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    Ron Brownstein (I think that's his name) compared the presidential election to sports. He said that the race is more like baseball than football, because of the length of time until the election and the numerous ups and downs that each candidate will experience.

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    That clearly favors Bush
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    • #3
      Originally posted by JackSparrow@Mar 21 2004, 09:00 AM
      That clearly favors Bush
      Is that because he is the incumbent and is currently at the controls?
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      • #4
        If we can get into his bullpen, Cheny and Rumsfeld, we have a great chance, and his closer Ashcroft Dem batters just love to hit off that guy.
        Powel is strong off the bench, but I think he is mad at managment.

        And if Kerry can sign John McCain from the American League he would put us over the top, he is a great bench manager.
        Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by madyaks@Mar 21 2004, 09:22 AM
          If we can get into his bullpen, Cheny and Rumsfeld, we have a great chance, and his closer Ashcroft Dem batters just love to hit off that guy.
          Powel is strong off the bench, but I think he is mad at managment.

          And if Kerry can sign John McCain from the American League he would put us over the top, he is a great bench manager.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by madyaks@Mar 21 2004, 09:22 AM
            If we can get into his bullpen, Cheny and Rumsfeld, we have a great chance, and his closer Ashcroft Dem batters just love to hit off that guy.
            Powel is strong off the bench, but I think he is mad at managment.

            And if Kerry can sign John McCain from the American League he would put us over the top, he is a great bench manager.
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            • #7
              George Carlin should file a lawsuit!

              He had the original and best comparison of football and baseball.

              "Baseball vs. football"

              Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game.
              Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle.

              Baseball is played on a diamond, in a park.The baseball park!
              Football is played on a gridiron, in a stadium, sometimes called Soldier Field or War Memorial Stadium.

              Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life.
              Football begins in the fall, when everything's dying.

              In football you wear a helmet.
              In baseball you wear a cap.

              Football is concerned with downs - what down is it?
              Baseball is concerned with ups - who's up?

              In football you receive a penalty.
              In baseball you make an error.

              In football the specialist comes in to kick.
              In baseball the specialist comes in to relieve somebody.

              Football has hitting, clipping, spearing, piling on, personal fouls, late hitting and unnecessary roughness.
              Baseball has the sacrifice.

              Football is played in any kind of weather: rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog...
              In baseball, if it rains, we don't go out to play.

              Baseball has the seventh inning stretch.
              Football has the two minute warning.

              Baseball has no time limit: we don't know when it's gonna end - might have extra innings.
              Football is rigidly timed, and it will end even if we've got to go to sudden death.

              In baseball, during the game, in the stands, there's kind of a picnic feeling; emotions may run high or low, but there's not too much unpleasantness.
              In football, during the game in the stands, you can be sure that at least twenty-seven times you're capable of taking the life of a fellow human being.

              And finally, the objectives of the two games are completely different:

              In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.

              In baseball the object is to go home!
              LONG LIVE THE NOTE!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by madyaks@Mar 21 2004, 09:22 AM
                If we can get into his bullpen, Cheny and Rumsfeld, we have a great chance, and his closer Ashcroft Dem batters just love to hit off that guy.
                Powel is strong off the bench, but I think he is mad at managment.

                And if Kerry can sign John McCain from the American League he would put us over the top, he is a great bench manager.
                great stuff. Only problem is that Kerry has no bench yet,
                Clinton is over the hill, Gore is a rag arm,
                and with Nader calling the plate the strike
                zone will be tight.

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                • #9
                  The real sport that the presidential race is like is the marathon.

                  1. You never stop running - once the gun starts you have to keep going to the finish because you just can't give up. Even if you are way behind the other guy could get a cramp (Gary Hart, Al Gore), pull up lame (Al Gore, George Bush I), quit (C. Powell), lose his mind in the heat (Howard Dean), or be betrayed by his conditioning (Al Gore).

                  2. In the beginning the field is crowded but at the end there is usually just one person with a huge lead over second place.

                  3. In the event that the race is close toward the end a little thing will make the difference not something big.

                  4. Watering stations are crucial - the longer you are in the race the more money (water) you will need to keep going.

                  5. In the end - it's just you vs yourself. If you push yourself and stay calm you can do it - if you doubt yourself your doomed.
                  Turning the other cheek is better than burying the other body.

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