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2010-10-29 10:09 PM
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mrbbrad - 2010-10-28 3:24 AM I'd agree that the game of baseball is pretty cool (football is still the best team sport going), but the sport of MLB is painful. Most pro sports are hard to watch (so don't try to defend baseball by attacking football) with all the stoppages for TV and whatnot, and all show boating athletes (my team is losing horribly but I made a nice play so I'm going to celebrate), but baseball is excruciating.

The thing that bugs me the most is, with all the money that's made in the sport, nobody has a decent pair of batting gloves. What the hell? They have to readjust them after every pitch. If I could invent a pair of gloves that stay securely fastened and properly adjust for more than a 20 seconds I'd make a fortune!


I hear you.  I enjoy playing softball...but GOD...if every batter stepped out of the box, and every pitcher stepped off the rubber to go for the rosin bag between pitches I'd walk off the field.

I'll follow baseball on Sportscenter, and I can name every world series champion in the past 2 decades...but I don't think I've watched and entire baseball game from start to finish in about 8 years.  It's simply mind numbing.

I mean sheesh...we can play 7 inning games in 55 minutes...and the score is like 12-10.  How on earth does a 3-2 baseball game last 3+ hours.





2010-10-29 11:57 PM
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the bear - 2010-10-29 5:29 AM

I guess if my favorite footbal teams were from the state of Ohio I wouldn't think it to be the "better" sport either.

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Bear, pssssst, you do realize that the Browns are from Cleveland which is in Ohio. You know, the same Browns that smacked the "Aints around last Sunday!

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2010-10-30 3:18 AM
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brianteats - 2010-10-28 4:42 PM *sigh* time to make some enemies-
I hate baseball. Ever since the strikes; (Remember those?) greedy @$$es. Plus, it's pretty boring to watch, sporatic high points.

American football can be fun to watch, especially if it's a close game, and your team is winning(Go Chargers!). But it can get boring sometimes, too.

Rugby and ice hockey are the best sports to watch, IMHO. (and triathlons, of course!)

Basketball doesn't even exist in my little universe.


Similar here.
People accuse cricket of boring, but baseball is 1000 times worse!
American football doesn't interest me, it has no continuity.
Football is awesome, rugby (union) is more so. Rugby league is terrible.

 
2010-10-30 8:28 AM
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jacasa - 2010-10-29 11:57 PM
the bear - 2010-10-29 5:29 AM I guess if my favorite footbal teams were from the state of Ohio I wouldn't think it to be the "better" sport either.

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Bear, pssssst, you do realize that the Browns are from Cleveland which is in Ohio. You know, the same Browns that smacked the "Aints around last Sunday!


Yes, the Cleveland Browns. Four winning records in the last twenty years. Last playoff win, 1994. Never been to a Super Bowl (except as a euphemism for using the toilet).Those guys. Really inspire a love for the sport.

Of course, on any given Sunday...
2010-10-30 9:42 AM
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the bear - 2010-10-30 9:28 AM

jacasa - 2010-10-29 11:57 PM
the bear - 2010-10-29 5:29 AM I guess if my favorite footbal teams were from the state of Ohio I wouldn't think it to be the "better" sport either.

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Bear, pssssst, you do realize that the Browns are from Cleveland which is in Ohio. You know, the same Browns that smacked the "Aints around last Sunday!


Yes, the Cleveland Browns. Four winning records in the last twenty years. Last playoff win, 1994. Never been to a Super Bowl (except as a euphemism for using the toilet).Those guys. Really inspire a love for the sport.

Of course, on any given Sunday...


Yes, on any given Sunday where the Browns punter out rushed the Aints. And although the Browns are horrible and have been for a while, please don't compare their history with the Aint's. Their one magical year was great, but that is all it was, one year.

P.S. - I am not a Browns fan at all.

2010-10-30 9:49 AM
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WOMEN'S SAND/BEACH VOLLEYBALL!!!  COME ON!!!



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Actually, it's been a pretty good five or six. I would argue that no professional sports franchise has meant more to a community, to the whole state, than the Saints have since 2005. Goes beyond football, beyond won-loss records.


Add to that two BCS championships in the past decade, and you can see why football is viewed as the better sport in this state. Even with LSU's history in the college world series.

And, as I stated earlier, I can see why in your state you feel different.

Now excuse me while I go take the Browns to the Super Bowl.Cool

2010-10-30 9:50 AM
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jacasa - 2010-10-30 9:42 AM
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jacasa - 2010-10-29 11:57 PM
the bear - 2010-10-29 5:29 AM I guess if my favorite footbal teams were from the state of Ohio I wouldn't think it to be the "better" sport either.

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Bear, pssssst, you do realize that the Browns are from Cleveland which is in Ohio. You know, the same Browns that smacked the "Aints around last Sunday!


Yes, the Cleveland Browns. Four winning records in the last twenty years. Last playoff win, 1994. Never been to a Super Bowl (except as a euphemism for using the toilet).Those guys. Really inspire a love for the sport.

Of course, on any given Sunday...
Yes, on any given Sunday where the Browns punter out rushed the Aints. And although the Browns are horrible and have been for a while, please don't compare their history with the Aint's. Their one magical year was great, but that is all it was, one year. P.S. - I am not a Browns fan at all.


One Lombardi trophy >>>>>> Cleveland's entire football history 
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the bear - 2010-10-30 9:49 AM Actually, it's been a pretty good five or six. I would argue that no professional sports franchise has meant more to a community, to the whole state, than the Saints have since 2005. Goes beyond football, beyond won-loss records.

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Good point.

Has baseball ever had that kind of impact?
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the bear - 2010-10-30 9:49 AM Actually, it's been a pretty good five or six. I would argue that no professional sports franchise has meant more to a community, to the whole state, than the Saints have since 2005. Goes beyond football, beyond won-loss records.

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Good point.

Has baseball ever had that kind of impact?


Not since the 30s and 40s, if at all. Which demonstrates exactly what it is: my grandfather's game.
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the bear - 2010-10-30 10:49 AM

Actually, it's been a pretty good five or six. I would argue that no professional sports franchise has meant more to a community, to the whole state, than the Saints have since 2005. Goes beyond football, beyond won-loss records.


Add to that two BCS championships in the past decade, and you can see why football is viewed as the better sport in this state. Even with LSU's history in the college world series.

And, as I stated earlier, I can see why in your state you feel different.

Now excuse me while I go take the Browns to the Super Bowl.Cool



Aints record the last 6 years is 49-47!

All time record vs. Cleveland is 4 - 12!



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jacasa - 2010-10-30 9:55 AM
the bear - 2010-10-30 10:49 AM Actually, it's been a pretty good five or six. I would argue that no professional sports franchise has meant more to a community, to the whole state, than the Saints have since 2005. Goes beyond football, beyond won-loss records.


Add to that two BCS championships in the past decade, and you can see why football is viewed as the better sport in this state. Even with LSU's history in the college world series.

And, as I stated earlier, I can see why in your state you feel different.

Now excuse me while I go take the Browns to the Super Bowl.Cool

Aints record the last 6 years is 49-47! All time record vs. Cleveland is 4 - 12!


Evidently you didn't comprehend part of my post. I bolded it for the reading-impaired. There were a few mitigators for the 3-13 season in 2005 that you're counting. I'd be glad to inform you of those, since you appear to lack that knowledge.

BTW, part of that overall record is against the team now called the Baltimore Ravens.

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the bear - 2010-10-30 11:09 AM

jacasa - 2010-10-30 9:55 AM
the bear - 2010-10-30 10:49 AM Actually, it's been a pretty good five or six. I would argue that no professional sports franchise has meant more to a community, to the whole state, than the Saints have since 2005. Goes beyond football, beyond won-loss records.


Add to that two BCS championships in the past decade, and you can see why football is viewed as the better sport in this state. Even with LSU's history in the college world series.

And, as I stated earlier, I can see why in your state you feel different.

Now excuse me while I go take the Browns to the Super Bowl.Cool

Aints record the last 6 years is 49-47! All time record vs. Cleveland is 4 - 12!


Evidently you didn't comprehend part of my post. I bolded it for the reading-impaired. There were a few mitigators for the 3-13 season in 2005 that you're counting. I'd be glad to inform you of those, since you appear to lack that knowledge.

BTW, part of that overall record is against the team now called the Baltimore Ravens.



If you insist on adding in the Ravens the Aints are 5-15! The Brownies have 37 winning season while the Aints have a dismal 9.
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Yet football in this state, in large part because of the Saints, is viewed as the "better" sport. Where Ohio football is viewed as suckage. (We haven't even touched on the Ohio State's title as "Most Overated Team of the Decade")

Must be that whole "Goes beyond football, beyond won-loss records" thing that you continue to ignore.

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jacasa - 2010-10-30 10:55 AM

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Actually, it's been a pretty good five or six. I would argue that no professional sports franchise has meant more to a community, to the whole state, than the Saints have since 2005. Goes beyond football, beyond won-loss records.


Add to that two BCS championships in the past decade, and you can see why football is viewed as the better sport in this state. Even with LSU's history in the college world series.

And, as I stated earlier, I can see why in your state you feel different.

Now excuse me while I go take the Browns to the Super Bowl.Cool



Aints record the last 6 years is 49-47!

All time record vs. Cleveland is 4 - 12!



The Browns have how many Super Bowl wins ? ok, I'll make it ez'er.. how many trips to Super Bowl ?
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the bear - 2010-10-30 3:09 PM

Yet football in this state, in large part because of the Saints, is viewed as the "better" sport. Where Ohio football is viewed as suckage. (We haven't even touched on the Ohio State's title as "Most Overated Team of the Decade")

Must be that whole "Goes beyond football, beyond won-loss records" thing that you continue to ignore.



Bear, I think it is funny how THE Ohio State University gets under your skin. Ease up Tiger! Again please don't rest on one magical season. The Aints are showing their true colors this year. You may view football in that state as better, but I would totaly disagree. Keep in mind, you still have a Michigan man as your brilliant coach.


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Oh, we have more than one magical Saints season to "rest on":

 

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Malgal - 2010-10-28 9:15 AM Australian rules football is my favorite spectator sport. I cannot get into baseball. I like American football but not as much as Aussie rules. I have had season tickets for our college football team since I moved here. I prefer watching sports that don't stop too much so I actually like soccer.


I got hooked on watching footy when I was in Australia a couple of years ago.  Similar to American football but without the 5 minute pauses between plays.

Go Sea Eagles!!
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I'm with Prince, soccer above all else.  I am a huge college football fan though. 
I understand soccer is hard to follow, especially if you haven't played it.  There aren't many sports where 95% of the coaching is done in practice.  The only real time during a pro game where the coach will do something is make a substitute.  Sure, lack of goals, but doesn't that make it more amazing when a goal is scored?  I am just saying if I had to pick between my favorite soccer team playing a regular season match or my favorite football team playing a regular season match, against similar teams.  I think I'd have to go for soccer, but it is close. 

Another note, I HATE that they call it the WORLD series or call the superbowl winner the WORLD champions.  I think there should be a world cup for every sport.
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BroncoInNC - 2010-11-03 4:14 PM

Another note, I HATE that they call it the WORLD series or call the superbowl winner the WORLD champions.  I think there should be a world cup for every sport.


Well, technically, the winner of the super bowl is the world champion of american professional gridiron.  Because no one outside the US plays it .  It's just bastardized rugby after all - most of the rest of the world would rather play the real thing - or the other forms of bastardized rugby (CFL, Aussie rules, soccer)

Baseball is different, lots of countries play that.

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scorpio516 - 2010-11-04 9:53 AM
BroncoInNC - 2010-11-03 4:14 PM

Another note, I HATE that they call it the WORLD series or call the superbowl winner the WORLD champions.  I think there should be a world cup for every sport.


Well, technically, the winner of the super bowl is the world champion of american professional gridiron.  Because no one outside the US plays it .  It's just bastardized rugby after all - most of the rest of the world would rather play the real thing - or the other forms of bastardized rugby (CFL, Aussie rules, soccer)

Baseball is different, lots of countries play that.

Ummmm... you do realize that rugby came out of soccer/football and not the other way around?



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scorpio516 - 2010-11-04 9:53 AM
BroncoInNC - 2010-11-03 4:14 PM

Another note, I HATE that they call it the WORLD series or call the superbowl winner the WORLD champions.  I think there should be a world cup for every sport.


Well, technically, the winner of the super bowl is the world champion of american professional gridiron.  Because no one outside the US plays it .  It's just bastardized rugby after all - most of the rest of the world would rather play the real thing - or the other forms of bastardized rugby (CFL, Aussie rules, soccer)

Baseball is different, lots of countries play that.

Ummmm... you do realize that rugby came out of soccer/football and not the other way around?



In the 1600s ball sport games not played with sticks advanced the ball with a kick or a scrum.
By the 1750s, they were playing what eventually would be rugby.
Not until the 1800s was there a split - people either liked to play in the Rugby School way, or just with the feet.
Then you had the Rugby Union and Rugby League split with their different rules...
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