Defend some of the atrocities going on in the other thread, BE POSITIVE.
Like sitting in a pub, good atmosphere and it genuinely gets exciting a lot.
FUCK YOU DARTS IS A SPORT
Or golf. So bloody relaxing.
skill, drama, passion, speed, power, no two games ever alike
its just the best
tidy sluts bouncin about n gruntin.
it's violent chess basically.
Fucking difficult to understand though, been watching it religiously for years and still don't notice everything that happens on a play.
you are a moron
I wouldn't worry about my opinion though, I doubt your as stupid and generic as your on-line persona irl.
maybe I am the moron...
Also I'm not being catty, pretty sure everyone knows your whole thing here is pretending not to like anything approaching remotely cultural or different, like a 70's dad or something, when actually irl you do.
it's cool, we get it
Darts is good if you've got a beer and you wanna chant at the TV a bit
The rest is shit bar The Ashes.
nothing better than watching a big stage of a race or a classic from the start.
Rugby Union a very close second.
Rugby Union - it's so ridiculously fast and enjoyable to watch.
NFL - Violent Chess is a pretty good description. Though I think I prefer talking about it above anything else. So much intrigue and strategy. And some big fucking hits.
Ice Hockey - Pretty much just the closest thing we're ever going to get to Rollerball. God it's so brilliant.
Cycling - It's like a test match, you don't watch it, you monitor it. Love the endurance aspect. Really admire that. and the strategy too.
proper dinner party stuff.
basketball has some of the most impressive athletes in the world. they don't just have to be physically perfect (or close to it) but they also have to have good tactical awareness and an instinctive ability to execute at crunch time. there's so many different ways to make a play, but maybe just one will work, and to see a player or a team zone in on that and make it happen is thrilling to watch.
don't even get me started on the playoffs, it's all the same things listed above but amplified.
ultimately, it's a passionate sport with lots of charisma. unless you're the bobcats.
I'd say Basketball if I had to choose one. Don't really watch much of any sport nowadays but I would watch bball more if I could. It just aint on telly enough for me to care much about getting back into it.
cos I like football more than any other sport
Cricket is also pretty good to watch whilst drinking.
it's the world's favourite sport for a reason
But it's not enjoyable so much as just very... intense. When watching a race the first time round anyhow. Watching live is just pure adrenaline and nerves. As in, no matter how big a lead your guy (or girl) has, they can easily go down at any moment. Add in the constantly-in-the-back-of-your-mind fear of serious injury or worse.... I end up watching live with the commentary on mute mostly.
So yeah. Favourite and pretty exciting, whilst simultaneously being absolutely terrifying. Worth going through it for the moment when they take the chequered flag and you can breathe for the first time in forty minutes, anyhow.
First MotoGP race of the year 7th April! Apart from only watch Moto2 & Moto3, partly because they're much more entertaining, and partly because I don't want everyone in the world watching when Marc has his inevitable huge highside.
might as well give you some crash reels. worth watching for the occasional spectacular highside / bike surfing / justwtfeven / gravel trap tantrum moments.
(seriously, just go to 3:25 on that last one. screamed so much when that happened.)
and an almost-crash reel for good measure
(and 1:21 on the almost-crash reel)