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Sports sports sports? ZZzzzzzzzz

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Texas_Signmaker, May 28, 2019.

You into sports?

  1. Yes, all the time

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  2. Sometimes

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  3. Not at all

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  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    How many of ya'll are into sports? I don't watch or follow any of it... it's all too slow for me... Puts me at a disadvantage when making small talk with other guys... just curious if there are any out there like me?
     
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    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    MMA - it's like posting on signs101 but with less blood & name calling.
     
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  3. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    I'm into snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing. Could care less about anything else really.
     
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  4. equippaint

    equippaint Very Active Member

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    I don't watch either. I used to follow college football but don't even do that much anymore. It keeps getting more and more commercialized. When I was in sales, I felt the same but there were other things to talk about. In social gatherings, just talk to the ladies while the dudes are off in their football circle jerk. I don't see any disadvantage with either situation.
     
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  5. Bubba06

    Bubba06 Just Somebody

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    It's gotta have 4 wheels, and a big engine for me. preferably on dirt.
     
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  6. flyplainsdrifta

    flyplainsdrifta Active Member

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    with you there. vaguely know whos doing what but havent had cable and dont go out of my way to watch sports. i just get bored. i could talk music all day. thats my in.
     
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  7. Billct2

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    The two sports I participated in were Hockey & Skiing. As a live spectator mostly Hockey and sports car racing and the annual Ski Jump fest.
     
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  8. Gene@mpls

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    Watching people watching people play golf... Arggggh
     
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  9. petepaz

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    i watch just enough to have a conversation (usually..haha) but mainly follow basketball, football and baseball. still play basketball (as much as the old body will allow) and play golf.
    is drinking a sport?
     
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  10. TimToad

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    I love most team sports in this order: baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer. Growing up in Chicago, following anf cheering for the local teams is cooked into your DNA.

    I prefer to see live sporting events, but don't live close enough to see pro level but several times per season. Heading to LA in a few weekends to take my nephews kids to see the Cubs play the Dodgers. I go to spring training in Phoenix for a long weekend every few years or so. It's more the vibe, sun and party than the actual games that is the draw.

    Not into the fighting or auto racing "sports" at all. They could all be banned and I'd never even notice. I love the beauty and drama of horse racing.

    Golf is a nonstarter, but I play disc golf about once a week on a fantastic local course.

    I play in multiple fantasy leagues every season in baseball, football and basketball and have made new friends all over the world doing so. Most leagues are just recreational with lots of razzing and joking with each other. No gambling in any of it. Those fantasy money leagues are dominated by professional bookies and compulsive gamblers.

    I know enough about any sport and all the teams to chit chat all party long with male friends, but prefer to talk and socialize with the way more interesting and less testosterone fueled women and my wife, who is always far more fun.
     
  11. Gino

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    I can watch live or on television for baseball or football and for any level from the little league to the big leagues.... or listen to it on the radio, in the background. I like women's leagues in slow pitch, but not boxing. To me, that's just wrong, but I do like to watch boxing of any weight. The only thing that has really changed is, the sport has been taken out of most of them, with all the scientific studies and drama in it now. You can't do this or do that and once you go past 90 pitches, ya hafta start sending relief pitchers in, while in football, unless hurt, the quarterback plays in about 1/2 the game, unless it's lopsided. If your head is in this position, it's a foul, but other sports you beat your opponent purposely into oblivion, just with gloves on your hands and all taped up. Watching cars go in a circle to me just gets boring as if, don't they eventually get to know the lay of the land and jockey for position ?? Watching a tennis match, gives me a stiff neck and golf, well.... I like miniature gold, but that big stuff is just dumb. Hitting a ball all around takes some skill, but not millions of dollars worth of it. In fact.... ALL these players are wa-a-a-a-a-ay over paid anywhere. Like I said, the sport has been taken out.
     
  12. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    what the hell is fantasy sports? sounds fruity to me
     
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  13. Johnny Best

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    Read ESPN in the morning on the net. You will be all caught up with your sports talk real quick.
     
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  14. TimToad

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    Aside from being shocked (but not surprised) by the sheer homophobia expressed, fantasy leagues are where strangers, friends, etc. Create online leagues, draft a roster full players based on real life players, stats, games, etc. And compete all season long on a day to day or week to week basis. You can trade, drop, add players, some leagues have cash involved, but I only play in free, recreational leagues for the fun of it. Nobody takes it too seriously.

    One baseball league I'm in is all old friends and we've been at it for over 10 years in a row.
     
  15. myront

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    Not much into sports myself. We'll watch a few college football teams where we new some of the boys from the local High School went to but I could never really hold a conversation about any sport. Watch a few Nascar starts here and there. TV doesn't consume my life like that. I try and get outside and "smell the roses". Too much "real" stuff needs done. Guess that's why I'm pretty much a loner. I get up early and hit the chores as soon as I've had my coffee of course. Used to go to the local dragstrip and run my car for fun don't get to do that anymore.
     
  16. Johnny Best

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    I go to the horse track about two times a week.
    I like to bet the ponies and watch TVG a lot to keep up with racing around the US and England.
     
  17. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Humm, so there is gambling involved?

    Sounds like the ones without gambling are the fruity ones...
     
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  18. Gino

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    I heard recreational and fruity being mentioned recently...... does this have anything to do with gummy bears ??
     
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  19. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    Yes I don’t know why someone would do fantasy football or some other sport unless there was gambling involved. That’s where the fun is. Like at the horse track and you like the way a horse looks and he is a 20 to 1 and he wins and you did not bet! That’s just stupid.
     
  20. De.signs Nanaimo

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    Downhill mountain biking, I watch all the world cups, which requires a 4am wake up sometimes!
     
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