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Poll Question: what is your favourite of these four sports,
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1 [3.13%]
11 [34.38%]
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Tennis, anyone?
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^ Tennis is probably my 3rd favorite, maybe even my 2nd favorite.
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Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

And why do you keep calling it "handegg"? Is there something wrong with you?
 
Oh, most surely there is! Ouch Handegg... doesn't it describe pretty well the shape of the playing object and the manner in which it is moved around the pitch?
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Originally posted by OT Räihälä OT Räihälä wrote:


Basketball is fun to play, not to watch. Footy is both.


I also believe this, and this is the first time someone else says the same. Cool!

I'd put handball on the same level with basketball for me. Not as fun to play, but much more entertaining to watch.

Especially Nordic teams of women's handball... Embarrassed


Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:

Tennis, anyone?


Hardly a team sport. Wink


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Originally posted by OT Räihälä OT Räihälä wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

And why do you keep calling it "handegg"? Is there something wrong with you?
 
Oh, most surely there is! Ouch Handegg... doesn't it describe pretty well the shape of the playing object and the manner in which it is moved around the pitch?

No it just sounds silly.Tongue

(Actually sounds like someone who hates these sports, ridiculing it)
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Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Originally posted by OT Räihälä OT Räihälä wrote:


Basketball is fun to play, not to watch. Footy is both.


I also believe this, and this is the first time someone else says the same. Cool!

I'd put handball on the same level with basketball for me. Not as fun to play, but much more entertaining to watch.

Especially Nordic teams of women's handball... Embarrassed



I think I know which team you're "targetting" and which players.
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Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

(Actually sounds like someone who hates these sports, ridiculing it)

All sports are basically ridiculous. I can't hate a sport an sich.
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Originally posted by OT Räihälä OT Räihälä wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

(Actually sounds like someone who hates these sports, ridiculing it)

All sports are basically ridiculous. 
Are they? I didn't realise.
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Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:



Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:

Tennis, anyone?


Hardly a team sport. Wink

Right, I forgot about that. Cool Still an awesome sport though and I suppose playing doubles might count as a small team. My grandpa was a big tennis player and he got me into it when I was very young; I've been playing ever since.
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Of course my favorite sport to watch and play is Football (I can't stand that silly name soccer).

Then comes Baseball, Volley, Tennis.

The game I can't stand is Basketball, you see one game you seen all, It's more boring than watching the grass grow.

Iván 


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Excuse-moi d'casser ton fun mais j'me cherche une rime pour automne
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Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

Voted for hocky because I enjoy hockey, the first two listed are utter sh*t, and I've never seen team handball.  Soccer and basketball have the amazing ability of being equally boring but for completely opposite reasons.  One has men of average height slowly plodding up and down a field the size of Central Park for what seems entire days and never scoring, despite having a net 20 times the size of the guy protecting it, while the other has a bunch of tall guys on a small, indoor, court just going back and forth scoring so often that it's pointless to watch anything but the last minute.  Also, dunking a basketball is the most overrated thing in all of sports.

I agree with every damn word you posted MoM.Well said! Clap


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Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M Ivan_Melgar_M wrote:

Of course my favorite sport to watch and play is Football (I can't stand that silly name soccer).



Soccer is a totally legitimate word for the game of Association Football.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2012 at 03:45
for you americans this is team handball (JJLetho) most action filled teamsports.

often called the most "american" sport not popular in America

this is a bad version of Handball (technicaly) but a nice way to show how it is build and how to play it



this is how real intence handball is looking and played by the pros






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Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Soccer is a totally legitimate word for the game of Association Football.
Yes, but it's silly anyway, although I understand why some have to use that name for it.
 
When you have chosen to give a game where you carry around an egg shaped (yes, it looks like an egg) ball with your hands the name of football, it's understandable that you need to call a game where you kick a ball with your feet something else.
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Originally posted by The Bearded Bard The Bearded Bard wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Soccer is a totally legitimate word for the game of Association Football.
Yes, but it's silly anyway, although I understand why some have to use that name for it.
 
When you have chosen to give a game where you carry around an egg shaped (yes, it looks like an egg) ball with your hands the name of football, it's understandable that you need to call a game where you kick a ball with your feet something else.

They are both football. I don't see your point. (It doesn't look like an egg btw)

I remember when the word soccer was used quite frequently, along with rugger. They both seem to have fallen into disuse in this country. My theory is that people hate the word soccer because that is what they call it in the US(not just there Australia and NZ too) but it a UK word.
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Soccer is based on a corruption of Association Football (an original English coinage) - such nomenclature is only extant in those countries where other teams games are in the ascendency in terms of popularity e.g Australia, USA, Canada etc
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Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

My theory is that people hate the word soccer because that is what they call it in the US(not just there Australia and NZ too) but it a UK word.
That's probably right, well in my case anyway. I think it's a weird name for it, but understands why it's called that in the States and other places.
 
I didn't know the word "soccer" had been used quite frequently in the UK, though. Interesting!
 
And btw, the ball used in rugby, American, Australian and Canadian football is egg-shaped, well, according to wikipedia anyway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_(ball)
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Originally posted by The Bearded Bard The Bearded Bard wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

My theory is that people hate the word soccer because that is what they call it in the US(not just there Australia and NZ too) but it a UK word.
That's probably right, well in my case anyway. I think it's a weird name for it, but understands why it's called that in the States and other places.
 
I didn't know the word "soccer" had been used quite frequently in the UK, though. Interesting!
 
And btw, the ball used in rugby, American, Australian and Canadian football is egg-shaped, well, according to wikipedia anyway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_(ball)

Ok...but not any egg I have eaten is that shape.Wink
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Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

 
They are both football. I don't see your point. (It doesn't look like an egg btw)

But where's the ball in the game you're obviously talking about? I've never seen an egg of that shape, but the playing object carried by hand is not a spherical. Why call it footballTongue
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