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    I'm watching (prolly not primal) college football today and was wondering if it was primal. I'll acquiesce that te padding isn't.
    Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
    Starting Weight: 294 pounds
    Current Weight: 235 pounds
    Goal Weight: 195 pounds

  • #2
    Who cares... if I have to use my entire 20% to watch football I will it helps if you eat chicken wings while watching. That's what I will be doing tomorrow (NFL kinda girl)

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    • #3
      Real Futbol is...:-) as is Rugby!!!!
      Free your mind, and your Grok will follow!

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      • #4
        yes, because sport is inherently.

        and, the sport existed before the current padding, and padding has been used for a vary long time for people (like, shields).

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        • #5
          It's the best team sport that I know of. I like football, MMA, golf, and beach volleyball.
          Last edited by wiltondeportes; 10-06-2012, 06:50 PM.

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          • #6
            I don't care.

            I love my football.

            You will not take it away.
            Last edited by RitaRose; 10-06-2012, 06:34 PM.
            Durp.

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            • #7
              I've wondered this before I heard of primal diet. There were just over 100 students in my high school. The teams we play were the same size. Our high school student body was kind of a tribe. The boys were expected to play even if they didn't care for the game. It think it had to do with the physical nature of the game because expectation didn't apply to basketball or track.

              Some of the sayings and cheers were along the lines of "we have to win this game for the school's honor." Now as a parent it think its a stupid sport given the injury rate. If someone tried to institute football today, knowing the injury rate, parents and insurance companies would fight it
              Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Scott F View Post
                I've wondered this before I heard of primal diet. There were just over 100 students in my high school. The teams we play were the same size. Our high school student body was kind of a tribe. The boys were expected to play even if they didn't care for the game. It think it had to do with the physical nature of the game because expectation didn't apply to basketball or track.

                Some of the sayings and cheers were along the lines of "we have to win this game for the school's honor." Now as a parent it think its a stupid sport given the injury rate. If someone tried to institute football today, knowing the injury rate, parents and insurance companies would fight it
                Life has an injury rate. Men need violence... The question is if it will be sanctioned and under control or random and out of control.

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                • #9
                  I'd say it depends who you're rooting for lol
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                  • #10
                    With football (in a small school, anyway) you two tribes battling it out for their school. The boys that are injured are expected to play though those injuries. Not much thought is given to whether that injury could be life long without proper rehabs.

                    The girls spend a lot of effort making signs to support thier boys and to cheers them on. In a small school, the boys that don't play football are outcastes who are thought of as not carrying about their school. The boys who don't play are second class students. Understand that in small schools well over half the school's boys can be on the team.

                    None of this is receprocated anywhere near as much with other sports. The less physical the boy's sport the less prestige that sport has.
                    Last edited by Scott F; 10-06-2012, 07:36 PM.
                    Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Scott F View Post
                      With football (in a small school, anyway) you two tribes battling it out for their school. The boys that are injured are expected to play though those injuries. Not much thought is given to whether that injury could be life long without proper rehabs.

                      The girls spend a lot of effort making signs to support thier boys and to cheers them on. In a small school, the boys that don't play football are outcastes who are thought of as not carrying about their school. The boys who don't play are second class students. Understand that in small schools well over half the school's boys can be on the team.

                      None of this is receprocated anywhere near as much with other sports. The less physical the boy's sport the less prestige that sport has.
                      Interesting. I grew up in a small town where a 100 person student body used to exist, but I went to a HS in town with basically 4,000 kids. I played football, wrestling, baseball, and golf. I think football might have given me more prestige, but there were lots of other avenues for this 'honor' that a male might be seeking. Maybe in a small school, you really only have time and money to afford a couple programs. For instance, there is this singer I saw recently at an Italian festival who's 19, and he had girls ALL over him. He could have been in some performing arts at my school, but I can't imagine much going on in a school with a single classroom per grade level.

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                      • #12
                        Playing? Yes.

                        Watching...not so much.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kenn View Post
                          I'm watching (prolly not primal) college football today and was wondering if it was primal. I'll acquiesce that te padding isn't.
                          Only rugby football. LOL

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lewis View Post
                            Only rugby football. LOL

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                            Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
                            Starting Weight: 294 pounds
                            Current Weight: 235 pounds
                            Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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                            • #15
                              I think Football is relatively primal. It is mostly either sprinting or brief explosions of pushing and shoving. The one area where it probably falters is that the dynamics of the game favor massive, unhealthily large offensive linemen, which of creates an arms race of almost equally large defensive linemen to stand up to them and that is probably the driving factor in the atrocious life expectancy of professional football players.

                              A more interesting question perhaps, which sport is most primal?

                              American Football
                              European Football (soccer)
                              Rugby Union
                              Rugby League
                              Australian Rules Football

                              I would say Rugby Union is most primal.

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