The Real Road 2: European Escapade(Game Thread)

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Who had over 400? They obviously didn't sleep at all. I have like nothing so far lol 

Some of y'all have hundreds of pictures so its going to take a couple hours to count everyones after the deadline is up so hang tight. 

Anything after 7:59 will not count just FYI to know when to stop.

I thought the pit stop was tomorrow... Sad

I thought the pit stop was tomorrow... Sad

Every deadline one we've had was posted days before Monday, they were usually just due mondays. 

Who's here for the drivers seat. Also 4 minutes left for the challenge, none will be accepted after 7:59!!!

I am here!

I'm here

Beer in hand 

here for the drivers seat

here

Hello everyone and welcome to the 5th Driver’s Seat Ceremony on this season of…

Sports are apart of everyday culture around the world. Today’s discussion will focus on a growing number of controversies that the sports world has faced in recent years. We will also talk about the positives of sports being such a prominent part of everyday life. I will serve as your moderator and if I feel that answers to questions are becoming too repetitive, off topic, or behavior is becoming uncalled for we will move on to the next question. If your behavior is becoming rude, cruel, or harmful you’ll be asked to leave today’s event. So please, lets get a quality discussion flowing but do it in a non-hurtful or harmful way.

Before we start I’ll present a few facts for you to read and think about for this discussion.

Fact 1)There are between an estimated 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States every year, leading The Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C.) to conclude that sports concussions in the United States have reached an epidemic level.

Fact 2)Once an athlete has suffered an initial concussion, his or her chances of a second one are 3 to 6 times greater than an athlete who has never sustained a concussion.

Fact 3)In 2007, professional wrestler Chris Benoit committed sucicide as well as killing his wife and 7 year old son. Autoposy results showed brain damage due to numerous concussions revealing he had the brain of an elderly alzheimer's patient. He also steroid use which was another alleged reasoning for the tragedy.

Fact 4)about 30 percent of college and professional athletes use anabolic steroids, as do 10 to 20 percent of high school athletes. Among U.S. bodybuilders, studies show that steroid use exceeds 80 percent. Olympic athletes have often been punished for steroid use. 

Fact 5)Sports events are some of the most widely watched television events. 111.9 million people watched this years Super Bowl, The FIFA Womens world cup was watched by 750 million viewers worldwide, and the 2012 summer olympics opening ceremony was watched worldwide by almost 1 billion people.

Facts From

http://prevacus.com/concussions-101/statistics/

http://www.biologyreference.com/A-Ar/Anabolic-Steroids.html

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/06/us/performance-enhancing-drugs-in-sports-f...

http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=record-breaking...

What are your thoughts on the facts/stats presented?

I know concussions are an ongoing issue. I don't know a ton surrounding the issue but I know it seems like there are a lot more procedures put in place to protect athletes.

As far as steroids, I'm not sure what can be done to stop usage. It seems like everyone is on them and everyone has ways with which to cover it up.. It's definitely an unfair advantage, and those numbers are shockingly high.

I'm afraid of steroids for some reason. But more seriously, I don't know why athletes use them; because it's an artificial substance that makes them stronger for a short period. However, this strength isn't very "reel" and hence don't show their "real" strength... Maybe what I wrote might sound childish and immature, but this is what I think on this matter.

 

Concussions are a scary thing - and to think that parents put their sons in tackle football at a young age is crazy. I don't know what age they start them now but I think it should be pushed back a few years. 

Concussions often go undiagnosed in sports. Should athletes be required to past psych exams before being allowed to compete?

What are your thoughts on the facts/stats presented?

sports are one of my favorite things ever and I grew up playing a ton of sports as well. It is very sad about concussions and how it affects you later on down the road and thank the lord for modern day medicine now because we can deduct concussions a lot easier now than we used to be able to which can help in the situations in sports today. Unfortunately we can't help the damage that has already been done. 

When you do a sport especially footballs you are aware of what you are getting into. They now take a lot of precounsions I no football at some highschools you are only allowed contact at practice so many times during the season 

Concussions often go undiagnosed in sports. Should athletes be required to past psych exams before being allowed to compete?

i thought they have to now a days... as in professional sports. But I may be wrong

Concussions could be terrible for some people, especially the youngest one. It's very dangerous and with the use of steroids some could tackle others really badly and could even paralyzed them...

Concussions often go undiagnosed in sports. Should athletes be required to past psych exams before being allowed to compete?

I think that should be mandatory yes 

Btw I had a concussion once but it was bc a car accident. Scary shit and very debilitating.

Concussions often go undiagnosed in sports. Should athletes be required to past psych exams before being allowed to compete?

Yes. 

But nowadays with medicine, it could be fixed as long as they aren't quite severe...

Concussions often go undiagnosed in sports. Should athletes be required to past psych exams before being allowed to compete?

not a physc test but maybe conncution test which I know in high school I would need to do one as a requirement during my physical   

Concussions often go undiagnosed in sports. Should athletes be required to past psych exams before being allowed to compete?

I think so. Yea it would suck for the athletes who wouldn't be able to compete but I think their lives should be more important than the career.

Btw I had a concussion once but it was bc a car accident. Scary shit and very debilitating.

 

me to, snowboarding and I did nothing. 

Look at fact 3 specifically. Had he been properly diagnosed or examined, do you think that tradegy could have been prevented? Is he to blame or the sport he played that damaged him?

Look at fact 3 specifically. Had he been properly diagnosed or examined, do you think that tradegy could have been prevented? Is he to blame or the sport he played that damaged him?

i would say the sport should be to blame. If you have seen the movie concussion (besides will smiths terrible accent) the NFL a lot of times would just send them back in after getting blown up in a tackle. Now a days that doesn't happen and they are required to come off. 

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