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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:45 am    Post subject: People don't kill people, soccer does Reply with quote

Clearly a need for heavy regulation, background checks, and quite possibly a complete ban.

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, there is no doubt that soccer should be banned. More people have died of boredom waiting for something to happen at a soccer game.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, there is no doubt that soccer should be banned. More people have died of boredom waiting for something to happen at a soccer game.
:lol:
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure you'll be cheered to know that we don't want to ban everything which might cause accidental death.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aggravated Battery for example.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Aggravated Battery for example.

Lethal for caged chickens.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

play fotball instead!
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Johana Portillo said she hopes her father's death leads to more security at sporting events and better self-control from players.


How about the latter instead of the former?!?!?
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
Well, there is no doubt that soccer should be banned. More people have died of boredom waiting for something to happen at a soccer game.


did baseball boredom damage your brain so much that you are confusing it with other sports?
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Old School wrote:
Well, there is no doubt that soccer should be banned. More people have died of boredom waiting for something to happen at a soccer game.


did baseball boredom damage your brain so much that you are confusing it with other sports?

:lol:

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
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Old School wrote:
Well, there is no doubt that soccer should be banned. More people have died of boredom waiting for something to happen at a soccer game.


did baseball boredom damage your brain so much that you are confusing it with other sports?

:lol:

No time to be bored while umpiring.


ice hockey. 'nuff said.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once went to a boxing match, and a hockey game broke out.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I once went to a boxing match, and a hockey game broke out.


I was actually surprised at how ice hockey is sold to the masses in the US. it is really sold as a violent sport. Keep in mind in canada it has a rich cultural history (and I am not talking out of my ass here. the Richard riot was historically hugely important); the fighting is a small part that I didn't care about until I got to the US. It's in the country's folklore.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Old School wrote:
I once went to a boxing match, and a hockey game broke out.


I was actually surprised at how ice hockey is sold to the masses in the US. it is really sold as a violent sport. Keep in mind in canada it has a rich cultural history (and I am not talking out of my ass here. the Richard riot was historically hugely important); the fighting is a small part that I didn't care about until I got to the US. It's in the country's folklore.

I used to go to Minnesota North Star games as a teenager, back in the early, early 70s. I played hockey in my freshman and sophomore days in HS. I know all about old school ice hockey.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was actually surprised at how ice hockey is sold to the masses in the US. it is really sold as a violent sport. Keep in mind in canada it has a rich cultural history (and I am not talking out of my ass here. the Richard riot was historically hugely important); the fighting is a small part that I didn't care about until I got to the US. It's in the country's folklore.
Seems to be the only sport where it is tolerated to the point of being a feature. I've tried to get interested in the NHL a few times, and the tolerance of the fights is off putting. I'm watching to see hockey, not boxing. That they essentially condone it without meaningful penalties demonstrates it is part of "the game." Otherwise an automatic 1 game suspension would go a long way toward preventing the problem. Next offense, 5 game suspension. Third offense, 25 games. Again, kicked out of the league. At least until the issue is solved and it becomes a rare occurrence, then it can be treated comparable to other sports.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
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Old School wrote:
Well, there is no doubt that soccer should be banned. More people have died of boredom waiting for something to happen at a soccer game.


did baseball boredom damage your brain so much that you are confusing it with other sports?

:lol:

No time to be bored while umpiring.


because you are sleeping like a baby?
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was actually surprised at how ice hockey is sold to the masses in the US. it is really sold as a violent sport. Keep in mind in canada it has a rich cultural history (and I am not talking out of my ass here. the Richard riot was historically hugely important); the fighting is a small part that I didn't care about until I got to the US. It's in the country's folklore.
Seems to be the only sport where it is tolerated to the point of being a feature. I've tried to get interested in the NHL a few times, and the tolerance of the fights is off putting. I'm watching to see hockey, not boxing. That they essentially condone it without meaningful penalties demonstrates it is part of "the game." Otherwise an automatic 1 game suspension would go a long way toward preventing the problem. Next offense, 5 game suspension. Third offense, 25 games. Again, kicked out of the league. At least until the issue is solved and it becomes a rare occurrence, then it can be treated comparable to other sports.


I agree. I don't really understand why this is the case. After living in the US, I had the idea it was to sell it in the US (because it is such a huge focus of the advertising), but I don't know.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they not fight during NHL games in Canada?
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do they not fight during NHL games in Canada?


they do. But the game isn't sold as being a rough sport or a fighting sport.

I agree though. i too don't care for it.
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they do. But the game isn't sold as being a rough sport or a fighting sport.
Ah, OK. I guess highlights do show fighting. I never thought of it as being marketing, but you're probably correct.
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