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The draft is usually my favorite time of the football year, and this year was no different. I really enjoyed binging on tape of all the players coming into the league this year, and yet, I no longer have the love for the game I once had. The game has changed, much for the worse in my view. Therefore, I'm going to be looking for new avenues and outlets for my skills and passions. This has been coming for a long time. So, I hereby announce my retirement as a football fan. Adios!


Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:33 pm
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STOP IT!! You're appreciated around here. Give it some time. The intrigue of the season will draw you back in.

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:38 pm
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Just because you don't love the game like you once did, doesn't mean you have to abandon it altogether.

But I hear you. I was a huge NBA and MLB fan. Totally lost interest in both so I can see how that can happen.

Hope the spark comes back for you one day. Your contributions will be missed.

May I ask what was the last straw? Maybe a good rant may make you feel better.

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:51 pm
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Take a rest and come back refreshed. Enjoyed your input.


Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:48 pm
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I can understand, the game has changed a lot in just the last few years, I took my son to the home opener against Green Bay last year and when the credit card bill came I about came unglued. I mean just a few years earlier I was able to take five of us to the game and spend about the same as I spent last year for two. Even tailgating has become expensive as you have to have a permit or pay a big parking fee . As we get older I guess priorities change and we develop other interests,I used to watch NBA and now I pay no attention at all,It is not just the NFL as NCAA college football has become about as expensive as NFL,many of my friends have given up their season tickets as they keep asking for more every year. Anyway I hope you still will comment some, as I enjoy reading what you have to say.


Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:16 pm
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Damn.


Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:39 pm
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I hope you find those new avenues and outlets satisfying and rewarding. Like a few other fans here, I used to follow the NBA and now I barely pay attention to it at all so I understand how interest in a sport can wane with time.


Mon May 01, 2017 6:11 am
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I think fiesta just needs a good siesta. You will come back refreshed and I for one will appreciate your input.....even if I sometimes do not agree.


Mon May 01, 2017 7:56 am
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Mothman wrote:
I hope you find those new avenues and outlets satisfying and rewarding. Like a few other fans here, I used to follow the NBA and now I barely pay attention to it at all so I understand how interest in a sport can wane with time.

I'm getting the same way with the NBA. The shoddy officiating and diva attitudes have ruined the sport. I will say that so far the Wolves look like they have avoided the diva personalies, but I can't stand how the players aren't even allowed to defend in the paint because there is a foul on every play. Then they whine that the games are taking too long. Have you ever watched a game from the 80s? They practically rip each other's faces off and no fouls are called.

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Mon May 01, 2017 8:09 am
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PurpleMustReign wrote:
Mothman wrote:
I hope you find those new avenues and outlets satisfying and rewarding. Like a few other fans here, I used to follow the NBA and now I barely pay attention to it at all so I understand how interest in a sport can wane with time.

I'm getting the same way with the NBA. The shoddy officiating and diva attitudes have ruined the sport. I will say that so far the Wolves look like they have avoided the diva personalies, but I can't stand how the players aren't even allowed to defend in the paint because there is a foul on every play. Then they whine that the games are taking too long. Have you ever watched a game from the 80s? They practically rip each other's faces off and no fouls are called.


I watched a lot of them during the '80s! :lol:


Mon May 01, 2017 8:18 am
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April fools was exactly one month ago!

I hope this is just a Brett Favre style retirement where you ultimately return! :-)
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Mon May 01, 2017 8:23 am
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Your request to retire is declined


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Whatever it is you end up doing have fun and thanks for your contributions here. It's not as if we'll ban your account so perhaps we'll see you around.

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Mon May 01, 2017 8:44 am
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I too left the NBA after the Glory of the Jordan years, the game just seemed to decline and I found the Girls College ball to be a better played game.

MLB is still keeps me riles up (Thank You Theo!!)

but the NFL is fading to me due to the weekly spate of career ending injuries. Players are just too big nowadays and unnaturally so. Plus, 40 years of being a disappointed Viking fan is just not much fun anymore. I am trying to stick with it, and I find myself watching the Pats games just to watch excellence on and off the field. Some day I hope people say that about MY team. WHile I am not senile........


Mon May 01, 2017 8:58 am
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You will be missed, Fiesta!

Please stop by now and again.

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