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navigator2346

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Posted: 06/16/20 10:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They lost me when they had the first strike for more money. College ball is more exciting anyway.

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Chicken/egg question. Do parents get their kids to play sports because they enjoy watching pros, or watch pros do what kids want to do?
As a vet that believes in democracy, it bothers me when I compare the percentage of people that know who had a home run in the last Super Bowl, but don't know who represents them in their state legislature.
I think the country would be better if starting about 3rd grade kids started voting about classroom policies. (Teacher veto of course) The next generation could grow up understanding there are more important things in the world than what guys in a field do with a ball.

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navigator, sadly it looks like college sports are headed that way also, just going to go up in the Ozark hills and find me a cave. Seventy years on this Earth and I have not seen things getting so sterilized and changing about our history as the push that has been made the last few years. As Fred Sanford used to say "I'm comin'n Lizebeth!!!

AND, I am buying several cases of Aunt Jemima syrup and pancake mix and also some Uncle Ben's rice and I don't even like rice!!!!

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JRscooby wrote:

Chicken/egg question. Do parents get their kids to play sports because they enjoy watching pros, or watch pros do what kids want to do?
As a vet that believes in democracy, it bothers me when I compare the percentage of people that know who had a home run in the last Super Bowl, but don't know who represents them in their state legislature.
I think the country would be better if starting about 3rd grade kids started voting about classroom policies. (Teacher veto of course) The next generation could grow up understanding there are more important things in the world than what guys in a field do with a ball.

At 72 I have seen society change and many/most now target being a millionaire, so to speak instead of enjoyment of the games. My son lettered in football, band, basketball and track and held the school record in the old 440 and some others. He was scouted by the successor to Bear Bryant but he was just to light. he just enjoyed the games.
He is also an Eagle Scout. Today I don't remember specific instances but have heard kids talk about making lots of money in sports, nd they work exceedingly hard to make it for that goal.
We have given up all pro sports on TV and can't afford two hundred dollars or so to attend a Braves game and now don't even watch them on TV. I'm thinking of starting to attend my son's old high school games.
In the small towns of the Mid West or Michigan the whole town comes out for them, I don't remember the town, at the moment but it was thoroughly enjoyable likeit was in southern Indiana in the sixties. And the games at the old Look Out stadium.That Dad as teen ager hitch hiked from Middle Tn to see, in the early part of the last century. Now it is all about AT&T and their corporate image and terrible baseball at the new outside interstate noisy stadium. They are bringing in big money to thee players at University and College games so there that goes. Won't be going to UT I think especially until they and the Mocs, at the old University of Chattanooga who used to be a number 1 team get some good coaches.UT Trustees etc won't let UTC be the big dog over them and Top choices they take or run off.

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jimh425 wrote:

I have to say I didn’t miss the Nascar races that have happened since they said the National Anthem can be protested. I think some have lost the plot for why there is a National Anthem. I can go back to protesting NFL as well. Time will tell if all sports including NCAAF will be protested.

For me, it’s simple ... protest any time except during the National Anthem.


There are already college athletes (Oklahoma State) protesting because the coach wore a shirt from OAN to go fishing!

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Etstorm wrote:

There are already college athletes (Oklahoma State) protesting because the coach wore a shirt from OAN to go fishing!


I read that Gundy apologized already, and that is up to him.

I don’t mind protests. I just don’t want to see protests during the National Anthem.


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I quit NFL after the first round of kneeling. I haven’t watched a game since. I’ve always liked college football a whole lot more but even they are getting political. I watch sports to get a break from the realities of the world.
Oh well, evidently it’s about time to let them go too.
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Guy Roan wrote:

It is all about making money.
The same as every other pro sport.

Think how long it takes to play a football game on TV now vs. years ago -Advertising, advertising, and more advertising

Guy


You mean over three hours to play a sixty minute game that has eleven minutes of actual playing time?


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Pro Sports are no longer games to watch - they have become an entertainment break between commercials.

We only watch baseball - when and if it returns , because commercials usually come only between innings, for which we can mute and plan our own "go get snacks or hit the bathroom time".


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JRscooby wrote:

Chicken/egg question. Do parents get their kids to play sports because they enjoy watching pros, or watch pros do what kids want to do?
As a vet that believes in democracy, it bothers me when I compare the percentage of people that know who had a home run in the last Super Bowl, but don't know who represents them in their state legislature.
I think the country would be better if starting about 3rd grade kids started voting about classroom policies. (Teacher veto of course) The next generation could grow up understanding there are more important things in the world than what guys in a field do with a ball.


I'm not sure anyone could tell you who made a home run in the last Super Bowl...


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