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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    American Sport Season

    Ok so I've already bored you all with my constant questions about your lovely country.

    I'm sorry.

    Just one more thing.

    I'll be there 26th Aug till 7th Sep. Which Games could I go and see ? BasketBall, Baseball etc etc.
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    Baseball is the only one that comes to mind .....
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    im not real sure when football preseason games start...but if they do start while your here...it is the best game to see in town...otherwise try and go to a boston/newyork game !

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    sept 9th (thursday) is the start of the NFL regular season...
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    definitely catch an NFL preseason game if you get the chance, yatesy

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    I can't think of anything more exciting than preseason NFL .

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    howabout postseason nfl
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    I'm not bashing the NFL...it's the best league in professional sports. Preseason anything though is absolutely pathetic and a waste of cash.

    Yates, you should try to go see a good baseball game. By good I mean a game between teams that are still in the playoff hunt, unlike my godawful Mariners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vido
    I can't think of anything more exciting than preseason NFL .

    HAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Bingo.

    Save your money.

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    vido/allenronm

    have either of you actually BEEN to an NFL preseason game? or are you simply treating us all to the benefits of your preconceptions and individual penchants for criticism

    I ask because I have actually BEEN to a number of preseason games and had a good time at all of them. Not *quite* the same crowd or level of play as a regular season game but it is still the NFL experience, and something worth seeing if you're in the US from abroad like Yates.

    Personally, I'd rather see an NFL preseason game than a baseball game, for instance. For me, baseball is tedious and stale to watch. Hell, I'd rather watch a CFL game than a baseball game.
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    I wish NFL pre-season was televised.

    And I'd bet the house it's ratings would crush any other sporting event on the same day, save maybe some form of nascar, cuz rednecks love their nascar...
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    ask and ye shall receive

    http://www.nfl.com/schedules/tv/national_preseason

    they don't air all of 'em, but they do put some up, especially interesting matchups, rivalries and key divisional games

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    Have they always done this, maybe my memory is just foggy.
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    I'm fairly certain this is not a new thing, Pete. I seem to recall having seen preseason games for a while now.

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    I agree with Cal, even on television NFL preseason is way better than any baseball game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan
    vido/allenronm

    have either of you actually BEEN to an NFL preseason game? or are you simply treating us all to the benefits of your preconceptions and individual penchants for criticism

    I ask because I have actually BEEN to a number of preseason games and had a good time at all of them. Not *quite* the same crowd or level of play as a regular season game but it is still the NFL experience, and something worth seeing if you're in the US from abroad like Yates.

    Personally, I'd rather see an NFL preseason game than a baseball game, for instance. For me, baseball is tedious and stale to watch. Hell, I'd rather watch a CFL game than a baseball game.

    Yes.

    He should save his money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allenronm
    Yes.

    He should save his money.
    Preseason games are cheap, and fairly interesting, imho.

    Baseball games are also often cheap, and not interesting, but that's why you drink a lot. $1 tickets, $1 dogs, and (cheap) smuggled alcohol are pretty easy to find.

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    As a foreigner, I say go see the baseball if you want to experience a classic part of American culture (and maybe some action every 20 minutes or so if you're lucky), and go see the football if you want to see some proper action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan
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    have either of you actually BEEN to an NFL preseason game? or are you simply treating us all to the benefits of your preconceptions and individual penchants for criticism
    No, but I've watched them on TV before. Call me crazy, but there's just something about 4th stringers tackling 5th stringers that I don't find overly appealing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vido
    No, but I've watched them on TV before. Call me crazy, but there's just something about 4th stringers tackling 5th stringers that I don't find overly appealing.
    Who said anything about college football?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidano
    As a foreigner, I say go see the baseball if you want to experience a classic part of American culture (and maybe some action every 20 minutes or so if you're lucky), and go see the football if you want to see some proper action.
    I think baseball is no longer "America's Pastime". Baseball is ok to see live, much better if you go see a game where the teams are huge rivals (sox/yanks). Otherwise check out a football game (a regular season game, preseason is for weeding out players that wont cut it).
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    Well, he'll be there right when the final game or two of the pre-season is on. So this means starters WILL be in, for at least half the game, and then second stringers. Usually most of the starters are decided by the last and second last pre-season game.

    Baseball is only interesting if you plan on getting hammered, and like to heckle. Maybe there's a dart tournament goin on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericg
    I think baseball is no longer "America's Pastime". Baseball is ok to see live, much better if you go see a game where the teams are huge rivals (sox/yanks). Otherwise check out a football game (a regular season game, preseason is for weeding out players that wont cut it).

    To me, that's a one-sided rivalry. But, point taken.

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    in my opinion, in some ways, a preseason game can be MORE fun than a regular NFL game... coaches are more apt to take the occasional gamble on 3rd down or 4th down, and players vying for that roster spot often make some really spectacular plays

    the reality is that even 3rd string players in the NFL are tremendous athletes and can generate plenty of excitement on the field... while the jaded longtime football fan can piss and moan about not seeing his or her beloved starters on the field, especially for someone like Yatesy who isn't from the US, this probably won't detract from the game.


    the bottom line seems to be that the choices are:
    1) NFL preseason
    2) baseball


    I would agree that regular-season games of most sports are preferable to preseason but given that there's no hockey and no basketball in that time frame, preseason NFL is superior to regular season baseball



    Yates, based on the date range you're in the US, i'm not sure what region is best for you to watch a game... you mentioned elsethread something about NY and also about LA, I think... anyway, a complete list of preseason games is here:
    http://www.nfl.com/schedules/preseason/2004#preweek0

    Some games that ought to be among the more interesting/fun to watch:

    Friday, Aug. 27: NY Giants at NY Jets, 7:00 pm (probably see the 2004 #1 pick Eli Manning take a few snaps here, and this is a good crosstown rivalry)

    Friday, Aug. 27: Houston at Denver, 9:00 pm (any game at Mile High is cool... great crowd and Denver is a gorgeous town to visit)

    Saturday, Aug. 28: New England at Carolina, 8:00 pm (Superbowl rematch)

    Saturday, Aug. 28: Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7:30 pm (any time you get to watch Michael Vick is going to have a shot at being exciting)

    Thursday, Sept. 2: St. Louis at Oakland, 10:00 pm (St. Louis has a very exciting offense and I suspect that they will have a huge day against a rebuilt but unproven Oakland defense)


    by no means an exhaustive list but there ya go... there are games in every region of the US so there will for sure be something you CAN see if you want to

    Friday, Sept 3.: Atlanta at Washington, 7:00 pm (again with Vick)

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    Also remember, preseason NFL >> NFL Europe. Go Claymores!

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