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seattle has never won a superbowl and I would like to see them win one in my life time. Pretty much the only skin I have in this game. otherwise I couldn't care less.

As for the rant...well they don't hire rocket scientists to be football players. Considering all the felonies that players rack up in a year for domestic abuse, weapons charges, etc..., I really couldn't care less about some guy getting al jazzed up about a play during the game. His heart's in it man give him a break. he can't help it that he's emotional and stupid. We don't want robots in football.
 

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The only reason I pull for the Seattle is because my brother lives there. On a semi unrelated note I was surprised to find that though a lot of the players make multi million dollar yearly salaries the cheerleaders only get paid $1250 for the whole 10 game season. They are an important part of the team.
 

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The cheerleaders may be paid in drool, however they subsidize their salary with appearance fees and lap dance tips :)
 

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The only reason I pull for the Seattle is because my brother lives there. On a semi unrelated note I was surprised to find that though a lot of the players make multi million dollar yearly salaries the cheerleaders only get paid $1250 for the whole 10 game season. They are an important part of the team.
that's not entirely true. Some get salaries. Granted at most they are $50K a year at most. Not many, but some. Being an NFL cheerleader isn't a career, the career is something else you do to be flexibile enough to be an NFL cheerleader as a hobby. I once worked for a lawyer that represented an NFL cheerleaders in a lawsuit and we got to see what their income was like - All of them had income from real careers from modeling and appearances (and yes some taxi dancers), some had office jobs, some were personal trainers or gym coaches. Is it fair? not on your life. Honestly They should probably do away with them or hire them as a real squad. you don't see any cheerleaders in baseball and honestly who cares that there are cheerleaders in basketball?
 

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Suit was filed on Wed. by an Oakland Raider cheerleader, claims they make less than minimum wage for the time the are required time they put in.
 

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Suit was filed on Wed. by an Oakland Raider cheerleader, claims they make less than minimum wage for the time the are required time they put in.
That part is no doubt true. And from that perspective they are right, they are paid less than minimum wage. But nobody in this country can live on $1250 a year as a "salary", they have to have some source of income from somewhere else which when you talk about a person's income from an economic standpoint in includes all revenue streams. I would be curious to see what the average income of a cheerleade is from other revenue sources, what the opportunity cost is for them to be cheerleading vs other things, and whether cheerleading gives them a boost or puts them behind the curve in earning potential in their other careers.
 

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I'm pulling for Seattle cause I love a good underdog story. Derrick Coleman would not only be the first deaf guy to play in the NFL, but would be the first to win the Superbowl. Imagine what that would do for other deaf kids worried about running on any field.

A deaf guy playing in the Superbowl for the Seahawks?

Awesome.
 

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Sherman may be emotional but you can't really call him stupid. Stanford grad and normally intelligent sounding during interviews.

Well I was counting on bad weather to allow me to put some money on seattle. Now I dont know. I dont bet very much but the last few years I have been putting a hundo on the SB and I won the last 2 years. I suppose the smart bet is on manning minus 2 or 3 points. Anyone want to talk me out of it?
 

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I still just can't see paying $2000 to watch a football game.
+1 and to the point in the article ... why would Seattle or Denver fans want to travel to NJ to watch the game live out in the cold when they could be home in the heated man cave.

With a bag of legal weed.

And some munchies.

And maybe something to quench the cotton mouth.
 

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+1 and to the point in the article ... why would Seattle or Denver fans want to travel to NJ to watch the game live out in the cold when they could be home in the heated man cave.

With a bag of legal weed.

And some munchies.

And maybe something to quench the cotton mouth.
Amen to that, that's exactly how I'll be watching it (albiet not legal).;)
 

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also, for years the actual game sucked. In recent years around starting when the giants beat the pats the 1st time the games were close.

I remember a lot of snoozefests in the 90's.

Football is better at home. besides the tailgating aspect of it (which i believe isnt an option at the superbowl) I wouldnt go.
 
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