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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2007, 23:05 
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I'm not a football fan, but I've recently been exposedto things about football that have made me go from 'eh, it's not my taste' to 'wtf?'

It is becomming a more brutal game over the years (I'm assuming this fromthe fact that there are more injuries and shorter career lengths now than there were before), unlike hockey and baseball which both have more safety measures in place than they used to.

But, when players are injured to the point of not being able to find any work at all they are dropped. Some of these players live in abject poverty, literally living in their cars (or cars borrwed from their pastors, as Brent Boyd did) and living off charities supported, not by the owners, but by the fans.

Full pension kicks in at 55, which is the time the average former player dies, a full 20 years before average non-players.

When I was young, I remember the backlash against boxing (I even rememebr a Twilight Zone episode against boxing, and that was 20 years prior!) but I don't hear a backlash against this. I've read that it's because it's the 'working man's dream' of great fame and riches in exchange for your body and life.

I'm sickened. We don't allow prosititutes, but we celebrate men selling their bodies and futures like this?

<wandes off to watch RollerBall (the original) again>


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:protest:

That's so wrong ...


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Sport has replaced the joust and the blood of the arena.


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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2007, 09:39 
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it seems to be going there.

But it's not all sport--- Hockey has gotten safer over the past few decades... Hockey, the game that inspired the joke I went to the fights and a hockey game broke out which implies that it's a football thing.

Do we have any football fans who can chat about this?


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