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|24-10-2006, 11:20 AM||#61 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2004
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I'm a fairly specific sports fan, it just happens that my four fav sports (cricket, Association Football, Rugby Union & League) are four of the five sports that get discussed most on CW. AFL I just can't get on with; too alien from the football codes I know.
I like boxing & athletics too, don't mind tennis, used to love Speedway as a kid but haven't been for ages & wouldn't cross the road to avoid ice hockey. Other sports are fairly dependent on British/English participation for my interest.
Can't abide horse racing, seems to me that when you strip it of the gambling there's nowt there to enjoy unless you're overly fussed about which horse can run quicker than the others; similarly with the dogs too. Cycling seems pretty turd as a televised sport too; although one has to admire the heterosexuality of the riders. The Tour de France must smart a tad.
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|24-10-2006, 12:57 PM||#64 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2004
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Football for me, only other sport I spend any real amount of time watching other than cricket.
I might watch tennis, golf, snooker or baseball sometimes, and various things during the olympics, but it's football by a mile really.
|24-10-2006, 01:55 PM||#65 (permalink)|
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|24-10-2006, 02:00 PM||#66 (permalink)|
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|24-10-2006, 06:51 PM||#67 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
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This comment is more ridicoulus than Vimes comment about "struggle to see the defensive skills involved"
|24-10-2006, 07:54 PM||#68 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2004
For a non-collision sport, team's tactical nous is very important.
|25-10-2006, 03:44 AM||#70 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2003
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One suggestion I did read was to have random distances for stage races, you never know when the 10km to go banner might go up and watching the infighting that will happen
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|25-10-2006, 07:24 PM||#72 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Zealand
Hockey for me. Great game, its so fast and skillful. Very tiring to play though.
Football/Soccer would be next, then tennis, rugby union if the ABs are playing (not all that fussed about it otherwise. Have only watched one Air NZ Cup game and that's only because someone I know was playing in it.). I love playing table tennis and badminton, though they aren't so good as spectator sports. Anyway here's my thoughts on them all:
Football: too much diving, harassing the ref, too defensive, too many overpaid players & too many fans and players seem to be mindless idiots. Still like the game though, have played it for about 10 years.
Rugby union: Can be very good to watch when teams are looking to spread the ball (read: teams whose name isn't "England" ). However, this country's total obsession with rugby drives me nuts at times. When the leading story in the sports news every single day is about rugby - even if its some non-event at a training or whatever - its just too much.
Rugby league: Strange game. Can be good at times.
Golf: OK to play. Can't stand watching it though.
Aussie rules: Have watched the odd game. Ok I suppose. Seems to be a requirement that the refs have to look as though they've got a peg stuck up their behinds.
Field hockey: Legend.
Ice hockey: Bastardised version of real hockey. Takes all the skill out of it, what with being able to use both sides of the stick & the fact that a tackle consists of smashing some gorilla into a glass wall.
Tennis: Used to be a tennis player, but was pushed too hard too early and lost interest in playing. Watch the Grand Slams, but its become a bit too formulated for mine. Love watching Federer play though. Hate Nadal.
Badminton: Fun to play, really fast.
Volleyball: Boring as hell. Must have played it 500 times in PE back in high school when it was raining.
Beach volleyball: See volleyball. Though without the playing bit.
Athletics: Watch some events in the Olympics etc, but that's about it.
Wrestling: Don't care
Swimming: See athletics
Darts: Not interested.
Baseball: Probably would have got into it if I was American, but I'm not, and I think its ****. Bastardised version of cricket.
Yankball: Hate it. Garbage, especially with the crass commerciallism. Also all the players seem to be the biggest show-offs on the planet.
Basketball: Boring as hell to watch. Players probably manage to surpass American Football players in the show-off stakes. Hate it in general
Netball: Don't mind watching the Aus-NZ games, and it's a lot faster and more skillful than some people would have you believe.
Handball: Never bothered watching it. Strange game though.
Cycling: Quite like going for a bike, but I can't really watch road cycling. Quite like the track stuff though, especially if Sarah Ulmer's involved.
Gaelic football: Barely seen it
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|25-10-2006, 08:07 PM||#73 (permalink)|
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Football: Meh, don't hate it. Rather indifferent tbh.
Rugby union: Never really watched it, little coverage in Melbourne
Rugby league: What's the difference with the above? (Don't answer, I don't really care)
Golf: Boring. Ok to play, much rather contact sports though
Snooker: Fun to play, watched some great clips on youtube
Aussie rules: Best sport ever. Has everything going for it. It is exciting, fast paced, the spectacular marks, the 150 years of history. Nothing beats the tackling, handballing, kicking, bouncing and hip'n'shoulders that make this the best sport ever. Best thing this country has ever done by a mile.
Field hockey: Watch it during the Olympics, maybe.
Ice hockey: Love it but barely ever watch it and know nothing much about it.
Tennis: Only really watch the Australian Open, I like the characters above the sport itself and it does get quite boring if the two players and unevenly matched or have crappy skills.
Badminton: Rubbish. Should be against the law.
Boxing: You would think we've progressed a little further than getting in the ring and beating ourselves. Obviously not.
Volleyball: Would never watch it, but is one of the most fun games to play. Used to play with mates all the time, loved it.
Beach volleyball: Don't like finding sand in my hair 4 months after playing, is loads of fun to play though. Would watch the final at the olympics.
Athletics: Meh, maybe if the Aussies were any good.
Wrestling: Haha, you kidding?
Swimming: Love watching Australia win. In the olympics I usually go psycho and get massive stomach cramps. Very exciting.
Darts: Never seen it. Fun to play.
Baseball: Love watching it and playing it.
American Football: Is OK to watch, too many stops and starts though. Although it is one of the funnest games to play. Have the best times when playing a match.
Basketball: Hate it as previously stated.
Cycling: Doesn't get much more boring than this. Sorry Craig.
Gaelic football: Meh
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|25-10-2006, 08:34 PM||#74 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Football: Starting to get into it at the moment
Rugby union: Hate it
Rugby league: Favourite Sport at the moment
Golf: Like to play don't mind watching
Aussie rules: Average
Field hockey: Great Game, favourite sport to play
Ice hockey: Awesome
Tennis: Play occasionaly(4th ranked in school of 1100) don't mind watching sometimes
Volleyball: See Boxing
Beach volleyball: Like the women but nothing else about it
Athletics: Watch occasionaly
Wrestling: Love it never get a chance to watch it though
Swimming: See athletics
Darts: Not interested.
Basketball: Like playing
Netball: Hate It
Handball: Never bothered watching it.
Cycling:Like riding don't like races and that
Gaelic football: Never Seen It
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