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11-15-2012, 02:59 PM
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I love boxing but it's hard to find these days without Showtime or HBO.

I have both. Even w/ 24/7 on HBO, which is well done, it's just hard to get behind the fighters. Can't really explain that. Beyond that many of them just aren't like-able people.

Klitschko brothers are great. But there's no one to challenge either of them. It's like watching Zdeno Chara effortlessly jab someone into submission for 12 rounds.

Boxing needs another Roy Jones type, or dare I say Ali. Desperately.

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11-15-2012, 03:00 PM
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Boxing hasn't been worth a damn to me since the days of Mohammed Ali on Wide World of Sports.
I agree, although I might be a touch younger and when I followed boxing it was all Hagler/Sugar Ray Leonard, then a few decades later the Ward/Gotti battles were, of course epic now??? Couldn`t name you a heavyweight/light or middleweight I`m remotely interested in.

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I kept meaning to watch some baseball playoffs but it never happened. Oh well. I probably would have just wished Scutaro had been kept--what a second half for him.

I still follow the Sox and Pats. More Pats than Sox since 04. Both of these teams are about 10 notches below the B's for me though. Between the two teams, my blood probably only boiled in this last super bowl defeat.

I definitely noticed the bye week much more than usual this fall.

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11-15-2012, 05:55 PM
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No other sports for me.

I have been working many hours...reading

I like to watch the Winter Olympics but that isn't happening for a couple of years.

So many channels on TV and nothing good to watch.

We should all get together sometime so we can boo hoo to each other in person.

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Football easily. I can't watch baseball or basketball, (unless it's the playoffs and the Celtics are playing).

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Football. It's the only sport besides hockey that I don't really care who the teams are really. If its on tv Ill watch it.

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11-15-2012, 05:58 PM
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No hockey,So what to watch.. When I was younger there was always something else to keep me going... Alas I am confined to armchair recration... I look foward to football on the weekends.. I read a lot more than I have in the past few years... WHAT do some of the board do to entertain them selfs ???
Watch minor league and college hockey. I am a big PC fan and they are looking good this year!

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11-15-2012, 05:59 PM
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probably baseball, but I love football as well. I will watch tonights NFL game. Love football- best TV sport. I play or have played APBA baseball and still do, and Fantasy Football so I'm all in baby. I do like the Celtics also but not as big a basketball guy as the other 3

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11-15-2012, 07:08 PM
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alternating between banking overtime and using up vacation before it's taken away from me at work.

after that, spending more time with the wife and going out more.

my second favorite sport is hockey.

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11-15-2012, 07:33 PM
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You are doing yeoman's service in a dark hour, Old John; God bless.

Followed all four major sports 25 years ago. (Original) Big Three Celtics; ''86 Sox, even Sullivan era Patriots .

It was always Bruins & NHL first, last & always, but these days, I've lost interest in the other sports. Don't care anymore, save a bit o' Patriots (and even then, as a balm for the locked out season).

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11-15-2012, 11:33 PM
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I can't watch any other sport. They all bore me to tears. I'm reading more, hiking more, getting back into Tai Chi, playing street hockey, catching up on other TV, going to more Seattle Thunderbirds games... etc.

The lockout has actually been pretty good for me.
I used to think that way.Hated hockey.Until I gave it a chance.Now love it.For me I love all the boston teams and follw them Equally.

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11-16-2012, 12:48 AM
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11-16-2012, 12:52 AM
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After hockey it is:

1. American Football
2. Basketball
3. European Football
4. Watching paint dry
5. Baseball

Huge cut-off after American football and again after watching paint dry.

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11-16-2012, 04:02 AM
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I'm sorry, I used to watch baseball when I played. Watching Pedro pitch was magical. His short prime was the most dominant stretch of pitching since Walter Johnson. I think after watching hockey more and more, baseball is too slow for me. Any sport where athletes can get away with not being in shape is a testament to how slow the game is being played. Also, the Sox have not been a fun team to root for in both likability and on field results.

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11-16-2012, 06:21 AM
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College hockey if that can count.

Football followed by baseball. I'm actually really looking forward to lacrosse this upcoming NLL seaaon, they're going to be broadcasting games on Youtube.

On Saturday mornings depending who is playing, I like to watch the EPL too. Basketball bores me during the regular season, but the playoffs and March Madness are always entertaining.

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11-16-2012, 09:07 AM
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I forgot to add mullet hunting.

Anytime you see a mullet, you punch your friend in the arm.

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11-16-2012, 09:09 AM
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Since I can't watch the NHL, I'll take the next best winter sport, bull riding slalom.


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11-16-2012, 09:16 AM
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Been reading a lot too; it's nice to catch up with books I had piling up. On a WWII kick right now - just finished John Tolland's book on the Battle of the Bulge and now reading Max Hastings' "Inferno," which is fantastic.

Paying more attention to the Springfield Falcons, who look terrific. Got next Saturday off so I can go see them - can't wait!
I'm working on "Inferno" too. Hastings is an excellent writer as was the late John Keegan.

As for other sports- I've been watching a lot of NASCAR lately though the season ends this Sunday. Fortunately I've got women's college basketball just starting up.

And of course college hockey.

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11-16-2012, 09:26 AM
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Hurling.
I came here hoping that someone would have the correct answer. I'm glad someone had the correct answer.

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11-16-2012, 11:51 AM
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Team Handball. Football, men's version (American). Rugby.
Great call on handball. I have Euro roots so I keep tabs at a distance. Too bad we don't really get a taste of it in North America.

As for other sports. Wow, I like 'em all.

Baseball might be my next favourite sport. Hopefully the Jays can play a meaningful game in late September......edit.....early September.......edit......August . Growing up, it was hockey in the winter and baseball/soccer in the summer.....which leads me to my next sport....

...Soccer. I get why some may think it's boring but I love it.

Football is only once a week so that doesn't take up too much time. Go Bucs!

I played basketball throughout high school and I used to love the sport but the older I get the less I love the NBA brand. I like the college & international style of play. More ball movement. Less 1 on 1.

I enjoy tennis and I'll watch grand slams but I'll go out of my way to watch my boy Novak play in any tournament that he's in.

I like golf but don't watch it that much because all I end up doing is watching the players' form in slow-mo the whole time, wondering why I can't do that.

Hmmm......that's about it......for now.

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11-16-2012, 11:59 AM
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College hockey, British soccer, SEC football, and my own adult hockey league. Watched Notre Dame-Michigan hockey last night. Harvard is playing at Cornell on NBC Sports tonight.

http://www.uscho.com/tv/


By the way, I'm skating against the B's Alumni at MIT's campus rink on Saturday evening.

http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=...ate=2012/11/17

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11-16-2012, 12:07 PM
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Hurling. This needs to come to the US (in a larger state than it currently exists)


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Hurling. This needs to come to the US (in a larger state than it currently exists)

I've heard of it but never really seen a video... looks awesome. I would totally watch this.

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11-16-2012, 03:29 PM
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football and then college hockey (no, its not the same sport).

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1. High Speed Competition Skipping
2. Tree Hunting
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4. Tackle Golf

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