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      09-25-2012 02:04 AM #1
      Just logged on facebook for the first time in a few days and logged off in a matter of seconds when I saw my feed cluttered with nothing but people bitching about some football sh!t.

      Don't understand why some people like watching this sport so much. I can understand having fun actually playing it, but the whole spectator thing and how some people get mad when "their" team loses, or acting like NOTHING else matters when the game is on, I'll never understand.

      Anybody else feel this way?

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      09-25-2012 02:10 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by iliaonabike View Post
      Don't understand why some people like watching sports so much.
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      09-25-2012 02:12 AM #3
      I only watch the SuperBowl.....but mostly for the food at the party and the commercials during the game.

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      09-25-2012 02:12 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by iliaonabike View Post
      Just logged on facebook for the first time in a few days and logged off in a matter of seconds when I saw my feed cluttered with nothing but people bitching about some football sh!t.

      Don't understand why some people like watching this sport so much. I can understand having fun actually playing it, but the whole spectator thing and how some people get mad when "their" team loses, or acting like NOTHING else matters when the game is on, I'll never understand.

      Anybody else feel this way?

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      09-25-2012 02:41 AM #5
      I enjoy watching it, but like others, only the Super Bowl, and it's more of an excuse to drink ****ty beer and socialize. There's just too much dead time. They need to cut 3 hours down to about 1 hour.
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      09-25-2012 03:07 AM #6
      my girl recently got me kinda hooked on futeball. i agree with the time cut, 3 hours is really boring and i think im done rooting for her team the broncos, i wore her old hoodie one day and i swear, everyone in my hometown wanted to kill me..

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      09-25-2012 03:12 AM #7
      I feel the same way about most sports (but I really do not enjoy American football)

      When it comes to football or when I was younger watching MLB (Yankees fan here) I'd only enjoy watching the important matches.

      I suppose I dont really like team sports haha



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      09-25-2012 05:28 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by iliaonabike View Post
      Just logged on facebook for the first time in a few days and logged off in a matter of seconds when I saw my feed cluttered with nothing but people bitching about some football sh!t.

      Don't understand why some people like watching this sport so much. I can understand having fun actually playing it, but the whole spectator thing and how some people get mad when "their" team loses, or acting like NOTHING else matters when the game is on, I'll never understand.

      Anybody else feel this way?

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      any sport for that matter. How people can get so worked up over a GAME to beat up fans, flip cars, vandalize property, make visitors feel unwelcome is just beyond me. Here in Pittsburgh its practically a cult mentality, I've seen several steelers tattoos

      If people cared half as much about things that actually mattered (auditing the federal reserve, participating in local politics - where votes matter so much more, volunteering), who knows where we'd be. Then there's fantasy football . . . .


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      09-25-2012 05:43 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by WeenerBoy View Post
      my girl recently got me kinda hooked on futeball. i agree with the time cut, 3 hours is really boring and i think im done rooting for her team the broncos, i wore her old hoodie one day and i swear, everyone in my hometown wanted to kill me..
      I've never heard of a dude wearing his girlfriend's clothing. The other way around, sure...but that is very odd to me.

      Newsflash, op - some people like things you don't like. Get over it. Don't be so surprised if you are invited to a party in the fall/winter on a saturday/sunday and Football happens to be on the TV, and people happen to be interested in it.

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      09-25-2012 05:49 AM #10
      Amen. I never understood it either. Being in New York, you won't believe the amount of sheeple here that blindly root for the giants, jets, bills, yankees, mets, nicks, rangers, islanders because it's the cool thing to do and part of being "patriotic"

      I only watch the superbowl because it's more of a social thing where you eat and drink with friends and do nothing all day

      Personally, I watch real football(soccer) Not this helmet helmet rugby bullsh!t with timeouts every minute so they can cut to a commercial
      Quote Originally Posted by iliaonabike View Post
      Just logged on facebook for the first time in a few days and logged off in a matter of seconds when I saw my feed cluttered with nothing but people bitching about some football sh!t.

      Don't understand why some people like watching this sport so much. I can understand having fun actually playing it, but the whole spectator thing and how some people get mad when "their" team loses, or acting like NOTHING else matters when the game is on, I'll never understand.

      Anybody else feel this way?

      Haters welcomed!

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      09-25-2012 05:53 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Late Apex View Post

      Personally, I watch real football(soccer) Not this helmet helmet rugby bullsh!t with timeouts every minute so they can cut to a commercial
      Who needs to cut to commericials when the uniforms have a sponsor plastered on them that's 10x bigger than the team crest? Don't forget the fields lined with sponsor boards or the little rotating commercial sponsor next the time/score on the TV screen.

      Jus' saying...

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      09-25-2012 05:56 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Late Apex View Post
      Personally, I watch real football(soccer) because it makes me feel superior in some way to the rest of the "sheeple" watching that american football, psssh.
      ftfy.

      Oh...and is the rest of the world made up of sheeple because they watch mostly soccer?

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      09-25-2012 06:43 AM #14
      i like to watch a game every now and then and i have my teams i root for, but i don't understand how or why some people are so emotionally invested in it. So what, your team lost on sunday, don't come into work all hot about it.
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      09-25-2012 06:44 AM #15
      Sports = boring. I'm sick of all the armchair coaches in my twitter feed. I had to unfollow several.

    16. 09-25-2012 07:00 AM #16
      Sports, in general, are boring. What makes it worse is how crazy people get about them.

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      09-25-2012 07:07 AM #17
      I don't follow any sports.
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      09-25-2012 07:41 AM #18
      I enjoy catching a game at the World Cup, or the odd hockey game if its on TV - but it was pretty boring at my buddies last Saturday watching Michigan vs Notre Dame for 3+ hours, I must say. I think I'd have more fun playing like the other guy in this thread mentioned.

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      09-25-2012 07:46 AM #19
      Football (futbol) is played using the feet. What is shown on TV is throwball.

      I'll watch my college team play, and maybe the Superbowl, but that's it. Could care less about roided out man-children that will be broke 5 years after they 'retire'.
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      09-25-2012 07:51 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by merckx56 View Post
      Could care less about roided out man-children that will be broke 5 years after they 'retire'.
      Why don't you care less then?

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      09-25-2012 07:54 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      Why don't you care less then?
      because inferiority complex.

    22. 09-25-2012 07:55 AM #22
      I loathe almost all sports. I just have better things to do with three hours.

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      09-25-2012 07:57 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      because inferiority complex.

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      09-25-2012 07:57 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Nicefeet View Post
      I loathe almost all sports. I just have better things to do with three hours.
      I know, like surfing the web and posting on the internet.

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      09-25-2012 08:09 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by merckx56 View Post
      Football (futbol) is played using the feet. What is shown on TV is throwball.
      "Handegg".

      Could care less about roided out man-children that will be broke 5 years after they 'retire'.
      Football from the high school level on up needs to really look at making rule changes so these guys aren't coming out of their careers with scrambled brains. That's the real tragedy. If someone can get paid a million bucks to play a game that's good for them... but if that game leaves them a drooling veggie after repeated concussions, that's no good. But it's like crashes in NASCAR or fights in hockey, the fans love the hard helmet-crunching hits.
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      09-25-2012 08:42 AM #26
      Sports be gay yo!

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      09-25-2012 08:59 AM #27
      Even though I played sports as a kid, I was never that into them. I feel like sports have changed so much and evolved into something ridiculous. Some of these player salaries and all the steroids garbage. Every player getting arrested for guns or drugs or DUI's, frivolous spending, etc.

      It really doesn't seem to be about the game. Even so, the rules have been changed and manipulated so much that the soul of the game really isn't there anymore. This of course is my opinion and if sports are your hobby, right on. Hobbies are good. Things you enjoy are good.

      I will admit to enjoying the luxury suite at the Rangers game I went to last year. I didn't pay attention to the game, though. I have fond memories of going to Dodgers games as a kid. That's definitely not the same anymore. I'd be afraid of getting stabbed.

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      09-25-2012 08:59 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by iliaonabike View Post

      Don't understand why some people like things I don't like
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      09-25-2012 09:10 AM #29
      oh god I friggin hate football
      I think the reason is because I've always lived in fairly close proximity to the horseshoe (OSU)
      college kids and all the other "I bleed scarlet and grey" hardcore fans act like complete fvcking retards on game day, and that's putting it nicely.
      my mom used to have to shut all the windows and doors in our house when my dad was watching Ohio state b/c she didn't want neighbors to think they were having a domestic dispute
      so rediculous. srsly. it's fvcking COLLEGE football, not even pro, get a fvcking life morans
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      09-25-2012 09:17 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by mkII_short_dub View Post
      oh god I friggin hate football
      I think the reason is because I've always lived in fairly close proximity to the horseshoe (OSU)
      college kids and all the other "I bleed scarlet and grey" hardcore fans act like complete fvcking retards on game day, and that's putting it nicely.
      my mom used to have to shut all the windows and doors in our house when my dad was watching Ohio state b/c she didn't want neighbors to think they were having a domestic dispute
      so rediculous. srsly. it's fvcking COLLEGE football, not even pro, get a fvcking life morans
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      I despise OSU football... I grew up in the C'bus area and everyone tried to shove that garbage down my throat. They couldn't understand why I wasn't a fan. Well, neither of my parents attended OSU and neither did I. Why the hell would you support a college team if you have no connection to the school other than living in the same town??

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      09-25-2012 09:18 AM #31
      Count me in. I got a bunch of slack for a similar topic.

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      09-25-2012 09:20 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      I despise OSU football... I grew up in the C'bus area and everyone tried to shove that garbage down my throat. They couldn't understand why I wasn't a fan. Well, neither of my parents attended OSU and neither did I. Why the hell would you support a college team if you have no connection to the school other than living in the same town??
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    33. 09-25-2012 09:25 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      NFL football is for people who didn't go to college
      College grad here and I love the NFL.

      You don't understand why people are so into it. I don't understand why people get so worked up over people liking something that they don't. I mean, I hate NASCAR but I don't get all pissed off when I hear people talking about it or when they post on FB about it. I skip past it and move on.

    34. 09-25-2012 09:26 AM #34
      I much prefer the NHL, but......

      I just watch Lions games if I'm home. It does make a huge difference if you played the sports you watch. Esp growing up playing hockey, then going to the game live with good seats. You have to appreciate the speed, size and skill. It's like being an amateur artist and going to a museum to see the classics, or being in a garage band and seeing a highly skilled tight band playing live.

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      09-25-2012 09:27 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      NFL football is for people who didn't go to college

      Well, when you look at the Bungals and Browns it's easy to undestand the OSU obsession I guess.

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