Football pushing for a calendar flip

JAVMAN83

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Sounds like someone who couldnt handle playing football......
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No, just an American that loved individual sports, particularly track & field, a lot more than football. I played a couple years, but I didn't like that my fate was dependent on others.
 
Sounds like someone who couldnt handle playing football......
And unless you are just trying to stir people up, above is the inherient problem with football. This implies that football is an endeavor that only the toughest and best athletes can handle and those that can't are relegated to baseball, track, volleyball, and others. I would like to see a lineman try to handle cross country, or a wrestler swim..... This goes on and on. Talents are all over the place and one is not better or worse than another.

There is a chicken or the egg question. Football was not cherished by sports society from day one. If football was given the attention that field hockey gets would it be as popular in 10 years? What if pep rallies were held only for swimming, and homecoming was built around volleyball, and the weekly newspaper article was for the 2nd string wrestler, and baseball games were broadcast, and 5= pictures are printed for each cross-country meet, and the local sports journalists printed a matrix of their "picks' for softball? Some might think the football monster was created or at least maintained by superficial means that could be done for most any sport if equal attention is provided. I am all for football and it's attention but it can be done for all sports if there is not a "you can't handle it" attitude that screams inferiority complex.
 

CedarBuck92

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Talents are all over the place and one is not better or worse than another.
This is the attitude I have always tried to have. Not having this attitude results in people only caring about their sport and not giving a rats behind about anything else. Wrestling and football are really bad about this. Obviously everyone is going to have a favorite but you should never allow that preference to cloud your ability to see the benefit others sports have for kids.
 
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