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Here is todays Survey.    A bit different.    I am going to list a variety of  Sports.    You tell us how much interest you have in each sport  on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being of the highest interest and  0 being, well -0- interest.  Start with the big ones:

NFL Football:

College Football:

Major League Baseball

NBA Basketball:

College Basketball:

WNBA:

Women's college basketball

NHL  hockey

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer

Golf

Tennis

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish)

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish)

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing

Boxing

UFC

Cricket

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling)

Bowling

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker

LaCrosse

Horse Racing

Rugby

Rodeo

Surfing

Ultimate Frisbee

eSports

Did I miss anything.  (Fake wrestling is not a sport any more than ballroom dancing)

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6 minutes ago, The Gipper said:

Here is todays Survey.    A bit different.    I am going to list a variety of  Sports.    You tell us how much interest you have in each sport  on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being of the highest interest and  0 being, well -0- interest.  Start with the big ones:

NFL Football:   10

College Football:   8

Major League Baseball   5

NBA Basketball:   0

College Basketball:   0

WNBA:  0

Women's college basketball   0

NHL  hockey   0

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer   10

Golf   5

Tennis   2

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish)   4

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish)   4

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing   0

Boxing   4

UFC   1

Cricket   10

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling)   0

Bowling   0

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker   7

LaCrosse   0

Horse Racing   3

Rugby   5

Rodeo   0

Surfing   0

Ultimate Frisbee   0

eSports   0

Did I miss anything.  (Fake wrestling is not a sport any more than ballroom dancing)

 

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39 minutes ago, The Gipper said:

 

NFL Football:      9

College Football:    8

Major League Baseball    9

NBA Basketball:    1

College Basketball:     5

WNBA:   0

Women's college basketball    0

NHL  hockey    7

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer     7

Golf     8

Tennis     7

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish)     5

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish)    5

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing    7

Boxing    0

UFC    0

Cricket    0

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling)    0

Bowling   2

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker     0

LaCrosse    0

Horse Racing   1

Rugby   0

Rodeo     0

Surfing     0

Ultimate Frisbee     0

eSports    0

Did I miss anything.  (Fake wrestling is not a sport any more than ballroom dancing)

 

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NFL Football:  10

College Football:  10

Major League Baseball:  6

NBA Basketball:  3

College Basketball:  3

WNBA:  1

Women's college basketball  6

NHL  hockey  0

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer  0

Golf  -4 Yes that is a minus

Tennis  0

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish)  0

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish)  2

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing  2

Boxing  3

And 0 for all the rest except Triple Crown

UFC

Cricket

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling)

Bowling

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker

LaCrosse

Horse Racing -Triple Crown only  10

Rugby

Rodeo

Surfing

Ultimate Frisbee

eSports

Did I miss anything.  (Fake wrestling is not a sport any more than ballroom dancing)

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1 hour ago, The Gipper said:

Here is todays Survey.    A bit different.    I am going to list a variety of  Sports.    You tell us how much interest you have in each sport  on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being of the highest interest and  0 being, well -0- interest.  Start with the big ones:

My own

NFL Football:  9    I determined not to give any sport a 10, because that would seem to be a life consuming endeavour rating. 

College Football:  8

Major League Baseball  7  Used to be #1, 1997 and 2016  7th game extra inning losses were such downers that I avoid thinking about the game as much as I used to. 

NBA Basketball:  5   More acute when LeBron played here.

College Basketball:  4   my interest has waned greatly in the last decade.  

WNBA:  0

Women's college basketball:   1

NHL  hockey:  3  can be great, especially playoff hockey.

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer:  1   Maybe if Cleveland had a team...or if the US Men were better, otherwise, no (would prefer to watch indoor soccer.....The Force/Crunch....whatever happened to that, which was huge around here?)

Golf   5.......love the majors. My wife is more into it than I am.

Tennis  1  snooze

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish)....7

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish).....7.....yes, next to NFL Olympics is it really 

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing....1

Boxing.....1.....But there hasn't been anyone since Tyson worth watching.

UFC.....below 0

Cricket.....0  (still don't have a clue about the rules, maybe if I knew them I might like it more. 

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling)...5   (from Wadsworth,which is like the only school in 30 years to break St. Eds  hegemony)

Bowling...2  (used to participate, not really any more)

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker   0  (this is like the #2-3 sport in Ireland)

LaCrosse...2

Horse Racing....3  Have hit Thistledown or Northfield on Derby Day on occasion.  Another sport my wife is into more than me

Rugby....1 

Rodeo....1   (but I have a friend that is big into it.  He is an official photographer for a lot of these events)

Surfing...1 

Ultimate Frisbee....1

eSports....1    (I kinda like the drone races you see on TV..which I put in this category)

Did I miss anything.  (Fake wrestling is not a sport any more than ballroom dancing)

 

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NFL Football: 10

College Football: 8

Major League Baseball: 9

NBA Basketball: 8

College Basketball: 7

WNBA: 0

Women's college basketball: 1

NHL  hockey: 6

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer: 0

Golf: 3

Tennis: 3

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish): 3

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish): 5

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing: 1

Boxing: 2

UFC: 0

Cricket: 0

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling): 0

Bowling: 1

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker: 0

LaCrosse: 0

Horse Racing: 2

Rugby: 1

Rodeo: 0

Surfing: 0

Ultimate Frisbee: 0

eSports: 0

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Let's see what 'Merica thinks about it's sports, yeah baby !

The most popular team sports in the United States are American football, baseball/softball, basketball, ice hockey, and soccer. All five of these team sports are popular with fans, are widely watched on television, have a fully professional league, are played by millions of Americans, enjoy varsity status at many Division I colleges, and are played in high schools throughout the country.

Sport Favorite
sport[19]
TV viewing
record
(since 2010)1
Major
professional
league
Participants
(millions)[20]
NCAA DI Teams
(Men + Women)
States
(HS)2
American football 37% 111.9m NFL 8.9 m 249 (249M + 0W) 51
Basketball 11% 24.4m NBA 30.3 m 589 (298M + 291W) 51
Baseball/Softball 9% 40.0m MLB 29.3 m 698 (351M + 349W) 49
Soccer 7% 27.3m MLS 13.6 m 531 (205M + 332W) 51
Ice hockey 4% 27.6m NHL 3.1 m 95 (59M + 36W) 15

The following table shows additional sports that are played by over 500,000 people in the United States.

Sport Participants
(millions)
NCAA teams
(Men + Women)[38]
Semi-Pro
League(s)
Attendance
Record1
TV Viewership
Record2
Olympic
Sport
Volleyball 10.7 m[20] 1,173
(109M + 1,064W)
PVL 18,516 794,000 Yes
Ultimate 4.9 m[39] 0 AUDL, PUL 3,000 150,000 No
Rugby 1.4 m[40] 19
(2M + 17W)
MLR 61,500 9,000,000 Yes
Lacrosse 0.7 m[41] 782
(339M + 443W)
NLL; MLL; PLL 52,004 476,000 Yes

The 2018–19 school year was the first in 30 years to see a decrease in high school sports participation. Increases through the previous decades had been largely driven by growth in girls' participation.[85] The high school sports with the highest number of participants for 2018–19 are:

Team sports[85]
  1. Football[hs 1] – 1,008,417
  2. Basketball – 939,836
  3. Baseball/Softball[hs 2] – 854,859
  4. Soccer – 853,182
  5. Volleyball – 516,371
Individual sports[85]
  1. Track & field (outdoor) – 1,093,621
  2. Cross country – 488,640
  3. Tennis – 348,750
  4. Swimming & diving – 309,726
  5. Wrestling – 268,565

And of course the big one which sports bring in the most money..... which is the lifeblood of most sports.

Sports are also widely broadcast at the local level, ranging from college and professional sports down to (on some smaller stations) recreational and youth leagues.[89] Internet radio has allowed these broadcasts to reach a worldwide audience.

U.S. TV sports rights
Sports rights Sport National TV contract Total Revenues
(Per Year)
Ref
National Football League (NFL) American football CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, DirecTV, Verizon, Amazon $56bn ($7.0bn)  
National Basketball Association (NBA) Basketball ABC, ESPN, TNT $24bn ($2.7bn) [92]
Major League Baseball (MLB) Baseball Fox, ESPN, TBS $12bn ($1.6bn)  
March Madness Basketball CBS, Turner $8.8bn ($1.1bn)  
NASCAR Auto racing NBC, Fox $8.2bn ($820m)  
Olympic Games Multi-sport NBC $7.8bn ($705m)  
College Football Playoff American football ESPN $5.6bn ($470m)  
Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12) College sports Fox, ESPN $3.0bn ($250m)  
Big Ten Conference (Big Ten or B1G) College sports Fox, ESPN $2.6bn ($440m) [93]
Big 12 Conference (Big 12) College sports Fox, ESPN $2.6bn ($200m)  
National Hockey League (NHL) Ice hockey NBC $2.0bn ($200m) [94]
U.S. Open (golf) Golf Fox $1.1bn ($93m)  
FIFA World Cup Soccer Fox, Telemundo $1.0bn ($125m)  
English Premier League Soccer NBC $1.0bn ($167m)  
Southeastern Conference (SEC) College sports CBS $0.8bn ($55m)  
US Open (tennis) Tennis ESPN $0.8bn ($70m)  
Major League Soccer (MLS) Soccer Fox, ESPN, Univision $0.7bn ($90m) [95]

The following table shows the major professional sports leagues, which average over 15,000 fans per game and that have a national TV contract that pays rights fees.  YES, fans in seats it also reflects the number of games played.

League Sport Teams National TV contract Average
Attendance
Total Annual
Attendance
Ref
Major League Baseball (MLB) Baseball 30 Fox, FS1, ESPN, TBS, MLBN 28,187 68,494,752 [97]
National Basketball Association (NBA) Basketball 30 ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBATV 17,857 21,964,447 [98]
National Hockey League (NHL) Ice hockey 31 NBC, NBCSN, NHLN 17,500 21,525,777 [99]
National Football League (NFL) American football 32 CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFLN 67,100 17,177,581 [100]
Major League Soccer (MLS) Soccer 24 Fox, FS1, ESPN, Univision 21,305 8,676,109 [101]

 

So there you go.......

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Just now, The Gipper said:

Great....now how about giving us YOUR opinion. 

Still being tabulated.   :lol:

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2 hours ago, The Gipper said:

Here is todays Survey.    A bit different.    I am going to list a variety of  Sports.    You tell us how much interest you have in each sport  on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being of the highest interest and  0 being, well -0- interest.  Start with the big ones:

NFL Football:        The Browns 10  The rest of the league maybe 3

College Football:    10

Major League Baseball  10

NBA Basketball:  4

College Basketball:  3

WNBA:  0

Women's college basketball  0

NHL  hockey  8

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer  1

Golf  10

Tennis  2

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish)   5

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish)  4

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing  6

Boxing  1

UFC   1

Cricket   0

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling)  0

Bowling 0

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker  0

Lacrosse  0

Horse Racing  2

Rugby 0

Rodeo  5

Surfing  0

Ultimate Frisbee  0

eSports  0

Did I miss anything.  (Fake wrestling is not a sport any more than ballroom dancing)

 

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If my son were doing this poll he would have a -0- on like just about everything.   But, one thing your link mentioned is "Ultimate Disc League"....which is basically Frisbee football.  (not called that).   Be he IS into Disc Golf.  And there are a lot of Disc Golf courses popping up all over the place.  There are a couple of them right here within a couple of miles of where I live.  That is becoming a popular recreation sport, plus there are tournaments. 

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4 minutes ago, ballpeen said:

I will add a sport..

 

NCAA womens diving....10

Or porn on your home TV and it's FREE.  :lol:

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1 minute ago, ballpeen said:

I will add a sport..

 

NCAA womens diving....10

Did you have someone involved?  

 (my daughter did swimming in HS....and she would yell at me for not putting "cheerleading" on the list, as she participated in competitive cheering for some years from like 6th to 12th grade,  and she was a cheerleader for 4 years at college)

I could have added  a lot more sports if I had listed each Olympic sport separately:  Swimming/diving/ Track and Field, archery, skiing, curling, Bobsled, etc. etc. 

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3 hours ago, The Gipper said:

Here is todays Survey.    A bit different.    I am going to list a variety of  Sports.    You tell us how much interest you have in each sport  on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being of the highest interest and  0 being, well -0- interest.  Start with the big ones:

NFL Football:  10

College Football: 10

Major League Baseball  8

NBA Basketball: 3

College Basketball: 5 (NCAA tourney brings it up)

WNBA: 1 

Women's college basketball: 1

NHL  hockey: 3

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer: 2 

Golf: 5 (just the majors)

Tennis:1 

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish):  5

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish): 5 

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing: - 

Boxing: 3

UFC: 8

Cricket: 1

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling): 10 (collegiate wrestler, love the sport) 

Bowling: 1

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker: 2

LaCrosse:  4

Horse Racing: 10.  Love me some Del Mar.  gambling and non gambling holds my interest 

Rugby: 1

Rodeo: 4 (mildly interested in it)

Surfing: 1

Ultimate Frisbee: 1 

eSport: ?????

Did I miss anything.  (Fake wrestling is not a sport any more than ballroom dancing) 

thank you heck no to WWE 

 

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15 hours ago, The Gipper said:

Here is todays Survey.    A bit different.    I am going to list a variety of  Sports.    You tell us how much interest you have in each sport  on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being of the highest interest and  0 being, well -0- interest.  Start with the big ones:

NFL Football: 9

College Football:4

Major League Baseball 10

NBA Basketball: 1

College Basketball: 2

WNBA:1

Women's college basketball 1

NHL  hockey 0

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer 4

Golf 0, but l did work at a golf course and had a good ol’ time racing the carts around. Back when they were gas powered they had a little more oomph.

Tennis 1

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish) 7

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish) 7

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing 1

Boxing 0

UFC 0

Cricket 1, it intrigues me, but l don’t quite follow what’s going on. 

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling) 0

Bowling 1

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker 6, l do like playing the occasional game of pool.

LaCrosse 3

Horse Racing 3

Rugby 2

Rodeo 1

Surfing 5

Ultimate Frisbee 1

eSports 1

Did I miss anything.  (Fake wrestling is not a sport any more than ballroom dancing)

Women’s fastpitch softball is fun. Similar to baseball but has its own nuances. Everything is closer together, base paths, and rubber to mound, so the action is fast. Also, there are more types of pitches in softball than in baseball, like rise balls and drop curves to go with fastballs and change ups and such.

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16 hours ago, The Gipper said:

Here is todays Survey.    A bit different.    I am going to list a variety of  Sports.    You tell us how much interest you have in each sport  on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being of the highest interest and  0 being, well -0- interest.  Start with the big ones:

NFL Football: 9.5

College Football: 8

Major League Baseball 

NBA Basketball: 5 higher when the Cavs were decent

College Basketball: 6 this year- Dayton is in the top 10 for the first time in over 50 years

WNBA: 0

Women's college basketball 0

NHL  hockey 5

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer 3, World Cup 7

Golf 2

Tennis 

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish) 5

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish) 5

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing 1

Boxing 1

UFC 0

Cricket 0

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling) 0

Bowling 1

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker 0

LaCrosse 0

Horse Racing 3 Triple Crown only 

Rugby 0

Rodeo 0

Surfing o

Ultimate Frisbee 0

eSports 0

Did I miss anything.  (Fake wrestling is not a sport any more than ballroom dancing)

X Games, Winter\ Summer  0

 

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9 hours ago, Ibleedbrown said:

Women’s fastpitch softball is fun. Similar to baseball but has its own nuances. Everything is closer together, base paths, and rubber to mound, so the action is fast. Also, there are more types of pitches in softball than in baseball, like rise balls and drop curves to go with fastballs and change ups and such.

One of the greatest pitcher - hitter duels I ever saw was between UT-Austin's 6'2" lefty and all-time great Cat Osterman and Megan Gibson one of A&M's greatest ever pitcher/hitters. Cat had two strikes on her and Megan, being the pitcher that she was, knew that Cat's best strikeout pitch would appear to be a fastball that was coming right down the middle, but would tail into an inside curve dipping out of the strike zone about 6 inches off the ground near the ankles. As the pitch came in Megan shifted her left foot towards 3rd base and golfed the ball on a line drive over the right field fence for a 3 run homer. As soon as Cat saw where it was going she looked back at her catcher and Megan tossing her bat away and mouthed the word, "Wow!" No one had ever done that to her strikeout pitch before that night.

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When I was growing up, my next door neighbor, who later became Chief of Police in Barberton,  was a fastpitch softball pitcher.  He could hurl a softball, underhand, at close to 90 MPH.    He was later killed in a motorcycle accident. This was in the 80s.  Here he was, a Chief of Police, and he was not wearing a helmet riding his motorbike. 

He had this unusual deal that when he pitched the ball, underhand remember, he would slap the side of his leg with the hand that held the ball in.  Not sure why that was done, but he still threw the thing fast as hell.  

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On 1/23/2020 at 9:48 AM, The Gipper said:

Here is todays Survey.    A bit different.    I am going to list a variety of  Sports.    You tell us how much interest you have in each sport  on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being of the highest interest and  0 being, well -0- interest.  Start with the big ones:

NFL Football: 10

College Football: 10

Major League Baseball 8

NBA Basketball: 2

College Basketball:  2

WNBA: 0

Women's college basketball 0

NHL  hockey 3

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer 0

Golf. 5

Tennis 0

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish)  8

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish) 8

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing 3

Boxing 3

UFC 3

Cricket 0

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling) 2

Bowling 2

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker 2

LaCrosse 0

Horse Racing 0

Rugby 2

Rodeo 0

Surfing 0

Ultimate Frisbee 0

eSports 0

Did I miss anything.  (Fake wrestling is not a sport any more than ballroom dancing) LOL right 

 

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My voting on a 10 point must system being 10 is my must watch and -0- being I would never watch.

 

NFL Football:.   9 being that I never miss a BROWNS game

College Football:.  10 my favorite sport

Major League Baseball 8 since I'm retired I watch almost all of the INDIANS games

NBA Basketball: 0 since LBJ left CLE

College Basketball: 9 for MARCH MADNESS

WNBA: 0 women play basketball?

Women's college basketball 0

NHL  hockey. 3 some Pittsburgh Penguins

MLS/Premier League/World Cup soccer 0 boring

Golf. 1 used to watch Arnie and Jack

Tennis 0

Winter Olympics Sports  (break it down if you wish). 9. love it.

Summer Olympics Sports (break it down if you wish) 9 love it.

NASCAR/Indy/Formula One auto racing. 1 rather watch the cars in Walmart's parking lot

Boxing 4 maybe not what it used to be.

UFC 0

Cricket 0

College/High School Wrestling  (real wrestling) 0

Bowling 1 used to watch a few decades ago

Cue Sports:   Pool/Billiards/Snooker 0

LaCrosse 0

Horse Racing 2, maybe the Derby.

Rugby 1

Rodeo 0 

Surfing 3 mainly for the scenery.

Ultimate Frisbee 0 really?

eSports 0 the downfall of the American youth and our country.

Did I miss anything.  (Fake wrestling is not a sport any more than ballroom dancing) Wasting time doing stupid stuff online like filling out surveys and polls?  :lol:

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On 1/23/2020 at 12:29 PM, The Gipper said:

Did you have someone involved?  

 (my daughter did swimming in HS....and she would yell at me for not putting "cheerleading" on the list, as she participated in competitive cheering for some years from like 6th to 12th grade,  and she was a cheerleader for 4 years at college)

I could have added  a lot more sports if I had listed each Olympic sport separately:  Swimming/diving/ Track and Field, archery, skiing, curling, Bobsled, etc. etc. 

Yeah, it wouldn't  affect  me, but if you broke it down  into sub categories,  the wife is very  interested in  swimming (former competitive swimmer) and figure  skating. 

E-sports?  How in the world can you call  that a sport? Misnomer, may as well call World Championship  Poker, or chess a "sport". To my mind  a sport  has to involve a  certain minimal amount of physical activity,  and playing  on a computer  doesn't rate. Call  it an E-GAME and I'm  good  with it. :)

Adding on to mjp's list not to be sexist, but there's women's  lacrosse  and ice hockey. 

I did forget one sport of mine that I  watch once a year - professional  men's  cycling.  I'll watch hours of the Tour de France every year. If you ride a lot, it's mind boggling how good  those guys are. Average schmucks couldn't  keep up with them for 5 minutes.  Even on the last day of the Tour in the first hour of the ride when they're just screwing around drinking champagne, you'd have to be at least a Class A rider (average 18 mph+ over 100 miles) to be able to  keep up. 

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2 hours ago, hoorta said:

Yeah, it wouldn't  affect  me, but if you broke it down  into sub categories,  the wife is very  interested in  swimming (former competitive swimmer) and figure  skating. 

E-sports?  How in the world can you call  that a sport? Misnomer, may as well call World Championship  Poker, or chess a "sport". To my mind  a sport  has to involve a  certain minimal amount of physical activity,  and playing  on a computer  doesn't rate. Call  it an E-GAME and I'm  good  with it. :)

I think that is fair....to call it a game, not a sport.  I put it on here because it was a category in wiki, plus I knew that Akron U had a top program going there.

If physical activity though were all that a sport required, then ballroom or ballet dancing would be considered sports, as those take a ton of physical output. 

Adding on to mjp's list not to be sexist, but there's women's  lacrosse  and ice hockey. 

Yea, admittedly I left off a lot of women's sports.   Ergo the "what did I miss" question. 

I did forget one sport of mine that I  watch once a year - professional  men's  cycling.  I'll watch hours of the Tour de France every year. If you ride a lot, it's mind boggling how good  those guys are. Average schmucks couldn't  keep up with them for 5 minutes.  Even on the last day of the Tour in the first hour of the ride when they're just screwing around drinking champagne, you'd have to be at least a Class A rider (average 18 mph+ over 100 miles) to be able to  keep up. 

I basically included the cycling in with Olympics sports, as who really gives a rat's ass about it other than at the Olympics, and some peak in to the Tour de France.  I guess there is also a big Tour of California in this country.

 

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NFL Football:  10    

College Football: 10

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5 hours ago, The Gipper said:

When I was growing up, my next door neighbor, who later became Chief of Police in Barberton,  was a fastpitch softball pitcher.  He could hurl a softball, underhand, at close to 90 MPH.    He was later killed in a motorcycle accident. This was in the 80s.  Here he was, a Chief of Police, and he was not wearing a helmet riding his motorbike. 

He had this unusual deal that when he pitched the ball, underhand remember, he would slap the side of his leg with the hand that held the ball in.  Not sure why that was done, but he still threw the thing fast as hell.  

I knew it was a men’s sport back in the day. 90 mph seems high. Like world record high. The best of the best of the girls tops out at around 70.

The leg slap is likely a mechanism to find the release point for the pitch. 

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42 minutes ago, Ibleedbrown said:

I knew it was a men’s sport back in the day. 90 mph seems high. Like world record high. The best of the best of the girls tops out at around 70.

The leg slap is likely a mechanism to find the release point for the pitch. 

He was not a girl but a grown man.  But 90 is likely high....but he was very fast.

And thanks for the tip on the leg slap. 

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