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  1. 11 Jul '09 08:03
    Are there some sports that the USA just shouldn't be allowed to compete in?
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    11 Jul '09 08:05
    Nuclear war?
  3. 11 Jul '09 08:16
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Nuclear war?
    Just as I was looking forward to USA vs North Korea on pay per view. Mike Tyson was going to be the special guest referee.
  4. 11 Jul '09 13:41
    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    Just as I was looking forward to USA vs North Korea on pay per view. Mike Tyson was going to be the special guest referee.
    why do the USA have to mess up every sporting occation with celebraty refs and performers?

    remember Diana Ross taking the penealty at the start of the World Cup in the USA
  5. 11 Jul '09 15:39
    Originally posted by spurs73
    why do the USA have to mess up every sporting occation with celebraty refs and performers?

    remember Diana Ross taking the penealty at the start of the World Cup in the USA
    I stumbled on a game of base ball for the first ever time on sky tv , out of curiousity i watched it for about ten minutes . What a waste of ten minutes !! it must be the most boring sport i have had the misfortune to watch , no wonder you yanks are turning to football ( soccer )
  6. 11 Jul '09 17:04
    Originally posted by phil3000
    I stumbled on a game of base ball for the first ever time on sky tv , out of curiousity i watched it for about ten minutes . What a waste of ten minutes !! it must be the most boring sport i have had the misfortune to watch , no wonder you yanks are turning to football ( soccer )
    it was a braves game wasn't it?

    wait there's no braves fans here, that won't do.

    it was a blue jays game wasn't it?
  7. 11 Jul '09 17:05
    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    Just as I was looking forward to USA vs North Korea on pay per view. Mike Tyson was going to be the special guest referee.
    i'm looking forward to that game at next years world cup.
  8. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    12 Jul '09 20:28
    Originally posted by phil3000
    I stumbled on a game of base ball for the first ever time on sky tv , out of curiousity i watched it for about ten minutes . What a waste of ten minutes !! it must be the most boring sport i have had the misfortune to watch , no wonder you yanks are turning to football ( soccer )
    I force myself to watch the World Cup sometimes, especially when the US is playing well and when it was in the US. My God, can anything be more boring than those 0-0 draws? You can go 20 minutes without either side getting a sniff of a scoring chance. Sheesh! I've seen grass growing that's more exciting. at least in baseball people score every once in a while.

    I watched the World Cup final last time. Zero-freaking-Zero. Was that exciting? About the only thing that was interesting was when that Zidonne character elbowed the guy in the face. Not that that had any impact on the game or anything... Gee, I have an idea, let's settle the 7th game of the NBA finals with a free throw shooting contest...

    Americans are not turning to soccer. To play? Sure? For kids to play? You bet. As an alternative to baseball football, basketball or even hockey? Not a chance. Aside from the big 4, the following are more cared about by the average American sports fan than professional soccer

    Tennis
    Golf
    Bowling
    Poker
    Arena football
    Tour de France, if Lance Armstrong is riding
    Bass Fishing
    Car racing
    Lacrosse

    Well, okay, maybe not bass fishing... maybe replace it with trout fishing.
  9. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    12 Jul '09 21:12
    Originally posted by sh76
    I force myself to watch the World Cup sometimes, especially when the US is playing well and when it was in the US. My God, can anything be more boring than those 0-0 draws? You can go 20 minutes without either side getting a sniff of a scoring chance. Sheesh! I've seen grass growing that's more exciting. at least in baseball people score every once in a while. ...[text shortened]... acing
    Lacrosse

    Well, okay, maybe not bass fishing... maybe replace it with trout fishing.
    I understand it must be tough, particularly for the Generation X and its short attention span, not be kept entertained with continuous aaahhhs and oooohhs.

    Would it make any difference if at the minute 30 of the second half the game stops and all the stadium would be forced to stand up and dance the macarena?

    I'll phone Sep Blatter.
  10. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    12 Jul '09 21:21
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I understand it must be tough, particularly for the Generation X and its short attention span, not be kept entertained with continuous aaahhhs and oooohhs.

    Would it make any difference if at the minute 30 of the second half the game stops and all the stadium would be forced to stand up and dance the macarena?

    I'll phone Sep Blatter.
    It might help. Would make that call for me?

    I don't watch sports to test my attention span. I watch sports to be entertained. If I wanted to test my attention span, I'd read the Wall Street Journal or maybe the Internal Revenue Code.
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Jul '09 21:22
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I understand it must be tough, particularly for the Generation X and its short attention span, not be kept entertained with continuous aaahhhs and oooohhs.

    Would it make any difference if at the minute 30 of the second half the game stops and all the stadium would be forced to stand up and dance the macarena?

    I'll phone Sep Blatter.
    There has to be some mid-point on the scale between 'continuous' aaahs and 'none'.

    Soccer, as it stands, favors the defense too much.
  12. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    12 Jul '09 21:26 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sh76
    It might help. Would make that call for me?

    I don't watch sports to test my attention span. I watch sports to be entertained. If I wanted to test my attention span, I'd read the Wall Street Journal or maybe the Internal Revenue Code.
    Sure thing!

    Now, seriously, it is my opinion that watching a particular sport is, just like beer and its different types: an acquired taste. Indeed it is great to see amazing plays, goals and dribbles, but also, for those of us who have been watching football ever since we were kids, it is very interesting to see good systems being deployed and a tough defense doing its job. Of course, as in every sport, there are games that suck.

    Maybe it is the same for bowling, archery, darts, diving, etc.?
  13. 13 Jul '09 04:19
    Originally posted by phil3000
    I stumbled on a game of base ball for the first ever time on sky tv , out of curiousity i watched it for about ten minutes . What a waste of ten minutes !! it must be the most boring sport i have had the misfortune to watch , no wonder you yanks are turning to football ( soccer )
    well, baseball is a thinking man's game, maybe why you don't like it??

    but in all seriousness, i'm the odd american who actually enjoys soccer, even scoreless draws.
  14. 13 Jul '09 06:17
    Originally posted by phil3000
    I stumbled on a game of base ball for the first ever time on sky tv , out of curiousity i watched it for about ten minutes . What a waste of ten minutes !! it must be the most boring sport i have had the misfortune to watch , no wonder you yanks are turning to football ( soccer )
    what do you think of cricket?
  15. 13 Jul '09 19:15
    Originally posted by sh76
    I force myself to watch the World Cup sometimes, especially when the US is playing well and when it was in the US. My God, can anything be more boring than those 0-0 draws? You can go 20 minutes without either side getting a sniff of a scoring chance. Sheesh! I've seen grass growing that's more exciting. at least in baseball people score every once in a while. ...[text shortened]... acing
    Lacrosse

    Well, okay, maybe not bass fishing... maybe replace it with trout fishing.
    Actually, even watching poker is hugely more popular than soccer in the US.

    As for cricket, when they're too loud I can't sleep at night.