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More exciting than soccer

  1. Jun 23, 2014 #1

    davenn

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    for all of you sick of the soccer world cup ....


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    cheers
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  3. Jun 23, 2014 #2

    Drakkith

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    Man... look at that guy stare... it's positively RIVETING!
     
  4. Jun 23, 2014 #3

    davenn

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    haha

    I have a few walls here at home that he can paint if he wants to



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  5. Jun 23, 2014 #4
    :rofl:
     
  6. Jun 23, 2014 #5

    lisab

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    At least it's not NASCAR. Or golf. Or bowling (yep, that used to be on TV when I was a kid!).
     
  7. Jun 23, 2014 #6

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    Now it's poker instead of bowling. It makes bowling look exciting.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2014 #7
    Hey, I actually like watching poker on T.V. on the very rare instance I happen to be infront of one while they're showing it. Poker is a very interesting game to watch if you play it.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2014 #8

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    It's an interesting game to play if you play it. That doesn't mean it's interesting to watch. Bowling can be an interesting game if you play it. It's still boring to watch on TV, as is poker. TV poker is not only boring, it's annoying! I find the incessant click, click, click of players playing with their chips to be extremely grating.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2014 #9
    davenn, we may have to invent a new infraction for this! :devil: :tongue:
     
  11. Jun 23, 2014 #10

    lisab

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    If you use televised poker to learn how to play the game, it's a disaster. Once you start playing the *real* game you immediately realize you can't see your opponents' hands -- OOPS! Sort of makes it a different game!

    Gosh and it seemed so easy on TV...
     
  12. Jun 23, 2014 #11

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    But you can see their hands! And their faces. And their eyes (we had a rule: NO SUNGLASSES!) And all kinds of other things. Did his voice just get squeaky? Did he just look at his hand three or four times and then count all of his chips?

    Poker helped me get through college on a healthy diet. A bad night meant ramen noodles for a week, with maybe a splurge night on mac & cheese with a cheap (very cheap!) bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon. A good night meant steak, lamb chops, fresh fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, and several glasses of nice wine for the next week.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2014 #12
    or fishing

    but, yes, soccer/football is not all that interesting to watch
     
  14. Jun 24, 2014 #13

    davenn

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    hahaha eeekkkk

    my dig at soccer or all the poker that's going on in here ? haha

    I did actually play soccer when I was ~ 8 or 9 yrs old at primary school
    played basketball in high school

    cheers
    Dave
     
  15. Jun 24, 2014 #14

    davenn

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    Yeah NASCAR compared to other motor sports is a bit boring with the oval track
    In Australia and New Zealand, we have the V8 supercars with good winding tracks
    Mount Panorama, in Bathurst, a couple of 100 km inland from me, is not only winding but has a very curly hill section.

    The V8's and rally driving are my main motor sports interests. I can take or leave F1

    cheers
    Dave
     
  16. Jun 24, 2014 #15

    davenn

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    Ohhhh and speaking of GOLF !!

    .....
    In ancient Scotland, men cursed and beat the ground with sticks as a form of witchcraft, but since the 17th century it's been called "golf." :wink:


    cheers
    Dave
     
  17. Jun 24, 2014 #16

    jtbell

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    Remember, "golf" is "flog" spelled backwards.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2014 #17

    ZombieFeynman

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    As much as I enjoy playing soccer, I find watching it to be fairly excruciating. Still, the postdocs in my group (for whom it is football, not soccer) insist that I watch the world cup.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2014 #18

    StatGuy2000

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    I frankly don't understand why so many of you Americans find soccer to be so boring, when you get so excited over American football (i.e. NFL football) which IMHO is one of the slowest and most incomprehensible sports imaginable (at least on TV, at any rate).

    I've watched a number of World Cup matches thus far, and they have been absolutely fascinating; actually among the most exciting games thus far were those between the US vs Ghana and US vs Portugal.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2014 #19

    Drakkith

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    What's boring about 22 men slamming into each other every 30 seconds?
     
  21. Jun 24, 2014 #20

    Monique

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    Or darts, that does involve staring at a wall.
     
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