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Why I Can't Stand Football  
User currently offlineLearpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

Aside from it being as boring as soccer.

Ty Law:

"I can't do a thing about it but express my displeasure about playing for this organization," Law told the Globe. "I'll go to training camp. I've got bonuses for going to training camp. I'm just saying it won't be a comfortable working atmosphere. It's not a reason to hold out. I get $1 million just to show up. Who wouldn't show up for $1 million? The money ain't the thing, because I have that. Then again, I'm not going to sit here and say I don't want $7 million, either. That's stupid. Hell, we all gotta eat.

Nice ego, asswipe.




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User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

That is pretty much the way I feel about football AND basketball. Lets get some sports on TV that require some skill...

Baseball season can't start soon enough and we don't get nearly enough hockey or REAL auto racing on US tv..

FYI NASCAR does not constitute real racing.


User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

So, why isn't NASCAR "real" racing? I mean, I think F1 is cool too, but what's with the snobby attitude?

I'll give you a free pass if you are talking about NHRA Top Fuel when you say "real," but otherwise, you'll have to justify your elitism.

Personally, I'm counting that days until college football starts again. And right now, in the midst of NASCAR and with March Madness right at the doorstep, I'm in sports-watching heaven.

'Speed


User currently offlineShamrock1Heavy From Ireland, joined Nov 2002, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

I like F1 for one more reason than nascar...its called right turns

-D



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User currently offlineMITaero From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 497 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

>I like F1 for one more reason than nascar...its called right turns

lol

Hockey is always overlooked in the US.. it's such a great sport, I wish more people would give it a chance.

Then again, being from Detroit, I am biased.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Shamrock just took out millions of Nascar fans with a KO...


Go big or go home
User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Haha!!!

Great one Shamrock  Big thumbs up

But Nascar is the coolest! Just listening to all the horsepowers is great! But It still doesn't sound as good as an aicraft taking off.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Please, football and basketball req. No skill?? Let's see how many 3 pointers you can get?! Prob. Less in your life than Kobe or Shaq can do in a day.
How many touchdowns have you scored against Dallas?! ( I hear 0) certainly more skilled required than scoring in soccer.
To me, F1 is the exact same except that NASCAR is just a ford with boosters. (hehe)
I'm sure you guys find it fun to see those F1 teams fly around the track endlessly, and then after watching it for years you notice that unlike any other sport M.schumacher seems to win every race since I was born and there have been very,very,very,very,very few team changes, In fact, I can only name one, Toyota.
The fact IS, NOTHING BEATS WRC (World rally Championships).
That's one championship I hope never ends.



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User currently offlineTYSGoVols From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 634 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

Actually Shamrock

Sears Point
Sonoma Cali.

They used to race in Japan, I wished they still did.

I truely can't watch F1 or Indy, if the vehicles were actually cars I might give them more of my time.

I can't wait till College Football starts. Man I hope we get a good QB this year and if Randy Sanders is still running our offense I am rooting for Vandy I swear. My User name tells you who my team is. Read my sig and you will know. If not let me spell it out for you in Pride of the Southland style, V-O-L-S

<>< Garen

P.S. If someone could tell me how to get pics and logos on my profile I would greatly appreciate it.



Rocky Top You'll Always be home sweet home to me, Good ole' Rocky Top WOOOOO
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

This is why I watch mainly college sports. The NFL/NBA are not what they were 5 years ago.

User currently offlineMITaero From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 497 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

>How many touchdowns have you scored against Dallas?! ( I hear 0) certainly more skilled required than scoring in soccer.

are you serious?  Smile

I mean, enough mass and velocity, and you can plow your way in just fine. If you're tall and fast enough and have the hands, you can catch.

I concede that Barry Sanders type players have great skills.


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2604 times:

I hate the fact that Hockey always gets overlooked, and I dread the moment when Baseball season starts...

Alex.



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User currently offlineMITaero From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 497 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2600 times:

Totally agree An-225. Except with your FCC quote. And that it looks like you're an Avalanche fan  Big grin

User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

"I like F1 for one more reason than nascar...its called right turns."

Yeah, good one. You really told us NASCAR fans. Your ability to deliver a textual scalding knows no bounds.

TYS,

You put in this code: (img src="http://www.whatever.jpg") except with <'s and >'s instead of ()'s. For example, this picture...



...would be (img src="http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2003/n06/sport/800/nascar.jpg")

(Except with the <'s instead of parenthesis.)

Oh, and for some additional practice...






Enjoy, F1 fans. Go #17!!

'Speed




User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

I was only a F1 fan until I watch Daytona 500 at Daytona Int Speedway.After I heard the thundering noise of cars running few meters infront of you I fell in love with this race.I recomend you should at least see foryourselves once youll see what I mean.Actually to answer Shamrockheavy's very clever reply which states why Nascar is boring, I should say M.Schumacher is the reason why "F1 is boring.The guy is unstoppable and every race goes like Ferrari and all other cars themselves.Its not exciting at all.But in Nascar there is always fun until the last lap.But I like them both anyway.


Widen your world
User currently offlineTYSGoVols From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 634 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Ya'll should try dirt track in teh south. Bull's Gap Tennessee the fastest dirt half mile. Ah dirt track racing is so awesome. I like the asphault too. I am a huge NASCAR fan but, dirt adds so much to it.
<>< Garen

Thanks Speed I am going to have to try that.



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Ty Law says:"The money ain't the thing, because I have that."

Whenever an athlete says it's not about the money, it's ALL about the money. Especially in light of Patrick Ewing's classic blast, "we might make a lot of money, but we spend a lot of money".

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineLearpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

sigh

My sports thread has degenerated to a discussion of a "sport" (more like an activity) that consists of people sitting on their asses driving a car.  Sad

And I'm with you, An-225. It's a shame hockey's always getting overlooked, and the only publicity it gets is when something happens like the Bertuzzi incident.

I think NHL athletes are the most down-to-earth athletes in pro sports. There are a few exceptions...cough Eric Lindross cough..., though.



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User currently offlineTYSGoVols From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 634 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

I have to disagree. i say NASCAR drivers are very down to earth. With a fe exceptions, Tony Stewart, Sterling MArlin, and Rusty Wallace. The rest of them are pretty allright fellas. It must be that southern hospitality we southerners get accused of having all the time. Allthough I admit I am biased here I don't have a working knowledge of hockey players so I can't really make a totalitarian claim so maybe they are but, in my experiences NASCAR has grat guys, like Todd Bodine. He may not be a great racer but, he was a great guy when I met him.

<>< Garen



Rocky Top You'll Always be home sweet home to me, Good ole' Rocky Top WOOOOO
User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

I have to also disagree with the implication that auto racing is not a sport. I look at it like golf. No one performs feats of great physical magnitude on the golf course. However, golf is very demanding mentally, and requires a sound strategy to win. Auto racing is the same way.

'Speed

P.S. Try telling the pit crews that all auto racing is about is "sitting on their asses."



User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

Real racing is F1 and WRC.. for the reasons of: right turns and not misrepresenting how much the cars have in common with the off the shelf model of the same name.

football and basketball still suck the sweat off a dead dogs nuts.


User currently offlineTYSGoVols From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 634 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

Again Sears Point and Sonoma Cali NASCAR road courses

<>< Garen



Rocky Top You'll Always be home sweet home to me, Good ole' Rocky Top WOOOOO
User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

Aside from it being as boring as soccer.

I quit reading what you had to say after that statement right there, which by the way was your first. How can you say football is as boring as soccer? It's a damn shame.


User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

How many touchdowns have you scored against Dallas?! ( I hear 0) certainly more skilled required than scoring in soccer.

I don't believe someone could say this. In my mind, football is a game of strength and soccer is a game of skill (and stamina). They are very different, but you should watch some top european soccer matches and see the skill that some of the players really have.

-Q



Long live the A330!
User currently offlineLearpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

How can you say football is as boring as soccer?

Let me put it this way. If the NFL were to charge you for watching the game at home on tv, they would have to charge you for watching four games. After all, that is what you get. Watch the guy run 10 feet, fall down, and then watch it again from three different angles. EVERY PLAY! zzzzzzzzz. It could be the most inconsequential play - like the QB bobbling the snap and taking a knee. They'll still show it from three different angles and analyze the crap out of it.

BORRRRRRINGGGGGG!

There's almost more action in a soccer game.



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25 BN747 : football and basketball still suck the sweat off a dead dogs nuts. I'd pay some seriously good money to see you run back a kick-off return....just onc
26 Jcs17 : I absolutely hate NASCAR. I can't see what people see in it. Nothing, and I mean nothing (including soccer), is more boring than sitting in front of t
27 Vafi88 : Jcs17 - what a memorable moment for me to FULLY agree with your post. That was beautiful...
28 Greaser : Ermm, i think your're saying that only the top clubs like FC porto, AC Milan...players have skill. Yes, soccer (like every other sport) requires some
29 TYSGoVols : You try wrestling a 2,000 pound car at over 190 mph while not hitting the guy two inches in front of you. By the way most of the drivers have a more s
30 Jcs17 : You try wrestling a 2,000 pound car at over 190 mph while not hitting the guy two inches in front of you. Yeah, people do that every morning at 80mph,
31 TYSGoVols : Wrestling it at 80 versus 180 yeah that sounds about the same to me. You try doing Mark Martins work out. He does weights running cardio he is one of
32 Shamrock1Heavy : Ok, it was a joke...ha I dont watch car racing, I watch soccer, rubgy and gaelic games. All sports require skill. Some have diffrent aspects thats all
33 Boeing757/767 : Jcs: Bravo! My sentiments exactly. Hockey rules. NASCAR ... is not a sport.
34 DeltaRules : TYS- Don't forget Watkins Glen! As for Saturday Night Short Trackin'....that's pretty good racing too. NASCAR bashers...I'll reitterate what I said in
35 Post contains images DeltaRules : My sports thread has degenerated to a discussion of a "sport" (more like an activity) that consists of people sitting on their asses driving a car. It
36 Flight152 : are risking their lives, i.e. Dale Earnhardt, Kenny Irwin, Adam Petty (19 yrs old when he was killed), Neil Bonnett, etc. And other (real) athletes do
37 TYSGoVols : I actually confused Sonoma with Watkins Glen. This from the self proclaimed NASCAR historia. One of them was canceled though I believe it was Sears po
38 Post contains images Fly727 : JCS has it right. Here in Latin America we have to live with an exaggerated, ridiculous and tacky passion for SOCCER. As the name implies, that sport
39 TYSGoVols : Inside sports equipment versus inside a car producing heat while sitting on top of asphault that produces heat whith your body inside an enclosed spac
40 NormalSpeed : Well, I would not go so far as to call drivers "athletes," however, auto racing is definitely a sport. 'Speed
41 Vafi88 : Well, I would not go so far as to call drivers "athletes," however, auto racing is definitely a sport. Oxymoron anybody??? I drive a car, big deal. Th
42 Illini_152 : Yeah, people do that every morning at 80mph, its called rush hour. And its a hell of a lot more dangerous because the other people out there aren't "p
43 NormalSpeed : "I drive a car, big deal. Those turns are wide, plus, the guys don't really do much work other than press on the medal (while sitting, mind you) and s
44 A330Fan1 : Don't like it too much because the game stops every 5 seconds!!! means you can't get into the GAME part really, I think. -A330Fan1
45 Q330 : That's a good point, A330fan1, and one of the reasons I like soccer. 45 minutes of virtually nonstop play, a halftime break, and then 45 more minutes.
46 Vafi88 : """""Oxymoron anybody?" What about bowling? It's a sport, but the bowlers aren't athletes?"""" Did I say anything about bowling?? Don't change the sub
47 NormalSpeed : "Did I say anything about bowling?? Don't change the subject." Bowlers are not athletes, yet they participate in a sport called bowling. Drivers are n
48 Vafi88 : The point I was trying to make, is that: If you aren't an athlete, then you're not playing a sport. If you ARE an athlete, you're playing the sport. I
49 NormalSpeed : Fine. Whatever. NASCAR isn't a sport. 'Speed
50 Yyz717 : If you don't work up a sweat, it ain't a sport.
51 NormalSpeed : "If you don't work up a sweat, it ain't a sport." Ok, so NASCAR is a sport then. 'Speed
52 Post contains images Fly727 : If you don't work up a sweat, it ain't a sport What about sex then.....? RM
53 CactusA319 : Illini_152, welcome to my Respected Users list
54 DeltaRules : NormalSpeed & TYS earned spots on my Respected User list yesterday. DeltaRules
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