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Have You Heard of This Thing Called "The Superbowl"?

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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 09:16 PM
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Sremmos80
How do you not figure this is a rant?
You didn't bring up anything other then your views on why one would watch football
If you can't wrap your head around getting together with friends and family to have a good time then I am sorry for you.
I am sure you have been in a gathering of people that showed extreme passion towards something that you are interested in.


Scrabble comes to mind, not football. I've actually heard of the Superbowl being compared to the gladiators, which isn't exactly reassuring.
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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 09:17 PM
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pheonix358
So who won and what was the score.

I don't like US football much. I can't see why the sissies need all that armor. In Aussie Rules we don't use armor, it slows the game down. Why do they only play for an hour? Is that all they got?

It is almost like the players have no brains. You have to have a defense team and an offense team and you switch them over because what, they can't learn the other skill set.

If you want action, real fast paced action, take a look at Aussie Rules Football and see how real men play with balls.

P


That's funny. My Razorbacks just recruited an Aussie player a couple years back named Sam Irwin Hill.

On our team he is just a punter.
He would be crushed if he played a different position.

Great punter though. He can kick with either leg. That's impressive.

When defensive ends can weigh upwards of 260lbs and run a sub 5 second 40, you want pads.
Otherwise multiple people would suffer concussions each and every time a game was played.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 09:31 PM
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Aaron Gibson was 6'6" and 440 LBS... freaking behemoth.
Shaun ROgers ran a 5.3 40-yard dash... and was 6'4" and 350.

I dont know if there are bigger ones than Gibson, but he was STOUT for his height.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 09:35 PM
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When defensive ends can weigh upwards of 260lbs and run a sub 5 second 40, you want pads. Otherwise multiple people would suffer concussions each and every time a game was played.


Yea right, watch a game of Aussie Rules and come back and tell me why you need the armor. Our armor consists of mouth guards and genital guards. Yea, granted, we do have the odd concussion here and there.

The thing is, our guys run around for the whole game, none of this stop so the sissies can get their breath back.

Go on, be a devil, watch a game.

Oh, and the reason you guys have the cross bar is so that your players can tell the goal from a flag pole. Otherwise the game would stop and the players would be like, hey, where's the flag gone to!

P



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 09:36 PM
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Yeah, the Razorbacks also have a left tackle that is SIX TEN and weighs like 320 (he will likely bulk up to around 340 or so, maybe even 350).
I was just using the example of the defensive end position because they're generally the quickest of the big guys.

Either way you don't want ANY of those guys bearing down on you, pads or not.

But to be a bit more specific, American football is more of a chess match than Aussie rules melee ball.

And its a lot of fun to watch.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 09:40 PM
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I like BOTH sports... I dont see what all the whining is between the countries and why some have this HUGE issue with American football. I guess we all have to gripe and whine about something. I prefer whining about taxes and rude drivers and unruly children is restaurants.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 09:43 PM
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Oh, I like watching several sports.
I have nothing against Aussie Rules ball. I just prefer American Football.

I also like watching the European Soccer games.
Wanna talk about crazy ass fans...that's where its at.

American football fans are tame in comparison.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 09:56 PM
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I have a very deep-rooted disdain for all things football. It's just stupid.

I don't care if it takes the brain power of deepblue no deserves millions to throw an air filled elipsoid around a field of fake grass. No one.

Its all an excuse for subhuman meat-heads to gather with other meat-heads and yell at a bunch of other meat-heads. The entire practice is practically barbaric. We should have evolved beyond such lacking behaviors. Alas...

But I am extremely bias, like I said. Go 'Merica. Toss me 'nother beer, Clem and hand me the Cheetos bowl. Enjoy your cigarette.

But, hey its all good, baby. Eris knows what's best for her babies and its discord, kid.

Seriously though, enjoy your footballs friends, I'm glad we live in a place where that's even an option.

Kallisti


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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 10:18 PM
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Being a girl I agree it's nothing really to jump up and down about, but I do understand the fandom. Fans are FANatics, that's what it means to be a fan of anything that you personally like or enjoy.

Me personally, I'm a fan of some musicians and become glued to the screen if one is on TV. It's enjoyable

I suppose it's fun to watch football because it's an event where friends can gather in one place and celebrate or be pissed off together

This is the first year I've had no males in the house so I didn't have to listen to this senseless racket, delivering trays of food, working as a server ( slave), however when my friend texted Bruno Mars was on, I put it on to watch him. I was glued!

Congratulations seahawks!!!

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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 10:23 PM
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pheonix358
So who won and what was the score.

I don't like US football much. I can't see why the sissies need all that armor. In Aussie Rules we don't use armor, it slows the game down. Why do they only play for an hour? Is that all they got?

It is almost like the players have no brains. You have to have a defense team and an offense team and you switch them over because what, they can't learn the other skill set.

If you want action, real fast paced action, take a look at Aussie Rules Football and see how real men play with balls.

P


Actually, they switch because the offense and defenses are very elaborate.

Our college coach has an offensive playbook that is said to be about as thick as the average phone book. Each player has to know by heart every play, his position, every other player's position, the snap counts and any possible variations. They also have to learn the signals.

You should watch the sideline coaches make signals. That's crazy.

Defenses aren't much simpler.

It's not that players can't or that they don't have brains.

In fact, my team has a couple of guys who are academic All-American and All League and one of those is in engineering.

It's just that American football is highly specialized.
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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 10:25 PM
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Regarding why is it so great if you're the best at a sport or game. You must not understand or respect Olympic athletes

How can that not be great?
Not saying I would desire it.
You gotta give credit where credit is due though.


Cannot wait for the Olympics to start. I will be glued to the tv for that, Canadian networks because it's live, not taped to watch snippets in prime time. I like LIVE sports.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 10:34 PM
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Hey, I am only using some humor here. All sports are good. The real problem with different sports is that they can confuse the bejeebers out of you if you don't know the game and quite frankly you only know the ones that you are used to.

Some sports are fast, like Aussie Rules and some are are slow as, like cricket.

Just depends what you like.

Congrats to the winning team. Their supporters can now celebrate! To the losers, well, you were there, you did good, you really didn't lose, no one really loses etc etc. I don't believe that crap but, that's what they try to tell the kids these days.

Reality, the losers lost! Better luck next year.

P

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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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pheonix358
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Hey, I am only using some humor here. All sports are good. The real problem with different sports is that they can confuse the bejeebers out of you if you don't know the game and quite frankly you only know the ones that you are used to.

Some sports are fast, like Aussie Rules and some are are slow as, like cricket.

Just depends what you like.

Congrats to the winning team. Their supporters can now celebrate! To the losers, well, you were there, you did good, you really didn't lose, no one really loses etc etc. I don't believe that crap but, that's what they try to tell the kids there days.

Reality, the losers lost! Better luck next year.

P


Cricket, now there's one I don't get. I'll need to figure it out someday.


The big thing about soccer with me that makes it a little less enjoyable than some others for me is that they'll let those guys run all over the place for so long and then let them tie! Say what? You can't let them tie ... but I can't completely get all over that because football used to end that way not so long ago, too. I think I was actually at one of the last ties allowed in college football.

The problem I have with the sports thing is that so many people spend time knocking something they don't get.

Now, I understand if you don't like something because you don't get it, but don't knock the people who do. Just 'cause you don't get it doesn't make it not worthwhile. Really. I don't get high art or fashion or even the whole wine scene, but I'm not going to knock the people who are into those things and get them. Or opera ... what's up with that?!



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 11:09 PM
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It is just a distraction to keep people from paying attention to what is really going on. If I was one of TPTB I would do things that could cause a revolt during the superbowl, when no one is paying attention.



posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 12:38 AM
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What day is the Super Bowl on?

I don't want to miss it.



posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 12:40 AM
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Never really understood the whole sports obsession. When I was young my grandfather was always isolated in his room staring at his TV for hours every Sunday (he isn't AS bad about it anymore)... It makes no sense to me. I've never really played sports and don't enjoy watching them for any length of time. I mean my attention span for sports is mere minutes. If I did play, I could understand the interest to a point I guess. I "watch" the Superbowl every year which really means I watch them clobber each other a little while I chat, eat, drink, use my phone, etc. I usually don't even know who was playing by the time it ends! I always miss all the "good" parts that make the fans scream from joy or anger, it's like I can look at the screen and try but it all becomes a blur and I still don't see what's happening until the commercials come on. *shrug*

Then again, people don't understand my obsession with computers and technology and usually look at me the same way I look at sports fans when I start talking about them. So, to each his own. But it is silly that these people are filthy rich from throwing a ball around.



posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 12:45 AM
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So, to each his own.


Yep!


But it is silly that these people are filthy rich from throwing a ball around.


Equally as silly as people programming computers



posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 02:20 AM
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I tend to pay attention to that "game" called life, where we the people seem to be losing to NWO star quarterback King obozo who has scored about a thousand touchdowns for tyranny.



posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 03:20 AM
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ItCameFromOuterSpace
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If you actually took the time to fully understand the game and its nuances, you'd realize that football has more in common with the game of chess. It's actually very complex. The culture surrounding it may be a little dumb, but it's about having fun. People don't really allow themselves to have fun anymore since you must be an idiot if you're having a good time.


Profesional sports is not about fun. Its about the all mighty dollar, plain and simple.
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posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 04:37 AM
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I sympathize with the 'sports-haters' of the world I really do. It wasn't long ago that I was one too. It all seems so simple and barbaric and a waste of time and money.

The thing that irks me the most about hardcore sports enthusiasm isnt just the amount of energy spent on rooting for the home team, its that IF WE CARED, COLLECTIVELY, HALF AS MUCH ABOUT OUR GAMES AS WE COULD ABOUT SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE AND MEANINGUL WE'D BE BUILDING PYRAMIDS AND CONQUERING SPACE. Or something equally epic... our focus is a bit misplaced...

But let me also say, as I wear this Seahawks sweatshirt and toddle off to bed from an epic evening: American football is great.
The athleticism is amazing, the game is complex, and the emotion is real.
A couple guys have already explained a bit of the nuance involved in for instance having players suited for different roles and complicated strategies. and the clock just adds structure and even more strategy to the game, its not literal.

Also guys, I can enjoy football, even look and talk like a fan, while maintaining interests and conversations varying from mycology to electrical engineering.
Not to mention the scholarly and thought provoking concepts brought forward at ATS...


So rather than hatin. Maybe consider football another interesting facet of life on earth circa 2014 and just enjoy the spectacle that is existence.



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