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  • Who doesn't pay attention to sports???

    Because the way some people treat spectator sports as a "reponsibility" or "common knowledge" is starting to get to my ****************ing nerves.

     

    Am I the only one who doesn't give a **************** about the Superbowl, or if Manchester City just tied with Liverpool F.C., or about the gold medal wins of Japanese figure skaters???

     

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  • #2

    I'll whomp up some investment in the superbowl most years, but it usually takes a little effort




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    • radomu
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      Opposite Day wrote:

      I'll whomp up some investment in the superbowl most years, but it usually takes a little effort


      Well, at least you had an economic incentive in it.


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    I don't care about any of it except my own personal activity, and that's just for me. If I never saw another sporting event, that's fine.
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    • Booker
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      I have no interest in sports at all.

       

       


  • #4
    If people were as diligent about learning civics and keeping tabs on their elected officials we'd be the greatest country in the world.
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    • Jack Walker
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      madryan wrote:
      If people were as diligent about learning civics and keeping tabs on their elected officials we'd be the greatest country in the world.

      Please...they are not worth it. Why should I waste my time keeping tabs on the slime. 


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    • #6

      radomu wrote:

      Because the way some people treat spectator sports as a "reponsibility" or "common knowledge" is starting to get to my ****************ing nerves.

       

      Am I the only one who doesn't give a **************** about the Superbowl, or if Manchester City just tied with Liverpool F.C., or about the gold medal wins of Japanese figure skaters???

       



      How is this any different from any other hobby where the primary activity is feeding your senses?  Is it different than listening to music?  Theater?  Reading?  Bird watching?

      The only thing I don't like about spectator sports is when people take it so seriously that it has material impact on their lives (non-trivial depression over losses), serious arguments with friends, violence against other fans, too much drinking, etc.  Otherwise, it's just entertainment.


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      • Hoddy
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        I like sports.


      • Opposite Day
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        rbstern wrote:


        How is this any different from any other hobby where the primary activity is feeding your senses?  Is it different than listening to music?  Theater?  Reading?  Bird watching?

        The only thing I don't like about spectator sports is when people take it so seriously that it has material impact on their lives (non-trivial depression over losses), serious arguments with friends, violence against other fans, too much drinking, etc.  Otherwise, it's just entertainment.


        That's actually a really interesting point. My first thought is to distinguish between art that directly stimulates with emotional or aesthetic content as opposed to sports, where the appreciation comes from seeing an idealized example of activities spectators have engaged in themselves. In one case it's an admiration of the technique itself. In the other the technique serves a artistic goal.


        But then I realized I pretty much listen to music like people watch football, paying much more attention to the technique of the artist than the overall effect of the art. d

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      I don't watch or listen to any professional sports.
      It's a waste of my time I could better spend playing music or interacting with my wife and dogs.
      Really, when I think of all the games I attended (I've had season tickets for football and hockey, but that was over 15 years ago), I have very few memories that I would miss beyond going to Tiger games when I was a kid back in the 60s.
      Stumblin' thru da ghost town.....

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      • Invisible Hand
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        I've been known to quaff a few beers in front of a hockey game from time to time.  But I'm no fan boi.  


      • lagger
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        yeah not much of a spectator sport fan here 

         

         

        much prefer to participate I...

         

        scuba dive

        sail

        fish

        shoot

        horseshoes

         

        other non-spectacular sporty stuff

         


    • #8
      Franchised sport is different from soccer in the UK...culturally football represents certain demographics, religion, politics and has done for centuries

      Footballs not life or death, its more important

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      • newbie chick
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        The only sports that I follow are based in Europe.

        Pro cycling and the occasonal Formula One race or  ALMS event.


    • #9
      My favourite foods are masala dosa and pearl harbour makes me giggle

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      • Daryl Flynn
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        Pearl Harbour isn't as funny as the Battle of Flodden 

         


      • madryan
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        Pro Sports...  the opiate of the masses...


    • #10
      Pearl harbours the funniest

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      • #11
        I can't stand watching sports. My dad and my brother watched sports constantly when I was a kid. I can't even stand to hear a game on the tube in another room. I can think of a hundred better things to do than sit in front if a game
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        • capitalist
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          I watch much less "scratch and spit" sports now than in the past.  I do enjoy an occasional basketball game, but I rarely watch an entire game.  However, we are avid F1 racing fans.


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        radomu wrote:

        Because the way some people treat spectator sports as a "reponsibility" or "common knowledge" is starting to get to my ****************ing nerves.

         

        Am I the only one who doesn't give a **************** about the Superbowl, or if Manchester City just tied with Liverpool F.C., or about the gold medal wins of Japanese figure skaters???

         


        Other than college football, no.

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        • Hoddy
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          mauser wrote:

          radomu wrote:

          Because the way some people treat spectator sports as a "reponsibility" or "common knowledge" is starting to get to my ****************ing nerves.

           

          Am I the only one who doesn't give a **************** about the Superbowl, or if Manchester City just tied with Liverpool F.C., or about the gold medal wins of Japanese figure skaters???

           


          Other than college football, no.


          Roll Tide!!!hj

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      • #13

        I don't pay attention to sports because this is a political forum. Also, I don't drink beer, I don't like getting rowdy and claiming "victory" because of someone else's achievements.

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        • #14

          I don't give a **************** about sports, I especially hate those sports statistics know-it-all types.

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          • #15

            I don't watch sports, other than a few minutes of Nascar, drag racing every now & then. As far as "athletes", there doesn't appear to be at the top that aren't...ummm..."drug assisted".

            ....but, I can also add that I haven't been in a movie theatre in years......haven't been to a big name concert in years, mainly 'cause the bands/singers aren't worth what it cost to go see them.

            As far as entertainment as a whole, there's nothing that I can't do without.

            ''All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"--Edmund Burke
            Man created science to create what man wants science to create.

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            • ephemera
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              Sports are for the gays



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