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1 Boring sports. on Fri Jan 12 2018, 16:13

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I'm sure you've all seen the poll asking what people consider the most boring sports. What surprised me was that cycling didn't come top. (Sorry Sluffy).
Any surprises on here for you?


2 Re: Boring sports. on Fri Jan 12 2018, 16:17

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
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American football is great if you know what's going on, most games can go to the very last play of the game. The time is takes is probably the main issue i would say.

I would say my least favourite is horse racing as i have no interest at all and know nothing about it.

3 Re: Boring sports. on Fri Jan 12 2018, 16:38

Sluffy

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I know I'm speaking to myself when it comes to cycling but once you 'get' what it is about, it is anything but boring - I'd go as far as to say it is the least predictable sport of them all - mainly due to the fact that nearly as much goes on off the saddle as does on it!

It really is gripping theatre.

For instance we won all those gold medal's at the Olympics yet we are tearing our governing body to pieces because they weren't all 'touchy feely' about how we did it - yet the worst that anyone could prove was that one of our coaches (an Australian) used the word 'bitches'!

Similarly we've won the biggest professional cycle race in the world five times in the last six years and we are mired in a drugs scandal because Chris Froome puffed on his asthma inhaler a couple of times too much one day in a race.

Of course cheating goes on - show me which sport it doesn't - even chess had its famous 'yogurt' eating scandal of 1978!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Chess_Championship_1978

Cycling is so unlike any other sport as it is many different races, that suit several different types of riders, with routes that change from race to race, year to year, that is made up as a team of individuals - often sacrificing themselves for one man - who sometimes isn't even the best in the team!

Nothing is ever boring in cycling and thus anybody ever finding it boring clearly doesn't 'gets' it at all.

PS - I've always found show jumping and horse dancing pretty dull myself.


4 Re: Boring sports. on Fri Jan 12 2018, 16:48

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Have to agree about show jumping and dressage. 
However,if you're a fan of the TV series 'The Prisoner', I defy you to explain what the hell is going on here.
I can't tell if it's boring or not. 

5 Re: Boring sports. on Fri Jan 12 2018, 17:14

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Ivan Campo
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Well they are certainly right about golf!

6 Re: Boring sports. on Fri Jan 12 2018, 17:31

Bwfc1958

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
Kabbadi is a strange one. I came across it on an obscure sports channel once. Lots of holding hands whilst dancing around trying to touch each other and run away. I don't  really get it but it's big in India I think. 

7 Re: Boring sports. on Sat Jan 13 2018, 18:12

Angry Dad

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Ivan Campo
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Athletics for me, I don't class cycling as a sport or golf or cricket or gymnastics or snooker or swimming or car or horse racing like darts they are games or hobbies. Boxing,Rugby,Football,Tennis,Basketball are the only sports I see in that list

8 Re: Boring sports. on Sat Jan 13 2018, 18:16

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Nat Lofthouse
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Some people class watching TV a sport due to how much they watch it.

I'm surprised that's not up there on the list.

9 Re: Boring sports. on Sat Jan 13 2018, 18:19

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Extreme ironing is good.

10 Re: Boring sports. on Sat Jan 13 2018, 18:26

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Toe wrestling is good too.

11 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 10:26

wessy

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Andy Walker
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I love watching Cycling, the best sport on TV for me is the final day of any of the Golf Majors.

Boring CRICKET any sport that you have a cake and a cup of tea in the middle is not a sport. plus it can take for ever and no result so they ask some guys called Duckworth and Lewis who won FFS.

This pains me and it may be age BUT Football on TV is becoming pretty boring the loss of mercurial number 10's and wingers makes every game much the same,.

if clubs didn't have historic colours you would struggle to work out who was who, pass it along the back four, tap to a midfielder tap back Yawn. Every club used to have a Character that put bums on seats, Sky have taken all that away.

It's now fear football due to money.

12 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 10:59

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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wessy wrote:Boring CRICKET any sport that you have a cake and a cup of tea in the middle is not a sport. plus it can take for ever and no result so they ask some guys called Duckworth and Lewis who won FFS.


You idiot. Cricket is up there with football for entertainment. Seeing Jason Roy smash the Aussies the other day was far more enjoyable than watching Gareth Southgate's England.

13 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 11:13

Leeds_Trotter

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Andy Walker
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What about e-sports?  lol!

14 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 11:25

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
wessy wrote: any sport that you have a cake and a cup of tea in the middle is not a sport.
But a sport where you can wear a Pringle sweater and slacks,and smoke a fag at the same time is?

15 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 11:28

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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boltonbonce wrote:
wessy wrote: any sport that you have a cake and a cup of tea in the middle is not a sport.
But a sport where you can wear a Pringle sweater and slacks,and smoke a fag at the same time is?
Golf?

16 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 11:29

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Leeds_Trotter wrote:What about e-sports?  lol!
What are e-sports or should I not be asking? Very Happy

17 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 11:30

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Golf KP. Or as Mark Twain described it, 'A good walk,spoiled'.

18 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 11:32

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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karlypants wrote:What are e-sports or should I not be asking? Very Happy

He means Hypersports.

19 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 12:33

Leeds_Trotter

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Andy Walker
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karlypants wrote:
Leeds_Trotter wrote:What about e-sports?  lol!
What are e-sports or should I not be asking? Very Happy
E-sports is gaming lol. It' huge atm, they've even started opening up e-sports bars where you can go and have a few pints while gaming. They run alot of competitions too. Not been to one yet.

20 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 12:48

Soul Kitchen

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Ivan Campo
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Golf, horse racing and pub games are all boring.
Whoever said cycling is boring needs to give their head a knock. Track or road form both push the rider to the limits. To what extent drugs come into it is another matter.  
Try pedalling up Bury road past Aldi from town and see if that gives you a sweat!?

21 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 13:03

Leeds_Trotter

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Andy Walker
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I wonder why wrestling isn't on that list. Before everyody jumps down my throat saying it's fake. Yes, us wrestling fans realise it is scripted no need to tell us. However it still takes one hell, of an athlete to do what they do, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

22 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 13:16

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I don't like cycling as a sport. Some people do.
I can live with that.

23 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 13:27

Sluffy

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I find fishing, and those that do it, pretty boring.

24 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 13:30

BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
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I dont think all people who fish are boring...I don't fish by the way

25 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 14:17

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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I don't like fishing either,but when you hear a few fishermen talking amongst themselves,it's pretty obvious that it's a passion.
And I suppose that just about sums it up. My not liking cycling,or Sluffy not liking fishing,doesn't really matter to passionate proponents of those particular sports,because,at the end of the day,we're all different,so,each to his own say I.

26 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 14:30

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Nat Lofthouse
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Leeds_Trotter wrote:I wonder why wrestling isn't on that list. Before everyody jumps down my throat saying it's fake. Yes, us wrestling fans realise it is scripted no need to tell us. However it still takes one hell, of an athlete to do what they do, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Yes, it must be tough to lie on your bed learning the script.

27 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 14:37

Leeds_Trotter

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Andy Walker
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Natasha Whittam wrote:
Leeds_Trotter wrote:I wonder why wrestling isn't on that list. Before everyody jumps down my throat saying it's fake. Yes, us wrestling fans realise it is scripted no need to tell us. However it still takes one hell, of an athlete to do what they do, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Yes, it must be tough to lie on your bed learning the script.
I'd like to see you give it a go. Go down to PCW Nat they do classes. You could do a training Vlog.

28 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 14:44

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Cumberland wrestling?

29 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 14:45

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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I'm sure you'd love sausage wrestling Bonce.

30 Re: Boring sports. on Mon Jan 15 2018, 14:48

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Unlike Cedric,I refuse to lower myself to your sausage. Anyway,I'm not sure they do veggie Cumberland sausages.

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