View Poll Results: Are team sports a healthy outlet for aggression?

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  • Yes, team sports are a healthy outlet for aggression.

    5 55.56%
  • No, they just make aggression worse.

    1 11.11%
  • No, they don't relieve enough aggression.

    0 0%
  • They used to, but not so much any more.

    0 0%
  • It primarily depends on the sport.

    1 11.11%
  • It depends on a LOT of factors, not just the sport.

    2 22.22%
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Thread: Sports and aggression

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    Sports and aggression

    The objective of almost all team sports involves dominating your opponent, completing your objectives while blocking theirs, by any means allowed in the rules of the respective game. Team sports, by their very nature, then, are aggressive. However, in almost no circumstance is the combatant killed. And despite the amount of physical contact in some sports, serious acute injuries are uncommon.

    The question is this: Are team sports a healthy outlet for aggression?
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    Re: Sports and aggression

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    The objective of almost all team sports involves dominating your opponent, completing your objectives while blocking theirs, by any means allowed in the rules of the respective game. Team sports, by their very nature, then, are aggressive. However, in almost no circumstance is the combatant killed. And despite the amount of physical contact in some sports, serious acute injuries are uncommon.

    The question is this: Are team sports a healthy outlet for aggression?
    I'd say it's probably much healthier than killing the people who piss you off.
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    Re: Sports and aggression

    Play ball or go home.

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    Re: Sports and aggression

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    The objective of almost all team sports involves dominating your opponent, completing your objectives while blocking theirs, by any means allowed in the rules of the respective game. Team sports, by their very nature, then, are aggressive. However, in almost no circumstance is the combatant killed. And despite the amount of physical contact in some sports, serious acute injuries are uncommon.

    The question is this: Are team sports a healthy outlet for aggression?
    Sure it's a healthy outlet and it's also a good way of channeling discipline in the use of aggressive actions. All sports have a penalty for excess or "unauthorized" aggressive actions and that's every bit as important as simply getting your ya-ya's out.

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