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View Poll Results: Which sports do you regularly follow?
Pro football 79 69.91%
College football 43 38.05%
Pro basketball 38 33.63%
College basketball 26 23.01%
Pro baseball 54 47.79%
College baseball 4 3.54%
Pro hockey 39 34.51%
Soccer (global) 20 17.70%
Soccer (US) 6 5.31%
Tennis 9 7.96%
Golf 7 6.19%
NASCAR 7 6.19%
Other auto racing 8 7.08%
Boxing 12 10.62%
Mixed martial arts 11 9.73%
Lacrosse 2 1.77%
Cricket 2 1.77%
Rugby 2 1.77%
Action sports 2 1.77%
Poker 3 2.65%
Other.... 5 4.42%
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:05 AM   #21
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Isn't it Detroit Red Wings?
Your avatar scares me so I had to.
I believe you are correct-I've seen it both ways, but my bad-I was typing pretty fast.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:36 AM   #22
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Did not know we had any other sports out there
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:08 AM   #23
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You should start watching the EuroCup. It's arguably a better tournament than the World Cup.
Not to mention, it's about to start in a few months!

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It's undoubtedly a great tournament, but my issue with it is having someone to root for. Being an American, my home country isn't in it, so I don't have anything to pull for from an emotional perspective. It's not like the World Cup or Olympics, where I can really wear my heart on my sleeve for the United States!
You should do what I do and just root for the beauty of the game/the play. Who says you have to have a favorite team to appreciate a sport? I'll watch just about anything, and I'm happy as long as I get to see a good game! You can pick a favorite as you go along based on style of play, anyway.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:39 PM   #24
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:04 PM   #25
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You should start watching the EuroCup. It's arguably a better tournament than the World Cup.
I don't watch much soccer but do enjoy the World Cup and occasionally the English Premier League. Love the fans passion in the WC and the generational loyalty of the English fans to their hometown clubs. They LOVE those teams, the same way we LOVE our hockey teams.

My criticism of some players is their constent whining, diving and faking of injuries. There's no questioning their talent but some of them lack grit.

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:51 PM   #26
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You should do what I do and just root for the beauty of the game/the play. Who says you have to have a favorite team to appreciate a sport? I'll watch just about anything, and I'm happy as long as I get to see a good game! You can pick a favorite as you go along based on style of play, anyway.
I agree, but when it comes to international tournaments nationalism and patriotism are huge motivators for me. One thing I love so much about the Olympics and World Cup is how passionate and proud the fans are of their respective countries.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:30 PM   #27
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I agree, but when it comes to international tournaments nationalism and patriotism are huge motivators for me. One thing I love so much about the Olympics and World Cup is how passionate and proud the fans are of their respective countries.
Besides the Euro and World Cup, if you want to see great soccer/football you should give the UEFA Champions League a try. This is a tournament where the best clubs and world-class players play.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:33 PM   #28
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Besides the Euro and World Cup, if you want to see great soccer/football you should give the UEFA Champions League a try. This is a tournament where the best clubs and world-class players play.
The atmosphere in Manchester must be electric right now with "City" up on "United" by 2 points. What has happened to Arsenal and Liverpool?

Have you been to games?

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #29
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MMA (My personal favorite)
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #30
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:19 AM   #31
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:32 AM   #32
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:50 AM   #33
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I hadn't watched any NHL games since the Thrashers left my city, but I decided tonight that I'm going to adopt the Blackhawks as my new team from now on. My mother's side of the family are all lifelong Blackhawks fans, and it made them really happy to win their first Cup in 50 years the season before last.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:16 AM   #34
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In order of interest:

1. NHL (Canucks fan, but love anything hockey and I watch a TON of it - much more than anything else)
2. EPL (Arsenal fan, watch the games live when I have the chance but keep up with highlights when I can't)
3. UEFA Champions League (similar deal to above)
4. NFL (not a fan of a particular team, but will watch the playoffs)
5. CFL (I'll watch it every now and then, always watch Lions playoff games, and I've been to a bunch of games)
6. Tennis (only Slams; timing is often an issue or I'd watch more)
7. NBA
8. Rugby
9. UFC

To me, the absolute best sporting "event" is the Stanley Cup Playoffs... absolutely unreal the level of intensity. Blows everything absolutely out of the water.

Outside that, from the international tournaments, I'll watch:

1. Winter Olympics Ice hockey
2. Euro Cup (slight edge to Euro as it's a far better tournament than the WC IMO)
3. World Cup (must watch)
4. Other ice hockey tournaments (Juniors, World Championship, etc)
5. Rugby WC
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:53 PM   #35
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In order of interest:

1. NHL (Canucks fan, but love anything hockey and I watch a TON of it - much more than anything else)
2. EPL (Arsenal fan, watch the games live when I have the chance but keep up with highlights when I can't)
3. UEFA Champions League (similar deal to above)
4. NFL (not a fan of a particular team, but will watch the playoffs)
5. CFL (I'll watch it every now and then, always watch Lions playoff games, and I've been to a bunch of games)
6. Tennis (only Slams; timing is often an issue or I'd watch more)
7. NBA
8. Rugby
9. UFC

To me, the absolute best sporting "event" is the Stanley Cup Playoffs... absolutely unreal the level of intensity. Blows everything absolutely out of the water.

Outside that, from the international tournaments, I'll watch:

1. Winter Olympics Ice hockey
2. Euro Cup (slight edge to Euro as it's a far better tournament than the WC IMO)
3. World Cup (must watch)
4. Other ice hockey tournaments (Juniors, World Championship, etc)
5. Rugby WC
No Love for baseball, Bruthu?


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NHL - Canucks
CFL - Lions
MLB - Blue Jays
You mean we agree on something. GO BLUEBIRDS.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:20 PM   #36
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This would be fun to have front row seats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E38G3...ature=youtu.be
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:20 PM   #37
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No Love for baseball, Bruthu?
Never gave it a chance, to be honest. Just not a sport I grew up watching.

My impression of it is it's often a pretty slow sport, and that can get boring at times, but I do enjoy watching the highlights on TV though so may try watching some games this summer... when I'm not busy watching the Euro Cup (can't wait, Hup Holland Hup!).
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:23 PM   #38
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Never gave it a chance, to be honest. Just not a sport I grew up watching.

My impression of it is it's often a pretty slow sport, and that can get boring at times, but I do enjoy watching the highlights on TV though so may try watching some games this summer... when I'm not busy watching the Euro Cup (can't wait, Hup Holland Hup!).
Some of my Italian friends consider the Euro Cup more important than the World Cup...I should ask them why.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:34 PM   #39
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Some of my Italian friends consider the Euro Cup more important than the World Cup...I should ask them why.
I wouldn't say it's more important... the WC is far, far more important as a title. The Euro Cup, though, in my opinion, is a more competitive tournament and more fun to watch. Often games in the WC are very, very tight (weaker teams will often try to keep it to 0-0 or 1-1) and that doesn't make for good entertainment, especially to the casual soccer fan, which sucks because that's what they will watch and that's what many's impression of the game is (low-scoring, tight, slow = boring basically). Happens in the Euro as well of course, but still the games are more fun because the teams are more closely matched and the average level of the teams is higher. Some of the very, very best talent in the world will be on display this Euro Cup.

I've said this often before is that if you want "fun" soccer to watch you should definitely watch the EPL or UEFA CL as they are a lot more fun to watch. Every game in a tournament like the WC is of massive significance so teams will play extremely tight and this will lead on many matchups to tied, and often low scoring games.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:46 PM   #40
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Never gave it a chance, to be honest. Just not a sport I grew up watching.

My impression of it is it's often a pretty slow sport, and that can get boring at times, but I do enjoy watching the highlights on TV though so may try watching some games this summer... when I'm not busy watching the Euro Cup (can't wait, Hup Holland Hup!).
As you know, each sport is quite different from most other sports and has its own elements that define it and make it enjoyable. For example, I watched my first hockey game in a while last night, and it reminded me how much I enjoy the ebb/flow of the game (in a chat last night, my friend described it as the "antibaseball"). With the NBA, I think it's more the individual moments (e.g., the buzzer beaters) and the superstars that I enjoy.

This at-bat between Kirk Gibson (the injured league MVP) and Dennis Eckersley (the greatest closer of his era) in game one of the 1988 World Series, arguably the greatest at-bat in the history of the MLB, consummates everything that I love about the game of baseball (e.g., the one-on-one matchup between the pitcher and the hitter in the setting of the team sport).

This following YouTube video provides the radio call, but I think you'll be able to appreciate the effect, especially if you combine it with the second video of his last swing.


It was Kirk Gibson's only at-bat in the 1988 World Series; it is the MLB equivalent of the Willis Reed game (seven) in the 1970 NBA Finals.

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