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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2444 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

As a Brit, I grew up with football and my local team was West Ham United (well Spurs were actually closer to where I lived, but thats a long story...) and although hard to watch with an 8 hour time difference, I still very much follow them.

I have always had a soft spot for Man Utd too for some reason and enjoy watching them and cheer for them in Europe.

Now in Vancouver in a hockey mad nation, I really enjoy this sport too and of course support the local team the Vancouver Canucks and own a 33 H Sedin shirt.

Not interested in any other sports, though was remotely interested in Saracens when I played rugby for my school team.

Well, maybe beach volleyball   


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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2597 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
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I only follow (as in religiously be a fan of) two sports: Aussie rules football and Formula 1 racing.

In Aussie rules, my team are the Essendon Bombers. The first game of footy I ever watched was the 1993 grand final, in which the Bombers beat the Carlton Blues by 44 points. I quite liked their colours too, black with a red sash - which hasn't changed since the club was founded in 1873. Essendon have won 16 premierships: equal with Carlton and more than any other team in the league.

In F1, I've been a fan of the Williams F1 Team since 1994. The first race I ever watched was the 1994 Australian Grand Prix which Nigel Mansell won. That wasn't the defining factor for me to become a Williams fan, but because they had, in my view, the prettiest car on the grid. The Rothmans liveried Williams Renault FW16 looked stunning in royal blue, gold, red and white. Williams have won 9 F1 Constructors' Championships since their founding in 1977. Their ninth - and last - was in 1997, which was then a record. Since then, Ferrari has eclipsed that record. But Williams still has more Constructor's Championships than McLaren, despite their relative lack of success since then  

Having been to Vancouver three times, I've developed a passing interest for hockey, and the Canucks. Unfortunately, I can only watch NHL games through a subsciption to the Fox Sports channel, which I can't afford to pay for. I watch hockey whenever I can on free to air TV, which is to say every four years at the Winter Olympics, and naturally, I support Team Canada.

My other passing interest is in what you Brits call 'football' but the rest of the world calls 'soccer'. I don't watch it frequently, except for the World Cup and a few EPL matches here and there. I don't really support any team, although my dad is an Arsenal fan and as such I have somewhat of a soft spot for them. I wouldn't be able to name anyone in the squad except for the manager, though :P

[Edited 2013-02-27 21:14:57]


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User currently onlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2637 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

I grew up in Boston but my deeper (non-European) roots are in Chi-town. I will root for a Boston team, and for a Chicago team, and try not to pay attention if teams from those towns are vying. But if I have to:

I will easily root for the Red Sox over the Chisox.

Boston has no NL franchise, but should a Cubs-vs-Red Sox World Series ever happen, then we know the apocalypse is 20 minutes away anyway, so I'd be on a hillside hollering my shema instead of watching the game.

I'd probably root for the B's over the B-hawks, but it would be a tad painful.

I hate basketball.

NFL-wise, in a Pats-vs.-Bears situation, I really don't know which way I'd go. That would be a experiment.

Elsewhere in the country, I will root against any (non-Patriots) team that has a state name instead of a city name (Minnesota Twins, Florida Panthers, Colorado Rockies, Carolina Panthers, New Jersey Devils... they really all must either a) be named after their cities, or 2) be dissolved )

And I will enthusiastically root against any team from the San Francisco Bay Area. I lived in San Francesspool for 16+ years and I welcome any opportunity to give it a slap in the face.



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User currently onlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2755 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
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I'm originally from the east coast of the US so most my teams are the "big" ones. For the MLB I am a big Yankee fan. Went to my first Yankee game when I was little with my father and been a fan ever since. Though I have to admit I don't watch near as much baseball as I once did.
When it comes to American Football it is the New England Patriots all the way. Though my entire family are Giants fans, so you can imagine the 2012 Superbowl costs me a few dollars and some pride!
Now my favorite sport recent years has been hockey. Something about going to school at a big Division 1 hockey town really makes the sport so much more enjoyable. For college I have to root for my school, the University of North Dakota (Fighting Sioux). The NCAA may have taken away our name officially but you will see no sign of that here. The name and tradition is still alive and well. For the NHL though it goes to the Minnesota Wild. When I was little my mom used to work as an executive secretary for the Hartford Whalers but sadly they decided warm and sunny Raleigh, North Carolina market was better suited for them. But hey money makes the world go round. So I was a man without a nation as one may say for a few years. Then my mom's boyfriend (now husband) was a Minnesota boy. So one winter break we went out and visited him and he decided he wanted to have a "bonding" day with her boys. Well he got us incredible seats at the Xcel center and they've been my team ever since. If you're ever in MSP check out a game. With the exception of the Ralph Englestead arena here in Grand Forks, I don't think there is a finer place to watch a hockey game.
Pat



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11533 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Four Canucks sweaters, two Canucks hoodies, two Canucks henleys, no less than 15 Canucks caps, two Canucks shot glasses, Canucks licence plate holder, Canucks key chain, Canucks pucks, Canucks flag, Canucks rally towel, and two Canucks tattoos. Take a wild shot in the dark...

And I was so very proud when the Buccaneers won their only Super Bowl.



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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1262 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

McLaren!

Always liked them, and I have no idea why.



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User currently offlineMillwallSean From Singapore, joined Apr 2008, 1240 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

I only follow football thanks to different Internet broadcasts. And surprise surprise I support Millwall FC. South Londons finest and proudest. A club that still has the edge supporters used to have in English football.
Had a season ticket for many years and traveled away regularly from the late 80:ies to 2001 when I left London.
I Dont like what modern football is turning into though, we have a yank owning our club now. Bostonian apparently, he is ok to be honest, but some of the other owners in English Football, the Malaysians in Cardiff, the Kuwaitis in Forest, Glaziers in ManYoo etc should be shot.

And the entire world calls the sport football not soccer.
Minus the antipodeans and the US that is.

In Canada/US I enjoy NHL and I can watch a game of Aussie Football when in Aussie, AFL isn't football but its a decent sport and it has some traditions and pride in it.
Cant stand rugby or bum-licking ball as it was called where I grew up.

Apart from that I miss topless darts. A quality TV sport if there ever was one but unfortunately the major broadcasters seem to shy away from it.
Now we when have lost the prude yanks from the European broadcasting skies (ESPN didnt make it, lost to much money and never really gained much marketshare) and BT takes over ESPN Europe we might get it back though. Heres hoping...



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User currently offlineLH7478i From Germany, joined Jan 2012, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

For me it is FC Bayern München. The best team, nicest city   . Last year's Champions League final was just a terrible game. I still don't get how that worked out for Chels. I really hope Bayern doesn't make it to the final again, because after loosing 3 finals in 4 years, I would not be able to watch one single minute of a match again.

User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

The only team I follow "religiously" is the Miami Heat. Been a fan of them ever since I was a little kid. My first memories of Heat basketball was the 96-97 season with Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway taking the team to the eastern conference finals. I just like to point out I've always been a heat fan before Lebron and will be after he is gone.
For college I go with my alamater The George Washington Colonials. However I will go for my home college and grad school team too especially when they are top five in the country, that being U of Miami hurricanes.

Even though football (american) was my best sport it is a sport I don't go to the actual games much but I certainly enjoy watching. I watch most Miami Dolphin games and I am certainly a fan of them but not a huge fan. I also have always followed the University of Miami football team and go to their games more often than dolphin games. Right now they are free for me anyway.

I also enjoy baseball but unless its a big game or the playoffs I can't watch much on TV it's too boring I always have enjoyed going to games though. Again always been a marlins fan but these days it's hard to root for them.

Don't follow hockey much but I go to Florida Panther games once in a while. And after spending 5 months in Barcelona I became a Barca fan for my soccer club when it's not the World Cup which is the only time I try to watch a lot of it.

If I had to pick a "2nd" favorite team from the major sports league, ones I usually like to see win are the Wizards in the NBA, Redskins in the NFL and Capitals on the NHL from living in D.C. for 4 years and in baseball the Blue Jays because that means the Yankees, Red Sox or Rays might be losing. And for some reason I like seeing the Orlando Magic do well it is something about the Magic logo from the 1990s which made me just always like them when I was younger.



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User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Growing up within equal distance of Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, my sports team loyalty has shifted over the years. I grew up being a Orioles and Redskins fan but slowly shifted to being a strictly Philadelphia fan, so Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, and probably would be a Union fan if I cared for soccer. I also follow the WVU, as it's my alma mater.

Therefore, I can't wait til my teams are good again 



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User currently offlineRomeoBravo From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2013, 1420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Football: I have an Arsenal FC season ticket and went to see England in the Euros last summer. Which was a whole lotta fun even though we are useless.

Cricket: Was due to go to the upcoming Ashes Oval test but i now won't be able to make it due to matters outside of my control. Absolutely gutted about that.      

Sometimes watch Surrey play too but wouldn't call myself a follower.

Snooker: Big Mark Selby fan


User currently offlineTankereng From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

I follow college football, specifically being from Nebraska the Cornhuskers. My entire family will get together to watch the games. Don't really pay attention to the NFL until the playoffs.

I also follow the Oklahoma City Thunder. Living in the city, I go to games from time to time. It was really cool last season being in the championship.


User currently offlinemad99 From Spain, joined Mar 2012, 527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

I follow f1 and always have. I don't care who wins too much i just want to see a good race. Some of the drivers i decide i don't like, vettel for example, but the rest i don't really put one before the rest.

If football is on i'll watch it but don't really have any favourites and i've never understood how someone can support a team like some do.



Quoting MillwallSean (Reply 6):
Millwall FC

I remember watching a wonky eyed millwall supporter in a leather jacket clime onto the pitch and threaten the opposing team's keeper with a knife back in the early 90's. I always thought that was class....


User currently offlinestarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Steelers Jerseys - 7 Roethlisberger, 43 Palamalu (SB43), 36 Bettis (SB40), 86 Ward (SB43), 12 Bradshaw, 26 Woodson, 99 Generic Steelers Jersey, several other generic jerseys

Penguins Jerseys - 87 Crosby (Stanley Cup), 71 Malkin (Winter Classic), 66 Lemieux, 68 Jagr, one generic no number jersey

Pirates Jerseys - 6 different generic no number jerseys and a old 18 Van Slyke Jersey, but still rooting after 20 consecutive losing seasons.

Follow the Pitt Panther teams and the Penn State teams as well.

Don't have a basketball team but does not mater since I can not stand basketball anyway.

Born and raised near Pittsburgh but since I live in San Diego now after the Navy I will root for the Padres and the Chargers but not when playing my original home town teams.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6530 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Button, Alonso, Kimi => F1 drivers.

The French football team, especially against Italy (as most of my family supports the latter).

The various French skydiving teams because that's my sport and they're the best.

Also, the French riders in the Tour de France because they need it !



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

I have for my entire life followed Manchester United 'religously'. In the last 2 years I've only missed one game, and keep in mind, I'm in PER, where some matches start at 4am.

I try to visit Old Trafford once or so a year, but haven't been able to the last 3 years, and am partly ashamed for that! At one point I even considered applying to the University of Manchester to get closer, but my parents convinced me that I was just being stupid.

By the way, my father is a die hard Manchester City fan and the last season and this season have been extra heated.

I also follow Tromso IL (also football) which is my local top division team in Norway, as well as Perth Glory (football) here in Australia.

I do follow a bit of AFL (Australian Rules), where my favourite team are the Fremantle Dockers. Used to be a season ticket holder, but am not this season due to the amount of games I'm likely to miss.

I do like to follow all sort of sports, but when it comes to specific teams I cheer on, then the above would be them.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineCalebWilliams From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

All the Minnesota teams:

Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Wild,Minnesota Timberwolves -- okay I don't follow them so much, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Lynx and of course Manchester United. I follow mostly university sports such as the University of Minnesota.



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User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2149 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Only really follow two sports, football & Gaelic games (both gaelic football & hurling). I dont support any Irish club football team, Arsenal are my team. Had many nice weekends over in London attending a few games, last game I was at was nearly 2 years ago, need to get back to the Emirates soon.

Being a true Irish sports fan of course I'm a big supporter of the national sports. When it comes to supporting your local club it depends on where you are from. Club teams are all about the community, you don't support a GAA club because they are successful or your favourite county player plays for a certain team. My local club team is St Peregrines http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peregrines_GAA. We are not one of the most successful teams in Dublin but we are by no means the worst. We are more of a football club than hurling, our first football team plays in division 2 & our second team won division 6 last year. Like any club sport were if your good enough you get selected to play for your national team, in GAA you get selected for your county. Dublin is my county team & you wont find anyone who is big a Dublin fan as I am. Currently the Dublin football team are top of division 1 with 2 wins from 2 & in September 2011 we won the All-Ireland final for the first time in 16 years ( the All-Ireland final is one of, if not the biggest day sporting occasion in Ireland each year) We have been quite successful at U18 & U21 level in recent years too. Our U21 team won the All-Ireland in 2010 & 2012 & in our first game this year we won by 37 points! (any gaelic football match were a team wins by 37 points is a VERY one-sided game) The U18 team won their All-Ireland last year & were beaten finalists in 2011. The Dublin hurling team is nowhere near as successful as the football team but we have been doing well at underage level in the last few years.

That All-Ireland final in 2011 was the day best day of my life, here are some highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j56XDU6WDGc

I would not call myself a rugby fan but I do like to see my provincial team Leinster do well along with the national team.


User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2729 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Oregonian born and raised so my teams are the Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) and Oregon Ducks (college football and basketball).  


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User currently offlineGSPflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

NCAA: South Carolina Gamecocks

NFL: Carolina Panthers

NBA: Not that I care too much about pro basketball, but I do pull for Charlotte and Detroit if I watch it.

MLB: Philadelphia and Detroit

NHL: Carolina and Detroit

NASCAR: Gordon is my favorite, but I do pull for any Hendrick or Stewart-Haas team.


User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Quoting starbuk7 (Reply 13):
Steelers Jerseys - 7 Roethlisberger, 43 Palamalu (SB43), 36 Bettis (SB40), 86 Ward (SB43), 12 Bradshaw, 26 Woodson, 99 Generic Steelers Jersey, several other generic jerseys

Penguins Jerseys - 87 Crosby (Stanley Cup), 71 Malkin (Winter Classic), 66 Lemieux, 68 Jagr, one generic no number jersey

Pirates Jerseys - 6 different generic no number jerseys and a old 18 Van Slyke Jersey, but still rooting after 20 consecutive losing seasons.

Follow the Pitt Panther teams and the Penn State teams as well.

Hmm, you follow Western PA sports, myself Eastern PA. You follow Pitt/PSU, I follow WVU. Think we could be friendly? 



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2807 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months ago) and read 1743 times:

Football: FC Barcelona and my local team SM Caen (that's in Normandy, they play in 2nd division). I've been a die hard fan of both teams for about 20 years now. I used to spend my summer holidays in Catalunya when I was a teenager, so it was quite natural for me to start supporting Barça.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens. A die hard fan too, but hockey grew on me only a few years ago. My brother went to study in Montreal in 1998 and he used to talk about the hockey team there, but I never really paid attention to it, because hockey is an obscure sport in France (which is a shame because it is truly a great sport). With the coming of broadband Internet, I started to be curious and went often to watch hockey highlights on the NHL website, paying special attention to the Canadiens' performance. Then my company transferred me to Montreal a couple of years ago and that was just perfect for me. I went to the Bell Center a couple of times and I watch all games on TV.

Basket-ball: I follow more the players than a team in particular. At the moment I pay attention to the Spurs because of Tony Parker, but I also like the Celtics (which I went to see at the TD Garden last December).

American football: I started watching that sport when I moved to Montreal. A friend of mine is a huge Patriots fan and I often go and watch the games with him. His passion for the club influenced me a bit, I guess. But I can't really say I'm a "fan". I'm happy when they win, but not really sad when they lose... yet!

[Edited 2013-02-28 14:32:26]


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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

There has only been one team that I have constantly supported since childhood days when Niki Lauda won the title: the Ferrari F1 team, the red heart of Formula 1. Not too much of a fan of other sports, I do of cause cheer for the local football team Eintracht Frankfurt, which is doing quite fine this year. I hope to see at least one game in the stadium this year. Internationally I always liked FC Liverpool.
As you can judge from all this my favourite sports colour is of cause red!


User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4273 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

EPL: Aston Villa
La Liga: Sevilla or, on the rare occasions when they are in the top division, Granada CF
MLB: Texas Rangers
NHL: Dallas Stars
NFL: Dallas Cowboys and whoever plays against the Eagles, Redskins and Giants
NCAA Football: University of Texas Longhorns
NCAA Basketball: Saint Louis University Billikens (#18 in the country!)
Super Rugby: Hurricanes and whoever plays Crusaders

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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

NFL-San Diego Chargers

MLB-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim,Azusa and Cuca-monga.Old Joke.

NBA-LA Lakers/LA Clippers.Not that much of NBA fan but would I like the Clippers get to the finals.

NHL-LA Kings more then Anaheim Ducks but not primary sport.

NHRA-John Force Racing-FC,Tony Schumacher(DSR),Larry Dixon-TF Jason Line-PS(Summit)

NCAA Football-USC

NCAA basketball-UCLA

[Edited 2013-02-28 16:57:19]


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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 25, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

I was born and pretty much raised in Montreal, so naturally I eat, sleep, breathe the Montreal Canadiens. I now live in Ontario so I haven't had a chance to get out to any Habs games in a few years, and I'm forced to put up with those insufferable Leafs fans...

Of course for Canadian football I'm a huge Montreal Alouettes fan. I actually have my name engraved on a brick in the stadium as a donor to their stadium renovation project. For American football, I'm shamefully a fan of the St. Louis Rams. I became a fan because when I was first getting into football as a kid they were dominant, winning the Super Bowl, so I decided that would be my team. I refuse to be a bandwagon fan, so I still stick with them even though they're pretty awful these days. In the NCAA I'm all about the LSU Tigers, couldn't even tell you why, I don't remember how I started cheering for them.  

I'm a huge rugby fan, but it's difficult to get into Super rugby from North America so I only follow international. I always cheer for the All Blacks (15's and 7's), unless of course they're playing against my home team! I finally graduate in a couple months, and I plan on having my debt paid off within a few months, so next year I'm planning on going to one or two sevens tournaments (definitely Vegas, probably London, and hopefully NZ if the bank account can handle it).

I watch most Man Utd games, but only because my roommate hijacks the TV whenever they play.

Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
I hate basketball.

Here, here. I only go to Toronto Raptors games if someone else is paying.



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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9180 posts, RR: 18
Reply 26, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Quoting starbuk7 (Reply 13):
Steelers Jerseys - 7 Roethlisberger

BOOOOOO! I have developed a disdain for that dirtbag over the years.

Quoting starbuk7 (Reply 13):
43 Palamalu (SB43), 36 Bettis (SB40), 86 Ward (SB43), 12 Bradshaw, 26 Woodson, 99 Generic Steelers Jersey, several other generic jerseys

These guys are all ok tho. I have a Hines Ward jersey tho. I try to wear it for every playoff game. The last time I did that was in 2005 and again in 2008. Each time I wore the Big Ben jersey, they looked like shit. Coincidence?

Quoting starbuk7 (Reply 13):
66 Lemieux

I have a Lemieux jersey from when I was 7 about to turn 8; when they won their first Stanley Cup!!

I also have a McCutchen jersey... Maybe THIS year we'll have a winning record?   



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User currently offlinestarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 27, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 26):
BOOOOOO! I have developed a disdain for that dirtbag over the years.


I got it after either the first or second super bowl victory. Have not worn it since his off the field incidents and am still deciding if I will ever wear it again.

The announcers jinxed the Pirates after the all star game last year after the NL won one of the announcers said "just think, the Pirates could host the World Series this year". It was after that that we forgot how to play baseball and started to lose.


User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5358 posts, RR: 14
Reply 28, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1663 times:

MLB: New York Yankees

NFL: New York Giants & anyone playing the Dallas Cowboys

NCAAB & F: Kentucky Wildcats

I don't follow any particular socer team, but I'll watch a game if I come across it on TV

I won't watch pro basketball

Oh yeah, I follow any team my kids are on...



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 29, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1642 times:
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Since rugby is New Zealand's most popular sport I follow rugby but don't go to many matches.

All Blacks
Hurricanes (local rugby team playing in the Super 15 with teams from Australia and South Africa)
Wellington Lions (local team playing in the national NPC championship)


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 30, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
I really enjoy this sport too and of course support the local team the Vancouver Canucks and own a 33 H Sedin shirt.

Screw shirts. You aren't really one of the mouth breathers until you flip a car and light something on fire.

As for me, I'm pretty much a Chicago guy.

I'm a big Bears fan, Bulls fan (sad, but still a fan) and Blackhawks fan. For baseball, I follow both the Cubs and White Sox. I'm definitely more of a fan of the Cubs, but very much prefer attending White Sox games since Wrigley Field is a shithole.

I actually don't have much interest in attending Bears' games since they're expensive, the weather is often bad, and the fans are stupid and annoying.

As far as college, I have no strong loyalties, I just watch the best games. I detest Dick Vitale and most hardcore college sports fans, particularly those who did not attend the school in question and SEC football fans. They tend to be fat, stupid, and semi-illiterate. I also detest the NCAA in general. They are useless, corrupt, and rarely get things right.

I do have some affinity for John Calipari, just because he is an unabashed basketball don barely even pays lip service to the student athlete crap. His pitch is basically "come spend a season with me, don't worry about class, and in a year you'll be a millionaire." That sort of honesty is something to be admired.

And finally, a couple housekeeping items. If you're over the age of twelve you should not be wearing any jerseys unless you are actually going to play. Seriously, grow up.

Also, unless you play for the team, work for the team, or own the team you do not get to refer to a sports team as "we" or "us." It's okay for high school as long as you attend(ed) the school in question, but not for college.



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User currently offline3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

I am a fan of any team who plays the New York Yankers.
I am a fan of any team who plays the Dallas Cowgirlz.
I am a fan of the Vancouver Canucks. Not like Seb146, 1 cap, but I have been a fan since 1978.
I am a fan of the Seattle Sounders and Seahawks.
That's about it.


User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9180 posts, RR: 18
Reply 32, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Quoting starbuk7 (Reply 27):
The announcers jinxed the Pirates after the all star game last year after the NL won one of the announcers said "just think, the Pirates could host the World Series this year". It was after that that we forgot how to play baseball and started to lose.

I think everyone jinxed them, including their own selves... They looked a head, and then they derailed...

They've done that year after year tho. They'd play relatively strong in the beginning only to tank around the end of July. It didn't help either when opposing pitchers began to figure out McCutchen. Notice how his batting average dropped off?

Forget about 2010; that was probably the worst season in the entire history of the franchise!

I haven't worn Big Ben's jersey since SB 45. I only wore that because I misplaced my Hines Ward one. At least the Packers are a franchise I respect and actually like. Outside of Dallas, there WAS no SB 30!! I will forever lament the name Niel O'Donnel, the worst QB in team history.



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User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2038 posts, RR: 6
Reply 33, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

NHL - Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens
MLB - Toronto Blue Jays and NYY

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 25):
and I'm forced to put up with those insufferable Leafs fans...

But didn't you hear? It's all Brian Burke's fault...      



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 34, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 30):
Screw shirts. You aren't really one of the mouth breathers until you flip a car and light something on fire.

It was funny, as there was a photo published in the paper of a guy doing just this who was my double and of course the authorities were wanting folk to turn in people they recognized from footage. The waitresses at my local bar were my alibi as various ones were wanting to know where I was that night!

Quoting MillwallSean (Reply 6):
And surprise surprise I support Millwall FC. South Londons finest and proudest

   Something lovable about Millwall though!

Quoting MillwallSean (Reply 6):
I Dont like what modern football is turning into though

   The EPL may be the best in terms of quality at the moment, but the lack of academies for home grown talent to make it to the top level is worrying.

Quoting MillwallSean (Reply 6):
Apart from that I miss topless darts

Just have to attend in person instead, or strip poker...

Quoting texan (Reply 23):
EPL: Aston Villa

Thats an odd one for a Texan living in NZ - any reason? Unless they get their stuff together you might be watching Championship football next season which would be shocking for a club their size.



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User currently onlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 35, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Lets see.....I'm from the Chicago area, lived in Utah for 23 years and now live in Arkansas, SO, this is my list:


NBA: Utah Jazz
MLB: Chicago Cubs
NFL: Chicago Bears
NHL: Chicago Blackhawks
NCAA: Arkansas Razorbacks
MSL: Real Salt Lake



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 36, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 35):
NBA: Utah Jazz

Got the wrong end of that matchup. Unfortunately, it looks like Derrick Rose is going to the same place Stockton and Reggie Miller ended up.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently onlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 37, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 36):
Unfortunately, it looks like Derrick Rose is going to the same place Stockton and Reggie Miller ended up.

Hall of Fame?  
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 36):
Got the wrong end of that matchup.

Not as far as I'm concerned. Except for referee Dick Bevetta, they might have won one of those championships.



"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10888 posts, RR: 37
Reply 38, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

I've been following Formula 1 many years from the days of old til now. My favourite drivers of the past were Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Graham HIll, Jackie Stewart, Alain Prost and Schumi. I have always shown interest for Japanese teams and drivers.

I also like watching football competitions, the World Cup and also local. My favourite teams are Brasil, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia and Italy. My favourite local teams are AS Monaco, Inter Milano, Juventus Torino, Lazio Roma and Milwall FC in the UK.

Boxing is also interesting but it has completely gone out of fashion.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 39, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1510 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 37):
Hall of Fame?

More like without a ring.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7692 posts, RR: 21
Reply 40, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
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Favourite clubs: Ipswich Town FC, St. Pauli FC. Other sports can go swivel, except for maybe ice hockey - like a KHL game when I can see one.


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User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 41, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Ice hockey team Brynäs IF in the Swedish Elitserien.

User currently onlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 42, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 39):
Quoting mayor (Reply 37):
Hall of Fame?

More like without a ring.

If having a ring was the only criteria for someone's greatness, that would mean that there are more great players out there who never got a ring and therefore, they really aren't "great". I dispute that criteria.

I would imagine that there are more "great" players in the basketball hall of fame without a ring than those that DO have a ring.

In the NFL were Dan Marino and Fran Tarkenton not great even though they never got a ring? Dick Butkus? Gale Sayers? The Viking's Purple People Eaters?


The same is true of any sport's hall of fame, actually.



"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7132 posts, RR: 3
Reply 43, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Being a kiwi I'm programmed to follow rugby, so I support North Harbour in the NPC, the Blues in Super Rugby, the All Blacks and anyone playing Australia. I hate rugby league with a passion, it's just a stupid bastardisation of a great game. When I lived in London I supported the Quinns, manly because my favourite player at the time ZinZan Brooke was captain/coach.

I've been a life long fan of the WRC, although I don't follow any particular team or driver at the moment, I just enjoy watching it, I'm a Rossi fan in Motogp, many ears ago I was and ardent Fogarty and Slight fan in the Superbikes, in F1 I support McLaren, more due to Bruce being a kiwi than anything else, I look forward to the day a kiwi finally gets into F1, it's been a long time since our glory days. IRL I support Dixon, he's done me proud, a double champion.

I also take an interest in rowing and Americas Cup yachting and support Emirates Team New Zealand, I am really looking forward to the next regatta, the Cup should be heading back to its home in Auckland, we miss it.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 44, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 42):
If having a ring was the only criteria for someone's greatness, that would mean that there are more great players out there who never got a ring and therefore, they really aren't "great". I dispute that criteria.

I never said it's the only criteria, but it's a big part.

For example, I'd say that LeBron James is the most skilled basketball player in history. He has the most ability and can do everything that Michael Jordan could and then some. But Jordan is still the greater of the two.

Halls of fame don't mean much to me anyway. They've largely gotten out of control so I just quit caring.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently onlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 45, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 44):
I never said it's the only criteria, but it's a big part.

Not really......the towel boy gets a ring if they win it all.  



"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 46, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Football:
#1 Favourite team is OGC Nice. Currently they are coming 5th in the French Ligue 1, which is pretty good for them.  
#2 Favourite team is Paris Saint-Germain, though I don't like them so much now that David Beckham has joined.

Internationally, New Zealand's team (the All Whites) doesn't do particularly well so I also cheer for France and the Netherlands' Oranje.

Rugby:
#1 Blues (Because I'm an Aucklander)
#2 Chiefs (because both my parents are MooLoos)
Supporting the All Blacks goes without saying, though I also support France (much less so since a certain match in 2006).

F1: Ferrari + McLaren. Favourite drivers are Räikkönen and Massa.

V8 Supercars: I really liked Stone Brothers Racing, but they no longer compete. My favourite team now is Dick Johnson Racing, though TBH I like any team who drives Fords.

Yachting: In the Americas Cup [Emirates] Team New Zealand is my favourite. Lots of people from the yacht club I used to be part of now sail for them or have done so in the past. I also quite like Luna Rossa (even visited their home in Genoa a few years back).

Quoting texan (Reply 23):
and whoever plays Crusaders
Quoting kiwirob (Reply 43):
and anyone playing Australia.

   + South Africa.

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 43):
I also take an interest in rowing and Americas Cup yachting and support Emirates Team New Zealand

Its been a peeve of mine that we haven't had a proper Americas Cup since 2007. At the moment Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa are both testing their AC72 designs on the Hauraki Gulf which is really, really cool to watch (both are unbelievably quick). In the next cup, I expect several teams will crash spectacularly like Oracle did last year.



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User currently offlineBlueLine From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 47, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

NFL- Chicago Bears
MLB- Chicago White Sox
NHL- New York Islanders
NASCAR- Jeff Gordon and the rest of Hendrick Motorsports.
F1- Ferrari


User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7132 posts, RR: 3
Reply 48, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 46):
I really liked Stone Brothers Racing, but they no longer compete.

They are sort of still around, the Stone Brothers sold out to Erebus Motorsport who will run Mercedes E-class in the V8 Supercars.


User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 49, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

NCAA: Texas Longhorns (all sports)
NFL: Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans
MLB: Houston Astros and Texas Rangers (welp...they're in the same division now)
NBA: San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder are my top 2 (I don't love the NBA, though)
NHL: Dallas Stars
EPL: Manchester United
La Liga: Real Madrid
Serie A: Inter Milan
AFL: Essendon Bombers

Any and all USA national teams, followed by the Wallabies for rugby (since let's be honest, the Eagles barely play rugby anyway).

Yes, I watch and follow all of these teams.

I don't know where I find the time.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineKBJCpilot From United States of America, joined May 2012, 160 posts, RR: 6
Reply 50, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

NFL- Denver Broncos.
MLB- Colorado Rockies, reluctantly. What a pathetic ownership team and lousy leadership in the front office. St Louis is my backup team.
NHL- Detroit Red Wings.
NBA- None. I'll watch but I really can't root for a bunch of overgrown thugs who can't play basic offense and defense. The beauty of basketball is played a the college level. But I'll root against Kobe and the Lakers until the day I die. The guy's a tool.
MLS- Colorado Rapids. Although they suck too.

College- Oregon Ducks. Oh, and anyone who plays BYU. Can't stand that pathetic, elitist school. "The Harvard of the west" my ass.

NASCAR- #24 #48.
Indycar- don't care.
F1- same.
EPL- same although I root against Chelsea because a friend is their biggest fan in the states. He's a real d-bag on match days.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 51, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1387 times:

Quoting KBJCpilot (Reply 50):
I'll watch but I really can't root for a bunch of overgrown thugs who can't play basic offense and defense.

Some don't play defense, and do get called out for it, but these guys are the best in the world.

Quoting KBJCpilot (Reply 50):
The beauty of basketball is played a the college level.

No it isn't. Missed open shots, unforced screwups, and lack of athleticism from guys who will be "going pro in something other than sports" (read Starbucks) is not the beauty of basketball. The one and done rule sucks (ask Nerlens Noel) and history is littered with guys who put up big numbers in college but aren't nearly good enough to make it on the next level ('sup Jimmer!).

Hell last night we saw Ryan Kelly from Duke put up thirty something. While people were bloviating about how wonderful it was, I looked up a couple NBA mock drafts. Kelly appeared on one...as the last pick. When college basketball commentators talk about how great it is that a coach gets players who stick around you should be asking yourself why that coach cannot recruit better.

And if anyone still is wondering whether college basketball is better than the NBA, go remind yourself which one has Dick Vitale.



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2807 posts, RR: 2
Reply 52, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1383 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 46):
Football:
#1 Favourite team is OGC Nice. Currently they are coming 5th in the French Ligue 1, which is pretty good for them.  
#2 Favourite team is Paris Saint-Germain, though I don't like them so much now that David Beckham has joined.

Wait, are you a French living in N-Z? Otherwise I'd find it strange that a Kiwi would support 1) a French team and 2) a rather small team like Nice.

[Edited 2013-03-03 14:22:27]


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User currently onlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 53, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1375 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 51):
Quoting KBJCpilot (Reply 50):
I'll watch but I really can't root for a bunch of overgrown thugs who can't play basic offense and defense.

Some don't play defense, and do get called out for it, but these guys are the best in the world.

This is true........out of all of the "best" college players, these are the cream of the crop that make it in the pros. Just as in the NFL, rookies come in and are amazed at how much faster and more physical the pro game is.



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User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5358 posts, RR: 14
Reply 54, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 51):
And if anyone still is wondering whether college basketball is better than the NBA


I love watching College ball, even Division II. NBA lost its allure for me years ago.

I love watching the kids play. They play because they want to play. They want to prove something.

I also enjoy watching NCAAF, but you can't keep me away from NFL ball.



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 55, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 46):
a certain match in 2006

Oops, I mean 2007 (confusing the years of Rugby and Football world cups).

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 48):
They are sort of still around, the Stone Brothers sold out to Erebus Motorsport who will run Mercedes E-class in the V8 Supercars.

True. I hope the Mercs and the Nissans can get competitive enough to shake things up a bit. Having only two manufacturers makes thing a bit boring.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 52):
Wait, are you a French living in N-Z? Otherwise I'd find it strange that a Kiwi would support 1) a French team and 2) a rather small team like Nice.

Born in Nice to New Zealand parents. Lived there for several months before we all moved back here. OGC Nice is therefore my 'local' French team. I actually really like them being small as I detest how certain clubs/teams are getting too large influential and essentially becoming brands. Examples include Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and nowadays PSG too (as exemplified by Beckham joining). The downside of supporting a smaller team being that noone in my part of the world knows who they are.



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 56, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Quoting KBJCpilot (Reply 50):
NBA- None. I'll watch but I really can't root for a bunch of overgrown thugs who can't play basic offense and defense. The beauty of basketball is played a the college level. But I'll root against Kobe and the Lakers until the day I die. The guy's a tool.


What??
In my opinion the NBA has the best and most skilled athletes in the world. I can't think of a sport which takes as much skill + athletic talent. Basic offense and defense? Scoring in the NBA has actually been down lately and the offense in the NBA is 100,000,000 times better than any offense there is in college ball. That is one of the reasons the defense looks so bad sometimes. And during the regular season sometimes the effort on defense is not there but you can't say that during the playoffs.

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 54):
I love watching the kids play. They play because they want to play. They want to prove something.


Lebron, Durant, Kobe, Wade, Anthony, Rondo, Rose, Harden, Duncan don't want to prove anything to anyone?



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 57, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 56):
I can't think of a sport which takes as much skill + athletic talent.

I'd love to see how skillful and athletic basketball players are on skates, or on a rugby pitch for 45 straight minutes.



Flying refined.
User currently offlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 773 posts, RR: 0
Reply 58, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

I am a huge Penn State fan on the college level. I don't really care about pro sports, but I do tend to watch the playoffs of even pro sports because playoffs in any sport tend to have a different "feel" to them and I can deal with that even if I generally dislike the sport.


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 59, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 56):
In my opinion the NBA has the best and most skilled athletes in the world. I can't think of a sport which takes as much skill + athletic talent.

   It takes a ton of raw talent and skill on top of that. All the best players are basically freaks of nature and have exceptional finesse on top of that. Non-supermen need not apply.

Quoting flymia (Reply 56):
Scoring in the NBA has actually been down lately and the offense in the NBA is 100,000,000 times better than any offense there is in college ball. That is one of the reasons the defense looks so bad sometimes.

Even go watch an old game from the mid-1990s or so. It looks slower, sloppier, and generally less impressive than today's games.



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User currently offlineNitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 469 posts, RR: 5
Reply 60, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

I'm one of the owners of the Green Bay Packers...

User currently offlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 773 posts, RR: 0
Reply 61, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 60):
I'm one of the owners of the Green Bay Packers...

Bought one of those shares a couple years ago, eh?   



Restoring Penn State's transportation heritage...
User currently onlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 62, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 61):
Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 60):
I'm one of the owners of the Green Bay Packers...

Bought one of those shares a couple years ago, eh?

It's printed on a slice of cheese.........   



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 63, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 57):
I'd love to see how skillful and athletic basketball players are on skates, or on a rugby pitch for 45 straight minutes.


Yea skating is a different skill, but hockey players are not on the ice for 45 straight minutes. And Hockey is a very difficult sport but you don't see the level of finesse you need in basketball in my opinion. As for rugby give Lebron James 10 months of practice and I am sure he would be just fine in that sport. Just like American football so much in rugby is size, and athletic ability and not as much skill as say basketball or hockey.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 59):
It takes a ton of raw talent and skill on top of that. All the best players are basically freaks of nature and have exceptional finesse on top of that. Non-supermen need not apply.


Exactly. I watch Lebron and Wade almost every game. What they do on a daily basis is remarkable.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 64, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 63):
Yea skating is a different skill, but hockey players are not on the ice for 45 straight minutes. And Hockey is a very difficult sport but you don't see the level of finesse you need in basketball in my opinion.

Those guys are absolutely drenched in sweat after a shift that might be a minute long though. Hockey does take tons of finesse, probably as much as basketball, and lightning quick reflexes too. The ability to redirect a puck in front of the net is just amazing. Where basketball players have them beat is that hockey doesn't take the kind of explosive, quick twitch athleticism that basketball does.

Quoting flymia (Reply 63):
Exactly. I watch Lebron and Wade almost every game. What they do on a daily basis is remarkable.

You shouldn't ever miss a chance to watch either the Heat or Thunder play, because that's legit greatness there.

And, for what it's worth, there's a pretty strong consensus that LeBron James could have played in the NFL had he chosen to pursue it.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 65, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 63):
Yea skating is a different skill, but hockey players are not on the ice for 45 straight minutes.

Skating isn't a natural human motion like running and jumping is. It uses a different set of muscles and processes (which is what I think you're saying in your comment), which is why it's nearly impossible to be on the ice for more than a few minutes before getting tired out. It also gets pretty damn hot in that equipment/jersey. I actually envy basketball players for getting to wear just a sleeveless jersey and shorts.

Quoting flymia (Reply 63):
Hockey is a very difficult sport but you don't see the level of finesse you need in basketball in my opinion.

I'm going to work on the assumption that you haven't played a lot of hockey, but there is a whole lot more finesse in using a stick to put a puck past a professional goaltender than there is putting a ball in an unguarded hoop. It makes it even easier when you're 7 ft tall, whereas size gives you zero advantage in hockey.

Quoting flymia (Reply 63):
Just like American football so much in rugby is size, and athletic ability and not as much skill as say basketball or hockey.

Football, yes, but rugby has nothing to do with size. It's 100% athleticism. In football you can be a meathead who just rockets into guys as hard as you can and get paid to do it; while in rugby you have to be precise and tackle strategically for the continuity of the play.

Disclaimer: I'm a football player, so no accusations of me being biased towards rugby  
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 64):
hockey doesn't take the kind of explosive, quick twitch athleticism that basketball does.

If a goalie doesn't have "quick twitch athleticism" he won't even get past Junior B.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 66, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 65):
If a goalie doesn't have "quick twitch athleticism" he won't even get past Junior B.

It's quick reactions, sure, but it's not the same kind of explosiveness basketball players have. Cutting to the basket, taking off 8-10 feet away, and throwing it down takes more athleticism than being a goalie. Or making repeated plays above the rim.



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User currently offlineZB052 From UK - England, joined Jan 2013, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 67, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

UK Football - Luton Town (hometown club, have supported them all my life - through highs and lows - and we can't get much lower than we are now - I HOPE!!!!!)

US Soccer - Seattle Sounders (work connection!)

US Football - New England Patriots, although i do watch out for the Seahawks results (again, work connection)

US Baseball - Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays.......again, work (and personal) connections there!!!


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2807 posts, RR: 2
Reply 68, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 55):
Born in Nice to New Zealand parents. Lived there for several months before we all moved back here. OGC Nice is therefore my 'local' French team.

It makes sense  
Quoting ZB052 (Reply 67):
Seattle Sounders (work connection!)

I watched the game vs Montreal last Saturday. The Sounders have a great fan base.



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7132 posts, RR: 3
Reply 69, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 56):
In my opinion the NBA has the best and most skilled athletes in the world. I can't think of a sport which takes as much skill + athletic talent. Basic offense and defense?

This will make interesting reading for you. Basketball comes in No. 4.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/sportSkills


User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 70, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 66):
It's quick reactions, sure, but it's not the same kind of explosiveness basketball players have. Cutting to the basket, taking off 8-10 feet away, and throwing it down takes more athleticism than being a goalie. Or making repeated plays above the rim.

I take it you've never played in net. I'm a goalie (and have been since the age of 6), and I also regularly play basketball (because it's a good workout), and I find goaltending comparatively more "difficult".

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 69):
This will make interesting reading for you. Basketball comes in No. 4.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...kills

How is baseball/softball ahead of rugby and lacrosse?!?!  



Flying refined.
User currently offlinecorinthians From United States of America, joined May 2008, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 71, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

Biggest passion is soccer. I follow Man City in the EPL (mostly because I’m a huge Roberto Mancini fan), Roma in Sire A (although not a fan of this league so much now and I just never liked Totti) and I don’t really care for any of the La Liga teams, but I still follow the league because it does have the best players. Internationally…I will follow it and, I guess, cheer for the US national team, but they suck.

I grew up in Canada, so naturally around hockey. I follow the Oilers and Rangers, but not like before.

NBA – Knicks and Lakers. I’m a huge fan of Carmello Anthony and Kobe Bryant.

NFL – not a football fan at all, but I watch the Superbowl. I’ll cheer for the Giants.

MLB – used to support the Blue Jays when they had Clemons, Green and Canseco, but I really don’t care about baseball anymore.


User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 72, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

NBA: Chicago Bulls NCAA Hoops: North Carolina Tarheels Baseball: Minnesota Twins NFL: Green Bay Packers. Basketball is my main sport.


Bring back Western Airlines!
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2375 posts, RR: 21
Reply 73, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Nothing! I dont support any sportsteam or person. I don't really care that much about it in general. I like to support the national teams during large tournaments, but that's about it.

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 74, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 70):
I'm a goalie (and have been since the age of 6), and I also regularly play basketball (because it's a good workout), and I find goaltending comparatively more "difficult".

Playing basketball at a high level takes more flat out athleticism than playing goalie. Goalies, and hockey players in general, just don't have the raw talent to go from basically standing still to flying ten feet through the air in the blink of an eye.



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User currently offlinestarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 75, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 74):
Playing basketball at a high level takes more flat out athleticism than playing goalie. Goalies, and hockey players in general,


I would like to see an NBA player start from a standstill on ice skates, accelerate to full speed, dodge and maneuver around opposing players while maintaining control of the puck and shoot it into a 4 ft by 6 ft goal being guarded by a goalie. Won't happen in this lifetime I,m sure.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 76, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Quoting starbuk7 (Reply 75):
I would like to see an NBA player start from a standstill on ice skates, accelerate to full speed, dodge and maneuver around opposing players while maintaining control of the puck and shoot it into a 4 ft by 6 ft goal being guarded by a goalie. Won't happen in this lifetime I,m sure.

I think you'd be surprised.

Skating isn't something that takes some special talent. Put an NBA athlete on skates from the time they're a toddler and they'll be come pretty good at it. I think their power and quickness will probably translate, but I don't think the reverse is necessarily true. Not to mention that NBA players have that quickness while being often nearly 7 feet tall.



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User currently offlinestarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 77, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 76):
I think you'd be surprised.


I played both Basketball and Hockey in High School back in Pennsylvania and hockey is much harder all around IMHO.

Takes a lot less skill and energy to run and shoot a basketball that it does to skate, dodge, control the puck and shoot.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 78, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Quoting starbuk7 (Reply 77):
Takes a lot less skill and energy to run and shoot a basketball that it does to skate, dodge, control the puck and shoot.

That's a bit of a different point. Hockey is more of a balls out effort, hence the minute long shifts while in basketball you'll have guys playing 40+ minutes per game. And you'll see some players strategically rest on a possession.

Even that is not the same as just pure athleticism: jumping, strength, running/skating, etc. If you took future NBA athletes and trained them as hockey players from an early age they'd be really good. Maybe not NHL stars, but all really quality players. I don't think the opposite is true. Not for all NHL players, but fewer of them would be good as basketball players than NBA players trying hockey.



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7132 posts, RR: 3
Reply 79, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 76):
Not to mention that NBA players have that quickness while being often nearly 7 feet tall.

Wouldn't being 7ft tall be a disadvantage playing hocky?

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 78):
I don't think the opposite is true. Not for all NHL players, but fewer of them would be good as basketball players than NBA players trying hockey.

Hockey players from what I can see would be too short to make it into the NBA.

I still think rugby union or rugby league would have it all over NBA, players play considerably longer than 40 minutes, you're only allowed a few strategic subs (can't remember how many). Another game which the ESPN folks missed is Aussie Rules and they didn't include any of the Gaelic Games like Hurling and Gaelic Football both (especially Hurling) would easily be far more challenging, physically and mentally than hockey or basketball, hurling is the most brutal team sport I can think of.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 80, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 79):
Hockey players from what I can see would be too short to make it into the NBA.

Not all of them. They don't approach the size of the biggest NBA players, but depending on the position many wouldn't be undersized.

My point is that NBA players are exceptionally athletic and fast while also being huge. Some NFL players fall into the same category, particularly some of the top tight ends, linebackers, and defensive ends.

There are definitely good NBA players whom I would describe as being more skilled than they are talented. Steve Nash would be a good example. He's not especially athletic, large (6'3"), and isn't going to be rocking the rim. But he is exceptionally smart, great shooter and ball handler. But even in the prime of his career Nash wouldn't be able to do the things similar sized players like Russell Westbrook or a pre-injury Derrick Rose could.

Then you get into the large and athletic guys who are also exceptionally skilled: LeBron, Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, Blake Griffin, et. al. I'd have to describe such men as freaks of nature. Hockey players are very skilled and talented, but I just can't see any of them jumping over a car.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0C6uTGtZTc

And really that's a bit tame, considering where it was parked and being in a dunk contest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbyOevVAYQI



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 81, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 70):
How is baseball/softball ahead of rugby and lacrosse?!?!


My thought exactly. Maybe the skill involved. Hitting a baseball at 98mph or a major league curve ball at 88mph is probably the hardest thing to do in sports.

Quoting starbuk7 (Reply 75):
would like to see an NBA player start from a standstill on ice skates, accelerate to full speed, dodge and maneuver around opposing players while maintaining control of the puck and shoot it into a 4 ft by 6 ft goal being guarded by a goalie. Won't happen in this lifetime I,m sure.


And I would like to see a hockey player play in an NBA game. We can't be comparing the sports. We can only compare the athletes. IMO and its only that my opinion NBA has the best athletes in the world. Fast, Strong, Fit, Jump high, good endurance etc.. I think it would be easier to get an NBA player to train to play hockey at a high level than a hockey player to play basketball at a high level. Both probably would not happen though.

Quoting starbuk7 (Reply 77):
Takes a lot less skill and energy to run and shoot a basketball that it does to skate, dodge, control the puck and shoot.


I agree. But I also think it takes a lot more skill to shoot as well as an NBA player does in NBA games than it takes for a hockey player to shoot in NHL games. That is the thing, anyone can get on a basketball court and play where in hockey you need pads, skates and ice. But when we are talking about at the highest levels the talent in the NBA is phenomenal.



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7132 posts, RR: 3
Reply 82, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 81):
But when we are talking about at the highest levels the talent in the NBA is phenomenal.

To get to the highest level of any sport one must have phenomenal tallent, NBA doesn't have a lock on this. Lets put an NBA player in a boxing ring and see how they go.


User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1302 posts, RR: 3
Reply 83, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

I support FC Copenhagen (football) and anybody playing Manchester United. And even though I detest Audi's with a vengeance, once a year I support one of their cars. Specifically the LMP with Tom Kristensen behind the wheel at the 24H du Le Mans.


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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 84, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1101 times:



Norwich City FC.

I keep an eye on the rugby, both codes, but no real team (apart from England). My brother in law is a big fan of:



I also like cricket, F1, AFL, baseball, American football, handball, but don't really support a team.

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2807 posts, RR: 2
Reply 85, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 79):
Wouldn't being 7ft tall be a disadvantage playing hocky?

Zdeno Chára disagree with this comment  . However, it is true that it's not common to find people that tall in hockey. Usually, they're all between 1,75 m and 1,95 m.

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 83):
Specifically the LMP with Tom Kristensen behind the wheel at the 24H du Le Mans.

I've witnessed all his wins at Le Mans but one, in 2004. Great driver, legend in France too.



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