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  •  See my comment above (0+ / 0-)

    take away the crashing, and you'll lose fans by the millions. Not saying the speed and skill aren't real - but they don't sell tickets and commercial time.

    into the blue again, after the money's gone

    by Prof Haley on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 07:23:36 AM PDT

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    •  You get it! (0+ / 0-)

      The popularity of sports violence doesn't excuse allowing it to happen or countenance allowing athletes to be bribed into allowing themselves to be injured.

      •  Football is so popular because it is the most (1+ / 0-)
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        intellectual and violent of the major sports. It has created a unique hybrid that isn't fast passed, or dynamic. During the game more time is spent planning than playing. However, it is extremely complex which adds to its allure.

        I have played every major sport except ice hockey, and many minor sports including polo (the kind with horses) and I have never had as much fun as playing organized tackle football.  

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 03:51:22 PM PDT

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