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02-01-2010 12:23 AM
Lockjaw Agreed. I don't get to ride or fish nearly enough as it is. We don't even have a TV. Funny...people get all weird when you don't have a TV, but I just don't have the time. Too many good books, forgotten roads, secret fishing holes, walks with Frankie, good meals with the family. I'd have to schedule time to watch TV.



01-31-2010 11:53 PM
Paper
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Originally Posted by tkent02 View Post
On second thought, I'd rather go riding.
I'll second that!! It's part of the reason I don't have cable or satellite TV.. Too many things I'd rather do..
01-31-2010 09:57 PM
Tom Schmitz Winter is my favorite. I usually watch a lot of figure skating, luge, jumping, and slalom. Last time I got pretty hooked on the snowboard sports.

I played hockey back in the late 60's before moving to California. Good game, but I think it was a bit better before everyone wore helmets and so much heavy protective gear. There was more strategy and finesse back then when the players were a bit more vulnerable.

Tom
01-31-2010 09:35 PM
tkent02 On second thought, I'd rather go riding.
01-31-2010 09:18 PM
Lockjaw I'm pretty much with Cheap on this one. They are very talented. I get that. I used to ski a lot and if I see the downhill in a bar, fine. But I have little or no attention span when it comes to watching sports. Playing? That I like better. Watching live is a little better, but on TV? With all those special bio clips? When I could be doing....

The true irony here is that I used to be a sportswriter and I cared just as much then.



01-31-2010 08:43 PM
tkent02 Downhill is the best, but on TV they only show one or two favorites, several Americans and then a bunch of announcers announcing. I'd rather watch all of the competitors.

Ski Jumping is cool, same issues about announcers. The snowboard guys are fun to watch. Some of the rest of the sports are OK for a few minutes at a time.

Figure skating gets old quickly, although the guys who can twirl around with a girl over their heads in one hand are probably the strongest athletes of any in the world.
01-31-2010 08:19 PM
TheWanderer Well Paper, if you think you are a heartless bastard, then I'd hate to think what I am. I'm not even going to write what I think of professional sports, racing and Olympics. It would probably piss everyone off and start a flame war like no one has ever seen.
01-31-2010 07:44 PM
CheapBassTurd Credit where it's due. I know these people work their butts off hours on end every day, day in and day out for a shot at the Olympics. I can and do appreciate the skill and grace ANY specialty takes whether nailing a puck or perfectly blown glass, or anything in between. I just don't watch or follow sports. Watching a bear on Discovery deftly pluck a berry w/out damaging the branch is cool too. There is a fluidity and grace to figure and speed skating both. None of this has been lost on me.
Just not my choice to watch more than a few minutes here and there.

We're all on the same page but have slightly different levels of enthusiasm is all.
01-31-2010 07:30 PM
Mark B (4)
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I enjoy most sports that are not violent, sorry Mark.
Hockey is not violent. They just run into each others fist.

Speed skatimg I have done. It is a blast. When I was younger I did do professional skating. (Ice comedy) That was a blast until I snapped both ankles. So yes figure skating is another sport that is worth watching too, but again... as long as they are amatures.

MB4
01-31-2010 07:20 PM
tomatocity I enjoy most sports that are not violent, sorry Mark.

Olympic short course speed skating is a gas. They friggin haul ***.

Biathlon is awsome. I have done summer biathlon at Donner Pass, 8,500 ft. Breathing razor blades! I could reduce my heart rate from 160 to 40 in less than 30 seconds and you have to do that twice or three times with a run in between.

Cross Country skiing is an art.

Long course speed skating, you bet!

Womens, mens, and couples skating is beautiful.

There are so many of the sports that are good to watch.

Do yourself a favor and watch something you don't care for and try to see it from their viewpoint. Expand your horizons. I watch hockey and could care less if it was a sport or not. These are humans participating and, on the whole, I beleive in humans. Humans first.

Danica should be racing this next weekend through the next weekend. I believe she is going to race ARCA, Nationwide, with the possibility of Sprint Cup. I really doubt Sprint Cup because it is a very difficult car to drive. Danica is smarter than most give her credit for. She understands marketing and she happens to share a sponsor with Hendrick's Motorsports / Jr Motorsports.
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