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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I meant motorcycle speedway, actually. The 500cc no-brake variety. Requires serious balls of steal to gun a bike round a hairpin at 70mph with no brakes.

    IIRC DCYE's dad used to race.
    Yeah my dad raced for about 10 years, won various NSW titles and even raced with Crumpy a few times. He was never big time but he had a crack. I raced juniors for a while as well, until dad hit a wall and mum banned both of us haha.

    Would love to take it up again actually, there's no feeling like being sideways with no brakes.
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    I never really thought about it like that when I raced, I was only 12 and 13 at the time and just loved being on bikes. I didn't race often as the local speedway would only have juniors race once every 2 or 3 meets so I've probably only ridden in competition like 5 times. The junior bikes were signifcantly less powered than the senior equivalents, and did have emergency brakes (that were **** hard to use though). For me it was just fun. Apparently mum wasn't able to watch when I raced haha.

    Always been a frother for motorbikes though, need to go get my license I think.

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    Haha did someone say rugby league was underrated?? If more than one person rates it then it means it's overrated. **** sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausage View Post
    Bah, just because criminals excel at it

    Actually I'd put cricket in the underrated category tbh, specifically test cricket. I've had similar sorts of arguments with people calling cricket boring, like watching grass grow etc. Obviously not a view shared with many around these parts, but even in Australia it's a hard sport for alot of people to get into.
    think its just about rightly rated.I suppose if you don;t grow up with the game it means you have to dedicate a lot of time to understand the depth and the strategies involved within the game ofcourse not every one has that much time to invest in a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Field hockey for me.A quick paced game which requires equally a lot of physical skills aswell as ball playing skills infact watching pure Asian style hockey match is one the most pleasurable sights in sports.


    i guess cricket dominance is sub cont and Football dominance in Europe never allowed it to get in the main spotlight in those countries where it is played at a high leval..
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    Basketball maybe? Outside of the US of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Basketball maybe? Outside of the US of course.
    A lot of continental & in particular former communist Yurp goes divvy for it, so definitely woudn't say it's underrated. It's just (correctly) ignored in most Anglophone countries except the US & Canada.

    I'd actually say basketball and football are the most overrated sports, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    We smashed you.
    yeah was a good game congrats.

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    Archery. Watching it on TV yesterday made me want to take it up. Cycling can be pretty gun to watch as well, especially the track stuff.

    A lot of sports, though, depends on who is playing. Watching the Comm games I found that two good ping-pong players battling it out is pretty entertaining but much less if it's good vs clearly-not-as-good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    It's just (correctly) ignored in most Anglophone countries except the US & Canada.
    All in your opinion of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Haha did someone say rugby league was underrated?? If more than one person rates it then it means it's overrated. **** sport.
    Don't worry benchy. I'd hate league too if Matt Cooper was my favorite player.
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    Rowing. Takes 6-9 minutes but if there are a few mid-race moves, it's riveting, and it's clear how much they put into it by the exhaustion at the end of the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausage View Post
    Don't worry benchy. I'd hate league too if Matt Cooper was my favorite player.
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