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Helmets, Arse Pads, Jerseys, and Jump shots

February 15, 2010
By Lou_outside_ SILVER, Seattle, Washington
Lou_outside_ SILVER, Seattle, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Why does it matter who you step on if you're not coming back down?"

Whether its jump shots or touch downs, it’s the same goal. To get the ball into the hole. Pig skin or leather. Helmets or head bands. We all end up getting hurt. But the question is who gets hurt more?

A dunce (probably you) would instantly say football. But think about it. Football players get helmets, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arse pads, knee pads, and soft grass to land on. Basically a security system that can be strapped onto every inch of your lanky body.

But what about basketball players?

All they get is a pep talk and an encouraging smack on the ass. I suppose your mesh jersey should be enough protection for your “manly” chest hairs. But that’s it. That’s all folks!

So now that my opinions and statistics have been mapped out, is football still your first choice? Is the journey to the goal more treacherous then the trek to the basket?

Think of Steve Nash. His nose is broken in like 15 different places! (Sarcasm people, I AM NOT a huge sports fan. Only for Allen Iverson.)

And speaking of Allen. Ladies do you really want that face to be scarred? Not bruised. Not cut. But scarred. As in, permanent damage.

The author's comments:
This was actually a class assignment. My teacher commented the I was a humorous writer and I felt this opinionated article deserved some attention and hopefully positive feedback. I hope you enjoy this!

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on Dec. 12 2011 at 8:31 pm
b.ballgal16@gmail.com BRONZE, Toronto, Other
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So tru..i play on an Elite girls team. THis year our coach took 14 instead of 12 b/c of all our injuries last year. We haven't played a game yet but there are already 4 injuries from our scrimages and other teams!!!

danny23 said...
on Oct. 26 2011 at 11:22 am
yup thts so tru!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Feb. 28 2010 at 8:21 pm
besticanbe SILVER, Edison, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"There is no substitute for hard work."
-Thomas A. Edison

This is so true. Harder and harder fouls are being committed in the NBA