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Old 02-12-24, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote
I'm guessing that the 1.5 billion people who watch the World Cup final (about 12x as many as watch the Super Bowl) are all just dopes, in your opinion. The sort of rubes who prefer disc brakes and cf frames.
My Mom would ask, "And if 1.5 Billion people jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you?"

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Originally Posted by genejockey
Boing sport? Like pogo sticks?
My wife and I engaged in a boing sport during the Super Bowl. Definitely much more fun.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
My wife and I engaged in a boing sport during the Super Bowl. Definitely much more fun.
There are some things Man was not meant to know...
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Baseball. Golf. Cricket. In increasing order of boringness.
Baseball's awesome. The thinking man's game. Chess on a diamond.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Baseball. Golf. Cricket. In increasing order of boringness.
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Boing sport? Like pogo sticks?
As this is a cycling forum where does watching a 5 1/2 hour Tour de France stage rank on your scale of boredom?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
You “bicycle only” people. smh

Sad.
...back when I still skied downhill, Super Bowl Sunday was the one day of the year I looked forward to.
The slopes were almost empty, you could get in twice as many runs without any lift lines, and the traffic to and from Tahoe was minimal.

So it's not like I never paid attention to it.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Baseball's awesome. The thinking man's game. Chess on a diamond.
Ah! I forgot Chess. Put that after baseball but before Golf.
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Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged
As this is a cycling forum where does watching a 5 1/2 hour Tour de France stage rank on your scale of boredom?
There's a reason for 20 minute highlight reels every night, vs. getting up early to watch.

I find cycling much more fun to DO than to WATCH.
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Yesterday afternoon was one of those eerie times when almost no cars were on the road and yet the bike path was mobbed. "Niner Nation: park thy butts."
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Originally Posted by genejockey
My Mom would ask, "And if 1.5 Billion people jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you?"

If that many people were interested in jumping off Brooklyn Bridge then I might think there was some attraction. But millions of Americans watching the Super Bowl doesn’t make it sound compelling. I would probably get a ban for the analogy that just popped into my head 😂
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Originally Posted by genejockey
There's a reason for 20 minute highlight reels every night, vs. getting up early to watch.

I find cycling much more fun to DO than to WATCH.
I enjoy watching Grand Tours and the classics. 1 hour highlights are usually a good compromise, but I will sometimes watch whole stages if I have the time. I find the tactical battles and mind games fascinating. The commentary is good too in the UK.
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Went for a ride and returned about Noon to get off the roads before the early drunks and drug abusers took over.
Watched the game with my 87 y/o Pops.
I admit, for an OT game, this was a borefest.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
My wife and I engaged in a boing sport during the Super Bowl. Definitely much more fun.
"Boing" being a certain sound effect, right?
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Originally Posted by Koyote
My wife and I engaged in a Boing sport during the Super Bowl. Definitely much more fun.
Was there unexpected detachment of doors involved? Fun is definitely affected my air speed and altitude.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
...I read some article or another headline, that referred to one of the SF linemen rupturing his Achilles tendon on the sidelines, possibly while warming up. Speculation was that he was so distracted by Taylor Swift and her A list friends, that he tore it while stretching, turning in a moment of inattention.
That's not what happened.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
That's not what happened.
There's no reason to let reality ruin a story.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
That's not what happened.
Note the source and your comment is seen immediately as redundant.
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I would rather participate in a sport like cycling, than sit and watch one.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
...there has to be a better way than a sport dedicated to chronic brain injury.
I am all for no tackle football until after 12 or later, but my son (played in high school and college ...punters are people too) had way more friends get concussion playing soccer/football/the beautiful game. especially girls. not sure why but stats I say at the time showed surprising numbers.
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Originally Posted by rydabent
I would rather participate in a sport like cycling, than sit and watch one.
Great! Do whatever you want.

Since I don't ride a bike all day, every day. It turns out I ALSO have time to watch sports, when I choose to. They aren't mutually exclusive of each other.
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Originally Posted by squirtdad
I am all for no tackle football until after 12 or later, but my son (played in high school and college ...punters are people too) had way more friends get concussion playing soccer/football/the beautiful game. especially girls. not sure why but stats I say at the time showed surprising numbers.
That has been my observation, too. My kid got 2 concussions from playing softball.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
My wife and I engaged in a boing sport during the Super Bowl. Definitely much more fun.
That game should always end in a tie.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
The reported first college game was in 1869. I don't think there was a US war then.
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That's not what happened.
Facts have no place on bf, as is readily apparent from some recent threads.
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I dunno man, the closer you look, the more ridiculous all sports become. Lemond made me fall in love with cycling; Armstrong helped me see how worthy of ridicule it had all become. Despite the dope, I still I loved watching the helicopter footage of those voluptuous roads in the Alps and Pyrenees.
The background scenery pretty much the only reason for me to watch the Grand Tours anymore, though Lance fanbois made me throw up in my mouth a little.
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Originally Posted by calamarichris
I dunno man, the closer you look, the more ridiculous all sports become. Lemond made me fall in love with cycling; Armstrong helped me see how worthy of ridicule it had all become. Despite the dope, I still I loved watching the helicopter footage of those voluptuous roads in the Alps and Pyrenees.
The background scenery pretty much the only reason for me to watch the Grand Tours anymore, though Lance fanbois made me throw up in my mouth a little.
People join religions, support football teams, and hate other religions and other football teams, and political parties. Nothing you can do about it. But laugh.
I loved watching Lance race in his prime, but later knowing the truth about what went on hasn't completely spoiled the sport for me. I am excited by the current crop of top riders. They're exciting, passionate, feisty, and determined. There's some damn fine bike racing going on.
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