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Posted: 5/6/2003 1:13:48 PM EDT
I'm not a real big Baseball fan. I think the game is slow and boring. Plus the season is to damn long.... Is there a reason they play 160 games? I mean c'mon, talk about dragging it out. So what is America's sport? am I a commie because I dislike baseball?
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:16:23 PM EDT
Lacrosse
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:19:38 PM EDT
Lacrosse is the shit.... used to play in high school
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:24:05 PM EDT
Your doing it, you web-surfer. cowabunga......dude.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:29:47 PM EDT
NASCAR CART IRL IHRA
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:33:24 PM EDT
I tried to add a poll but I keep getting an error page. America's Past time is? 1) NFL 2) Baseball 3) Basketball 4) Hockey 5) NASCAR
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:34:16 PM EDT
Competitive Shooting
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:35:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/6/2003 1:36:10 PM EDT by Vector_Joe]
Lacrosse is the original American (and North American) Sport... Played by natives to prepare for war.(U of Illinois Lacrosse '95.. you could reference my Avatar when the photoserver is back up.) In popularity, I think NASCAR and football. Not a big fan of either one but they are ok. I don't particularly like Baseball, but I'll watch a few games during the season. Love hockey... Hate Basketball
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:41:08 PM EDT
NASCAR isn't a sport. It's a manner of competition, but it's not a SPORT. Basketball, baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse... THOSE are sports.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:42:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By doorgunner84: I tried to add a poll but I keep getting an error page. America's Past time is? 1) NFL 2) Baseball 3) Basketball 4) Hockey 5) NASCAR
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the only one of those which is a sport is Nascar, and that barely qualifies. America's sport should be obvious to everyone here, it's shooting. [50]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:53:05 PM EDT
NASCAR DUHHHH [:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E][:E]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:01:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q: NASCAR isn't a sport. It's a manner of competition, but it's not a SPORT. Basketball, baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse... THOSE are sports.
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I believe the question implies a spectator point of view. No matter what form of competition it may be, it is a sport or recreation.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:06:43 PM EDT
OK lets try this, How many people will show up to watch 43 racecars go around a track and how many will show up to watch some one SHOOT ?
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:13:04 PM EDT
Photoshopping? [;D]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:28:18 PM EDT
"America's Sport" is whatever sells the most beer and distracts the largest number of subjects from any productive enterprise or oportunity to expand their knowledge. War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, and Sports is everything. Scott
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:29:27 PM EDT
You have forgotten one. How about Americas number one sport: Rodeo
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:32:33 PM EDT
Golf [The following is from an e-mail someone sent me] Ever wonder why golf is growing in popularity while other pro sports such as basketball, baseball, and football are floundering? Ever wonder why people who don't even play golf go to tournaments or watch it on TV? These truisms may shed light on reasons why ......... Golf is an honorable game, with the overwhelming majority of players being honorable people who don't need referees. Golfers don't have some of their players in jail every week. Golfers don't scratch their privates on the golf course. Golfers don't kick dirt on, or throw bottles at, other people. Professional golfers are compensated in direct proportion to how well they play. Golfers pay their own way to travel between tournaments. A few even fly on their own aircraft that they have actually paid for. Golfers don't get per diem and two seats on a charter flight when they travel between tournaments. Golfers don't threaten to go on strike. Golfers don't hold out for more money, or demand new contracts, because of another player's deal. Professional Golfers don't demand that the taxpayers pay for the courses on which they play. When golfers make a mistake, nobody is there to cover for them or back them up. The PGA Tour raises more money for charity in one year than the National Football League does in two. You can watch the best golfers in the world up close, at any tournament, including the majors, all day, every day for $25 or $30. The cost for a seat in the nosebleed section at the Super Bowl will cost around $300 or more. You can bring a picnic lunch to the tournament golf course, watch the best in the world and not spend a small fortune on food and drink. Try that at one of the taxpayer funded baseball or football stadiums. I brought a Coke into Dodger Stadium last year, and an usher came to my seat and told me I had to dispose of it, or I would not be allowed to stay in the stadium. In golf you cannot fail 70% of the time and make $9 million a season, like the best baseball hitters (300 batting average) do. Golf doesn't change its rules to attract fans. Golfers have to adapt to an entirely new playing area each week. Golfers keep their clothes on while they are being interviewed. Golf doesn't have free agency. They don't need one. In their prime, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Greg Norman, and other stars, would shake your hand and say they were happy to meet you. In his prime Jose Canseco wore T-shirts that read "Leave Me Alone." You can hear birds chirping on the golf course during a tournament. At a golf tournament, (unlike at taxpayer funded sports stadiums and arenas) you won't ever hear a steady stream of four letter words and nasty name calling while you're hoping that no one spills beer on you. Tiger Woods can hit a golf ball three times as far as Bonds can hit a baseball.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:36:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bobby_the_Hun: OK lets try this, How many people will show up to watch 43 racecars go around a track and how many will show up to watch some one SHOOT ?
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96' Olympics in Atlanta. The stands were filled at every Event. I saw the girl win the woman's double trap in 96. I also saw the long range Men's pistol finals and watched the russian guy clean it up. You would be amazed at how many people like to watch others shoot.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:39:28 PM EDT
HEAR! HEAR! Cougar8045 [beer]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:41:50 PM EDT
I don't know any other sport more American than good ol' fashioned drunk strip poker match with a bunch of sorority girls. That's my kinda game!
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:46:03 PM EDT
NASCAR is not a freakin sport. Baseball is America's pasttime. But BAsketball is the greatest sport in the world.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:51:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MisterGreens: NASCAR is not a freakin sport. Baseball is America's pasttime. But BAsketball is the greatest sport in the world.
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Sports involve the risk of death or serious injury. anything else is a game. Boxing = Sport Baseball = Game
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:53:51 PM EDT
Sport = Football (NFL) Hobby = Drinking beer while watching sport. It's going to be a long hot summer.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:55:19 PM EDT
PFBR= Professional Fat Bitch Riding.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:58:52 PM EDT
To equate modern basketball (especially pro ball) to a sport is akin to calling the UN an effective organization. It is a loosely organized mess. Modern basketball stinks and has little resemblance to real basketball. NASCAR is very much more demanding athletically than say… baseball.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:05:38 PM EDT
Golf has more rules than Carter's got pills. Wonder why is it that a sport has to have so many rules? What does that say about golfers? [;D]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:08:05 PM EDT
BEER, SEX, AND ROCK AND ROLL!!! [:D]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:09:38 PM EDT
NME... Do they do it "rodeo style"?
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:39:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DScott: Golf has more rules than Carter's got pills.
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That's the first time I've heard a non Southeast Texan use that line. You can't be a native Californian. TS
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:42:36 PM EDT
As for the theme of the thread, Football and Bastick Ball. TS
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:46:36 PM EDT
Lacrosse: played for Army during my college days: you get to hit other guys with sticks(still have a black and purple arm from two weeks ago) you drink beer with the same guys after the game invented here in America was invented to prepare men for combat If I had a second place it would be watching TV
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 5:33:58 PM EDT
#1 Shooting #2 Hunting #3 Competitive shooting #4 baseball HELL YEAH If they had a rifle team when I was in school I would have loved sports but liberals fucked that up.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 5:42:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted by ARgon: "BEER, SEX, AND ROCK AND ROLL!!!
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In that order???? My order is, beer, Rock and Roll and then sex. After sex I fall asleep and wouldn't listen to the Rock and Roll which is better than sex but not as good as beer. [8D]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:54:15 PM EDT
I think America's sport is habitual bitching. AB
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 9:01:53 PM EDT
Not sure if its a sport or attempted suicide but... Pro Bull riding is up thier on my list. Its a sport that came out of a job. Although its a far cry from that now. And for what they do they dont get paid shit. The #1 in the world made $111,000 world wide this year.. Cant remember his name. That aint shit compared to what others in pro sports make in a year.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 9:02:51 PM EDT
NFL football.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 12:35:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/7/2003 12:36:09 AM EDT by TekChef]
All those "sports" are SOOOO passe'!!! The TRUE, 100% American sportis.. LITIGATION!!!!! Afterall..you need a way to generate some money to buy that big screen TV to watch the game on!
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 12:41:17 AM EDT
Yup, sure do. Dangerous sport too, them fatties can be up to 500lbs., friggen beasts!
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 4:20:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RAMBOSKY:
Originally Posted by ARgon: "BEER, SEX, AND ROCK AND ROLL!!!
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In that order???? My order is, beer, Rock and Roll and then sex. After sex I fall asleep and wouldn't listen to the Rock and Roll which is better than sex but not as good as beer. [8D]
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OK, i defer to sound logic! [:D]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:15:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/7/2003 5:16:20 AM EDT by kindstranger]
Well, cycling is definately NOT America's sport, but I suggest you guys tune in to Outdoor Life Network this July to see Texan and President Bush appointee Lance Armstrong spin circles around France destroying the best that Germany and France has to offer... for the fifth year in a row! Edited to add that this is one Athlete that makes me damn proud to be an American.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 7:15:51 AM EDT
Golf has more rules than Carter's got pills. Wonder why is it that a sport has to have so many rules? What does that say about golfers?
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That they are intelligent and can read. Your statement has a real grasp of ignorance. The rulebook for golf is nowhere near as thick as say for football, basketball, hockey, baseball ect…
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 8:29:16 AM EDT
I think America's real sport is "The Battle of the Bulge" the percentage of overweight pot bellied Americans is on the rise, even the kids these days are way too heavy, it's not un common to see a 200+ lb teenage kid [:O] I also noticed they make lots of XXL - XXXXL sized shirts these days? for all the big fat people[:/] obesity is America's sport.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 8:44:27 AM EDT
It depends on how you percieve what makes a sport popular. If you're implying viewership, I'd say pro football or not-even-close-to-stock car racing. If you're implying participation, golf would be pretty high up there, along with soccer. Baseball is not really highly played by the American populace. If you looked at how many people play baseball in one form or the other in the US, the number is around 10 million a year. Paintball is catching up to it. The numbers are around 6-7 million people play, and most companies won't sponsor it, because it's not considered a "sport." I'd like to see these companies send representatives to the World Cup or Amateur Open, and say there's little interest in competition speedball. If you're looking at the sports with the highest recordable injuries that require hospitalization, biking/skating is #1, and golf is not too far behind (lots of old folks with back injuries.)
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:01:22 AM EDT
i'd have to say football from HS on up to pros. but my personal fav. is college football. i think hunting and shooting are top-notch also. to me ...baseball is as boring as golf ( i like to PLAY golf..but cant stand to WATCH it) ESPECIALLY when watched on tv...and basketball...isnt any better...so football/hunting thats why november timeframe is my fav. time of the year!! huntin and football all at the same time!!!
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:12:03 AM EDT
Football (NFL, *not* soccer) Seriously, Baseball has been in decline ever since the strike (bunch of millionares with a union, whining about not getting more millions... If there ever were an example of union abuse, this is it...). Basketball missed this for various reasons, but if the fan base becomes enough like baseball's, they will have to watch their whining... And of all the sporting events of the year, what ONE GAME gets more national attention than the Super Bowl? P.S. I personally can't bring myself to watch any other sport on TV. Baseball is fun to play, but a drag to watch (except in person, depending on the team). Basketball and soccer (essentially the same game, but with different rules on what extremities may control the ball) are boring either way (Playing is like 'running sprints with a ball', and watching is equally dry)...
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 1:33:50 PM EDT
I will get flamed for this but here it goes: Americas sport is soccer, (or football, as the rest of the world calls it) soccer is played by more american countries than any other sport. Now if you are asking what the United States sport is. I do not know I barely have time to go shooting, let alone watch a sports game.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 1:52:17 PM EDT
[b]denial[/b]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 2:09:56 PM EDT
Eating - and Americans are better at it than anyone else! Go USA! [:D]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:27:24 PM EDT
The oldest continuous trophy in Sports. "America's Cup" The America’s Cup, dating from 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sport and is considered yacht racing’s Holy Grail. America successfully defended the America’s Cup 24 times over a span of 132 years losing to Australia in 1983
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 7:42:21 PM EDT
They don't play football in commie countries (except canada, but isnt that really just part of the us?)
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 7:54:44 PM EDT
Fishing
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