What are those popular sports that you hate?


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What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby Vielleicht » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:09 am

And why?

For me it's basketball and tennis. For the former I really find it hard to appreciate a contact sport where only steal is allowed but no tackle :wink: And the absurdity as I see it in both sport is that two points can be scored in very different ways with the same importance, i.e a meticulous build-up vs. a seemingly mindless display of individualism in basketball, or a very exciting 20-stroke rally vs. a boring ace in tennis. I'm certainly too biased!
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby Master Po » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:45 am

I don't know if I "hate" these sports -- and I'm not even sure one of them is sport at all -- but I'll use the "if it's regularly on ESPN, it's a popular sport" definition for purposes of this response. I certainly can't generate any interest in these:

poker
bowling
billiards
auto racing
Winter X Games
boxing
MMA

There is of course skill, talent, knowledge, in these activities, and real athleticism in some. I won't begrudge those things, but -- no interest from me.
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby dukehjsteve » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:32 am

I dislike any sports that contain subjectivity in deciding who wins, such as

diving
boxing
figure skating
gymnastics
etc.
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby Cooter Brown » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:58 am

Basketball
Baseball
NASCAR
Golf
Boxing
MMA
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby jhc68 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:43 am

Any and all X-Game events.
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby lonewolf » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:51 pm

dukehjsteve wrote:I dislike any sports that contain subjectivity in deciding who wins, such as

diving, boxing,figure skating,gymnastics, etc.

That kinds says it for me..
I don't "hate" any "sport" but have no interest in many that are popular somewhere.
hockey, cricket, rugby, lacrosse, ....
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby bambam » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:55 pm

My five least favorite sports are:

NFL football
college football
high school football
American football
Canadian football
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby jhc68 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:20 pm

Also anything synchronized.
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby Per Andersen » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:01 pm

jhc68 wrote:Also anything synchronized.

I'm with you there and also the X-games.

I would add the many new Mickey Mouse sports that keep infesting the Winter Olympics. Some of them probably come from x-games.

Also no fan of equestrian events and Curling.
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby cullman » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:21 pm

bambam wrote:My five least favorite sports are:

NFL football
college football
high school football
American football
Canadian football

Sooo...that means you like lingerie football?
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby Helen S » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:49 am

Baseball- either to play or to watch. The few games I have attended I took a copy of T&F News to read when I got bored. A quick search showed there are only at most about 11 minutes of actual baseball, with hours of standing, scratching and spitting. Never understood americans who say they don't like futbol (to differentiate from their concussion generator) which has constant action, low scores but love baseball (virtually no action, low scores).
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby odelltrclan » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:40 am

Women's beach volleyball, or men's for that matter. Especially when they interfere with coverage of Track and Field or Swimming.
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby TN1965 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:49 pm

bambam wrote:My five least favorite sports are:

NFL football
college football
high school football
American football
Canadian football


Totally agree. It is a hyper-specialized game, and the decision-making is mostly taken out of players' hands. I know both points appeal to some (even "many") people, but they are complete turn off to me.
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby Halfmiler2 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:59 pm

NFL
NBA
Soccer
Purely subjective sports in the olympics
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby Marlow » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:03 am

jhc68 wrote:Also anything synchronized.

That.
If someone can say 'poker' in an earlier post, then I'll add ballroom dancing, billiards, darts, bowling, or anything else that requires a minimum of speed and strength.
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Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

Postby 26mi235 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:06 am

dukehjsteve wrote:I dislike any sports that contain subjectivity in deciding who wins, such as

diving
boxing
figure skating
gymnastics
etc.

If you wan to talk subjective sports, then add basketball and football and soccer, because the referring is subjective and affects the outcomes of each, although both football and baseball have utilized technology and multiple officials to help. In contrast, soccer seems to be to be thinking about transitioning into the second half of the 1900s, although it is a bit radical of a notion for some of those at the top.

As for sports I dislike, there are two categories -- I overall dislike the MMA kind of thing, and I much dislike the addition to the X-Game type of events into the Olympics (and syncro stuff fits under that categorization).
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