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    Sports Becomes Increasingly Boring As Death No Lon

    Sports Becomes Increasingly Boring As Death No Longer Punishment For Losing
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    December 14, 2009 | Issue 45•51 |



    According to prominent sports historians, the modern-day practice of allowing a losing team or athlete to live has significantly lessened the intensity of sports as a whole in the centuries since the execution of defeated competitors has fallen out of vogue.

    "A shared awareness that the loser would be put to death raised the stakes and increased crowd involvement, to say nothing of its effect on the entertainment value of the match itself," said Joachim Albrechtssen, professor of competitive outcome studies at Louisiana State University. "Sports today just can't compete with that. If a Roman Colosseum audience saw Kobe Bryant miss a last-second shot, they would be unable to comprehend why he would not be stabbed to death, drawn and quartered, or burned alive, not to mention torn to shreds by the winning teams' womenfolk."...
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    Re:Sports Becomes Increasingly Boring As Death No Lon

    can you imagine the intensity and insane actions that would occur if this ever came back? Not sure there would be anyone crazy enough to keep playing the game, besides jared allen.

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    Re:Sports Becomes Increasingly Boring As Death No Lon

    Uhhhhh oohhhhhhhhhh. You mucked up the subject.......Someones coming after you. :cheer:
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    Marrdro wrote:
    Uhhhhh oohhhhhhhhhh. You mucked up the subject.......Someones coming after you. :cheer:
    QFT.
    Only a loser asshat would cut off the sentence!
    Right Marrdro?
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    jargomcfargo wrote:
    Marrdro wrote:
    Uhhhhh oohhhhhhhhhh. You mucked up the subject.......Someones coming after you. :cheer:
    QFT.
    Only a loser asshat would cut off the sentence!
    Right Marrdro?
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    Re:Sports Becomes Increasingly Boring As Death No

    We'd be undefeated if we brought this back.

    And I'm sure if lives were on the line we wouldn't play zone.

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    Mr Anderson wrote:
    We'd be undefeated if we brought this back.

    And I'm sure if lives were on the line we wouldn't play zone.
    That would be another positive. There would still be some zone play in death ball though.
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    Marrdro wrote:
    Uhhhhh oohhhhhhhhhh. You mucked up the subject.......Someones coming after you. :cheer:
    I must admit that a subject line that cuts off mid-sentence drives me batshit ... but that is why I am in the editing business.
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    Prophet wrote:
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    We'd be undefeated if we brought this back.

    And I'm sure if lives were on the line we wouldn't play zone.
    That would be another positive. There would still be some zone play in death ball though.
    But minimal.

    With our talent, size, and athleticism, I'll go with the one on one matchup with survival as a motivator.

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    Midge Resurrected wrote:
    Marrdro wrote:
    Uhhhhh oohhhhhhhhhh. You mucked up the subject.......Someones coming after you. :cheer:
    I must admit that a subject line that cuts off mid-sentence drives me batshit ... but that is why I am in the editing business.
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