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Why is Football so Important in American High Schools?
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aListers wrote:


With the amount of attempted murders that happen after Rangers play Celtic - I'd say so.

Those are football hooligans for you. ^^;

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For whatever reason, I hate the idea of being tackled by large sweaty men while trying to grab some balls. I really have no idea why.
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Because Americans are weird.
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I've had to put-up with a lot, and learn at least something about football, since our team (Seahawks) are defending Superbowl champs. I am more of a baseball fan tho.
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My school always loses football games, and I guess we're kinda known for it. I find it hilarious.
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There are a lot of benefits from playing football. The only downside to playing football is losing championships and stupid injuries. What most people don't realize about the hype of college football is that to be on the team, you need a certain level of physical fitness and skill that only so many people can successfully achieve. So not just anyone can go try out and expect to be a complete stud. Student athletes often get treated like celebrities on campus because they worked their asses off and deserve some recognition for their hard work.

I speak from experience myself because I play football a lot throughout the year.
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I never really could get into American football myself. It's just so slow paced. They do one play and then they show the same replay like 10 times, show some people in the audience acting like animals, cut to a commercial break, show highlights of past games, then repeat the cycle. It also doesn't help that I don't even like the core mechanics much. The fanbase is also terrible. I hate how people get all excited when "their" team won and always act like they are part of the team when in reality all they were doing is sitting on their couch eating chicken wings and drinking beer screaming at their television screen. I'm just like, those people playing the game could care less about you, pretty much all you are is just another number that helps make them money. Then you have to consider all of the players guilty of crimes and whatnot. I have to question how we can continue to support people like that. I think the NFL is starting to be more attentive of the outside behavior of its players though after the Ray Rice incident but who knows. Another I have with the sport are that EVERYBODY else seems to be crazy about it and it almost seems like it's just forced in my face which just makes me want to avoid it more. Furthermore, the sport is just straight up repetitive. It's the same thing every year. All games just feel the same after awhile. Case and point, I don't care for it but if it actually is reducing crime in the long-run like people are implying then I guess I can't hate it.
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Because sports teams have replaced tribal warfare in our culture, and unless you stay in shape, your teens and early twenties is the time to go a-fightin'.
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It's part of American culture that's why.
Posted 10/10/14

thestars201 wrote:

Because Americans are weird.


^ and proud of it to xD.

We Americans love football because it's our sport we invited it. Other reason we love football is the physicality of it we love some violence. We enjoy good food, beer and if you tailgate before the game you'll find a lot of that. Also the season is short if your teams sucks like mine (Jacksonville Jaguars) you only get 17 weeks top, 22 weeks if your team makes it to the Super Bowl that's pro level. College and H.S have much shorter seasons. So it leaves you wanting more that's why all the build in excitement burst out when the season starts which leads to its popularity.
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There are a lot of benefits from playing football. The only downside to playing football is losing championships and stupid injuries. What most people don't realize about the hype of college football is that to be on the team, you need a certain level of physical fitness and skill that only so many people can successfully achieve. So not just anyone can go try out and expect to be a complete stud. Student athletes often get treated like celebrities on campus because they worked their asses off and deserve some recognition for their hard work.

I speak from experience myself because I play football a lot throughout the year.


I agree with that ideal, however even so the football team may work their asses off to win games that is no excuse for some of the irresponsible, immature behavior many players display. At my school many football players act as if they are the most important people in the entire school and so they disregard many others out of sheer egocentricity. Most importantly though, some students slack off in classes and become major disturbances to other students because they don't feel as though education is important as long as they play football.

However I have also seen the opposite where being in a sport has allowed some of the players to mature and actually become more disciplined over time.

Well then again, this is High School football not college level.
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KarasuEL wrote:


DudeItsMark wrote:

There are a lot of benefits from playing football. The only downside to playing football is losing championships and stupid injuries. What most people don't realize about the hype of college football is that to be on the team, you need a certain level of physical fitness and skill that only so many people can successfully achieve. So not just anyone can go try out and expect to be a complete stud. Student athletes often get treated like celebrities on campus because they worked their asses off and deserve some recognition for their hard work.

I speak from experience myself because I play football a lot throughout the year.


I agree with that ideal, however even so the football team may work their asses off to win games that is no excuse for some of the irresponsible, immature behavior many players display. At my school many football players act as if they are the most important people in the entire school and so they disregard many others out of sheer egocentricity. Most importantly though, some students slack off in classes and become major disturbances to other students because they don't feel as though education is important as long as they play football.

However I have also seen the opposite where being in a sport has allowed some of the players to mature and actually become more disciplined over time.

Well then again, this is High School football not college level.


You make a valid point. But just as you said, you were talking about high school football. College football has a whole different level of discipline. And if they slack in classes and achieve the necessary grades, they won't be able to play football.
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I remember high school football. And by remember I mean, I remember going to the tailgate for the free food and not actually staying for the game. My school made a huge deal about it, but if I ever went, it was just to dick around with my friends and not actually pay attention to the game.
Honestly, the only sports I can watch without wanting to kill myself from boredom are hockey, basketball, and soccer.
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Posted 10/10/14
I don't understand American Football in general.
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Because 'merica.
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