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Re: Favourite sport

Post by mkhammer » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:30 pm

grandad wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:11 pm
mkhammer wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:06 pm
West Ham Football....Football in General all of it...Kids/Women whatever I'll watch and enjoy..
But Internationals, Rugby Union first now...never used to be, is now tho..loving the world cup.
Harlequins Fan...
Cricket, Love it..Middlesex..
Love the NFL...Green Bay Packers..

My first Love was Speedway...was going to Wimbledon Speedway when only 4/5 or so up till
11/12..I used to absolutely love it..
Always loved the Irons since forever....but going from south to north London as a kid never got
chance to go much.

But I'm a sports Slapper...love it all..


Used to go west ham speedway and when they went out of business went to hackney loved it
Remember seeing the Hammers team against Dons...wish I could recall better but was so small..
Even that age was a West Ham fan...so was strange wanting wimbledon to win,remember
the colours vividly tho...
Opened up again as Arena Essex...Lakeside...Thurrock now..still called Hammers...use the
crossed hammers ...
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Re: Favourite sport

Post by Taansend » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:32 pm

jameskel wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Cricket
Boxing
Football - VAR is sending it down the list

"I'm a sad anorak " that was enough Taans, nothing more needed :D
Talking of anoraks I have to get some winter clothes now I'm back in California. Gets as low as 15C here in January
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Re: Favourite sport

Post by Clayton » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:46 pm

England Rugby Union
West Ham
Rugby Union
Rugby League
England represented in any Sport - ( Athletics - Olympics - Rowing - Equestrian/Horse Trials - Cricket - Boxing )


Watch most sports - even Darts and Snooker which aren't really sports .
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Re: Favourite sport

Post by Oziron » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:12 pm

AFL (Aussie Rules)....Sydney Swans (only team i've supported that has won a title)

Unfortunately rugby league is the biggest sport here in New South Wales....It's shit imho but will watch occasionaly. Crowd numbers of live games are a joke. I once went to a live game and they were broadcasting crowd noise through the pa....(There were about 3000 people watching in an 80 000 seat stadium..Never been to a game since)

I like to play golf but watching not so much...
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Re: Favourite sport

Post by OZHAMMER » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:54 am

Oziron wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:12 pm
AFL (Aussie Rules)....Sydney Swans (only team i've supported that has won a title)

Unfortunately rugby league is the biggest sport here in New South Wales....It's shit imho but will watch occasionaly. Crowd numbers of live games are a joke. I once went to a live game and they were broadcasting crowd noise through the pa....(There were about 3000 people watching in an 80 000 seat stadium..Never been to a game since)

I like to play golf but watching not so much...
Were you hoping for a GWS win in the GF?
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Re: Favourite sport

Post by Oziron » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:50 am

OZHAMMER wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:54 am
Oziron wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:12 pm
AFL (Aussie Rules)....Sydney Swans (only team i've supported that has won a title)

Unfortunately rugby league is the biggest sport here in New South Wales....It's shit imho but will watch occasionaly. Crowd numbers of live games are a joke. I once went to a live game and they were broadcasting crowd noise through the pa....(There were about 3000 people watching in an 80 000 seat stadium..Never been to a game since)

I like to play golf but watching not so much...
Were you hoping for a GWS win in the GF?
Of course.....but that soon dissolved in 1st quarter... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Favourite sport

Post by Neville Bartos » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:59 am

I think I've enjoyed most sports at one time or another. I tend to go through phases of following a certain team, player, athlete, boxer or racer, rather than watching the sport as a whole.
I'm also not ashamed to say my interest in women's sport tends to stem from a great affection for toned backsides, but perhaps I should be.

It's stretching it to say some of these were favourites, but they all held my interest for a period.

With US sports the only one I've never been interested in is Ice Hockey. The puck is too fast and small to follow, so it's like watching a football game played on snow with a white ball.

With the NFL I've followed the fortunes of the Rams since they started showing it on Channel 4 in the 80s. Later on they started showing full games -- which is the worst way to view American sports -- presented by the endearingly out of his element Mick Luckhurst.

At around the same time C4 also showed highlights of a couple of baseball World series. Though I never really picked a team to follow I did keep an eye on the fortunes of the Minnesota Twins following their win in 1987, the Blue Jay's a few years later, the White Sox, the Indians and the Mariners. Again all best watched as highlights.

The NBA I watched a lot on Screensport when I first got SKY. I worked nights in those days, so flicking through the old sattelite box in the wee small hours you'd either end up watching one of the sport channels or Lilo Wanders interviewing porn actors in German. The sport usually won. Anyway I liked the Lakers, but when I watched the Pistons and then the Bulls were the top teams.

With Rugby Union Initially I only watched the Internationals. I think Dusty Hare was still playing for England back then, so must've been early 80s.
Professionalism, playoffs and a European Cup has drawn me into to watching more club rugby too these days. Union also provided that epic win over the All Blacks in Wellington in 03, and of course the World Cup win in Australia in the same year.

Cricket, I genuinely loved watching and playing as a boy. Oddly enough some of the best stuff was when it rained, they'd stick Richie Benaud in front of a camera and let him talk. I could listen to that man talk about cricket all day long. To this day I can't understand why he was never knighted.
And of course in the 80s all the cricket was ad free and free to air.

The first boxing match I saw featured The Hackney Rock himself Dennis Andries. Which pretty much set the tone for what I like. You can keep your stylists and flash Harry's, I want blood and guts. Mind you the politics, corruption, and blind eyes turned to doping have dampened my interest these days.

My F1 watching was inspired by the combination of Ayrton Senna and that black and gold JPS Lotus livery.
I'd been watching the 86 World Cup and had been rather taken by the Brazilian team -- Socrates, Junior, Josimar, Zico, names that still conjure up a magical sense of nostalgia -- so I was all over another magic Brazilian watching the motor racing. I followed him from that point all the way to his death.

Rossi is another genius. I don't think any other racer, in cars or on bikes, has been as good to watch. At his best, when he switched from Honda to Yamaha, I don't think I've ever seen a better pure racer.
Maybe the likes of Marquez or Stoner were faster in clean air, but wheel to wheel he was stunning.
His battle with Stoner at Laguna Seca in 08 might just be the best motor race I've ever seen. Rossi riding the wheels off his Yamaha to keep pressure on the much faster Stoner was just jaw dropping.

Channel 4 also showed Sumo back in the day, which sure enough I watched. I can only remember one wrestler, Chiyonofuji, whose nickname was the Wolf, which is pretty cool. Looking him up on Wikipedia he died a couple of years ago, which makes me feel sadder than it should... the past is a foreign country and all that, I suppose.
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Re: Favourite sport

Post by terrya1965 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:36 pm

I like a lot of Sports,but Football is by far my fave.Will watch a lot of stuff.

I am a fan of Cricket,especially England.Love all forms of the game.

I like a bit of Rugby Union,especially again,the national side.

I do enjoy the Arrows and Boxing too.

Sports I am not keen on is like many have said,Gridiron,Dressage and something that has to be marked. etc Ice Skating.
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