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Writes Rodan:

I used to love the touchdown celebrations, I was pissed when they ended it 10 years ago. My favorite was when Terrell Owens made a touchdown against the Giants and then got on a cell phone. I used to like the line dancing they did.

Let them PLAY!

Indeed!

I also detest the October pink-wearing breast cancer awareness month – and yes, I’m a woman. Everybody is already aware of breast cancer. When I watch sports, I want to watch sports — not be reminded of diseases, politics, or anything else. The NFL should be a celebration of masculine vigor, something enjoyed by healthy females everywhere. Now if the NFL were raising money for prostate cancer research and accomplishing some good for males, I could deal with that. But breast cancer — no way!

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What to do this autumn instead of watching the NFL?

Go out and get your own exercise, and have some fun while you’re at it!

Thomas Jefferson suggested:

1785 Aug. 19. “Encourage all your virtuous dispositions, and exercise them whenever an opportunity arises, being assured that they will gain strength by exercise as a limb of the body does, and that exercise will make them habitual…Give about two of them [hours] every day to exercise; for health must not be sacrificed to learning. A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprize, and independance to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks. Never think of taking a book with you. The object of walking is to relax the mind. You should therefore not permit yourself even to think while you walk. But divert your attention by the objects surrounding you. Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. The Europeans value themselves on having subdued the horse to the uses of man. But I doubt whether we have not lost more than we have gained by the use of this animal. No one has occasioned so much the degeneracy of the human body. An Indian goes on foot nearly as far in a day, for a long journey, as an enfeebled white does on his horse, and he will tire the best horses. There is no habit you will value so much as that of walking far without fatigue. I would advise you to take your exercise in the afternoon. Not because it is the best time for exercise for certainly it is not: but because it is the best time to spare from your studies; and habit will soon reconcile it to health, and render it nearly as useful as if you gave to that the more precious hours of the day. A little walk of half an hour in the morning when you first rise is adviseable also. It shakes off sleep, and produces other good effects in the animal oeconomy.”[3]

Not everyone has the opportunity to go hunting but everyone who is moderately able-bodied can find some way to get out of the house and get some fresh air and exercise. Even a walk in one’s neighborhood with a camera (even the one on a cell phone) can refresh both mind and body. Enjoy!

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