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Desensitization to the modern NFL: Is it age or commonplace?

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Watching todays game was fun but I did not think it was special when it came to offensive output. I didn't realize how big it was until seeing the tweets come out about how such and such hasn't been done before or in a long time. It seems crazy to seem so unfazed by such a performance. So I started wondering why I wouldn't be fazed. Its either due to my age or because this has become more commonplace.

 

Im 30. In the mid to late 2000s it felt like it was an exciting time in the NFL. To me that felt like the era that kickstarted to where we are now. At that time all the high powered passing O's such as Manning's Colts, Brady's Pats and Romos Cowboys felt special. It felt like a big movement coming from where the majority of the league was in the early 2000s. Watching those O's felt exhilarating. While at the same time there were prolific D players doing incredible things such as Polumalu and Ray Lewis. It felt like a perfect blend where exceptional things were happening on both sides of the ball.

 

We are now getting O's that are easily surpassing those of the decades gone. It feels like there are less and less impact D players with consistent splash plays. It just no longer truly feels as exciting to watch as it did 10-15 years ago. This is where I need the older members as well as those my age to answer. Am I just becoming desensitized because I am getting older and have watched 1000s of hours of football or is it because we truly have been seeing so much of this offensive improvement over the past 15 years it feels significantly less important as time goes on?

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Totally agree with oldschool and ramrod.  Its getting older.  I grew up in the 70's and 80's and was awed by NFL football in those days, not so much anymore.  It not only applies to football, it applies to lots of other things.  I've been lucky enough to travel quite a bit throughout life and while I still enjoy it, I'm not awed anymore by pretty much anything.  It's kinda sad on the one hand, but you gain perspective as time goes on and your priorities get righted somewhere along the way.

 

Don't get me wrong though, I'll be yelling at the TV again next Sunday when we're whipping that pukesburg ass.

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Age is definitely the predominant factor.  However, we are also a bit spoiled by success this season having won every game.

 

I'm 47 and have been getting up at 3am every morning during NFL season to watch games for about 15 years now.

 

I got up same time again this morning, but didn't feel quite as excited as I have in previous games or years.  Being 4-0 and playing a Texans team that was 1-4 and has already sacked their coach felt weird.  I realised that I now expected the Titans to win after years of just hoping they would win without any significant expectations.  And when they got out to a comfortable lead I got complacent and was less invested in the game.  However, by the time the 4th quarter rolled around and it was clear they were in a dogfight I was right back int it and was on the edge of my seat at the end of the game.

 

I'll be fired up for next week, but if we continue to win, I don't doubt there will be games I am less invested in until the playoffs.  At that point, all bets are off.  Last year's playoff run was about as excited as I have been in Titans games for many years.

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30? You may need Sildenafil. Honestly I felt like I'd gone skydiving at the end of the game. I could have fucked my neighbors dog. 

 

To be fair, what you're experiencing is common. It's not a lack of excitement. It's that your understanding is amplified and your wonder dampened. When we're young, everything is bigger, brighter, and grander. It doesn't matter what it is. It's always bigger. 

 

Try some cocaine, start lifting in your garage and seduce the neighbor's teenager. 

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I am 30 as well and when things go well I still act like an 18 year old. When it goes bad I take it like a man and move on. I also act like I am 13 between games so idk

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6 hours ago, SleepingTitan said:

30? You may need Sildenafil. Honestly I felt like I'd gone skydiving at the end of the game. I could have fucked my neighbors dog. 

 

To be fair, what you're experiencing is common. It's not a lack of excitement. It's that your understanding is amplified and your wonder dampened. When we're young, everything is bigger, brighter, and grander. It doesn't matter what it is. It's always bigger. 

 

Try some cocaine, start lifting in your garage and seduce the neighbor's teenager. 

You should be a life coach.

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18 hours ago, prometheus said:

It's sometimes age.  I am 15 months from turning 80yo. 

 

I still scream at the TV during Titan games porn scenes.  I can also rather calmly sit in my recliner without my blood pressure skyrocketing when the actors are things are going sideways on the field fucking sideways on the screen.  I was serene toward the end of the game movie, anticipating a loss (of semen);  I was also ecstatic at the finishing regular and fully into OT as the couple finished fully into their climax.  Did scream and fistpunch at the final play giving the victory money shot! 

 

It seems to come-and-go much more nowadays.

 

pro (still fappin' to porn at 80yo!)

Forgive me pro, as your post was too well constructed for me not to embellish it into a true porn post, @woolfolksunclesunclestyle.  Hope you can find the humor in this one, you ol' stud you! Wow @woolfolksunclesuncle gone awol one mo' time!  Fvck that guy then, I'll never tag him again!:92_thumbsdown: :D 

 

 

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Age thing. I enjoyed the NFL watching Stabler, Namath, Joe Greene....Even the 85 Bears. In this era where you cannot touch a wr and holding occurs every play, its hard to get excited about offensive productions and stats.

 

Having said that, Sunday was awesome.

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