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On a scale of 1-10, what are your interest levels in...

 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2002 3:26 pm    Post subject: On a scale of 1-10, what are your interest levels in... Reply with quote

Professional sports(with Football, Baseball, and Basketball)? Here are mine:

Football--err...about a 7-8. Interest has been declining in teeny bits each year recently, but it's pretty still darn addictive(!), although teensy weensy, growing a bit tiring.

Baseketball--about a 6. Used to LOVE it as a kid. But now, the only part that I DO really like about it is the playoffs(which are still pretty exciting). Otherwise, the regular season can get pretty tedious.

Baseball--Used to be a HUGE baseball fan as a kid(was probably my favorite sport then). Used to go to the Texas Ranger games all the time when I used to live there, constantly screaming and cheering. But now...oh boy...maybe a 3, or even a 2. Why has this sport gotten so darn boring now? Is it b/c the players out there only care about their paychecks alot more than winning?

But it's just too bad professional sports has grown to be nothing but a big corporation, instead of past time entertainment where we're constantly rooting for them as well as being a part of them.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2002 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd give football an 8 right now. It's that time of year, you know. I really miss the night games from my high school days -- watching from under a blanket, trying to keep your hands warm with hot chocolate. I follow fantasy football, so that heightens my interest, as well. Plus, I actually have tickets to see the Bears play the champs.

Basketball gets a 5. There are no players that I care enough about to follow the season with any kind of regularity. I do still like the playoffs, when the best teams stand up and the games really mean something.

I am a Cubs fan, so my interest in baseball usually takes a nosedive somewhere mid-season. The whole business with negotiations sort of soured me on everything this year. There are still individual players that I like to follow.

I would agree with your frustration about the nature of professional sports. That is why I like the spirit of college competition, when the players are giving it everything they have. The only problem for me is that I am not very familiar with most college teams.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2002 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NFL Football - 10 out of 10

All other sports - 2.75 out of 10
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2002 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy all sports when seeing them live in person. When I lived in Orlando I used to go to the O-Rays [Farm team for Tampa Devil Rays] games all the time. Currently my brother is a High School Senior and playing football - so I am attending a lot of his games in Ohio. Really anything live is awesome -- tv just doesn't do it for me, not the same excitement or something.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2002 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel that way about hockey, especially. I can't watch it on T.V., but I love to be there. It's so much more exciting to feel the ice.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basketball: 7
Baseball: 6
Football: 1
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basketball: 6

I go through phases of interest. I have a Yugoslav friend, and with his country being the world champs at the moment, his enthusiasm is infectious.

The Australian season started last night with a rematch of the championship series teams. This time there was a reversal of the result. Justice at last prevails.

Baseball: 0

Baseball in this country is a complete non-event. Unless it's the Olympics, but then again, Australians would get into Competive Trampoline Jumping if we thought there was a chance of a gold medal. And once there was - and we all became instant experts.

Football: 5

A rather involved question to ask an Australian with four codes competing for professional attention. Australian Football is a great spectacle, but the soccer world cup was just fantastic.

American fotball is tedious beyound belief. So specialised, comodified, sanitised, it's a wonder anything gets done.

For Australian rugby league a couple of seasons back the rather questionable decision was made to use peotry to promote the game.

A poem was written by Schindler's Ark (that inspired Schindler's List) author Thomas Keneally and caused a wave of WTF from all and sundry. I can't really remember it. It went something like:

Kids paint signs,
And I'm seven again,
I know I'll see heroes
Soon I feel the excitement,
I have hope in March
And I might share in the glory of September
Blow that whistle, ref,
Send that ball soaring,
Blow that whistle, ref.


It's rather sweet really, but poetry to promote football?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can just imagine the foul limerick they would come up with here in America. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be a whistle getting blown.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basketball: 0. One of the most boring sports on God's green Earth.

Baseball: 1. Occasionally something semi-interesting happens. Can't remember the last time I watched a game all the way through.

Football (American): 3. I watch the Super Bowl some years. I never care who wins.

Football (non-American, where they're allowed to carry the ball around): 2. I'm never sure what the hell's going on, which can be fun for about five minutes at a stretch.

Football (non-American, where they have to kick the ball): 1. Every game I've ever seen has resembled Waiting for Godot. No wonder the crowds riot when someone scores a goal.

Football (Canadian): 1. Essentially American football on crack. Weird rules, and last I checked they still had the goal posts in the middle of the field so players could run into them.

Hockey: 3. Evil sport, but the game I attended last year was kinda fun. Still don't understand the whole "offside" rule, though.

Curling: 3. What mad genius invented this?

Bowling: 2. Fun to play, death to watch.

Pro Wrestling: 4. I was a big fan as a teenager. Will still watch shows on occasion. What do you mean it's "fake"?

Olympic sports in general: 3. Synchronized swimming? But it's an "event."

Boxing: 4. At one time I could tell you the world champions in every weight class. Bouts can conceivably end at any moment, so there's a certain edge-of-your-seat tension at work.

Car/Bike/Truck Racing: 1. Nahhhh...

Golf: 0. Get out of here.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2002 5:17 pm    Post subject: Give 'em all the gong Reply with quote

I used to be a huge pro football fan, go Cowboys!, but I just hate all the griping these oversized people get away with now. News broadcasts devote entire thirds of their shows to sports, I would prefer ten minutes of an intelligent critic trashing every new film release out there... although do not get me started on the crappy fluff that is entertainment reporting. Sports are so unimportant in my life now.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll do it "bitchslap" style


Auto Racing - fucking awesome
Soccer - fucking awesome
UFC wrestling - worth a look
Baseball - just average
Basketball - pretty crappy
Football - pretty crappy
Hockey - sucks all ass
Bowling - sucks all ass
Golf - sucks all ass
WWF/WCW Show Wrestling - sucks all ass
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrestling-4. I used to watch it a lot, and I still do, but it is the most moronic sport ever. Still, it's pretty entertaining in a masochistic way and the way it's chreographed is pretty amusing.

Baseball-6. Used to watch a lot of games, but I never really played the sport, and I haven't watched a game in years.

Basketball-6. I'm a lousy player, but I sometimes dribble a ball or watch a game.

Golf-1. Worst, and most boring sport ever.

Bowling-7. I used to play a lot. I rarely do anymore, but I'm still fairly good at it.

Hockey-2. Used to play MANY video games on it, but it is the most unoriginal sport ever. Basically soccer with a puck and sticks.

Football-1. Most confusing sport ever, and one of the dullest.

Sports cars-5. Pretty stupid sport, but kind of funny to watch people try to crash other cars and go past the finish line.

Dare devil-3. Amusing, but it is basically, to quote Bruce Campbell: Idiots Trying To Kill Themselves.

Soccer-1. BORING.

Skateboarding-2. Never liked it. Pretty dull sport.

Skating-1. Bah.
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