Discussion in 'Every Day Debating' started by AlphaAlex, Aug 6, 2008.
Rugby is not American, that's agressive.
Oh, I agree... But not rough enough to need extensive padding such as its American counterpart.
I find this entertaining...maybe that's just me.
Well, as to that, I must confess it's entertaining. But, sometimes I find myself asking whether it was strictly necessary to permanently unify that poor foam-wrapped guy, with a distictly russian sounding name - with that piece of perspex at the side...
Three hurrahs for civilisation - pip pip cheerio!
Floorball is not as aggresive as ice-hockey. And you wont need any paddings. Its just extremly fast and intense. But there is some contact. Is there any body slams in field hockey (im not so sure about the name)
And then Hockey!
My favorite to play and watch is American Football.
I'll play/watch anything unless its actually really stupid- ie. curling.
Ten points for gryffindor!
Nothing beats dodgeball. NOTHING!
Dodgeball < Andy Rooney
Yeah right, making love to Andy Rooney is the most boring sport ever, he just lies there!
But he gives sarcastic remarks which makes it worth while.
Maybe for you.
Even though it's football season and I'm pumped about my fantasy team...I'd like to chime in and offer up BASEBALL as the greatest sport. Skill, agility, speed, strength, thinking on your feet...It's fun to watch (OK sometimes it's boring) and anyone can find a park with a diamond and have at it. I love baseball.
On the one hand I can't fault the pick of football (soccer) because it is one sport that requires everything of an athlete (speed, skill, agility, strength, reflexes, eye coordination, quick thinking, etc) and it is both fun as hell to play (my favorite) at amateur levels, and beautiful to watch. A pro game between two good teams is graceful and rhythmic to the point of being almost artistic. And it is the worlds most popular sport with arguably the largest numbers of the most rabid fans.
On the other hand it lacks the satisfaction of bone-crushing brutality and heart-stopping "OMG-WTF-HolyShit-didyoujustseethathappen?" prevalent in American football, which is just damned entertaining to watch. And college football fans are as numerous and freakish and foaming at the mouth for some teams as soccer fans are for their teams. Example: of the 20 largest stadiums in the world (all of which have a capacity of over 91,000) 8 are soccer stadiums and 11 are American college football stadiums. My beloved LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge is #16 w/an official capacity of 92.400 (though we've fit more than that and a planned expansion will be adding 10-15,000 seats bringing it to the 100,000+ category and putting it at #7 or #8 in the world) and was once so loud during a game that it registered as a legitimate earthquake on the seismograph in the geology lab.
I don't watch alot of rugby, but I suppose one could argue it sort of marries many aspects of soccer and American football which is cool. Cricket, however, is not a remotely acceptable substitute for baseball.
Aside from soccer I happen to think baseball is a truly beautiful game, encompassing awesome feats of grace and precision accompanied by amazing exhibitions of speed and power, when played well at the professional level. It is hard to describe why I love baseball, perhaps best of all. (especially to people who grew up in countries where it isn’t really played) The best I can do is tell you to see the movie Field of Dreams. It captures the essence. And give you this quote exchange from an episode of the X-Files called “The Unnatural” about an alien who disguised himself as a black man named Josh Exley to play minor league baseball in the 40s.
Arthur Dales: “So why did you leave your family in uh… in Georgia?"
Josh Exley: “My people guard their privacy zealously. They don’t like for us to intermingle with your people. Their philosophy is we stick to ourselves; you stick to yourselves—everybody’s happy.”
AD: “So what happened?”
JE: “Well, you know what happened.”
AD: “You fell in love with an earth woman.”
JE: “No, I saw a baseball game. See there’s something you got to understand about my race. We don’t have a word for laughter. We don’t laugh. I don’t know if you noticed in between all that fainting you was doing but we have very tiny mouths, so no smiling even… I tell you when I saw that baseball game being played this laughter just… it just rose up out of me. You know, the sound the ball makes when it hits the bat?… It was like music to me. You know, the smell of the grass, 11 men—first unnecessary thing I ever did in my life and I fell in love. I didn’t know the unnecessary could feel so good. You know, the game was meaningless, but it seemed to mean everything to me. It was useless, but perfect.”
Ultimate Frisbee??? !!!!
Fitness Competitions......k, never mind......
Baseball all the way fallowed by Football then Grid Irons then sailing then the table soccer thingy...
Probably Rollerball or Deathrace.
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