Ever wondered...  

candy69sosweet 61F
10901 posts
9/25/2005 6:04 pm
Ever wondered...

What would make a grown man go out, week after week, and line up against 11 other guys, some of which weigh in the vicinity of 300 pounds? And want to throw a football to another man? And take the chance of getting veryveryhurt?

I have.

I don't get it.

Eleven guys on one side of the football. Eleven on the other. The football gets snapped and they run at each other, pushing and shoving, trying to get to the guy with the ball. They don't care how brutaal they are, just get the guy with the ball.

On occasion, the guy with the ball gets hurt. Or one fo the guys trying to protect him. Or one of the guys trying to get him. Then all "play" stops, everyone sits around and waits to see if he can get up off the ground. Concerned faces all around, on both teams.

HUH? They were just trying to hurt him, then they feel bad if he gets hurt?

I don't get it.

Tell me guys, especially those of you who have played football at any level. Why did you do it? What did you get out of the experience? Did you get hurt? If so, do you regret "playing"?

I still don't get it! Please, would someone explain?

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beewulf9 38M

9/27/2005 5:47 am

Dear Candy,

I think I got off on the wrong foot. Forgive me.

The first point I want to touch upon is; you are admirable that you are your own woman. And that you have the strenght to do everything regardless of popularity or other wise, past-present-future.

The second is to talk about the adventure. Maybe we have a different concept of what a nice guy is.

The spin I am putting on it is that a guy who is about adventure would still want to be good to his woman, provide for her and be supportive. Thus, helping out from doing the dishes to cooking meals. But trying to make these chores exciting and fun, I can fantasize about put a whole new spin on lundry by sharing with a woman up on the washing machine.

Thus, to me a nice guy chooses to settle, instead of being risky. In sports there are more risk takers than nice men.

beewulf9 38M

9/26/2005 9:43 pm

You ever do something because real women "do it" Candy?

Real men play violent sports, they take extreme risks, go that extra mile for the adreneline rush and play their part to be heroes.

If I had the choice to be in a group to do something heoric versus doing something nice, give me Heorics any day of the week.

playfulwithyou33 56F
961 posts
9/26/2005 9:26 pm

Hiya Candy: I played flag/touch football in high school and in college on Sunday afternoons (coed)...While not setting out to bash each others brains in, injuries occured none-the-less. It's a fun sport, developing synchronization, comraderie, and physical strength, dexterity, and agility.

Besides that, I got to touch men!

XIITheHangedMan 62M

9/26/2005 12:02 pm

Candy, sorry for the non-sequiter here. But I just got back and I'm really glad to see that you're back. Hope to catch you in the chat room.


rm_mtnravyn 60M
890 posts
9/26/2005 8:02 am

I agree. It has been many years since I played, but at that point it was what was expected of a young boy. I spent a lot of time being terrified and hiding it. To me it is another indication of the self destructive path human seem to be on. It is a tendency only and many are trying to stem the tide, but when wealth and fame (and parental pressure) become involved, people may do things that are not in their own best interest. The environment, wars, "sports," and the manner in which humans treat each other may be just the tip of the iceberg. Look at all the sports and political scandals. A quote I saw said "If you try and don't succeed, cheat. Repeat until caught. Then lie." Sad stae of affairs.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
9/26/2005 7:35 am

When I first heard about cheerleaders I broke an ankle in the mad rush to sign up.

dano6332 56M

9/26/2005 5:49 am

For me it was the teamwork and the thrill of competition, Football is such a thinking mans game. Every person doing thier best as a unit, every block or step needing to be perfectly synchronized with your teammates so that you can "beat" the competition. Its primal and speaks to us as hunters working together to win.

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