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Sports I Don't Get

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Football: 22 men kicking a spherical object on some grass for 90 minutes, watched by a crowd of baying proles...why???

Proles? Where have you been for the last 25 years? Have you not heard of the prawn sandwiches?

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V8 lawnmower racing :blink:

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Anything American, apart from Ice Hockey, when they really go for it.

American Football's pretty good. The idea is that your player in any particular position/role is always I'm peak condition. Hence mahooosive squads and a team that changes every time the game starts. I found it pretty exciting when I got into it.

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Basketball...Team goes up one end and scores, other team goes up the other end and does the same...ad infinitum...

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'Sports' that are not sports: darts, snooker, F1, golf.

You wouldn't be a fan of Fred Trueman's Indoor League then?

£100 first prize in 5 sports (sorry, 'sports'): Shove ha'penny, bar billiards, skittles, table football and darts. And this is real darts, on a real Yorkshire board, no trebles, no flukey shots.

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Yeah.. I'm another misery guts in this department.

I'd re-punctuate the title:

Sports, I don't get !

I thought you were a normal "serial killer" :blink:

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I don't get how a pro footballer can't hit the goal from outside the penalty area. It's a big goal and it's so easy even I can do it.

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Just watching the ad for the Olympics and sports that I just don't get started to cross my mind.

1. Anything synchronised. Why? For the love of god, why?

Have you noticed the big difference between male sports and female ones

For mens sports - you score a goal you get the point

For female sports - it's more like: they perform a gymnastics move or whatever and some guy holds up a score of 9.7 "Well done Jessica but we are giving a higher score to the other girl because she looked prettier while performing the move"

Imagine if that was swapped around: "Well done scoring that goal David Beckham, but the judges think the German goal was done with slightly more panache so we are giving them the match".

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Have you noticed the big difference between male sports and female ones

For mens sports - you score a goal you get the point

For female sports - it's more like: they perform a gymnastics move or whatever and some guy holds up a score of 9.7 "Well done Jessica but we are giving a higher score to the other girl because she looked prettier while performing the move"

Imagine if that was swapped around: "Well done scoring that goal David Beckham, but the judges think the German goal was done with slightly more panache so we are giving them the match".

That would work, if we didn't also have male gymnastics. I like gymnastics, I like pretty much all sports, except the pointless ones :)

Agree on the basketball. The rules make it pointless. Walking. Why? Either walk or run. Why walk quickly and shag your hips in the process?

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'Sports' that are not sports: darts, snooker, F1, golf.

Would disagree about F1 and golf.

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Quite enjoy playing sports, and sporting activities, but don't understand people who watch it on the telly or spectate.

If I liked watching other people do stuff I'd go dogging.

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Topless ladies volleyball. Who would watch that? :wacko:

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Topless ladies volleyball. Who would watch that? :wacko:

There used to be something called Topless Darts on Ice on an old sky channel going back about 20 years. I don't know if it still exists.

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There used to be something called Topless Darts on Ice on an old sky channel going back about 20 years. I don't know if it still exists.

That was on Live TV.

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F1. It's a "who's got the best car?" competition.

Not that I'm a big fan of it, but that is the sport. People might think it's about racing round a track, but the object of the sport is just as much building the car in the first place.

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Handball, basketball, American football.

The bit I don't get about american football is, three friends get together to mess around, one has the ball, one dances around in front of the ball-holder ineffectually, causing no particlar inconvenience whatsoever, ball-holder throws ball to ball-catcher, ball-catcher catches ball and gets incredibly excited about his incredible sporting achievement, celerates extravagently. Game over. Exhausted from their marathon endeavours, the participants go to eat hamburgers and drink beer (this part I understand).

The actual professional sport may pan out differently. I've never watched it

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