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Postby -Slap- » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:15 am

I love baseball and football, but I can't stand Tagliabue. He's well aware that the NFL enjoys a Teflon status in the media, though. They get away with things that MLB would be savaged over.

Those stupid Burger King commercials are bad enough, but do they have to use classic NFL plays, too? Steve Young's 49 yard game winning run against Minnesota was arguably the greatest individual play in League history and they sell it to some greasy burger joint?

Baseball might have their problems, but I know I'm never going to see a commercial with Ronald McDonald launching number 715 into the Atlanta bullpen.
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Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:58 am

I could care less about football until L.A. gets a team or I move somewhere with a football team. Sorta root for S.D. but I don't get too into it.

And if people want to knock baseball based on the breaks between action... just look at football. A 8-10 second play runs off and the it's another 30+ seconds until the next one. Both get very annoying, unless you have TiVo like me (got it a week ago) and record shows and then fast forward between plays/commericials... it only takes me about half an hour to watch a football game from start to finish.

Fantasy football is a crapshoot as opposed to baseball.
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Postby Pedantic » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:14 am

Wyatt wrote:One has to agree that in watching a game football is more exciting.


On what basis do you make this blanket statement? I certainly don't agree. I'd rather watch a baseball game any day of the week.
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Postby Third Day » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:47 am

I read somewhere that in maximum security prisons, the two most requested TV programs were Desperate Housewifes and NFL Football.
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Postby Bricklayer » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:17 am

OhMrScottyTrav06 wrote:
Fantasy football is a crapshoot as opposed to baseball.


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Postby one ton » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:50 am

i'm a huge baseball and football fan, but i have a hard time watching football these days. sure, when they *actually* are playing, it's great, but the NFL is just abusing fans with commercial breaks at this point...

touchdown- commercial break. come back for the kickoff, and gee, now we get another commercial break. umm, thanks. they even break after punts sometimes. i still love it, but the game has little flow.

and agreed, if selig said that about football, there would be a media riot...
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Postby BritSox » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:09 pm

American Football's too stop-start for me. I mean, a guy in a sport that takes over three hours for 1hr playing time calling baseball boring? I mean, the superbowl's a great spectacle and all, but give me baseball every day of the week and a double-header on sunday.
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Postby RAmst23 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:21 pm

I really started noticing this year, that by golly, I just like baseball alot more. In football, if a team has a lead in the 4th quarter, they just keep running the ball. And running the ball, and well... boring. In basketball, what happens if it's a close game? Foul, and then foul again.

Baseball has the most tension late in the game. The game HAS to be closed out, and a team can comeback no matter what the deficit.
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Postby quack quack » Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:13 pm

What SI were these comments in like who was on the cover????
thanks and boo tag :-t .
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