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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Sports m*********** Reply with quote

With winter finally starting to recede (for those of us that experience a true winter anyways), the snowbanks are parting and making way for soggy grass that smells of dogshit, and that can only mean sport season is upon us.

what do you asshats enjoy doing? My new years resolution was to make the city rugby team as I haven't played in a few years so it should be interesting. Baseball fans? Tennis? That sport full of limp wristed fruitloops you call soccer/football?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not much of a sport guy but when I was living in Northern California I watched the giants from the start of the season all the way to wining the world series. My favorite was the pitcher Timmy.


Now I live north of St Louis, Im not much of a sports guy but I could always get drunk at a cardinals baseball game. The St Louis Blues hockey team practices just a few miles away from my house.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winter is still going strong with snow and -15 C weather, but I do enjoy swimming and beach volley at summer. Can't really find the interest to start a team sport again.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I play football for my local team, I'm a midfielder who tackles everyone (10% of the time successful). I also play football with my friends Monday night.

I used to play a lot of rugby and football in school, but I grew up with the latter so enjoy that much more.

I also play a lot of golf in the summer. Love that sport, especially on a nice day (rarely comes at this end of the world). Masters in April - WOOO!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(10% of the time successful).


10% of time, Mattay is successful 100% of the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been a Giants fan my whole life. Went to every series of the post season last year. So, yeah, that's what I like.

As for sports I'm playing, my friends and I are trying to get a Sloshball team going. We'll see how that goes for us.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my favorite sport is hockey and its the only sport ive never played on a team.. will always be one of my biggest regrets.

im more into going swimming, hiking, jogging, biking etc. in the summer.

wouldnt mind finding some people to play soccer with though.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's cliche that Texas loves their football, but it's true. I keep up with other sports through ESPN, I read the sports page front to back, but football's the only sport I follow in the offseason. With the NFL combine ending, I'm watching free agency and looking towards the draft. I don't play fantasy football, and I'm not one of those psychos who follow the high school games, but I do love the game.
The Dallas Cowboys break my heart every damn year, but that's the game. At least I got to see them ride high in the '90s. There's no rugby in Texas. We play no pads tackle football at parks, same thing.


Baseball and spring training is cool, but the sport doesn't interest me until playoffs, though baseball's my favorite sport to see live. I'm a little more interested in basketball because it's easier to get up for the big games, and easy to watch.

I follow boxing, always have. Any boxing, even the no name guys on Telemundo and the smaller channels. Don't follow MMA, but if it's a big fight, I'll watch. Not a fan of college wrestling, but love the WWE stuff. I don't really consider it a sport, but it belongs in sports chat.

Don't care for hockey. I probably could if I tried. But in Texas, the hockey fans are the sort of people who are only hockey fans. They're all like, fuck football, so no.
The best thing about Soccer is that they're hardly any breaks so the games don't seem to drag, but still it's something I have to prepare myself mentally for. "Today we're watching soccer, okay?" Then I have someone slap me in the face a few times because I gotta get loose for it. When it comes to watching soccer, I've gotta admit, I've come a long way.
Tennis? Not really, but hearing the women grunt is cool. Martina Hingis was awesome.
Golf, Bowling and NASCAR, I just don't watch.


GO COWBOYS! Fuck the IGGLES.
also, Calvinball.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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my favorite sport is hockey and its the only sport ive never played on a team.. will always be one of my biggest regrets.

im more into going swimming, hiking, jogging, biking etc. in the summer.

wouldnt mind finding some people to play soccer with though.


fucker you're like an hour and some odd minutes away, and liquid an hour ontop of that, GR's first hockey team is born
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 2 players, not only would it be GR's first hockey team, it'd be GR's best anything team ever.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried a bunch of different sports when I was a kid, even played in little league basketball and baseball, but my asthma kept me from doing anything great.

Martial arts is pretty much the only real sport I can get behind, now, depending on what you call a sport.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's still another 5 months til football season.... Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's still another 5 months til football season.... Sad


This.

As for playing sports, I really hope to get more golf in this summer. I barely played last year.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As for playing sports, I really hope to get more golf in this summer. I barely played last year.
So like, are the putting greens just frozen ponds, and the hole doubles as an ice fishing hole?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My situation is kind of weird in terms of professional sports. I love baseball - it's easily my favorite sport, but growing up in Nebraska where there isn't any pro sports just massive amounts of Cornhusker fandom, I've never had a favorite team it's more favorite players that I like to follow rather than a particular team. I've always dreamed of taking a summer and driving across country to watch a baseball game in every stadium over the course of a season.


Playing wise - an old high school friend just asked me if I wanted to play coed softball this summer. I know it's more of a social thing, but that softball league isn't going to know what hit them!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Playing wise - an old high school friend just asked me if I wanted to play coed softball this summer. I know it's more of a social thing, but that softball league isn't going to know what hit them!
Yeah, but they could probably assume it was big and round and hurts more than the name implies.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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GR's first hockey team is born

Care for a little 3 on 1? A little East vs West?

Also, summer sports are stupid. The Grey Cup can gtfo.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Also, summer sports are stupid.

This is what Canadians actually believe.
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De-Ting wrote:
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As for playing sports, I really hope to get more golf in this summer. I barely played last year.
So like, are the putting greens just frozen ponds, and the hole doubles as an ice fishing hole?


Something like that.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sightless wrote:
Icepick wrote:
GR's first hockey team is born

Care for a little 3 on 1? A little East vs West?



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