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Retirement

Post by fiestavike » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:33 pm

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!
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Re: Retirement

Post by CbusVikesFan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:38 pm

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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Re: Retirement

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:51 pm

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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Re: Retirement

Post by halfgiz » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:48 pm

Take a rest and come back refreshed. Enjoyed your input.
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Re: Retirement

Post by Husker Vike » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:16 pm

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.
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Re: Retirement

Post by PacificNorseWest » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:39 pm

Damn.
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Re: Retirement

Post by Mothman » Mon May 01, 2017 6:11 am

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.
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Re: Retirement

Post by autobon7 » Mon May 01, 2017 7:56 am

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.
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Re: Retirement

Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon May 01, 2017 8:09 am

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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Re: Retirement

Post by Mothman » Mon May 01, 2017 8:18 am

PurpleMustReign wrote: 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:
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Re: Retirement

Post by mike2mike » Mon May 01, 2017 8:23 am

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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Re: Retirement

Post by mike2mike » Mon May 01, 2017 8:26 am

Your request to retire is declined
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Re: Retirement

Post by Cliff » Mon May 01, 2017 8:44 am

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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Re: Retirement

Post by chicagopurple » Mon May 01, 2017 8:58 am

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........
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Re: Retirement

Post by PsyDanny » Mon May 01, 2017 11:37 am

You will be missed, Fiesta!

Please stop by now and again.
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