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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Anyway, most motorsports are pretty **** to watch, and I don't really care for most "American" sports. Even something like basketball I don't really like. Combat sports (boxing/MMA/etc) are fairly turd too. Horse and dog racing are barbaric.

    Now I think about it it's probably easier to list the sports I like rather than the sports I dislike.
    Horsing racing would be good if it was not all about gambling.

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    If you don't like motorsports then try watching moto3 is great. It is just crazy racing.

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    I was once watching an American Football match on the telly while waiting for food at a local club. Literally could not tell when it ended, there was so much down time.

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    Used to think that way about American Football (and Baseball, as evidenced by my posts earlier in this thread) but I got sucked in by fantasy sports. Now I watch both religiously. Funny how much your tastes change over the space on ten years. Can barely stomach a game of Rugby League these days.

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    I really struggle with Rugby League. It just feels like Union took out tactics and had a ******** son with NFL.

    Basketball is just dull to me too.

    Can pretty much watch most other sports though
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    I donít think thereís any I canít bear to watch these days, but Iíd only go out my way to watch footy or cricket

    Would sit and watch F1 and Athletics.

    Everything else I can take or leave.

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    f1 has definitely been left in indycars dust as a sport to watch. f1 is more about the off track dramas and spats than the 'racing' now. indycar is where it's at, though sadly i haven't caught much this season.

    last season was so good. helps that dixon won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    I really struggle with Rugby League. It just feels like Union took out tactics and had a ******** son with NFL.

    Basketball is just dull to me too.

    Can pretty much watch most other sports though
    This is interesting, because I don't think there's a sport I have greater antipathy towards than Rugby. probably because it's nothing more than private school ponces' sport here, but I think there's also a lrge degree of annoyance that he rules of the game seem to actually be set up to encourage shots at penalty goal over running the ball. If I wanted to watch that, i'd just go to goal kicking practice. I think the idea of tactical nous and subtlety in rugby is massively overstated tbh. At the end of the day, its 99% biff and barge just like league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    f1 has definitely been left in indycars dust as a sport to watch. f1 is more about the off track dramas and spats than the 'racing' now. indycar is where it's at, though sadly i haven't caught much this season.

    last season was so good. helps that dixon won.
    Phlegm gets it, IndyCar has been sensational over the last few years, streets ahead of F1 for racing quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    This is interesting, because I don't think there's a sport I have greater antipathy towards than Rugby. probably because it's nothing more than private school ponces' sport here, but I think there's also a lrge degree of annoyance that he rules of the game seem to actually be set up to encourage shots at penalty goal over running the ball. If I wanted to watch that, i'd just go to goal kicking practice. I think the idea of tactical nous and subtlety in rugby is massively overstated tbh. At the end of the day, its 99% biff and barge just like league.
    It is sad Aussies aren’t more into union, but then they might beat us more often if they were (we’ve had the Bledisloe since 2003 so it sadly doesn’t feel like a contest anymore). Rugby really is the game for all NZers but I must admit I get a bit sick of Super Rugby. I preferred it when All Blacks played regularly for their provincial unions and test caps were earned, not given away. Sad reality of commercialism I s’pose. Grassroots rugby at club or school level is still good though.

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    my only real issue with league is the heavy structure. you know what's going to happen on tackle 5 based on where you are on the field. gets to tackle 5, high crossfield kick or grubber through, everyone chases it. or if you suck and you're stuck on halfway, hoof it.

    then there's the pats on the bum attempts at tackling in between the big hits, and the participation passing in between actual passing.

    i enjoy league despite supporting the warriors, but the way the sport is built does frustrate me sometimes.

    union meanwhile almost has the opposite problem, where wanker refs like angus gardner or romain 'we make a deal' poite can blow their stupid whistles until the game dies because there's a lot of scope for interpretation and referee influence.

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    Yeah agree leagues problem is the structure. Used to love watching the Auckland Nines (RIP) where you had these blokes who youíd come to think HD no skill at all throwing miracle passes and taking the game on.

    No football code is a patch on AFL for the speed of play combined with toughness of the players. Best form of football by a mile
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    Watching League over here just feels too predictable (having said that, I'm watching Salford, so a defeat is very predictable). What people cite as the strengths over union are to me the weaknesses. People claim the game is quicker because of tackling/restarts, and is more end to end because of the 6 tackles. However I feel the former limits turnovers in tackle (not a huge issue admittedly) and the latter makes plays more linear - its 5 runs and a kick depending where you are. It limits the attempts to do something different - a slow build-up of pressure from a many phase drive, working a lineout in the corner, a change of tack and a kick early etc. Because theres too much focus on not giving the opposition 6 tackles, a team would rather run 5 short runs and punt long, rather than punt early and try and win the ball back deep in opposition territory (again, the standoffish nature of the tackles contributes to that too).

    Obviously its all subjective, I know I'm in the minority around here for preferring the slower game of union. My old man absolutely despairs at it (shouldn't have sent me to a private school then the common oaf). It's all entrenched in the fact its what I grew up playing over league.
    If I started going to league games I'd probably appreciate it more - I've basically got free tickets to any Salford Reds games I want should I want to torture myself.

    I'll grant one of the best games of rugby I've ever seen was Wigan/Warrington Challenge Cup Final a few years back. One of the worst was England/SA World Cup Final.

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