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  • #46
    Re: Football.. America's #1 sport??



    [quote user="janstett"]Baseball is America's pass-time in name only. The sport is declining. Both the professional level and at the grass roots.

    Football has been America's #1 sport for longer than since 2000, the tide began to turn in the 1970s.

    Although, as much as I hate it, NASCRAP has more viewers and/or is watched by more people than football.
    [/quote]</P>


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    PAST TIME</P>

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    • #47
      Re: Football.. America's #1 sport??

      [quote user="WORLDCHAMPS"]

      PAST TIME</p>[/quote]

      Let me aks youse a quetsion that ain't nuculer science.

      Do you "pass time" as in help time to pass? How does one "past" time? Does the quarterback "past" the ball? How many "pasting" yards did Eli have last year?

      Then again maybe it is accurate. Baseball is a game of the PAST, a quaint provincial 19th century artifact that started out as a gentleman's sport.

      <span class="src"><cite>Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)</cite></span> - <span class="src">Cite This Source</span> - <span class="src"><cite>Share This</cite></span>



      <div class="luna-Ent"><span class="me">pas·time</span> <span class="pronset">
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      Audio Help <span class="show_ipapr" style="display: none;"><span class="prondelim">/</span><span class="pron">'pæs?ta?m, </span><span class="pron">'p?s-</span><span class="prondelim">/</span> <a class="pronlink" onclick="pk = window.open('/help/luna/IPA_pron_key.html', 'PronunciationKey','height=700,width=560,left=0,to p=0,resizable,scrollbars');if(pk){pk.focus();}" onmouseout="status='';return true;" onmouseover="status='Click for pronunciation key';return true;" title="Click for pronunciation key">Pronunciation Key</a><span class="pron_toggle" style="display: inline;"><span class="prondelim"> - </span><a class="pronlink" onclick="javascript:show_sp()" onmouseout="status='';return true;" onmouseover="status='Click to toggle pronunciation';return true;" title="Click to show spelled pronunciation">Show Spelled Pronunciation</a></span></span><span class="show_spellpr" style="display: inline;"><span class="prondelim">[</span><span class="pron">pas-tahym, </span><span class="pron">pahs-</span><span class="prondelim">]</span> <a class="pronlink" onclick="pk = window.open('/help/luna/Spell_pron_key.html', 'PronunciationKey','height=700,width=560,left=0,to p=0,resizable,scrollbars');if(pk){pk.focus();}" onmouseout="status='';return true;" onmouseover="status='Click for pronunciation key';return true;" title="Click for pronunciation key">Pronunciation Key</a><span class="pron_toggle" style="display: inline;"><span class="prondelim"> - </span><a class="pronlink" onclick="javascript:show_ip()" onmouseout="status='';return true;" onmouseover="status='Click to toggle pronunciation';return true;" title="Click to show IPA pronunciation">Show IPA Pronunciation</a></span></span> </span><div class="body"><span class="pg">–noun </span><table class="luna-Ent"><tbody><tr><td valign="top"><font size="6">something that serves to make time pass agreeably</font>; a pleasant means of amusement, recreation, or sport: <span class="ital-inline">to play cards as a pastime. </span> </td></tr></tbody></table>


      </div><div class="tail"><hr class="ety"><div class="ety">[Origin: <span class="rom-inline">1480–90; </span>earlier <font size="4"><u>pas(s)e tyme</u></font>, trans. of MF passe-temps] </div>
      <div><span class="sectionLabel">—Synonyms </span>entertainment, hobby, diversion, avocation.</div></div></div>


      <span class="src"><cite>Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
      Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.</cite></span>

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      • #48
        Re: Football.. America's #1 sport??

        <FONT face=Verdana>Good one!!!
        It's like people who say "half-***ed",
        the correct term is "half-fast"...</FONT>

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        • #49
          Re: Football.. America's #1 sport??

          Or "for all intensive purposes", when it's "for all intents and purposes".

          Or, "I could care less", which means you care since it's possible to care less. "I couldn't care less" means you don't care.



          <font color="#0000ff">Anyone using the words “irregardless,” “a whole nother,” or “all of the sudden” will be taken to work camps -- Family Guy</font>

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          • #50
            Re: Football.. America's #1 sport??



            If you really want to appreciate soccer...</P>


            1) Watch a Premiership game or Serie A.</P>


            The crap in North America is a sad shadow.</P>


            2) Have your kids play.</P>


            My kids play intercity this year. Their games are wildly entertaining and beautiful to watch.</P>


            I never liked soccer growing up. I love it now that my kids play and made me appreciate it. The beauty of the game is not the scoring but, the individual skills of the players building up to a goal.</P>

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            • #51
              Re: Football.. America's #1 sport??

              [quote user="bansaw"]I guess until all the oldtimers go baseball will be the "America's Game"...but they aren't even close to best in the world anymore.

              I say the true says America sport has to be NASCAR...but NFL has to be right there. <FONT color=#ff0000>I thought after David Beckham signed soccer might take over</FONT>
              [/quote] <FONT color=#ff0000>I'm waiting for Hockey to make its move. First it has to pass Curling and <FONT color=#ff0000>Pétanque.</FONT></FONT>

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              • #52
                Re: Football.. America's #1 sport??

                [quote user="Bluedude2"][quote user="bansaw"]I guess until all the oldtimers go baseball will be the "America's Game"...but they aren't even close to best in the world anymore.

                I say the true says America sport has to be NASCAR...but NFL has to be right there. <font color="#ff0000">I thought after David Beckham signed soccer might take over</font>
                [/quote] <font color="#ff0000">I'm waiting for Hockey to make its move. First it has to pass Curling and <font color="#ff0000">Pétanque.</font></font>[/quote]

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