William Anderson wrote: > How can you find football boring to watch? Uh, well, it's pretty easy, actually :-) Since you asked, my opinion of the appeal of American football is that it reflects significant aspects of business/corporate culture: 1) differentiation of groups within an organization -- offense, defense, special teams, field goal 2) strict differentiation of roles within a group 3) critical time management -- both a game clock and play clock 4) project management by phase -- call a play, execute, evaluate 5) project management by milestone (first downs) 6) trickery and deceit (which are much easier to pull off when everyone's physically close together at the line of scrimmage, rather than spread thinly across a large field, I'll grant) Plus running into people, of course. :-) Very little of the above appears to be present in soccer. Pretty much all of the games I've seen appear to be an interpretive dance ode to Brownian motion... > NFL is ... > full of stop/starts geared around TV advertising. Yeah, but after having gone through the period of massive overuse of instant replay, no one notices or cares. And I find it nicely paced around letting the dogs in and out, getting another beer, & etc. :-) > I like baseball, but only in short doses :) No dose short enough for me, I'm afraid... -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com opinion: webtuitive.blogspot.com dream. code.