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    A measure of the stupidity of Americans

    Do you Yahoo?

    I use it for e-mail and I've noticed when I go to the Yahoo main page, almost invariably, the main/feature story will be something about fuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhttttttball - because, god forbid anyone might be interested in something that actually matters, like the daily chewing-away at what's left of our privacy and civil liberties.

    No, what matters is the gaaaaaaaame. Whether "we" won. That some dreadlocked, dog-torturing 78 IQ thug threw a pass - or caught one.

    Here's today's jocksniffing sample:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shu...urn=nfl-288145

    Duhhhhhh.

    This country flushed itself down the toilet.

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    I hate football.

    Wanna hear a measurement of my stupidity?

    I fucking spilled gas all over my motorcycle this morning because the damn new gas containers require you you have four hands to use them.

    Anyhow, I was so pissed after than I got clumsy and then proceeded to dump oil all around the filler neck and ended leaving without wiping the shit.

    I soaked my rear brakes with oil!

    Dammit!

    And the bike smells like gas too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    I hate football.

    Wanna hear a measurement of my stupidity?

    I fucking spilled gas all over my motorcycle this morning because the damn new gas containers require you you have four hands to use them.

    Anyhow, I was so pissed after than I got clumsy and then proceeded to dump oil all around the filler neck and ended leaving without wiping the shit.

    I soaked my rear brakes with oil!

    Dammit!

    And the bike smells like gas too..
    Hey, don't feel too bad... that has happened to me, too.

    The new nozzles seem to be designed for the evap control systems of cars; the fuel flow can be herky jerky if you're trying to fill up a bike.

    Good to know there's another Football Hater out there, also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Good to know there's another Football Hater out there, also!
    There are (at least) three of us here now! I can (proudly) say I've NEVER switched the radio or TV over to listen-to or watch a game, and never attended a football game during my youth, high school or even college years. Some things just don't matter to me at all, and watching sports on a boob tube is certainly one of them.

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    Here's a good one. Here is a collection of stupid people giving their opinions of TSA-style pat downs at fuuuuuuuuut ball games.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w83LNe9UQ20
    Last edited by swamprat; 09-22-2011 at 08:12 PM.

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    I have only noticed this to occur primarily on Mondays.

    I like American futbol, but I do not spend the time in front of the TV that I used to spend when I was in high school. Now I have too much to do.

    Sports in general do not make much sense to me. I enjoy playing the different games and at times enjoy watching different sports. I can not justify spending the money that some people spend to go to the game.

    I have received tickets to NY Yankees this year and Washington Redskins game about 13 years ago.

    The tickets at face value: $110/NYY and $150/Redskins
    Parking was $35/NYY and $20/Redskins

    For a season
    the Yankee tickets would be ~$8,900 (81 games)
    the Redskins tickets would be ~$1,500 (10 games)

    This is IMO too much money to spend on any game. That money can be put to better uses.

    Although I enjoy it when the team I root for wins, WE did not win anything. Maybe if I was paid a salary similar to a member of the Yankees I would care more about the GAME.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Do you Yahoo?

    I use it for e-mail and I've noticed when I go to the Yahoo main page, almost invariably, the main/feature story will be something about fuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhttttttball - because, god forbid anyone might be interested in something that actually matters, like the daily chewing-away at what's left of our privacy and civil liberties.

    No, what matters is the gaaaaaaaame. Whether "we" won. That some dreadlocked, dog-torturing 78 IQ thug threw a pass - or caught one.

    Here's today's jocksniffing sample:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shu...urn=nfl-288145

    Duhhhhhh.

    This country flushed itself down the toilet.
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    There's something worse than football.... fantasy football.

    At least a co-worker who talked about that on the phone for a couple hours every monday left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Hey, don't feel too bad... that has happened to me, too.

    The new nozzles seem to be designed for the evap control systems of cars; the fuel flow can be herky jerky if you're trying to fill up a bike.

    Good to know there's another Football Hater out there, also!
    Hey - I know lots of women that hate football! They hate it because it deprives them of their husbands' company and witty (?) repertoire.

    I won't say I hate football, but I do not plan my weekends around it. I do like college football better than pro. I think all pro sports are criminal enterprises that soak the taxpayers for bigger stadiums in their "Field of Dreams" quests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Here's a good one. Here is a collection of stupid people giving their opinions of TSA-style pat downs at fuuuuuuuuut ball games.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w83LNe9UQ20
    Couldn't see it. It gave me this message: "This video has been removed by the user."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Hey, don't feel too bad... that has happened to me, too.

    The new nozzles seem to be designed for the evap control systems of cars; the fuel flow can be herky jerky if you're trying to fill up a bike.
    I left the modern can for the weed trimmer out in the sun... It started swelling with gas pressure. I released the pressure. Next time I pulled it out (cool garage) the walls were sucked in. So they do seal pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by adwade View Post
    There are (at least) three of us here now! I can (proudly) say I've NEVER switched the radio or TV over to listen-to or watch a game, and never attended a football game during my youth, high school or even college years. Some things just don't matter to me at all, and watching sports on a boob tube is certainly one of them.
    Same here. That makes four of us.

    -Don-

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    The game I can take or leave. I can admit that I can find a level at which I can enjoy a football game if I can be bothered to watch it and I'm in the right mood. But I don't care about the outcome, and usually don't want to devote that much time to it; you have to set aside a whole afternoon.

    What I resent more than the actual game, is the sense of entitlement that football fans enjoy. They get to dominate the media, and dominate office conversation, for an entire season. And then spend the entire offseason speculating about the next football season.

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    I actually enjoy watching football. I'm a Miami Dolphins fan. I don't focus too much on football though, especially since being exiled to NYS. And I certainly don't let it dominate over more important stuff, like our rapidly deteriorating freedom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel View Post
    The game I can take or leave. I can admit that I can find a level at which I can enjoy a football game if I can be bothered to watch it and I'm in the right mood. But I don't care about the outcome, and usually don't want to devote that much time to it; you have to set aside a whole afternoon.

    What I resent more than the actual game, is the sense of entitlement that football fans enjoy. They get to dominate the media, and dominate office conversation, for an entire season. And then spend the entire offseason speculating about the next football season.
    I went to see a game of (English) football when I was about ten years old - my doctor says that I will recover eventually, maybe. I was offered counselling for the rest of my life but, bravely, refused it.

    My daily paper runs to about eighty pages, loooking at today's copy there are about sixteen pages (20%) devoted to football, with a bit of cricket and rugby thrown in for good measure. My sports of interest (Formula1/WSB/BSB) were allocated a half page (F1 only), mainly devoted to denigrating McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh.

    Most of our footballers seem to run around like glorified pansies, hugging and kissing every time every time one of them touches the ball and rolling around on the floor in pretend agony every time they get a knock or are tripped/fall over. They could learn a lot about being real men from the likes of Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Crutchlow et al.

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    "Most of our footballers seem to run around like glorified pansies, hugging and kissing every time every time one of them touches the ball and rolling around on the floor in pretend agony every time they get a knock or are tripped/fall over. They could learn a lot about being real men from the likes of Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Crutchlow et al.
    "
    That's a funny image of the players. I saw "Green Street Hooligans" which is about the street fighting of the 'firms' which follow the teams. All that fistfighting for players who behave like sissies is quite a funny image.

    The players and fans would indeed do better to emulate Bike racers. Now, there's a sport. Individual courage, skill and achievment are more relevant to admiration of a sportsman than the collective "We're #1" of team sports, at least to me.

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