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      08-17-2012 09:15 AM #1751
      Quote Originally Posted by strskatr05 View Post
      I'm curious to hear your definition of amazing then.
      I would be amazed by something far from ordinary or routine. When I was a lad I saw a golfer, his name was Tom Watson, stand near the shore somewhere and hit a ball out of pretty tall grass and into the hole. It looked like a magic trick.

      I once watched part of a motorbike race at the end of which a rider stopped in the track to do a burnout. Another rider came by, hit the first rider's leg and launched off his bike landing head first in the sand. He died immediately.

      How anyone can watch golf on the television is beyond me, and I wouldn't voluntarily subject myself to 15 minutes of it to see that kind of Tom Watson shot again. I wouldn't really care to see someone die on a bike either, but it was extraordinary.

      If a bunch of guys show up to play baseball, and then they play baseball, it is expected, not amazing.

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      08-17-2012 09:24 AM #1752
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      I would be amazed by something far from ordinary or routine.
      Oh please, let's get into a debate on the semantics of the word amazing!

      There is a tiny percentage of the world's population that can run/swim/hit a ball/shoot a ball/catch a ball/drive/swing a bat or club at the professional level. It is out of the realm of the ordinary and routine abilities of the average man or woman to compete on that level.

      If you can't enjoy yourself at a baseball game with a few friends - well, too bad for you, I say.
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      08-17-2012 09:28 AM #1753
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post

      If you can't enjoy yourself at a baseball game with a few friends - well, too bad for you, I say.
      I can enjoy myself with friends, but the game doesn't hold my attention. When the new ballpark opened I went. There was a pretty girl nearby and the bartender was generous.

      The teams could have not shown and I doubt I'd have noticed. Nice park though.

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      08-17-2012 09:31 AM #1754
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      Oh please, let's get into a debate on the semantics of the word amazing!

      There is a tiny percentage of the world's population that can run/swim/hit a ball/shoot a ball/catch a ball/drive/swing a bat or club at the professional level. It is out of the realm of the ordinary and routine abilities of the average man or woman to compete on that level.

      If you can't enjoy yourself at a baseball game with a few friends - well, too bad for you, I say.
      This. And while Zuk says that these people are expected to show up and play a sport, I ask is it not worth it to watch that sport to see that amazing shot, or like two days ago, see Felix Hernandez throw a perfect game? They showed up and played not knowing he would make baseball history -- but he did.

      If it's not, then to each his own.

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      08-17-2012 10:18 AM #1755
      Quote Originally Posted by strskatr05 View Post
      This. And while Zuk says that these people are expected to show up and play a sport, I ask is it not worth it to watch that sport to see that amazing shot, or like two days ago, see Felix Hernandez throw a perfect game? They showed up and played not knowing he would make baseball history -- but he did.

      If it's not, then to each his own.
      Nope, not worth it. Booooooooooring. I even think professional auto racing is boring. I zone out when my fellow car guys start talking about NASCAR and F1.

      I'd even say it's part of the same mindset that I mentioned when talking about fraternities. I'm not a "joiner"... the idea of taking a side and rooting for a sports team or player just doesn't make sense to me. That sort of group pride has always been foreign to me.
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      08-17-2012 10:22 AM #1756
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      08-17-2012 10:25 AM #1757
      Quote Originally Posted by 22AudiQ View Post
      Oh, one more thing? Sports journalism? LOL

      It's not. It is NOT journalism.

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      "Ahh yes, great insight! Back to the studio."

      (This being said, I do love to go to a Cleveland Indian's game and will watch any game if it's on and someone wants to watch. I just think it's asinine to become so captivated by sports.)
      you're completely completely off the mark here. the job of a beat writer is different than a someone writing something from afar. their job is to get the initial reaction to the game from the parties directly involved. yes that means players who don't really want to talk to but they have to get those quotes and use them in their game stories and store them for use in the future as the season plays out. go read Gay Talese's article on Joe DiMaggio and tell me that isn't journalism.

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      08-17-2012 10:56 AM #1758
      Quote Originally Posted by 22AudiQ View Post
      How and why can you hate another team? It makes so sense and, in many ways, I feel like sports actually requires a lack of intellect. I hate how nobody but the referees are objective and don't want fairness but only victory.
      This stereotype gives sports fans a bad rap due to the idiots that make TV/news in the regard. Hating a team to the point of violence/anger/whatever is absurd.

      I am a die hard Bears fan and I 'hate' the Packers. But not in the sense that most NFL dullards think. I don't anyone to get hurt, or anyone cheat to win, it's the competition. Wanting your team to win. We can't run gladiator games anymore or other 'barbaric' forms of competition so I think that primeval urge to want to be the best city/nation is an honest feeling and quite satisfying.

      I could give a **** about most of the Olympic sports but damn if I wasn't excited to see Americans smoke other countries and win gold this summer.

      Most people I know that aren't into sports really aren't competitive people, and that's fine. Different strokes for different folks.

      My annoyance is that sports are to men (and some women) what celebrity gossip are to (most) women. It's pointless, frivolous and meaningless in the grand scheme of things. There are a billion other things to be more concerned with than what a bunch of people playing with balls are doing.
      What defines meaning? What leisure activities carry more meaning than viewing sports? Sports bring countries together more than pretty much any other activity. Competition is inherent in our nature. Carrying that out via a controlled environment is only positive, imo.

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      08-17-2012 11:06 AM #1759
      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post

      What defines meaning? What leisure activities carry more meaning than viewing sports? Sports bring countries together more than pretty much any other activity. Competition is inherent in our nature. Carrying that out via a controlled environment is only positive, imo.
      Yup!


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      08-17-2012 11:08 AM #1760
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      Yup!

      Those European fans are ****ing nuts. Notice that doesn't happen in the states?

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      08-17-2012 11:34 AM #1761
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      Yup!

      As stated previously in the post.

      Hating a team to the point of violence/anger/whatever is absurd.
      You can't stop idiots from being idiots. This is what tear gas and rubber bullets are for.

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      08-17-2012 11:46 AM #1762
      Quote Originally Posted by strskatr05 View Post
      Those European fans are ****ing nuts. Notice that doesn't happen in the states?
      American sports fans riot too


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      08-19-2012 12:28 PM #1763
      These striped tank tops that men have started wearing recently are inherently douchey.

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      08-19-2012 12:45 PM #1764
      I had no idea so many people hated sports and everyone who watches and enjoys sports.

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      08-19-2012 12:51 PM #1765
      Quote Originally Posted by Yo Teach View Post
      These striped tank tops that men have started wearing recently are inherently douchey.

      This.

      Plus I believe that speech impediments are a form of mental retardation.

    16. 08-19-2012 01:19 PM #1766
      I think going out and partying is lame and people who constantly do that are afraid to sit down and think about their lives.

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      08-21-2012 12:20 PM #1767
      Quote Originally Posted by MonteCristo5 View Post
      I think going out and partying is lame and people who constantly do that are afraid to sit down and think about their lives.
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      08-21-2012 12:25 PM #1768
      Quote Originally Posted by MonteCristo5 View Post
      I think going out and partying is lame and people who constantly do that are afraid to sit down and think about their lives.
      Are you saying someone that goes out 3-5 times a week or someone that goes out at all? I can see an argument for the former for sure.

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      08-21-2012 12:26 PM #1769
      Quote Originally Posted by MonteCristo5 View Post
      I think going out and partying is lame and people who constantly do that are afraid to sit down and think about their lives.
      Wow. That is unpopular.

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      08-21-2012 12:27 PM #1770
      Quote Originally Posted by seymore15074 View Post
      Wow. That is unpopular.

      I'm gonna go ahead and guess that he is too.

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      08-21-2012 12:29 PM #1771
      Translation: my life sucks and yours should too.

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      08-21-2012 12:31 PM #1772
      Quote Originally Posted by MonteCristo5 View Post
      I think going out and partying is lame and people who constantly do that are afraid to sit down and think about their lives.
      Hopefully you mean "after age 25 or 30."

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      08-21-2012 01:24 PM #1773
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      Not everyone deserves to be a "winner". Dodgeball should be MANDATORY in gym, not banned.
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      08-21-2012 01:25 PM #1774
      Quote Originally Posted by MonteCristo5 View Post
      I think going out and partying is lame and people who constantly do that are afraid to sit down and think about their lives.
      Well duh. I'd much rather fall down and think about life.
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      The obsession with the "Zombie Apocalypse" is stupid, and I absolutely hate Will Ferrell.

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