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Banning long hair in the back of the helmet - like it or not?

Poll closed Mar 30, 2008.
  1. I am all for banning the long locks

    20.7%
  2. I don't think the players should have to change it at all

    48.3%
  3. I am not certain which way I feel about that right now

    2.1%
  4. I could care less either way - Its a non-issue

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  1. PATRIOT64

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    On the NFL Network earlier this week Adam Schefter reported that the NFL is looking to likely ban all flowing hair which hangs down in the back of the helmet and covers the name and their number in some circumstances.

    Maroney may need to cut back those locks a bit and of course we all know the guy with the biggest locks is Troy Polamalu or Rashaen Mathis so its going to be an unpopular choice with some of the guys in today's league.

    This banning proposal may have been the result of the dangerous tackle Larry Johnson made on Polamalu a season back by yanking him awkwardly down by his hair.

    Are you for it or against the likely ban?
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    Incredibly stupid, incredibly petty. I don't even know where to begin.

    If I were a player, I'd tell the NFL to f itself.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    On one hand, it's pretty stupid. On the other hand, if it actually does hinder officials and put players in danger, then I guess it's fine. Don't really care one way or the other.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    I can see having a ban on not blocking the number on their back. But, since it's legal to grab them by the hair I say grow it out.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    While I don't think the long hair flowing from players helmets looks good I couldn't care less how long it is.

    I don't think the NFL should ban it but if I ever hear about a player complaining because he was yanked down by his hair and injured I would just laugh and say cut it then.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    No need to cut the hair. Just keep it wrapped up inside the helmet. It would be a stupid rule though.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    That is an idiotic idea, for god sakes don't they have better things to do.. if a player wants long hair, he assumes the risk.. no big deal..
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    ridiculous...let the spirit of the game live on. i'm a big skeptic of the slippery slope, if they ban long hair what else will they ban?
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    The NFL can do whatever it wants. This is only an issue between them and the NFLPA. I would think this would have to be included in the next contract round, though. If I were a player, I'd oppose it just for the sake of avoiding the slippery slope. I won't happen, IMO, but I could care less.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    I think it's a great idea, for practical reasons: it can help protect a player from serious injury if he's yanked down by the hair from the back, and in some cases the player's name is covered up on the back of his jersey. Plus, it just looks like crap -- very sloppy. I can't understand why a football player would want really long hair to begin with. I'm surprised the league waited so long to consider doing something about it.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    Hairgate, this is the distraction we have been waiting for.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    I'm assuming this potential ban could be more for the "clean cut" look to get away from the NFL having a "league of thugs." Too many, long dreads gives the appearance of gangster and thugs. In reality, I think this would be a petty ban. Ban criminals with records, IMO, but banning long hair and dreads, I'm speechless.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    Ya know,

    If they really wanted to ban something because of a risk of injury, I'd say ban those huge earrings some guys are wearing. That's a really good way to get a chunk of your ear torn off or ripped open if your helmet gets twisted and or yanked off. I've seen it happen before and it's not pretty at all. The guy needed quite a few stitches to close it up. Bled like a stuck pig, too, but then all head wounds do. :eek:

    Respects,
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    Commissioner Clouseau strikes again.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    Of all the issues the league needs to tackle, this is the one that they seem to be strongest against.

    Why not fix the stupid pass interference rule where games are getting affected by ticky-tack and phantom calls allowing for offenses to get 40-50 yards gains and/or placed on the one yard line? That is far more important to the game than whether someone's hair is covering their name on their jerseys.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    What about religious reasons for wearing hair long?

    From Rastas, Sikhs, Samoans or Native Americans?

    You think a Sikh guy could fit his hair inside his helmet??? No way!

    For that matter, what about a Hasidic Jew? Or an Amish kid?
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    Exactly! Let the NFL focus on nonsense like this rather than

    trying to figure out new ways to screw the Patriots.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    Not so fast there.

    I personally believe this is a direct attack on Mr. Maroney. :mad:

    Roger Goodell is made of glass.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    I'm with you on this ... I think it looks like crap also ... tuck it in or cut it.
     
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    Re: NFL likely to ban long hair flowing from helmets - Are you for it or against it?

    I love the dreads. Keep the dreads!!! Next they'll be saying players with excessive tattoo's need to cover up....:rolleyes:
     
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