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kleinbl00  ·  437 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: On the table, the brain appeared normal

MMA is a keenly American phenomenon.

veen's basic point is that American sports tend to more violence - in the rules - than sports in the rest of the world. Hockey players, worldwide (green = lots):

MMA advertising by country:

Meanwhile, you've triangulated to "rugby is not totally clean" which, c'mon. It's considered the most violent sport in the world by most people. You're a long way from "lol bullshit" son.

veen  ·  437 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Bullriding and NASCAR were also mentioned in that piece for similar reasons.

A good friend of mine plays ice hockey and sometimes gets in a bit of a brawl, but it is a sport only marginally more popular than Quidditch here and most of the brawls are consensual (as in, it only escalates if both parties want to escalate).

kleinbl00  ·  437 days ago  ·  link  ·  

God, fucking NASCAR.

"Let's take an 8 liter V8 and then give it stenosis so people can't kill each other."

"Then let's make them go around and around in a goddamn circle for two hours and bump into each other."

Fucking NASCAR. I mean, Formula 1 is stupid. But nothing is as NASCAR stupid as NASCAR.

veen  ·  437 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My image of NASCAR is that it's a loud epicenter of Redneckistan and beer. Kinda makes me want to go there just to see how dumb it is.

kleinbl00  ·  437 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have been drawn to all sorts of ridiculousness but never in my life have I wanted to watch NASCAR.