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OT: Why don't people get Chessboxing?


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It's nothing new, really. My brothers have been getting into fights over chess games for 30 years now. :D

 

 

 

I'd actually be interested to watch a match sometime. I'm sure I can find something on the net... but I just haven't take the time to dig some up.

 

 

(no comment on the parody, BTW)

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Ok, I get to be the first to ask.... WHY??????????????????????

 

I get the point of cross training, but this is just silly. What's next? Competitive cookoffs combined with log rolling?

 

I can just see Martha Stewart now... trying to keep her souffle from falling while she tries to keep up to Billy Bob on the log.

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Ok, I get to be the first to ask.... WHY??????????????????????

 

IMO, there's really not a whole lot of difference between the two.

 

The better boxers are those that continuously read their opponents, and change their entire strategy several times throughout the match. Not terribly unlike chess.

 

Pure aggression can get you moderate success in either sport... while a purely defensive approach will get you smashed quickly. But quick thinking, and knowing what adjustments to make (and exactly when to make them) is what makes a boxer or a chess player great.

 

I don't see too much of a similarity between cooking and log-rolling. But I would also be willing to fork out $29.95 for a pay-per-view special if I had the chance to see Martha Stewart get crushed under a 3-ton log. :lol:

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IMO, there's really not a whole lot of difference between the two.


The better boxers are those that continuously read their opponents, and change their entire strategy several times throughout the match. Not terribly unlike chess.


Pure aggression can get you moderate success in either sport... while a purely defensive approach will get you smashed quickly. But quick thinking, and knowing what adjustments to make (and exactly when to make them) is what makes a boxer or a chess player great.


I don't see too much of a similarity between cooking and log-rolling. But I would also be willing to fork out $29.95 for a pay-per-view special if I had the chance to see Martha Stewart get crushed under a 3-ton log.
:lol:

 

You stand on a log that is floating in a shallow pool and try to get your opponent to fall off it by turning it around and around. So if she did this, at best we'd see her in a wet t-shirt. :freak: No thanks.

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You stand on a log that is floating in a shallow pool and try to get your opponent to fall off it by turning it around and around. So if she did this, at best we'd see her in a wet t-shirt.
:freak:
No thanks.

 

No... I'm not talking about those pansy-ass lumberjack matches they have at sport shows. I'm talking about the real deal. Lake Superior in March, when all the show is melting and the rivers are high and running fast. With more timber running down the lake than you can count.

 

That's what I'm talkin about Willis!

 

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No... I'm not talking about those pansy-ass lumberjack matches they have at sport shows. I'm talking about the real deal. Lake Superior in March, when all the show is melting and the rivers are high and running fast. With more timber running down the lake than you can count.


That's what I'm talkin about Willis!


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Now THAT I'd pay $23.95 to sit and watch on the big screen!! :thu:

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