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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. ethanm

    ethanm Well-Known Member

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    I find that most people who can't appreciate sports in any capacity are usually not worth talking to or knowing really.
     
  2. Find Finn

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    The only sports worth watching are very violent, with engines or both.
     
  3. edinatlanta

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    FFY
     
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    Definitely. I didn't really mean to address the broader argument over what is valuable in the general marketplace, just that I don't have any problem with athletes' salaries, given they're so strongly tied to merit.


    Yeah, I mean there's going to be some arbitrariness in the system (hence "pretty much"), but it's still fundamentally based on ability. Even among those players who lucked into their roster spot, they have to perform at a certain level, or they're cut and it's "next man up." The NFL is notoriously cutthroat in that manner. All of those rookies might get similar contracts, but you can be cut at any minute. In that case, simply retaining a roster spot is what you get for merit, with the bigger payday coming later.
     
  5. GreenFrog

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    I'm deeply saddened, bro.
     
  6. edinatlanta

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    Chainsaw dueling ftw.
     
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  7. MrG

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    Why u haz a sad, GF? You can talk to us.
     
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    There's nothing worse than being in a room with people who love sports when sports are on.
     
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    hockey is the exception because at least there's a chance for violence and excitment in the game. football is just violence between the dumb fans.
     
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    All of them can fall off the face of the planet as much as I care.
     
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  11. ethanm

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    Football is hyperbole, baseball is analysis, basketball is skill, tennis is checkers and boxing is chess.
     
  12. MrG

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    It's so cute when people who are huge fans of other skill-based forms of entertainment get on high horses about sports. The logical inconsistency is delicious.
     
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    Because someone on the internet said we wouldn't get along in real life :(.
     
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    Fedex delivery exceptions. This is after being stuck in customs for 4 days and even though I filled out the online signature form, they still fail to deliver it.
     
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    I love the lines people draw to society and your career by using sports as reference. I am sure it holds weight in Psych 101, but ultimately I find it laughable because I'd rather spend time learning about actual society and work than some sort of silly illustrative derivative that serves no purpose in the world.
     
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    not worth it
     
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    Indeed, I just find the business of running teams and leagues fascinating. Not enough to want to put up with the 14-hour days for 46 weeks of the year though.
     
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    Now, now, GF, don't fret. I once hung out with Ed and had a great time. I'm quite certain you and I could find common ground. Perhaps booze and curing our hangover headaches with Excedrin?


    I do, too. I've actually thought, "man, I wonder if I should have pursued something like that." Then I realize that the reality probably isn't as cool as what I'm imagining.
     
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    It isn't. Imagine a lot of telling players how to spend money, giving 30 year old dudes remedial financial management lessons and having to settle petty squabbles between players. That's what a lot of it is.
     
  20. GreenFrog

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    Absolutely. In fact, i boozed up last night and had to pop an excedrin this morning (double-teamed that headache with Advil, too!).
     

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