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Re: Football and Buddhism

Post by DNS » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:58 pm

I don't normally watch hockey, but watched last night since the Vegas Golden Knights were playing in Game 7 (deciding game) in Round one of the playoffs. They lost in overtime. There was a bad call by the referee which led to a 5 minute penalty box situation against the Knights and the opposing team scored 4 goals in that 5 minute power play. Disappointing, but it happens. Sometimes bad calls work in favor of the team you're rooting for, sometimes not. Good test for equanimity.

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Re: Football and Buddhism

Post by Queequeg » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:11 pm

DNS wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:55 pm
Over 2 million views for that you tube video; it's amazing sometimes which videos get so many views.
1. 2 million views isn't all that. Go check out Ryan's Toy Review. :rolleye:

2. Raiders are in the AFC - granted they haven't been competitive since Chuckie left, but, as a football fan who doesn't root for the Patriots, can you really say you've never felt that way about Tom Brady? Can you not relate? Its hard to make out, but the kid says, "All he does is throw touchdowns. Waaaah." Maybe my experience rooting for the Bills and seeing Tom Brady twice a year makes me really resent the guy, even as I admire him as probably the greatest QB ever. We'll see how Pat Mahomes is doing in 15 years.
DNS wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:58 pm
I don't normally watch hockey, but watched last night since the Vegas Golden Knights were playing in Game 7 (deciding game) in Round one of the playoffs. They lost in overtime. There was a bad call by the referee which led to a 5 minute penalty box situation against the Knights and the opposing team scored 4 goals in that 5 minute power play. Disappointing, but it happens. Sometimes bad calls work in favor of the team you're rooting for, sometimes not. Good test for equanimity.
No city without a real winter should have a professional hockey team.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Football and Buddhism

Post by DNS » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:31 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:11 pm
DNS wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:55 pm
Over 2 million views for that you tube video; it's amazing sometimes which videos get so many views.
1. 2 million views isn't all that. Go check out Ryan's Toy Review. :rolleye:
Yes, that's amazing too. I guess if you put Tom Brady or the name of another very popular celebrity in the title or do some pretty inane stuff on air it's pretty much guaranteed to go viral.
No city without a real winter should have a professional hockey team.
:lol:

We should get a baseball team next. Lots of sunshine and almost no rain. :jedi:

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