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Old 02-12-24, 10:13 AM
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Today is the day we all go back to Best Buy to return the big-screen TVs we all bought on Saturday....
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Originally Posted by smd4
And?

A game that can end with zero goals. Boring by definition.

To be fair though, those long scoreless games can be ended with excellent shootouts in which each team gets to stand right in front of the giant goal and see who can blast more shots past a goalie with a 50% chance of lunging the wrong way.
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Originally Posted by wheelreason
Is that the one one on 26th st? That was our "home court" in college.
No, Iím talking about the one on 168 st near Columbia Presbyterian Hosp. My school was on 152 st and Amsterdam.
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Originally Posted by MaxKatt
To be fair though, those long scoreless games can be ended with excellent shootouts in which each team gets to stand right in front of the giant goal and see who can blast more shots past a goalie with a 50% chance of lunging the wrong way.
Maybe just use those and dispense with the 90 minute snooze-fest.
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Look no further than to the Simpsons if you want to know all about soccer....

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Let’s remember the origins of American football. It was invented as a way to toughen up college boys who weren’t lucky enough to come of age (edit: "fighting age") while the US was fighting in a war.

America didn’t want to raise no sissy boys.

So many American values represented in the game, mostly toxic ones.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Maybe just use those and dispense with the 90 minute snooze-fest.

Agreed.

I'm an NBA guy myself. More scoring and non-stop action than the NFL with none of the brain damage.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Letís remember the origins of American football. It was invented as a way to toughen up college boys who werenít lucky enough to come of age while the US was fighting in a war.
The first football game was played by college boys who absolutely came of age while the US was fighting a war.
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Originally Posted by MaxKatt
Agreed.

I'm an NBA guy myself. More scoring and non-stop action than the NFL with none of the brain damage.
Basketball is all offense no defense, soccer is all defense no offense. Men's vs women's basketball are different games, though. Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to watch either NBA or women's college basketball. The college game was watchable.
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Originally Posted by smd4
The first football game was played by college boys who absolutely came of age while the US was fighting a war.
The reported first college game was in 1869. I don't think there was a US war then.
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy
Today is the day we all go back to Best Buy to return the big-screen TVs we all bought on Saturday....
Forgot about that. That sort of thing is one reason REI changed its refund policy. People would buy gear for a one-time trip and then return it. One nickname was Rental Equipment, Inc.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
The reported first college game was in 1869. I don't think there was a US war then.
Those college players obviously "came of age" during the late unpleasantness.
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Originally Posted by Iride01
Did you notice that was the Jackson State Sonic Boom Marching Band at the halftime show?!
Didn't see any logos on their uniforms, so I didn't know who it was.

HBCU marching bands can whup up on any "Pride of the XXX" bands.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Those college players obviously "came of age" during the late unpleasantness.
I was thinking "came of age" means "fighting age". As in "old enough to fight in a war". Roughly college age.

The upshot was that there was this sudden influx of college kids who were "soft", because they hadn't fought.
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I've never been a big football guy, but this is the first year in a while where the Super Bowl is the only complete game I watched. Within the framework of what American Football is, it was a really good game, IMO.
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Originally Posted by Eyes Roll
It is a physical sport. Also, throwing, catching, and running...doesn't require much skill.
Your ignorance is showing.
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Originally Posted by smd4
And?

A game that can end with zero goals. Boring by definition.
Rarely happens if you support Man City. Of course nobody likes to see a scoreless draw, but they are actually quite uncommon.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Beautiful? If you like watching paint dry. Can there be a more boing sport?
I'm guessing that the 1.5 billion people who watch the World Cup final (about 12x as many as watch the Super Bowl) are all just dopes, in your opinion. The sort of rubes who prefer disc brakes and cf frames.
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I'm guessing that the 1.5 billion people who watch the World Cup final (about 12x as many as watch the Super Bowl) are all just dopes, in your opinion. The sort of rubes who prefer disc brakes and cf frames.
Are you this angry all the time? That must suck.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Are you this angry all the time? That must suck.
You think that's anger? Funny.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
You think that's anger? Funny.
You just seem like you're pissed off all the time, that's all.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I've never been a big football guy, but this is the first year in a while where the Super Bowl is the only complete game I watched. Within the framework of what American Football is, it was a really good game, IMO.
...I read some article or another headline, that referred to one of the SF linemen rupturing his Achilles tendon on the sidelines, possibly while warming up. Speculation was that he was so distracted by Taylor Swift and her A list friends, that he tore it while stretching, turning in a moment of inattention. I did not watch the game, I did not watch the commercials, and I did not see the halftime show. I have been to Vegas a couple of times, though.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Beautiful? If you like watching paint dry. Can there be a more boing sport?
Baseball. Golf. Cricket. In increasing order of boringness.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Beautiful? If you like watching paint dry. Can there be a more boing sport?
Boing sport? Like pogo sticks?
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Letís remember the origins of American football. It was invented as a way to toughen up college boys who werenít lucky enough to come of age while the US was fighting in a war.

America didnít want to raise no sissy boys.

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...there has to be a better way than a sport dedicated to chronic brain injury.
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