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Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:33 PM

Anyone here NOT like sports?

I just could never get into them growing up, or now in adulthood. Always felt people should be playing them rather than watching them but I never was able to get into watching any type of sport. That being said, I've basically been left out of a lot of conversations as a result. I guess if I HAD to watch any sport it would be the Olympics but even that doesn't hold my interest too long.
AM I ALONE HERE IN THIS?

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Reply Anyone here NOT like sports? (Original post)
JuJuYoshida Aug 2017 OP
SamKnause Aug 2017 #1
Willie Pep Aug 2017 #44
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2017 #2
50 Shades Of Blue Aug 2017 #3
yuiyoshida Aug 2017 #4
JuJuYoshida Aug 2017 #10
yuiyoshida Aug 2017 #12
JuJuYoshida Aug 2017 #41
AJT Aug 2017 #5
jberryhill Aug 2017 #6
vi5 Aug 2017 #7
madamesilverspurs Aug 2017 #8
rusty quoin Aug 2017 #9
TlalocW Aug 2017 #11
JuJuYoshida Aug 2017 #15
TlalocW Aug 2017 #17
politicat Aug 2017 #13
Warpy Aug 2017 #14
Skittles Aug 2017 #16
unblock Aug 2017 #18
yuiyoshida Aug 2017 #19
JuJuYoshida Aug 2017 #21
CurtEastPoint Aug 2017 #20
TexasProgresive Aug 2017 #22
MrScorpio Aug 2017 #23
Coventina Aug 2017 #24
pansypoo53219 Aug 2017 #25
Eko Aug 2017 #26
Awsi Dooger Aug 2017 #27
Aristus Aug 2017 #28
rurallib Aug 2017 #29
Glorfindel Aug 2017 #30
longship Aug 2017 #31
byronius Aug 2017 #35
longship Aug 2017 #39
uriel1972 Aug 2017 #37
longship Aug 2017 #40
dubyadiprecession Aug 2017 #32
femmocrat Aug 2017 #33
byronius Aug 2017 #34
smirkymonkey Aug 2017 #36
uriel1972 Aug 2017 #38
Laffy Kat Aug 2017 #42
Special Prosciuto Aug 2017 #43

Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:40 PM

1. Boxing is the only sport I like or watch on TV.

I haven't watched boxing for years because my 2 favorite boxers retired.

I use to box with my siblings.

My dad didn't watch any sports but loved to play croquet.

None of the men in my life watched sports.

You are not alone.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 02:53 AM

44. I am a big boxing fan but I don't watch a lot of fights nowadays.

It is too expensive to keep up with the big bouts because you have to buy PPVs and have premium cable subscriptions. I got rid of my premium cable a few years ago when I realized that I barely watched anything on those channels.

Now when I want to watch boxing I go to YouTube and watch old fights that I never saw growing up.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:41 PM

2. You aren't alone. I don't like watching sports

and have never been able to figure out their popularity. I have watched a few baseball games with mild, though intermittent, interest, but once a friend dragged me to a football game and I thought I'd died and gone to Hell. It was way beyond boring. Olympic figure skating is kind of fun to watch but that's more art than sport in a lot of ways, like ballet. Otherwise, yuk.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:41 PM

3. Nope! I have zero interest in any and all sports!

If it was possible, I'd have less than zero interest in them!

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:41 PM

4. removes the

Skee ball and Ping pong table from the Girls Club on #imvu.....


kidding!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:01 PM

10. If Skee-Ball was a sport, I'd probably watch that lol!

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:04 PM

12. signs you up with a contract to the

San Diego Woman's Skee ball League as a first stringer....

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 11:27 AM

41. YASSSSS.......

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:41 PM

5. My husband has zero interest in sports.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:42 PM

6. Depends on the sport

 


Huge Kabadi fan here.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:46 PM

7. Zero. Nada. Zilch.

 

I'm a 46 year old male. Other than pretending I cared about the Yankees for a few years in the 70's as a kid because that was my family's team I had and continue to have no interest in any of it. Everyone else in my family are rabid sports fans, including my mom. But sports have always bored me. I just have no interest in watching any activity which essentially only has 2 possible outcomes and is constrained by an abundance of rules.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:49 PM

8. I don't mind sports.

But I DO object to their ridiculously inflated importance in our culture.


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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:00 PM

9. I like Buzkashi.

 

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:03 PM

11. Not into watching them

Can't understand the attachment people have for teams. I wonder why anyone even cares considering how much doping is done in various sports, it renders any record-keeping useless. The Olympics are bullshit too. I run into people who get upset with me for not caring about the Olympics, and I'll ask them, "Who took the gold medal in pole-vault 4 years ago?" and they'll not know. Who I feel bad for are all the young girls from all over the world forced to give up their childhoods in order to endure a grueling life of training - either by their countries' governments or parents - just for a possible moment of glory and then be forgotten within a month.

This is me trying to interact with everyone else when some big sports deal is going on (cartoon is from early 2006 about the 2005 Superbowl - I had to google to even get those few details)



TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:05 PM

15. That comic is meeeeeeeee.....

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:12 PM

17. Earlier script by the same guys - art is totally different



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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:05 PM

13. I will occasionally watch the CU intramural Quidditch games.

They're entertaining.

I can be convinced to be interested in some archery, some historic martial arts, and tent-pegging, but those are rare to come across.

I sometimes like baseball on the radio, but I hate it on TV and live.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:05 PM

14. I was a polio survivor klutz with poor vision

so I always sucked at anything that required a ball and/or running. I have absolutely no interest in sports, either doing them or watching them.

So no, you are not alone here.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:10 PM

16. me

ridiculously overblown juvenile shyte

the guys at work actually say WE when referring to "their team" - WE WON! or WE BLEW IT! They have zero clue how ridiculous they sound

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:18 PM

18. i think giving up watching sports was my first, best adult decision.

i can't believe how much of my time had been invested into something of zero consequence, zero educational value, and limited social utility.

to me, the mere fact that watching a sports event after you know the result is seen by nearly everyone as a complete waste of time is evidence that watching a sports event is nearly always a waste of time. just tell me the result when it's over.

in truth, a good highlight reel could hold my interest. but it's not worth spending 3.5 hours watching a football game for one or two amazing catches or whatever. again, just give me the highlight reel.

these days i never seek out even highlights. if i pass a tv showing highlights, i might find myself glued for a moment, until i realize i don't care....

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:19 PM

19. I WAS always into KENDO as a kid....

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:54 PM

21. YOU LIKE SPORTS, SHOO SHOO!

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 07:19 PM

20. Zero interest. If you wanna play and watch, knock yourself out. Me? Naaah.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 08:31 PM

22. I don't care to watch most sporting events.

As a cyclist I do watch bicycle racing when I get the chance. For me to watch as a spectator I have to have some skin in the game. I will watch kids I know playing and would like to have the opportunity to see more track and field events. Football, nah!, Basketball since it became a full contact sport, no way.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 08:37 PM

23. Big fan of sports here

Even boxing and football.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 08:38 PM

24. I have no interest in the ball sports, although I will watch them from time to time.

My husband is a huge Cubs fan, so I go to their spring training games.

My brother is a huge soccer (football) fan, so I also sometimes watch matches with him.

But, I never had any athletic skill myself, and PE was always my most dreaded class.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 08:50 PM

25. i used to like baseball. but the strikes. oh hell. FU monopoly too. i watch the packers

+ that is about it. no longer care. politics is my contact sport. hate NBC olympics. USA raH!

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 08:56 PM

26. Yup,

Dont like watching sports. Like to play them. Whenever people start to talk sports abound me I always tell them that I don't follow another sport, ex, if they are talking about football and they ask me something I tell them I don't follow baseball. Gets a chuckle and kind of keeps me in the conversation.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 09:00 PM

27. Don't like baseball

 

Group loitering

Currently I could name at least 150 LPGA golfers and not one major league player. That's not exaggeration. It's remarkable how I've been able to completely remove that activity from existence over the past 15 years or so. I know the Cubs won the World Series and I remember watching a few outs to end the game. That's the only baseball I've watched in many years. Once in a while I'll catch myself thinking what month it is and whether baseball is in season. Otherwise I have no way to know. Previously I always rooted for Sweet November because baseball ends in October.

Now baseball is always gone.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 09:01 PM

28. No. You're not alone. Never was a big sports fan.

My father bullied me into every sport I played as a kid. He wanted me to be a sports hero the way he had been. He never cared that I would much rather have stayed home and read a book. He frequently stopped by the practice facility to confer with my coaches to see how I was doing.

After my parents divorced and my Dad split, I quit every sports team I had been on.

To this day, I only watch the local teams, the Mariners and the Seahawks, if they're having a winning season. Otherwise, I just don't care that much...

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 09:02 PM

29. I was once a huge sports fan - now just care about the local colleges

realized about 25 years ago that it means pretty much nothing.

Played a lot when I was younger and still had working knees and stuff. Still try to exercise daily.
I sometimes watch because there one thing about sports - it is the real reality shows where the outcome is not scripted.

But lordy I hate pro football.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 09:06 PM

30. I don't like watching them. It doesn't bother me that other people do.

Basically, I think that they're either absurd (cricket, tennis) or horrific (boxing). If I had to be forced to watch any sport at all, I'd choose professional wrestling. That sport has some pretty good actors!

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 09:11 PM

31. Only two sports. Baseball and Aussie Rules Football.

Baseball is best live at the stadium. I grew up attending Tiger games in Detroit. I would spend the money I earned delivering The Detroit News to take the bus (with friends) to Tiger Stadium to take in a game, or two if it was a double header.

The good thing about baseball is that it is kind of a Zen sport. It ends when it ends. It's not timed. One must just go with the flow, settle down, relax, and eat your hot dogs (called Red Hots at Tiger Stadium, with only freshly chopped onions and/or mustard, nothing else -- yummy!). Red Hots here. Get yer Red Hots!

The Zen element -- all I know about Zen I learned reading Gödel, Escher, Bach -- I suppose is like the suicide squeeze play, or I'd like to think it is.

It works like this. Your team is either tied, or behind by one run. You have runner on third, other runners are irrelevant. It's best played with one out, but few managers use it that way. How it works is that you give the batter the bunt sign and the runner at third base the steal home sign. On the pitch, the third base runner breaks for home and the batter attempts a bunt. If the batter succeeds, it is nearly impossible to keep the runner from scoring. The catcher is pulled off the plate to field the bunt. Surprise!!!

Baseball is full of such elements. And it takes time to observe them, especially those rarely used, like the suicide squeeze. At Tiger Stadium of my youth, opponent runners never tagged up at third base on a right field fly ball. Why? Because the Tiger right fielder was Al Kaline who could fire a strike at home plate from the right field wall and the Tigers have had a long history of great fielding catchers. The Zen master might very well recite a koan against tagging from third on the Tigers of the day.

The other sport I like is Australian Rules Football, which has everything all the rest of the world calls football does not. No way to describe it. Those Aussies -- love them! -- can be weird.

Here's a little taste:


A bit longer introduction:


There's nothing Zen about Aussie Rules Football. It is one of the most bizarre team sports I have ever seen. And yup, there are a whole lot of dudes on a very large field, and yes, they rarely stop running for long. The scores often climb into the stratosphere. Oh, they can kick the fucking football like nobody else. They're no wimps. No padding; no helmets; just a simple mouth guard. They wear shorts. The ball is always in play when it's in bounds and play proceeds until a score or out of bounds. It's played on a cricket grounds, which is freaking huge. There are no scrimmage lines; whoever has possession of the ball at the moment is the team in possession. That changes quickly.

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Response to longship (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 09:51 PM

35. Okay, that was just awesome.

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Response to byronius (Reply #35)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 02:40 AM

39. Much obliged!


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Response to longship (Reply #31)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 01:41 AM

37. From memory AFL owes a bit to Gaelic Football...nt

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #37)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 02:49 AM

40. Well Aussie Rules Footy goes back well over 100 years.

I don't know anything about Gaelic football, but I wouldn't be surprised if it predated Aussie Rules and that the Australians both adopted and adapted it as their own. That history may interest some folks.

My best to you.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 09:21 PM

32. To each his own, some people would rather talk about sports than politics.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 09:30 PM

33. I don't watch or follow them.

I do like the Olympics though, especially gymnastics and figure skating.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 09:42 PM

34. I'm a football widower. Used to be a football fan, kind of, and then let it go.

But my wife and son are sports fanatics. Drinking Coronas and yelling at the screen while my daughter and I give up and go elsewhere.

Olympics? My son's basketball game? Of course. Professional sports, nah.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 10:06 PM

36. I hate them. Well, I hate the obsession with them.

I just don't get it. I used to be a ski racer and still enjoy watching that occassionally, but after numerous accidents and surgeries that is pretty much over for me.

I live in Boston and people around here are sports fiends! I feel kind of left out sometimes, but I just have absolutely no interest in it. It bores me silly.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 01:42 AM

38. Do, or do not.. there is no watch... nt

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 11:47 PM

42. Me, me, me.

I go to Rockies game and enjoy the experience, the ambiance and all, but I don't "get into it" like everyone else I know. And football? NEVER! Denver is such a sports town, too.

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Original post)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 01:43 AM

43. Never watched them since I was very young (b 1954)

 

I thought they were stupid and boring, same as today. I preferred pre-code movies on late night TV, when we had only about 9 of 13 channels.

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