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Team Sports Rule

Posted by Tfree on Jul 2, 2007 9:52:00 PM

I'm going to risk life and limb here by saying this, but I sure don't like endurance "sports".  I mean, what is the point of running,  without a ball, until you get shin splints or your ankles deteriorate?  Sure, many will argue that it's about conquering your mind and perservering when you participate in an endurance sport, but I'd argue that it's just thoughtless activity that can actually be bad for your health.  Controlling a soccerr ball, knocking down a 20 ft. jumper, memorizing a 300 page playbook AND executing it to perfection; those are true tests of fitness and intelligence.  Don't get me wrong, it takes an incredible combination of mental fortitude and physical fitness to run a marathon, bike a century, complete an Ironman, etc., but  what's the point?  If you ask me, there isn't one, except to act as an outlet for those who can't handle a ball.  Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get busy changing my address and looking for a new job because I sure as heck can't run from all you endurance freeks.

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