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Old 04-30-2003, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best major sport

I'm a big fan of hockey, the speed, hitting etc.
It's far more exciting to watch then say baseball or football.
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Old 04-30-2003, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I agree with you... Hockey ..especially playoff hockey is just soo intense. Its physical, fast, and very exciting. Something about it its just awesome to watch..
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Old 04-30-2003, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I hate to be a follower but hockey hands down.
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Old 04-30-2003, 04:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Baseball. Hands down, for reasons opposite of the ones metioned already. Baseball is slower, with an easy-going diffinitive pace. Its a great spectator sport. Finally, you can have the Cubs game on and get work done, play around - its great comfort. Its - having the game on.

Baseball has all the stats for hardcore junkies. It has all the provenance and history. It did not just begin, for instance to record sacks in the last fifteen years.

Baseball is an everymans game, which makes it all the more spectacular when transfered to a level that is above the everyman level. Cause you played the game and your son will too. Not always the case with hockey and football, which require a bit more girth.

Finally, hitting a baseball is time and time again said to be the most difficult thing to do in sport. Here are your most honed athletes. There are no "special teamers," "long-snappers," or "enforcers."
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Old 04-30-2003, 05:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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does all sport in the US have to be 'Major'?

although my fav sport is Rugby Union, its not major, so i'd have to say that my fav major sport has to be American Football. for the spectacle that is superbowl (the only match we ever get to see).
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Old 04-30-2003, 05:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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it's really hard to chose between football and basketball. it's a tie folks.
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Old 04-30-2003, 06:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's become the world's most poular sport. Well, that's actually still debated quite a bit. I've seen some articles say it's hoops and other say it's soccer.
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Old 04-30-2003, 06:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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duh i am form indiana of course its basketball
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Old 04-30-2003, 07:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hockey, eh! Can't beat the excitement of the NHL playoffs.

And every players and fans goal of the Stanley Cup.
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Old 04-30-2003, 07:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2003, 10:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd have to say baseball, thought sadly football is eclipsing it money wise and popularity wise. Damn americans. (yes, i'm one of them)
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Old 05-01-2003, 02:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hockey, no explanation needed just watch a game.
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Old 05-01-2003, 05:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Maybe because I'm Canadian and grew up playing and wathcing it ... or maybe not,

either way, it's hockey for me.
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Old 05-01-2003, 06:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 05-01-2003, 06:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Hockey is a great sport to watch but they should go to the international rules with the bigger rinks and get rid of the red line.

Basketball is all about dunking or 3 point shots. It gets real old, real fast.

Baseball can give you high scores or shutouts. It is a great game but 162 makes the regular season mean not as much. DH and interleague games have messed it up also.

Football has the same thing as far as high scoring and shutouts but there are only 16 games and that makes each one important.

Soccer is kind of like hockey but with less hitting and scoring. Indoor soccer rocks.

Lacrosse is the most fast paced and hardest hitting sport..

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Old 05-01-2003, 08:38 AM   #16 (permalink)
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To play I would say basketball, but since I will never play it at a major level put me in the gov135 and deepinjello group in favor of Baseball.

Sure, it's a subjective question. Baseball, for me, is about the possibilities of what might happen at any given time. Each moment is pregnant with potential. What actually happens may be anticlimactic but the build up to that point is what is so interesting and therefore enjoyable. Also, being a game of abundant statistics, one can enjoy the sport after the fact in the morningís sports section.

Go 'stros!
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Old 05-01-2003, 07:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 05-02-2003, 12:37 AM   #18 (permalink)
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It's become the world's most poular sport. Well, that's actually still debated quite a bit. I've seen some articles say it's hoops and other say it's soccer.
ditto

this should be a poll!
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Old 05-02-2003, 04:56 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I'm def down wit bak-sketball... fun to play and fun to watch.. the most event and spectator friendly league (well i ignore hockey, so i might be wron g about "most," that sport seems very event and spectator driven)..

iverson driving past three alls tars to the hoop and dropping a layup on a guy a foot and a half taller.. Yeeah..

Pierce on a good night (for him) yeeah.. or toine, or bremer, or delk, or battie...
Kobe.. every other play...

I like the whole league nowadays.. i gotta get into a town to pick one

Baseball is in my heart too, thoug it is the worst league for event and spectator considerations ( and i'm ignoring football in that NFL is the worst business that doesn't itself create a specifically death dealing device in the country, i'll never go to another NFL game, unless specifically invited by a visiting team cheerleader)...

How it got like this:
Bball: \alcindor.. Abdul Jabbar with Oscar Robertson in 71,72.. NBA champ milwaukee Bucks.. the ideal tandem, talented youth getting his first of many great tastes, and unparalleled all star finally getting his due.
littlewhiteball: St Louis cards 64 -68.. three league pennants, two world series champs.. Bob Gibson crushing lineups, McCarver, Cepeda, Flood, Maxville, and hokey good fun old time Busch Stadium... Riding the red bird express form Ucity with my dad.. whee

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Old 05-02-2003, 06:23 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I gotta say its a tie between Soccer and Basketball for me. Although, the fact that players get killed for blowing a game in soccer doesn't help its standings in my mind...
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Old 05-02-2003, 06:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 05-02-2003, 07:53 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Football.
-Toughness, speed, quickness, strength, accuracy, hands, and strategy.
-The only season where EVERY game matters.
-Postseason isn't 6 months long.
-Great draft (only beaten by NBA).
-The biggest championship.
-No financial problems, unlike MLB and NHL, where you have to worry about your team leaving town or just dying.
-Less greedy players. Less players making 10 mil while not producing.
-Ditka
-Most balanced league. Don't have to worry about Yankees/Lakers/RedWings.

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Old 05-02-2003, 09:21 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 05-02-2003, 12:10 PM   #24 (permalink)
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To play I would say basketball, but since I will never play it at a major level put me in the gov135 and deepinjello group in favor of Baseball.

Sure, it's a subjective question. Baseball, for me, is about the possibilities of what might happen at any given time. Each moment is pregnant with potential. What actually happens may be anticlimactic but the build up to that point is what is so interesting and therefore enjoyable. Also, being a game of abundant statistics, one can enjoy the sport after the fact in the morningís sports section.

Go 'stros!
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I'm with these guys. It's what I grew up doing. I'm a big fan of all sport except basketball and soccor.

Basketball used to be great but the action stops every time down court, usually with a foul, you can walk all the way down court without dribbleing (only slight exageration), three secons is never called and nobody plays defense. College basketball is slightly better, but good match-ups are hard to come by. Usually it's a good team playing a shitty team.

And soccor is just lame.

I wish I knew more bout hockey, it seems like a great sport but I grew up in Houston so I have no background for hockey. Although I did see Gordie Howe play with the old Aroes a few times when I was a wee tot.
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Old 05-02-2003, 12:12 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Hey, GH, what's the f'ing deal with the 'stros. I love 'em, but they're pissing me off. When are they gonna get their shit together and win. My roomate is a bandwagon Yankees fan and I can't take much more of his shit.
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Old 05-02-2003, 12:44 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Nothing beats playoff hockey. But as far as the reg. Season goes Football is the most entertaining. Sundays are made for sitting back, tailgating and watching football
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Old 05-02-2003, 05:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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There's two different perspectives though.

TV - Has to be football. Great suspense, every game matters, and there is the break between every play to bs with friends or cuss out the ref because he's blind. Also it's always good to see why a guy reacts in such a way (such as Kyle Turley when he ripped that stupid Jets helmet off after the Jet tried ripping Aaron Brooks's head off) because they show replays about 50 times

Live- Hockey. You can see the puck much better (the people who always argue "You can't see the puck!" are too used to easy sports like basketball) you can watch the play develop. The only downside is you don't get to listen to some of the good analysists, but being able to see the game winning breakaway in game 7 open up is a hell of alot better.
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Old 05-02-2003, 06:46 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Hockey. No question.

The sport has got the greatest fans and the players are first class.
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Live- Hockey. You can see the puck much better (the people who always argue "You can't see the puck!" are too used to easy sports like basketball) you can watch the play develop. The only downside is you don't get to listen to some of the good analysists, but being able to see the game winning breakaway in game 7 open up is a hell of alot better.
Hockey is my favorite spectator sport too.
I never understood the complaint about not seeing the puck. I watch the plays and checking rather than the puck. If you think you're not getting good analysis then you must be watching FOX network. If you watched CBC, you'd change your mind quick.

The thing I hate about baseball is all the stinkin' analysists, talk about a slow game. Watching baseball live is ok, but not on TV.

Basketball is the same thing repeated over and over, once you've seen one layup you've seen em' all. It's not too bad live.
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Old 05-02-2003, 11:10 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Agreeing with what others have already said...Football - because it is the only one that makes me care about each and every game.

Hockey playoffs and baseball in september are pretty good.

I love basketball, but the last 2 minutes of a close game (2-4 possession lead) are the worst in any sport.
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Old 05-03-2003, 06:25 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 05-04-2003, 08:31 AM   #32 (permalink)
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football to watch...basketball to play
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Old 05-04-2003, 08:35 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I don't get CBC, so my experience with most hockey announcers are on ESPN. Some of them are good, like Steve Levy and Darren Pang, but around the fourth tier team ESPN fields for any sport, the end result are like nails scraping on a chalkboard.
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Old 05-04-2003, 08:36 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Baseball, it's fun to watch the skill and strategy develop on the field.
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Old 05-04-2003, 01:20 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Re: What is the best major sport

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I'm a big fan of hockey, the speed, hitting etc.
It's far more exciting to watch then say baseball or football.
What...are you daft man?
Football rules!
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Old 05-04-2003, 01:26 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Does "naked twister" count as a sport?
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Old 05-05-2003, 02:36 PM   #37 (permalink)
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As a spectator - I adore Hockey, especially playoff Hockey. Live is best.
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Old 05-08-2003, 12:54 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Minx, "Naked twister" with you is now my fav. sport by far !!
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Old 05-08-2003, 01:48 PM   #39 (permalink)
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badminton..no wait major right..ok. soccer
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Old 05-08-2003, 01:53 PM   #40 (permalink)
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