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Why is Football so Important in American High Schools?
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Posted 10/6/14 , edited 10/6/14
The high schools around these parts put a heavy emphasis on football. Every year there is some controversy about a school accusing another school of taking their players or steroid abuse.
Money is spent every year on uniforms and on the field while the rest of the school can't afford to put a single box of tissues in the classrooms! I don't hate football but i think its ridiculous how much money is spent on the program.
Why do you think football is so important?
Did or does your high school put a heavy emphasis on it?
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Its easy money for the most part just body build have good stamina and you could take your anger out by tackling other players. A lot of urban youth moves towards this instead of doing drugs and resorting to gang violence its a win win for the most part. My highschool didnt put much emphasis on it though im sure many others do.
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22 / M / MS
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Football brings HUGE amounts of revenue that's why.. Money makes the world go around sadly.. :/
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I want to know why Football is so huge in America period. So many of you watch Football, even at College level, that it constantly surprises me the XFL didn't last.
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26 / F / New Jersey, USA
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If it's not American football then it is basketball.
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23 / M / New Jersey
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Football in general is very popular because its basically an event that happens once a week. In highschool its a pretty big event because usually most of the school goes to the game even if they don't really care about it, everyone is their. It's a place to hang out and chill with everyone especially in highschool.
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The only reason the kids in my HS weren't dead or in prison was because of the football and basketball teams. It has its benefits.
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Money, money, money...

Anyway, its a fun game... it is physical but requires tactics and teamwork. Depending on how you scheme there can be a role for any body type, it is like an RPG in that aspect. It is on the coaching staff to figure out what role suits each one of their players and to scheme in a way that plays to their strengths.

Many people think the quarterbacks are usually the smartest players on the field but in the history of the NFL combine the position with the highest average Wonderlic score is Center. The center is usually in charge of (in coordination with the QB at times) making adjustments to the protection/blocking scheme before each snap....

I'm going to stop myself before I go on a rant about every positional responsibility lol

I think many people don't respect the mental side of the game. It requires so much preparation, timing, and reads that physical ability alone isn't going to get you to the next level.
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Because it's fun, passes time, gives kids something to do. Also watching is fun and let's people escape their daily grind. Yea people can get way into football just like other fan bases, hmmm hmmm anime hmmm.

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I hate American football. I never knew what the big deal about it was, and my high school makes a big deal about all sports in general so I tend to like that.
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17 / F / CT
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I don't really like the game but I like the event. I go just to talk to my friends and to hang out.
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26 / F / New Jersey, USA
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kiritokazumi wrote:

I hate American football. I never knew what the big deal about it was, and my high school makes a big deal about all sports in general so I tend to like that.


What about basketball?
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qualeshia3 wrote:


kiritokazumi wrote:

I hate American football. I never knew what the big deal about it was, and my high school makes a big deal about all sports in general so I tend to like that.


What about basketball?


I used to like basketball and play it, though not as much anymore. Swimming is my forte

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I don't know, but my high school apparently spent $2,000,000 on a new football field. But EVERYONE is at the game.
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If people aren't crazy over football then its either basketball or baseball? Far as what I've seen.
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