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Old 11-29-2005, 01:20 PM   #1
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The things in sports that you absolutely hate the most...

Two things absolutely drive me crazy in sports... the tie, and the bases loaded walk. They are the bane of my existance.

The bases loaded walk drives me crazy... just throw the fucking ball over the plate. Let 'em hit it... at least you have a chance then. It's why I will forever hate kenny rogers, and his chicken.

And now on to the tie... nothing pisses me off more than a tie. It's the only thing I don't like in the NFL... despite the fact that it rarely happens. I was fearing it this past sunday while watching the OT clock tick down in the Giants / Seahawks game. It was one of the main reasons why i could never watch hockey. Tie's suck. Now they've gotten rid of tie's and gone to a shoot-out, which is better... but they still give out points for losing in over-time or losing on a shoot-out... nuh-uh. That doesn't fly in my book. You either win or you lose. Tie's are for pussies. Except for neck tie's... they're swell.


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The guy sitting right behind home plate, talking on his cell phone and waving at the cameras.
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A wide receiver who catches a 7 yard pass on 3rd and 5 at his own 35 yard line with his team trailing like 31-10, then gets up and makes the "first down" signal.
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not a fan of when a football player makes a great play and celebrates by running "away" from everyone else so that he is by himself and is basically saying "look at me and how great I am".....Whatever happened to TEAM


I hate all of the advertising all over the ball parks, especially in baseball.....I mean right behind home plate. do we really need to read viagra ads while watching a game.

Even worse than that is how the tv commentators have to get in the sponsers for everything.

"Joe Shmoe is the 15th batter of the game and did you know that by calling Geico, a 15 minute call could save you $$" "

"And this call to the bullpen is sponsored by "
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A wide receiver who gets up and makes the "first down" signal.

That about sums it up.

Oh and sometimes draws are the most honest outcome. I don't mind them.
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Oh, and, I'm getting tired of NBA players who have 80% of their body covered w/ tattoos that you can't even make out what they are
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I hate all of the advertising all over the ball parks, especially in baseball.....I mean right behind home plate. do we really need to read viagra ads while watching a game.
The worst part are the fake ads put in there by the network, like when you're watching a baseball game on FOX and they have a Prison Break ad behind home plate, which of course is not actually at the ballpark.

Very distracting.
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that they dont let us see the people that run on the field. come on, i want to see those freaks.
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Sports don't control it but I really deplore the TV time outs in football and basketball....

I detest the 4-pitch intentional walk; why not just wave the guy to first on "a pass" Just serves no purpose whatsoever...

My youngest son, Daniel, and I sit around watching these games and wonder what it would be like for full-contact sports in every game possible...you get penalized or ejected for NOT hitting someone...like if Tiger misses a putt, his caddy gets to smack him;
if the quarterback throws an interception, his wide receiver gets to kick him in the nuts; Tiger waiting to drive from the tee, he's got 5 seconds to do it before Davis Love III gets to tackle him or sound an airhorn...just common sense stuff, you know.....
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The collegiate pass interference rule.
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Bad officiating, home cookin', phantom holding calls or questionable pass interference in crucial situations

'gimme' touchdowns, int or fumble return of 10 yards or less.

defensive struggles, baseball scores in a football game

people who claim to like a team but can't name 3 players or tell you the score of their last game- then they win the SB and they claim that's "my" team yay Then the next season the team goes 5-11 and they put their jacket away and go, who?

too many commercials

Mel Kiper, Jr.'s draft commentary. He only comes out once a year but apparently makes enough money off one week of the year to live happily the other 51. He's annoying and he's usually wrong. Who's paying this guy, and why is he there? Most fervent fans could do just as well guessing.

women announcers or women interviewing the players on the field. Look you know she's only there for tokenism because she's a woman, most of them don't know the game from a hole in their asses. If they are a girl who really knows the game like me okay, but let her get it on her own merit and football knowledge and not just a degree in communications and sticking her in just to say they filled their quotas of females. I'd much rather see washed up old ex players than some bitch in a fuzzy hat and mittens reading off a teleprompter because she doesn't have a fucking clue what she's talking about.

I'm sure I'll be able to find more, I'll be back.
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women announcers or women interviewing the players on the field. Look you know she's only there for tokenism because she's a woman, most of them don't know the game from a hole in their asses. If they are a girl who really knows the game like me okay, but let her get it on her own merit and football knowledge and not just a degree in communications and sticking her in just to say they filled their quotas of females. I'd much rather see washed up old ex players than some bitch in a fuzzy hat and mittens reading off a teleprompter because she doesn't have a fucking clue what she's talking about.
agree for the most part... but there are exceptions... i.e. suzie kolber. just ask joe willie
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I hate all of the advertising all over the ball parks, especially in baseball.....I mean right behind home plate. do we really need to read viagra ads while watching a game.
this is a common complaint amongst fans from the baby boom generation up to our generation... but ironicly enough, there are less advertisements in stadiums today than there were in the 40s, 30s, and 20s.

take ebbits field in brooklyn...



the polo grounds in manhattan...



the baker bowl in phiadelphia...



or even storied fenway park...




the famous green monster wasn't even green until 1947. it was covered in avertisements.

all be it rafael palmiero viagra ads weren't in existance... but one would think the bambino woulda used it if it were invented at the time.


starting in the 50s and continuing through the early 90s, advertisements were slowly taken off the walls in baseball. so anyone who grew up in that time period isn't used to them.


and a side note about that fenway picture... notice that there is a small incline leading to what is now the green monster... so no more bitching from red sox fans about the hill in houston
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