California’s running low on big dudes, but why?

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  2. ClovisTroy

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    Interesting read. The data seems to be trending that way but no definitive answers as to why. Probably an aggregate of all the changes mentioned.

    I still think SC is the one Pac12 school who can pull some of those dudes from other regions. Just not this staff. However, I do feel pretty confident that Urban would have little trouble pulling some 5 star D linemen our way (hypothetically speaking, of course).
     
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    Soccer is the new football!
    Fight On!
     
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    FYI.....the top teams in Cali have more big guys than the top teams in GA....look it up.
     
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    You’ve touched on the real reason.....and it’s not a politically correct one either.
     
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    The pressure to be thin, the pressure to look good without a shirt on the beach, wearing tight trendy clothes, and fat shaming have reduced the acceptance of being big in California. In my family and in my wife's family none of the younger kids want to lift weights because they don't want to look big! Lol! The skin and bones look is what is popular with these kids these days along with the mop-head hairdo, smh.
     
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    Most of us having been saying this for a while. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and the football stadiums of today will be filled with the soccer teams of tomorrow. More money in it too, from a global perspective.
     
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    They should join wrestling then. Cutting weight will have them looking heroin chic in no time.
    My son is on the opposite side. He enjoys lifting and eating (especially), and is not looking forward to some of the upcoming weight cuts.
     
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    The rose bowl hardly sells out except for The Rose Bowl. When Barcelona and Manchester United played at the Rose Bowl this is what happens

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    You’re confusing Los Angeles and the OC with the rest of California. For example, the lifestyle in Auburn, CA is more similar to the lifestyle in Pocatello, ID than it is to Los Angeles.
     
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    Perhaps, but nobody is flocking to Auburn, CA for linemen. My comment was geared to the fact that since L.A. is a hotbed for talent, that is not the case for linemen on either side of the ball. My comment is also relevant to kids in the Bay area as well.
     
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    They have been saying this since the Pele days in 1970's. There are people like me that will never pay for a soccer ticket. It just does not interest me. Never will. It's like the WBA to me.
     
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    California is a relatively wealthy, educated, informed place. Parents are moving toward sports that don’t lobotomize their children over time. It’s not rocket science. Lacrosse, soccer, and hockey are the future. In the 1930s baseball, boxing, and horse racing were the three biggest spectator sports. Things change.
     
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    This map should provide some insight. Red is where the "bigger" people live.
     

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    Demographics period.
    A change in demographics of the
    state.
     
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    Maybe they just don't to play football. Maybe slamming helmet to helmet every down as a offensive/defensive lineman is probably not good for kids in the long run and parent know it.

    We can look at other sports where big men play such as basketball and see if the reduction in big men out of California holds water.
     
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    You associating big with fat. Many DL are simply huge men with above average BMI but not obese.
     
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    California has 40% of everyone in the US on welfare.
     
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    Why so few running backs? It ain’t just D linemen.
     

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