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7th September, 2010 at 18:56:27 -


Originally Posted by chrilley
I will never understand the amusement of watching sports.



I think you have to lack imagination to like it, Chrilleyosaur

 
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I don't think that is true

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7th September, 2010 at 21:47:33 -

Certainly not true. I have a pretty wide imagination, and though I'm not a humongous sports fan I enjoy football to a small degree, but not to the point of obsession. If it's on I might watch a little bit of it. I also like rugby a bit; it's easier to understand than handegg. My favorite sport though is bowling. It's rather addicting. My worst is any type of racing event, save the ones in the olympics.

Thinking and/or saying one has to have a limited imagination to enjoy sports is, not only a fallacy, but pretty dense, concerning there are, oh, approximately 6.8 billion people on earth.

But I digress; I've said enough. Good day, or something.

Edit: Agh, grammar check! D:

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8th September, 2010 at 16:39:51 -

W3R3W00F you have won a

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"Very good, W3R3W00F. Short, but pointless."

If you're going to quote a figure, you should at least compare it to something .

It's like saying I like apples, and the world's population is 6.8 billion. Quote it against the estimate number of sports fans or something to make a valid point (would probably be an estimate off a survey or something).

Anyway I digress, but I have been itching to use that quote!

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8th September, 2010 at 17:06:03 -

I'm pretty sure i get what W3R3W00F is saying - he's referencing how popular sport is with the world's population. Saying that, i love the Egon quote, i'd forgotten he said that in the film

 
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8th September, 2010 at 17:32:54 -

I agree with Hagar. A completely pointless post.

 
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8th September, 2010 at 17:35:32 -

Are you not into playing sports as well as watching sports, Adam?

 
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8th September, 2010 at 17:41:01 -


Originally Posted by Marko
Are you not into playing sports as well as watching sports, Adam?



Chasing balls around a field is for dogs.

 
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8th September, 2010 at 17:50:42 -

LOL at this thread . I can not see the point of watching sports as I have mentioned before. Do we have televised competitive bin men? Its just watching a bunch of extremely over paid arrogant so and so's do their job in my opinion .

Plus I remember Beckham discussing why they lost the game. It was something along the lines of "We did not get more goals than the other side, and that was that". No wonder he did not become the next great detective with skills like that!

@Marko: Egon is pure win, its one of favourite lines from any movie .


 
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8th September, 2010 at 18:08:52 -


Originally Posted by -Adam-

Originally Posted by Marko
Are you not into playing sports as well as watching sports, Adam?



Chasing balls around a field is for dogs.


There are other, non-balls sports. You not into any of those either? I actually prefer some of them.

 
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8th September, 2010 at 18:49:09 -

It's like those ink-blot personality tests.
If you watch a football game and all you see is a bunch of guys kicking a ball around a field, then that's equivalent to you looking at an ink blot and not being able to see anything but a bit of ink on some paper. It probably means you're really messed up, like maybe a psychopath, or you want to have sex with your own mother, or something...


Actually, I think it helps a lot if you play a sport yourself (preferably to a reasonably high standard). That way you know what to look for when you're watching on TV or whatever, and are more able to appreciate skill when you see it.

I've never played as a lineman, so that's an area of American football that even I can't really appreciate. There's a whole lot going on that I just miss completely:
http://www.milehighreport.com/2009/3/3/759312/analyzing-defensive-lineme

Having said that, some things just don't work as spectator sports. I love playing badminton, and it's certainly a much deeper and generally better sport than tennis for example (much greater variety of strokes; longer, faster and more tactical rallies; deception; etc) - but I just don't enjoy watching it on TV very much.
I like going to watch hockey games, but it just doesn't work on TV - mostly because you can't follow the puck, which is about 3 pixels in diameter.



 
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8th September, 2010 at 19:27:52 -

"It probably means you're really messed up, like maybe a psychopath, or you want to have sex with your own mother, or something..."

Must be a Cornish thing. I hear the communities down there are "close knit"

 
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8th September, 2010 at 19:37:50 -


Originally Posted by Sketchy
It's like those ink-blot personality tests.
If you watch a football game and all you see is a bunch of guys kicking a ball around a field, then that's equivalent to you looking at an ink blot and not being able to see anything but a bit of ink on some paper. It probably means you're really messed up, like maybe a psychopath, or you want to have sex with your own mother, or something...




Did I get personal Sketchy? I have a GF, 3 cars, and soon 3 degrees (including a doctorate). Not too bad for 25 and I have also worked in Industry before being invited back to do my doctorate. Just because someone does not find enjoyment from watching sports does not make them messed up. I play golf, snooker and badminton and I am also thinking of buying an old montego to go banger racing in

My point about Beckham was in comparing let's say his wages to let's say a top cancer surgeon or consultant. Whom do you think should get paid more? What is the situation in real life?



 
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8th September, 2010 at 20:15:23 -

Geez, I was only joking.

Banger racing sounds fun - a Montego though? I'd have thought an old Jag would be ideal - cheap, big & heavy, powerful...

The bit about sportsmen being overpaid, I agree with - but it's not just them. It seems that in general, the more demanding/unpleasant/worthwhile the job, the less you get paid.


 
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8th September, 2010 at 20:49:17 -

Lol .

I could not bring myself to smash up an old jag, granada or Rover P6 V8 even if they are the best cars for the job.

The montego 2 litre is surprisingly quick. Top of the line model doing 0-60 in 7.2 seconds, although I believe all banger cars must be naturally aspirated, ruling out the turbo version .

I would brace it all up and make it as strong as possible, plus it should handle better than the big 70s motors.


 
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