Hockey?

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Do you watch hockey?

36%
Yeah, it is a great sport.
4
36%
Sometimes, if it is a good game.
4
27%
No, it sucks.
3

Total votes: 11

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» Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:33 pm
I just saw the fantasy hockey league in the fantasy forum, and I got to thinking: do you guys watch hockey?

I dont, unless it is a special game, i.e. playoffs.
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» Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:37 pm
Hockey?. What's that?. Isn't that how they call those guys riding horses? :mrgreen:


Nah, not my thing. Unless there's a big fight, but you can always get those later on youtube. :wink:
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» Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:41 pm
TMC wrote:Hockey?. What's that?. Isn't that how they call those guys riding horses? :mrgreen:


That made me smile. :mrgreen:
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» Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:42 pm
sfsfsfgiants wrote:
TMC wrote:Hockey?. What's that?. Isn't that how they call those guys riding horses? :mrgreen:


That made me smile. :mrgreen:


I know what you mean. Hockeys make me smyle, too. :mrgreen:
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» Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:49 pm
I occassionaly watch Sharks games, mostly cause I go to school in San Jose. But NHL playoffs I think, are tops in playoff atomosphere.

playoff hockey is extremely exciting.
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» Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:53 pm
No. Hockey is not a sport.

As George Carlin so eloquently put it, hockey is actually a combination of 3 activities: ice-skating, fooling around with a puck, and beating the sh*t outta somebody.
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» Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:13 pm
Hockey is a sport. It is actually one of the most physically taxing sports there is at any level. Dudes grind like hell non stop for an hour. I played a lot of sports at the high school level but hockey was easily the most demanding and required a diverse skillset.

The Sharks are beasts and have been the most consistent, successful Bay Area franchise for the past decade. I know that nobody cares though, which is somewhat sad, but they are legit.

To be clear -

Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hockey, Tennis, and Track.

Non Sports (recreational activities): Golf, Nascar, Bowling, and Poker.
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» Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:35 am
I like your list of non-sports, Thunder. Sounds about right. Hockey? Of course it is a sport, one of the most beautiful and physically demanding. I grew up in Canada, so have a deep appreciation for this sport, where folks make impossible moves at 30-40 miles an hour on skates, threading passes, making and avoiding massive hits and are probably among the most fit athletes in the world. There is little more exciting than end to end action, esp. seen in person. There is more action in 10 minutes of hockey than in a three hour game of baseball, where it is possible to play an entire nine innings without breaking a sweat. Baseball is on the fence to me, since not sure you can call something a sport where you don't raise your heart rate. The old saying about baseball is 3 minutes of action crammed into three hours.
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» Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:56 am
coltraning wrote: The old saying about baseball is 3 minutes of action crammed into three hours.


Honestly, hockey only has about two minutes of action: the fights and the goals.

That is why I love basketball. Action, nonstop, all the time.
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» Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:08 pm
sfsfsfgiants wrote:Action, nonstop, all the time.


That's porn, bro. :mrgreen:
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» Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:16 pm
TMC wrote:
sfsfsfgiants wrote:Action, nonstop, all the time.


That's porn, bro. :mrgreen:


Oh, I always get porn and hockey confused. :mrgreen:
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» Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:47 pm
Thunder wrote:Hockey is a sport. It is actually one of the most physically taxing sports there is at any level. Dudes grind like hell non stop for an hour. I played a lot of sports at the high school level but hockey was easily the most demanding and required a diverse skillset.

The Sharks are beasts and have been the most consistent, successful Bay Area franchise for the past decade. I know that nobody cares though, which is somewhat sad, but they are legit.

To be clear -

Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hockey, Tennis, and Track.


Where’s the etc. because you left out a few, including the most physically (& mentally) demanding, nonstop, and violent sport there is in Boxing. I know you’re just going with what's popular (although tennis and track are nowhere in the same level as the first 4) but there’s also Soccer, Cycling, other contact sports, etc. and a whole lot of other Olympic/lesser-known pro games.

As for non-sports, yeah, I can pretty much agree, along with a whole list of many other games.

But I certainly don’t want to confuse sports and athletes. You can have good athletes playing in games not considered a sport.
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» Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:47 am
Thunder wrote:To be clear -

Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hockey, Tennis, and Track.


Where's chess? :mrgreen:
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» Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:06 am
TMC wrote:
Thunder wrote:To be clear -

Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hockey, Tennis, and Track.


Where's chess? :mrgreen:

man - I loved it when Kasparov came across the board and bitch-slapped his opponent at Reykjavik in '87...what about volleyball and water polo - 2 vicious and highly demanding contests? That brings me back to baseball. Some of the outfielders can go a whole game without running, jumping or in any way breaking a sweat. I know it is a sport, but it is probably the least athletic of all the team sports except for cricket. Would you agree with the proposition that something that doesn't involve sweat and a raised heart rate qualifies as a game and not a sport? Doesn't diminish it, the skill required to be a great billiards player is staggering, but makes a distinction.
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» Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:04 am
Updated and expanded:

Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hockey, Tennis, Track, Soccer, Cycling, Boxing/MMA, actual Wrestling, Water Polo, Volleyball, Swimming, and Ninja Warrior (watch Spike for about an hour if you don't know what this is).

Non Sports (recreational activities): Golf, Nascar, Bowling, Poker, Chess, Checkers, Weightlifting, WWE Wrestling, Horse Racing, Luge, Figure Skating, Land Polo, Diving, Surfing, Shuffleboard, Halo, Ballroom Dancing, Hunting, Lumberjack Games, and Badminton. In general, a lot of ESPN 2's programming.

Undecided (in my eyes): Skateboarding, Cricket, and Fencing.

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