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US Sport, what's your bag?

View Poll Results: Sport? Suits you sir?
American Football
13
22.41%
Baseball
9
15.52%
Basketball
3
5.17%
Ice Hockey
5
8.62%
US Soccer
2
3.45%
All of the above - you can get beer!!
3
5.17%
Streaming radio 5 live is the only way to go
8
13.79%
I'd rather pull my own toenails out than endure any of it
15
25.86%
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US Sport, what's your bag?

Old Oct 30th 2005, 2:13 pm
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Default US Sport, what's your bag?

Following on from the American Football thread which got a few suggesting what they consider to be entertaining sport, what's your bag?
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I am a partial season ticket holder for the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball. I also have the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants spring training facilities in my backyard, so I tend to watch one or two spring training games each year.
I buy tickets for Cardinals games when good or my team comes to town(Go Redskins!)
I just yesterday purchased 2 game tickets to the Coyotes hockey.
I watched the Suns play the Lakers last year in Basketball and I even went to a WNBA game when I got a free ticket.

If I had to list my preference it would be..
1 football
2 baseball
3 hockey
4 college football
5 basketball(a very distant 5th)
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Listening to Radio 5 Live as I type.

1. Football

2. American Football, 4th quarter on DVR

3. Ice Hockey, but have not seen any of late.
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I would listed to some of the BBC radio streams, if I could get them to play for more than 90 seconds without it throwing up an error message telling me it's lost the bloody stream.
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Originally Posted by dgsyd1
I would listed to some of the BBC radio streams, if I could get them to play for more than 90 seconds without it throwing up an error message telling me it's lost the bloody stream.
Sometimes I have that problem, but it is when I am listening in the bath at the extreme range of my wifi.

Otherwise usually it is OK.

Something to do with your ISP?

Couple of hours so far with no loss.

Urrr just come up with the contractual obligations message as a live premiership match

Now that really pisses me off.
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1. Baseball
2. NFL/MLS about equal interest for me.

Can't even pretend to give a toss about anything else really.
Actually I can get interested in college basketball during March madness, but that's only because my FIL is seriously into it and having watched games with him he's passed on some of his knowledge and enthusiasm. He's a UNC grad, and it was fun to watch them win the whole shebang with him ealier this year.
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Will watch some football around Superbowl, haven't really followed it since the Joe Montana/Jerry Rice 49ers days ( about 15 years ago ).
Used to get corporate seats for the Kings and Lakers ( again years ago when they still played at the Forum) - Ice Hockey is okay, not into Basketball.
And as for baseball - A friend of mine called me with excellent free 'VIP' seats including parking for the LA Dodgers. He could not even convince me to go for free, been to a few games and even met Gene Autry( old cowboy movie star) who used to own the A's in person, baseball is a waste of 3 hours IMHO.
Horse racing is fun, a day at the GG's in Southern Cal is a nice day out, if you can call it a sport???
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I just like sport. Watched the Rockies a few times this season, before that watched the Devil Rays and Clearwater Phillies (single A), going to the Broncos today and have tickets to a couple of Nuggets games later in the season. I'd watch the ice hockey too but the family don't want to go . First job at the weekend is to stream 5 live and to get the Sky Sports score centre fired up. . Then I can go to task taking the piss out of my friends in the UK whose team have lost that day. It sets me up for the day!
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Hockey.
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I cannot stand any of the US sports - but each to their own i guess!!

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Default Re: US Sport, what's your bag?

Bit hard to answer this one since I've only seen baseball matches live. For some reason, the folks round my parts get really worked up about college basketball but it doesn't do a thing for me.

So, to answer the poll, I don't feel I can respond until I've attended a game/match in person.

Thinking about going to see the local ice hockey team, the Hurricanes but who knows.



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Broncos currently kicking ass.

Newcastle had a good win too.
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Originally Posted by antjen
I cannot stand any of the US sports - but each to their own i guess!!

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Originally Posted by antjen
I cannot stand any of the US sports - but each to their own i guess!!

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Oh I don't know....I quite like War!!!
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Baseball...but to be honest, most of these sports are a tad boring to watch live on tele...compressed highlights are much better....or live, the atmosphere is good...but then again, there's bugger all sport in Maine that's top flight, Portland Pirates for ice hockey which is pretty good...and the Portland Seadogs for baseball ain't bad, especially as twinned with the red sox, so when there's an injured geezer there, it's cool to see...not interested in any of the other sports either.
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