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Bad Intentions

Updated on February 4, 2013

Mike's Common Sense

I love American football. I also love Australian rules football, but that's another subject. Today I want to tell you why I love football(American style).

I played when I was younger,and there is no adrenaline rush quite like football. Running around, causing mayhem on defense, giving out punishing blows when on offense, and otherwise throwing your body around for the sake of the team.

My dad taught me young,"play with bad intentions, football is no place for nice guys". And that is what's so cool about football, there are two teams, each with eleven guys, who are trying to knock the snot out of each other.

Sure there are rules that prohibit some actions, but believe me, you can really do some punishing within the rules. Since everyone is trying to lambaste someone else, sooner or later you will end up the lambastee. Not as much fun as being the lambaster. But that's football and that's why its so great; each guy knows he will either be the punisher, or get punished, each snap of the ball.

This is not for sissies, or soccer players. It takes wackos to play football. No truly sane individuals will do this to themselves. But, if you are just wacky enough, there is nothing like it.

Now a days, I am an old fart who coaches pro and college games from an easy chair on the porch. Well, I act like I'm coaching; yelling out instructions to my team on every snap. I am so intense that I have to keep a six pack in my frig. just so I don't lose my voice. I have to learn to lighten up.

This weekend, the Oakland Raiders lost (again).

Right now I have some very bad intentions for my TV.


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    • muley84 profile image

      Michael A Muehleisen 5 years ago from Miami,FL

      I can't believe you let him nail me! I was after all a very good older brother to you.

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      SJM 8 years ago

      Not sure I ever told you this but confession is good for the soul!

      In prctice one day you were qb and I was your L guard I told the defender,"It's a pass get the qb I'll let you go!. He hesitated and didn't rush.

      Same thing the next play but he blitzed and nailed you!

      Next pass play same thing but this time as he blitzed with a big smile on his face and drool dripping I stepped aside again but as he was flying by I stuck my foot between his legs and he did a full belly flop!

      Football what a great game!

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      Lucey Knight 8 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

      Good hub.