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Joe Heller

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 5 months ago

    I hate football, basketball and golf seasons.
    They delay the very few TV programs that I want to watch.

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 5 months ago


    My grandfather once summed up football this way: “They all run around, and then they all fall down.”

    I have never been able to look at the game the same way since.

  3. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 5 months ago

    Wow he has a big family!

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 5 months ago

    To each his own. Personally, golf and tennis are right up there with wet-paint spectating.

  5. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    I’m not ashamed to be looking forward to watching the Packer game tonight. I enjoy watching Packers and Wisconsin Badgers football games (and also the Badger basketball games), but I won’t watch any other teams play or any other sport. I was active in team sports when I was much younger, and being part of a team, even in “just a game”, was quite enjoyable. Be assured, though, I have a balanced life; this is just how I choose to spend a few hours of each week at this time of the year.

  6. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 5 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    “They delay the very few TV programs that I want to watch.”
    And what would that be? Crocheting for beginners?

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago


    And the Wisconsin lower classes get the pleasure of watching in an open air stadium smack dab in the middle of a Midwestern winter.

  8. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 5 months ago

    A long time ago it was a routine for me to watch “Garfield Goose and Friends” every day from 5:00 to 5:45 PM. on WGN, Channel 9. In baseball season, the Chicago Cubs would occasionally pre-empt the show and I hated that. I was missing Clutch Cargo (and his pals, Spinner and Paddlefoot), Bucky and Lepito, and the umpteenth airing of Journey to the Beginning of Time! Not to mention interaction between the puppet characters.
    More than once I would simmer in powerless kid-rage at the rudeness and inconsideration of the Cubs. Jack Brickhouse seemed like a nice man, but I resented his part in the intrusion.
    I think somehow that I and many other frustrated kids put a curse on the Cubs, and it continues to this day. Forget that Billy-goat curse nonsense. It comes from kids prevented from watching Garfield Goose.
    Quick, what was the name of the theme music for that show?

  9. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 5 months ago


    Having spent 5 winters in Green Bay, I can assure you it’s not the lower classes that flock to Lambeau Field on a Sunday afternoon.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Haven’t watch an “American” football game since 1961, but participated in golf, running, rock climbing, swimming, hiking the back country, walking the dog, and getting outside, staying in relatively decent physical shape (despite physical disabilities catching up with age) for the five decades since.

    Those who retire from football are usually like the fans,overweight and out of shape “couch potatoes”.

    WATCHING that violence is also the perfect training, and brainwashing, for a population of chickenhawks, who accept wars, that don’t touch them, as “sports”.

  11. Cynthia Sonier

    Cynthia Sonier said, 5 months ago

    I like hockey (that’s the canadian word for “football”, but I acknowledge there’s something pathetic in seeing all those obese, frustrated men in their armchairs cheer at athletes who represent the manliness, athleticism and prowess they don’t have themselves.

    Professional sports are outsourced masculinity

  12. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 5 months ago

    @Cynthia Sonier

    Hockey is the Canadian word for football? Then how do you say “soccer” in Canada?

    I just don’t get you North American types at all.

  13. Cynthia Sonier

    Cynthia Sonier said, 5 months ago

    @Hiram Bingham

    I was kidding! Ice hockey is its own sport, but it is as big in Canada as american football is in the US.

    Hockey fans tend to combine the waistline of american football fans with the rioting habits of English soccer fans…

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