You missed the point ..... by a mile!<quoted text>
I'm in the Pittsburgh Steelers forum--reading your posts. All these threads are intertwined, when (for example) the Steelers played the Jets. That makes YOUR news OUR news, and vice-versa--so to speak.
Well, techically, it IS a "game". It's even CALLED a "Football GAME". And it's supposed to be entertaining and enjoyable--for players AND fans. At least a great majority of the players say they enjoy it.
If you sat down to a game of checkers, I'm sure you'd enjoy it much more if you won, but if you lose the game (and/or are a poor loser) it doesn't make it any LESS a "game".
It's not in the rules of ANY game that both sides "have" to enjoy it to make it a true game, because one side's ALways going to lose. A good sportsman enjoys it either way, a poor loser doesn't.
"Bullyism" isn't a word, but if these men weren't deliberately putting themselves on the field (mostly for the big bucks) then this wouldn't be happening. So they go out there, KNOWING it's going to happen, and that they could stop it if they just didn't "play" football anymore.
So I'm sorry, but IMO, that's a bit different than a school bully who grabs a child who does not want to shall we say "play in the snow" to BEGIN with--unlike the football players who go out onto that field knowing full well exactly what's going to happen, yet they go anyway.
These are grown men playing a grown up game, and they're fully aware of the risks, that's why they're paid so handsomely. The child who is "bullied" gets NOTHING out of the deal.
The conversation wasn't about the "football GAME"
The 'GAME' I was referring to, is the taunting and ridiculous behavior on the Dolphins 'FORUM'. When we continually ask the Jets fans (and others) why they come on the Dolphins forum and constantly talk their crap ... they referred to it as a "game" to talk the smack and taunt. That's the part I said ... "We aren't having any fun"
Who needs the taunting, smack talking idiots from some other team .... to butt into our forum ?
Answer: we don't !