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What is your favorite sport? posted 24 Mar 2005, 18:03 by Alric, Auditor

I'm just curious which sports people enjoy around these parts. It's always fun to know who you can talk with about certain things. You know, it's a community building thing. :wink: My favorite sport is American Football, which I played for several years. I don't so much have a favorite team as I'm a hard-luck supporter for my local team, the Minnesota Vikings. They've managed to lose the championship game 4 times in their history while never winning. Secondly, I'd say ice hockey. It was my favorite sport to play, though I ended up being a goalie. While I was a good goalie, it was not nearly as fun as skating out. My favorite team... well since the NHL is canceled, I'll have to say my state's college squad... The Minnesota Golden Gophers. My third favorite sport... Football (soccer). I'm one of those odd Americans who enjoy the sport and follow the European Leagues. I'm a Liverpool supporter. So... anyone else? Or, do you quite dislike sports all together? view post


posted 25 Mar 2005, 06:03 by Da-krul, Auditor

I would have to say 1. The CFL (Canadian Football Leauge) 2. Bowling (Not Really a Sport but meh) 3 Skiing (Again not really a sport but meh) view post


posted 26 Mar 2005, 20:03 by Epitaphs, Candidate

[quote="Da-krul":y1rutmlh]I would have to say 1. The CFL (Canadian Football Leauge) 2. Bowling (Not Really a Sport but meh) 3 Skiing (Again not really a sport but meh)[/quote:y1rutmlh] Canadian Football isn't really a sport either, is it? :D Basketball for me. Mainly the NBA, but I am not into it nearly as much as when I was in highschool some few years back. Currently I'm getting into March Madness, as I made up a bracket for the first time. view post


posted 27 Mar 2005, 07:03 by Da-krul, Auditor

[quote:1peuqa5a]Canadian Football isn't really a sport either, is it? [/quote:1peuqa5a] Why I Outta! :D view post


posted 28 Mar 2005, 15:03 by Alric, Auditor

Well, CFL is more of a sport than Arena League Football. As for March Madness, the weekend's games were quite good. I've never seen as many close, overtime games. It was very entertaining. Of course, my bracket is completely shot now. view post


posted 31 Mar 2005, 03:03 by Epitaphs, Candidate

[quote="Alric":32sj9jkz]Well, CFL is more of a sport than Arena League Football. As for March Madness, the weekend's games were quite good. I've never seen as many close, overtime games. It was very entertaining. Of course, my bracket is completely shot now.[/quote:32sj9jkz] Arena football is a joke. The only thing it's produced is Kurt Warner. Oh well--I live in Des Moines, Iowa, and our old team the Barnstormers(who Warner played for, actually)is the closest thing we've had to a pro team. How sad is that? Bah to the elite 8. A pox on their houses and their arenas. The games themselves were so great though. I was in first place in my non-monetary pool for the longest time, now I might as well stop paying attention. Oh well. If the games continue their goodness it'll still be worth it. view post


posted 10 Apr 2005, 18:04 by DarkMatter, Peralogue

The only sport I can stand watching on TV is handball. I used to like watching bandy and ice hockey. But I lost interest. view post


posted 14 Apr 2005, 20:04 by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

1a. Mixed Martial arts. To me this is the truest sport. IMHO sports are ritualized warfare and MMA is sports at its most direct and true. As lifelong martial artists its infineatly interesting to see the technicians of the sport at work. 1b. Gymnastics I am gymnastics coach and a bit of a gymnast myself its just incredible to see and perform acrobatics, the feeling of doing a well executed backflip is incredibly exhilirating. Gymnastic as sport is unfortuneatly flawed by the need for judging but man its beautifull to watch. 3. Basketball its just the most watchable sport easy to follow lots of displays of spectacular atheletism, rarely slows down. 4. Gaelic football and hurley haven't seen these sports much but they're very watchable and look immensely fun. Honourable mention to parkour which is not a sport but an activity as their is no competive element nonetheless its an amazing way to express the human body. view post


posted 30 Apr 2005, 02:04 by Folken Fanel, Commoner

Formula One :lol: :D view post


posted 30 Apr 2005, 02:04 by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

I like watching World Cup Soccer. (I was one of those freaks that woke up at 4AM to watch the games live from Korea last time). What I like to participate in is different. Gymnastics (which I did until I hit puberty and my body was unable to handle the strain). Modern dance followed (lower impact stress on joints). I liked cross country running. Then I started smoking and drinking and, well, yoga and walking are about it for me now. (It's not a bad amount of exercise given that I have been living without a car all my adult life). view post


posted 10 May 2005, 23:05 by Kalief, Candidate

I enjoy alot of sports, but fotball (soccer) is by far the fav Some other favourites, Handball and Cross Country Skiing view post


posted 16 May 2005, 16:05 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Crew and fencing. I really want to try cricket, it appeals to me. view post


posted 12 Aug 2005, 18:08 by Nauticus, Auditor

I enjoy watching the NHL, the AHL, CFL, World Cup soccer, that sort of thing... I enjoy competing in varius martial art-oriented sports, like Judo, Sport Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Pankration, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission wrestling... I like watching them, too. view post


posted 12 Aug 2005, 19:08 by Deerow, Auditor

pretty much just hockey for me. NHL. So this last year was pretty slim. Hopefully this "new NHL" holds my interest. view post


posted 12 Aug 2005, 21:08 by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

I don't watch sport. Find everything pretty boring. But I love to play baseball and basket, fencing and doing Kendo. view post


posted 13 Aug 2005, 12:08 by Rich the Great, Candidate

Favourite sport to play is Rugby Union, but I also swim, play basketball and hockey, and I'm not a bad soccer goalkeeper either. Favourite sport to watch, the same, but I will watch almost any sport and vaguely enjoy it. Apart from anything involving horses. view post


posted 13 Aug 2005, 22:08 by Deerow, Auditor

Actually, I enjoy Gaelic football as well. Watching or playing. view post


posted 13 Aug 2005, 22:08 by target, Auditor

Archery - woohoo!! Brilliant :D Also, i love playing football (oh yes, it is [b:1bw84s4v]not[/b:1bw84s4v] soccer), badminton, tennis, golf, cricket (go England! Beat those Aussies!!!), squash, american football (although i watch that more than play, i don't get much opportunity, i can't afford to play for my team and i don't know how god i am :? oh, and go Pats!) Basically i like most sports, although i don't play hockey. I will watch, i wont play. Basketball kind of the opposite. And we don't really play baseball in England. Although, go Redsocks! I had a good American sporting year last year :D view post


posted 15 Aug 2005, 03:08 by Lucimay, Subdidact

baseball. very spiritual game. all that physics with the ball! (my favorite camera angle in a televised game is catcher!! love to see that thing come whirlin' toward home plate and shimmy right at the end of the bat!!) AND if no one gets a hit a game could potentially go on forever. plus, baseball players. :) view post


posted 15 Aug 2005, 23:08 by WhiteLineRacer, Candidate

UFC and Superbikes view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 11:08 by Echoex, Auditor

Women's beach volleyball. view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 12:08 by target, Auditor

I was waiting for someone to put that up, and somehow i knew it would be you Echoex :lol: Well played sah! view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 12:08 by Rich the Great, Candidate

How can you not like a sport that has it in its rules that the women must wear bikinis to play? view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 12:08 by target, Auditor

I know, it's brilliant. Gotta love beach sports. view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 14:08 by Harrol, Moderator

The only sport I can stand to watch is American football. I like college and pro. Go Dolphins and go Gators. view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 15:08 by Lucimay, Subdidact

i'm also fond of figure skating but my mate informs me that its not REALLY a SPORT!!! :) view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 17:08 by target, Auditor

That depends on how you define 'sport'. I would say figure skating counts as a sport, especially if archery and equestrian do. Figure skating involves much more exercise etc. so i would count it. view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 18:08 by Lucimay, Subdidact

he says figure skating is for 14 year old girls or those with the heart of a 14 year old girl (as if this were some kind of an insult!! i quite enjoyed being a 14 year old girl the year i was a 14 year old girl) he thinks he's being insulting. that's only because he's never been a 14 year old girl and doesn't know what he's missing!!! :lol: view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 23:08 by Deerow, Auditor

I've had this debate a dozen times...the definition of a sport. My opinion (since nobody asked for it) is that a sport is an athletic activity in which the player(s) directly decide the outcome...basically this means that anything that has judges in it is not a sport. Boxing is the tricky point. view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 23:08 by target, Auditor

To be pedantic that can exclude a lot of sports, especially American Football. There a [b:2dvn6gpd]lot[/b:2dvn6gpd] of judges/referees in American Football and they can make bad decision etc therefore deciding the outcome of the game. This can be true of many sports including football and tennis to name but two. It is a tricky point and im not sure i totally agree with that definiton. What i am appalled at though is that there appears to have been some discussion concerning making darts an official Olympic sport...although i think that is really just a British bid to win some more medals :D view post


posted 17 Aug 2005, 17:08 by Alric, Auditor

To steal from the old EA Sports ads... sport is when you can say, "I am better than you, and I can prove it." I think "sport" can be defined differently by just about anyone who you'd ask. I prefer a more general definition myself. Sport is where through physical skill, a person or team, is competing against other persons or teams. These might be decided by judges rewarding performance, by scores achieved directly against another. Now, this definition leaves a certain grey margin in the middle where people can certainly argue. Is darts a sport or a bar room entertainment? Why the heck does ESPN carry poker tournaments? What was that trampoline competition at the last olympics? For me, figure skating is a sport. Anything that is that physically demanding, precise and requires that much time and talent to perfect is a sport. The wonderful thing, you don't have to agree with me because there are plenty of sports out there for everyone. Heck, follow the wonderful Ashes this summer. view post


posted 17 Aug 2005, 23:08 by Deerow, Auditor

target: yes, judges/refs etc. have an impact on the game and even an influence over who wins and loses...but ultimately it is decided between the people on the field/surface/whatever. In figure skating there is always controversy over a judge giving someone a higher score or lower score for whatever reason (ie bribes, their own country, etc.). That has a 100% direct impact on the result because no matter how good the people perform the judge can still say "no, I didn't like it." Take hockey for example. In the Women's Olympic final a ways back it was the USA and Canada for the gold and the referee was CLEARLY biased in favor of the Americans. Handing out penalties right, left, and, believe it or not, centre. Did the referee get to arbitrarily decide the outcome of the game? No. The Canadians won despite the bias. That is what makes it a sport IMO. The fact that despite external forces the players themselves are the ones responsible for the outcome of the game. Just so you know the only reason this came up is I have a friend who does trampoline and calls her kids she coaches "athletes" and we made fun of her and told her it wasn't a sport. It evolved from there and now I actually half believe it. view post


posted 18 Aug 2005, 00:08 by target, Auditor

Yeah, well i was only being pedantic really with teh judges, but i can't totally agree with you but i can see your point. The Ashes is awesome and its good to know we have some Americans watching :D Although bleeding Aussies drawing the third test, grrrrr. Bloody northern weather, it always has to rain, they should restrict the cricket to Edgbaston because Birmingham opperates on its own moni-climate, and i can watch it live :D Anyways, let's just see what Trent Bridge brings us, its back in the Midlands so we might just see a full 5 days cricket. My housemate is playing on International Cricket Captain 2005 right now, and losing hilariously, so if you will excuse me, i have to laugh...a lot. view post


posted 27 Sep 2005, 03:09 by Magadon, Commoner

I have two favorites: NASCAR and football. I follow Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in NASCAR. I can't get enough of it. Sadly, he hasn't done so well this season, but he'll be back next year. I also follow the Buffalo Bills and the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Bills will probably have an OK season. They'll probably lose games they're expected to lose. They're rebuilding now after getting rid of Bledsoe, who really didn't give me much hope as he's getting close to being a has-been. We've got Losman now, who we can build a team around. And Virginia Tech is now the third ranked team in college football. Even if they stay at #3 and win out, I don't think they'll have a chance at a title shot unless USC or Texas goes down hard (though it's unlikely). USC would have to lose two games and Texas would probably drop in rank if they lost one, depending on who they lost to. College football is so much more interesting to me than the NFL. They've got a great OT system. OK, that's it. view post


posted 22 Dec 2005, 22:12 by dtgooden, Commoner

I'm surprised that on a fantasy site no one mentioned fencing. I've been involved in the sport for almost 14 years (on and off). Personally I enjoy Epee, which is a long sharp piece of hard steel and is used in the context of - I get you before you get me. That's the main rule and it is fierce. Same as martial arts, the sport of one-on-one competition for your own life is intense. Think chess at 90 MPH adreniline roaring speed. view post


posted 19 Jan 2006, 02:01 by Nauticus, Auditor

I think my favorite sport is Mixed Martial Arts. Martial Arts at it's best. But I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Japan has a better organization called Pride Fighting Championships. True pure martial artists compete here, and it's usually a lot more spectacular an event. In the UFC, you have Renato Sobral - pretty good striker, pretty good grappler. Pride has, for example, Ricardo Arona. The best grappler in the world right now, but terrible striker. The saying, 'Jack of all trades, master of none' comes up often when discussing the difference. view post


posted 01 Apr 2006, 23:04 by glaz, Peralogue

i watch any sport, except curling and golf coz they're boring to watch. any thoughts on the Final Four? who do you think will win it all? i really like LSU right now, but my heart goes to cinderella-team Mason. as for my faves, i like football-football(or soccer) and american football. gotta love the NFL. :D :D view post


posted 03 Apr 2006, 20:04 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

the only sport i like to watch and/or paticipate in is sex. view post


posted 03 Apr 2006, 20:04 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I played hockey from the time I was about 6 or so, but haven't played much over the last few years since I went to University and all. I still watch it alot. My favourite time is when the Winter Olympics rolls around. I snowboard when I can, even play golf. I'm a casual athlete at best. view post


posted 03 Apr 2006, 21:04 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Football, swimming, snowboarding, track, the list goes on. When did sex(not denying that it requires stamina and skill)become a sport? Because that would be one interesting Olympic event. view post


posted 04 Apr 2006, 12:04 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

[quote="Warrior-Poet":wp7i013i]Football, swimming, snowboarding, track, the list goes on. When did sex(not denying that it requires stamina and skill)become a sport? Because that would be one interesting Olympic event.[/quote:wp7i013i] oh it's a sport, as long as you're doing it right. pretty much in the same way that hunting is a sport. both of which i love. view post


posted 04 Apr 2006, 14:04 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

If you really work it you can wrap "hunting" and sex up into one big event! view post


posted 04 Apr 2006, 15:04 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

[quote="Entropic_existence":26f8fw35]If you really work it you can wrap "hunting" and sex up into one big event![/quote:26f8fw35] that would be HOT! view post


posted 04 Apr 2006, 19:04 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

[b:1qpjskuk]EE said[/b:1qpjskuk][quote:1qpjskuk]If you really work it you can wrap "hunting" and sex up into one big event![/quote:1qpjskuk] Man you would need some great skill and handeye coordination for that. view post


posted 04 Apr 2006, 21:04 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Well one could argue that the club scene is essentially hunting and sex (if your lucky) all rolled up into one. :) Not that I was ever really into that whole deal. If you want to take it further.... it's all good as long as the prey is consenting lol :) Oh man.... that really sounded sexist didn't it? I swear it wasn't! I'd be perfectly happy being the prey of a female sex hunter lol. view post


posted 04 Apr 2006, 21:04 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Being hunted is way more fun than hunting btw congrats on becoming a sorcerer of rank. view post


posted 05 Apr 2006, 01:04 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Thank you very much, and I definitly agree being hunted is way more fun :) view post


posted 05 Apr 2006, 12:04 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

it's funny that girls will complain about being 'hunted', especially at a club. HELLO! you got all dolled up and went to the club for the purpose of being hunted! i've never been to a dance club, personally. and at concerts i usually just have combat pants and a tshirt. but still, being hunted is nice. hunting is also fun. ok, i have to focus on work. bad gierra! view post


posted 01 Jul 2006, 14:07 by Muflon, Commoner

football and handball view post


posted 21 Jul 2006, 04:07 by Zarathinius, Auditor

I like fencing, and I ran track this past spring season. But really, I don't watch sports on TV. view post


posted 01 Aug 2006, 23:08 by Edge of Certainty, Subdidact

soccer.......and martial arts, and yes, it is a sport view post


posted 17 Aug 2006, 01:08 by DietCoke23, Commoner

Ultimate Frisbee!!!!!!! Anybody else agree? :D view post


posted 19 Aug 2006, 02:08 by Xray the Enforcer, Auditor

Not since I left California....and almost got all my teeth knocked out by some crazy 200-lb weight-lifting hussy with elbows of iron. :P view post


posted 26 Mar 2007, 06:03 by Jamara, Auditor

Football (grrr...soccer) and hockey. And my friends and I Have decided that they are the same sport, just on a different surface. And if figure skating is a sport, then ballroom dancing should be a sport. Figure skaters might be athletes, but it's not a sport!!!!!! view post


posted 26 Mar 2007, 19:03 by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Love American football and basketball. On any given play you just might see an amazing display of athleticism. Of course these sports become much less interesting when your team loses. Yes, i agree figure skating is not a sport, i like the comparison to Ballroom dancing. but there is no doubt that it takes a ton of practice and a lot of skill. so give em some props, view post


posted 27 Mar 2007, 02:03 by Buckethead, Peralogue

hockey, hockey and hockey. followed by a rousing game of hockey. view post


posted 09 Apr 2007, 20:04 by lordnull, Commoner

1.) college hoops 2.) Cleveland Browns football 3.) Buffalo Sabres hockey 4.) European or international soccer 5.) college football 6.) Detroit Pistons hoops 7.) Finally shaking the "commoner" tag on the three-seas and the aSoIF forums You could throw college hockey in there sometimes...sometimes I'm into Clevland Indians baseball too... view post


posted 09 Apr 2007, 20:04 by Harrol, Moderator

keep posting Lordnull and you will get there. By the way the Miami Dolphins are the best. view post


posted 09 Apr 2007, 20:04 by Ajokli, Commoner

My favorite sport is drinking mountain dew. I enjoy watching car races for the crashes, and hockey, and speed skating; but have never been into playing sports myself, being delicate of build. view post


posted 10 Apr 2007, 18:04 by lordnull, Commoner

[quote="Harrol":3f30te9x]keep posting Lordnull and you will get there. By the way the Miami Dolphins are the best.[/quote:3f30te9x] hah...the GF is a Miami native and she's all about the Phins...they're kindah my NFL B-Team and since I live in the New York market I end up watching three or four of their games a year. view post


posted 04 Oct 2007, 22:10 by Urchin, Commoner

Athletics - participating and watching. view post


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