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    I'm a big rugby union fan but I'd rate cricket as my number one sport - in saying that, given the relative time frames of those two sports (80 minutes compared with five days or an ODI taking up to seven hours) I'd usually watch a major All Black match over a section of a match involving the Black Caps, because theres always the opportunity to catch up with proceedings in the cricket at the conclusion of the rugby game. I'd prioritise an important part of an international cricket match over a domestic or Super 14 rugby game every time though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    Yeah by far. Every year that passes my obsession for the game grows and grows.
    Agree 100% with this. Still love playing regularly as well.
    Supporting: NSW & Australia, women's cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Well, is it? It's something I often wonder about myself. Growing up I'd have always said football, but these days I find I don't often give many football matches aside from the ones I attend my full attention, then again that's largely because in sport in general I'm a much keener viewer when I support one team, and as I've said many times, the England cricket team and the SWA are my favouroite sports teams.

    I've got like a million posts in the footy thread so it's not like I don't follow it but I think it would be fair to call cricket my favourite sport.
    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    Every year that passes my obsession for the game grows and grows.
    I'm in these boats. I can watch cricket for about ten hours non-stop without even caring about the result. It's the only sport I can do that with. I feel almost treacherous in saying that though because I've been such a huge, huge football fan for as long as I can remember.

    Football much more fun to play though.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Prefer cricket as a viewer over other sports. When it comes to playing sport actually, its got to be Kabaddi for me.


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    I used to watch and play most sports with enormous enthusiam but as I get older apart from English football and the Ryder Cup creating the occasional flicker of interest there is just a love of cricket which borders on, according to Mrs Fertang, an obsession - cant see that myself though

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    Definitely cricket (over football), but it's not entirely clear cut for me. I care far, far more about football results, probably because of the whole football culture you get brought up in. It was very strange to go to uni and find myself with a load of people where football isn't the standard fall-back of any conversation.

    I'm far more tolerant of losing at cricket (same goes for when I'm playing) than at football as well. So I guess I like them in different ways - football is more of an emotional attachment, while cricket is a sport I can actually enjoy much more.

    Also, nothing in cricket gets me as excited as a World Cup. I'm hoping to save to go to Brazil in 2014, while there's no way I'd go to see England overseas for many years.

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    Can't choose myself. for a number of different reasons that nobody would care to hear

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    A tough one, but I rarely get emotionally involved in a cricket match like I do in a football match. Even though my frustration with the administration of the AFL grows every year, I'd take a Doggies flag over five World Cups without even thinking about it.

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    Close second to horse racing.

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    It's so my favourite sport that it isn't even funny
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    You've probably not watched as much basketball as I have if you really think it hardly ever gets monotonous. To each his own I suppose.
    I haven't watched a lot of basketball but I have played a lot, both in reality and in gaming and it never gets to the point of boring for me. I love the sport a lot.

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    Yes, just over AFL, which is just over tennis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot View Post
    A tough one, but I rarely get emotionally involved in a cricket match like I do in a football match. Even though my frustration with the administration of the AFL grows every year, I'd take a Doggies flag over five World Cups without even thinking about it.
    May be that you're spoilt for success in one sport however, yet haven't had a premiership with the Bulldogs yet?

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    Football and than cricket for me.
    Used to the other way few years back..Love playing football.

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    Cricket first, NFL second, baseball and hockey joint third.

    Can't stand basketball, worst sport.
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