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Old 02-02-2013, 02:52 PM   #46
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Superbowl Sunday is a great day to take the kids to Disneyland; no lines.

Last night I was treated to COURTSIDE tickets to the Phoenix Suns (that's basketball for you guys reading this) game. It was great watching the game from there but I did not know anything about the players, the season, etc. But I loved it. But that was the first basketball game I have seen anywhere, including TV in 30 years. Probably never see another one unless I get invited there again.

I don't know or care about any sports really but I do enjoy seeing the Padres (that would be San Diego baseball) about 4-5 times a season; great social night out with friends.

I think is it REALLY odd that some are such rabid fans. This obsession with players who would have no interest whatsoever in meeting you the fan, is amazing to me.

I will be going to a Super Bowl party tomorrow and will probably read the sports section tomorrow for the first time in a year just to try and understand a bit about what is going on, who the players are, the drama, etc.

Cheers, non-fans!
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:59 PM   #47
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I am glad to hear I am not the only weirdo out there that cant stand to watch sports - I cant even stand to listen to the over hyped broadcasters yack about the shit. "Jigholio just ripped down the field and put up a bucket" And "the Jet's slayed the colts on their home turf for their final win of the season" Ohh lets all clap our hands and beat off for them
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:03 PM   #48
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Never could figure out the fascination with the ball.
As a kid the bases on the field were a hazard when flat tracking on the diamond.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:11 PM   #49
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Womyns Beach Volleyball ... only sport worth watching ...

Even more so if Brazil are playing ....
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:15 PM   #50
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the estrogen is strong in this thread
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:19 PM   #51
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This describes it much more eloquently that I can :

This describes it much more eloquently that I can :
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:51 PM   #52
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[QUOTE=Gregg Wannabe;20635553

I think is it REALLY odd that some are such rabid fans. This obsession with players who would have no interest whatsoever in meeting you the fan, is amazing to me.
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Most "rabid fans" that I have known never played any sport.

This obsession with meeting famous people also strikes me as EXTREMELY odd.


I played football and wrestled in high school but have no interest in watching sports, ...........except for the NCAA wrestling finals. I think that most of my interest in that comes from the fact that there have been lots of the wrestler in the NCAA tournament that i saw as kids during the 15 years that i coached elementary wrestlers.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:55 PM   #53
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Anybody with that much Nascar in their sig line...

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:00 PM   #54
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Adventures are much better than sports. Adventures build character, and the goal is to have everyone return safely.

Competitive sports reinforces the whole "winner/loser" thing. Cheat to win. Do steroids. Idolize Cheaters as God's. So what if they are involved in dog fighting. Beat their girlfriend? So what? They are gods...

Some news report was talking about the SB. The "Winner" and "Loser". The non winning team is actually second best, not the loser.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:22 PM   #55
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Meh.

I'm working 2nd shift tomorrow to monitor a test, I figure 8 hours of watching a pump move water around will be about as entertaining as the game.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:02 PM   #56
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Tomorrow I'm going to buy a 97 KE-100, and try some two stroke riding..........in the snow . Will send in pics of the x-rays when I get out of the hospital
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:05 PM   #57
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:06 PM   #58
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I miss underwater hockey! its the best training for breath hold spearfishing!
In San Diego I would always surf during superbowl, the water was always empty. I don't think Ecuador cares all that much and all the ex-pats here are like 150 years old
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I don't know or care about any sports really but I do enjoy seeing the Padres (that would be San Diego baseball) about 4-5 times a season; great social night out with friends.
Buddy of mine and I would buy $5 nosebleed seats for the Padres when they were at the Q/Jack Murphy/whateveritscallednow and make our way down as far as we could. Sometimes we got great seats. Sometimes we got the boot. :lol

As a nice day out of the office, a live baseball game's OK. Watching it on TV? Like watching golf.

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Old 02-02-2013, 05:30 PM   #59
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I am glad to hear I am not the only weirdo out there that cant stand to watch sports - I cant even stand to listen to the over hyped broadcasters yack about the shit. "Jigholio just ripped down the field and put up a bucket" And "the Jet's slayed the colts on their home turf for their final win of the season" Ohh lets all clap our hands and beat off for them
And the next time one of these atheletes/coaches/managers says anything original or interesting will the first time (since Ali, of course).

I was born without the sports gene, and care not for sticks and balls. I notice that nearly all my friends who are heavily into cars and bikes don't care much for sports either, and the ones who don't care much for machinery are more likely to be riding the couch on "Super Sunday".
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #60
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Where are you FF's going??
May run down Senator Hwy to Crown King. Not sure. Rain in am?
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