What is the point to boxing? - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-17-2002, 07:31 AM   #1
Jesus Online
 
Angela Harlem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: a glass castle
Posts: 30,163
Local Time: 11:46 AM
What is the point to boxing?

I dont see any point. Stupid damn sport.
If any of you are a fan, can you please explain it to me?

------------------
I don't think you're ready for this jelly
__________________

__________________
Angela Harlem is offline  
Old 04-17-2002, 08:53 AM   #2
Refugee
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,125
Local Time: 01:46 AM
Because people will always beat the living shit out of each other, so it is better for the majority of it to be a professional sport with expert medical teams on hand, rather than go underground and be littered with deaths and bad injuries.
__________________

__________________
bullet the blue sky is offline  
Old 04-17-2002, 09:51 AM   #3
New Yorker
 
brettig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: heehee, ask george
Posts: 3,194
Local Time: 07:46 PM
*agrees with bullet

i dont like boxing but its here to stay, and i think its cultural impact has been fascinating...
__________________
brettig is offline  
Old 04-17-2002, 11:27 AM   #4
Refugee
 
rafmed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: On the moon's belly button
Posts: 1,253
Local Time: 06:46 PM
*Agrees with Angela*

Too bad brettig has his statement right, boxing is here to stay.

About the medical experience, the sadest part is that what is less important are the boxers but the people handling their lives to earn a bunch of bad money.

------------------
Please...don't make me say please, champagne and ice cream, it's not what I want, it's what I need.
__________________
rafmed is offline  
Old 04-18-2002, 03:43 AM   #5
The Fly
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 208
Local Time: 12:46 AM
Boxing, IMO, is best at the lighter weight classes where its not about beating a guy until he falls down, Speed, agility, stamina are far more important. Me like it!

------------------
Don't let the bastards grind you down.

Zooropa FTP
__________________
zooropa16 is offline  
Old 04-18-2002, 11:44 AM   #6
the invisible woman
 
SweetOnU2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Bono's Lap
Posts: 2,629
Local Time: 05:46 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by zooropa16:
Boxing, IMO, is best at the lighter weight classes where its not about beating a guy until he falls down, Speed, agility, stamina are far more important. Me like it!

I agree. I'm not a boxing at all, but I do watch it when my bros are wathing. And the light weight division is much more exciting!

------------------
Looking for the one
But you know you're
somewhere else instead..
I want to be the song
Be the song that you hear in your head .....



(.(*. .*).)
.. *Monica*..
(.(.* *.).)
__________________
SweetOnU2 is offline  
Old 04-18-2002, 01:10 PM   #7
New Yorker
 
DiGi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: the mountains of southwest VA
Posts: 2,818
Local Time: 08:46 PM
there is none. what a foolish sport.
__________________
DiGi is offline  
Old 04-22-2002, 01:07 PM   #8
Mr. MacPhisto's Whiney Wench
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: the open space of my bed
Posts: 275
Local Time: 12:46 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Angela Harlem:
I dont see any point. Stupid damn sport.
If any of you are a fan, can you please explain it to me?

It is a competition, man against man, to see whose skills and abilities are better. No different to most other sports.

They use their fists to inflict damage, and their speed/reflexes to try to avoid damage. The winner is usually the one who inflicts the most damage on the other.

Is this the sort of explanation you were looking for?

__________________
RufusYoungblood is offline  
Old 04-24-2002, 04:39 PM   #9
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
cass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Australia.
Posts: 6,117
Local Time: 10:46 AM
My mother believes amatuer boxing led to her first husband's death at a very young age, so that is a powerful reason not to like it.

My friend, who doesn't approve of the money that goes into professional sport and thinks the time I spend driving my boys to soccer is decadent, says boxing is the true, honest sport.I never quite understood her point.Something along the lines of what rufus said I think. Two opponents toe to toe.

A case of to each his own, but I'm glad my boys use their feet not their fists.
__________________
cass is offline  
Old 04-24-2002, 05:50 PM   #10
Sizzlin' Sicilian
Forum Administrator
 
Sicy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 69,297
Local Time: 04:46 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by DiGi:
there is none. what a foolish sport.
__________________
Sicy is offline  
Old 04-24-2002, 06:40 PM   #11
Acrobat
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: New York
Posts: 428
Local Time: 12:46 AM
The point of boxing is that it is the oldest and most basic sport. Two men, fighting to see who is the best. Sounds barabric, but it is here to stay. People want to see the Tysons and the Alis and the Foremans and they want to see if the new young guns can knock these guys off. Tyson/ Lewis is going to be the biggest money making sports event in history. Bank on it.

------------------
Live As If You'll Die Tomorrow, Dream As If You'll Live Forever
__________________
Hitman is offline  
Old 04-26-2002, 03:41 AM   #12
Jesus Online
 
Angela Harlem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: a glass castle
Posts: 30,163
Local Time: 11:46 AM
Thanks Rufus for the clue in. I understood speed and agility are key factors to it, but what I guess I essentially dont like is that it is plain and simply organised violence. The skills you need in a boxing ring are also what you need for many other sports, whereas with most others there is another aim as well as these.

Cass your reply was interesting, like you said each to their own, but I am not ashamed to say that no child of mine will ever be allowed to learn boxing. If its all about combat or defence, then I see martial arts as a better activity to be learning.
__________________

__________________
Angela Harlem is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com