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Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Feb 1, 2009 08:49PM)
When that American football game thingy is over.

Where are you guys?

;)

John
Message: Posted by: balducci (Feb 1, 2009 08:52PM)
American football? You mean they actually play soccer in the States?
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Feb 1, 2009 09:05PM)
I didn't watch any of the footballing but I did put on Springsteen and he was outstanding. His lovely bride played guitar.
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Feb 1, 2009 09:07PM)
I'm with Santa. Didn't watch the game, but I did tune in for Springsteen. It sounded like he hurt his voice during Born to Run, but he is getting older, and he still puts on a *** good show.
Message: Posted by: spatlind (Feb 1, 2009 09:13PM)
I watched the superbowl once. Never again.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Feb 1, 2009 09:15PM)
The good news is it is about time for the pitchers and catchers to show up for Spring Training! We are getting triple A ball in Reno and Brett Butler, who was great fun to watch with the Giants (and Dodgers before than and I think Arizona after the Giants) is going to be our manager!
Message: Posted by: pepka (Feb 1, 2009 09:18PM)
I've never been much of a fan, but I did watch most of it. I felt obliged since I was born in Pittsburgh. This was really an incredible game.
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Feb 1, 2009 11:32PM)
Bruce might have hurt himself with that powerslide into the camera...
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Feb 1, 2009 11:39PM)
That's probably it.
Message: Posted by: acesover (Feb 1, 2009 11:58PM)
Well I guess I am the odd one here. I watched the football game and by the way it was one of the best ever Super Bowls. Took a break when Bruce was on.

Watched the pregame show. You would think Bruce would have had a lilttle more class as he said he is not much of a football fan and gave the impression that he thought it was rather boring.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Feb 2, 2009 12:44AM)
It is rather boring....
Message: Posted by: Payne (Feb 2, 2009 01:00AM)
Was this superbowl day?
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Feb 2, 2009 02:03AM)
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LQioQ75408]Could We Start Again Please?[/url]
Message: Posted by: RS1963 (Feb 2, 2009 07:39AM)
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On 2009-02-02 00:58, acesover wrote:
Well I guess I am the odd one here. I watched the football game and by the way it was one of the best ever Super Bowls. Took a break when Bruce was on.

Watched the pregame show. You would think Bruce would have had a lilttle more class as he said he is not much of a football fan and gave the impression that he thought it was rather boring.
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No rather about it. It is boring. When you get right down to it. Football, Baseball, etc mean nothing to us really. It doesn't change our lives in anyway. Don't believe me? When was the last time any team from any sport payed you to sit and watch them play? Shows how trivial it really is.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Feb 2, 2009 07:58AM)
It was a great game. Bruce put on a great show, and we have a lot of wet blankets here.
Message: Posted by: acesover (Feb 2, 2009 09:08AM)
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On 2009-02-02 08:39, RS1963 wrote:
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On 2009-02-02 00:58, acesover wrote:
Well I guess I am the odd one here. I watched the football game and by the way it was one of the best ever Super Bowls. Took a break when Bruce was on.

Watched the pregame show. You would think Bruce would have had a lilttle more class as he said he is not much of a football fan and gave the impression that he thought it was rather boring.


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No rather about it. It is boring. When you get right down to it. Football, Baseball, etc mean nothing to us really. It doesn't change our lives in anyway. Don't believe me? When was the last time any team from any sport payed you to sit and watch them play? Shows how trivial it really is.
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While many people have diffeent likes and dislikes that is why they make vanilla and chocolate ice cream I cannot find any sense in your post stating the following:

Football, Baseball, etc mean nothing to us really. It doesn't change our lives in anyway. Don't believe me? When was the last time any team from any sport payed you to sit and watch them play? Shows how trivial it really is.

What in heavens name does magic do for you...or I should say for the people who watch it performed. Sports are no different than magic..both are entertainment..loosen up..smell the roses we are not here all that long enjoy life. Go to a football or baseball game with your children and take them to see a magician..I am sure they will enjoy all of the aforementioned. However I do not think any of these things will change their lives just from watching and enjoying themselves.

One last point I would like to make..how many magicians do you know that pay people to see them perform?????
Message: Posted by: Crimson-Death (Feb 2, 2009 09:51AM)
I much prefer to play the games rather than watching, but to me a *** good football game with two good teams is far from boring. You can usually tell how boring it's gonna be after the first quarter, and then tune out and do something else. Better than the game, it's having some people you like around to enjoy some time together. Especially if they bring over some free drinks and food.
Message: Posted by: RS1963 (Feb 2, 2009 02:33PM)
Acesover. The point is people think sports mean something and matter to everyone and that the world would fall apart without sports. None of the magicians I have know have ever acted this way nor have fans of other forms of entertainment that I know. I have never thought magic was important to everyone or that it is going to change anyone's life. Sure magic is important to me but I'm not going to die if all of a sudden there was no more magic at all. No props books etc.. sure would be upset but not end of the world. Ask a good majority of sports fans what they would do if there were no more sports. You will hear a much different story. Also tell a football, baseball,fan that you don't like sports at all. They look at you like you have the leprosy and must be avoided. Someone tells me they don't like magic that is fine. I know there are some magicians that do that too when told by someone they don't like magic. But most magicians are not that way.

It's fine to really enjoy things one likes but people blow sports up to be some life saving wonder and it's not pure and simple.

I'm sure several on here now feel I should be tared and feathered for saying the above. Or that I'm on par with a heritic.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Feb 2, 2009 04:41PM)
What a bunch of girly men.

If you don't think Bruce is number one then you are full of number two.

Magic is fun but not as much as football, or hard hitting rock and roll. This thread reminds me that I have very little in common with the duds that post here.
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Feb 2, 2009 05:01PM)
But how many rocking football players can do magic?
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Feb 2, 2009 05:17PM)
The long ball center for the Philadelphia Eagles regularly attends Bob Little's Super Sunday.
Message: Posted by: acesover (Feb 2, 2009 09:37PM)
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On 2009-02-02 15:33, RS1963 wrote:
Acesover. The point is people think sports mean something and matter to everyone and that the world would fall apart without sports. None of the magicians I have know have ever acted this way nor have fans of other forms of entertainment that I know. I have never thought magic was important to everyone or that it is going to change anyone's life. Sure magic is important to me but I'm not going to die if all of a sudden there was no more magic at all. No props books etc.. sure would be upset but not end of the world. Ask a good majority of sports fans what they would do if there were no more sports. You will hear a much different story. Also tell a football, baseball,fan that you don't like sports at all. They look at you like you have the leprosy and must be avoided. Someone tells me they don't like magic that is fine. I know there are some magicians that do that too when told by someone they don't like magic. But most magicians are not that way.

It's fine to really enjoy things one likes but people blow sports up to be some life saving wonder and it's not pure and simple.

I'm sure several on here now feel I should be tared and feathered for saying the above. Or that I'm on par with a heritic.
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You are making up senarios to fit your quote after the fact.

Your quote: The point is people think sports mean something and matter to everyone and that the world would fall apart without sports. You said this no one else.

Are there sports fanatics? Of course. But you go on to say how trival it is.. granted it is not like "world peace" or a "cancer cure" but what is? As I said before, sit back and smell the roses. Life is to short. So you don't like sports..that does not make you a good person or a bad person it makes you an individual. Live and let live. Jst because 75 or 80 million people watch the super bowl and the advertising is $100,000 a second does not make it trival or vital. It simply makes it a fact of life that people think it is worth $100,000 a second to advertise on this broadcast and they do so.

Different strokes for different folks. It is all good.
Message: Posted by: Ken Northridge (Feb 3, 2009 03:38AM)
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On 2009-02-02 17:41, Al Angello wrote:
What a bunch of girly men.

If you don't think Bruce is number one then you are full of number two.

Magic is fun but not as much as football, or hard hitting rock and roll. This thread reminds me that I have very little in common with the duds that post here.
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Not me Al! You're my hero. I couldn't have said it better. Outstanding game--outstanding half-time show.

Now, the Nascar season opens this Saturday night with the Bud shoot out in Daytona.:)
Message: Posted by: JRob (Feb 3, 2009 06:37AM)
Football is done until summer, rugby is starting up for the spring. Summer has baseball and 7s rugby, then come the fall it's football and rugby. And magic going all along...life is good
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Feb 3, 2009 11:59AM)
I watched the end. It was just as I expected; One of them won. My emotional investment has paid off.

If my lack of interest in watching, what I find tantamount to gay "Maxim" type porn, to be girly... I might disagree.

I also have no interest in watching people turn left at high speeds 700 times.
does that make me unable to drive?
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Feb 3, 2009 03:43PM)
FYI
Singers at the Super Bowl:

Jenifer Hudson lip synced her song.

Faith Hill lip synced her song.

Bruce Springstein belted out a 12 minute half time show live, because Bruce never learned how to fake it.
Message: Posted by: RS1963 (Feb 3, 2009 07:08PM)
By the way I wasn't saying I was better then anyone else for not liking sports. It's not any less manly to not like them either. Nor did I add anytying after the fact. I was just continuing with my post from before. I didn't even wish to respond to this anymore but was drawn back out from under My rock. It's now more then boring (Not that it wasn't in the first place in this thread) so I will go back under for a bit.
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Feb 3, 2009 09:14PM)
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On 2009-02-01 22:07, Josh Chaikin wrote:
I'm with Santa. Didn't watch the game, but I did tune in for Springsteen. It sounded like he hurt his voice during Born to Run, but he is getting older, and he still puts on a *** good show.
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AGREED! I was thoroughly impressed. IT'S BOSSSSS TIME!

I also only tuned in for Bruce, he was incredible, just incredible. He's got a new world tour in the works, by the way :).
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Feb 3, 2009 09:46PM)
For anyone who missed it, well, see what you missed, including Bruce's unforgettable power slide right into the camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IwUoWjrA0k

One thing that bugged me though... I can't remember exactly when but I remember the camera getting a close-up of Clarence in his pimp outfit at one point, only to find the Big Man rockin' it out on a COWBELL? What the HECK?

And where'd that huge gospel choir come from?