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#13 SOJA

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:29 PM

yay this dude is back



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:31 PM

I came in this thread expecting it to be full of sweeping generalizations of NFL players. Thank you for surprising me, couldn't agree more...

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:32 PM

yay this dude is back


NA has made some bad posts before. This is not one of them...

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:35 PM

yay this dude is back

 

Yay please shut up



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:38 PM

Yay please shut up

 

This is perfect. 


NA has made some bad posts before. This is not one of them...

 

 

I didn't say anything about the quality of the thread, I'm just interested to see how this goes over.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:07 PM

Don't we do the same thing to CEO's of large corporations that give themselves huge bonuses?

 

WE all hate them and make generalizations that all CEO's are the same and are a bunch of old rich guys that only care about their wallets.

 

What about politicians?  Think we do the same thing with them as well.  Lawyers?  Yup.  Homosexuals?  Probably on a daily basis.

 

The problem isn't that people make generalizations, the problem is that people only seem to be offended about certain generalizations.  

 

I agree that its not fair to put all the players in the same boat, but don't try to make it seem like an unfair racial issue.  The public makes idiotic and offensive generalizations about a VARIETY of people and groups.  My point is that we shouldn't act surprised when people make them about athletes who do stupid things.

 

 



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:22 PM

it would take an incredibly ignorant person to truly believe all NFL players are thugs. i think when most people say it, especially on here, they're saying it sarcastically or in hyperbole.

 

could be wrong tho



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:24 AM

The rate is actually only about 5% higher than the general population. Much lower than average for males in their 20's. Of course, few have as much incentive to behave as these guys, but for the most part they are just average people who happen to be good at sports. 



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:36 AM

Greg Hardy's hit on Carson Palmer was straight up thug.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:44 AM

n/m

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:52 AM

The NBA was fuging HUGE in the 1980's.

 

Then, as the mid-1990's approached, the NBA became all about the thug lifestyle with sooooo many of the players and the NBA subsequently lost *huge* money on TV contracts and advertising.

 

Watch the same thing happen to the NFL if they remain on this road.

I completely disagree. Boxing was big too, I don't believe thuggism had anything to do with its lost of popularity. People sometimes just lose interest, especially after losing a player like Michael Jordan. Jordan was the NBA. People use to salivate watching that guy play. Because the NBA is a star driven league when MJ retired so many fans didn't stay tune. That's why the NBA is trying to catapult Lebron to that level but he is just not Jordan. And when Iverson was playing people did tune in. I used to salivate watching Iverson play like I did MJ. But right now no one really capture my imagination. I use to tune in just to watch A.I. rock someone with that crossover. But now they call travel on anything so kids are not creative with the ball anymore. Just straight up athleticism and over-coaching. The game is just not the same anymore.

 

Back then we use to wonder if Earl Manigault really grab a dollar off the top of the backboard. We even thought of the idea that there exist some super athletic human who can do incredible stuff with no evidence just word of mouth. We were curious. Now, we think if you can do what you claim just put it on youtube so all can see and go by our business. We're not curious anymore because we're so much better informed.

Baseball use to be big too, but now nobody really care. I doubt anyone can claim thuggism on this one. It's just human going through time. Things sometimes just get old.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:10 AM

Sprewell was part of that NBA problem to. Sometimes Wayne Brady just has to choke a coach.