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    why do people get emotional about sports?

    I've never really understood how people can get emotional and even physically aggressive about sports. But I'm starting to learn.... I think its the way many people let out their emotions ... about something really less than important...while being in denial about politics, work, family, their real lives. Being a sports fan is really a cost free rush, isn't it. Unless you BET on sports you don't stand to lose anything if your teamall loses. And if you win you can get all hubbly bubbly with friends, telling yourself that if YOU would have been in little league just one more season, just where you would have been...

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    I am one of those people who do not understand the whole sports thing. I cannot stand it when people say "we won!". Who won? Certainly not you who sit in the stands, or you sitting on the couch.

    You did nothing to win the game, so you did not win. The team you like best or better won. Not you.
    Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess

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      #3
      Go Ducks, I swear some people just don't get it. Next you will be telling me not to watch the Push Girls. I like a great football game even if I really do not care who wins. Its all about the best athletes in the world doing amazing things. Got to love the great hand cycle races on Youtube. And the Para Olympics were amazing. Plus with a DVR you can just go to the end of the game if you want.
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        #4
        Flying; I live in Eugene and went to the U of O. The Duck crap (advertising) is everywhere. I won't shop at any business that has duck crap all over it. It is pandering to get business from people who aren't even smart enough to realize that they are being had.

        Yeah, go (away) ducks.
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          #5
          Because they care about it. Ask anyone from St. Louis who or what brings the City together: Cardinals baseball. We grew up with it, as did four or five generations before us. White, black, red, brown or whatever, rich or poor, AB or disabled, or whatever: we are all big Cardinals fans and have that common interest.
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            #6
            Originally posted by skippy13 View Post
            Flying; I live in Eugene and went to the U of O. The Duck crap (advertising) is everywhere. I won't shop at any business that has duck crap all over it. It is pandering to get business from people who aren't even smart enough to realize that they are being had.

            Yeah, go (away) ducks.
            Well and all this time I though that you lived in a hand basket, not in the great northwest.LOL I think of you as a fellow Oregonian, and that's part of the appeal of team sports, are area against yours. Of course the players are from all over the world, following the money, and not from your area anyway. I, like a lot of people who like sports, played sports as a kid. Its a great way to stay in shape, and I wish that the youth of today could get more exercise that's for sure. And yes Eugene is a little duck crazy, and don't forget the national track and field meets at Hayward field, but do you really see any harm in a little friendly competition now and then? I really love that a lot of the folks here at the CC are still into sports, its great to see pretty high level quads racing hand cycles, don't you think?
            Take care my fellow Oregonian.
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              #7
              Just last week, a couple of a-holes at Camden Yards were harassing and throwing beer at a guy wearing a Yankees cap. Unfortunately, the guy went to confront them, one of them allegedly punched him, and he fell over a 5 foot wall. The guy is in critical condition at Shock Trauma. We still don't know if he ever talked to an usher before confronting the jerks.

              What those jerks did is totally beyond the pale. A little verbal harassment of an opposing team's fan in your ballpark, okay, but nothing beyond that.

              I am a rabid Orioles and Ravens fan (my TV is the target of an awful lot of cussing), but I doubt I'd even say anything to an opposing team's fan if I set near one at a ballpark.
              Alan

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                #8
                I gotta agree with skippy here. The whole professional sports thing

                Originally posted by skippy13 View Post
                I am one of those people who do not understand the whole sports thing. I cannot stand it when people say "we won!". Who won? Certainly not you who sit in the stands, or you sitting on the couch.

                You did nothing to win the game, so you did not win. The team you like best or better won. Not you.
                is bizarre. First off, "Professional Sports" in, and of itself is a mutually exclusive term, there's nothing "professional" about it. It consists of nothing more than spoiled, overpaid, obnoxious, self-aggrandizing, EPO or PED (in some cases) responsible, babies that just happen to have been gifted in sports as an adolescent.

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                  #9
                  It is a hobby, also they are events where people can congregate and have fun. Like restoring old cars, star trek conventions or the myriad of other pointless activities that people do to keep themselves entertained. You can say it is not your thing, but if you deride the people who enjoy it then all you are doing is congratulating yourself on how superior you are.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                    It is a hobby, also they are events where people can congregate and have fun. Like restoring old cars, star trek conventions or the myriad of other pointless activities that people do to keep themselves entertained. You can say it is not your thing, but if you deride the people who enjoy it then all you are doing is congratulating yourself on how superior you are.

                    But, enjoyment is the opposite of useless, isn't it? Good art, design, music, sports and especially old cars were created to fill the need we all have to enjoy life. That 's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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                      #11
                      I enjoy and played all sports but can not watch anything other than American Football. It is very challenging and technical working as a team when there is competition, all your personal traits and characteristics are continuously being stressed and reenforced. Team sports build the best characters and singles out the majority of poor sports and thugs in my experience. Sports/teammates is what keeps a community together, it teaches individuals responsibility through the result of emotional and physical decisions under pressure. Then his faults/experiences are examined, stressed and rehearsed.
                      As a true football fanatic and athlete I have a vague idea of how much work and discipline it takes to compete at the professional level, their dedication is admirable and always a spectacular display of sportsmanship.

                      It will never be too late to be apart of a team and all teams are eager to share the goal/responsibility of life's experience.

                      Game on player!!!!

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                        #12
                        I'll never understand it. I've got more important things going on in my life than to spend time thinking about and getting excited about something that doesn't effect me in any way whatsoever. What really gets me are the die hard fans. Like the ones who paint their faces and wear weird things like chunks of cheese on their heads and who would throw themselves on a pointed stake in support of their team. Yet any one of the team players, when offered a better monetary deal with a different team, even a so-called arch rival team, would jump ship in a heartbeat and take the better offer- to hell with the loyal fans.

                        Then again some people have such easy lives they need something to be interested in. Even something as trivial as what multi-million dollar team beat what other multi-million dollar team on what Sunday at what taxpayer funded stadium that's named after (for a handsome sum... icing on the cake for the team owner) some multi-national corporation. It's a strange world we live in.

                        Bob.
                        "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

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                          #13
                          It is about one's passion of the sport. There are many aspect that create a fine team and many players trade for better contracts but the only goal is being on the team that earns the world title at the end of the season. We all know everyone's team isn't going to make playoff's but its exciting to see each team develop within each season.
                          You're correct it is about the team owner's love of the sport. He employes a coaching staff that caters to his style of game play and the team and fan encourage him. The world is a fantastic place, just need to enjoy the finer things in life that are surprisingly free.

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