Thursday, September 28, 2006

Football

What is with football being soooooo much more popular in the states, so popular that there is a reality tv show about HIGH SCHOOL football players. HIGH SCHOOL, not college. And this football team is apparently state champions or something, but they show the games on tv, they get sponsored, the coaches have headphones on, and their average game gets more spectators than our CFL teams. I just don't get it. And these kids are 16 and 17, practice twice a day, are more built than almost anyone I know, and have full on college scholarships waiting for them.

It's just not like that here. And I don't really get why there's such a difference.

Feelings on the subject?

8 comments:

--Nathan-- said...

its like hockey here... look at the hitmen, those guys are 16,17 and 18 years old and its a pretty big deal.

Devo said...

Well said Nathan, you took my response.

Hez said...

but is it really the same? it seems like a WAY bigger deal with football... but maybe not.

Kirst said...

I think hockey is a pretty big deal here.

Lulu said...

I myself am glad that Hockey Rules here, it's much more fun to watch - more action...
GO FLAMES GO!

kris said...

Would it be too simplistic to say that Americans are just weird?

kristen said...

my only qualm with the hockey/football comparison is that these things are happening within SCHOOL leagues as opposed to the pro-like WHL. that is A LOT of money going into those sports programs...

Evey said...

When I first met Chris and then moved down here to the states I thought the same thing. I think the thing is just really the whole hockey thing in Canada, its really all most canadians care about.

And actually college football is almost more popular here than the NFL, i think a lot of that is due to the fact that they aren't playing for money when they are in college.

Its frustrating living here sometimes cause no one gives a crap about hockey even in hockey cities. Silly americans!