Evil begets evil
Just play Madden if you're a foaming-at-the-mouth sports gooch, it's way more fun.
Originally Posted by Christopher Hitchens
I want to play a game where it combines aspects of soccer, football, hockey and baseball.
I'll call it dingerball.
Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
Define real sport.
a. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
b. A particular form of this activity.
2. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
3. An active pastime; recreation.
a. Mockery; jest: He made sport of his own looks.
b. An object of mockery, jest, or play: treated our interests as sport.
c. A joking mood or attitude: She made the remark in sport.
a. One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation: a poor sport.
b. Informal One who accepts rules or difficult situations well.
c. Informal A pleasant companion: was a real sport during the trip.
a. A person who lives a jolly, extravagant life.
b. A gambler at sporting events.
7. Biology An organism that shows a marked change from the normal type or parent stock, typically as a result of mutation.
8. Maine See summercater. See Regional Note at summercater.
9. Obsolete Amorous dalliance; lovemaking.
v. sport·ed, sport·ing, sports
1. To play or frolic.
2. To joke or trifle.
3. Biology To mutate.
To display or show off: "His shoes sported elevated heels" (Truman Capote).
adj. or sports
1. Of, relating to, or appropriate for sports: sport fishing; sports equipment.
2. Designed or appropriate for outdoor or informal wear: a sport shirt.
[Middle English sporte, short for disporte, from Old French desport, pleasure, from desporter, to divert; see disport.]
I concur with the OP. Listening to an avid fantasy player the day after games is just about the most tedious thing ever.
Seriously now, aren't most fantasy OR professional sports leagues abominations of the simple games upon which they were based?
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Being involved with Fantasy Leagues has caused me to be more interested in watching sports broadcasts instead of doing other things.
So I guess I'd agree with the abomination part of the original premise.
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When there is no fantasy football in season, these guys have withdrawl affects that are worse than a recovering drug addict. I am not joking. They get mean, rude, and sorta violent, and "joke" that they have no reason to live. When the season starts again, they are somewhat normal human beings for a few short weeks.
I guess, to be fair, I get that way about the sweet 16 and my pool entry for that. Fortunately (or unfortunately) now that I've left college, I have less available people to make a pool and I get less into it. Being a scientist and the only male american nearby means my chances of making a local pool are small and I obsess about it less.