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Three Facts About The Super Bowl That Could Transform Our Economy
Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2014 | Austin Hill

Posted on 02/03/2014 6:08:32 AM PST by Kaslin

Are you ready for some football?

Super Bowl Sunday is, obviously, a day for fun, food and friends. But as you enjoy the football game, consider the deeper meaning of it all – and how our economic fortunes could improve if we seriously changed our outlook. Consider these important “truths” about the game, and how they can apply after the game.

Will America return to being that “shining city on the hill” where achievement is respected, both on and off the field?


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1 posted on 02/03/2014 6:08:32 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Applying the lessons of the Super Bowl, NFL to real life.


2 posted on 02/03/2014 6:10:19 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Kaslin

What comes after XLVIII?
Is it XLIX or IL?


3 posted on 02/03/2014 6:14:56 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Kaslin
2) Every member of each team will be required to play by the same rules

Except for cornerbacks in coverage.....

4 posted on 02/03/2014 6:16:08 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: Repeal The 17th

XLIX...

You don’t jump over symbols like that... except with the V vs X I guess.

VIII, IX, X
8,9,10


5 posted on 02/03/2014 6:17:58 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

Get back to that in kids local sports leagues and school. Keep score!


6 posted on 02/03/2014 6:18:53 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: Repeal The 17th

XLIX. For the “minus one” (?) rule, the two numbers closest to each other are the ones to use.


7 posted on 02/03/2014 6:20:02 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Kaslin
I think #1 is a really poor economic analogy.

In fact, it repeats the liberal mantra that the rich win because the poor lose. That there can be only one (or perhaps a very few) real winners.

There are 32 teams in the NFL. Only one can win the Super Bowl, with every other team presumably being "losers."

That is exactly the zero-sum view of economics liberalism uses to justify its efforts to make the economic system "more fair."

8 posted on 02/03/2014 6:24:00 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Kaslin

I dunno how closely we want to look for high-minded comparisons for job seekers and job holders. Let me offer a few more “rules” that come to mind immediately that young people would do well to keep in mind:

- A number of NFL players are quite simply completely used up physically until they can’t function as employees any more, at which point they are discarded. Many businesses in the U.S. have followed this philosophy as well for some number of decades now. You’ll be assigned somebody else’s work when they’re laid off, and if you don’t do that without complaint or error, you’ll be on the next layoff list yourself.

- Everybody in the world, not just the U.S., is somebody who might replace you at some point. Unlike the NFL, your employer will have to lie when he says that some Indian in India is better qualified to do the job you’ve been doing for five years, and therefore should be given your job via an H1-B visa.


9 posted on 02/03/2014 6:31:09 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Sherman Logan

EXCELLENT point. It’s a cruel thing indeed to scream at an eight year old that he and his team lost because they were lazy, didn’t play hard enough, weren’t smart enough, etc.


10 posted on 02/03/2014 6:33:32 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Repeal The 17th

XLIX


11 posted on 02/03/2014 6:34:06 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Sherman Logan

The Broncos didn’t just lose. They were clobbered


12 posted on 02/03/2014 6:35:57 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Not fair. Every player should be an MVP. Like giving every little league player a trophy, win or lose.


13 posted on 02/03/2014 6:41:38 AM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: jiggyboy; MrB; Kaslin

Let’s talk again at superbowl 90.


14 posted on 02/03/2014 6:46:15 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

XC?

Again, it skips over the “half decade” of the L just like “IX” skips over the V.


15 posted on 02/03/2014 6:53:39 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

I kind of liked the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Wonder where they were going with that or if they even bothered to think about the part “ governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever a government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it....”

The lady singing the national anthem was pretty hot and also did a great job.


16 posted on 02/03/2014 7:06:40 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: ZULU

It will never happen!


17 posted on 02/03/2014 7:53:11 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

You can never predict politics and history.


18 posted on 02/03/2014 8:29:45 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: jiggyboy

“It’s a cruel thing indeed to scream at an eight year old that he and his team lost because they were lazy, didn’t play hard enough, weren’t smart enough, etc.”

However, it is cruel *not* to let him know that the other team won because they played better, and the way to turn that around is through hard work.


19 posted on 02/03/2014 9:15:57 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

Your statement is exactly the cruelty I described.


20 posted on 02/03/2014 9:29:35 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Kaslin

The NFL, isn’t that the league which pools a large portion of its revenue to share equally among its owners, puts a cap on how much each team can spend on player salaries, places limits on how much teams can pay newly drafted players, limits the ability of its players to move between teams and allows the worst teams to draft first.


21 posted on 02/03/2014 10:44:35 AM PST by oincobx
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To: jiggyboy

“Your statement is exactly the cruelty I described.”

Road apples. Your position is wrong-headed and wrong-hearted.


22 posted on 02/03/2014 5:11:26 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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