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Am I the only person who dislikes all other sport?

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8 hours ago, Ewe Ram said:

Boxing is not sport, knocking seven bells out of each other

Boxing is 100% a sport. The training you go through is insane, and it's far more tactical than you think at elite level.

It's not just a case of throwing random punches at each other. It's very much like chess at times as you try and break down your opponent. 

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I watched rugby 7s once, that was actually fun to watch. In normal rugby it seems too congested, but with just 7 players there seems to be a lot more room to run around. 

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On 04/07/2017 at 09:22, Rample said:

Not looking to bash anyone for their passions, but intrigued if there are many more out there to whom football is the only sport.

As a child it was the only one I was interested in playing (hated when my friends switched to cricket over summer) and as an adult it's the only one I watch.

I have tried most other sports at one time or another but nothing else interests me at all, This post is kind of sparked off by the fact I pretty much need to hibernate for 2 weeks every year to avoid Wimbledon, which follows on from not being interested in last year's olympics to the point where it got annoying.

Its not that i dislike other sports so much, its more that i'm not devastated or jubilant about the result.

I used to enjoy playing rugby, cricket and tennis for instance but not that bothered about watching it. I go swimming once or twice a week but would never go and watch it even though I got excited about Adam Peaty winning gold and smashing world records because i know him and his family.

I played football for 20 years and every single moment from marking the pitch out to arguing about throw ins was important....every detail of football matters, even now, a poor ref can ruin your weekend. Watching England lose on penalties in QF's or SF's drives you insane while seeing England winning the Rugby or Cricket World Cup equivalents makes me pleased for me mates who really care about it rather than any great pleasure personally.

The only time anything came close to football was watching Ovett and Coe back in the 80's really.

 

 

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15 hours ago, David said:

Cricket to slow, matches spread over days. There's a reason why you will see people asleep in the stands, just an excuse to have a beer an afternoon nap out the house away from the wife.

Rugby just tedious, stop, start, stop, start. 5ft forward and it's time for a group hug again. Not athletes, just a bunch of overweight blokes that love a beer or two crashing into one another, no different to 3am down Grimsby town centre but without a ref getting in the way.

Both are against the same old countries all the time, imagine England football team playing the same 5 countries on repeat. Why don't more countries play? Better things to do that's why, even the Jamaicans chose bobsleigh over cricket.

Golf I can imagine is quite fun to play, to watch on TV is just painful. Always annoys me how they employ a peasant to carry their clubs. If you can't carry them all leave a few at home.

Cycling, probably the least skilful "sport" there is, get jacked up and ride a bike. Plenty of those around in Grimsby. Give them a bike that weighs an ounce and they would give that Wiggins a race.

The boat race, 2 boats of toffs, bravo chaps, jolly good rowing. Should split the South from the North, everyone outside the UK thinks we all talk like that. Embarrassing.

Darts, I won't even go there because it's a pub game. 

Jeez,you're lucky you didn't see it in the sixties,when I started watching.I could have nightmares about Bill Lawrie/Trevor Bailey/Boycott.Come to think of it,what the hell was I doing watching cricket in the sixties ? (Did have a beatle haircut though).

Not a great fan of rugby (possibly because it's one of the few sports I never played), but would watch any expansive stuff.The England that won the world cup bored me to death,but I can watch them nowadays.Watched my first womens' game earlier this year (Ireland v England) and was pleasantly surprised,and England were very good (rugby was pretty good too).

Will watch any racquet sport,because I played most of them.

Would encourage anyone who's never seen Gaelic Games to have a look -very fast/free flowing,often exciting,and loads of skill.I can remember George Best pouring scorn on Gaelic Football,because you can use your hands,until he tried it himself.........

Darts,I won't even go there full stop.

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10 hours ago, Bris Vegas said:

Boxing is 100% a sport. The training you go through is insane, and it's far more tactical than you think at elite level.

It's not just a case of throwing random punches at each other. It's very much like chess at times as you try and break down your opponent. 

It involves trying to hurt someone so no it's not sport. Look at what happens to boxers with brain damage. No I can't see that it's right at all. 

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I've tried my hand (and legs and whatever other part of the body necessary) at a lot of sports, but the only ones I can watch (at least on the tv) are football and golf. Rugby I don't mind and darts I do like  but as others have said it really isn't a sport. Tennis, any motor sport, and particularly cycling bore me to death on the tv. As for the Olympics it's only the explosive sports I'll watch and only then when I'm zapping through the channels.

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On 04/07/2017 at 10:53, Strange yearnings said:

I love watching all sports apart from golf (hate it), horse racing, and rugby

Agreed. Though I'm ok with Rugby League (my neck of the woods). If I'm watching golf I know I'm in trouble. Sometimes think I ought to ditch Sky Sports as it's a distraction when I've plenty other things I should be doing.   :ph34r:

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Footballs the only one I follow properly but casually I enjoy boxing, mma, rugby union (not league that's for girls) and have managed to enjoy the ashes years ago when I had all day to sit and watch it. I like the Olympics but pretty much athletics only. Used to like F1 but it went boring, not watched it since they put dildo's on the front. The bikes are better tbh but never really watched much of that either.

American sports - American football is too stop start, I like to have a bit of flow. Baseball, not even baseball fans watch baseball. I quite like basketball but it's a bit repetitive. It's got the sensation of being end to end like a really good football match but in reality they just take it in turns to attack. And the screeching noises the trainers make on the court set my teeth on edge. It's good watching the really talented ones though. Some of the stuff the point guards are doing now is brilliant. Almost as fun as watching Messi.

I could get into ice hockey, in fact I really want to - if only I could see the puck. It's like watching a football match in the snow with a white ball.

I reckon I could also get into rollerball or deathrace.

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