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Old 04-02-2010, 02:25 AM
 
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Got to say all college sports since dems want more governemnt and control over
schools. Sort of bad topic, since all Americans like different sports.
Poster do you wish the USA divided from the right and left???
Huh? It's just the results from a poll that I found interesting. It has nothing to do with dividing people.
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Try telling that to the people who do 3day eventing... Although, I guess throwing/kicking a ball around is far more difficult that controlling a 1300lb animal across a several mile course all while only being able to communicate by touch
I've never heard of 3day eventing.

Right leaning here. Football and basketball.
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Please don't speak for the whole Republician Party, because this would be a lie. I hate golf, so do all my republician friends, hate it with a passion. BASKETBALL, GO MY LAKERS. BASEBALL, HOCKEY, FOOTBALL, UFC FIGHTING AND NASCAR, LOVE CAR RACES, GOLF SUCKS ALONG WITH TIGER.
Lakers, yes, pro basketball for the most part can't compare with football. Golf, maybe to play but certainly not to watch..boring !!!!!
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think that sports are just relics from the days of warrior training, preparing the young mind to accept war, instilling the basic principles used to train soldiers- and sacrificing oneself 'for the team' and they instill and promote the 'us against them' mentality so prevalent in the world, and the root of most problems in politics today-the arguments between Democrats and Republicans, with both sides saying how the other team sux is exactly the same as Cubs fans and White Sox fans arguing in a Chicago bar-most people when discussing politics fall easily into this 'sports arguing mentality' -the sports fanatics paint themselves with the team colors and their first impulse when their team wins a championship is to riot and tip over cars or set fire to them-citizens of the same city will get in fights over teams from opposite sides of the same city-
Sports programs in schools usually take priority over other curriculums that are more worthy to society-the benefits that are usually attributed to sports-learning to work with teammates, providing a sense of responsibility, etc. are way over rated in comparison to the negatives that are a result of sports-
I know that this is a generalization, and that there are exceptions to everything, but I would not miss sports if they were banned- and I bet over time the violence that they breed in the subconcious would dissipate-
I also realize that my opinion about sports is not shared by many-
It certainly is not, like any form of entertainment, whether spectator or participant it is relaxing and everyone needs to find something they enjoy, just to unwind. For some it is the computer, some reading and a huge number sports are up toward the top of the list.

Nita
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I've never heard of 3day eventing.

Right leaning here. Football and basketball.
Eventing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's a 3 day horse trial, including cross country, show jumping and dressage. It's very difficult to excel in all three, especially considering you have to use the same horse in all events.
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