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    Quote Originally Posted by Dev View Post
    They wear tight shorts and sleeveless t shirts and try to beat each other up in every possible occasion.
    Dev, we are very civilized and don't beat each other.

    But they wear tight pants (shorts are too dangerous in many different ways ) and some of them wear short sleeves even out side is -10C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirika Repun View Post
    Dev, we are very civilized and don't beat each other.
    I have to agree Australia is not the most sophisticated countries on this planet.
    Its pretty rough as you know.At first I was horrified to see people wear shorts at work. But I do the same now. I still don't go out not wearing shoes but it does feel pretty normal to me now that people wandering around without a shirt or shoes.
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    Team sports. I never got it, sport in general I never got it, but I do recognise there are some in society that need to pit themselves against others to prove their worth, but to me in the UK at least, the national game; football, soccer to many other countries is verging on the neanderthal, what a person can be for what strength they have in their body, a measure of speed and strength, very little else to which most are handsomely rewarded with out of this world pay packets.

    But maybe that's it, the rewards come to those who prove themselves in physical fitness, as the rest of us have been trained to use more brain than brawn, we need to remember who perhaps we once were when strength and speed was what made the difference between life and death.

    But as a casual observer of games where a ball is the ultimate focus of attention, I will always defer to the game I used to play and play well, as speed was my forte; Rugby which is the nearest to the American game where in rugby body armour is a personal preference and not a prerequisite to appear on the field.

    But alas after years of rugby Brits deriding the American game, an exchange was produced, a Brit in America and an American in Britain, where both decided each other's game was as brutal as their own, body armour or not.

    But football being the default UK national game, a spectacle that brings out the worst in many and consumes so much in policing, I just see as the last vestige of any tribalism that is allowed to exist in our modern civilised society, tribalism contained no threat to those that rule, but the energy spent supporting something other than what the authorities fear most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khanjar View Post
    But football being the default UK national game, a spectacle that brings out the worst in many and consumes so much in policing, I just see as the last vestige of any tribalism that is allowed to exist in our modern civilised society, tribalism contained no threat to those that rule, but the energy spent supporting something other than what the authorities fear most.
    At least one of the Roman emperors (Commodus) was apparently obsessed with gaming, but my studies indicate that the more sane Roman emperors (even if they did not get off on the violent spectacle) still understood the value of violent sports (gladiators, chariot racing, and brutal murders of Christians and imported wild animals) to channel the public aggression which might otherwise be turned against them.

    That being said, all that is left to say is.........Go Patriots! Hit 'em hard. Hit 'em fast. Hit 'em low. And if they get up, hit 'em again.

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    GIANTS ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS!!!!

    It was sooooooooo sweeeeeet that Giants beat NE Patriots AGAIN!

    Eli was really cool head in 4th QTR, and I could tell everybody in the team trust him. When Ahmed Bradshaw accidentally made TD in 4th QTR, I was like "What he is doing!!!!" but G-men's defense did great job to stop NE offense! Final play's defense was soooooo beautiful!!

    It doesn't matter record of regular season, but how they play in play off and Super Bowl! It was great game.

    I don't think I'll buy jersey, but if I buy it, maybe Victor Cruz, or Hakim Nicks, then defense are either JPP (Jason Pierre Paul), or Tuck. But I like Ross (his wife is 400M Olympian Sonia Richard-Ross) and Roll too. So, too any player I like in Giants, so I don't think I'll buy jersey. LOL I still have Tiki Barbara's jersey though. Cedric Benson, I have Texas Long Horn and Chicago Bears with his autography, but don't have Bengals jersey... But I don't buy jersey anymore.

    Anyway, I'm soooooo happy now! GIANTS baby!
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    New York

    New England

    Missed the game but from what I'm reading it was a good one right up to the end. The Newenglandas made the Newyawkas work for it, and it wasn't a complete blowout. Congrats NY.

    Oh well, hopefully if NE makes it to the Super Bowl again, it will be against Denver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post
    New York

    New England

    Missed the game but from what I'm reading it was a good one right up to the end. The Newenglandas made the Newyawkas work for it, and it wasn't a complete blowout. Congrats NY.

    Oh well, hopefully if NE makes it to the Super Bowl again, it will be against Denver.
    Thanks Erik

    Well.... Denver and NE are the same AFC teams, so they never against each other at Super Bowl. They against each other for AFC championship game, but not Super Bowl though. SB has to be NFC champion vs. AFC champion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirika Repun View Post
    Thanks Erik

    Well.... Denver and NE are the same AFC teams, so they never against each other at Super Bowl. They against each other for AFC championship game, but not Super Bowl though. SB has to be NFC champion vs. AFC champion.
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    You're right. I must have confused Denver with another team, possibly because Green Bay played Denver and New England in consecutive Super Bowls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post
    At least one of the Roman emperors (Commodus) was apparently obsessed with gaming, but my studies indicate that the more sane Roman emperors (even if they did not get off on the violent spectacle) still understood the value of violent sports (gladiators, chariot racing, and brutal murders of Christians and imported wild animals) to channel the public aggression which might otherwise be turned against them.

    That being said, all that is left to say is.........Go Patriots! Hit 'em hard. Hit 'em fast. Hit 'em low. And if they get up, hit 'em again.
    We live with the remnants of the british Empire which is sadly lingering too long in some quarters, but the British Empire followed the Roman example, particularly in it's trade orientated wars, so it stands contained stadium games serve the same purpose as what many Roman rulers knew, and quite frankly if they wish to remain in power, I don't blame them.

    But Commodus was exemplified in the Movie ''Gladiator'', where the ''satisfy the mob with blood'' rule was displayed to us all, it doesn't take much to compare what was then to some of our more popular aggressive games in our modern age.

    The same mentality exists when people go to watch car racing, everyone wants to see a pile up and yes, true, when I used to watch rugby, there was nothing better than watching a game of mud and blood, it kind of made standing in the pouring rain worthwhile.

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    Today (technically yesterday) we had Tick a tape parade downtown New York City. I really wanted to go to the parade, but if I took day off it'll be too obvious that I went parade to all people in the office, so I just watch highlight on TV.

    In this morning on the radio said that MTA, LIRR, Metro North, NJ Transit all mad extra service to/from Manhattan from 9AM to 3PM. Many people wear blue to support/ cerebrate our team. Then Giants went MetLife stadium for pep rally around 3PM.

    I heard this Super Bowl was most watched SB, and Madonna's half time show was the top rated for SB half time show. However, I didn't remember much of CM this year. Some of them already saw before the SB, and some of them were re-play type of CM from the past.

    Next big thing is combine for college players, then NFL draft. I wonder who gonna be #1 pick? Maybe Andrew Luck or RG3 (Robert Griffin III) ? I hope rG3 will be #1 pick, and he really deserve it!

    Until then, I watch college basket ball, and March Madness baby!

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