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Never been to a sporting event I didn't enjoy...

March 04, 2019 07:00AM
some more than others but all worthwhile.

A part of it, I think, is personal experience. I played football, baseball, ran track and was in a few field events, drove race cars, golfed, played tennis, swam... point is: If you have some experience, (not necessarily a lot), you can appreciate more what is taking place.. and the skill and athleticism required.

Bowling is probably the most boring thing I've ever watched on TV... but I appreciate their skill, and I love to bowl.

Then sometimes it requires no experience at all... Curling fascinates me and I'm not sure I've ever been within a hundred miles of a curling venue.

Ok... off on a tangent. Beginning with the Daytona 500 I started a game with my grandkids, all 7 of them. They pick a driver, (they know little to nothing about NASCAR), and if their driver finishes ahead of the other 6 grandkids they win a prize. Also... I pick a driver and if my driver finishes best then nobody wins. So they picked 7 drivers... basically 'at random' although the oldest 3 or 4 have certainly heard some of the names, I'm sure.

So the Daytona... all 7 grandkids finished in the top 10. I thought that... remarkable. I was stunned, actually.

Yesterday we played the game again... for the 2nd time, (skipping last week's race)... and again.. all 7 finished in the top 10. Not just that... but TWICE during the race they were the top 7 cars running.

For what it's worth... my driver, in both races, finished 30th or worse.

I'm wondering if Vegas has a bet you can make matching that criteria... if so, I'm going to be fabulously wealthy very soon. - JamesJM
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Ok, Most frustrating team sport to watch, in your option...

Arkansas Ram49March 03, 2019 11:11AM

  Re: Ok, Most frustrating team sport to watch, in your option...

MamaRAMa20March 03, 2019 12:19PM

  I don't think Hockey plays that well on TV...

JamesJM12March 03, 2019 01:38PM

  There's nothing like going to the stadium

BlueRidgeHorns11March 03, 2019 03:28PM

  Re: There's nothing like going to the stadium

MamaRAMa12March 03, 2019 03:41PM

  I have been told that with NASCAR.

Ramgator14March 04, 2019 04:47AM

  Re: I have been told that with NASCAR.

MamaRAMa17March 04, 2019 05:04AM

  To all the above yes, and MaMa there's this..........

Arkansas Ram14March 03, 2019 04:38PM

  Never been to a sporting event I didn't enjoy...

JamesJM10March 04, 2019 07:00AM

  I sure as heck salute Hockey Announcers/ Commentators !!!

Ramgator9March 04, 2019 04:50AM

  Very little of.....

Ramgator8March 04, 2019 04:51AM

  I like hockey... Baseball??? omg

Atlantic Ram11March 05, 2019 10:07AM

  LOL.. baseball is a social event...

JamesJM12March 05, 2019 11:20AM

  Re: LOL.. baseball is a social event...

Atlantic Ram6March 05, 2019 02:42PM

  Yeah, I don't know if it's 'more' of a thinking game...

JamesJM7March 05, 2019 02:54PM

  Re: Yeah, I don't know if it's 'more' of a thinking game...

Atlantic Ram8March 05, 2019 04:12PM

  Horse racing

JamesJM12March 05, 2019 04:30PM

  not mean to dog you Atlantic.......

21Dog12March 05, 2019 03:08PM

  Absolutely...

JamesJM7March 05, 2019 03:15PM

  No, I was wrong, I checked.. it was '81 and '85.

JamesJM5March 05, 2019 03:27PM

  not at all... dog away!

Atlantic Ram7March 05, 2019 04:07PM

  Soccer

IowaRam11March 05, 2019 10:18AM

  Speaking of boring sports... US Open is at Pebble Beach this year...

JamesJM9March 05, 2019 11:53AM

  I like them all.....

21Dog12March 05, 2019 01:45PM

  Can't see Dodgers on TV

waterfield12March 06, 2019 06:00AM

  Transistor Radio

JoeMad11March 07, 2019 11:46AM

  I love radio...

JamesJM10March 07, 2019 12:11PM

  ME TOO! Especially Gator football games. Takes me back....

Ramgator9March 07, 2019 02:54PM

  Interesting..

JamesJM8March 07, 2019 10:53AM