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Anyone else think sports are boing to watch?
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Posted 3/23/12
I have never understood the appeal of sitting and watching people play sports, especially on TV. What I think is even more boring is sitting and watching 4 guys talk about some sport it seems like they know nothing about. Don't get me wrong. I love sports. I'll play any sport with anybody. I just can't bare forcing myself to watch others play it. And don't even get me started on sports games...

So tell me, what sport do you like and how does it appeals to you.
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Soccer and basketball are all I need.

Two sports that combines individual skill and team harmony while promoting creativity and endurance.
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Posted 3/24/12

acemcjace wrote:

I have never understood the appeal of sitting and watching people play sports, especially on TV. What I think is even more boring is sitting and watching 4 guys talk about some sport it seems like they know nothing about. Don't get me wrong. I love sports. I'll play any sport with anybody. I just can't bare forcing myself to watch others play it. And don't even get me started on sports games...

So tell me, what sport do you like and how does it appeals to you.

I agree, sports are boring to watch. They're fun when you play, but after a while they get boring
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kufirst wrote:

Soccer and basketball are all I need.

Two sports that combines individual skill and team harmony while promoting creativity and endurance.


I think sports that require skilled players and good teamwork to be used with a more strategic approach would probably be more appealing to me if I where ever get into sports.
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Posted 3/25/12

acemcjace wrote:


I think sports that require skilled players and good teamwork to be used with a more strategic approach would probably be more appealing to me if I where ever get into sports.


You should get into soccer, it's the greatest sport ever played.
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Posted 3/25/12

CarboKill wrote:


acemcjace wrote:


I think sports that require skilled players and good teamwork to be used with a more strategic approach would probably be more appealing to me if I where ever get into sports.


You should get into soccer, it's the greatest sport ever played.


How does one get into soccer or any sport for that matter? Do you just watch it until you like it? Is there certain aspects of soccer that one could focus on to make it more enjoyable for oneself? If so, which components of the sport make it exciting for most (or yourself)? How much of an advantage is it growing up around the influence of sports? Do family or friends have more of an impact on how much one likes a sport? Is it necessary for one to memorize all the teams and all the players?
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acemcjace wrote:


How does one get into soccer or any sport for that matter? Do you just watch it until you like it?

Perhaps. You've got to see if you find it interesting, first. Maybe you could look up the rules etc. and see if it floats your boat, so you can understand the game before watching it. For soccer in particular, there are many videos of amazing goals which may interest you.


Is there certain aspects of soccer that one could focus on to make it more enjoyable for oneself? If so, which components of the sport make it exciting for most (or yourself)?

Choosing a team to support helps. Since you live in America, you could choose an American MLS team, although the most entertaining football is in the other leagues such as England and Italy, and so many Americans choose to support an English, Spanish or Italian team etc. Of course, seeing a match live from the stadium is the best experience as you get to take in the atmosphere. Learning about strategies and tactics and whatnot and then seeing them being applied in-game or following the latest news of the sport can really help bring you into discussions involving it.

As for myself, it's basically like what I just said. If I didn't support a team, the sport wouldn't be even a tenth as entertaining as it is for me now. Sure, watching other teams play good matches is alright, but getting angry when your team lose and happy when they win is rewarding.

Also, in international competitions such as the World Cup, you can become patriotic and support your own country.


How much of an advantage is it growing up around the influence of sports?

I don't really know how to answer that, but it's given me a hobby.


Do family or friends have more of an impact on how much one likes a sport?

Watching/discussing sport with your family and friends is classic.

Is it necessary for one to memorize all the teams and all the players?

Nope, but it helps to make it more enjoyable.
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Sports introduced me to Cristiano Ronaldo.



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Sports introduced me to Cristiano Ronaldo.





There are plenty of other fine looking soccer players besides CR7!!!
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Posted 3/25/12

kufirst wrote:

There are plenty of other fine looking soccer players besides CR7!!!


Aaron Ramsey.



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Posted 3/25/12

chrome_mist wrote:


kufirst wrote:

There are plenty of other fine looking soccer players besides CR7!!!


Aaron Ramsey.





Mario Götze

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Posted 3/27/12
Luis Suarez mmmm <3
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Posted 3/27/12

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Luis Suarez mmmm <3


You would.
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yes sports are boring to watch.

wastern style medeival combat of any kind except later period fights with full plate. too pricey, NO LARP IS NOTHING LIKE IT. Personally dark age european combat. the variaty of weapons used (swords, dagger,kite shields, round shields, spears, hand axes, two handed axes, and the odd obscure weapon not to mention those pesky guys that keep a free hand ready just in case you commit too early and get too close and in range of grappling.) keeps things fresh and exciting to verse, encourages comradeship and simply hanging out after battle or camping at events.
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straightsword wrote:

yes sports are boring to watch.

wastern style medeival combat of any kind except later period fights with full plate. too pricey, NO LARP IS NOTHING LIKE IT. Personally dark age european combat. the variaty of weapons used (swords, dagger,kite shields, round shields, spears, hand axes, two handed axes, and the odd obscure weapon not to mention those pesky guys that keep a free hand ready just in case you commit too early and get too close and in range of grappling.) keeps things fresh and exciting to verse, encourages comradeship and simply hanging out after battle or camping at events.


You sir, were born in the wrong time period.
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