The Metal Mallet
Oct 26 2006, 10:49 PM
I was just curious to see if any of you gaming nerds (just kidding!
) follow any sports.
Personally, I follow NHL hockey (playoffs more specifically), OHL hockey since my team has a team, and mixed martial arts fighting leagues (perferably the UFC).
Oct 27 2006, 09:36 PM
soccer only. Maybe a LITTLE baseball (yeah I live in USA...kinda sucks)
Oct 28 2006, 03:34 AM
even though i hail from canada i hate hockey, football is my favorite sport and my favorite team the denver broncos are going all the way
Oct 28 2006, 10:24 PM
I'm dutch and I absolutely HATE football. (Soccer for you american people.) I just don't see its purpose and what with all the aggression lately I completely lost any interest for it. (looking at the red card list takes ages. Yellow, even longer. Not to mention violence from the crowd. I pity the police when football season comes around. Unfortunately, football season seems to last 365 days.) And nope, I don't follow any other sports.
I do find that balancing and riding over an obstacle course with a motorcycle interesting to watch. I could never find that much balance on my bike. My sport? Reading, lots of reading.
Oct 29 2006, 01:52 AM
Well, I follow basketball, football, baseball, soccer, and golf.
I play ultimate frisbee competitively, and I used to play collegiate golf (NCAA Division III, I wasn't all that good). When I was much younger I played baseball. I play some recreational basketball and soccer. The only sport I consider myself genuinely good at is ultimate frisbee, and I suppose I'd be a better golfer if I wasn't such a frisbee addict.
So, actually, I'm much more of a sports fanatic than gaming nerd.
Oct 29 2006, 03:32 PM
I really do not like any sports-events.....not on TV, not in real life. My husband loves Athletics and watch every single event on tv....So of course I overhear that!
No as Mr Cloudy here, my sport is reading......and writing...
Oct 30 2006, 10:55 AM
I love football (American). I played for 10 years, I wish I was more disciplined during high school in the weight room because I could have gone to the NFL (seriously). I also follow hockey (go Redwings!) and I casually followed baseball this year because the Tigers were good for once (shame they lost the world series). I like the Lions even though they are absolutely horrible.
Nov 13 2006, 09:45 PM
I like american football, soccer, UFC, lacrosse and rugby.
Fun stuff.. Played nearly 11 years of soccer, several years of football.. I always wanted to play rugby though..
The Metal Mallet
Nov 13 2006, 10:17 PM
Yea, the sports I've played competatively have been soccer for about 5 years, track and field for 2 years, lacrosse (indoor) for 3 years, and hockey for about 10 years.
And to reply to something Channeler said. UFC!! Yea!
Did you see the Scott Smith vs Pete Sell fight over the weekend? That KO was freaking cool! I also thought Chris Lytle deserved the win against Matt Serra, but ohwell.
I need to link that KO though, supposedly my friend said it's on YouTube...
EDIT: Here's the linky: Scott Smith vs Pete Sell Knockout!!
Florodine of Hlaalu
Nov 13 2006, 11:15 PM
i play soccer and have been for ten or eleven years, and i love watching the world cup. I also like some football, american, and my favorite team is the Steelers, though i also like the Rams. I hate baseball, as i find it incredibly boring. Im not good at basket ball but i like it, i swim, i do indoor track, and outdoor track. I might do tennis this year instead of outdoor track, just to give it a try
Reading, is another favorite "sport," of mine
Nov 14 2006, 02:37 AM
American Football all the way.
The feeling you get when you run out onto the field under the friday night lights, stands crowded with 5000 wild fans, its ecstasy I tell you. Reminds me of that song, "Be True to Your School" by the Beach Boys.
Nov 14 2006, 03:08 AM
well, right now I play tennis for my Middle School, but I don't like sports enough to watch or to branch out. But I used to play soccer (YMCA, not school). But if gaming, reading, and writing truely can be called sports, then yes I'm a champion at those sports. (People at my school think I'm a little weird because I read so much.......
Dec 8 2006, 05:00 PM
QUOTE(SanguineNights @ Nov 13 2006, 08:37 PM)
The feeling you get when you run out onto the field under the friday night lights, stands crowded with 5000 wild fans, its ecstasy I tell you.
I know exactly what you're talking about.
Dec 8 2006, 11:00 PM
i find sports quite boring to watch myself. i watch the superbowl for kicks, and go to high school games just to hang out with friends.
i play(ed) soccer.. but recently i've been too lazy to actually do much.
Dec 8 2006, 11:13 PM
I enjoy playing soccor and baseball, and pretty much any sport. It's especially fun to own all thos lousy 8 year olds in my neighborhood in a game of tackle football.
As far as watching sports goes, I pretty much hate it, aside from going to the occasional baseball game (go tampa bay devil rays (no, really!)) watching it on TV though is incredibly bland in my opinion.
*points down* I did not edit this post, it's lying!!! ...
Dec 9 2006, 09:50 AM
Eh, European Football, B-Ball [but much less than before, I've lost interest in NBA
], Volleyball, Handball, Tennis, X-Games bike and skateboard competitions... actually, I like watching any sport that has participants with grace and skill.
But Mr. Jack is right, football has become too bloody and violent in the last 30 years. I just wish things like the Zidanne headbutt after that idiot insulted his family wouldn't happen, but they do. It's the typical thing for today's football - players have absolutely no respect for each other and they'd stoop so low to insult someone's family, even though they don't know a f***ing thing about them.
Dec 10 2006, 11:48 PM
Yeah, football players are just jumped up on testosterone (sp.) and something to prove mostly. They sports are only about being the best and getting lots of money. And as for those thousands of boys who want to be sports jocks, well they don't realize that there are thousands who want to be the same thing. And when they get hurt, game over.
And here's something amusing, it seems that some (maybe not all) those hard-core football kids break down in tears when a needle gets within five feet of them, while normal people can take it. Note: this is some, not all of the sports teens in general.
The Metal Mallet
Dec 10 2006, 11:53 PM
Haha, that sounds like fightin' words Revan. I basically still play sports because I want to stay active and healthy. It's good to get a good sweat in and the blood pumping. That's why I still play hockey. I certainly know I have no career in becoming a sports star, unless I wanted to be an agent or something, but I really don't want to.
Plus, people use sports to congregate socially. Whether that is to watch them or play them. I know everytime there's a pay-per-view MMA event, me and a bunch of my friends get together and watch it. Of course we get the idea that we can do that stuff so after the event's over we usually wreastle and then get really bad rugburns, but ohwell it's fun.
Dec 11 2006, 12:53 AM
Yeah, seriously, I have no professional future in any sport--I just play for fun, and a little healthy competition. My best sport is ultimate frisbee--ain't a whole lot of money in that.
Edit: On a different note, the college basketball season has begun--so now I'm rooting on the University of Illinois Fighting Illini--I grew up in those parts. They're probably not going 37-2 this year (like the 2004-2005 team) but they'll be great to follow.
Dec 11 2006, 03:09 AM
Well, I don't have anything against sports, it's only the high-contact stuff like football and wrestling (I do wrestle on the bed with my cousin every now and again). I play tennis and do recreational activities, but it stops there. I don't watch sports, nor do I care who wins some championship. At best I just do things for kicks.
And I think extreme sports are almost suiside (some anyway). SO, I'm not leading a protest against sports. I just don't agree with the hard-core people who get angry just beacuse their team loses (something like my dad).
Jan 23 2007, 07:37 AM
hmm.... i do judo.... im a black belt in shorin ryu karate..... and i picked up some BJJ from some friends from basic training..... well.... my most non violent sport that i like is basketball and watching football from time2time...
The Metal Mallet
Jan 24 2007, 12:40 AM
Mixed Martial Arts is pretty sweet. I would be interested in training in something like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but I believe I'm far to inflexible to perform it well. I can't even touch my freaking toes ...
Jan 24 2007, 02:21 AM
Aye, one of these days I mean to learn one martial art or another. And unlike MM, I can not only touch my toes but I can touch my palms to the floor. Hooray, flexibility!
In the meantime, I shall continue to be the forum's resident ultimate frisbee madman.
Jan 25 2007, 12:10 AM
i used to play hockey for about 6 or 7 years. then i got into skateboarding, agressive inline and BMX
Jun 5 2007, 06:54 PM
I like football (soccer) and rugby.
My favourite sport is football, and I play it very much both at school and in my free time. My usual position is that of a defender, since I'm not very good at dribbling. The most technical, and spectacular thing I can do rather easily is the Rabona (crossing your legs then hiting the ball with one of them). I cross my legs incredibly quickly and it confuses my adversaries often. What I like most about football, and rugby, is that they are contact sports and that you can get up close and personal with your adversary. I especially like getting into duels at football, something I excel at because of my size. I once hit a guy with my shoulder so hard that he fell over completely, while running to get the ball I was protecting.
I also like watching football greatly, I go to matches often and I have a good knowledge of all the teams currently playing in the Romanian first league. The greatest match I've been to so far, has been a match in the Champions League group phases between Real Madrid and Steaua Bucharest, the former champions of Romania. I went to Madrid to see the match and it was played on the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, one of the most famous football stadiums in the world. It was just magic, seeing a Champions League match live on a foreign stadium packed with 80 000 people, out of which 20 000 were Romanians. Magic.
I also like rugby, which I also practice at a club. I have been at this club for 3 months now and the coach has big plans with us. He wants us to be Regional champions...for starters.
Anyway...I don't like sports like Basketball because you can barely touch your opponent, something which I find supremely annoying, me being accostumed to football and rugby.
Jun 5 2007, 10:16 PM
I used to play soccer (footboll/futbol) I played all around, except for goalee (crap, I never needed to spell that position before). I don't play anywmore, but still can. Neither do I watch it on TV (I never watch sports).
My Dad wants me to stay doing Tennis now that I've started, but I'll only do it for recreation from now on. No school team for me.
The Metal Mallet
Jun 5 2007, 10:53 PM
I've kinda lost any interest in rugby since my brother recently had his jaw broken after taking a late hit by an opposing team member when he wasn't expecting it. My brothers constantly talk about how dirty that game gets. Lots of stepping on grounded people with your clets and all that.
Lately, I've been glued to hockey because the Stanley Cup Championship is happening right now. Unfortunately the Canadian team, the Ottawa Senators are down 3-1 in the series but the funny thing is this:
the opposing team, the Anaheim Ducks has the most Canadian players on a team in the whole league. So in the end, for some it can be very hard to pick a team you want to win.
Jun 26 2008, 12:24 AM
I really love hockey but since I'm from Sweden I can't watch NHL if I don't have a special channel. But I watch "Elitserien" the leage in Sweden which I think is the biggest leage in the world after NHL and maybe the russian.
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