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  • #31
    Originally posted by DavidBrennan
    lol. More psychoanalysis because I don't watch sports.

    You've got issues, dude. You watch whatever you want to watch. I don't watch your sports or the Viagara commercials you watch all the time.
    What are you so angry about? I bet you're fun at parties. I guess I'd be mad too if my wife wouldn't let me watch sports or porn and I had to make up excuses so people on the internet would like me

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    • #32
      Originally posted by DrHackenbush View Post
      That's a knee-jerk response. There is no "good" or "bad". I'm saying, and I think David Brennan is saying, that there are better ways to use your time.
      There are better ways to use your time than incessantly typing on forums about how sports are a waste of time, but people should do whatever makes them happy. And that includes watching sports for some people. Big deal.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
        No he isn't. He is speaking in terms of absolutes. Look at his stupid 60 day challenge
        Some people have to think of the world in absolutes. Look at religious zealots. I think there's truth behind what he's saying though.

        Also, sometimes it requires an absolutist view to break a deeply-ingrained habit. Alcoholics don't merely say "I'll reduce my daily drinking to once every weekend". They say "I'm going 100% sober". Now is that the only way to break habits? No, I think there are others, but the others require more willpower.
        Last edited by DrHackenbush; 02-20-2014, 09:38 AM.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by DavidBrennan
          Well, it sounds like you're very comfortable drooling over Lebron James or whatever it is you do, and therefore this thread is not for you.
          I like to watch the UFC sometimes. Does this mean I drool over GSP, get fat, drink a ton of beer, and lose track of my life? No, it just means I like to watch the UFC sometimes, which is all I do.

          You've got issues, bro.

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          • #35
            Addictive and compulsive personalities make a religion out of anything they get their hands on. It's just the nature of dopamine and generalized craving state they experience on a daily basis. The experience is no fault of their own.

            My interests are mostly fickle and transient and I couldn't become a zealot about anything if I tried. Again, through no fault of my own. Sticking to things is work. Quitting shit is easy for me.

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            • #36
              How big are sports?

              I live in suburban Detroit. When I was a kid, there were 0 sports stations. 0.

              In 1996, the first one came about, on a low-watt AM station. In 2001, another one came about, and soon moved to a huge FM station (97.1). Now, there is another all sports talk FM station in Detroit.

              From zero "sports talk" stations, to three. In less than one generation.

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              • #37
                I mean, look how manic he is about the fact that he's trying NOT to be manic about certain things.

                Pretty cool.

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                • #38
                  How many of you have Facebook threads where 50% of the guys' posts are talking about pro sports? (Not the women, mind you, just the dudes.)

                  My hand is raised.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by DavidBrennan
                    Great! So, again, what are you doing here? You've said this fifty times. "Hey, I'm not addicted, and there's nothing wrong with watching sports [and the Viagara commercials]!" We get it. So why are you here? Who are you trying to convince, if you're so confident that it's all good?
                    Mostly I'm keeping myself entertained while on a conference call that only requires my sporadic input. It's entertainment, watching the childlike black or white zealotry.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by DavidBrennan View Post
                      How many of you have Facebook threads where 50% of the guys' posts are talking about pro sports? (Not the women, mind you, just the dudes.)

                      My hand is raised.
                      Watching sports is really a woman's thing to do. They watch; we play.

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                      • #41
                        Oh, c'mon you gotta admit you're actually more interesting than your topic.

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                        • #42
                          That's funny considering I didn't direct an F-bomb at me up there...

                          Anyway, have fun on your crusade. I actually wish you luck figuring out your addictions.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by DrHackenbush View Post
                            Watching sports is really a woman's thing to do. They watch; we play.
                            Yeah. It's inherently feminine. Beta male, at best.

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                            • #44
                              Yeah, so the NFL grew by 900% between 1990 and 2007. (That was from the Detroit Free Press in early 2007.) 900% in 17 years.

                              I just checked, and it's only grow in the seven years since, and all projections show it's going to grow more.

                              American dudes' sports consumption is out of control. No wonder these dudes are all impotent: they prefer to ogle dudes to women.

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                              • #45
                                I'll go ahead and get the tranquilizer dart....

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