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Which do you enjoy more, pro, college, high school or pee wee football?
09-02-2008, 02:31 PM
None of the above... I like touch football! :D
But only with those of the opposite sex. :D
09-02-2008, 02:36 PM
But only with those of the opposite sex. :D
Makes it much better in my opinion!
09-02-2008, 03:02 PM
Barring the coed touch football, its definitely, without a doubt college football.
My sophomore year at Va Tech, there was a group of 5-6 girls that regularly played football with us. One was on the women's basketball team and every one wanted Gia on their team. She was the QB, and could make the most amazing throws. I remember once I ran a slant over the middle. My defender had the inside position, had me completely covered. Did I ever tell you I was slooowwww! When she threw my way I thought she was crazy, but she dropped the ball about 3 inches over my defender's hands right into mine. Amazingly, I caught it!:D Good times.
Of course my favorite, not counting naked coed football, was the backyard varity we played as kids. No touch about it, straight break your arm skin your knees tackle.
09-02-2008, 08:37 PM
Did you mean to play or to watch?
My favorite sport is baseball, but I love college football of the crimson variety. As far as playing goes, playing in the yard with the neighborhood guys was the most fun. I played many years of 'organized' football, and still have the scars, aches, and pains to prove it, but I would never call it fun.
09-02-2008, 10:07 PM
I don't watch any of them unless a young relative is playing.
I don't care to watch team sports, just not my preferred recreation.
I do find it amusing and distressing that people, blue collar working men especially, who bemoan their wages and their uncertain jobs will spent hundreds or thousands of dollars each year to "support" their favorite team. Team clothing and memorabilia, trips to games, untold hours before the TV.
Their team made of multimillionaire jocks, many of whom have been given a pass throughout their school years just because they can run and throw, many playing in a stadium built with tax dollars.
I find the sports team/sports star worship silly and sad.
Saying the time in front of the TV watching sports with children is quality time with their children seems like a lazy excuse to me. Playing playground sports with the neighbohood kids, building a boat, teaching them to row or sail, restoring a classic car, tending a garden, learning about the animals in the woods, learning to cook, riding a bike and learning to maintain it, or a hundred other hands on projects would teach them so many more skills that will be useful in their life and be just as fun.
These activities all promote healthy conversation between parents and children, watching TV sports.... ?
Spectator sports are fine, but I think the obsession with them is unhealthy.
09-02-2008, 10:25 PM
I loved to play the game as a kid, but I'm not a big fan as an adult. College ball is what we have here....... Oklahoma University is King (though I prefer Oklahoma State :)). Every year...... I hear the whole "we're in the mix fer a national championshiiiiiiiiip". OU OU OU OU... it gets a little old. Don't get me wrong, I love to see the state teams do well, but some of the fan base is a bit nutz. They love 'em when they win......... but a losing season or two.... you'll get season tickets cheap. The in-state rivalries get a bit out of hand with the fans as well. Not physical, but an awful lot of nasty trash talkin. Maybe it happens everywhere. I dunno. Kinda turns me off. My wife's an OU grad, thankfully a level headed one. :D College Sports have become big business. And I thought University was about education. Silly me...;)
We got a new NBA team this year. They will be introducing the new name to the City tomorrow, but with college football now in swing, interest might not be as great as it may have been "pre-season". I was sort of hoping the Sonics would get to stay in Seattle.....
09-02-2008, 10:39 PM
They didn't stay in Seattle because the folks up there had just built a new football stadium and a new baseball stadium (which is bloody awesome, by the way). I guess that they'd had enough when the guy who owned the Sonics said that he had to have a new arena for the basketball team. Strangely, I think that most people expect Seattle to get another team one day. Seems that that's always the case in the NFL, but I am not sure about the NBA.
We (Alabama) played Okie State in the Shreveport Bowl a couple of years ago. They whipped us, though we had no coach and really should have never accepted the bid. Y'all had a big win the other day against Wazzoo.
09-02-2008, 10:58 PM
There seems to be a fair bit of enthusiasm for the Sonics coming here, but the population base in OK is not near what most pro cities have.
The Sonic's record in Seattle was dismal, which did not help their plight. And it is a drain on the town (IMO) to be taxed so that some pro team can have a home, only to let you know that their home is no longer good enough a few years later.
Big sport is definitely big business. If the new owners can bring out some winning seasons in a fairly short timeframe, we may do just fine being a pro-team city.
Me,...... it's just too much for me.
Yes, Okie State did allright Saturday. They got a long row-to-hoe though.....
Both of the big in state schools really scheduled a very soft game for the opener. Don't know if that is good or bad.
09-02-2008, 11:02 PM
I'm not much of a fan of the big time pro sports. Now, I won't be able to get across Bricktown to the boathouse everytime the game is here. Yuk. Clay is going to have to sink some serious cash into this team to get it up and winning very soon, or Okies will likely not show a keen interest. College ball is king here. Years of tradition behind it. They say there's a lot of interest in season tickets, we will see. They've yet to go public with the team name/colors/logo blah blah. I think that is a very bad thing from a marketing standpoint.
09-02-2008, 11:21 PM
Alexander 2; "I find the sports team/sports star worship silly and sad"
I'm not a spectator of any sport. I played cricket and rugby, (both codes) but I find it very strange that people will support a 'club' that is in reality a business.
Sport is what you do, or the games in the local park. Big 'sport' is a professional entertainment business. As for fund raising, would you buy a raffle ticket to support Walmart?
There was a time when I enjoyed playing football (high school); I've never found much fun in watching others play.
09-02-2008, 11:47 PM
I like watching college football best. Good enough to be marvelous athletes, and young enough to be passionate about it... not so good as to make it look tooooo easy, or so jaundiced as to lose their zest.
I played organized football as a kid, but my favorite games were during high school when we'd have pickup games every Sunday. Anyone and everyone come to play. People from the theater group and the chess clubs came. Midwinter on the Oregon coast. The muddy practice field at the high school... and I mean muddy! Couldn't see a lick of grass, and mud was ankle deep in spots. We played touch, but all it took was a touch to send the ball-carrier into anything from a pratfall to a prolonged slow slide to horizontal. Got so muddy that the only way we could keep track of teams was that one team wore watch caps. We'd play till dark. Afterward we'd jump into someone's sauna (it was a Finnish town), and have a cold beer. Maybe play some pinochle, or just head home for a nap. Best of times!
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