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I was having this conversation with Donna today over breakfast. She's a football fan and I'm so-so except when the 49ers are getting close to the Super Bowl. However, even she was commenting that coverage starts today at 10:00 with "The Road to the Super Bowl" and then the pre-game show, and finally the game. I pointed out what the news director at a TV station told me years ago: it's just a way to bring an audience to an advertiser. Geez, we were watching the Giants vs. the 49ers a couple of weeks ago and I felt like I was watching three hours of commercials with a bit of football thrown in.

As far as the money the players make, well, why shouldn't they? Basically, their real role in the overall scheme of business is to pull people into the stadiums or to the TV set, where the advertisers will pay more money to be in front of an audience. It's a symbiotic relationship in which the players are doing the hard physical work so the others can make a bundle. So yeah, what the heck, if people are willing to spend all that money to watch a game, then certainly pay the players accordingly.
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I like football at the end of the season. Because then I know it's only a short time away from baseball spring training Smile
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On 2012-02-05 14:44, mastermindreader wrote:
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On 2012-02-05 14:38, danfreed wrote:
Does anyone like football because they actually like it? (not because of the beer, food, and social aspects).


Yes.


+1. I prefer to watch at home than anywhere else...no beer, no party, and no different diet.
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Same here. I'm sitting here right now alone in my room drinking a cup of coffee and watching the game - just like I do every Sunday during football season.
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Actually, I do like baseball a lot. Baseball is unique. It is the only ball game in which the defense has possession of the ball and a "perfect game" is one in which (offensively) nothing happens at all.
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Got to agree with you there Woland. Baseball is actually my favorite game.
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My favorite team sports (my favorite sport is boxing) are baseball and football. Then there's a big drop-off to third place. Hate the gap between the Super Bowl and the start of the baseball season.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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I just realized that I've actually watched all 46 Super Bowls. Makes me feel old.
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Great play by Manningham!
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Enjoying super Bowl with Lance Burton.
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On 2012-02-05 14:38, magicfish wrote:
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On 2012-02-05 09:33, Mr. Mystoffelees wrote:
I can't say I don't like football, I just don't like the importance we give it. A good ole high school game down the street- hell yeah! Watching nasty big guys earn more money in one game than I do in ten years... tends to make me cranky!

ten years? that's all? wow. youve done very well for yourself.


Actually I just pulled that out of... the air. Didn't want to run the numbers, because I would be depressed for about a month...
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Boy that was fun! Another great nailbiter.

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Very enviable Super Bowl party Devious!

Thanks for the clip!

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Got to agree with you there Woland. Baseball is actually my favorite game.


Baseball, two and a half minute of action, suspense and dram crammed into three hours. Smile
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I just realized that I've actually seen all 46 Super Bowls. Now I'm feeling old. Smile
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Congratulations Bob, I think I`ve missed only a couple of Bowl Games.

BTW Bob, you are getting old...1-1/2 hrs. older than the last time that you said the same thing. ;>)

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I'm having reverse deja vu. Smile
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