Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


Is Football the National Pastime?

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-16-2008, 10:07 AM   #31
The Starter
 
skinsnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,213
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

Baseball is our national PAST-time....yes...50-100 years ago.

Since the first Superbowl, FOOTBALL easily became America's biggest sport and will likely always be..
No other country (except Canada) even plays the sport.
It is truly AMERICAN.
__________________
I hate Dallas...Period
skinsnut is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 01-16-2008, 10:11 AM   #32
The Starter
 
skinsnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,213
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hooskins View Post
Ok how about this. A simply way to figure out is too total up the number of viewers and tickets sold.

I would think the NFL beats out MLB, but I don't know the statistics.
I wouldn't go by ticket sold....primarily because there are 10 times the number of baseball games as there are football....another reason why winning a single game isn't so important.
__________________
I hate Dallas...Period
skinsnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 10:12 AM   #33
Playmaker
 
irish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,570
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

Quote:
Originally Posted by skinsnut View Post
I wouldn't go by ticket sold....primarily because there are 10 times the number of baseball games as there are football....another reason why winning a single game isn't so important.
Tell that to the Padres.
irish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 11:48 AM   #34
Franchise Player
 
skinsfan69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington, VA.
Posts: 9,356
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SFREDSKIN View Post
And a bunch of steroid and HGH enhanced cheating freaks!!!
Not to get off the subject but NFL players do it too and no one seems to care. Rodney Harrison and Shawn Merriman to name a few. And I'm sure there are PLENTY more.
skinsfan69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 12:10 PM   #35
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 35
Posts: 16,275
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

Quote:
Originally Posted by irish View Post
Baseball is the national past-time. Football is the national passion.

Well said.
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 10:34 PM   #36
Special Teams
 
prinzeofmoval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 432
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

with hgh and steriods bring their ugly heads to the table now..i would have to say yes..But i still love my RED SOX
__________________
I laugh at you Colt Brennan haters. You're the same guys who didn't wanna bench Brunell for Campbell. The tables will turn.
prinzeofmoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 10:40 PM   #37
Playmaker
 
BleedBurgundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,469
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

I'm with saden on this one, it's like watching grass grow. I can enjoy going to a game, but only because of the atmosphere, the stuff happening on the field? Couldn't care less other than to say "wow he hit that pretty far."
__________________
"All natural institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."

Thomas Paine
BleedBurgundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 10:42 PM   #38
MVP
 
DynamiteRave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington DC
Age: 27
Posts: 11,850
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

I used to be a big fan of baseball and I like following the O's and Nats but otherwise, baseball is just boring to me. Baseball used to be the national pastime, along with apple pie. But it's all about football and BBQ now.
__________________
Establishment, establishment, you always know what's best.

"We're officially horrible." -RedskinRat

I'm a chick, damnit.
DynamiteRave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 11:35 PM   #39
Franchise Player
 
Sheriff Gonna Getcha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 35
Posts: 8,317
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

Quote:
Originally Posted by skinsfan69 View Post
Not to get off the subject but NFL players do it too and no one seems to care. Rodney Harrison and Shawn Merriman to name a few. And I'm sure there are PLENTY more.
My understanding is that, until recently, drug testing in the MLB was a joke relative to the NFL program. Moreover, the NFL was more cooperative in the congressional investigations than the MLB. Finally, things like the Mitchell report revealed in one fell swoop that numerous high profile baseball players were doping. If a similar report revealed that LT, Michael Strahan, Reggie Wayne, and a few other stars were involved in doping, you might see a similar outcry about the NFL.
Sheriff Gonna Getcha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 12:41 PM   #40
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,598
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

MediaPost Publications - Pro Football Remains America's Favorite Sport - 02/06/2008

Just thought I'd update this thread with the link above
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 12:46 PM   #41
Mr. Brightside
 
Big C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Age: 28
Posts: 4,439
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

football for sure. plus college football is much bigger than college baseball...hands down
__________________
"I don't care what nobody say I'm a be me, stay hood stay real, cause I'm out here grindin'" -Joe Gibbs
Big C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 12:48 PM   #42
Playmaker
 
Redskins8588's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Ridgway, PA
Age: 35
Posts: 2,517
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmootSmack View Post
MediaPost Publications - Pro Football Remains America's Favorite Sport - 02/06/2008

Just thought I'd update this thread with the link above
I would agree with the link, I would say football is America's past time and I would think that basketball is pretty high also. For both football and basketball it is a lot easier to get pickup games going than base ball.
__________________
"I am the best at what I do, and what I do isn't very nice" - Sean Taylor
Redskins8588 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 12:49 PM   #43
Playmaker
 
70Chip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Manassas
Age: 43
Posts: 3,048
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

The National Pastime is now officially Internet Porn.
__________________
This Monkey's Gone to Heaven
70Chip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 04:52 PM   #44
Playmaker
 
Longtimefan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Germantown, Md.
Posts: 4,832
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

If the suggested answer is limited to sports, I would say it's a toss-up between Baseball & Football. However, in actuality the national pastime is having sex, eating, and watching TV. Oh!! don't forget Ballet.
Longtimefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 04:57 PM   #45
Playmaker
 
Longtimefan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Germantown, Md.
Posts: 4,832
Re: Is Football the National Pastime?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 70Chip View Post
The National Pastime is now officially Internet Porn.

You have a point, even in the workplace supervisors are facing the challenge of redirecting employees attention back to work assignments.
Longtimefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.26263 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25