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January 14, 2022 11:08PM
I'm similarly wired but spoiled by the NFL. I usually have a tougher time with other levels but I watch a lot of them. CFL, AFL, XFL, USFL, NCAA...I'll watch just about anything that's resembling professional. HS and PeeWee were only fun to play, not to watch.

Speaking of spoiled, that's what led me to start tuning out of SB's and breaking that habit for a while. All the blowouts. I used to watch them all and even went back and watched old one's I was too young for. My first was XIV but it didn't mean the same thing as I was just learning what football was and who I was going to root for. But XV, I watched even though I had nothing vested in either team. XVI I was rooting against the 49ers.

But that started a rash of dynasties. Which I always seemed to be rooting against. Redskins, 49ers, Cowboys...it seemed like whichever team I was rooting against they were winning the SB. It got old and then the SB's started becoming blowouts and boring. The Bills, Broncos, Chargers, Dolphins...they just couldn't compete and I wasn't the only one losing interest and even tuning out.

The league had to do something and whatever it was, at some point, the SB rarely became a blowout. Every year there's some kind of storyline and the game is now usually close. I don't think it's a coincidence but I also prefer that there's a game of it instead of watching the 49ers blow out the Chargers in a farce. I just try and tune out those thoughts of manipulation and staging and enjoy that the games aren't blowouts anymore.
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  If the Rams don't win the SB...

JamesJM448January 14, 2022 02:18PM

  Re: If the Rams don't win the SB...

Great Bordeni86January 14, 2022 02:34PM

  Re: If the Rams don't win the SB...

JamesJM68January 14, 2022 02:38PM

  Re: If the Rams don't win the SB...

Ramsdude47January 14, 2022 02:57PM

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Killrazor59January 15, 2022 01:06AM

  Re: If the Rams don't win the SB...

Ramsdude37January 15, 2022 06:18AM

  Titans, Bengals, or Bills -- a first timer

L.A.Rams54January 14, 2022 02:54PM

  The team playing the 49 er

Stafford949January 14, 2022 03:12PM

  Bengals

NewMexicoRam57January 14, 2022 03:14PM

  Buffalo

RustyRay46January 14, 2022 10:02PM

  We getting a Buff. consensus?

JamesJM46January 14, 2022 10:20PM

  Not sure who to root for

moklerman54January 14, 2022 10:37PM

  To be honest...

JamesJM40January 14, 2022 10:42PM

  Attitude shift

moklerman96January 14, 2022 10:48PM

  I never missed a one...

JamesJM32January 14, 2022 10:55PM

  the game

moklerman28January 14, 2022 11:08PM

  I concur with my Central Valley brother nm

21Dog36January 15, 2022 06:53AM

  Bengals, Bills

LMU9339January 15, 2022 09:30AM

  Re: I’m going negative.

Ekern5552January 15, 2022 09:55AM

  Anyone but Dallas...

sstrams31January 15, 2022 10:00AM

  Re: Anyone but Dallas...

Ekern5536January 15, 2022 10:16AM

  Re: If the Rams don't win the SB...

The_Zone44January 15, 2022 10:12AM