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Helmets, Arse Pads, Jerseys, and Jump shots!

February 11, 2010
By Lou_outside_ SILVER, Seattle, Washington
Lou_outside_ SILVER, Seattle, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Why does it matter who you step on if you're not coming back down?"

Whether its jump shots or touch downs, it’s the same goal. To get the ball into the hole. Pig skin or leather. Helmets or head bands. We all end up getting hurt. But the question is who gets hurt more?

A dunce (probably you) would instantly say football. But think about it. Football players get helmets, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arse pads, knee pads, and soft grass to land on. Basically a security system that can be strapped onto every inch of your lanky body.

But what about basketball players?

All they get is a pep talk and an encouraging smack on the ass. I suppose your mesh jersey should be enough protection for your “manly” chest hairs. But that’s it. That’s all folks!

So now that my opinions and statistics have been mapped out, is football still your first choice? Is the journey to the goal more treacherous then the trek to the basket?

Think of Steve Nash. His nose is broken in like 15 different places! (Sarcasm people, I AM NOT a huge sports fan. Only for Allen Iverson.)

And speaking of Allen. Ladies do you really want that face to be scarred? Not bruised. Not cut. But scarred. As in, permanent damage.

The author's comments:
This peice was actually a homework assignment and it was my teacher's idea to enter this into a contest. She says i have a real chance at winning one. i hope this is THE ONE. I also hope you enjoy this opinionated article as much as she and I did.

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on Feb. 16 2010 at 10:07 am
awsome33 SILVER, West Plains, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
go outside and practice falling down i will be out there in a minute.
you know what the difference between you and me is? i make this look good.

hey in football the goal of the game is to tackle people in basketball if you hit somebody or mess with them its a foul