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Old 03-23-2008, 02:40 PM    (permalink
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Adam Schefter reported on NFL Network that the NFL's competition committee is considering a rule that would bar a player from wearing his hair long enough on the field to obscure his name on the back of his jersey. Players like Polamalu and Jaguars cornerback Rashaen Mathis would either need to get a haircut or figure out a way to stuff all that hair in their helmets throughout a game.

NFL forum is pretty dead recently, opinions on this?
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:41 PM    (permalink
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:42 PM    (permalink
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Big deal.....

I fail to see how this is a "damn shame."
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:11 PM    (permalink
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Isn't it easier to call out players with long hair then short? whats the hole point of this?
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:13 PM    (permalink
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good, make the bums look professional, not like thugs
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:26 PM    (permalink
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I'm fine with it. These guys need to realize that this is also a business and there not above the team/league.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:33 PM    (permalink
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good, make the bums look professional, not like thugs
exactly. Plus it eliminates the possibility of the hair tackle
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:34 PM    (permalink
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"Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts" - Jim Morrison

I don't support forced haircuts, however, wasn't someone pulled down by the hair? Anyway, wear a hairnet pfft.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:35 PM    (permalink
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Eric Green tackled Steven Jackson by his hair once, I believe it saved a touchdown so I'm all for the long hair
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:36 PM    (permalink
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i agree with both of you. i work at a fortune 500 company and am growing my hair out long enough to donate it to Lock of Love. the business side of it makes no sense, its pointless. it is the persons choice if he wants to grow it out.

why is long hair associated with thugness?? that doesn't make sense to me. i would be pissed if this rule went down.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:40 PM    (permalink
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dusty dvorchek.

i like hairy tackles.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:42 PM    (permalink
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Get the hell out of here with that ish. "Thugs"? *rolls eyes*
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:48 PM    (permalink
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good, make the bums look professional, not like thugs
So if you have long hair its makes you look like a thug?
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:52 PM    (permalink
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Haha, wow.

I don't even know why the NFL would consider this. Just a lame ass rule to make every player look the same on the field.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:55 PM    (permalink
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So if you have long hair its makes you look like a thug?
Yea man, thug life!

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Old 03-23-2008, 04:12 PM    (permalink
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what ever happened to freedom of expression? I understand the dress code with uniforms and such but i dont think they should start regulating how players keep themselves personally.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:30 PM    (permalink
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I do not see the big deal of this. They said they wouldn't allow the players to wear their hair that long. Nowhere did it say they were going to force them to get haircuts. They just have to get bigger helmets and put it in a ponytail or some **** like that. I wouldn't know. I keep the head shaved.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:31 PM    (permalink
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this has to be one of the dumbest rules ive ever heard.
If they wanna have frickin long hair and take the risk of getting it pulled then its there choice.
This is like telling the players they cant have facial hair
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I would love to see Poly with short hair. I think he would look funny. I also think Mathis would look badass with a fade.
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Polo with shortish hair...

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The NFL is a business...and an employer has a right to make it's employees abide by a dress code...hell, the NBA makes it's players wear suits and ties...why can't the NFL not allow long hair and such...

if the players don't like they shouldn't play PROFESSIONAL football....
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The NFL is a business...and an employer has a right to make it's employees abide by a dress code...hell, the NBA makes it's players wear suits and ties...why can't the NFL not allow long hair and such...

if the players don't like they shouldn't play PROFESSIONAL football....
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There are just so many businesses out there that apply a dress code. Why shouldn't professional athletes getting paid MILLIONS OF DOLLARS have to abide by a similiar rule? And as has been mentioned, it's not even saying they have to get a haircut! They just have to keep their hair from obscuring the name on their jersey.

BIG FRIGGIN' DEAL.
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I don't see why this needs to be done.
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