Someone explain it to me?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ShadowWolf, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Mince

    Mince Never Dice, Always Mince!

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    LMAO! And the world makes sense again.

    So, to touch a little on what Crackpipe and Whiskas mentioned, I definitely believe college sports is the purest form (or at least one of the purest) of organized sports we have here in the States.

    Players don't make anything and play their hearts out. Many of them don't make it to the professional level so this is the pinnacle of their careers. I have a lot of respect for these college athletes.

    I love sports because of the competitive nature and sheer athletism showed on the field / court. I grew up playing every sport: soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball, football, some tennis, etc.... so being able to watch other humans excel in the very same sport I have played is enjoyable. I can't dunk, throw a football 70 yards, serve a tennis ball at +100 MPH, pitch a 95 MPH fast ball, shoot a slap shoot with deadly accuracy but these athletes can. Watching them perform these amazing feets is enjoyable.

    It's not easy waking up at 5 AM every morning and running 10 miles. Then, weight lifting until your body wants to faint. And all on a strict diet.

    It's not easy being away from your family and ones you love for the larger part of the year just to entertain the masses and represent the sport and city you love.

    They work hard to get to where they are and deserve at least a little respect from all of us.
  2. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    The one sport that baffles me the most is NASCAR. I mean seriously, stop and think about that "sport". You have a bunch of guys driving around in a circle, first one that goes around a certain number of times wins. And yet people will watch this shit for hours and hours.
  3. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    I'm willing to assume every sport is interesting once you learn the ins and outs... maybe even NASCAR ;)

    Curling was the best thing going during Vancouver 2010!
  4. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    The only reason people watch NASCAR is the hope that someone is going to crash big time, and vehicles are going to go up in flames.

    That's why demolition derby's are so exciting for some.

    I've never been a fan of NASCAR or Formula-1. I tried...just couldn't justify it.
  5. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Well sure, there's technique, performance of the pit crews, personalities of the drivers, etc. But just not enough there to maintain my attention. Maybe if they truly were stock cars.
  6. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    Now that I might watch.
  7. kip59

    kip59 One of MSP's Sneaky Brits

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    ok who upset torx!
  8. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    I use to watch golf all the time, when I played a lot and was really good at it (7 handicap, shot par once, high 70's regularly, once birdied four holes in a row). Tiger sorta ruined pro golf IMHO, but I simply slowly lost interest in the game in general.
  9. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    Give me some tips then b/c I started last year and have gotten better but I suuuuuck