people is sad. Why not put them all in bubbles so they dont get into car crashes or stub their toes? You are enjoying life if you are afraid of everything. Lets go a step further, take anything beyond a brisk walk out of practices to minimize injuries. Make them all use wheel chairs to move around so they cant trip or twist something. Get real and lose the sissy view.
It doesnt matter....
Edwards nearly lost his leg in a league sponsored game that was meaningless
Yes you can get hurt just walking down the street but to end your career over a silly all-star game is a waist!
It was a freak accident... Same thing could've happened playing pick up basketball with some friends... hmmm I think i've heard of a story that went like that... Donovan Bailey maybe...
I don't think we should put things on the shelf for a 2% chance something might happen. I guess this is just a matter of opinion at this point. I played football for 12 years and only missed 2 games due to injury...Granted, not pro but still played at a high enough level.
In a all star game nobody forces anyone to play if they don’t want to. It has nothing to do with a fan willing to take a chance that someone will get hurt, thats just weird :roll:
All star games are played for the fans and rarely end in titanic like disasters such as ro envisons. In the CFL it may or may not work. I think people would watch, I would. Although I’m sure the game itself would be more show than go.
I don't think I'd watch an All-Star game. I've watched maybe 10 minutes of the last 5 or so NFL All-Star games. That said, I think saying we shouldn't have one just because someone could get injured is kind of lame. As someone else already pointed out, you could get injured doing just about anything. So one guy suffered a serious injury... that's one out of how many...?
I don't think we should bother simply because football All-Star games just aren't that exciting. A lot of the guys end up dropping out, and the quality of play isn't very good because there's nothing on the line aside from a little money, but considering most NFL players are grossly overpaid, it doesn't matter.
The NBA All-Star game works because they make it a weekend event with the dunk competition, and the skills competition, and the rookie/sophomore game, etc.