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03-07-2013, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluenote13 View Post
Good sportsmanship separates us from animals though I know that's very uncool around here

You make it sound like there's so much 'at stake'. It's entertainment not real world. Real soldiers in war get nothing. This is just a game. No need to kill each other out there. It's a sport.
There's tons at stake.

Each round in the playoffs is worth millions of dollars to the team. This causes teams to pressure coaches to win (and if they don't deliver their jobs are at stake). Coaches then pressure players to do what it takes to win. There's players who's jobs depend on them doing things like delivering big hits, and if they don't do so they're not going to get any playing time, which means being sent to the minors, or having difficulty getting another contract.

It's not "just a game" anymore.

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