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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    You've got to work it though. Don't be like Bill Bradley who waited until too late in the game to roll out his Michael Jordan enorsement.
    Please translate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    Dude!!! This caused a huge debate at my work!
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    I meant to write endorsement not enorsement. Bradley wanted to prove his coolness with a commercial in which Jordan endorsed him, but waited too long and Gore had too big a lead for Bradley to catch up.

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    My buddy Ed, from back in graduate school asked me about a week ago why I was doing a year of sportsball fandom. I told him: "I can learn a lot about our culture, our people, and out nation. I will have some great opportunities to people-watch. It will be interesting and fun!" I gave him all my standard answers.

    Then he asked me again yesterday, in the way Ed can. He asked in a way that said: "Yeah, but what is the real reason?"

    So I thought about it. And here is my answer:

    I want to experiment with irrationality in a socially acceptable and fairly safe way. It is, fundamentally, an intellectual experiment.
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post

    I want to experiment with irrationality in a socially acceptable and fairly safe way. It is, fundamentally, an intellectual experiment.
    But we knew that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    But we knew that.
    What do you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    What do you mean?
    Well, I never thought you were entering imto this for “fun.” Your descriptions of your plans for sportsing sounded joyless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Well, I never thought you were entering imto this for “fun.” Your descriptions of your plans for sportsing sounded joyless.
    It does sound a little contrived. Like deciding to be redneck or Amish for a year. Or one of those Barbera Ehrenriech excursions into the lives of the common people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    It does sound a little contrived. Like deciding to be redneck or Amish for a year. Or one of those Barbera Ehrenriech excursions into the lives of the common people.
    Yeah, it might be contrived. But I lots and lots of things in life are contrived.

    What is so wrong with an excursion into the lives of the common people?
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    I will say this:

    My sports spiritual guides seem to be, while still mostly supportive, a bit irked by my fandom. I can't quite explain why...
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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