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  • What are those popular sports that you hate?

    And why?

    For me it's basketball and tennis. For the former I really find it hard to appreciate a contact sport where only steal is allowed but no tackle :wink: And the absurdity as I see it in both sport is that two points can be scored in very different ways with the same importance, i.e a meticulous build-up vs. a seemingly mindless display of individualism in basketball, or a very exciting 20-stroke rally vs. a boring ace in tennis. I'm certainly too biased!

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    Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

    I don't know if I "hate" these sports -- and I'm not even sure one of them is sport at all -- but I'll use the "if it's regularly on ESPN, it's a popular sport" definition for purposes of this response. I certainly can't generate any interest in these:

    poker
    bowling
    billiards
    auto racing
    Winter X Games
    boxing
    MMA

    There is of course skill, talent, knowledge, in these activities, and real athleticism in some. I won't begrudge those things, but -- no interest from me.

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    • #3
      Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

      I dislike any sports that contain subjectivity in deciding who wins, such as

      diving
      boxing
      figure skating
      gymnastics
      etc.

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      • #4
        Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

        Basketball
        Baseball
        NASCAR
        Golf
        Boxing
        MMA

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        • #5
          Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

          Any and all X-Game events.

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          • #6
            Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

            Originally posted by dukehjsteve
            I dislike any sports that contain subjectivity in deciding who wins, such as

            diving, boxing,figure skating,gymnastics, etc.
            That kinds says it for me..
            I don't "hate" any "sport" but have no interest in many that are popular somewhere.
            hockey, cricket, rugby, lacrosse, ....

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            • #7
              Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

              My five least favorite sports are:

              NFL football
              college football
              high school football
              American football
              Canadian football

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              • #8
                Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

                Also anything synchronized.

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                • #9
                  Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

                  Originally posted by jhc68
                  Also anything synchronized.
                  I'm with you there and also the X-games.

                  I would add the many new Mickey Mouse sports that keep infesting the Winter Olympics. Some of them probably come from x-games.

                  Also no fan of equestrian events and Curling.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

                    Originally posted by bambam
                    My five least favorite sports are:

                    NFL football
                    college football
                    high school football
                    American football
                    Canadian football
                    Sooo...that means you like lingerie football?

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                    • #11
                      Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

                      Baseball- either to play or to watch. The few games I have attended I took a copy of T&F News to read when I got bored. A quick search showed there are only at most about 11 minutes of actual baseball, with hours of standing, scratching and spitting. Never understood americans who say they don't like futbol (to differentiate from their concussion generator) which has constant action, low scores but love baseball (virtually no action, low scores).

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                      • #12
                        Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

                        Women's beach volleyball, or men's for that matter. Especially when they interfere with coverage of Track and Field or Swimming.

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                        • #13
                          Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

                          Originally posted by bambam
                          My five least favorite sports are:

                          NFL football
                          college football
                          high school football
                          American football
                          Canadian football
                          Totally agree. It is a hyper-specialized game, and the decision-making is mostly taken out of players' hands. I know both points appeal to some (even "many") people, but they are complete turn off to me.

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                          • #14
                            Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

                            NFL
                            NBA
                            Soccer
                            Purely subjective sports in the olympics

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                            • #15
                              Re: What are those popular sports that you hate?

                              Originally posted by jhc68
                              Also anything synchronized.
                              That.
                              If someone can say 'poker' in an earlier post, then I'll add ballroom dancing, billiards, darts, bowling, or anything else that requires a minimum of speed and strength.

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