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60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll: Sports
CBS ^ | January 7, 2014

Posted on 01/21/2014 8:05:15 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

Happy New Year and welcome to the 60 Minutes/ Vanity Fair poll for January 2014. This month's poll centers on sports in America. What is it about America's fascination with sports? The word fan is short for fanatic, and some people think that sports in our society might be changing from a national pastime to a national obsession. The revenue that sports generates has fueled a large rise in 24/7 media attention and coverage, and with that comes the inevitable excesses and scandals that are all too familiar. But sports also builds bridges and is a big part of America's cultural DNA. Over 100 million people from all walks of life gathered together to watch the Super Bowl on CBS last year. It is something that we can all talk about.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: sports
I wonder how "jerks" is defined.
1 posted on 01/21/2014 8:05:15 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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~~~What is it about America’s fascination with rap and hip hop?~~~

That one I don’t get at all and never will. Sorry about a temp derailment there.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 8:11:05 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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Americans aren't the only ones addicted to sports.

I've seen tapes of countries on the brink of war over a SOCCER game.

Sports are controlled war. Humans are competitive and winning events brings home the prize...and enlarges national/provincial/whatever pride. Hero worship is alive and well. Guys can't come home from war as victors...so they bring home trophies, ribbons, money prizes, whatever.

NOTHING has changed in human behavior--men always played some sort of war games...to prepare to protect the cave, so to speak.

And women control the men, if said women are smart.

3 posted on 01/21/2014 8:13:45 PM PST by cloudmountain
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I've seen tapes of countries on the brink of war over a SOCCER game.

Soccer hooliganism is still rampant throughout Europe.

4 posted on 01/21/2014 8:15:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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40,000+ vuvuzelas could make me riot.......


5 posted on 01/21/2014 8:16:51 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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Soccer hooliganism is still rampant throughout Europe.

It is DIRECTLY proportional to the amount of booze that is ingested, it seems. Go figure.

6 posted on 01/21/2014 8:21:12 PM PST by cloudmountain
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You’d be surprised, that it really isn’t as alcohol-induced as you might think.

Hooligans literally get a rush out from the fighting. They even pre-arrange fights with rival firms.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 8:25:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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Isn't that sweet?

What do you bet that said hooligans have a dad in prison.
Sons will end up there too.

Let's hope they don't breed first.

8 posted on 01/21/2014 8:30:24 PM PST by cloudmountain
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