NFL and other sports

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by GotWood, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    Year #2 of not watching the NFL or otherwise sports. I got so sick of the protesting that I completely walked away and I don't miss it a bit. Anyone else?
     
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  2. hurt4x4

    hurt4x4 Well-Known Member

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    Year #25 of not watching sports, because there are tons of other productive things I would rather do than watch other people Play a game.
     
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  3. orange150

    orange150 Well-Known Member

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    Year #31 of not watching non Motorsports...
     
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  4. RHSCTJ

    RHSCTJ Well-Known Member

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    I watch football on friday nights and saturday. Nfl has really lost me. And not because of the protests. Their product has just become boring to me.
     
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  5. jyaks

    jyaks Searching for a 6 seater Jeep...

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    I watch NHL this about it. The NFL has never interested me and it's gonna be flag football in 5 years
     
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  6. obullfish

    obullfish Well-Known Member

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    I don't watch anything that you can be a worthless thug and make millions of $$$$$$$ at.
     
  7. C.Berry

    C.Berry Bad News

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    College football ftw... I've slowly got away from NFL this years gonna do it tho! Already cancelled Sunday ticket at this house after seeing what NFL prez said about the scumbags throwing fists in the air and disrespecting my country's flag, fuck em!
     
  8. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    Last "sport" I showed any intrest in was HS wrestling when I was in 9th grade. Other than that, no intrest at all. Imo there's no bigger waste of time than watching a bunch of big dumb meatheads placed upon an unworthy pedestal and given the world at their disposal. If only every sports fanatic was that passionate about stuff that actually mattered....
    Don't even get me started on outdoor shows aired on TV. Bunch of fake ass wimps that glorify idiocy without teaching any respect for the outdoors.
     
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  9. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Don't watch many sports at all any more, mainly catch college football highlights. I've always thought the concept of being a 'fan' was odd, being so wrapped up in something that you have literally no involvement in and has no impact on your life. Even being an alum or ex-player for a particular school, no bearing on their life. And I've long thought sports need to stop lying to themselves, either have a zero tolerance policy or be honest and say we don't give a rats what 'fill in the blank' player does as long as we make money. They've set the precedent that you can literally get away with everything up to murder with irrefutable evidence. ESPN has even become a soundboard for political stances and race baiting. All that said, chemistry labs, garage builds, tax returns, etc etc aren't selling out 100,000 capacity stadiums.
     
  10. frankenyoter

    frankenyoter No Rain, No Rainbow

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    While I've found a decent game entertaining it has been due to friends getting together to watch it. On my own I don't care. Don't really care when it's supposed to be a big deal either. Only exception is the Superbowl but that mostly is an excuse to cook bad for you food and do nothing all day.

    I just can't see devoting so much time and effort into something that does nothing to better my life. Albeit entertainment, I can find more rewarding sources of entertainment. Like watching this caterpillar

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  11. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    I loved football. Played through HS and never missed a Superbowl since I was probable 10 until last year. But now looking back I have to agree with many of the posts here, what a waste.

    Not watching caterpillars, but this intake is going about as fast! IMG_20170917_090554709.jpg
     
  12. Wes

    Wes Well-Known Member

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    I could watch college football everyday of the week, but I could care less if the NFL disappeared today. Some folks stare death in the face everyday and make peanuts while these ass clowns play a backyard game for millions. Then have the nerve to shit on the flag while troops are in harms way as we speak. :fuck-you: The NFL and those players.
     
  13. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    Had a homie at work tell me I wasn't a man because I don't watch sports.

    I asked him if he could hunt or grow his own food, if he could fix his own vehicle or make parts for it, if he could fix his leaky roof or run some new plumbing for an addition he had built, if he could survive if Wal-Mart was closed for a month.

    His answer was " shit dat aint wat make a man yo"
     
  14. mbalbritton

    mbalbritton #@$%!

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    Try watching Rugby. You may not understand it at first, but once you get the grasp of it it's awesome.

    I can't stand watching sports, especially football. They play for 7 seconds then stand around talking for 2-5 min. Play for 7 seconds, then stand around again. There might be 15 minutes of actual playing time in a game.

    Rugby on the other hand is the same physical contact for 90 minutes and the only time you stop is if the ball gonout of bounds, there's a penalty, some scores or maybe someone gets seriously injured. If it's a minor injury, you better hobble, crawl or claw your ass to the sideline so someone else can take your place.
     
  15. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    I tell people I quit paying attention to sports when I became an adult.

    It's not 100% true, but it's 100% awesome.
     
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  16. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    My favorite line is when someone says "you don't do (whatever we are talking about) man, it awesome"
    I always come back with" G.I. Joe was awesome too, then I grew up"
     
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  17. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    I've never really been interested in sports. I was basically forced to play baseball as a kid. I do enjoy an occasional minor league game every now and again, but only if I'm there watching it.

    I'd much rather do something that can make me some extra money instead of wasting a few hours watching overpaid people bitch about getting hit while they play a game.
     
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  18. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Yep, good chance to hang out with friends and eat. Most of my friends don't really care about the game either.
    Truth!
     
  19. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    I never got into college ball because I didn't go to college I guess. As for getting paid though how do you figure college athletes are not getting paid? There have been many instances where players have received cars or apartments or their presents have benefited from alumni. Now that's probably more common in larger markets but what about athletic scholarships? Over a 4 year period that could equal over $100k worth of "pay". And how can these colleges afford this? And why are the athletic complex so grand but you can't keep the AC working in the science lab? By selling merchandise to fans and selling tickets and rights for games etc. Afterwards, many players graduate with a BS degree that they wouldn't have passed had the administration not stepped in to"help". And a coach is making 7 figures but the teachers are working part time at Applebee's.

    Wow I'm getting old.....
     
  20. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    Damn I thought I was the only person around that doesnt really care about sports. I feel better now.
    I do like to watch me some Little league world series.
    And I watch some MLB with my kids just cause they want to watch different pitching and hitting mechanics so they can get better on the field themselves.
    NFL, NBA, and Nascar all suck.
     
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  21. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    Nascar died with Dale.
     
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  22. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    NASCAR died with the COT
     
  23. Wes

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    And restrictor plates
     
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  24. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    American football and NASCAR are the two sports that make Americans the laughing stock across the world. Low and behold, the two most ignorant sports in the world.
    That sort of thing matters to me and I'm not even sure why.
     
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  25. UTfball68

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    That goes back to what I was saying about zero tolerance or just being honest. It was comical how many guys I played with and guys I knew at other schools (ACC/SEC/Big East/etc, didn't matter) that had 'Uncles' that magically bought them a new Benz their Jr/Sr years. Even me, as a second string offensive lineman, I rarely had to pay for a meal or a drink. It's everywhere, I truly think it depends on who the NCAA wants to target at that particular time.

    To be fair, I'd call that "pay" as much as it is "pay" for the science scholar that ends up with a full ride somewhere for their academic performance. And considering the sport will easily consume 6 more hours a day on top of the standard 8am-3pm class schedule, the athlete would have significantly less time to actually work at a paying job. Furthermore, the science scholar has no red tape when it comes to working...they can be a stripper, work at a car wash, work for their uncle and never have to show up, etc etc...the athlete can't. The NCAA puts a ridiculous amount of restrictions on athletes and work. I had two 3 month battles trying to get approval, to do my course study mandated internship with Price Waterhouse Cooper my junior year and Dixon Hughes my Senior year...why, because as an intern I was going to make $22-25/hr, and that threw up a red flag to the NCAA as an athlete making too much money.

    And that goes back to my comment, the science lab isn't selling out 100,000 person stadiums. Not saying it's right, but I doubt you'll be convincing very many folks to stop going to games so they can see a reaction in a beaker in the science lab.

    Again...to be fair, there are plenty of kids that aren't athletes that get BS degrees, 'get help' and flunk out all on their own too.
     
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