Things in sports you don't understand

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  • mikewsmith
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    anagallis_arvensis – Member
    Whyvare the olympic bmxers not wearing skinsuits?

    Because a while back they all got together and said Skin suits like? Nah forget it not out thing. So nobody wears one. Easy init, like the horse dancers all wearing suits

    Cricket is the greatest sport in the world. Unless there is another sport where you stop for lunch and again for afternoon tea, in which case cricket is the equal greatest sport in the world.

    Sounds like half a day out on the bike. What about breakfast, elevenses and pub stops?

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    The first 5 laps of the keirin. What the hell are they for?

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    Why any sport whose teams have the place name and then some sort of rufty tufty animal is rubbish.
    No doubt someone, somewhere would rather West Ham United Football Club were called The London Hammers

    5thElefant
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    Anything that is judged. How can it be a sport?

    Easily. You just need to have a better understanding of what ‘sport’ is. [/quote]
    Well in that case it’s just hunting, shooting and fishing. None of those need a judge.

    mikewsmith
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    Why people who do not like sport spend so long inflicting it on themselves 😉

    The London freeloaders, or maybe squatters, would be more apt…. 😆

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    Football, right, I understand it, the rules, the player egos, money, (sort of) understand all that stuff – what I don’t understand is why anyone ANYONE would want to REFEREE it! When you’re just treated like a ****. And it’s in the culture from 5 year old kids all the way up. I can’t watch the game cos of that.

    jimster01
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    How fishing/game shooting are considered “Sport”, are the fish/birds similarly equipped? Hardly a level playing field is it?

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    I don’t think the balance of power in fishing would change much if the fish were allowed to dangle worms on strings in front of the fishermen’s faces.

    mikewsmith
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    if the fish were allowed to dangle worms on strings in front of the fishermen’s faces.

    I reckon it would probably make them easier to spot, again a rule change that seems to go the wrong way… I heard F1 was looking for a new head of ideas.

    BruceWee
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H18ljZBm5uU[/video]

    Nico
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    Why mountain bikers call their pastime “our sport” all the time when it’s a hobby & their bike spends more time in the shed than being ridden

    Are you suggesting that in order to call it a sport you need to be riding a bike more than not riding a bike? That is what the people of today would call “a big ask” aka a lot to ask.

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    Are you suggesting that in order to call it a sport you need to be riding a bike more than not riding a bike?

    I think he’s simply suggesting that riding a bike to most of us is actually just a pastime.

    why the male divers didn’t have a candelabra on the top board it was such a gayfest

    why the male divers were very toned and ripped and the female divers looked like a queue at lidl

    why they would have cross country mountain biking as an event but not downhill.

    aracer
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    Neil Daniel wrote:

    How watching football has become the most important thing for the country:
    People complaining when they can’t get time off to watch a ‘really important’ match.

    FTFY

    A work colleague of mrs aracer took her son out of school in order to watch TV – WTF!

    aracer
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    molgrips wrote:

    I don’t think the balance of power in fishing would change much if the fish were allowed to dangle worms on strings in front of the fishermen’s faces.

    Pies, cans of beer or fags maybe?

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    What Lidl do you shop at? I need to pick up a few bits.

    aracer
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    mr wrote:

    why the male divers didn’t have a candelabra on the top board it was such a gayfest
    why the male divers were very toned and ripped…

    Hmm, interesting…

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    Why Sky “Sports” shows poker.

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    How the average fan seems to be fat.

    The average person is fat, so it stands to reason that the average fan, of any sport, would be fat.

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    I don’t get Judo. Sorry, I know it’s deeply technical and very hard, and anyone of those athletes from any weight category would throw me and have me in some kind of choke hold in seconds flat.

    But when everyone is so evenly matched, it seems like 3 minutes of circling round each other holding on to their jackets followed by sudden frenzied cuddling and falling over followed by a reset. Occasionally with the referee deeming it an Nippon, or a Yoko, or something else which the armchair watcher doesn’t understand.

    I watched half a dozen bouts the other night without having a clue what points were awarded for – apart from one where a bloke clearly judo threw the other over his hip and flat on his back. Great i thought, another three minutes of watching this bloke getting comprehensively pwned – only to find that doing one decent throw wins outright!

    And next in line – fencing. Again; speed, dexterity, reactions, tactics. But this is supposedly a sport born out of the old system of duelling. Fencing seems to have dropped the art of surviving from that. Your opponent can stab you as many times as he likes, as long as you stab him marginally first (or even as it turns out, at the same time as long as you started trying to stab him sooner. In other words, are actually slower than him). I know occasionally they stab without being stabbed themselves but it’s a rarety. Which then comes back to duelling; so was it deemed a victory in those days if you both died but he died 3/100ths of a second sooner than you? Or just an honourable draw?

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    Why people who pay a small fortune for a season ticket, £100 pcm for satellite TV and many hundreds of pounds on reploca shirts and half time beer & food every seasom complain…

    …that footballers are paid so much money.

    You’re the ones funding it !

    alpin
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    Handball …. how has that made it from youth club to the Olympics ?

    I made the mistake on the weekend commenting how awful handball was to watch. The backlash i received for that was amazing… Probably because Germany are euro champs. But I still stand by it. Far too quick to follow. The ball goes to one end, gets thrown about a bit and the thrown at the goal. The other team then have the ball and do exactly the same. 30+ goals per team is just silly.

    Track cycling disciplines like the omnium and kieren are silly.

    Why female tennis players get the same prize money as the men for playing 3 sets (although generally over in two) as opposed to the men who play upto 5.

    Heptathlon vs decathlon…. Again, why fewer disciplines compared to the men?

    The following football has given so little actually happens on the pitch for so much of a game.

    Why a scrum is called in Rugby and why the ref does not insist that the ball is fed into the middle of a scrum.

    Gymnastics in general. Surely most of it belongs in a Cirque de Solei performance.

    Sports where points are awarded due to a judges perception and not something physically measurable.

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    captainsasquatch – Member
    Where all the Man City fans were 10 years ago.

    At an Oasis Concert I’d imagine. Or Oasis tribute gig.

    I get football and like it. I hate the money involved and think wages should be capped in some way or another and then if they want high wages then that can be made up in sponsorship deals etc.

    American Football has me flummoxed.

    alpin
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    And next in line – fencing. Again; speed, dexterity, reactions, tactics. But this is supposedly a sport born out of the old system of duelling. Fencing seems to have dropped the art of surviving from that.

    Do you think we should change it to a game of knifey knifey or all out pub brawl/footy hooligans to bring it into the modern era?

    Although, I agree with you on all points raised.

    avdave2
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    I was struggling a bit with the hockey last night. All goals from penalties or penalty corners nothing from open play. Main tactic seems to be get in D and try to hit opponent with ball to get said penalty corner. And then when you do get one there are four defenders on the line and a goalkeeper with pads 8ft wide.
    I’m sure it’s probably good to play but it really wasn’t much to watch.

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    Do you think we should change it to a game of knifey knifey or all out pub brawl/footy hooligans to bring it into the modern era?

    Interesting concept. Drop Foil, Sabre and Epee. Bring in Machete, Stanley and Zombie Knife.

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    Why they stopped having the fights in Ozzie Rules. It’s boring without them.

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    I was struggling a bit with the hockey last night. All goals from penalties or penalty corners nothing from open play. Main tactic seems to be get in D and try to hit opponent with ball to get said penalty corner. And then when you do get one there are four defenders on the line and a goalkeeper with pads 8ft wide.
    I’m sure it’s probably good to play but it really wasn’t much to watch.

    Last nights game was a bit cagey, try and watch any of the games Brazil played. (GB vs Brazil mens might be a good example)

    avdave2
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    I will try a few more games, I think I just picked a poor one last night from an entertainment point of view.

    ade9933
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    Why English rugby union players and ex-player-commentators (for generation after generation) are so self-aggrandising, condescending, insulting and up their own a***holes then act surprised when everyone supports ‘the other team’ and laughs when they lose… but maybe that’s just me.

    and all of cricket and dancing horses.

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    ade9933
    …but maybe that’s just me.

    I’ve never noticed that. But it would be better if they were all like the NZ commentary teams. They’re bloody brilliant (not sarcasm!).

    aracer
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    wrote:

    why the ref does not insist that the ball is fed into the middle of a scrum.

    Actually that’s a genuine one I don’t understand. Every big international game I’ve watched, there wasn’t a single scrum where the ball was fed straight. I thought that was the rule? So why doesn’t the ref penalise them for it (would be quite easy on the available evidence – simply penalise every feed, because they all do it)?

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    In keirin racing, there’s 10 or 15 commissaires, 6 riders, and a bloke on some weird contraption. All the money and investment that the Olympics brings with it. And no-one thought to put a camera across the only line where there’s a rule to enforce. Or to replace Yosemite Sam as the bloke that can stop the race.

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    Every big international game I’ve watched, there wasn’t a single scrum where the ball was fed straight

    The law now appears to be “as long as the ball goes into the tunnel it’s ok” – ie. not straight to the hooker’s foot. In youth rugby I make em do it straight down the middle.

    Pigface
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    Why they stopped having the fights in Ozzie Rules

    Dermott Brereton 😆

    aracer
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    Pickers wrote:

    In keirin racing, there’s 10 or 15 commissaires, 6 riders, and a bloke on some weird contraption. All the money and investment that the Olympics brings with it. And no-one thought to put a camera across the only line where there’s a rule to enforce. Or to replace Yosemite Sam as the bloke that can stop the race.

    or to have a bloke riding the weird contraption who knows what he’s doing

    nbt
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    Ro5ey wrote:

    Why one team member in Volleyball wears a different coloured kit ?

    Ah, that one I can help with – that’s the libero, a specialist defensive player who only plays in back court. When the point is won and the team rotates positions, one of the big tall fellers from the front line goes for a sit down and the tiny lickle Libero comes on so they can cover all the defensive job. When the rotation means the libero is due to move to front court, they go off and big tall feller comes back on to spike the ball into the net opposition. Libero interchanges do not count towards the substitution limit

    ade9933
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    Every big international game I’ve watched, there wasn’t a single scrum where the ball was fed straight

    The law now appears to be “as long as the ball goes into the tunnel it’s ok” – ie. not straight to the hooker’s foot. In youth rugby I make em do it straight down the middle.

    same for int’l lineouts.

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