Safety in sports

July 5th, 2009
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“We’re always siding on the side of precaution” -

Calgary Stampeders head coach John Hufnagel, on CHQR 770

Yogi Berra notwithstanding, it would be unfair to label athletes as having particular difficulty with language. Sure, they give 110% and come to play, etc., but those are just the terms of the trade as we all have wherever we work.

Mr. Hufnagel (literally translated hoof-nail) was being interviewed about a training camp injury to one of his players. It is reassuring to see that concern for safety, albeit poorly-expressed, has made it all the way to the grid-iron.

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By John Weissenberger