Danny Wells' idiocy. Take 2.
But before we get to the "ban boxing" angle, let's look at another example of his idiocy. He calls for reporters to get hot dogs in the press box at the new ballpark.
A telephone in the press box would help reporters covering the Power. And maybe a hot dog during the game since reporters don’t have time to stand in lines for food.And then in the next sentence he calls for 5 inning baseball games.
I wonder if he'd still want hotdogs in the pressbox then, or does he think the reporters could make it through five innings without starving to death?
I hereby come out in favor of raising basketball baskets a foot and putting a five-inning limit on all baseball games.
Now, let's get back to the boxing issue. He refers to a story of 40+ years ago when some guy died from boxing injuries. He has to go back FORTY YEARS to try and make his point. The best part, is he even throws some of the blame on the referee for not stopping the fight in that case. Does he even WATCH boxing today? I'd assert that he does not. The referees today are ULTRA quick to stop fights, for the simple fact they don't want anyone getting seriously hurt. They are infintely more trained and professional than they were forty years ago. Did he see the Klitchco fight this weekend? The guy gets one punch square on the chin, goes down, pops right back up, and the ref STILL stopped the fight.
If he's truly concerned about saving lives, I wonder if he's got the balls to come out and advocate the banning of auto racing? I tried to find some comprehensive statistics on auto racing deaths, but couldn't really find any in a quick search. But I did find that from 1959 to 2001, 27 drivers died at Daytona International Speedway. That's one death every 1.5 years, at that one track, alone. People still die in that sport, and have for years. Methinks with his newfound "status" as a politician in West Virginia, Dannyboy doesn't have the guts to call for a ban on auto racing in his column.
But no, Dannyboy has to drag up stuff from forty years ago, to try and make his point about banning boxing. Danny writes "Save brains. Ban boxing."
I know of a better way to save brains. Don't read Danny's columns. I can actually feel my IQ being lowered with each word of his I read.