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    Quote Originally Posted by WeldingHank View Post
    I was kinda thinking the same thing.

    I follow local teams (Red Sox, Patriots) and that's it. Trades, the politics? IDGAF.
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    There are a lot of people in the world who have unhealthy relationships with things. I think the nature of the modern world is just imbalanced in general.
    right. I love the ny giants. I watch all of the games. but I don't wear jerseys and piss away my life on them. sure I know the roster and I study the sport, but it doesn't take away from my life. I don't put my family aside because I need to watch sportscenter. I do 1 fantasy league and I win it. the hour a week I spend studying football, more than pays off when I collect those winnings. I love Syracuse lacrosse and basketball. I try to watch as many games as possible. but it doesn't interfere with my life.

    I could care less about drinking from the teat of celebrity nonsense and who's banging who, and what car they drive and all that crap. then again, I suppose if my life was lame, i'd probably get lost in sports or porn or whatever other fantasy I couldn't achieve. but my life is great. so I view those things for what they are and nothing more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBrennan View Post
    Your psychoanalysis is very profound. It's great that you love porn and have a cuckold fetish for athletes or whatever you were rambling on about, but, because you missed it the first time, I said I don't consume porn or sports, which would be the opposite of having issues with them.

    But thanks for the therapy offer, anyway.
    wow. you, in fact, did have all of those issues with sports and porn(read your own post). and NOW you don't consume them because they caused issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    right. I love the ny giants. I watch all of the games. but I don't wear jerseys and piss away my life on them. sure I know the roster and I study the sport, but it doesn't take away from my life. I don't put my family aside because I need to watch sportscenter. I do 1 fantasy league and I win it. the hour a week I spend studying football, more than pays off when I collect those winnings. I love Syracuse lacrosse and basketball. I try to watch as many games as possible. but it doesn't interfere with my life.

    I could care less about drinking from the teat of celebrity nonsense and who's banging who, and what car they drive and all that crap. then again, I suppose if my life was lame, i'd probably get lost in sports or porn or whatever other fantasy I couldn't achieve. but my life is great. so I view those things for what they are and nothing more.
    Maybe you can answer this: Why are 50% of the commercials in sports for impotence drugs?

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    It's amazing how sports have gotten so huge in the past 20 years. Here's one of the post at the SportsFree Reddit:

    Consider this: How big is the Disney company? They own ABC, Pixar, the theme parks, tons of cable networks....damn, they're HUGE right?

    Guess what: they own ESPN....and ESPN has become nearly HALF of Disney's net worth.

    Mickey, Goofy, Buzz Lightyear, Disneyland, Disney World, EPCOT, even combined they don't even amount to a fraction of some sports cable stations.

    Just staggering.

    ESPN Is Worth $40 Billion

    Most all of this, mind you, is fairly recent. For instance, I recall reading in 2007 that the NFL had multiplied its revenues by 900% in the previous 17 years. I believe it's fairly safe to use that as a proxy for ESPN's value. Which means that when Disney bought ESPN, before sports were the dominant cultural force for American men, it was just another little cable commodity.

    Sports dominates the American man's life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBrennan View Post
    Maybe you can answer this: Why are 50% of the commercials in sports for impotence drugs?
    because they are targeting the "average" consumer of the program. you do get how advertising works, right?
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    Because the consumers with money are at "the age where they know how to get things done"

    And thereby remove their pick-up trucks from mud with horses, and shortly thereafter stack firewood in comfy clothes in a woolrich catalogue.

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    Pretty much what not on the rug said, except the Giants suck balls.

    I'm an unashamed sports fan. Pro athletes are the closest thing we have to superheroes; I think it's awesome what humans are physically capable of.

    But it doesn't interfere with how awesome I make myself or my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBrennan View Post
    It's amazing how sports have gotten so huge in the past 20 years. Here's one of the post at the SportsFree Reddit:

    Consider this: How big is the Disney company? They own ABC, Pixar, the theme parks, tons of cable networks....damn, they're HUGE right?

    Guess what: they own ESPN....and ESPN has become nearly HALF of Disney's net worth.

    Mickey, Goofy, Buzz Lightyear, Disneyland, Disney World, EPCOT, even combined they don't even amount to a fraction of some sports cable stations.

    Just staggering.

    ESPN Is Worth $40 Billion

    Most all of this, mind you, is fairly recent. For instance, I recall reading in 2007 that the NFL had multiplied its revenues by 900% in the previous 17 years. I believe it's fairly safe to use that as a proxy for ESPN's value. Which means that when Disney bought ESPN, before sports were the dominant cultural force for American men, it was just another little cable commodity.

    Sports dominates the American man's life.
    well, there is a market for it. and any business is going to try to push their product to the limit. you can place a sports logo on just about anything. it's up to the consumer to keep his (or her) life in check. you admitted a problem with these things, and now you don't have that problem anymore. but that doens't mean others can't have perfectly healthy relationships with sports or porn, or alcohol for that matter. just because the losers at the bar drink 20 drinks a night doesn't mean I can't enjoy a homebrew on Saturday night, does it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brittney_bodine View Post
    Because the consumers with money are at "the age where they know how to get things done"

    And thereby remove their pick-up trucks from mud with horses, and shortly thereafter stack firewood in comfy clothes in a woolrich catalogue.
    classic
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    Quote Originally Posted by brittney_bodine View Post
    Because the consumers with money are at "the age where they know how to get things done"

    And thereby remove their pick-up trucks from mud with horses, and shortly thereafter stack firewood in comfy clothes in a woolrich catalogue.
    lol. It's not just the old men, nowadays. A lot of these bloated guys who live their lives vicariously through athletes, and guzzle beer every night, they have no passion. They have no sense of self to be passionate about. (There are female analogs to this - the rapidly increasing rates of amenhorrea and premature ovarian failure, and addictions to Prozac, etc. But this thread isn't about that.)

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