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Old 01-27-05, 03:58 PM   #1
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obscure sports

my favorite obscure sport...

Jai Alai !!!

I friggin' love it! Granted, the idea is to go in person, get a beer, bet $2 on a team or box a quin for $6 and enjoy the action!

Unfortunately, I think it's only played in a handful of states. FL had several arenas and I even got to play on a practice court with my friends at the Miami arena.

If you lived in S.FL in the late 80s and even once went to Dania Jai Alai, you know the name "Joey"... he was like Michael Jordan.


What's your favorite lessor known sport?
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Old 01-27-05, 04:02 PM   #2
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my favorite is cycling
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Old 01-27-05, 04:15 PM   #3
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Rugby.

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Hockey?

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Wallyball...

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Billy,

if those are lesser known sports, you really need to come to canada. Those two and lacrosse and you have every sport played by highschool students who can take pain (football is up there too). Every kid I know in school who played one generally plays them all.

I would say cycling. Cycling is looked at as a recreation and not taken very seriously as a sport (excluding road)

Those guys that use gymnastics and acrobatics to jump around cities. I can never remember the name but that sport rocks.
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Old 01-27-05, 04:55 PM   #9
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I think that would be a pretty cool sport lol.

Are you thinking of base jumping?
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Okay... not my favourite obscure sport and I don't participate but I do find it amusing that it exists.


http://www.jugglingcompetition.com/
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Okay... not my favourite obscure sport and I don't participate but I do find it amusing that it exists.


http://www.jugglingcompetition.com/
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if those are lesser known sports, you really need to come to canada. Those two and lacrosse and you have every sport played by highschool students who can take pain (football is up there too). Every kid I know in school who played one generally plays them all.
Hockey was meant as a joke, although it is something of a lesser known sport in much of the US. Even in Texas where we have the Dallas Stars, hockey ranks FAR behind "the big 3."

And down here, outside of the college scene, rugby is very obscure. Not too many Americans support their local hooker.

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if those are lesser known sports, you really need to come to canada. Those two and lacrosse and you have every sport played by highschool students who can take pain (football is up there too). Every kid I know in school who played one generally plays them all.

I would say cycling. Cycling is looked at as a recreation and not taken very seriously as a sport (excluding road)

Those guys that use gymnastics and acrobatics to jump around cities. I can never remember the name but that sport rocks.
Rugby is mostly a college club game here, but I do have a couple buddies that play. Hockey depends on where your from in the States. Lacrosse is the same, but it seems to be catching on in other places. I'm hearing that it's getting bounced around in Texas and Florida, if it catches on there with the athletes those kids are going to crush. Right now; however, lacrosse is only really big in New England (NY is huge and all the New England preps are great) and Mid-Atlantic states (Mainly Maryland).
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MTbing, in Australia, mtnbing as a sport is almost unheard of, yet we got some of the fastest in the world
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Billy,

if those are lesser known sports, you really need to come to canada. Those two and lacrosse and you have every sport played by highschool students who can take pain (football is up there too). Every kid I know in school who played one generally plays them all.

I would say cycling. Cycling is looked at as a recreation and not taken very seriously as a sport (excluding road)

Those guys that use gymnastics and acrobatics to jump around cities. I can never remember the name but that sport rocks.
Lacrosse is pretty mainstream in much of the East. In Maryland they play it like little league. I pplayed in High School and Div l College for a couple of years.

My favorite least known sport has to be the Maryland state sport - Jousting. No foolin, Jousting. Curling comes in second. It has quite a following in parts of Maine.
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I like those lumberjack competitions....the log roll, ax cutting, chainsaws on steroids, etc
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thats not uncommon its the most popular sport here
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cycloball, bike trials, motorcycle trials.
I also like large scale tag with fifty or more people and as each person is tagged they also become it so you end up with 49 chasing one and half the time you don't know who is it. I think it is called zombie. Lots of spooky fun in a big park after dark.
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