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Old September 12th, 2010, 01:35 PM
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Default NFL Fan...What Do You Do ???

when your home team in not playing on Sunday do you
a) watch other games even if you are not interested in the teams
b) do yard/house work
c) do an outing with your family (including going to the mall)
d)read a book or go to a movie
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f) be very,very,very bored
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Old September 12th, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Actually Venice, I'm no longer much a fan of pro or even college football whereas I was when I was young.

An embarrassing number of today's college players while they couldn't on their best day pass a set of high school sophmore final exams, nevertheless receive full boats (scholarships) and sometimes a lot more (until the coaches get caught by the NCAA, while students with quite acceptable credentials and intellect can't afford to go to a really good college.

As for pro ball, the amounts of money being thrown around is so ludicrous that team loyalty by the players only lasts as long as the current contract.

I wish they'd just ditch the whole charade.

The same holds true for basketball as well.

Ah, for the good old days when the pros would take guys who played what amounts to minor league ball or not even that level (John Unitas and Gene Lipscomb being but two examples) and college programs weren't under the pressure they are today to win to the degree that it makes a joke of the collegiate sports educational system.


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Old September 12th, 2010, 08:35 PM
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I am a college basketball fan but I agree with you totally .There should be some sort of minor league basketball .College athletes who are admitted solely for their athletic prowess do not belong there .
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Watch a documentary. It's just as much scripted out as the NFL is.
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I am a college basketball fan but I agree with you totally .There should be some sort of minor league basketball .College athletes who are admitted solely for their athletic prowess do not belong there .
You don't admit those athletes, you don't draw revenue from the sports. You don't draw the revenue, you raise tuition ever more than it already is being raised. You keep raising tuition, either kids don't go to college, or the government pays. The govermnent pays, your taxes increase. There's obviously more to it than that, but it all does relate. Not saying I like it, I'm just saying...
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A person going to college and taking a class like Basket Weaving does not belong in the college .
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CL7,

You make a good point were it to be true that sports programs provide funding support to general admission students. Problem is, in most cases it appears that just the opposite is true.

According to the Knight Commission Report (the commission being made up of College Presidents and those of similar ilk), only seven FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) schools (including Michigan) could even cover their athletic expenses from the revenue generated by sports. Also on average athletic expenses rose 38% from just 2005!

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My husband and I have Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket, so we can watch our team every week even if the local team causes them to not be aired on the local channels. It's great!
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I agree 100% with Todds outlook on the professional, and college sports. Also, as a basketball player in high school, I've noticed that the pro's don't even follow the rules that we had to follow. Looks to me like they double-dribble, travel, walk around with the ball in their hands, and in general, just wander aimlessly with the ball? What's up with that? And don't even get me started on the basketball shorts! What a joke they are! Anyway, I rarely watch any professional sports at all. College or High School football is far more entertaining to me, than Professional ball.

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I got excited when I saw this thread, because I thought Venice was back.

I love pro football. It is the one thing I look forward to starting every year. I am not into basketball, and don't laugh, but it's the shoes making that noise on the floor. It drives me crazy.
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I agree 100% with Todds outlook on the professional, and college sports. Also, as a basketball player in high school, I've noticed that the pro's don't even follow the rules that we had to follow. Looks to me like they double-dribble, travel, walk around with the ball in their hands, and in general, just wander aimlessly with the ball? What's up with that? And don't even get me started on the basketball shorts! What a joke they are! Anyway, I rarely watch any professional sports at all. College or High School football is far more entertaining to me, than Professional ball.

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Another thing. I might be easily re-attracted to the NFL if they'd get rid of these pristine enclosed stadiums and return to the old days and played football in, "the mud, the blood and the beer" as did the old New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, etc. At 20 below with a wind chill below zero, they never had much of a problem filling the stadium in Green Bay. Back then, the ticket buying public was about as tough as were the players. Seems to me, today's bunch are comparitably a bunch of what we used to call "candy assed."
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Me too Todd,,,,I loved watching on Thanksgiving day,,,Detroit and who ever play in the snow/mud Yep,,,don't laugh I'm a Lion's fan
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I watch the other games to see how my fantasy players are doing but that usually ends in me taking a nap
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