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Favourite sports other than T+F

Postby nevetsllim » Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:51 pm

(1 Athletics)
2 Soccer
3 Tennis
4 Volleyball
5 Rugby
6 Swimming
7 Cycling
8 Basketball

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Re: Favourite sports other than T+F

Postby tafnut » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:19 pm

nevetsllim wrote:(1 Athletics)
2 Soccer
3 Tennis
4 Volleyball
5 Rugby
6 Swimming
7 Cycling
8 Basketball


first two the same then
3. college football
4. Olympic sports DURING the Olympics. I'll get into downhill, bobsled, hockey (1980!!), even those [$%#@*] figure skaters in Torino.


NOT the NBA, NFL (cept my Jags and the Super Bowl - love the commercials!), MLB, NHL.

Otherwise, I'll watch the Masters, the Triple Crown and the Wimbledon Finals. NO car racing, bicycling (not even TdF), or Wrasslin'!!

Used to watch more, but the Thrill is Gone (oh baby, baby).
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Postby eldrick » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:46 pm

for horse racing fans :

greatest ever horse

in the greatest ever performance by a vertebrate:


http://207.232.119.242/nyra/belmonts/1973/lo.asx
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Postby SQUACKEE » Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:35 pm

1. track n field

2. cross country running

3. american football

3a. golf

4. boxing- the way it use to be.

5. now it gets tough- race cars- from nascar to formula 1

6. olympic ice skating- everybody falls, but when?

7. olympic gymnastics

8. tennis

9. world series baseball

10. tour de france w/ lance

11. ironman
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Postby gm » Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:13 pm

EPL Football
Rugby
Cricket

that's about it!
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Postby tafnut » Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:35 pm

gh says:
EPL Football


EPL?
Extremely Pathetic Losers
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Postby utkvol80 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:30 pm

1. Track and Field (including CC, RR, etc)
2. College Football
3. Professional Football
4. College Basketball
5. Professional Basketball
6. Automobile Racing,especially Drag Racing
7. Swimming
8. Cycling
9. Cross-Country Skiing
10. Tennis
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Other than T&F

Postby BillVol » Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:54 pm

Other than track and field...

1. college basketball
2. college football (American football)
3. international soccer
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Postby lonewolf » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:33 pm

This was harder than I expected. My favorites are somewhat seasonal and dependent on whether spectating or participating and/or on which friends and family are participating.

1. Field and Track- XC - RR ( Unconditional, whole danged family )
2. Basketball (College)
3. Football ( College)
4. Baseball (Grandson and World Series)
5. Wrestling (Grandson and College)
6. Swimming (Granddaughter and Olympics)
7. Cycling (Son and Grandson)
8. Gymnastics (Niece and Olympics)
9. Ice Skating (Olympics and World Class)
10. Golf ( Close Friend/Pro)

Is that all I get?
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Postby big mac » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:59 am

Olympic weightlifting
Highland games
strongman
powerlifting
rugby union
gum boot throwing
broom hockey
hacky sack
:D
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Re: Favourite sports other than T+F

Postby slowcoach » Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:50 am

1 Athletics
2 Football (the US type)
3 Cycling
4 World's Strongest Man
5 MMA
6 Swimming
7 Soccer (only the World Cup, tho)
8 Rugby (only if NZ or Aus are playing)
9 Winter sports (much higher if Winter Olympics on)

Dislikes: Darts, Snooker, Horse racing, Motorsport, Golf, Cricket.
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Postby tandfman » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:49 am

It's upsetting to see so many people mentioning sports with the qualifier "Olympic". This, unfortunately, is the way many people see track and field. They like our sport in the Olympics, but it doesn't occur to them that there is important competition in the sport every year. The same is true for swimming, gymnastics, etc. If you like the sport, why should you confine your interest to something that happens only for a week every four years?
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Postby SQUACKEE » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:03 am

tandfman wrote:It's upsetting to see so many people mentioning sports with the qualifier "Olympic". This, unfortunately, is the way many people see track and field. They like our sport in the Olympics, but it doesn't occur to them that there is important competition in the sport every year. The same is true for swimming, gymnastics, etc. If you like the sport, why should you confine your interest to something that happens only for a week every four years?


good point and question. i added the olympic requirement not because i dont watch these sports on other years but because its only when its in the spot light of those games that it makes my top 10. sadley this is true of track for most people.
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Postby nevetsllim » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:04 am

tandfman wrote:It's upsetting to see so many people mentioning sports with the qualifier "Olympic". This, unfortunately, is the way many people see track and field. They like our sport in the Olympics, but it doesn't occur to them that there is important competition in the sport every year. The same is true for swimming, gymnastics, etc. If you like the sport, why should you confine your interest to something that happens only for a week every four years?


I live in the UK and athletics is very popular too when the Commonwealths come on but aoart from that, it's probably about the 5th to 7th most popular sport. To be honest with you, when the seson ends, I miss the GP races as much as the Olympics. On the BBC, we do get quite a lot of coverage-all of the world championships, Great North Run, other Road Races and XCountry events, European Cup, Indoor NC and outdoor NC, Birmingham Indoor GP, Glagsgow indoor and outdoor internationals, London SGP and the Sheffield/Gateshead GP and the GPF or World Athletics Finals along with full coverage of the European Champs and Olympics. On British Eurosport, they coveraged all of the SGP events bar the Madrid and Doha ones plus quite a few of the GP and GPII events. On Sky Sports, they show you all of the Golden League events which I miss soooooo much at the moment. :cry:

Also, on the BBC sometime ago, they used to cover the Golden 4 events

Apparently, in the USA, you hardly get any coverage. People over here moan about the lack of coverage!
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Postby tandfman » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:25 am

nevetsllim wrote:I live in the UK and athletics is very popular too when the Commonwealths come on but aoart from that, it's probably about the 5th to 7th most popular sport.

Ah, if only it were the 5th to 7th most popular sport in the US!
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Postby nevetsllim » Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:20 am

tandfman wrote:
nevetsllim wrote:I live in the UK and athletics is very popular too when the Commonwealths come on but aoart from that, it's probably about the 5th to 7th most popular sport.

Ah, if only it were the 5th to 7th most popular sport in the US!


Where would you rate T+F in the USA? How much coverage do you get?
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Postby SQUACKEE » Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:34 am

nevetsllim wrote:
tandfman wrote:
nevetsllim wrote:I live in the UK and athletics is very popular too when the Commonwealths come on but aoart from that, it's probably about the 5th to 7th most popular sport.

Ah, if only it were the 5th to 7th most popular sport in the US!


Where would you rate T+F in the USA? How much coverage do you get?



50TH? most popular. behind woman's beach vollyball and table tennis
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Postby marknhj » Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:55 am

EPL Football
Rugby Union
Boxing

That's about it for sports I go out of my way to watch. Very much a fair weather fan with local American teams and since the Lakers, Dodgers and Raiders (ex-local) are all crap at present I haven't watched a single NFL, NBA or MLB game in two years.

I admire gymnasts, divers and ice skaters (one of my best friends was on the US team as a pairs skater - she has the same mentality as PV-ers - fearless and nuts!)
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Postby mojo » Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:55 am

tandfman wrote:. If you like the sport, why should you confine your interest to something that happens only for a week every four years?


Athletics

Olympic and international hockey

Field hockey- it risks over exposure :wink:

Gymnastics
Figure skating


Taf- in the case of hockey there is a huge difference between pro hockey and the international game.

After athletics all the other sports are way behind in my book but you have to have something else to watch for the in between YEARS. :twisted: :twisted:
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