Any sports fans here?

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It's crazy here because of the U of A basketball game tonight - Sweet 16 in LA.

We used to have season tickets near the floor, and I LOVE college basketball! I dislike pro basketball, but would love to go to games live. I'm not a huge football fan in large part because I don't know much about it and just the simple downs/trying to score isn't enough to make it interesting to me. Again, I like it live though! Most sports are fun live - though the funny thing is the one sport I MUCH prefer on tv is horseracing. Of all sports that's the one you'd think I would prefer live when I can see the horses - but you actually see more of them on tv.

Baseball is my sport of choice to watch, with many memories. My dad has coached an American Legion (high school aged kids' league) team since my brother was in high school. He was saying the other day he's had over 100 kids drafted and over either 300 or 400 go on to play college baseball. VERY cool. I love going to games with him and we look at things like pitch selection, location, problems with pitchers' mechanics, holes in the batters' swings, field position of the infielders, etc. We also keep score. I just really enjoy it, though I might not without all the knowledge I've gotten from him. I miss having a Major League team to cheer for, but after the Diamondbacks basically gave the middle finger to Tucson, causing us to lose spring training and taking away our minor league team, I figured I had no reason to be loyal to them. I had a partial season ticket package through their horrible years and their World Series season, but haven't gone to see them since they left town. I still would out of loving baseball in general, but it's not worth driving 100 miles each way regularly for a team who screwed our city over like that.
My first ever hockey game was a playoff game in Montreal. We were up there to watch the Diamondbacks play the Expos on their first road trip to Canada (I was in NH at the time), and my friend who drove asked if we were willing to stick around for a hockey game if he paid. We were in the top row but a good location on the ice, and he sat between us and explained rules and strategy to us. It was the most electric environment I have been in, and Montreal won to go to the next round (whatever it's called in hockey) of the playoffs. VERY cool.
Originally Posted by NetG
That's nice(about baseball and your dad). My dad didn't know too much about baseball so I don't know as much as I probably should. We used to watch all the games together at home from about 94-97 when the Braves were really hot. I remember for whatever reason, we were in the west division in the NL so most of our games were in PST and we'd be watching until 1-2am sometimes on weeknights(usually extra innings). My mom would come in yell at us telling my dad I need to go to bed for school and he would tell her one more inning(even if there were 2 lol).

That sucks about the Diamondbacks, I had no idea. I just loved it when they beat the Yankees on the last game, out and strike agains Riveria. I was in my dorm room watching it by myself jumping up and down on my bed. I absolutely hate the Yankees as they beat us twice in a row in the World Series(once when they were down 0-3).
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I like sports!

I was raised sitting in season tickets seats in the University of Miami Hurricanes Orange Bowl

I'm getting more into basketball & find The Heat games & the NCAA march madness fun. I'm a Miami Hurricane and we're really playing well. I'm also a Heat fan & no one can deny they play well

I'm forever a NCAA football fan though. I love watching college football & rooting for my hurricanes
Originally Posted by goldy
My good friend went to U of M as well. And she was there when the fb program was at it's height so she's a hardcore college fb fan as well and Heat. My bf is a die hard Heat and Wade fan(born and raised in Miami) so I watch most of the games now. We actually started dating because I need someone to watch last years final game with.

Did you watch last nights game? I didn't know about that drama..
I like baseball and I get into tennis when the big matches go on. I've stayed away from baseball though because my team will never do anything unless sold to different non-moron owners.

The thing about sports is that I don't really like a lot of the cultural/societal issues that it creates and encourages. There is a lot that is distasteful and leaves me feeling rather uncomfortable having any part in it.
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I've been an NBA fan for over 30 years. Current team loves are Spurs and Heat. I'm in CA. I go by players I love moreso than stats. Duane Wade and Tim Duncan are my big loves. Beginning of the season I tune in but not glued cuz there's a long way to go. Jan I really tune in and playoffs I'm glued!
Originally Posted by Mooshville
Did you watch the game yesterday? No wade or lebron. Way to go Allen(although I hate that he left the Celtics since I love the Celtics) and Bosch(former tech player).
The thing about sports is that I don't really like a lot of the cultural/societal issues that it creates and encourages. There is a lot that is distasteful and leaves me feeling rather uncomfortable having any part in it.
Originally Posted by Saria
I kind of know what you are talking about, but not really. Even with my favorite team, there were a lot of things I didn't like that was happening but I still enjoy the game.

There are also so many things I wouldn't support if I knew what was going on behind closed doors..it's just too much.
Did anyone watch the Duke/Louisville game ouch . Well my bracket is pretty shot. I had Gators (dont ask) to go all the way ..the only team in the final four that i picked is louisville, so I hope they win. I'm still 12th in my rankings out of 50 somehow. I'm excited that the final four games are in Atlanta next weekend, party time!!
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I did see the Duke/Louisville game....ouch is right.

I agree with you Saria on the societial/cultural influences issues. The $ issue is a huge issue for me. I realize their careers can be shortlived but really? But then again there are a lot of careers where I think people are getting outrageous sums of $ and I truly do not think anyone is worth some of salaries/bonus etc they are receiving.
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I did see the Duke/Louisville game....ouch is right.

I agree with you Saria on the societial/cultural influences issues. The $ issue is a huge issue for me. I realize their careers can be shortlived but really? But then again there are a lot of careers where I think people are getting outrageous sums of $ and I truly do not think anyone is worth some of salaries/bonus etc they are receiving.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
I don't have a problem with the salaries, it's the way the market is. Most celebrities get paid like that.
I did see the Duke/Louisville game....ouch is right.

I agree with you Saria on the societial/cultural influences issues. The $ issue is a huge issue for me. I realize their careers can be shortlived but really? But then again there are a lot of careers where I think people are getting outrageous sums of $ and I truly do not think anyone is worth some of salaries/bonus etc they are receiving.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
I don't have a problem with the salaries, it's the way the market is. Most celebrities get paid like that.
Originally Posted by Josephine

I know, and I don't like how they get paid either.
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I love all sports except tennis, golf, and soccer. ESPN is my background noise of choice.

I am especially fantastic about college football.
Originally Posted by Laura Lee
Same here except I'll watch some soccer games. I love ESPN. My college is ACC(ga tech) so fb wasn't that big but we're not too bad for a tech school. Over here most people are UGA fans which I hate.
Originally Posted by Josephine
My dad went to GA tech! He's in the hall of fame~~

My mom and her family are all UGA so the trash talking is A+ lol

I always wanted to go to UGA tho. But we lived in Texas by then and out of state costs would have been ridic
Originally Posted by annabananalise
Really...who is your dad?! I never wanted to go to UGA, didnt even apply. When I was a senior, it was known as the rape party school. My sister went to ugga and my bro went to tech. Most of my female friends all went to ugga. I make fun of them whenever they take out a calculator to add numbers lol. Funny thing is, none of them are into football.
Raymond stiles for the high hurdles. His time is still listed as a top performance for the 55 meter hurdles.

Lol my dad loves sassing my uncle for going to uga. It's hilarious. And when we were younger and wanted a toy my dad was like "when you graduate from georgia tech, you can have buy any toy you want yourself."
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My good friend went to U of M as well. And she was there when the fb program was at it's height so she's a hardcore college fb fan as well and Heat. My bf is a die hard Heat and Wade fan(born and raised in Miami) so I watch most of the games now. We actually started dating because I need someone to watch last years final game with.

Did you watch last nights game? I didn't know about that drama..
Originally Posted by Josephine
I grew up a cane when they were pretty much untouchable. Then when I was there for school we were good & got another national championship.

We were driving home from Miami last night so we were listening to the game. Those last seconds were quite exciting

Last years entire playoff was very very exciting. The finals were over much quicker than I anticipated though.
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Originally Posted by Poodlehead
Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master!
We were driving home from Miami last night so we were listening to the game. Those last seconds were quite exciting
Originally Posted by goldy
I was referring to how spoekstra(sp?) pulled lebron and wade and another player from the game in retaliation to spurs pulling parker and duncan when they came to play in Miami(and them getting fined 250k for it). And then him claiming, no it's just a coincidence. Love it.

I was referring to how spoekstra(sp?) pulled lebron and wade and another player from the game in retaliation to spurs pulling parker and duncan when they came to play in Miami(and them getting fined 250k for it). And then him claiming, no it's just a coincidence. Love it.
Originally Posted by Josephine
I didn't know about that!
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Originally Posted by Poodlehead
Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master!

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