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Old 02-17-2006, 04:52 AM   #46
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hockey should be WAY bigger in the states.

and soccer should be bigger in north america. soccer makes 7ust about everything else look embarassing by comparison.

world cup in 4 months...
Yeah, and NASCAR should be way bigger in Canada!

Turn left, eh?
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:09 AM   #47
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NBA basketball is awful and boring to watch.

College basketball is superior, but it's still a sport I watch only when there are no other sports on TV.

And if you think a basketball play is better than a perfectly-executed corner kick where the ball goes in on a bicycle kick, then you've got no sports sense.

Have you ever seen the Diego Maradona goal in the '86 World Cup against England (and I'm not talking about the Hand of God goal)? The man takes the ball and runs through the entire English team singlehandedly then pots the ball right in the top corner. It's seriously a thing of brilliance.

If you think soccer is boring, just watch the World Cup. A match where it comes right down to stoppage time goals, or penalty kicks, where it can go either way at any time on the most beautiful goals ever.

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comparing different types of plays in different sports is just silly... yes, i get a different sort of satisfaction watching a perfectly executed backdoor play in basketball, but that's because i coached it and played it for years.

but i don't place it in terms of excitement ahead of other plays in other sports... it's hard to argue with a late inning come from behind homerun, a beautiful save in overtime of a stanley cup playoff game, a perfectly executed 2 minute drill in football, etc. etc.

soccer? eh... i just don't get it. sorry... even an amazing soccer play, i look at it the same way i look at an amazing accomplishment in any of these olympic sports... ice skating, skiing, whatever... a quick "huh, that was pretty impressive" and then it's on to something else. it's not that it's any less thrilling to those who care about the sports, i just don't give a crap about the sport.

i've seen more soccer matches in my life than i ever wanted to... my sister was a D1 college soccer player... yes, i know... women's college doesn't compare to top flight men's soccer... but i just don't care. does not interest me in the least bit... the only soccer games i'll watch are the beer league games that a bunch of my friends play in, and that's only because i can sit on the sidelines with a few cold ones and make fun of people.


and back to the NBA... the bottom for the league in recent years was the spurs-nets NBA Finals and the embarassment of the Athens Olympics... they've been slowly and quietly changing rules, mostly off the court, to make the NBA a better product. right now the state of the current NBA is very similar to where it was in the late 70s and early 80s, when the NBA was in far worse shape than it was now... they had ratings as bad as the NHL's are now...

but then david stern took over, and an influx of great young talent entered the league... larry, magic, michael, isiah, malone, ewing, etc. etc. etc. and the league took off.

then chuck daily and pat riley tried to ruin everything in the late 80s early 90s with a different brand of basketball... a more physical, rugged brand... and because it was succesful that became the norm around the league, and play slowed down to a halt.

but now you're slowly seeing more teams open it up again... yes, there's only 7 teams over 100 points per game... but in the late 90s there was maybe only 1 team... teams were actually averaging less than 90 a game.

we also have an age limit now, forcing kids to go to college and improve their game and/or show that they're not really as good as they looked playing against 15 year old kids. and there's an incredible amount of personable young talent out there now... lebron, wade, bosh, amare, dwight howard... add in duncan, garnett, even kobe's image is turning around a little bit... toss in a guy like adam morrison next year, greg oden in 2-3 years...

the nba is on it's way back up... it's just not there yet.
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i have been dragged to many a high school soccer games and i can't stand them. i don't like the world cup, i just hate the sport in general. i find it incredibly boring.

hockey is superior to it, but that still doesn't say much to me. I just don't give a rats ass about hockey. maybe if the whalers were still in town i'd have a mild interest because they'd be the only professional sports team in connecticut, but, they went to carolina. i dont think i'd really care anyway.

the nba bores me for all the reasons already stated.

once march madness comes the world is right again... and it can't get here fast enough

nba live for xbox 360 though
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i have been dragged to many a high school soccer games and i can't stand them. i don't like the world cup, i just hate the sport in general. i find it incredibly boring.

hockey is superior to it, but that still doesn't say much to me. I just don't give a rats ass about hockey. maybe if the whalers were still in town i'd have a mild interest because they'd be the only professional sports team in connecticut, but, they went to carolina. i dont think i'd really care anyway.

the nba bores me for all the reasons already stated.

once march madness comes the world is right again... and it can't get here fast enough

nba live for xbox 360 though
Look there is no sport that is superior to any other.

Its just tradition.

Some people grow up learning how to kick a soccer ball
Some people grow up learing how to throw a baseball.
While others learn how to shoot a puck.

It is really hard to understand, a sport that you did not grow up with.

For instance, I can't stand the winter olympics, not because they are boring (except for curling) but because I am not accustomed to any of them.

I grew up in LA. Being Mexican and all, my first loves were soccer and boxing. I learned to love the Lakers, Dodgers, and Raiders.

I love all these sports.


When I hear someone say that soccer is boring, my first thought is, he must be American or Canadien.

When I hear someone say that baseball is boring, my first thought is he must be European.

When I hear someone say that bball is boring, my first thought is he must be white.

When I hear someone say that football is boring, my first thought is he is skinny or European.

When I hear someone say that boxing is boring, my fist thought is he is a pvssy.

I know these are stereotypes but you would be suprised how many times I am right, with my assumptions.
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:52 PM   #51
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right and your point is..? i never tried to piss on anybodys parade i merely said why i think this is the worst time in the sports year. i guess i should begin and conclude every message with "IMHO"
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