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Spinoff: What's your favorite sport?

dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
What's your favorite (male-dominated) sport to watch, if you like any of them?

I think baseball is really boring because it lasts too long, but it's great if you bring a good book! :D

I really enjoy watching basketball games, and the non-"manly" sports I really enjoy watching are ice skating, gymnastics (my favorite), swimming, and track. I enjoy soccer games live, too, but wouldn't watch them on tv.
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    Baseball is far and away my favorite sport (and anyone who says it's boring obviously doesn't understand the nuances of the game :lol: ).

    Basketball (college especially) is my second favorite.

    Football is THE WORST. I'd rather watch paint dry - it's more exciting!
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  • ShrekLoverShrekLover Posts: 2,551Registered Users
    When I first read the title I was going to answer skiing, but since that doesn't cut it here - NONE! I feel very fortunate to be married to a man who doesn't care to watch sports either. He does like to play if given the opportunity though.
  • MzShvyMzShvy Posts: 121Registered Users
    Tennis to play, NASCAR to watch.
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  • hondurancurly123hondurancurly123 Posts: 63Registered Users
    like almost every hispanic in the world i love soccer j/k but i really do love soccer its so fun to play and they players are way too cute lol
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Baseball is my first choice: Member of Red Sox Nation....and before I get any comments I have been my whole life :lol:

    Soccer would be my second choice
  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    Baseball is my first choice: Member of Red Sox Nation....and before I get any comments I have been my whole life :lol:

    I know what you mean. I'm a St. Louis Cardinals fan from a looooong line of St. Louis Cardinals fans. But when I moved here to San Antonio, McGuire was in full swing (literally) and everyone thought I was a bandwagoner. I was SO INSULTED. So I started showing off my tee shirt from the '82 World Series. Sure, I was 17 in 1982, and by then had been Cardinals-crazy for 17 years :D but at least it was proof that I wasn't a bandwagoner!
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  • KraytKrayt Posts: 765Registered Users
    I am going to have to go with something that is not yet on the list.

    Paintball

    This is such an exciting and up and coming sport, albeit a bit expensive to participate in.

    Seeing XBall Tournaments or simply 5v5 team capture the flag games can get quite interesting.

    I suggest you check it out to watch sometime if you have the chance to.

    -Litos
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    PartyHair wrote:
    Baseball is my first choice: Member of Red Sox Nation....and before I get any comments I have been my whole life :lol:

    I know what you mean. I'm a St. Louis Cardinals fan from a looooong line of St. Louis Cardinals fans. But when I moved here to San Antonio, McGuire was in full swing (literally) and everyone thought I was a bandwagoner. I was SO INSULTED. So I started showing off my tee shirt from the '82 World Series. Sure, I was 17 in 1982, and by then had been Cardinals-crazy for 17 years :D but at least it was proof that I wasn't a bandwagoner!

    :lol:

    My husband inspected people's hats last fall to see if they were new :lol:
    Even though I am not a Masshole (he hates it when I say that), since, I am from New England he has agreed to share the Red Sox with me. His tune changes when he is around my dad. Then my dad has first dibs on the Sox :wink:
  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    That hat thing is hilarious. I do the same thing: "Oh, their hat's old and sweaty - they're a TRUE Cardinals fan!" :lol:

    My dad was a huge Cardinals fan. My earliest memories involve driving around in the pickup on warm summer evenings with KMOX on the radio, listening to the Cardinals play. Dad always took me on these jaunts with him, not my brother. He knew all along he was raising a diehard fan. :D
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users
    I love baseball, football, and basketball. We have Seahawks season tickets, which is a blast. I like hockey, but the season is so long that I'm bored by the end. I hate soccer and would rather watch paint dry than watch a soccer game.
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  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    I have very little interest in team sports and neither does my BF, a TRUE gem! We don't know where ESPN is on our cable system. Sometimes we watch car racing on the Speed channel though.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    PartyHair wrote:
    That hat thing is hilarious. I do the same thing: "Oh, their hat's old and sweaty - they're a TRUE Cardinals fan!" :lol:

    My dad was a huge Cardinals fan. My earliest memories involve driving around in the pickup on warm summer evenings with KMOX on the radio, listening to the Cardinals play. Dad always took me on these jaunts with him, not my brother. He knew all along he was raising a diehard fan. :D

    I have the same memories of my dad, only it was a jeep....my brother did't go either and can you believe, he is know a Yankee fan :shock:
    No wonder my dad brought me :lol: I watch the games with my son now too; and, we even get my daughter involved sometimes too. Her sport is English Riding Hunt Jump.

    Kimberly
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Definatly Hockey :mrgreen:
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  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    Definatly Hockey :mrgreen:

    Then one of Mr. Green's teeth should be missing :wink:
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    dia99 wrote:
    Definatly Hockey :mrgreen:

    Then one of Mr. Green's teeth should be missing :wink:

    I like hockey too, but, that is too funny :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Kimberly
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    dia99 wrote:
    Definatly Hockey :mrgreen:

    Then one of Mr. Green's teeth should be missing :wink:

    I thought of that! If I was any good with photoshop....or at finding good smilies I would have :wink:

    He'll have to do for now..... :P No teeth and maybe alittle blood!
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
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  • frizzybarbiefrizzybarbie Posts: 483Registered Users
    FOOTBALL!!! NFL and College

    Baseball runs a close second; I only keep up with college though.
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  • LJCurly9LJCurly9 Posts: 9Registered Users
    Soccer! I'm a huge soccer person...and even if I weren't playing in college, I'd still be so in love with it. Put me on a soccer field anywhere in the world, and it's my Heaven on Earth.

    I do enjoy a good football or rugby game, though!
  • MissJMissJ Posts: 196Registered Users
    My favorite (male-dominated) sports to watch would have to be basketball, baseball and soccer. I still can't understand football for the life of me.

    As far as my favorite sport to actually do (non-male dominated) is, hands down, gymnastics. It is my life...
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    PartyHair wrote:
    Baseball is far and away my favorite sport (and anyone who says it's boring obviously doesn't understand the nuances of the game :lol: ).

    What she said!

    I never had a team growing up, so I was all about whatever team my brother was on. The year he stopped playing, the Diamondbacks started. I actually have a hat from before MLB officially announced a team, because they were sold around here as support the team kind of things.


    I'm also a HUGE Arizona basketball fan. I pre-date Lute! That last year before Lute came here was brutal....I was little, but I still remember that!
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  • Ava79Ava79 Posts: 159Registered Users
    PartyHair wrote:
    Baseball is far and away my favorite sport (and anyone who says it's boring obviously doesn't understand the nuances of the game :lol: ).

    AGREED! I used to HATE baseball with a deep and organic passion, but that is only because I didn't understand the game. I built a better understanding of it once I went to a live baseball game. My understanding turned into appreciation. My appreciation turned fanatic. I have calmed down a bit. I am not fanatic anymore. Now, I just feel that I will have this lifelong devotion, admiration, and appreciation of baseball and fully enjoy it FOREVER. The excitement... comradere... passion... intellect of the game is priceless.

    GO SFGIANTS!
  • Ava79Ava79 Posts: 159Registered Users
    ohhh...

    :D baseball to watch
    :) volleyball to watch and play
    :oops: golf... I try to like for my DBF. He is an avid golfer.
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    PartyHair wrote:
    Baseball is far and away my favorite sport (and anyone who says it's boring obviously doesn't understand the nuances of the game :lol: ).

    I obviously don't understand. Will I get in trouble if I say I *hate* baseball? Trouble is my nickname (and my daughter's first name) :D
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  • Ava79Ava79 Posts: 159Registered Users
    dia99-

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I won't bash you, b/c I understand. I used to hate baseball. Now, I loathe basketball, so we are even. In the past, I liked basketball. I did a switcharoo. My family are big basketball fans (some of them played pro in the Philippines :wink: ).

    ETA: My mom, brother, boyfriend, my 2 bestfriends (and their boyfriends), and late-pops love(d) baseball. It is a common thread that brings us closer together. That is a huge reason why I love baseball so much.
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    Ava79 wrote:
    dia99-

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I won't bash you, b/c I understand. I used to hate baseball. I loathe basketball, so we are even. In the past, I liked basketball. I did a switcharoo.

    Thanks for the understanding! If we move back to DC, DaNa wants to get season tickets to the DC team if they start one, and Baltimore, I guess, if they don't. He LOVES baseball, and every other sport that takes hours and hours to watch, and thinks it would be so fun for us to go as a family :roll: :lol: . I really won't mind, though - I'll just start frequenting the book swap and curlybook club boards more frequently :wink:

    His grade/high school friend plays for the Wizards, so we were able to go to those games pretty frequently - that was a lot of fun!
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    The DC team is called the Nationals. (The team formerly known as the Expos.)


    They swept my team their first ever homestand. :evil:



    If I weren't looking for pitch location, where outfielders were set up, etc., baeball would be boring...it's all cerebral strategy, but the players look better than the guys who play chess!
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  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    NetG wrote:
    The DC team is called the Nationals. (The team formerly known as the Expos.)


    They swept my team their first ever homestand. :evil:

    If I liked baseball, I'd be talking trash right now since we still consider DC "home." :lol: 8) So, consider yourself lucky that I have no more cerebral energy at the end of the day to put into the nuances of baseball :twisted: :D
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    dia99 wrote:
    NetG wrote:
    The DC team is called the Nationals. (The team formerly known as the Expos.)


    They swept my team their first ever homestand. :evil:

    If I liked baseball, I'd be talking trash right now since we still consider DC "home." :lol: 8) So, consider yourself lucky that I have no more cerebral energy at the end of the day to put into the nuances of baseball :twisted: :D

    Hee. I hope you know that my description was my way of saying "I'm boring"!

    And my team isn't losing every game this year. That makes me happy.
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  • Ava79Ava79 Posts: 159Registered Users
    dia99...

    what is DaNa? It that board lingo. I am relatively new here. Anyhow, going as a family is good... bonding. Baseball is a nice medium in which to do that. Most baseball fans are friendly and bring family members all the time. It will be lovely.

    and NetG, you are totally right. Great choice of words-- cerebral strategy. Baseball is very much a cerebral sport. I am mentally exausted after watching a great game.
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    Ava79 wrote:
    dia99...

    what is DaNa?

    :lol: :lol:

    DaNa is my husband's name (pronounced Da'Nae) - the combination of Dannie Mae and Nathaniel (he's from OK). :D

    I can't remember who, but another poster thought it was board lingo, too! I'm using all of this as ammunition for why we shouldn't have a junior if we have a boy next time :lol:
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