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    Super Bowl ... why?

    I don't know anymore why anyone cares which set of millionaires wins on the field. I'd much rather watch a couple of impromptu teams of Wall Street tycoons play a game. It would be a lot more entertaining and you still get that millionaire feel.
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    I don't know about caring who wins, no dog in the fight here, but I watched two well coached teams play one of the best football games I've experienced in my watching career. Darn enjoyable.

    Game started at 6:35 PM or so. Plenty of time to drive and then watch.

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    Gambling.
    Gambling drives most pro sports, especially football.
    If you don't gamble... It's just another sporting event interrupted by commercials.
    And to add.... It is a peculiar American attraction.
    Once, I took an Aussie to a Chicago Bears game. We had fun.
    He was hilarious in his comments....
    (Loud comments after a couple of expensive cheap American draft beers... Oh, I heard about that, too)..
    Right after the first change of possesion he yelled "What is this? You bringing on a relief crew?!"
    And soon after he says "What a bunch of pansies... Tight pants and plastic hats!" (Always some truth in humor)
    Injury timeouts bugged him. He said in Aussie rules footbal, if you are hurt you just lay there until you get up.
    If you are hurt bad, they stop the clock until they drag you off, and then they add that time back on.

    So perspective is local, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    I don't know anymore why anyone cares which set of millionaires wins on the field. I'd much rather watch a couple of impromptu teams of Wall Street tycoons play a game. It would be a lot more entertaining and you still get that millionaire feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    And to add.... It is a peculiar American attraction.
    Once, I took an Aussie to a Chicago Bears game. We had fun.
    (Loud comments after a couple of expensive cheap American draft beers... Oh, I heard about that, too)..
    Right after the first change of possesion he yelled "What is this? You bringing on a relief crew?!"
    He said in Aussie rules footbal, if you are hurt you just lay there until you get up.
    If you are hurt bad, they stop the clock until they drag you off, and then they add that time back on.
    In South America, they don't just sit still in the stands, they RIOT!

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    I say this to someone almost every year at this time..... The last time I gave a crap about a football game, Bradshaw was still playing for the Steelers.
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    I drove my new to me '48 Champion over to a friends' where a whole bunch of us we sat out in 80F temps with some cold ones while the game was on the tube inside, just to keep abreast of the score. Everyone admired my new ride and all were enthused to see it was getting the final finishing touches. Hopefully off to some car shows soon to show off another Studebaker.
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    Back in the 80's I saw a televised game Australian rules football. It was a melee! Hard to watch, and yes, guys get hurt and you see them go down and lay there, and there wasn't much padding. That's one tough bunch. But entertaining if you like violent sports! Makes American football look like kindergarten.

    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    Gambling.
    Gambling drives most pro sports, especially football.
    If you don't gamble... It's just another sporting event interrupted by commercials.
    And to add.... It is a peculiar American attraction.
    Once, I took an Aussie to a Chicago Bears game. We had fun.
    He was hilarious in his comments....
    (Loud comments after a couple of expensive cheap American draft beers... Oh, I heard about that, too)..
    Right after the first change of possesion he yelled "What is this? You bringing on a relief crew?!"
    And soon after he says "What a bunch of pansies... Tight pants and plastic hats!" (Always some truth in humor)
    Injury timeouts bugged him. He said in Aussie rules footbal, if you are hurt you just lay there until you get up.
    If you are hurt bad, they stop the clock until they drag you off, and then they add that time back on.

    So perspective is local, I guess.
    I worked on CNC cylinder heads instead.... Nice tunes on the surround sound. Earplugs in. Screaming die grinders. Ahhhhh.
    Nobody to bother you on a Sunday night... Tinitus be damned....
    "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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    I dunno, it's like anything - different streaks for different freaks. There are plenty of people who are at a complete loss as to why I goof around with old cars and motorcycles that need constant care, feeding, and funds, and aren't as safe/fast/reliable/economical as a new vehicle. I tend to be live and let live, if it doesn't negatively impact me directly, I pretty much figure whatever jerks your chain is your business.
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    My dad played pro football in the late 1920s. They had an 18 man roster and played hurt a lot. He had contempt for modern football where players were specialized and didn't play both offense and defense.
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    I am GLAD the "cheating Patriots" DID NOT WIN !!!
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    My decision to not watch was easy for me. I am glad the winning QB played at the University of Arizona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetolbob View Post
    I don't know about caring who wins, no dog in the fight here, but I watched two well coached teams play one of the best football games I've experienced in my watching career. Darn enjoyable. ... .

    JMHO, Bob
    Agreed. A minimum of penalties too. As a Cowboy fan I told my Eagle's fan buddy I'd be happy to see them draft 32nd in April. Looks like we both got our wish.
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    I am not a fan of either the Eagles or the Patriots, but last nights game was one of the best I have viewed in a long time. My wife and I both enjoyed it a lot.
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    I was just thinking about this the other day, and came to the conclusion that I was very fortunate to be a sports fan. Always involved in sports when when I was young, and have always been a fan. I find it a wonderful diversion from today's political and social conflicts. I have to feel sorry for those who have to ask "why," because they will never get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallabutt View Post
    I was just thinking about this the other day, and came to the conclusion that I was very fortunate to be a sports fan. Always involved in sports when when I was young, and have always been a fan. I find it a wonderful diversion from today's political and social conflicts. I have to feel sorry for those who have to ask "why," because they will never get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    If only it was, Bill! BP
    Exactly, Bob. Now that politics are an issue, the "sport" of the game has been minimized.

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    Did not watch the game or participate in any of the events leading up to the game even though it took place 30 miles from me.
    I will be at at least one home game during the baseball season. I enjoy baseball,football I pay no attention to.
    I have no problem attending a sporting event as a diversion from politics. I'm not consumed by politics nor feel the need to think everyone should be.
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    I watched the Super bowl game and thought it was a very good game. I am not much of a pro football fan but I am a very big college football fan and follow the CFL. On Saturdays in the fall my wife is football widower until January. Been a Penn State football fan for 50 years and there is nothing wrong with liking and fallowing sports teams.

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    The BEST part of the super bowl, was the coin toss by none other that Indiana's own "Woody" Williams! (whom the dumbass referee called him willy Wilson! DUH! Woody live in an assisted living in Lafayette Indiana! Great stories from a great guy! Since I gave up watching the national felons league 2 years ago, I didn't catch billy bellecheat losing last Sunday! I also missed the coin toss, but thanks to U tube was able to see it,

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    It was a hard fought game. I don't watch much pro sports but usually watch PU basketball and football. The abilities of the atheletes is simply amazing.

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