Favorite sport not t&f.............


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Favorite sport not t&f.............

Postby pv22' » Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:47 pm

For me its boxing.
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Postby MJD » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:10 pm

Not sports per se but events-Tour De France and World Chess Championships. Anybody else here follow the Spassky-Fischer championship? Great stuff.
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Postby Jon » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:19 pm

Huh? There are other sports outside T&F??

What was that? There's life outside T&F??!

Someone tell me it's not true....!!
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Postby tafnut » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:22 pm

There's lots of us here that know that the only other sport worth following is SOCCER aka 'real' football.
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Postby dukehjsteve » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:23 pm

Golf, both to play and watch.
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Postby MJD » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:24 pm

You're kidding, right? I will read about the World Cup but that is it.
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Postby Honusonthesound » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:32 pm

As a spectator ...

1. Sumo wrestling
2. Boxing
3. Cycling

You can rest assured that I get VERY few opportunities to catch Sumo on the tube.

Almost as rare is an evenly-matched boxing match. Those seem to have gone the way of the dodo some 20 years ago, though I do catch the occasional terrific fight, though they are rare indeed. Classic Boxing on ESPN2 is 'bout as close as I come nowadays.

I'm lucky enough to get the CBC channel living in close proximity to the Canadian border. As a result, I get to catch the very occasional track cycling event. They don't show any of that in the states. That's the best. Up until a couple of years back, OLN carried full coverage of the Giro di Italia and the Vuelta de Espana as well as some of the one-day classics on the road. These were terrific! During the bulk of the Lance era, the TDF was pretty much a yawner so I mostly skipped it. Maybe now that he's left the building it'll be much more interesting (if we get any coverage at all).

And, of course, T & F remainis my favorite sport. But as a spectator it's live or nuthini' fer me. That crappy coverage on TV is worse than havin' none.

As a participant - cycling and lots of it.
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Postby SQUACKEE » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:46 pm

cross country. does this count?


ok seriously, favorite? not fair, there are so many great sports and i love em almost 1/2 as much as doz guz and gals rounding round in circles.

not in order-


golf- maybe the hardest sport to truely master, the best in the world on a bad day are clowns.

football- to a lot of people just giant men falling down. not true! a human chess match.

f1 racing- the best drivers in the world in the fastest cars in the world going so fast its not to be believed.

nascar- i know what your thinking, hillbillies in stockcars dont amout to a hill of beans. WRONG!

boxing-when its good there's nothin better, when its bad there's nothin worse.

tennis! ice skating! gymnastics! ect ect.



ok, all things considered the greatest 3 hours of sport, becides track, ive had in my life is watching joe montana and my niners come back and win the super bowl!! :lol:
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Postby cullman » Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:04 pm

I'll watch almost anything including the America's Cup yacht races, NASCAR, syncro swimming, equestrian, competitive eating, etc . The one exception is tennis. I try...but I don't last more than ten minutes before dozing off.

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Postby SQUACKEE » Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:20 pm

you may have noticed i did not mention bowling or fencing. how about a great horse race everybody! worlds strongest man. even bodybuilding as a freak show.
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Postby donley2 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:01 pm

Basketball. Dang aren't there any basketball fans around here. I personally consider golf about as much a sport as bowling and possibly less so than table tennis.
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Postby big mac » Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:53 pm

Easy one for me here, this....

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Then afterwards you get to watch this...

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What's not to like?
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Postby slowcoach » Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:25 am

tafnut wrote:There's lots of us here that know that the only other sport worth following is 'real' football.


Me too. Go Packers!

From someone who was brought up in a Soccer culture.

P.S. I also like cycling, swimming, Chess, Brazil and Argentina playing Soccer...
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Postby Vern » Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:59 am

Paticipating:
Judo
Rugby League
Cricket
Golf


Spectating:
Football
Baseball
Rugby Union

Worst sports:
Anything involving boats, cars, horses and undernourished teenage girls.
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Postby mojo » Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:32 am

To watch: Olympic ice hockey is my fav, almost every other sport when it is at the Olympics- except sychronized anything. :roll:



To play: field hockey. Watching it though is a huge bore.
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Postby kuha » Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:57 am

I'm a really lousy sports fan in general--there are very few other sports that I know anything about or follow at all. I do watch most of the championship events-Wimbledon, Masters Golf, Super Bowl, Tour de Francne, etc. I actively despite "motor" sports and despite giving it some effort, don't get cricket. I enjoyed the Henley Regatta while living there, and really enjoyed an Australian Rules Football match a decade or so in Melbourne (at the MCG, or, as we would know it, the '56 Olympic stadium), but can't say I try to "keep up" with either of these. So, bottom line: I'm almost Puritanically "faithful" to t&f.
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Postby eldrick » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:29 pm

big mac wrote:
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i hope that's not a woman !
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Postby mojo » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:38 pm

I think that is a woman. Need that skirt to be lifted just a wee bit higher.
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Postby eldrick » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:46 pm

mojo wrote:I think that is a woman. Need that skirt to be lifted just a wee bit higher.


jeez !

i really need to abide by that ole quote my pappy gave me when sat on his knee:

"boy, never go out with a Image who can bench more than you !"

wish i'd listened to him & i woudn't be so beat up nowdayz !
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Postby trig » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:48 pm

1. major league baseball
2. college basketball - especially NCAA tourny
3. college football
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Postby eldrick » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:52 pm

MJD wrote:Anybody else here follow the Spassky-Fischer championship? Great stuff.


i saw a documentary about that recently: apparently spassky had a winning record v fischer coming into the match !

the shenanigans in iceland upset him & he underperformed - he certainly wasn't worth a 6 - 0 thrashing ( or whatever it was )

we were robbed of the all-time classic in '75: fischer v karpov : fischer's dynamic style v karpov, the master torturer - what a match it wouda been !

remember how good karpov was - in the '81 match he was thrashing kasparov 5 - 0 ( first to 6 wins in a timeless match ) - kasparov just played for endless draws at this point until the wimpy karpov ran out of strength & levelled it up at 5 - 5, when they abandoned it

i'd say a prime karpov was near unbeatable
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Postby bad hammy » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:54 pm

donley2 wrote:I personally consider golf about as much a sport as bowling and possibly less so than table tennis.

Golf and bowling are activities, not sports. By definition, any activity that can normally be successfully done by a smoker is not a sport.
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Postby tafnut » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:57 pm

bad hammy wrote:
donley2 wrote:I personally consider golf about as much a sport as bowling and possibly less so than table tennis.

Golf and bowling are activities, not sports. By definition, any activity that can normally be successfully done by a smoker is not a sport.


I go with the "if a 70-year-old-woman can beat me, it's not a sport" rule. That rules out about 60% of the activities that people now call sport, INCLUDING any kind of distance running!
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Postby bad hammy » Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:01 pm

SQUACKEE wrote:ok, all things considered the greatest 3 hours of sport, becides track, ive had in my life is watching joe montana and my niners come back and win the super bowl!! :lol:

squackee,

I’m with you all the way. And continue on until Steve Young’s retirement. We were very fortunate around here. The Niners from about 1981 through about 1995 were a local franchise that most areas can only hope and dream of. Can’t watch them now . . . they suck big time.

So no one has mentioned my second favorite sport – Baseball. Man, has the BALCO crap had that big an affect? No one thinks baseball is clean, but you football fans out there are really kidding yourselves if you think that sport is drug free . . .
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Postby trig » Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:45 pm

"So no one has mentioned my second favorite sport-Baseball "

Excuse me????????
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Postby mojo » Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:50 pm

bad hammy wrote:
donley2 wrote:IBy definition, any activity that can normally be successfully done by a smoker is not a sport.


Some world high jumpers were smokers. Probably some throwers too.
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Postby bad hammy » Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:41 pm

trig wrote:"So no one has mentioned my second favorite sport-Baseball "

Excuse me????????


Sorry, in my 'I've just driven about a million miles speed reading' I missed it.

Baseball is, next to T&F, the sport of the Gods . . .
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Postby bad hammy » Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:47 pm

mojo wrote:
bad hammy wrote:
donley2 wrote:IBy definition, any activity that can normally be successfully done by a smoker is not a sport.


Some world high jumpers were smokers. Probably some throwers too.

That is why I put in the 'normally’ qualifier. While it is occasionally so, it is not normal for a T&F athlete to be a smoker.
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Postby big mac » Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:37 pm

Yes she's a women, guys.

on the right next to Jill Mills and Johnny Perry (RIP)

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Postby pv22' » Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:52 pm

baseball is boring. they are not really athletes but more skill guys. baskettball, now they are true athletes. football too. i personally like individual sports. (track of course) boxing and tennis.
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Postby EPelle » Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:04 am

FIS World Cup.

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No need to tell you who my favourite Alpine Skiier is.

http://www.anjapaersson.com/eng/home/welcome.asp
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Postby MJD » Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:25 am

eldrick wrote:
MJD wrote:Anybody else here follow the Spassky-Fischer championship? Great stuff.


i saw a documentary about that recently: apparently spassky had a winning record v fischer coming into the match !

the shenanigans in iceland upset him & he underperformed - he certainly wasn't worth a 6 - 0 thrashing ( or whatever it was )


Fischer had never beaten him. Spassky won the first game. Fischer forfeited the second. Then Fischer won 7 out of the next 19, Spassky won one and 11 were drawn.
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Postby pv22' » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:20 am

trig wrote:"So no one has mentioned my second favorite sport-Baseball "

Excuse me????????


ill mention it. its boring and so riddled with peds its just sad.
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Postby Jnathletics » Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:42 pm

College Basketball, can you feel the Madness!!!!!!!

Go Titans!!!!!!

:D

But I'll watch any competition, really, I've even watched a matches of Curling!!! :shock:
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Postby bad hammy » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:52 pm

pv22' wrote:ill mention it. its boring and so riddled with peds its just sad.

Funny, that's how most Americans describe T&F . . .
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Postby pv22' » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:18 am

bad hammy wrote:
pv22' wrote:ill mention it. its boring and so riddled with peds its just sad.

Funny, that's how most Americans describe T&F . . .


well you certainly think so(or maybe you know). why not go back the mj thread and respond to accelarator. he has called you out. you dont seem to answer.
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:25 am

pv22' wrote:he has called you out.

Called me out?? What grade are you in? Don't you have some homework to do or something?? Based on your posts around here I'd suggest you take up some remedial English, for starters.
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Postby pv22' » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:19 am

bad hammy wrote:
pv22' wrote:he has called you out.

Called me out?? What grade are you in? Don't you have some homework to do or something?? Based on your posts around here I'd suggest you take up some remedial English, for starters.


sure thing smart guy. i think your on the wrong thread.
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Postby gh » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:38 pm

I don't know if it's the overwhelming commercial load on TV (which actually translates to a even worse product in person, because at home you can at least get up and dust a shelf or do something to be productive instead of just sitting there), but I'm starting to find most sports just too long and drawn out, with too much dead time. Of course, maybe there's just the chance that I'm turning in to a raging intellectual :roll:
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Postby pv22' » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:41 pm

gh wrote:I don't know if it's the overwhelming commercial load on TV (which actually translates to a even worse product in person, because at home you can at least get up and dust a shelf or do something to be productive instead of just sitting there), but I'm starting to find most sports just too long and drawn out, with too much dead time. Of course, maybe there's just the chance that I'm turning in to a raging intellectual :roll:


not a good boxing match!!! 1 minute to rest.
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