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    Tired of Sport?

    With the amount now shown on TV I'm now starting to realise that there is far too much even IMO for sport lovers. I've always been into playing and watching a whole variety but the amount now shown has left me feeling a bit fatigued and bored. Maybe if there was less on TV the hunger and motivation to enjoy top class sport will come back..

    Typical is the Sky Sports Football ad for next season showing the EPL, La Liga, Championship, Scottish Cup, L1 and L2 and Internationals.

    Anyone else feeling like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    With the amount now shown on TV I'm now starting to realise that there is far too much even IMO for sport lovers. I've always been into playing and watching a whole variety but the amount now shown has left me feeling a bit fatigued and bored. Maybe if there was less on TV the hunger and motivation to enjoy top class sport will come back..

    Typical is the Sky Sports Football ad for next season showing the EPL, La Liga, Championship, Scottish Cup, L1 and L2 and Internationals.

    Anyone else feeling like this?
    Nah...

    Actually, I do get a bit fatigued in the footy season sometimes. Some of the Monday Night Middlesboro versus Fulham-style games I just can't get it up for.

    Obvious solution is not to watch for a bit. If you had steak everyday I'm sure it would pale eventually.
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    Exactly - you don't have to watch it all (or try to). I'm pretty much a one-sport man but I certainly don't watch all the cricket on offer from Sky.

    Will get around to watching 'Cricket Writers on TV' though, one of these days. Any good is it?

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    Got tired of football about 5 years ago. It's a 12 month sport these days. Never any break from it.


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    Agree with Howgate, though like Stumpski said, you don't actually have to watch everything Sky Sports and all the other TV networks spoon feed everyone. But I agree that there is too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    Exactly - you don't have to watch it all (or try to). I'm pretty much a one-sport man but I certainly don't watch all the cricket on offer from Sky.

    Will get around to watching 'Cricket Writers on TV' though, one of these days. Any good is it?
    Very good, uses the same format as the 'Football Writers on TV' and maintains the same level of insightfulness and intellectual debate. Its much better than your typical cricketing analyse with Gower and the boys after an ODI or Test, which is presumably due to the fact that the conversations are with professional journalists not former England cricketers turned cheerleaders.

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    You'd have to be crazy. Watching sport all day is a dream, especially being able to do it at work.
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    The quantity of sport broadcasted is aimed at being all-inclusive. Showing something for the various tastes of sports lovers. Some people like cricket, some people like darts. Some people like football, some people like Middlesbrough. I don't think they expect individuals to watch all of the programming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    With the amount now shown on TV I'm now starting to realise that there is far too much even IMO for sport lovers. I've always been into playing and watching a whole variety but the amount now shown has left me feeling a bit fatigued and bored. Maybe if there was less on TV the hunger and motivation to enjoy top class sport will come back..

    Typical is the Sky Sports Football ad for next season showing the EPL, La Liga, Championship, Scottish Cup, L1 and L2 and Internationals.

    Anyone else feeling like this?
    Secret is being able to sort out the wheat from the chaff. Watch the teams you're really oassionate about but try and take breaks from other stuff is how I manage it and I still haven't lost the hunger for any sports I love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson View Post
    You'd have to be crazy. Watching sport all day is a dream, especially being able to do it at work.
    Yeah, I'm enjoying having TVs all over the place at work - mixture of racing and sport - what more could you ask for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Yeah, I'm enjoying having TVs all over the place at work - mixture of racing and sport - what more could you ask for?
    I've got Fox Sports News on the TV on my left, Dr Phil on my right, and 3 monitors that I'm using to browse CW, bet online and do my research ahead of the next round of footy and tonight/tomorrow's cricket. And I'm getting paid for it.

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    I have just learnt to follow the sport I like and not get into other events.

    Having said this, I haven't had Pay TV this past year, and will be getting it next month, so that could change.

    I reckon Pup as long as you make an effort to watch the big events like Tour De France, Wimbledon, Euro Championships it's all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson View Post
    You'd have to be crazy. Watching sport all day is a dream, especially being able to do it at work.
    Indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson View Post
    I've got Fox Sports News on the TV on my left, Dr Phil on my right, and 3 monitors that I'm using to browse CW, bet online and do my research ahead of the next round of footy and tonight/tomorrow's cricket. And I'm getting paid for it.
    In comparison, I'm starting a peanut paying litigation internship at a law firm on Monday working roughly 9am-7pm, more-so for face value then anything else.











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    Have to say, that still sounds pretty awesome to me. Something like what I'm hoping to get when I finish my degree.

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