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Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 08 Sep 2017, 11:06am
by Flex
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 9:47am
matedog wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 9:26am
What are Boston fans upset about? Hasn't their team dominated under his tenure?
Suspended St. Tom for 4 games last season.
Yeah. Fuck Goodell.

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 08 Sep 2017, 11:07am
by JennyB
I found out something interesting last week. My niece is a cheerleader at her high school. I am very disappointed in her - she is very mopey, so I thought she would be dressing in all black and listening to Joy Division by now. But she's evidently very bubbly at school, so she just hates her family. Anyway, she told me that they didn't have enough kids to form a freshman football team, and they anticipate the numbers going town each year. I don't think this is surprising, but it will be interesting to see how long football lasts.

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 08 Sep 2017, 11:26am
by Dr. Medulla
JennyB wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 11:07am
I found out something interesting last week. My niece is a cheerleader at her high school. I am very disappointed in her - she is very mopey, so I thought she would be dressing in all black and listening to Joy Division by now. But she's evidently very bubbly at school, so she just hates her family. Anyway, she told me that they didn't have enough kids to form a freshman football team, and they anticipate the numbers going town each year. I don't think this is surprising, but it will be interesting to see how long football lasts.
I've been arguing for some time that football is cascading toward minor status. The mounting evidence that playing it competitively literally shortens one's quality of life is going to mean fewer kids from families of means will allow their kids to play. It'll come to be dominated by kids from poverty who do so for the same reason so many join the military—it's a risk, but there's greater potential reward than working at Wal-Mart. As well, the potential for lawsuits could cripple some high school and small college football programs (or the insurance premiums to deal with the same). I don't watch much football anymore because I can't get it out of my mind that whenever there's a big hit, that guy suffered some degree of brain damage. It's just unsettling as hell.

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 08 Sep 2017, 11:46am
by JennyB
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 11:26am
JennyB wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 11:07am
I found out something interesting last week. My niece is a cheerleader at her high school. I am very disappointed in her - she is very mopey, so I thought she would be dressing in all black and listening to Joy Division by now. But she's evidently very bubbly at school, so she just hates her family. Anyway, she told me that they didn't have enough kids to form a freshman football team, and they anticipate the numbers going town each year. I don't think this is surprising, but it will be interesting to see how long football lasts.
I've been arguing for some time that football is cascading toward minor status. The mounting evidence that playing it competitively literally shortens one's quality of life is going to mean fewer kids from families of means will allow their kids to play. It'll come to be dominated by kids from poverty who do so for the same reason so many join the military—it's a risk, but there's greater potential reward than working at Wal-Mart. As well, the potential for lawsuits could cripple some high school and small college football programs (or the insurance premiums to deal with the same). I don't watch much football anymore because I can't get it out of my mind that whenever there's a big hit, that guy suffered some degree of brain damage. It's just unsettling as hell.
Agreed. I can't watch it anymore, either. I feel like I'm watching a gladiator match.

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 08 Sep 2017, 4:33pm
by revbob
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 9:47am
matedog wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 9:26am
What are Boston fans upset about? Hasn't their team dominated under his tenure?
Suspended St. Tom for 4 games last season.
Yeah as if he were the commissioner or something.

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 08 Sep 2017, 5:29pm
by Flex
revbob wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 4:33pm
Yeah as if he were the commissioner or something.
Brady didn't do anything wrong. I hope Goodell's wife cheats on him with his brother.

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 08 Sep 2017, 6:39pm
by Dr. Medulla
Flex wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 5:29pm
revbob wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 4:33pm
Yeah as if he were the commissioner or something.
Brady didn't do anything wrong. I hope Goodell's wife cheats on him with his brother.
Goodell looks like he's immune to viagra.

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 22 Sep 2017, 7:00pm
by Inder

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 24 Sep 2017, 4:58pm
by Inder

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 24 Sep 2017, 6:31pm
by Dr. Medulla
It is mighty entertaining to see how frothy folks get by a rather simple and benign gesture. Especially when the vast majority in the stands or at home aren't thinking 'bout their country or freedom or crying eagles, but are anxious for the game to begin or getting another beer from the fridge. But a few guys opt out of a gesture and the fabric of the republic starts to unravel. Hi-larious.

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 10 Oct 2017, 1:24pm
by Dr. Medulla
Mike Ditka's got stuff to say next family dinner: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mi ... mg00000009

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 10 Oct 2017, 2:37pm
by JennyB
Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Sep 2017, 6:31pm
It is mighty entertaining to see how frothy folks get by a rather simple and benign gesture. Especially when the vast majority in the stands or at home aren't thinking 'bout their country or freedom or crying eagles, but are anxious for the game to begin or getting another beer from the fridge. But a few guys opt out of a gesture and the fabric of the republic starts to unravel. Hi-larious.
The poor snowflakes.

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 6:02pm
by Inder

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 08 Nov 2017, 1:18am
by BostonBeaneater
Just a thought... Why would the GOP pick a fight with the NFL? The NFL fan base is second only to NASCAR in terms of wacko GOP support.

Re: NFL Mega Thread

Posted: 08 Nov 2017, 7:20am
by Dr. Medulla
BostonBeaneater wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 1:18am
Just a thought... Why would the GOP pick a fight with the NFL? The NFL fan base is second only to NASCAR in terms of wacko GOP support.
Because the GOP is not even remotely a rational beast and is motivated by attacking anything that is incomplete in its commitment to authoritarianism.