<br>But, don't forget they're getting hit by 300 + pound guys wearing the same "armor plating".<br><br>Soccer is another no strategy game (although people will argue that as with any sport) that I never watch. <br><br>George Carlin summed it up best.<br><br>Baseball is a 19th century pastoral game.<br>Football is a 20th century paramilitary power struggle.<br><br>Baseball is played in a park...the baseball park.<br>Football is played in a stadium, sometimes called Soldier Field or War Memorial Stadium.<br><br>The baseball field is...a diamond.<br>The football field is a gridiron.<br><br>Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life.<br>Football begins in the fall, when everything is dying.<br><br>In football, you wear a helmet.<br>In baseball, you wear a cap!<br><br>Football is concerned with downs. What down is it? Oh, it's the last down.<br>Baseball is concerned with ups. Who's up? Are you up? He's up! I'm up!!<br><br>In football, you get a penalty.<br>In baseball, you make an error...oops!<br><br>In football, the specialist comes on to kick something.<br>In baseball, the specialist comes in to relieve somebody.<br><br>Football has tackling, clipping, spearing, piling on, personal fouls, late hitting, sacking, and unnecessary roughness.<br>Baseball has . . . the sacrifice.<br><br>Football is played in any kind of weather--rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, major catastrophe, can't see, don't know if there's a game going on, mud on the field, can't read the uniforms, can't read the yard markers--doesn't matter, the struggle will continue.<br>In baseball, if it rains, we don't go out to play. I can't go out, it's raining out!!<br><br>Baseball has the s e v e n t h i n n i n g s t r e t c h .<br>Football has the twominutewarning.<br><br>And, of course, the objectives of the games are also completely different.<br><br>In football, the object is for the quarterback, sometimes called the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use the shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack which may consist of power plays designed to punch holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.<br>In baseball, the object is to get home . . . safe.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Soccer is another no strategy game<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>That's what I used to think, before I started coaching it for my son's team. Not quite as strategy-less as you think!<br><br>
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Yep!<br><br>And according to Jack (...remember Jack?)<br>"Baseball" is a girl's game called "Rounders"<br>for people too dense to understand the rules<br>of the gentleman's game called "CRICKET". <br><br>...but whatever...<br><br>[color:white].</font color=white><br>
But all joking aside,<br><br>I recognize the line you posted from the Houston Chronicle as a <br>line extolling the merits of the game as described by Ken Burns<br><br>I bought the Boxed DVD Set and the Companion Coffee-Table Book<br>as a special gift for my boyfriend for his 55th Birthday last May.<br><br>He bought me "The Civil War" by Ken Burns & "COSMOS" by Carl Sagan<br>[color:white].</font color=white><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Not quite as strategy-less as you think!<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>And that's why I put parenthetically "although people will argue that as with any sport". <br><br>
Understood. But my real basic point is that any sport, or any human endeavor really, seems strategyless (or "boring") to folks who don't know a whole lot about the endeavor. The more you know, the more there is to be seen, and the more interesting the subject becomes. The idea puzzles my students sometimes, who wonder why I'd want to go aroun dissecting poems, say, which they'd just as soon "enjoy" without the analysis. I tell them the same thing--the more you know, the more there is to be known, and so the more enjoyment there is in engaging with the subject.<br><br>
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Baseball is to be enjoyed in a leasurely manner sitting back and watch two people play catch for the most part. If you took out all the time when there was not action you would be left with 3 minutes.<br><br>Of course if you did that with Football it would be that or less. Now with Basketball you dont' start the clock until someone is moving so you have 40 minutes or 60.<br><br>dave<br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>If you took out all the time when there was not action you would be left with 3 minutes.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>A pitcher standing 60.5 feet away, hurling a baseball at 90 mph isn't 'action'...? <br><br>
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