I am sure it is just me, but, I like to see this in sports.

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I am sure it is just me, but, I like to see this in sports.

In two separate time slots switching from channel to channel today. I was flipping between games in the NFL and I saw what I love to see. A player gets the best of the other, IE, a hit, a sack, or tackle or score.

I love it when the "SLAMMED" player gives kudos to the guy who upped him. Or vice versea. It is only a game after all. I  love to see a tackled guy take the hand of the guy who smacked him. I love to see the love of the game and the recognition that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, but the love of the game is what you share.

Every time I see this I love it. I love the friendly trash talk. I love watching the competition and the drama. But there is nothing more absurd than treating any sport, amature or pro, than the players thinking what they do trumps world hunger or disease. I love pro football. But it sickens me every time some dumb millionaire points to the sky thanking a sky daddy for his own selfish wealth.

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I am a football fan by

I am a football fan by default, meaning when it is Sunday, that is what is on the TV in my house  Smiling

I have to tell you Brian, I do enjoy watching those types of exchanges~ the 'hey I just fucking sacked your ass, but here, let me help you get up'. You can see that the players are passionate about what they are doing and the are having fun. And the hits ... man oh man I like that rough play...

I do have to admit that I wish the game were more like early games; leather helmet ~ not as many rules ~ rough and tumble ~where you tackled to not only stop your opponent...but to maybe break their leg  ~LOL~ I wonder if they would offer each other a hand back then...

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Yes

 

It is a unusual and annoying sight to see players looking to the heavens - especially if their current moment of good fortune was a matter of chance.

I do wonder at times whether rather than looking at god, perhaps a loved parent or pet has karked it and the player is looking to include this skeletal individual in the celebrations.

Given the 360-degree nature of the universe looking up to god does seem a bit odd, anyway.

 

 

 

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Renee Obsidianwords wrote:I

Renee Obsidianwords wrote:

I am a football fan by default, meaning when it is Sunday, that is what is on the TV in my house  Smiling

I have to tell you Brian, I do enjoy watching those types of exchanges~ the 'hey I just fucking sacked your ass, but here, let me help you get up'. You can see that the players are passionate about what they are doing and the are having fun. And the hits ... man oh man I like that rough play...

I do have to admit that I wish the game were more like early games; leather helmet ~ not as many rules ~ rough and tumble ~where you tackled to not only stop your opponent...but to maybe break their leg  ~LOL~ I wonder if they would offer each other a hand back then...

Don't get me wrong. I love slobber knocker players like John Riggins and Jeremy Shockey, whom don't dance around you but plow over you.

Having said that, I don't like to see ANYONE even my rivals, suffer a carrier or life threatening injury.

I did a paper in college about the history of the NFL. In it's early days it had on kickoff a play called the "flying V" formation where the players interlocked their arms. It was banned because of PLAYERS DYING!

I am for pads and helmets. But I do agree, modern rules are getting absurd.

I can't count how many times I have seen a defensive linebacker hit a QB to catch a penalty thinking WHAT THE FUCK? They guy had no time to pull back.

I love friendly slap downs. I love great hits. But I don't like thuggish people where a player OR fan is willing to take it beyond a game.

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