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What is the best sport?

Baseball
2 (8%)
Basketball
0 (0%)
Football (Soccer)
0 (0%)
American Football
3 (12%)
Snowboarding
0 (0%)
Skateboarding
0 (0%)
Cricket
1 (4%)
Lacrosse
1 (4%)
Tennis
0 (0%)
Hockey
1 (4%)
Professional Bee Wrestling
2 (8%)
Finding Carmen Sandiego
1 (4%)
Live Action Monopoly
3 (12%)
Low-Gravity Paintball
2 (8%)
Hunting Man
1 (4%)
Video Games
4 (16%)
Golf
0 (0%)
Rugby
1 (4%)
Chess
0 (0%)
Extreme Sitting
1 (4%)
Regular Sitting (Classic Rules)
2 (8%)
Australian Rules Football
0 (0%)
Shuffleboard
0 (0%)

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Author Topic: This is a thread for Sports discussion. In it, we will discuss Sports.  (Read 4210 times)

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Offline sgore

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I've noticed that even in our 6+ years as a forum, nobody ever set up a Sports thread. (We have a "World Cup" thread, but that's about it for sports conversation.)
I've also noticed that this is a thing many people talk about with much amusement. I have seen them do it in places. Whole television networks.
I...I am new at this. I would like to learn how to do this kind of conversation.

I think if we work together, this is a conversation that we can do.

Starting off, I'm actually a bit of a baseball fan. I've been to a number of local games with my family. There's a minor league team in our area that's actually pretty good (at least, compared to the other minor league teams that come to play them...) Unfortunately, I rarely ever get a chance to follow the regular Major League season. (I usually don't even know who's playing in the world series until shortly before it starts up).

Also, this:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-S-eeInJVk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-S-eeInJVk</a>

There's also a hockey team in our city, a relatively new one in fact. (A farm team for the NJ Devils). I haven't been to any of their games yet. Not since our native home team up and left the city a few years back. Wounds are still too fresh. I'm hoping to go at some point though.
But anyway, yes.
Let us have this discussion.
(And if there's anything missing from the poll above, which there no doubt is, let me know. I'll just add it in under Golf.)
Anyone have any specifically favorite sports they like to play and/or watch?
Favorite Teams?
Favorite Players?
Favorite Stadiums?
Again, I am new at this and do not know entirely where to start.


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My favourite team is the Sportland Sports.
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They are pretty good at sportball...
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You forgot Rugby, while i don't care, i thought you should be notified.

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SPORTS!
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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You forgot Rugby, while i don't care, i thought you should be notified.
Thank you sir. It has been added.
Edit: Also, I just want to note that "video games" is currently winning the poll.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2011, 01:22:58 pm by sgore »
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Sports is pretty awesome.  Might as well mention the big sporting event of the day, the Kentucky Derby.  Because sports are for horses, too.  The actual race is in an hour or so, but they've been playing human interest stories and silly hat contests for a few hours.
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Why is chess not on the list?
There is, of course, a difference between having a laugh with someone, and having a laugh at their expense

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BASEBALL

I saw something new for the first time while watching a baseball game. A batter came to the plate,, and  the opposing coach visited the Pitcher, and basically told him to put nothing over the plate (in the strike zone) and just walk the batter, since the Batter was doing super duper well recently.

So the Pitcher throws two balls very wide, they would normally be called Balls (as opposed to strikes), but the super duper batter swung at them anyway, taking him to 0-2 and 1 pitch away from being out.

That is VERY tempting for a pitcher. He basically put himself one pitch away from an out on purpose. All the pitcher needs to do is throw one little strike, though he was ordered to throw them all wide.

Pitcher goes for it, and just like that, the batter gets a BASE HIT.  :o

I have never seen such a brazen display of skill from a batter before. >.>

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Sgore you didn't include Extreme Sitting in your list of sports.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Or regular sitting, like they used to do in the old days.

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wot
This sounded like Mornington Crescent to me. I hope you made it all up. D:
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I, for one, am quite partial to lacrosse and Football(Soccer.)

Speaking of which, "Soccer" is an abbreviation of "Association Football," and was coined in the UK.

THE MORE YOU KNOW
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I didn't realize the british were so bad at abbreviating things.
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It went;

Association Football > Assoc. > Socca > Socker > Soccer.
No way dude, you're trolling me.