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Protecting players

New helmet cap being donated to area football teams

September 29, 2013

By JEREMY IZZIO OBSERVER Sports Reporter What started as a kind gesture by a Canadian-based sports apparel company has blossomed into a partnership between two groups sharing a common goal — to rais......

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Sep-30-13 4:00 PM

I have heard that some one close to the family came across the company's web site while researching brain related injuries and that they were the ones to make initial contact because they wanted to help prevent other families from going through what they did. So this is Damon Janes' legacy. The CEO of Noggin Sports was at the benefit Saturday and refused to be interviewed.

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Sep-30-13 12:58 PM


I don't disagree, I'm just saying that we don't know what the real motice behind the company reaching out in this case is.

Sure it may we be completely altruistic on the part of the company, but I wouldn't bet on it.

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Sep-30-13 10:27 AM

Steiner, when are you going to run for public office? you in your mind have all of the right answers. It is too bad that you don't practice what you gaggle or chirp or squeal. I don't smoke never have and don't see the point so I'm glad they banned it. As far as leading yep done that been there Squad Leader, Platoon Leader. Currently Lead 135 people at work. So what else do you want to question?

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Sep-30-13 9:47 AM

And dark star, what better way to use the tragedy to inform people that there is something available to reduce injuries.

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Sep-30-13 8:29 AM


While I support using this product if it increases safety I question the reason the company reached out to the family.

While it might have been done with the best of intentions I suspect it has more to do with the free publicity than anything else.

I mean lets be serious, what better way, and this, to market a product like this then just after a young man dies from a head injury from playing football?

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Sep-30-13 7:48 AM

hey sabre, your thinking skills are slipping. There is a move afoot to ban football. Like all other bans, one cannot be outright blunt about it. Proof ? Smoking, first it was the back of the plane, then total banning Then arrived the bans in stadiums, parks etc. The activists know they gotta start slow to prime the public to accepting more govt regulation. sabre, you are like the gals on the PBS roundtable discusions who actually said, yep they did, that gals as a whole do not think strategically. thats why men seem to lead all the time. Sabre you are not thinking strategically here. Seat bealts were the same way. we were not to be ticketed for not wearing it. Now we are. the 8% sales tax in erie county was temporary, it was, its 8.25%. sabre must fool easy.

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Sep-29-13 9:54 AM

Steiner you could have used a noggin when you were growing up. Obviously a gesture to try and make any contact sport safer is lost in your narrow mind.

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Sep-29-13 8:32 AM

I can see it now. Little by little, the calls made to ban this male sport. There is no conflict resolution or anger management skills used. Dodge ball has been banned in other public schools. This is a job for our local activists. A quality of life goal they could call it.

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