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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by A8, Sep 15, 2007.
Baseball is fucking huge in Japan actually.
hockey is the best sport
I remember 20 years ago being in an argument with another kid over whether hockey or football would be the most popular sport in the future(in the US). He was very wrong about hockey.
I can't really deal with watching sport. Soccer is kind of one of the better ones to watch but I don't like the culture that goes with it.
Soccer is the most boring shit ever.
I think hockey is awesome, but I suppose that comes with being Canadian I guess.
Well yeah, football's a much easier game to follow and understand at first.
You only think that because football is so ubiquitous in the US.
No it's true. Hockey and soccer are (relatively) non-stop; for the untrained eye things seem unorganized, and it's hard to make out strategies, systems, and/or formations. Football probably has more nuances and unique rules that don't apply to any other sport, but it's much easier to follow at first since it's a stop and start game.
Soccer, hockey, and basketball are all very similar games except they are played with foot/stick/hand, and with basketball allowing full roaming and no goalie for the lack of people in relation/size of goal/ball(puck).
Football is radically different from everything else. There are a theoretically near-infinite number of offensive plays from every legal formation. What makes a formation legal isn't obvious, as more common formations have more to do with success of the play than legality.
Defenses do any number of different things in response, with the same near infinite range of options, no or nearly no restriction in formation or makeup. Even if you play the same general position "WR" or "CB" or "OG" or "DE", the techniques that go with each side of the ball are different, and different again depending on the type of offense or defense, and then again for the specific playbook. On and on.
I don't understand American football at all. Then again I don't understand rugby union either. Aussie rules all the way maaaate.
Baseball would be a harder sport for newbies to follow/understand than American football, by far.
Interesting fact, the actual time the ball is in play in American football is only 12 fucking minutes. Grueling as fuck to watch a full game imo. One of the many reason i dislike the sport.
They're all pretty nuanced, and it takes a considerable amount of time to actually understand them any of them. Hockey is so fast that I could see it being hard for people to follow it.
Aussie rules fucking sucks too.
Not much, a buddy of mine wants me to head to new Orleans,lol. I'm not going anywhere. I've been in my apartment for 6 months. I can't just leave and not know what is going to happen, he did not specify shit.
Drinking beer with the occasional shot of red absinthe and flicking through chips n beer mags.
I can smell my breath because whatever I just ate had onions or something. Oh well
Everyone hates the sport(s) they dont understand.