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« Reply #29970 on: October 14, 2018, 03:57:36 PM »
I know, "no such thing as ethical consumption under capitalism," blah blah blah...
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« Reply #29971 on: October 14, 2018, 03:58:01 PM »
They should just get rid of helmets.
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« Reply #29972 on: October 14, 2018, 03:58:16 PM »
LO, I HAVE REDEEMED THIS THREAD FROM THE PIT! lol

I wasn't even trying.
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« Reply #29973 on: October 14, 2018, 03:58:59 PM »
They should just get rid of helmets.

Only if they also compensate by changing their play style to de-emphasize huge hits, etc. Otherwise it would just make things worse, I'd say.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29974 on: October 14, 2018, 03:59:35 PM »
They should just get rid of helmets.

Only if they also compensate by changing their play style to de-emphasize huge hits, etc. Otherwise it would just make things worse, I'd say.

True.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29975 on: October 14, 2018, 04:02:02 PM »
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I've been thinking about following soccer or baseball more (or something really nerd-cred like curling or archery, I can't decide lol).

Australian rules football is fun to watch.
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« Reply #29976 on: October 14, 2018, 05:02:24 PM »
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I've been thinking about following soccer or baseball more (or something really nerd-cred like curling or archery, I can't decide lol).

Australian rules football is fun to watch.

I was thinking about Gaelic, actually.
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« Reply #29977 on: October 14, 2018, 06:26:28 PM »
They should just get rid of helmets.
I agree. Get rid of the pads too. It would change the game for the better.
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« Reply #29978 on: October 14, 2018, 06:27:29 PM »
Watch soccer, the greatest sport ever. Pick a team from the Premier League and maybe some of the other Euro leagues.

Bayern Munich and Arsenal for me.
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« Reply #29979 on: October 14, 2018, 06:35:08 PM »
I will advocate for baseball. The season is just wrapping up now but I'd advise you to watch Ken Burn's Baseball as well as watching the postseason games.
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« Reply #29980 on: October 14, 2018, 06:36:25 PM »
The problem with baseball is it's too slow. Like good grief it takes half a minute for a single pitch. The game needs to be sped up.
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« Reply #29981 on: October 14, 2018, 06:37:07 PM »
Watch soccer, the greatest sport ever. Pick a team from the Premier League and maybe some of the other Euro leagues.

Bayern Munich and Arsenal for me.

Well, I have felt a certain connection to Munich for a while and have always wanted to visit lol.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29982 on: October 14, 2018, 06:38:34 PM »
I hate watching soccer.
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« Reply #29983 on: October 14, 2018, 06:40:03 PM »
The problem with baseball is it's too slow. Like good grief it takes half a minute for a single pitch. The game needs to be sped up.

See the truth of the sport is that it is too slow. It's boring, until it's not.

Honestly it's not like basketball, where it's immediately gripping and action packed. You have to watch it a lot and then it clicks.
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« Reply #29984 on: October 14, 2018, 06:40:20 PM »
I hate watching soccer.
You poor bastard lol
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« Reply #29985 on: October 14, 2018, 06:41:20 PM »
I like baseball and soccer.
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« Reply #29986 on: October 14, 2018, 06:41:20 PM »
The problem with baseball is it's too slow. Like good grief it takes half a minute for a single pitch. The game needs to be sped up.

See the truth of the sport is that it is too slow. It's boring, until it's not.

Honestly it's not like basketball, where it's immediately gripping and action packed. You have to watch it a lot and then it clicks.
But dude there are good changes that can be made to baeeball to make it more enjoyable.

I'm not even a fan of it, although I enjoyed watching the last few WS
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« Reply #29987 on: October 14, 2018, 06:43:20 PM »
If you don't like baseball, why do you want to change it?
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« Reply #29988 on: October 14, 2018, 06:43:29 PM »
The problem with baseball is it's too slow. Like good grief it takes half a minute for a single pitch. The game needs to be sped up.

See the truth of the sport is that it is too slow. It's boring, until it's not.

Honestly it's not like basketball, where it's immediately gripping and action packed. You have to watch it a lot and then it clicks.
But dude there are good changes that can be made to baeeball to make it more enjoyable.

I'm not even a fan of it, although I enjoyed watching the last few WS

I think fines for taking too long pitching is needed and a mound lowering.
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« Reply #29989 on: October 14, 2018, 06:44:56 PM »
Let's just go back to playing runners.
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« Reply #29990 on: October 14, 2018, 06:48:17 PM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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« Reply #29991 on: October 14, 2018, 06:49:36 PM »
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« Reply #29992 on: October 14, 2018, 06:50:52 PM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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« Reply #29993 on: October 14, 2018, 06:53:58 PM »
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« Reply #29994 on: October 14, 2018, 06:55:37 PM »
I hate watching soccer.

Haven't watched enough of it to make a decision either way, personally. Seems like it's paced similarly to American football?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29996 on: October 14, 2018, 06:57:46 PM »
I hate watching soccer.

Haven't watched enough of it to make a decision either way, personally. Seems like it's paced similarly to American football?

I'd prefer watching football over soccer.
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« Reply #29997 on: October 14, 2018, 06:58:43 PM »
I hate watching soccer.

Haven't watched enough of it to make a decision either way, personally. Seems like it's paced similarly to American football?

I'd prefer watching football commercials every 30 seconds over soccer.
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« Reply #29998 on: October 14, 2018, 07:03:11 PM »
I hate watching soccer.

Haven't watched enough of it to make a decision either way, personally. Seems like it's paced similarly to American football?

I'd prefer watching football commercials every 30 seconds over soccer.
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« Reply #29999 on: October 14, 2018, 07:03:14 PM »
I hate watching soccer.

Haven't watched enough of it to make a decision either way, personally. Seems like it's paced similarly to American football?
The wonderful thing about football is how creative it is. Now, this is why this never caught on in America.

You see, in America, the action is deliberately kept short so that the sponsors can get in as many commercials as possible. And also, so that the players don't have to think for too long. They get instructions from the quarterback who has, in turn, received them from the offensive coach. So, no one has to think for themselves. This is the Dick Cheney version of creativity, otherwise known as "doing exactly what you're told".

So, you get four seconds of extremely violent action, and then the only genuinely creative activity involved: a beer commercial.

So, American football is played like a series of advertising jingles, while soccer is played like jazz.

And while we're on the subject, why do the Americans insist on calling it soccer? Why do they have such a problem calling it football? It's a game played with a ball that is struck with the foot; hence, "foot" "ball". You see? Are you following this, America? The clue is in the title; it's not that difficult.

Whereas American football, as they call it, is a game where an object that's not really a ball at all-- it's the wrong shape for a ball-- is carried around by hand and occasionally thrown for other people to catch in their hands. You see? Only one person on each team is allowed to kick the ball, and they have to be specially brought onto the field to do it.

I suppose, in its own way, that is a form of creativity. It's got a creative use of language. You know, saying something and meaning something completely different.
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« Reply #30000 on: October 14, 2018, 07:05:28 PM »
Soccer is really, really crappy jazz.
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« Reply #30001 on: October 14, 2018, 07:05:43 PM »
LO, I HAVE REDEEMED THIS THREAD FROM THE PIT! lol

I wasn't even trying.

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« Reply #30002 on: October 14, 2018, 07:33:01 PM »
Soccer is really, really crappy jazz.
Yeah if its being played by crappy MLS teams
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« Reply #30003 on: October 14, 2018, 07:42:57 PM »
Soccer is really, really crappy jazz.
Yeah if its being played by crappy MLS teams

The only verifiable measurement is how good is the damage of the post-match riot.
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« Reply #30004 on: October 14, 2018, 07:59:34 PM »
I hate watching soccer.

Haven't watched enough of it to make a decision either way, personally. Seems like it's paced similarly to American football?
The wonderful thing about football is how creative it is. Now, this is why this never caught on in America.

You see, in America, the action is deliberately kept short so that the sponsors can get in as many commercials as possible. And also, so that the players don't have to think for too long. They get instructions from the quarterback who has, in turn, received them from the offensive coach. So, no one has to think for themselves. This is the Dick Cheney version of creativity, otherwise known as "doing exactly what you're told".

So, you get four seconds of extremely violent action, and then the only genuinely creative activity involved: a beer commercial.

So, American football is played like a series of advertising jingles, while soccer is played like jazz.

And while we're on the subject, why do the Americans insist on calling it soccer? Why do they have such a problem calling it football? It's a game played with a ball that is struck with the foot; hence, "foot" "ball". You see? Are you following this, America? The clue is in the title; it's not that difficult.

Whereas American football, as they call it, is a game where an object that's not really a ball at all-- it's the wrong shape for a ball-- is carried around by hand and occasionally thrown for other people to catch in their hands. You see? Only one person on each team is allowed to kick the ball, and they have to be specially brought onto the field to do it.

I suppose, in its own way, that is a form of creativity. It's got a creative use of language. You know, saying something and meaning something completely different.

I would assume that soccer could have been co-opted by the need for commercials the same way that football has been. The question is why it never has been.
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« Reply #30005 on: October 14, 2018, 08:20:06 PM »
I hate watching soccer.

Haven't watched enough of it to make a decision either way, personally. Seems like it's paced similarly to American football?
The wonderful thing about football is how creative it is. Now, this is why this never caught on in America.

You see, in America, the action is deliberately kept short so that the sponsors can get in as many commercials as possible. And also, so that the players don't have to think for too long. They get instructions from the quarterback who has, in turn, received them from the offensive coach. So, no one has to think for themselves. This is the Dick Cheney version of creativity, otherwise known as "doing exactly what you're told".

So, you get four seconds of extremely violent action, and then the only genuinely creative activity involved: a beer commercial.

So, American football is played like a series of advertising jingles, while soccer is played like jazz.

And while we're on the subject, why do the Americans insist on calling it soccer? Why do they have such a problem calling it football? It's a game played with a ball that is struck with the foot; hence, "foot" "ball". You see? Are you following this, America? The clue is in the title; it's not that difficult.

Whereas American football, as they call it, is a game where an object that's not really a ball at all-- it's the wrong shape for a ball-- is carried around by hand and occasionally thrown for other people to catch in their hands. You see? Only one person on each team is allowed to kick the ball, and they have to be specially brought onto the field to do it.

I suppose, in its own way, that is a form of creativity. It's got a creative use of language. You know, saying something and meaning something completely different.

I would assume that soccer could have been co-opted by the need for commercials the same way that football has been. The question is why it never has been.

Brown people like it.
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« Reply #30006 on: October 14, 2018, 08:22:15 PM »
I hate watching soccer.

Haven't watched enough of it to make a decision either way, personally. Seems like it's paced similarly to American football?
The wonderful thing about football is how creative it is. Now, this is why this never caught on in America.

You see, in America, the action is deliberately kept short so that the sponsors can get in as many commercials as possible. And also, so that the players don't have to think for too long. They get instructions from the quarterback who has, in turn, received them from the offensive coach. So, no one has to think for themselves. This is the Dick Cheney version of creativity, otherwise known as "doing exactly what you're told".

So, you get four seconds of extremely violent action, and then the only genuinely creative activity involved: a beer commercial.

So, American football is played like a series of advertising jingles, while soccer is played like jazz.

And while we're on the subject, why do the Americans insist on calling it soccer? Why do they have such a problem calling it football? It's a game played with a ball that is struck with the foot; hence, "foot" "ball". You see? Are you following this, America? The clue is in the title; it's not that difficult.

Whereas American football, as they call it, is a game where an object that's not really a ball at all-- it's the wrong shape for a ball-- is carried around by hand and occasionally thrown for other people to catch in their hands. You see? Only one person on each team is allowed to kick the ball, and they have to be specially brought onto the field to do it.

I suppose, in its own way, that is a form of creativity. It's got a creative use of language. You know, saying something and meaning something completely different.

I would assume that soccer could have been co-opted by the need for commercials the same way that football has been. The question is why it never has been.

Brown people like it.

Right, but I was talking about marketing, why there's not Monday Night Soccer, etc. Is it just because football got there first?
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« Reply #30007 on: October 14, 2018, 08:22:43 PM »
Soccer is really, really crappy jazz.

This was the 30,000th reply, btw lol.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #30008 on: October 14, 2018, 08:24:33 PM »
I hate watching soccer.

Haven't watched enough of it to make a decision either way, personally. Seems like it's paced similarly to American football?
The wonderful thing about football is how creative it is. Now, this is why this never caught on in America.

You see, in America, the action is deliberately kept short so that the sponsors can get in as many commercials as possible. And also, so that the players don't have to think for too long. They get instructions from the quarterback who has, in turn, received them from the offensive coach. So, no one has to think for themselves. This is the Dick Cheney version of creativity, otherwise known as "doing exactly what you're told".

So, you get four seconds of extremely violent action, and then the only genuinely creative activity involved: a beer commercial.

So, American football is played like a series of advertising jingles, while soccer is played like jazz.

And while we're on the subject, why do the Americans insist on calling it soccer? Why do they have such a problem calling it football? It's a game played with a ball that is struck with the foot; hence, "foot" "ball". You see? Are you following this, America? The clue is in the title; it's not that difficult.

Whereas American football, as they call it, is a game where an object that's not really a ball at all-- it's the wrong shape for a ball-- is carried around by hand and occasionally thrown for other people to catch in their hands. You see? Only one person on each team is allowed to kick the ball, and they have to be specially brought onto the field to do it.

I suppose, in its own way, that is a form of creativity. It's got a creative use of language. You know, saying something and meaning something completely different.

Soccer is the original name for association football.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #30009 on: October 14, 2018, 08:26:45 PM »
I hate watching soccer.

Haven't watched enough of it to make a decision either way, personally. Seems like it's paced similarly to American football?
The wonderful thing about football is how creative it is. Now, this is why this never caught on in America.

You see, in America, the action is deliberately kept short so that the sponsors can get in as many commercials as possible. And also, so that the players don't have to think for too long. They get instructions from the quarterback who has, in turn, received them from the offensive coach. So, no one has to think for themselves. This is the Dick Cheney version of creativity, otherwise known as "doing exactly what you're told".

So, you get four seconds of extremely violent action, and then the only genuinely creative activity involved: a beer commercial.

So, American football is played like a series of advertising jingles, while soccer is played like jazz.

And while we're on the subject, why do the Americans insist on calling it soccer? Why do they have such a problem calling it football? It's a game played with a ball that is struck with the foot; hence, "foot" "ball". You see? Are you following this, America? The clue is in the title; it's not that difficult.

Whereas American football, as they call it, is a game where an object that's not really a ball at all-- it's the wrong shape for a ball-- is carried around by hand and occasionally thrown for other people to catch in their hands. You see? Only one person on each team is allowed to kick the ball, and they have to be specially brought onto the field to do it.

I suppose, in its own way, that is a form of creativity. It's got a creative use of language. You know, saying something and meaning something completely different.

I would assume that soccer could have been co-opted by the need for commercials the same way that football has been. The question is why it never has been.

Brown people like it.

Right, but I was talking about marketing, why there's not Monday Night Soccer, etc. Is it just because football got there first?
It's actually amazing soccer uniforms are as bad as NASCAR but football uniforms are sponsor-free.

Now rugby and Aussie rules football seem like they should be bigger because they combine the best parts of both, but not so much.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #30010 on: October 14, 2018, 08:29:02 PM »
I hate watching soccer.

Haven't watched enough of it to make a decision either way, personally. Seems like it's paced similarly to American football?
The wonderful thing about football is how creative it is. Now, this is why this never caught on in America.

You see, in America, the action is deliberately kept short so that the sponsors can get in as many commercials as possible. And also, so that the players don't have to think for too long. They get instructions from the quarterback who has, in turn, received them from the offensive coach. So, no one has to think for themselves. This is the Dick Cheney version of creativity, otherwise known as "doing exactly what you're told".

So, you get four seconds of extremely violent action, and then the only genuinely creative activity involved: a beer commercial.

So, American football is played like a series of advertising jingles, while soccer is played like jazz.

And while we're on the subject, why do the Americans insist on calling it soccer? Why do they have such a problem calling it football? It's a game played with a ball that is struck with the foot; hence, "foot" "ball". You see? Are you following this, America? The clue is in the title; it's not that difficult.

Whereas American football, as they call it, is a game where an object that's not really a ball at all-- it's the wrong shape for a ball-- is carried around by hand and occasionally thrown for other people to catch in their hands. You see? Only one person on each team is allowed to kick the ball, and they have to be specially brought onto the field to do it.

I suppose, in its own way, that is a form of creativity. It's got a creative use of language. You know, saying something and meaning something completely different.

Soccer is the original name for association football.

Specifically, soccer is short for "association football." The English once called it that to distinguish it from other types, mainly from the kind of football invented in Rugby (which by the way, Rob, has always used an ovoid "ball" and yet been called "football").
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« Reply #30011 on: October 14, 2018, 08:34:19 PM »
Lol my post was a copy paste from a John Cleese rant.
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« Reply #30012 on: October 14, 2018, 08:46:10 PM »
Lol my post was a copy paste from a John Cleese rant.

So you confess you are not creative.
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« Reply #30013 on: October 14, 2018, 08:47:52 PM »
Lol my post was a copy paste from a John Cleese rant.

That's... not plagiarize-y at all lol...

John Cleese is a funny man, though.
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« Reply #30014 on: October 14, 2018, 08:49:35 PM »
Lol my post was a copy paste from a John Cleese rant.

So you confess you are not creative.
Creatively bankrupt.
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