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So, it's gridiron football time in America again.

Both of my sisters attended the University of North Carolina, and now's a pretty exciting time for UNC fans, as their football team has won two games in a row that they were not favored to win to start the season. It's even more significant when you remember that the American college football season is only 12 games long.

That said, I didn't go to college, so I'm more interested to see what the Carolina Panthers, our NFL team, are going to do later today.
 
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In less parochial news, a red car won the race today. That's inspite of one of them not scoring a valid qualitying lap yet still being placed 4th to begin, and the other one making mistakes even after being warned for making mistakes, yet still not being penalised. That's when happens when a Ferrari races in Monza, folks!
 
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since this is the internet, and everyone cares about my opinion, i'm glad to share it -- american football is an evil sport. any sport that includes concussions and brain damage (i.e., CTE) on a regular basis is morally reprehensible.
 

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I don't believe our opinions match, good sir.

Don't worry though, I promise to only hate you ironically, not sincerely.
 
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since this is the internet, and everyone cares about my opinion, i'm glad to share it -- american football is an evil sport. any sport that includes concussions and brain damage (i.e., CTE) on a regular basis is morally reprehensible.
And in my opinion, American football players are big girls blouses compared to rugby football players who play a comparable game but without all of the excessive padding that those 'murican players wear. Not quite as big girls blouses as the Canadian football players who play almost the same game as Rugby Union but in a similar get-up to the 'murican footballers.

I dunno, being serious for a second, I'm not especially keen on any sport where concussion is a common thing, but it seems to be the only reason it's being picked up in American football so much is that they're testing for it. Everywhere where they've introduced tests for it, they're finding it happens all of the time. I reckon they're going to end up having to define a more subtle level of concussion that is permitted before a player has to be removed from the field. I mean, it even happens in non-contact sports like cricket as we recently learnt (re. Sam Smith missing a test in the Ashes due to it)
 

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I often hear them when they're mating, but I think their mating season is over here now. Certainly not seen one since I was a kid I think, or maybe I've just seen them on TV.
 
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