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c-lando

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Share an Unpopular Opinion
« on: January 15, 2019, 01:57:09 PM »

Go ahead and get it off your chest. But, don't share something that will make us think you're a dick. You can keep that stuff to yourself.

I'll start us off...

Cashews are gross.
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Dan

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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 02:00:28 PM »

The fact that we play the national anthem prior to sporting events makes no sense and should be removed from the procedures.

It makes sense if it's one country vs another country playing, but tell me WHY precisely the national anthem needs to be played before each. and. every. athletic. contest. over. and. over?
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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 03:00:30 PM »

People who don't like cashews lead a colorless life.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2019, 03:05:25 PM by foolsgold »
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c-lando

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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 03:24:47 PM »

People who don't like cashews lead a colorless life.

It's your world and I'm just a squirrel
Tryin' to get a nut to move your butt to the dance floor
So your butts up, hands, in the air, come on say, Yeah.
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Zafer Kaya

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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 05:05:42 PM »

Cashews are the bacon of nuts.

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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 05:07:40 PM »

The fact that we play the national anthem prior to sporting events makes no sense and should be removed from the procedures.

It makes sense if it's one country vs another country playing, but tell me WHY precisely the national anthem needs to be played before each. and. every. athletic. contest. over. and. over?
Agreed 1,000%.

If this was the practice in, say, China or Russia (I don't know that it is or isn't), my immediate reaction would be "slimy government propaganda trying to control the masses". So why do we do it here then?
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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 09:50:51 PM »

The fact that we play the national anthem prior to sporting events makes no sense and should be removed from the procedures.

It makes sense if it's one country vs another country playing, but tell me WHY precisely the national anthem needs to be played before each. and. every. athletic. contest. over. and. over?
Along the same lines, I also don't understand the playing of America the Beautiful in replace of (or addition to) Take me Out to the Ball Game in the 7th inning stretch.
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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 09:58:09 AM »

Not defending it, but that was instituted after 9/11 when there was this huge swell of national pride. Everyone was really with it at the time (seemingly). Problem is that if you try to take it away it looks like you hate your country.
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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 10:30:13 AM »


Along the same lines, I also don't understand the playing of America the Beautiful in replace of (or addition to) Take me Out to the Ball Game in the 7th inning stretch.


Is this a thing?  Gross.
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c-lando

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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2019, 11:01:58 AM »

Cashews are the bacon of nuts.
Overrated?
Delicious on everything?
To be avoided for religious reasons?
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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2019, 11:10:27 AM »

I don't mind the anthem and find it kinda quaint in a wholesome way.  Granted, most of my enjoyment comes from listening to the singers warble their way through it along with the anticipation of shouting "play ball" at the end.  Supplanting "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" for the 7th inning stretch, however, is borderline treason.

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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 11:28:35 AM »

Go ahead and get it off your chest. But, don't share something that will make us think you're a dick. You can keep that stuff to yourself.

I'll start us off...

Cashews are gross.

so you have a nut allergy or something?
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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2019, 11:47:02 AM »

I've been having a sleeve of cashews most days with my packed lunch.  They are one of my favorite nuts. 

Lando, your distaste is concerning.
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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2019, 11:49:07 AM »

Not defending it, but that was instituted after 9/11 when there was this huge swell of national pride. Everyone was really with it at the time (seemingly). Problem is that if you try to take it away it looks like you hate your country.

Actually, it started in WWII.
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Re: Share an Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2019, 11:51:17 AM »

Not defending it, but that was instituted after 9/11 when there was this huge swell of national pride. Everyone was really with it at the time (seemingly). Problem is that if you try to take it away it looks like you hate your country.

Actually, it started in WWII.

Correction, WWI

https://www.history.com/news/why-the-star-spangled-banner-is-played-at-sporting-events
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