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Old 07-23-2018, 10:55 PM
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I am probably dead wrong but it's been a theory of mine that because their faces are obscured by helmets, and the play is essentially a series of mass scrums rather than one on one, people just don't connect to individual football players in the same way they connect to a baseball player who you see up front and close on TV or at the park, by himself for up to a couple of minutes at a time at bat, or mostly standing still in the field, or pitching.

I mean look at football cards especially modern ones -- on half of them you can barely make out who it is beneath the helmet.

Also you can't really compare players statistically across positions the way you can baseball and basketball.
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