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aggie49

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is everyone ready for football to begin
« on: August 02, 2011, 01:17:14 pm »
i sure am it took them long enough to settle the lockout so who are you gonna be routing for me giants my guy ravens but just hope everyone does well


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Re: is everyone ready for football to begin
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 03:05:05 pm »
Yes.  My two favorite sports are football and hockey and Ive been going through withdrawl!

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Re: is everyone ready for football to begin
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 03:06:27 pm »
yeah we are too we love football hockey nascar baseball

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Re: is everyone ready for football to begin
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 03:11:01 pm »
Nope!  Since I don't like sports of any kind I have no desire to see any of them do anything. Nothing against those who like sports. Also, a lot of athletes demand such high salaries for playing a game that is suppose to be fun. I heard a little about the players walk out because they wanted more money. They already make millions for playing a game. I think players withholding to play a game for more money is juvenile and maybe we could send these people out to real jobs like all of us. Sports (in my opinion) are a waste of time and money.

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Re: is everyone ready for football to begin
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 03:13:23 pm »
I'll be glad to see the NFL back but I really like college football better.  It means more to them whether they win or lose.

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Re: is everyone ready for football to begin
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 03:37:06 pm »
Yes excited for another reason. My Best friend of many many years is coming to watch a game in Charlotte and I will be driving to meet her and her family. My dad is such a football fanatic that he put me off football. Thankfully my husband is really not a sport crazy fan.

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Re: is everyone ready for football to begin
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 04:18:58 pm »
Yeah I am!!!
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Re: is everyone ready for football to begin
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 04:44:15 pm »
of course!!!!always! :angel11:

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Re: is everyone ready for football to begin
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2011, 09:46:29 pm »
Yes, 'tis the season... hopefully they'll just start having football year 'round and I won't have to wait every year.  Go Hawks! (Iowa, not Atlanta).  Go Colts (Indy)!

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Re: is everyone ready for football to begin
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2011, 08:53:18 am »
Yes cant wait in Bronco country, we have Colts fans!!! :wave:

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Re: is everyone ready for football to begin
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011, 10:03:24 am »
I'm excited too! It'll be interesting to see how the Vikes do with McNabb, tho I wished that they'd stop getting these old QB veterans (McNabb, Favre, Moon, McMahon, etc.), and do more to train and keep good up-and-coming players.

@Annella: In some ways I agree with you... Nowadays it seems like the money becomes more important than the game. When professional sports first started, it was made up of guys from the city / state they were playing for, and they played for the love of the game. Now it seems like they'll move around the country looking for the best offer rather than their home-town. Also, some athletes seem to only work as hard as they need to to get a paycheck rather than always trying to best themselves in the spirit of the sport. For example, Randy Moss seemed to have a poor work ethic; he was naturally talented, so he received a lot of money early in his career, but then he never seemed to put in much effort, esp. after he had established a name for himself.

However, there are a lot of "careers" that I may think are not "real jobs" and are a waste of time and effort: actors, game developers, bartenders, dancers (both normal and risque), singers and other musicians, fictional authors, etc. Do they really provide any true benefit to our society? At first look I'd say no -- none of those occupations provide a necessary good or service. But then again we are also an emotional animal. We like to feel happiness, enjoyment, relaxation, excitement, etc. If we were to eliminate all of these occupations, it would be a boring life indeed. Thus we are willing to spend money for people that entertain us as well as for the other goods and services we deem necessary for our survival. And as with any other industry, entertainers' cost is mitigated by supply and demand.... If you want to see some entertainment, you can go to a local community theater and watch a play for $10-20. But if you want to see the best talents act, you'd have to go to a Broadway show for tickets that are much more expensive. Same with sports; we have a local farm-league baseball team that for $25 you get tickets to the game and entry to the "deck" where they have all-you-can-eat / drink food and beverages (including beer), whereas to see the MLB Twins, it'd cost $25 just to get a ticket to the game in the "nose-bleed" section.

So even though in some ways I think that athlete salaries may seem excessive esp. when considering what actual benefit they provide for society, I really cannot begrudge them of that money, and can only use that as an inspiration to be the best that I can.

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Re: is everyone ready for football to begin
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2011, 10:48:54 am »
I am so excited everything finally got settled. I am very much looking forward to the season starting. I thought I'd have to go without my fantasy team this year, and that would have definitely led to withdrawals.

GO TITANS!!

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