The Issueson Sports
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... Now people say that he works harder than everybody else because he does something that was once common. In football players are sitting out because they stubbed their pinky toe 6 weeks ago. Back in the good old days, a man that played for the Eagles in the 1960s played center and linebacker in an NFL Championship game. He played all 60 minutes, and still had enough energy to make an interception to put the game away on the final play. Walter Payton ran 275 yards in one game with a severe case of the flu, and in another game he ran for 175 with two sprained ankles. One of the greatest Rams defensive ends in their history, Jack Youngblood, played a game with a broken fibula. Name one current player that would play with a broken leg. There was a movie that came out in 1998 called "Baseketball" that sums up my wishes for the future. In it people get disgusted with what sports are becoming, and they end up giving up on them. Then, two men come up with a game at a party they crashed, and it ended up sweeping the nation. However, they put bylaws that said players couldn't change teams, teams couldn't change cities, and all corporate endorsements were banned. The founders of the league still lived in the same house they created the game in. The athletes were just like everybody else. The character "Squeak" Scolari had the best line. He said "This is a game where men with bad backs and bad knees could compete on the same field as guys juiced up on steroids". It sort of says anyone could do this, giving the game a strong blue-collar appeal. I just hope that someday we do start over like in the movie.
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The Sultanof Swat
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