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Title: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: The Six on July 24, 2020, 11:13:04 AM
It is over. Officially over now for those who dared to hope that enjoying sporting events of any kind was something to look forward to after all the hell that has been 2020. And, it wasn't taken by COVID-19. No, it was taken by activists.

Sports are no longer the haven of respite for those weary of the world, weary from work, weary of the struggle. No more. Sports are now the fertile breeding grounds of one-sided activism with the sole mission of enforcing, insisting upon change they dictate as mandatory.

Baseball teams kneel in mass holding liturgy symbolizing change with no real plan of action other than systematic deconstruction. They paint slogans on the infield dirt and they disrespect the founding principles of this country. Basketball teams wear slogans on team jerseys loaded with ill-informed rhetoric while ignoring that a large portion of their wealth is generated by direct association with a modern group of human oppressors and overlords half a globe away. Football teams march in unison or donate insane amounts of funds to domestic terror organizations in the name of virtue signaling while preparing to lay off thousands of working people when the season is cancelled with no real plans for success. Star athletes and coaches use postgame press briefings to push distorted narratives of events to shame and browbeat those they see as persecutors.

And to what end?

Is there a place for social activism in society? Certainly. Is it activism's purpose to take over every aspect of human life and to blanch out all form of joy so that all may wallow in the muck of sorrow? Apparently so.

How did it happen? Can we ever get it back? Do we even want to bother?

No one with a level head will see their life as anything less because they don't participate in sports or sports viewing any more. But by taking it from us, these radicals have achieved another goal. If you won’t  kneel and join in the virtual signaling parade, then we will take joy from your lives piece by piece, inch by inch.

It will not end with sports. It will never be enough for these groups until this nation is reborn as another future failed state of socialism.

Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 24, 2020, 12:21:30 PM
Just an aside....what the hell is virtue signaling? 

I've always followed all the major sports, including the NBA.  No more.  James Harden showed up to their Disney Bubble dealio the other day wearing what they called a "Thin Blue Line" mask, supposedly referencing some support of law enforcement.  At least that's how it was interpreted by some.  He was ripped to shreds by his colleagues.  Drew Brees (Yes, NFL) said he will not kneel for the anthem and gave his reasons.  We all know how quickly he was beaten into submission over that one.

The Liberal way has become, you agree with me or:

1. We will shout you down.  If we can't shout or shame you down, we will:

2. "Cancel you".  Ruin you, your business, your reputation etc.  If that doesn't work, we will:

3. Beat the ever lovin' shoot out of you or threaten you and/or your family and anyone associated with you. 


And you're right.  People are generally scared to stand up for themselves for fear of the above.  And it's permeated throughout sports.  I agree wholeheartedly that sports should be that respite, that break from the daily grind.  That temporary haven from so many harsh realities in life.  Not anymore.  if we want to be a part of it, we have to accept having a false narrative shoved down our throats.  And we have to act like we love it, lest we be canceled. 
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: WiregrassTiger on July 24, 2020, 01:37:07 PM
Just an aside....what the hell is virtue signaling?

I've always followed all the major sports, including the NBA.  No more.  James Harden showed up to their Disney Bubble dealio the other day wearing what they called a "Thin Blue Line" mask, supposedly referencing some support of law enforcement.  At least that's how it was interpreted by some.  He was ripped to shreds by his colleagues.  Drew Brees (Yes, NFL) said he will not kneel for the anthem and gave his reasons.  We all know how quickly he was beaten into submission over that one.

The Liberal way has become, you agree with me or:

1. We will shout you down.  If we can't shout or shame you down, we will:

2. "Cancel you".  Ruin you, your business, your reputation etc.  If that doesn't work, we will:

3. Beat the ever lovin' shoot out of you or threaten you and/or your family and anyone associated with you.


And you're right.  People are generally scared to stand up for themselves for fear of the above.  And it's permeated throughout sports.  I agree wholeheartedly that sports should be that respite, that break from the daily grind.  That temporary haven from so many harsh realities in life.  Not anymore.  if we want to be a part of it, we have to accept having a false narrative shoved down our throats.  And we have to act like we love it, lest we be canceled.
I’m not a liberal but number 3 is exactly the way I feel about you. Not your family but definitely you. No doubt. I promise. It would happen.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 24, 2020, 02:15:49 PM
I’m not a liberal but number 3 is exactly the way I feel about you. Not your family but definitely you. No doubt. I promise. It would happen.
I'm practicing my Liberal debating technique.

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Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: WiregrassTiger on July 24, 2020, 02:55:06 PM
I'm practicing my Liberal debating technique.

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You look like you’re about to practice swallowing a big richard.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Saniflush on July 24, 2020, 03:15:42 PM
All I know is if Washington doesn't use this opportunity to become the Sentinels then all hope is lost.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 24, 2020, 03:18:18 PM
All I know is if Washington doesn't use this opportunity to become the Sentinels then all hope is lost.
quicksand
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: WiregrassTiger on July 24, 2020, 03:39:57 PM
All I know is if Washington doesn't use this opportunity to become the Sentinels then all hope is lost.
I’m hoping they will go with the Fags.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Saniflush on July 24, 2020, 03:42:06 PM
quicksand
Bees
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: WiregrassTiger on July 24, 2020, 04:18:32 PM
”Washington BLM and Antifa supporters” has a ring to it.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Snaggletiger on July 24, 2020, 05:07:39 PM
That's deep, Shane.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: CCTAU on July 24, 2020, 10:35:38 PM
I was already done with the NFL and the NBA. This new batch of kneelers in the MLB have me writing them off for good too. If Auburn pulls some of the shoot, I’m out.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Kaos on July 25, 2020, 06:19:26 PM
I was already done with the NFL and the NBA. This new batch of kneelers in the MLB have me writing them off for good too. If Auburn pulls some of the shoot, I’m out.
We already have. 

I’m out.  100%. 

I’m riding my closet of my Red Sox and Braves gear, and my Auburn shirts, hats, jackets.  Took the AU tag off my truck last week.  When I renew my license plate I won’t get the AU one for the first time since those things existed. 

NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA.  I’m eradicating all of it from my life. 
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: wesfau2 on July 26, 2020, 12:41:27 PM
This is some of the whiniest shoot I've ever read.

Make the first few minutes of the pregame your designated deuce-dropping time if you want to miss the egregious spectacle of kneeling.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Token on July 26, 2020, 02:22:01 PM
This is some of the whiniest shoot I've ever read.

Make the first few minutes of the pregame your designated deuce-dropping time if you want to miss the egregious spectacle of kneeling.
I don’t know.  Saying you won’t support something with money or your time doesn’t really seem whiney too me.

Taking too all forms of social media and sports networks to berate a man who says he believes in standing during the national anthem  and demanding that he offer an apology for hurting feelings seems much more like whining. 

Personally I’ve deleted all social media apps, had cable turned off and spent a decent amount of money on a mountain bike, kayak, fishing and camping equipment. It’s been very peaceful so far and I’m looking forward to fall outdoors when it’s much cooler in the mornings. 
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 26, 2020, 03:48:19 PM
I don’t know.  Saying you won’t support something with money or your time doesn’t really seem whiney too me.

Taking too all forms of social media and sports networks to berate a man who says he believes in standing during the national anthem  and demanding that he offer an apology for hurting feelings seems much more like whining.

Seems more like straight up bullying to me.  And if I have learned anything over the last few years it's that bullying is bad.
Unless, of course, you are a liberal.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: wesfau2 on July 27, 2020, 10:25:35 AM
I don’t know.  Saying you won’t support something with money or your time doesn’t really seem whiney too me.
I have enjoyed and looked forward to each and every season of Auburn football (no matter how dire the prognostications)...I'm not letting some performative bullshoot in the pregame (when I'm not paying attention anyway) kill that for me.  Hell, I'm not letting anything that happens outside of 15:00Q1 and 00:00 take that from me*.

*unless we uncover some Sandusky-esque fudgeery on the Plains.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: CCTAU on July 27, 2020, 11:43:42 AM
I have enjoyed and looked forward to each and every season of Auburn football (no matter how dire the prognostications)...I'm not letting some performative bullshoot in the pregame (when I'm not paying attention anyway) kill that for me.  Hell, I'm not letting anything that happens outside of 15:00Q1 and 00:00 take that from me*.

*unless we uncover some Sandusky-esque fudgeery on the Plains.

You're a liberal, so that is expected.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Token on July 27, 2020, 12:08:56 PM
I have enjoyed and looked forward to each and every season of Auburn football (no matter how dire the prognostications)...I'm not letting some performative bullshoot in the pregame (when I'm not paying attention anyway) kill that for me.  Hell, I'm not letting anything that happens outside of 15:00Q1 and 00:00 take that from me*.

*unless we uncover some Sandusky-esque fudgeery on the Plains.

I mean this sincerely when I say I HOPE I can get that desire back.  

It’s not just the pregame that’s driven me away though. I’ve put pregame antics away for some time now so I could get back to enjoying fantasy football. It’s much larger than pregame for me. It’s people being torn apart for supporting the national anthem. It’s players threatening to transfer because of a damn NEWS NETWORK tee shirt.

I just want things in the actual sporting event world to get back to normal and I just don’t see it happening. 
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: The Six on July 27, 2020, 02:34:28 PM
You're a liberal, so that is expected.
This isn't a liberal issue. Liberals are people whom I have some philosophical differences with but we can live, work, and discuss these civilly.

Leftists demand you bow to their will, kiss the ring of intersectionality, or gtfo. That's exactly what's happened to sports. Leftists took over.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: chinook on July 27, 2020, 02:36:28 PM
da BEARS
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: wesfau2 on July 27, 2020, 02:41:26 PM
I mean this sincerely when I say I HOPE I can get that desire back. 

It’s not just the pregame that’s driven me away though. I’ve put pregame antics away for some time now so I could get back to enjoying fantasy football. It’s much larger than pregame for me. It’s people being torn apart for supporting the national anthem. It’s players threatening to transfer because of a damn NEWS NETWORK tee shirt.

I just want things in the actual sporting event world to get back to normal and I just don’t see it happening.
They should just shut up and play, huh?
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: CCTAU on July 27, 2020, 04:15:55 PM
This isn't a liberal issue. Liberals are people whom I have some philosophical differences with but we can live, work, and discuss these civilly.

Leftists demand you bow to their will, kiss the ring of intersectionality, or gtfo. That's exactly what's happened to sports. Leftists took over.
Tomato tomahto. When the "good" muslims don't tell the extremists to stop, they are all the same.
I don't see any liberal stopping what happening.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Token on July 27, 2020, 04:28:29 PM
They should just shut up and play, huh?
In the arena in which I pay my money to be entertained, yes. Absolutely. 

Actor has personal political beliefs that I don’t agree with but does a good job in a movie without forcing his political beliefs on me, I pay to watch. 

Music artist has political beliefs in which I disagree with but doesn’t expose them to me at a concert while playing music I like,  I pay to attend.

Lawyer has political beliefs that I don’t agree with but does a good job of representing me without pouring out his political ideas in the process, I hire to represent.

I’m confused why athletes expect to be able to be paid by people, force those people to recognize their political beliefs but then have also have the right to cry foul, racism or even suggest people might be whining who decide to not spend their money there anymore.  

Hell of a society we have created.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: wesfau2 on July 27, 2020, 04:31:26 PM
In the arena in which I pay my money to be entertained, yes. Absolutely. 

Actor has personal political beliefs that I don’t agree with but does a good job in a movie without forcing his political beliefs on me, I pay to watch. 

Music artist has political beliefs in which I disagree with but doesn’t expose them to me at a concert, I pay to attend.

Lawyer has political beliefs that I don’t agree with but does a good job of representing me without pouring out his political ideas in the process, I hire to represent.

I’m confused why athletes expect to be able to be paid by people, force those people to recognize their political beliefs but then have also have the right to cry foul, racism or even suggest people might be whining who decide to not spend their money there anymore.  Hell of a society we have created.
How, exactly are their views being "forced on" you?

Also, the flaw in these analogies is that once the whistle blows (or the previews start...or the trial begins....I'm intentionally leaving out concerts here because they aren't apples to apples) there isn't a venue for those views to be expressed.  Essentially, outside of the field of play, I'm indifferent to what they do.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Token on July 27, 2020, 04:52:02 PM
MLB has started up. 1st day I try to watch the first inning (not the anthem for which most knelt) BLM banners in every stadium and BLM on the backs of the mounds. Essentially every camera angle for the entire game captures the image.  That’s political and it’s forced on people who aren’t tuned in to see it. In the field of play.

NBA will allow slogans on the backs of jerseys. In the field of play.

Being fair, college football has not announced (at least I haven’t seen) anything to suggest how they plan to commemorate the political activist group. Judging by the commercials already watched, players threatening to transfer and HIGH SCHOOL players saying they won’t consider college choices who have coaches who made no political statements or waiting too long....it’s not too hard to see how easy it will be to ransom their political views all around the stadium as people intend to simply watch a football game.

If they choose to do so and I believe they will, I’ll spend my fall and money outdoors. 

On the other hand, if the paying spectators appreciate and want to see such a thing, then all is well. I’ll enjoy my time outdoors and others can enjoy their sporting events. 
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: wesfau2 on July 28, 2020, 04:43:05 PM
Wow.  The mere presence of the banners.

Remind me who the party of snowflakes is...
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: CCTAU on July 28, 2020, 05:02:13 PM
Wow.  The mere presence of the banners.

Remind me who the party of snowflakes is...
That's why a snowflake shouldn't use the word "snowflake".
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: The Six on July 29, 2020, 07:41:09 AM
Wow.  The mere presence of the banners.

Remind me who the party of snowflakes is...
It's not about political party If you have bothered to read the OP, you would know that. It's about how nothing in life - NOTHING - is safe from divisive, one-sided political rhetoric meant to further divide the country for the purpose of exploiting the weak-minded.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: jmar on July 30, 2020, 03:22:46 AM
It's not about political party If you have bothered to read the OP, you would know that. It's about how nothing in life - NOTHING - is safe from divisive, one-sided political rhetoric meant to further divide the country for the purpose of exploiting the weak-minded.
Weak minded. Did somebody call me?

Been gone since basketball season was cancelled and it seems nothing's changed around here.

Got in a discussion about sports with a black friend and Auburn fan. Didn't know his politics but had my suspicions. We always had Auburn in common and the discussion went to the NBA which he said were still intending to play. I expressed my indifference with a ftnba and explained that I wouldn't watch again and he asked why and I told him.
He then went on an Old Testament tangent explaining that God brought the floods and that we were as a society being punished for our racism and there was nothing we could do about it.
My retort was that BLM didn't care about America, racism or even God for that matter and he then said America has always been about racism and that everything my leader says and does is racist bullshoot.

I have to work around the guy so short of a shouting match I left it at that knowing there was no penetrating such a shell of discontent with our country and the bad beat he had obviously been dealt by being born a black American. 
Seems he espouses the Obama belief that America was never great. 

Been doing a little gardening and put up a fair sized above ground pool for the grandkids. Mostly stay close to home. That's how I've been handling it. 



Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Kaos on July 30, 2020, 09:31:40 AM
This is some of the whiniest shoot I've ever read.

Make the first few minutes of the pregame your designated deuce-dropping time if you want to miss the egregious spectacle of kneeling.
Wrong. 
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Token on July 30, 2020, 04:11:14 PM
Wow.  The mere presence of the banners.

Remind me who the party of snowflakes is...

Look in the streets. People are burning buildings, stealing property, shooting each other, pulling down statues and attempting to bully anyone who doesn’t agree with their stance. All for political reasons.  I’m simply choosing to no longer spend my money or time on sporting events for political reasons.


I think the snowflakes are fairly easy to differentiate.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: jmar on July 31, 2020, 07:20:45 AM
Look in the streets. People are burning buildings, stealing property, shooting each other, pulling down statues and attempting to bully anyone who doesn’t agree with their stance. All for political reasons.  I’m simply choosing to no longer spend my money or time on sporting events for political reasons.


I think the snowflakes are fairly easy to differentiate.
Many in the streets of the northwest are a  mixture of college students, grads and school teachers. What value will they ever provide to any society going forward?
They think they are contestants in a video game/reality show.
Too bad most won't have to do any jail time.
Freedom and liberty take on a whole new meaning when you take it for granted and throw it away.


Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: WiregrassTiger on July 31, 2020, 08:09:06 AM
Weak minded. Did somebody call me?

Been gone since basketball season was cancelled and it seems nothing's changed around here.

Got in a discussion about sports with a black friend and Auburn fan. Didn't know his politics but had my suspicions. We always had Auburn in common and the discussion went to the NBA which he said were still intending to play. I expressed my indifference with a ftnba and explained that I wouldn't watch again and he asked why and I told him.
He then went on an Old Testament tangent explaining that God brought the floods and that we were as a society being punished for our racism and there was nothing we could do about it.
My retort was that BLM didn't care about America, racism or even God for that matter and he then said America has always been about racism and that everything my leader says and does is racist bullshoot.

I have to work around the guy so short of a shouting match I left it at that knowing there was no penetrating such a shell of discontent with our country and the bad beat he had obviously been dealt by being born a black American.
Seems he espouses the Obama belief that America was never great.

Been doing a little gardening and put up a fair sized above ground pool for the grandkids. Mostly stay close to home. That's how I've been handling it.
The main man! I thought you was dead, again. Happy to read you. Have missed the opportunity to decipher your codes.

should we miss on Mcquinstry at CB, I am holding you responsible for going AWOL.

re the African American gentleman that you interact with, you should not concern yourself with what he thinks about you. On a serious note, those that know you would know that there are numerous and various races and ethnicities that you hate much more than the blacks.

 But you haven’t been around to notice the change that BLM, Antifa, peaceful protests and Wes have initiated in Kaos’ heart. I think that Kaos is close to being woke.

So, you may want to hang around here more often.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: jmar on July 31, 2020, 01:52:40 PM
The main man! I thought you was dead, again. Happy to read you. Have missed the opportunity to decipher your codes.

should we miss on Mcquinstry at CB, I am holding you responsible for going AWOL.

re the African American gentleman that you interact with, you should not concern yourself with what he thinks about you. On a serious note, those that know you would know that there are numerous and various races and ethnicities that you hate much more than the blacks.

 But you haven’t been around to notice the change that BLM, Antifa, peaceful protests and Wes have initiated in Kaos’ heart. I think that Kaos is close to being woke.

So, you may want to hang around here more often.
I mainly have problems with Muslims these days, the non-assimilating types. You come here and do the drill and I'm with you. Come here expecting a handout and I will throw you out a fudgeing innertube and give you a bottle of water. 
Not sure where I stand with Malzahn on the whole BLM thing but safe to say if it has any lasting effects on the program I am done with it all and just becoming a full-fledged racist.
Missed nearly everyone here and look forward to antagonizing the hell out of you and the other 5 or 6 losers. 
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: jmar on July 31, 2020, 01:54:54 PM
Hugs and kisses.

Fix the like button Gdude
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: GH2001 on August 01, 2020, 11:06:58 PM
Wrong.
Talking some tough game ain’t he?

ahh the glory of the Internet. 

Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: wesfau2 on August 02, 2020, 10:47:28 AM
Talking some tough game ain’t he?

ahh the glory of the Internet.
I'm not chest-beating or calling anyone out for a fight.  I know most of you and would do that to your face if I were inclined to fisticuffs.

I'm just saying that giving up a lifelong source of entertainment because of some peripheral shoot that doesn't affect the game itself is some whiney assed, titty baby shoot.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Kaos on August 02, 2020, 02:49:07 PM
I'm not chest-beating or calling anyone out for a fight.  I know most of you and would do that to your face if I were inclined to fisticuffs.

I'm just saying that giving up a lifelong source of entertainment because of some peripheral shoot that doesn't affect the game itself is some whiney assed, titty baby shoot.
It does affect my enjoyment of the game.  It impacts my willingness to spend my time or money on it, because doing so implies my approval of causes and positions I do not, cannot and will not support.  


I don’t waste my time or money watching Michael Moore documentaries because I disagree with him on deep fundamental levels.  Same with Trevor “I’m not even a citizen” Noah,  John Oliver, Seth Myers, Rosie or any of that ilk.  

If the NFL, NBA, MLB, and yes .... even Auburn ... insist on embracing and enabling ideas and attitudes I find reprehensible then I’m going to find other things to do with my time than give implicit endorsement by attending or wearing their gear.  You’re going to find Wes that there are a lot more of me than you think.  

I wouldn’t wear a South’s Gonna Rise Again shirt. Wouldn’t wear a Black Lives Matter one either.  One is deeply racist. I’ll let you figure out which.  I don’t support it, don’t want my money going to things that do and don’t want people assuming I support it by association.  

So yeah.  fudge them all. 
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: WiregrassTiger on August 03, 2020, 08:48:39 AM
I'm not chest-beating or calling anyone out for a fight.  I know most of you and would do that to your face if I were inclined to fisticuffs.

I'm just saying that giving up a lifelong source of entertainment because of some peripheral shoot that doesn't affect the game itself is some whiney assed, titty baby shoot.
A word of advice for you to take or leave. And I don’t give a fudge which, I promise.

But in the shoot talking time, leading up to the altercation, never use the term “fisticuffs”. Do yourself that favor.

I come from a long line of shoot talkers. As a matter of fact, my granddaddy told me that there is one thing that my family would not be outdid in and that is talking shoot.

Now, if you are trying to convey the idea that you are a gigantic faggot, then yes, you should use it liberally. But if you are going after old fashioned and straight up shoot talk, I recommend that you pretend to not be a big pussy. No, it does not always work. But that’s just what you’re supposed to do.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: CCTAU on August 03, 2020, 03:11:59 PM
You’re going to find Wes that there are a lot more of me than you think. 
Apparently they only hear the loud left.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: bgreene on August 05, 2020, 12:14:57 PM
I'm not chest-beating or calling anyone out for a fight.  I know most of you and would do that to your face if I were inclined to fisticuffs.

I'm just saying that giving up a lifelong source of entertainment because of some peripheral shoot that doesn't affect the game itself is some whiney assed, titty baby shoot.
No, it's called being an adult and not watching a bunch of people who thrive in the very existence they claim to be against.  In all seriousness, how many professional athletes would be able to manage a day to day blue collar job?  If not for their God given talent of being able to catch, shoot or throw a ball, most would be draining the government of it's resources.  
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Kaos on August 05, 2020, 12:32:51 PM
No, it's called being an adult and not watching a bunch of people who thrive in the very existence they claim to be against.  In all seriousness, how many professional athletes would be able to manage a day to day blue collar job?  If not for their God given talent of being able to catch, shoot or throw a ball, most would be draining the government of it's resources. 
HEY.... LEBRON SMART!  He almost went to high school.  We should definitely listen to him about everything.  He knows.  
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: bgreene on August 05, 2020, 12:51:37 PM
HEY.... LEBRON SMART!  He almost went to high school.  We should definitely listen to him about everything.  He knows. 
I don't like to brag..
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: dallaswareagle on August 05, 2020, 04:08:21 PM
I'm not chest-beating or calling anyone out for a fight.  I know most of you and would do that to your face if I were inclined to fisticuffs.

I'm just saying that giving up a lifelong source of entertainment because of some peripheral shoot that doesn't affect the game itself is some whiney assed, titty baby shoot.
Sacrifice now equals " Some peripheral shoot"   Glad to know that. 
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 05, 2020, 04:58:07 PM
I'm just not going to give them any ratings points.  Same reason I don't watch any bammer games other than the Iron Bowl.  That's my definition of a peaceful protest.

Maybe I should just destroy property instead.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: GH2001 on August 05, 2020, 09:56:15 PM
No wes. It’s because they’ve made the sport ALL ABOUT the peripheral shoot. 
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: wesfau2 on August 06, 2020, 10:19:27 AM
Sacrifice now equals " Some peripheral shoot"  Glad to know that.
Jesus christ...IT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE GODDAMNED FLAG.

Whatever...I'm not cutting off my nose to spite my face.  Bring on da foosballs.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 06, 2020, 11:03:02 AM
Jesus christ...IT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE GODDAMNED FLAG.

Whatever...I'm not cutting off my nose to spite my face.  Bring on da foosballs.
Colin Islaminick disagrees...

https://www.nfl.com/news/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during-national-anthem-0ap3000000691077 (https://www.nfl.com/news/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during-national-anthem-0ap3000000691077)
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 06, 2020, 11:07:05 AM
Colin Islaminick disagrees...

https://www.nfl.com/news/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during-national-anthem-0ap3000000691077 (https://www.nfl.com/news/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during-national-anthem-0ap3000000691077)
There are bodies in the street, damn you.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: wesfau2 on August 06, 2020, 12:01:39 PM
Colin Islaminick disagrees...

https://www.nfl.com/news/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during-national-anthem-0ap3000000691077 (https://www.nfl.com/news/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during-national-anthem-0ap3000000691077)
Well, fudge me, I guess.

Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: WiregrassTiger on August 06, 2020, 01:07:48 PM
Well, fudge me, I guess.
I am not that kind of guy. I’ve told you this before. I’m taken.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 06, 2020, 01:15:21 PM
Well, fudge me, I guess.
Ooooo, that sounds nice.


Wait....I mean....

Spurts is starting back up.  Definitely not the same vibe without fans, but some of it, even golf, is worth the watch just to see a sporting event I don't already know the outcome of.  MLB did some kneeling and tributes to BLM (Hey, that's MLB backwards) but as far as I can tell, they've pretty much moved on and playing ball.  I've watched a good bit of the Bravos the last week.

The NFL made a contribution of $250 large to BLM.  I imagine there will be some tributes and stuff as well, but I do expect them to also get back to focusing on the product on the field.

The NBA is another story.  They're balls deep.  It's BLM in your face from start to finish.  I think they have to be more than any other sport. 75% plus of their players are black and they thrive solely on marketing individual stars.  It's not, "Watch the Lakers battle the Rockets."  Instead, you get, "See Lebron and James Harden go head to head."  They've done a great job marketing themselves that way, but you let those superstars walk because they don't think the league is pacifying them enough....it's a straight downward spiral. 

I'm adamantly opposed to the methods of BLM.  I could go on for a couple of pages, but there's no need.  So the NBA's product right now is a huge turn off to me.  Plus, being in bed with a Communist country that commits 1,000X the atrocities on its own people than those claimed by BLM in the U.S. kind of seals the deal for me with that league. 

Look, it's all huge business.  They're going to do whatever it takes to keep the ship upright and running smooth so the billions will continue to flow.  It's been said many times that the NFL is owned/run by a bunch of crotchety old white guys.  Do you think they really wanted to throw those millions at BLM?  Nope.  But they did what they did to preserve the status quo.  Each of us can decide whether or not we want to watch their product. 
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: WiregrassTiger on August 06, 2020, 01:51:06 PM
Ooooo, that sounds nice.


Wait....I mean....

Spurts is starting back up.  Definitely not the same vibe without fans, but some of it, even golf, is worth the watch just to see a sporting event I don't already know the outcome of.  MLB did some kneeling and tributes to BLM (Hey, that's MLB backwards) but as far as I can tell, they've pretty much moved on and playing ball.  I've watched a good bit of the Bravos the last week.

The NFL made a contribution of $250 large to BLM.  I imagine there will be some tributes and stuff as well, but I do expect them to also get back to focusing on the product on the field.

The NBA is another story.  They're balls deep.  It's BLM in your face from start to finish.  I think they have to be more than any other sport. 75% plus of their players are black and they thrive solely on marketing individual stars.  It's not, "Watch the Lakers battle the Rockets."  Instead, you get, "See Lebron and James Harden go head to head."  They've done a great job marketing themselves that way, but you let those superstars walk because they don't think the league is pacifying them enough....it's a straight downward spiral. 

I'm adamantly opposed to the methods of BLM.  I could go on for a couple of pages, but there's no need.  So the NBA's product right now is a huge turn off to me.  Plus, being in bed with a Communist country that commits 1,000X the atrocities on its own people than those claimed by BLM in the U.S. kind of seals the deal for me with that league. 

Look, it's all huge business.  They're going to do whatever it takes to keep the ship upright and running smooth so the billions will continue to flow.  It's been said many times that the NFL is owned/run by a bunch of crotchety old white guys.  Do you think they really wanted to throw those millions at BLM?  Nope.  But they did what they did to preserve the status quo.  Each of us can decide whether or not we want to watch their product.
I’m not fudgeing you either.

I might fudge you up someday. I don’t doubt that, though.

Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 06, 2020, 02:04:21 PM
Well, fudge me, I guess.
You are sexy and all,but nah.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: wesfau2 on August 06, 2020, 02:37:15 PM
You are sexy and all,but nah.
Liar.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: bgreene on August 06, 2020, 03:00:18 PM
I don't know the last time I sat and watched the NBA.  There are no rules to the game anymore with them.  They get like 7 steps, barely get touched and they flop, it's a joke. Only time it comes on is when my boys turn it on and then I just find something else to do.  The only people that watch the NBA anymore have the same mindset of Wes.  
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Kaos on August 06, 2020, 03:28:30 PM
  Each of us can decide whether or not we want to watch their product.
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Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 06, 2020, 03:30:44 PM
Liar.
Damn. Busted
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Snaggletiger on August 06, 2020, 03:37:51 PM
Damn. Busted
Hands off, you bitch.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: jmar on August 06, 2020, 03:51:30 PM
Cuban and big corporate chose socialism over a system that allowed them to build wealth beyond their wildest dreams. Hope the league fails miserably.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Kaos on August 06, 2020, 06:19:42 PM
Cuban and big corporate chose socialism over a system that allowed them to build wealth beyond their wildest dreams. Hope the league fails miserably.

(https://i.imgflip.com/1men77.jpg)
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: dallaswareagle on August 07, 2020, 11:19:45 AM
Jesus christ...IT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE GODDAMNED FLAG.

Whatever...I'm not cutting off my nose to spite my face.  Bring on da foosballs.
Ahhh, see it is all about the flag and what it stands for. The sacrifice of folks who paid the ultimate price. Those who live with wounds the rest of their lives. So the Douche Nuggets  can earn a top 1% living.
Title: Re: Our Pastimes Are Lost Now (Yes, this is about sports)
Post by: Kaos on August 07, 2020, 01:53:08 PM
Ahhh, see it is all about the flag and what it stands for. The sacrifice of folks who paid the ultimate price. Those who live with wounds the rest of their lives. So the Douche Nuggets  can earn a top 1% living.
What you talkin bout, Willis?  That flag is RACIS!