Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MegaMoonMan, Feb 3, 2008.
And yet, somehow, life goes on...
...and absolutely nothing has changed because of it.
Nascar requires several hundred cars, a series of adults in the 18-40 age group who (through either a lack of access to higher education or a willful denial of such) put their lives at risk taking left turns ad nauseum, an incredibly powerful marketing campaign, susceptible fans and a market that thrives on entertainment that does not require an intense amount of thought...but no balls.
I could care less about football. I spent the evening playing CoD4 and watching videos with my wife.
Put me down. I hate football (and indeed any and all organized sports).
Who doesn't watch what again?
Oh you mean that sport that no other country but America gives two shits about?
I spent most of the night watching the Enterprise marathon on SciFi. And remembering why I didn't really watch this show in the first place...
OWNED x2 !
- watched the last hour of TFTM('07) while treadmilling and lifting,
- read a couple comics,
- and watched Rush Hour 3 and some Shield and Buffy eps with the wife.
I didn't even know when the Stuporbowl was going to be until Friday, when I looked at the TV schedule and was instantly disgusted by the 4-hr pregame show block on the Fox lineup. What the HELL can they talk about for that long?! I dream of the day when sporting events are relegated to the ESPNs and other networks' schedules are left alone.
The only interest I had in the whole thing was the new Iron Man promo, and I just waited and watched it online.
Agreed. That IS awesome!
Heh. Yeah, I never bother even feigning interest. My "uh-- NO" is usually preceded by a roll of the eyes. It's important to have the "uh", but keep it brief, the come down hard on the "NO" -- seems to add an extra note of disdain.
I love the ones that act like anyone who doesn't watch SportsCenter 47 times a day is a giant nerd, then go on to spout Joe Steroid's batting averages, RBIs, and cup size for the last 6 years. A sports nerd is still a nerd.
Heh. I was going to ask if aliens landed and abducted all the players. Then, I would've been sorry I missed it.
Don't really understand how a championship game can end in a "great upset", anyway. Shouldn't both teams be having an excellent season?
You've obviously never stumbled across a bowling tournament while channel surfing.
Funny how non-followers are always the most........nevermind.
I forgot I was on the internet...
I didn't even know it was on today until this afternoon.
The GF had to watch it here on my TV, oh well. I lifted weights and did some chores. I watched the last 10 minutes or so because we had beer and snacks. Football just doesn't do it for me.
It wasn't too far from where I lived, and I could've cared less. Glendale had the Super Bowl (yawn), Marana had the PBR Open (double-yawn) and Tucson is going to have the Gem and Mineral show starting soon. Now that sounds like fun. NOT!
No Football here ether. Instead I played some CoD4 with WeardWolf, after that I read I started re-reading the biograghy of a real athlete A Lion's Tale by Chris Jericho Then hopped on the computer to play some Mega Man II. As for exploding Pats fans I bet Sky Shark was one of them.
Well at least we have the Cats. Plus some really cool stuff like the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Old Tucson Studios.
Look you like NASCAR. It's one of those stupid, mouth-breather, 100% bullshit pass times that can't be defended as not being such. Don't try cause you can't. There is nothing wrong with liking it though. But trying to say that a NASCAR driver is a real athlete is hilarious failure. Any "athlete" who plays his sport sitting down working the controls of a machine that does ALL the actual work involved in said sport is not a real athlete. Road races from point A to point B, now those are a real race. Any kind of circuit racing is bullshit.
Yeah, and Colossal Cave and Saguaro National Park East right up the road from me. And not too far off is the Reddington Pass area where I like to go to blow off steam, and Mt. Lemmon.
Dang, Tucson should get a pro-Team of some sort. What about our own pro-NBA team? Or our own NHL team? We are too small for NFL or one of those "big" leagues.
NASCAR is a love-it or hate-it type sport. Personally, I agree with the whole only-left-turn debates and people only watch it truly for the crashes and hoping Jeff Gordon gets rear-ended by the TAMPON race team or the VIAGRA team.
But, those drivers are athletes, I'll give them that. Go sit in a Sauna or out in 120+ degree heat with limited cooling, no chance to use the bathroom, while holding out sixteen pound weights straight out in front of you WHILE also pushing down a 100 pound weight that is connected via a pulley to a concrete block over your head. Let up on that pedal, and you'll feel it. And, you can't put down the weights you are holding for longer then 10 second breaks in anywhere from and hour to two plus hours time. Oh, and while sitting in the sauna make sure you are wearing three layers of clothing while doing it, too, and only get cooling from air being blown on your head so you don't pass out and sip water through a straw.
Those NASCAR drivers have some of the fastest reflexes out there, as they need them going on average of 130MPH around those persistent left turns. But, after winning a race I'm sure their reflexes get dulled down after visiting the "pit stop" area for the Budweiser team.
The whole thing I tend not to like is some of the people that NASCAR attracts. But, it attracts fans by the droves and is one of the fastest growing "sports" that brings in the highest number of spectators. An average football game has anywhere from 30,000 to 70,000 in-stadium seats with around 3 million to 10 million television viewers per average game. The Superbowl has anywhere from 70 million to 100 million viewers in a year. NASCAR on the other hand has on average 200,000(!) stadium seats, plus RV parking. There is also the same level of TV viewers per each race like that of the Superbowl. Now, the only difference is how much a driver is paid in winnings. Endorsements not included, the highest "winning" NASCAR driver was Jimmie Johnson who won only $7,764,405 in 2006.
Yeah, NASCAR isn't a sport. It is an EVENT.
Haven't watched a Super Bowl in several years. I love to play football, but I don't care enough to follow it. Went to church instead and we had a great service.
Screw football, I capped a new Elite in GW and vanquished a new dungeon.
Shame on all of you. It was an excellent game that was decided by a touchdown that was completed in the last minute. Very very excellent.
Am I the only one here who actually likes football, NASCAR, and Transformers?
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