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BostonAdam
LSU Fan
Boston
Member since Mar 2008
414 posts

re: Would you ever stop watching football?


I'm mostly on the way out. After last year's debacle with the way LSU and Saints ended their seasons I decided I needed to step away from the sport. I now only watch these 2 games per week, stopped fantasy football, stopped gambling, and am no longer emotionally tied to the games. I still want my teams to do well but my life is less effected by their play. And in case anyone's wondering, it's been a great change.

And now if LSU plays at the same time as a UFC fight, I'll record LSU and watch UFC instead.






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Breesus
New Orleans Saints Fan
House of the Rising Sun
Member since Jan 2010
24587 posts

re: Would you ever stop watching football?


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I'm mostly on the way out. After last year's debacle with the way LSU and Saints ended their seasons I decided I needed to step away from the sport.


Fair weather bandwagoning at its finest. You'll be back next year when they both are undefeated champions claiming you have always been a fan. Book it Kafka.

Breesus out.






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SaintLSUnAtl
New Orleans Saints Fan
THE REAL MJ
Member since Jan 2007
20062 posts

re: Would you ever stop watching football?


I'm going to stop in about 2-3 years when goodell outlaws tackling and just turns it in to flag football.





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blueslover
New Orleans Saints Fan
soon to be south of zero
Member since Sep 2007
20874 posts

re: Would you ever stop watching football?


I can imagine it years in the future if the changes to the game continue in the direction they are now.

I was once a deeper MLB fan than I am a Saints fan now. I had an offer to go into MLB management at the AA level. The money dropoff was too much to do however. The point is I was just into it that much. After steroids and the out of whack salaries (some franchises having payrolls 10X the lower ones) it lost me. I watched about 15min worth of MLB in the past year.

The higher scoring with each game turning into NBA finishes, the uber marketing that makes the stuff beyond the game itself bigger than the game, and the trend towards becoming flag football have me wondering if it will be the game I love still in another decade.






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BostonAdam
LSU Fan
Boston
Member since Mar 2008
414 posts

re: Would you ever stop watching football?


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Fair weather bandwagoning at its finest. You'll be back next year when they both are undefeated champions claiming you have always been a fan. Book it Kafka.

Breesus out.


I don't consider myself to be a fairweather fan but I'd love to get to that point. I work 70 hours a week, have a family, and tons of other responsibilities. I'd love to spend less time on football. I still watch every single LSU/Saints game and get way too emotional watching them underperform or lose. I think it's a waste of time and energy and want to back out more but I'm fighting with myself trying to get there.






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xxKylexx
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2011
1268 posts

re: Would you ever stop watching football?


First it was the Bounty scandal, then it was those god awful Nike uniforms, then the punishments... It's just been really hard. What else kills me is all the selective officiating week in and week out.





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Bayou
LSU Fan
Arizona Desert
Member since Feb 2005
24206 posts

re: Would you ever stop watching football?


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Would you ever stop watching football?

With the road it appears to be travelling on now I just might. Roger Goodell has been awful for my experience.

Having said that I do believe there is room for a new league - even right now. Bring back a league where the game was played like it once was and the NFL would be buckling at the knees at possibilities of losing any present fans.

I recall once how big the sport of Boxing was. It pales in comparison today. You know what is more popular right now? UFC This is a legit analogy.

A new league without the porcelain QB's and glass slipper WR's would work. People love contact. They love to see the violence of the game.
It would work.

So...yes, I could stop watching the NFL but would continue watching football as described. I don't know if I can ever get over this guy:





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buckboudreaux
LSU Fan
west monroe
Member since Jul 2004
812 posts

re: Would you ever stop watching football?


if football continues to skew more and more to offense...absolutely. I hate shootouts and running out of the shotgun. I hate the spread/read option stuff being run in college.......................welcome to the future....it is gonna be here for a while...





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GhostBuster6
Alabama Fan
Nashville
Member since Jun 2012
1809 posts

re: Would you ever stop watching football?


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For example, with the replacement ref fiasco during the GB and Seattle game, I cancelled my gamepass subscription with NFL.com and vowed to never watch another replacement reffed game.






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kingbob
LSU Fan
St. Amant, LA
Member since Nov 2010
17339 posts

re: Would you ever stop watching football?


If they continually changed the contact rules making big hits all but illegal, that's when I start to stop watching football at that level. I will always love the game, I may just revert to watching only College or high school ball.





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Suntiger
USA Fan
BR or somewhere else
Member since Feb 2007
20974 posts

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