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C'mon, s&b....

 

Do we really want to be entertained by the destruction of other peoples' brains and spinal cords?

The Roman Colosseum was allowed to deteriorate into ruins for a reason.

No.... I want to be entertained by the game I grew up watching. The game we have now might as well turn the corner and be professional flag football.

 

The QB can't be touched.... WR's can't be touched after 5 yards... WR's can't be tackeld/hit when in the air because they are "defenseless", so, the defenses are supposed to just let them have the ball???

 

RB's can't lower their heads (instinctive survival move) when engaging a defender.... catching the ball isn't really catching the ball anymore.... fumbles aren't really fumbles (tuck rule...lol)... kick offs were moved up so that they all go into the end zone, so no one can get tackled when running back a kick off... then there is the ridiculous "football move" rule (WTF?) if a catch is in doubt......... It just goes on and on with all the ludicrous, ticky tack rules.

 

As for the Roman Colosseum being allowed to deteriorate for a reason: shouldn't your sport of boxing be thrown in the same "arena"? After all... do WE really want to be entertained by the destruction of other people's brains?

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Bengals fan here, mostly just a lot of sadness. Cheers.

 

 

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As for the Roman Colosseum being allowed to deteriorate for a reason: shouldn't your sport of boxing be thrown in the same "arena"? After all... do WE really want to be entertained by the destruction of other people's brains?

Yes, it should. 

Boxing isn't quite as bad as football but it's bad enough.

It's a guilty pleasure, but if I believed in hell, I wouldn't still be watching it!

 

I should know better.

 

My very last opponent was a Massachusetts State Correctional Officer--a guard at maximum security Walpole.

 

I didn't like the looks of him to begin with, but during referee's instructions, he introduced himself as my new daddy.

 

Skipping the details, my new daddy went to Massachusetts General in an ambulance in an attempt to save his left eye.

 

You're welcome, inmates, but it didn't do me any good either.

 

I should have wretched right where I stood at the site of what I'd done.

Instead, I felt a wave of elation.

But having had a night to ponder that feeling, I emptied my locker at the gym for the last time the next day.

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Yes, it should. 

Boxing isn't quite as bad as football but it's bad enough.

It's a guilty pleasure, but if I believed in hell, I wouldn't still be watching it!

 

I should know better.

 

My very last opponent was a Massachusetts State Correctional Officer--a guard at maximum security Walpole.

 

I didn't like the looks of him to begin with, but during referee's instructions, he introduced himself as my new daddy.

 

Skipping the details, my new daddy went to Massachusetts General in an ambulance in an attempt to save his left eye.

 

You're welcome, inmates, but it didn't do me any good either.

 

I should have wretched right where I stood at the site of what I'd done.

Instead, I felt a wave of elation.

But having had a night to ponder that feeling, I emptied my locker at the gym for the last time the next day.

I won't give you a "like" for this post because I don't think you would want me to.

 

You're a good guy, Nifty.

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I'm a veteran and find the whole anthem protest distasteful at best. 

I understand. What I don't understand is............ how did a protest about how minorities  in this country are treated, become about the military???

 

I'm a staunch Conservative, and I respect and hold the military and all who serve/ed in highe regard. But.... this protest was never about the military or the people who serve/ed. How/why has it been taken as such?

 

For the record.... I'm totally against the protests AT THE GAMES.

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I understand. What I don't understand is............ how did a protest about how minorities in this country are treated, become about the military???

 

I'm a staunch Conservative, and I respect and hold the military and all who serve/ed in highe regard. But.... this protest was never about the military or the people who serve/ed. How/why has it been taken as such?

 

For the record.... I'm totally against the protests AT THE GAMES.

DM sent. Answering this here will violate pretty much every moral code on MGS, and everyone is too afraid that discussing politics and religion are worse than children starving in Africa.

 

 

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DM sent. Answering this here will violate pretty much every moral code on MGS, and everyone is too afraid that discussing politics and religion are worse than children starving in Africa.

 

 

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It's not that anyone is afraid, it's that this a golf forum and not the place to discuss such things.  I appreciate taking that to a DM but just keep these in mind...

 

The Freedom of Speech Golf Forum.

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1. Avoid abusive language...try to look in the thesaurus for another word  ;)

 

2. Obviously this is a golf forum so political, religious and race comments would be better on a different kind of forum.

 

3. No reason for personal attacks fellas...remember this is just a golf forum and there honestly is no reason for them. We always encourage personal opinions. Just make sure not to criticize someone else for theirs.

 

4. Keep the porn posts on the porn sites...the MGS forum is obviously not the right place for it.

 

5. Product Advertising - (PLEASE READ) The MGS forum wants EVERYONE to feel like they can be a part of this forum and I encourage all companies to take part. In the end it will only make for a better forum and better content for the members. However...we are sure you understand that it is not to fair to have the exact same posting privileges as an Advertiser on the forum. So we have come up with the following criteria which we feel both encourages both Non-Advertiser educational posting and promotes the Advertisers product promotions.

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It's not that anyone is afraid, it's that this a golf forum and not the place to discuss such things. I appreciate taking that to a DM but just keep these in mind...

 

The Freedom of Speech Golf Forum.

  • The members are what make a great forum.
  • We want you to be able to express your opinions.
  • Ask questions and share what you know.
  • Just a few simple moral codes we hope you follow below.
1. Avoid abusive language...try to look in the thesaurus for another word ;)

 

2. Obviously this is a golf forum so political, religious and race comments would be better on a different kind of forum.

 

3. No reason for personal attacks fellas...remember this is just a golf forum and there honestly is no reason for them. We always encourage personal opinions. Just make sure not to criticize someone else for theirs.

 

4. Keep the porn posts on the porn sites...the MGS forum is obviously not the right place for it.

 

5. Product Advertising - (PLEASE READ) The MGS forum wants EVERYONE to feel like they can be a part of this forum and I encourage all companies to take part. In the end it will only make for a better forum and better content for the members. However...we are sure you understand that it is not to fair to have the exact same posting privileges as an Advertiser on the forum. So we have come up with the following criteria which we feel both encourages both Non-Advertiser educational posting and promotes the Advertisers product promotions.

maybe we should add the NFL to off limit topics then, since it's obviously not golf related, and it has nowhere to go discussion wise besides the sewer.

 

 

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maybe we should add the NFL to off limit topics then, since it's obviously not golf related, and it has nowhere to go discussion wise besides the sewer.

 

 

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We know where you stand on certain things like race and politics. But please, let us discuss topics like Tiger Woods and the NFL without making them political/offensive
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I'm thinking my Lions are gonna suck AGAIN. Only 2 or 3 teams left that haven't been to a Super Bowl, and I'm convinced that the Lions will be last.

 

 

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I'll argue that the players know what they are getting into.... and what they are getting paid millions of $$$ for. Defenses aren't allowed to play defense and Offenses can do what ever they want... just like the league wants, ala Major League Baseball with the home run ball.

 

No one wants to see anyone get hurt, but football is a violent game. All the players know this going into it. The league knows this, too. There is nothing you can do to make the game safer other than eliminate tackling altogether. 

 

Leading with the head is a natural body/brain function to tackle. The helmet to helmet rules are ridiculous. Yes, if it is very obvious that a defender used his helmet on purpose to inflict injury, a penalty is definitely warranted.... and should by all means be levied. Normal helmet to helmet contact is just a natural part of the game............. the whole thing is just out of hand.

 

The NFL is killing it's own cash cow with all the ridiculous rules that is making the game virtually unwatchable and unrecognizable.

the only thing I don't agree with here is the leading with the head is a natural body brain function. If you have never seen it look up rugby on youtube and watch the mayhem, I played for 20 years and officiate now and the first thing taught is proper tackling , aim for the hips and quads ,  not launching headfirst into an oncoming train.

 

Maybe I am off base in my comparison.  appreciate your thoughts and I do agree that the players are aware of the risks and still take them.  

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I've scrolled through four pages and I've seen everything I've expected to see.

 

Knee protests

Rule change discussion

The obnoxious patriots fans (I still love you guys but where were all you folks in the 80's and 90's?)

Disgruntled NFC North fans

Optimistic SF fans

 

With all that, here's the big question...

 

Where are my brothers and sisters of the Bills Mafia???

 

 

 

 

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I've scrolled through four pages and I've seen everything I've expected to see.

 

Knee protests

Rule change discussion

The obnoxious patriots fans (I still love you guys but where were all you folks in the 80's and 90's?)

Disgruntled NFC North fans

Optimistic SF fans

 

With all that, here's the big question...

 

Where are my brothers and sisters of the Bills Mafia???

 

 

 

 

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We were suffering with a bad team and a terrible stadium, we just didn't have the internet back then so the rest of the nation could see how whiny we were ;)

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We were suffering with a bad team and a terrible stadium, we just didn't have the internet back then so the rest of the nation could see how whiny we were ;)

Also, the Darryl Stingley tragedy didn't do much  to fuel our enthusiasm, either.

I couldn't watch football for a quite a while after that.

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We were suffering with a bad team and a terrible stadium, we just didn't have the internet back then so the rest of the nation could see how whiny we were ;)

 

 

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Also, the sheer hilarity of you calling out obnoxious Pats fans in one sentence then admitting to being part of the "Bills Mafia" in the next is quite ironic :D

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Also, the sheer hilarity of you calling out obnoxious Pats fans in one sentence then admitting to being part of the "Bills Mafia" in the next is quite ironic :D

Hahaha. Monday Night Football should be exciting this year.

 

 

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