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~Lenore    Posted 02-08-2004 at 08:22:30       [Reply]  [No Email]

"...Waht's the difference between bad music and a 'sport' that isn't one?

Just wondereing how you justify the difference..."


Pray tell....what does one have to do with the other?
I posted my opinion on the Super bowl halftime and my dislike for that type of music.
Why should I have to "justify" my like of football and dislike of the current MTV type music?

Sorry...    Posted 02-08-2004 at 11:16:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
That it took me so long to notice your post here...

The post of yours that I was 'replying' to is the one in which you state:

"I quit watching since music went out of "music".
I refuse to waste my time on that trash"

I was simply asking the difference between one 'trash' and another (bad music and 'sports' on TV)...


Salmoneye, Who Was Just Trying Be Funny

~Lenore    Posted 02-08-2004 at 11:28:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
No, no, no Mr. Salmoneye!
You did not ask the difference.
You asked how I could justify differentiating
between one "trash" and another?(in your opinion).

I guess it would have been simpler if I had used that old cliche' "One man's trash is another's treasure!" You have probably already figured simplicity is not one of my virtues.

donna in w.v    Posted 02-08-2004 at 11:07:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
love football and even tho i've always listened to country music i don't object to anyone elses choice . dad always said "there's an a** for every seat" what i object to is the antics of some of these people like the football incident. if you want to look at naked parts there are plenty of places to find them ,just don't stick them in my face uninvited. we all have choices but we don't have the right to impose them on others

Jon(WI)    Posted 02-08-2004 at 09:34:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
No justification needed! I enjoy football for many reasons. The inteligence and physical ability needed to be on an NFL OR AFL team is not nearly appreciated enough. Each play in a book of over 200 plays needs to be known on both Offense and defense. The hard hitting, graceful receptions and runs, especially in slow motion display the beauty of the human body on the move. Yet with all the hype talk on the field between opponents, it is heart warming to see both helping the other off the ground after a hard hit. You would be hard pressed to find the mutual respect and sorrow between hockey players after a hard check and injury. a Ban on drug/steroid use and a high social standards are priorities in the AFL and NFL. Steroids are not tolerated. Community service is expected. Some stray from the rules but are quickly repremanded. Most players are crippled at an early age and thus I feel are deservant of high salaries. Yes, I believe Professional Football is Americas #1 sport.

~Lenore    Posted 02-08-2004 at 10:06:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jon, I have enjoyed football since high school.
As a mom, I started watching Jr. High football and followed my "favorite team" for all six years.
I watched the same group of small town boys learn to work together and care about each other. Those boys loved playing and being part of a team. I am sure some dreamed of being on a college team and then an NFL team.

Only one has made it on a college team so far. Several have made it onto Uncle Sam's team. I feel like the time and work they did for six years makes them better prepared for the army. They already have team spirit.

I alos believe each and every college and professional player worked their way up just like "my boys" did. I feel the pros are justified in the salaries they get. They worked hard to get therre and will continue to work hard till their bodies make them stop.

I like watching them compete with one another. I enjoy watching the skill and strenght and gracefulness of these athletes. I can appreciate the ability of the opponents as well as my favorites.

I just do not feel there is any comparrison to them and the MTV style videos and "music". I do not feel I need to "justify" my taste or distaste of either, Salmoneye. (I do know some do not follow the rules, but isn't that true of everyone)

Jon(WI)    Posted 02-08-2004 at 12:53:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lenore. Both of my sons, now in college played football in 8th & 9th grade. Both changed over to the sport of competitive swimming in High School since they had loved the sport since age 5 through the YMCA. Much to their football coaches dismay and pleads to stay with football, they both felt swimming was more competitive on an individual as well as team basis. Both took Sectionals in their strongest strokes. Both gave up college scholarships in swimming, feeling that their studies were more important than 5hrs of practice a day, 12 credit max. and back for another 6 credits and 6hrs practice a day during the summer school months. Their bodies are not "banged" up and both have finally freed themselves from the addiction of competitive sports. Once in your blood, it is hard to get rid of. The Sports of Swimming and Cross Country are the most grueling sports in high school and college. They were swimming 7 miles a night in a 25 yard short course pool. No time to rest between plays. They learned to either swim or sink. Worked out well for them.

~Lenore    Posted 02-08-2004 at 13:31:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
"MY BOY" who played football also ran track and competed in power lifting. He loved basketball but gave it up due to minor knee problems in Jr. High on his doctor's recommendation.

Another boy in my family played football, ran cross country and was in powerlifting. The boys almost all played Little League baseball to start off. I do not care for PeeWee football; I dont think little ones should be playing football at that age. Jr. High if they want to play is soon enough.

ret    Posted 02-08-2004 at 15:01:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
when us kids were in Elementary school the high school coach used to come over once a week during foorball season to instruct football. Think it was the 7th grade. anyway, we played tackle football on dirt, no equipment whatsoever. I remember one day I tackled another kid and saw stars. The coach called out to me "'thats the way to go, if you loose a tooth it's alright" Then and there I changed my mind about the local coach.
The coach later on became the head coach of the U. of Iowa, but I never had respect for him.
Kid I tackled became a allstate back in high school and college

Ron/PA    Posted 02-08-2004 at 08:43:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't see the original post, but in the last few years I've decided that I don't want to watch a bunch of murdering, druggies, in uniform play ball for a few million dollars a year, while I'm waiting to see a couple of murdering druggies in spandex, sing a song I hate!
Sooooo, I usually look for a good John Wayne movie and wait for some good commercials. All the while I'm thanking the local library for being there.

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