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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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    Quote Originally Posted by LordOpie
    What's your favorite lessor known sport?
    my favorite is cycling

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordOpie
    What's your favorite lessor known sport?
    Rugby.

    BR

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordOpie
    What's your favorite lessor known sport?
    Hockey?

    BR

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    Wallyball...

    http://www.wallyball.com/

    A lot of fun to play.

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    Full Contact Grocery Shopping!!
    Kevlar vests & chaps, impact point padding, spiked cart corners!!!

    Oh, the humanity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Full Contact Grocery Shopping!!
    Kevlar vests & chaps, impact point padding, spiked cart corners!!!

    Oh, the humanity!
    Hey, don't forget your helmet.

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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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    Dodgeball!

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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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    Okay... not my favourite obscure sport and I don't participate but I do find it amusing that it exists.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    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.
    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.

    BR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    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.
    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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    World's Strongest Man Competition

    I love those!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Ray
    Rugby.

    BR
    thats not uncommon its the most popular sport here
    Pain is an illusion

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    Lawnmower Racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    cycloball, bike trials, motorcycle trials.
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    Timber golf and strategic suicide sledding. Two of the greatest sports ever invented, and both in my back woods!

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    Zero G Football and Frolf.

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    wheee!

    This thread is now derailed like a commuter train.

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