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    Maybe I'm just too old

    but what is with the hip-hop and rap crap they insist on when doing a highlight reel?

    Maybe it is a way to attract the kids to the game or at least try to maintain their interest, but the product itself should be enough.

    If the NFL wasn't so intent on making money off ever facet of the game (including limiting game broadcasts so they can sell NFL Ticket through satellite).

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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Quote Originally Posted by ramsanddodgers View Post
    but what is with the hip-hop and rap crap they insist on when doing a highlight reel?

    Maybe it is a way to attract the kids to the game or at least try to maintain their interest, but the product itself should be enough.

    If the NFL wasn't so intent on making money off ever facet of the game (including limiting game broadcasts so they can sell NFL Ticket through satellite).
    These days football has a underlying theme of hip hop (Giants doing the "ballin" gesture after a sack for example). The highlights often display high energy and emotion (heck, it's football) and the music needs to play on that. There is often some high energy rock music during highlight reels, so I think you are generalizing too much.

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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Quote Originally Posted by RAM-BO View Post
    These days football has a underlying theme of hip hop (Giants doing the "ballin" gesture after a sack for example). The highlights often display high energy and emotion (heck, it's football) and the music needs to play on that. There is often some high energy rock music during highlight reels, so I think you are generalizing too much.
    Generalizing?

    Heck, I'm lamenting that I'm so freakin' old!
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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Quote Originally Posted by ramsanddodgers View Post
    but what is with the hip-hop and rap crap they insist on when doing a highlight reel?

    Maybe it is a way to attract the kids to the game or at least try to maintain their interest, but the product itself should be enough.

    If the NFL wasn't so intent on making money off ever facet of the game (including limiting game broadcasts so they can sell NFL Ticket through satellite).
    You answered your own question. ...It's ALL about the money.

    ...and yes, we're all getting older than dirt.

    ...and yes, I'm with you on the hip-hop and rap crap.
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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post
    You answered your own question. ...It's ALL about the money.

    ...and yes, we're all getting older than dirt.

    ...and yes, I'm with you on the hip-hop and rap crap.
    Gotta be the age factor because I'm with you.

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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    We get older, but the players stay the same age. I guess that's what the mid-20's in this country are listening to.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    We get older, but the players stay the same age. I guess that's what the mid-20's in this country are listening to.
    Yeah, I guess so. That is why the cheerleaders at the local High School are bumping and grinding to unintelligible noise blaring from the portable speakers as part of the halftime "entertainment".

    I told a fellow fan last Friday that they might just as well get the stripper pole I saw advertised on Craig's list and plant it on the sidelines for the cheerleaders...

    Sheesh, I am getting old.....
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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Quote Originally Posted by ramsanddodgers View Post
    I told a fellow fan last Friday that they might just as well get the stripper pole I saw advertised on Craig's list and plant it on the sidelines for the cheerleaders...
    Would probably sell more tickets.......of course the money would be all in singles, but hey....

    Quote Originally Posted by ramsanddodgers View Post
    Sheesh, I am getting old.....
    Beats the alternative.
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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Did you guys know that Suge Knight, the founder of death row records, played very briefly for the Rams

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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post

    Beats the alternative.
    Barely?

    Last I heard nobody has come back to let us know if the alternative is better or not. I'm taught it is much better, but only if you make reservations.
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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Quote Originally Posted by general counsel View Post
    Did you guys know that Suge Knight, the founder of death row records, played very briefly for the Rams

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    Knight played 2 games in 1987. One win, one loss.

    Were you going somewhere with this Counsellor? Might I assume my being on death's door (metaphorically) connected the dots for you? >8)
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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Quote Originally Posted by ramsanddodgers View Post
    Barely?

    Last I heard nobody has come back to let us know if the alternative is better or not. I'm taught it is much better, but only if you make reservations.
    Good call, my friend.

    Though I admit I'm not sprinting to get there.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post

    Though I admit I'm not sprinting to get there.
    Nor am I, Amigo.

    It is just like the bumper sticker reads, "Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but Nobody wants to die"
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    Re: Maybe I'm just too old

    Well if it helps, I'm in my mid twenties and I agree with you guys. I also don't seperate "rap" from "hip-hop", it all sounds the same.

    About a year ago at my old job I had to listen to it constantly. They had a rap station on that played the same 10 songs or so over and over again...for 6 hours.

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