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9 minutes ago, gothedistance said:

No more Luck. The news was really surprising.

 

I agree with what the points this Youtuber makes. The fans didn't do vicious stuff.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eqWmRVA28Y

 

 

People actually watch this guy?

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30 minutes ago, See Red said:

 

People actually watch this guy?

Apparently there's still a market for people to watch YouTubers rant in what looks like the same room they were living in circa 1989. 

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18 hours ago, Red Comet said:

 

So it's the "Lol, Millenials are dumb amirite?" schtick again? And coming from a guy whose generation (born in 1976) could best be described as the Beavis and Butthead generation to boot. More things change, man.

 

EDIT: Plus, the only person who actually knows the reason Andrew Luck retired is Andrew Luck. Could be he's burned out and wants to preserve as much of his mind and body as he can. Could be because he's frustrated with the front office? Hell, could be anything. Saying that its because he's a "Millennial" is like saying that someone is bigoted because they're old/isolated. 

 

I mean, he basically told us exactly why he's retiring. He said that the constant cycle of injury - rehab - injury - rehab - injury - rehab has worn down on him and sucked the joy out of the game for him. Before last season he'd said that his shoulder injury made him question if he'd ever make it back to football and that it brought him to a very dark place. Then in his press conference he said that while he was rehabbing his shoulder he promised himself that if that kind of thing happened again that he wouldn't put himself through it. Then with this calf and high ankle injury that had so many questions and ambiguity surrounding it, he is fulfilling that vow for the sake of his own health and mental health.

 

I saw someone on twitter (I don't remember who, but I don't want to take credit for this idea) who said that this IS a "millennial" thing to do, but in a good way. It's a millennial thing to actually care about your mental health and to make informed, rational decisions about preserving and improving your mental health. And that's why I support Luck 100% as much as it sucks as a Colts fan. He is doing what he needs to do to avoid being torn down and destroyed both physically and mentally.

 

My other thought is simply that he just got married and has a kid on the way. I have a nine-month-old daughter myself, and whether this directly factored into Luck's decision or not, I can attest to how having a kid can force your perspective on life to change. All of a sudden so many other things are more important. I wouldn't be surprised if he realized that there are things more important to him than playing football, especially if his quality of life was actually harmed by football. Andrew also has always said that after he stopped playing the game that his dream was to design and build stadiums as an architect. I wouldn't be surprised if he wanted to preserve his health and mind for that kind of work as well, especially if that will bring him more joy and more stability in his family.

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Turns out Gronk is a big supporter of CBD. 

NFL really needs to quit being so archaic with it's views on cannabis. 

Would really end up helping a lot of players. 

 

Hell, might have made things more manageable for Andrew Luck. 

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Yeah but...doesn't the NFL accrue revenue from fines levied from pot use?

 

So yeah...if it's gonna cost them dollars, I don't see them changing their stance anytime soon. 

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The NFL would say they can't allow something that isn't legal nationwide.

 

What they could do, however, is not test for it. Or not test for it in states where it's legal. You want to see national acceptance of legal weed? Give Seattle and Denver a free agent market advantage over the Dallas Cowboys.

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In the action sports world, yes very. You see their products everywhere. 

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6 hours ago, DG_Now said:

The NFL would say they can't allow something that isn't legal nationwide.

 

What they could do, however, is not test for it. Or not test for it in states where it's legal. You want to see national acceptance of legal weed? Give Seattle and Denver a free agent market advantage over the Dallas Cowboys.

 

As someone who remembers having Dwayne Bowe as a "star" receiver, no, you do not want your players getting stoned on a constant basis. A bowl before bedtime? Sure.

 

But I'd hate to be a gambler in an environment where a team could be greened out before kickoff and you have no idea until you see the quarterback picking at the turf after getting plowed into it after the lineman looked at their three-point stance too long.

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1 hour ago, Red Comet said:

 

As someone who remembers having Dwayne Bowe as a "star" receiver, no, you do not want your players getting stoned on a constant basis. A bowl before bedtime? Sure.

 

But I'd hate to be a gambler in an environment where a team could be greened out before kickoff and you have no idea until you see the quarterback picking at the turf after getting plowed into it after the lineman looked at their three-point stance too long.

Couldn't the same be applied to alcohol? 

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51 minutes ago, AustinFomBoston said:

Couldn't the same be applied to alcohol? 

 

At least with alcohol you get increased aggression. Still wouldn't want them drunk either, obviously, but there's at least some meshing and you have a good idea what 8 shots will do to you give or take a shot. Weed? It's more like wine with the varieties but popular culture hasn't caught onto that as much as it is with alcohol (that will obviously change, but I'm talking Bill 420 gets signed into law legalizing marijuana immediately in this scenario). So, five hits off of some 70's era weed will get you mildly stoned but five hits off of something like White Widow is going to send you into space. Yeah, we know there's a difference but most people don't. And if they don't know there's a difference (like they do with alcohol) or are ignorant of exactly how different strains can be from each other, it's going to be a bigger issue immediately as far as gambling is concerned.

 

Not to mention its a lot easier to hide being stoned then it is being drunk. According to people I know.

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So is it wrong that I want to start up a kickstarter/go fund me for Andrew Luck now he’s retired to go buy some weed??

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50 minutes ago, lilben777 said:

So is it wrong that I want to start up a kickstarter/go fund me for Andrew Luck now he’s retired to go buy some weed??

 

Yes. Make one for me. I have infinitely less money than Andrew Luck.

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1 hour ago, lilben777 said:

So is it wrong that I want to start up a kickstarter/go fund me for Andrew Luck now he’s retired to go buy some weed??

The dude has 100 million, he doesn’t need a thousand or so dollars to buy weed.

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55 minutes ago, Rockstar Matt said:

As always, here is an excellent site for making predictions for the upcoming season! 

 

https://playoffpredictors.com/Football/NFL?L=Aw18ZXTt-DFOS1b0ckA

 

Have at it. 

 

Those tools are always so fun.

 

In my vision of the NFL, the Chiefs, Raiders and Chargers blitz the league, going 13-3, 12-4 and 12-4, respectively.

 

And because nothing actually matters, the Pats go 14-2 and win home field for the playoffs for forever.

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On 8/27/2019 at 3:02 PM, dfwabel said:

Oakley's are still popular?

 

 

I've been wearing the same pair of Oakley's since 2012. 

 

 

Also, when I worked at the ski resorts in Tahoe, I remember it was something like 75% of the retail profits the resorts made came from selling Oakley products. 

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