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Old 08-21-17, 08:54 PM
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I Want to Quit Football but I'm Addicted

I hardly ever even watch a game, but I can't help at least following it from a distance. It's a great sport, and I always loved playing it (the non tackle varieties).

But.... I'm getting closer and closer to revulsion at the thought of young men pulping their brains for entertainment purposes. Sooner or later, the balance will tip and I'll be done with it.
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Old 08-21-17, 09:41 PM
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Don't know how, but never got into it, can't stand to watch it.
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Old 08-21-17, 09:45 PM
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...I always figured that if I wanted to watch a buncha guys pumped up on 'roids banging each other around, wrestling was the way to go.
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Old 08-21-17, 10:51 PM
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...I always figured that if I wanted to watch a buncha guys pumped up on 'roids banging each other around, wrestling was the way to go.
For me its the action at the ball. Catching a long throw with a guy in your face trying to break it up. Or throwing that throw. Or evasive running with guys after you. Etc.

Plus the TV experience is great. Lots of commercial breaks to take your eyes off the screen and be social.... unlike soccer where you have be glued to it all the dam time so as not to miss the unlikely event where something ever happens.
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Football, with the certainty now that brains are being turned to mush, is our gladiator sport for the masses.
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I see football as being on borrowed time now. It's not like MMA where anyone can start training and jump into the ring. Football requires an organized pipeline to produce players at a high level. I see those shutting down in the relatively near future.
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Old 08-22-17, 08:19 AM
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dgo, grow a set, please.
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Old 08-22-17, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
dgo, grow a set, please.
There's nothing in watching young men pulp their brains that requires "a set".

I think you are mistaken about what our "set" is for.
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Originally Posted by dgodave View Post
Plus the TV experience is great. Lots of commercial breaks to take your eyes off the screen and be social.... unlike soccer where you have be glued to it all the dam time so as not to miss the unlikely event where something ever happens.
That looks like an argument against football and for soccer.
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I hardly ever even watch a game, but I can't help at least following it from a distance. It's a great sport, and I always loved playing it (the non tackle varieties).

But.... I'm getting closer and closer to revulsion at the thought of young men pulping their brains for entertainment purposes. Sooner or later, the balance will tip and I'll be done with it.

Tear your own shoulder rotator cuff out.......several times so it dislocates turning over in your bed at night.




That still might not do it so in the meantime check out this hit at 2:16 minutes of the video.

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Old 08-22-17, 10:39 AM
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There's nothing in watching young men pulp their brains that requires "a set".

I think you are mistaken about what our "set" is for.
This men willingly sacrifice their bodies for glory. Ain't nothing wrong with that.
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This men willingly sacrifice their bodies for glory. Ain't nothing wrong with that.
No, their minds. Thats stupid.
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Unfortunately, kids start in football early enough in their lives to not be able to make an educated decision with regards to the pros and cons of the activity.

And another unfortunate consequence is that other sports take a back seat to football and don't get near the funding. Basketball is probably the nearest sport with regards to infrastructure and funding, but I would bet that school football has more money devoted to it.
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The NYT take on it and it is harsher than the OP:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/o...-athletes.html
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The NYT take on it and it is harsher than the OP:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/o...-athletes.html
I'll bet that most of the college ballplayers that have ambitions to play pro ball are permanently out for injuries before they ever get there.
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Originally Posted by dgodave View Post
I hardly ever even watch a game, but I can't help at least following it from a distance. It's a great sport, and I always loved playing it (the non tackle varieties).

But.... I'm getting closer and closer to revulsion at the thought of young men pulping their brains for entertainment purposes. Sooner or later, the balance will tip and I'll be done with it.
I still enjoy watching the NFL but I have to admit my passion for it has waned a bit.
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No, their minds. Thats stupid.
That's not your choice to make, Commie.
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That's not your choice to make, Commie.
What choice did I make thats not mine?
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