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(CNN)   World's richest man rescues world's boringest sport   (cnn.com) divider line 45
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2012-11-18 01:46:29 AM  
When is some billionaire Canadian going to pick us all up by the bootstraps and save the NHL???

I have nothing to watch Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
 
HBK
2012-11-18 01:57:55 AM  
Bravo subby!
 
2012-11-18 02:00:29 AM  

fatalvenom: When is some billionaire Canadian going to pick us all up by the bootstraps and save the NHL???

I have nothing to watch Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.


Please, Bettman would still mess it up
 
2012-11-18 02:04:08 AM  

HBK: Bravo subby!


Except he's not the richest man anymore but the rest still rings true...
 
2012-11-18 02:06:45 AM  
Televised golf?? ... click... oh soccer
 
2012-11-18 02:27:52 AM  
The article mentioned neither Rounders or Cricket. You sir, Mr. Submitter, are a failure.
 
2012-11-18 02:50:20 AM  

Wittenberg Dropout: The article mentioned neither Rounders or Cricket. You sir, Mr. Submitter, are a failure.


I was also going with cricket before clicking the link. Subby needs to get out more.
 
2012-11-18 03:02:29 AM  

steamingpile: HBK: Bravo subby!

Except he's not the richest man anymore


He may still be, or it's also possible that he never was. These "Wealthiest People in the World" lists are nothing but guesses based on publicly available information. The people on these lists also have other assets that are not disclosed.
 
2012-11-18 03:24:33 AM  

whither_apophis: Televised golf?? ... click... oh soccer


Baseball on TV is pretty bad, too. I enjoy going to games, but watching it on TV is the kind of boring that can cause your arteries to harden and your heart to spontaneously stop.
 
2012-11-18 03:26:22 AM  
You misinterpreted "soccer" for "yachting."
 
2012-11-18 03:31:16 AM  

TheManofPA: fatalvenom: When is some billionaire Canadian going to pick us all up by the bootstraps and save the NHL???

I have nothing to watch Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Please, Bettman would still mess it up


No, see, the billionaire's money goes to pay for the hit man. I'm in for $5.
 
HBK
2012-11-18 03:37:21 AM  

Mikey1969: whither_apophis: Televised golf?? ... click... oh soccer

Baseball on TV is pretty bad, too. I enjoy going to games, but watching it on TV is the kind of boring that can cause your arteries to harden and your heart to spontaneously stop.


I agree. I can go to games if it's cheap, but watching it on TV is like watching grass grow.
 
2012-11-18 03:37:33 AM  
Jeeze subby, how many crawdads are stuck in your urethra tonight?
 
2012-11-18 04:01:19 AM  

HBK: Mikey1969: whither_apophis: Televised golf?? ... click... oh soccer

Baseball on TV is pretty bad, too. I enjoy going to games, but watching it on TV is the kind of boring that can cause your arteries to harden and your heart to spontaneously stop.

I agree. I can go to games if it's cheap, but watching it on TV is like watching grass grow.


Which is why you don't really watch it you turn it on and listen to it while doing other things and only pay attention when something cool happens.
 
2012-11-18 04:05:44 AM  

CipollinaFan: HBK: Mikey1969: whither_apophis: Televised golf?? ... click... oh soccer

Baseball on TV is pretty bad, too. I enjoy going to games, but watching it on TV is the kind of boring that can cause your arteries to harden and your heart to spontaneously stop.

I agree. I can go to games if it's cheap, but watching it on TV is like watching grass grow.

Which is why you don't really watch it you turn it on and listen to it while doing other things and only pay attention when something cool happens.


Me and my buddy had a better one. We'd turn the game on, turn the volume down, put some music on, get out a few beers and play a game of chess. Only needed to pay attention when the TV picture moved and grabbed our attention.

Jeez, I once saw it take 15 minutes for two guys to strike out. Nothing else, no rain delay or anything, just two guys to not hit it 3 times each.
 
2012-11-18 04:08:01 AM  

Atomic Spunk: He may still be, or it's also possible that he never was. These "Wealthiest People in the World" lists are nothing but guesses based on publicly available information. The people on these lists also have other assets that are not disclosed.


The top names just shuffle around every year anyway. You're pretty sure ONE of them is the richest.
 
2012-11-18 04:24:16 AM  

It's gotta be either baseball or soccer.

**clicks on link**

farm9.staticflickr.com


Nice jerb, subby!

/not subby
 
2012-11-18 05:06:54 AM  
That article had nothing to do with golf.
 
2012-11-18 07:52:50 AM  
Expected Bill Gates and Curling.
 
2012-11-18 09:00:31 AM  
World's richest man saves Chess or Golf?

/dnrtfa
 
2012-11-18 09:21:19 AM  

dwade: Expected Bill Gates and Curling.


tcor.files.wordpress.com

www.curlingrussia.comwww.insidethegames.bizwww.theepochtimes.com

/Lurvs me some curling
//Besides its only on once every 4 years and just about a week no less.
 
2012-11-18 09:30:43 AM  
Cricket? All the excitement of baseball extended over 5 days and if they don't get far enough it is declared a draw.
 
2012-11-18 09:48:18 AM  
Baseball haters are always amusing to see in a thread. They're like puppies; you just wanna pat their cute widdle heads.
 
2012-11-18 10:08:58 AM  
I like that bit in American football where a bunch of fat coonts push each other over and then one guy runs really fast. The sheer level of skill involved in that is just mind-boggling.
 
2012-11-18 10:39:44 AM  
Truly it's the fans who bought $1.9 million shares, including myself, that saved them. He just put the icing on the cake.
 
2012-11-18 11:10:59 AM  
The Sultan of Brunei purchased Major League Baseball?
 
2012-11-18 11:34:27 AM  

SundaesChild: That article had nothing to do with golf.


I wouldn't expect it to, since it's a game, not a sport.
 
2012-11-18 11:40:53 AM  
Wonderful. I was quite worried about the future of world-class, professional staring contests.

www.bbc.co.uk 


/subby can get tae fark
 
2012-11-18 11:55:37 AM  

eas81: dwade: Expected Bill Gates and Curling.





/Lurvs me some curling
//Besides its only on once every 4 years and just about a week no less.


I'd put a baby in that last one.

/ hates blondes
// blonde ex wife
 
2012-11-18 01:18:33 PM  
It's nice to see people taking an interest in croquet.
 
2012-11-18 02:09:26 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: You misinterpreted "soccer" for "yachting."


Cricket.
 
2012-11-18 05:02:23 PM  
See, that's SO FUNNY! Because soccer is low-scoring, therefore it's THE MOST BORING SPORT IN THE WORLD!

Do you see what the guy did there? That's SO farkING FUNNY!
 
2012-11-18 06:30:59 PM  

Trapper439: I like that bit in American football where a bunch of fat coonts push each other over and then one guy runs really fast. The sheer level of skill involved in that is just mind-boggling.


You're the most pathetic loser in the sports tab. Nobody cares about your boring ass sports, so stop trolling American sports all the time, ya douche.
 
2012-11-18 06:59:30 PM  
People, people, please. Most sports are boring. But that's not a bad thing.

For one, spectator sports are social events. The more downtime there is, the more time spectators have to socialize. I've seen it in the NFL threads: the game sucks, so people start talking about food or TVs. We're bonding.

For another, the boring parts make the exciting parts stand out. It's like playing a piece of music at mezzo piano (or piano, in the case of baseball and cricket), and then HOLY CRAP WHY ARE MY EARS BLEEDING?
 
2012-11-19 07:55:39 AM  
Headline would have meant that Mexican guy would have saved the NFL. Must be linked to the wrong article.
 
2012-11-19 08:39:02 AM  

TheJoe03: Trapper439: I like that bit in American football where a bunch of fat coonts push each other over and then one guy runs really fast. The sheer level of skill involved in that is just mind-boggling.

You're the most pathetic loser in the sports tab. Nobody cares about your boring ass sports, so stop trolling American sports all the time, ya douche.


Why wouldn't I give a trolling headline a snarky response? If you have a problem with that then contact the mods and report me.

cdn.inquisitr.com
 
2012-11-19 09:21:11 AM  

TheJoe03: You're the most pathetic loser in the sports tab. Nobody cares about your boring ass sports, so stop trolling non-American sports all the time, ya douche.


FTF the 70% of idiot farkers in football (proper, not American) threads.
 
2012-11-19 02:38:38 PM  

TonnageVT: TheJoe03: You're the most pathetic loser in the sports tab. Nobody cares about your boring ass sports, so stop trolling non-American sports all the time, ya douche.

FTF the 70% of idiot farkers in football (proper, not American) threads.


"Proper" football? Fark has Royal Shrovetide Football threads? Or do you mean divegrass, which has no more right than handegg to be called "football?"
 
2012-11-19 04:56:47 PM  

Hofheim: Wittenberg Dropout: The article mentioned neither Rounders or Cricket. You sir, Mr. Submitter, are a failure.

I was also going with cricket before clicking the link. Subby needs to get out more.


Cricket? Have you people never heard of the WNBA?
 
2012-11-19 05:02:02 PM  

Trapper439: I like that bit in American football where a bunch of fat coonts push each other over and then one guy runs really fast. The sheer level of skill involved in that is just mind-boggling.


That's all black people have man.
 
2012-11-19 10:03:04 PM  

Trapper439: Why wouldn't I give a trolling headline a snarky response? If you have a problem with that then contact the mods and report me.


And why wouldn't I mock and call out an incredibly annoying sports tab troll? Welcome to Fark yourself.
 
2012-11-20 01:32:23 AM  
Not into snitching on people either, that's just lame. You have to cross a real serious line for me to even consider that.
 
2012-11-20 01:55:24 AM  

TheJoe03: Welcome to Fark yourself.


I see what you did there and hope it was intentional.
 
2012-11-20 01:59:03 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: I see what you did there and hope it was intentional.


It was, glad someone saw it, I was kind of proud of it.
 
2012-11-20 06:45:22 AM  

TheJoe03: Olympic Trolling Judge: I see what you did there and hope it was intentional.

It was, glad someone saw it, I was kind of proud of it.


Meh.

I've never personally insulted Farkers who are US sports fans. All I've done is point out that calling the winners of the Super Bowl "World Champions" of a sport that nobody else outside the US besides Canada even plays is just as stupid as Ireland calling the winners of their Gaelic Football or Hurling competitions "World Champions". Or the winners of the Indian Kabbadi title calling themselves "World Champions" of Kabaddi.

Which they don't, by the way.

That's not trolling, it's just pointing out the facts as I see them. Hell, if I was a US baseball or basketball fan I'd probably give the American Football fans here the same amount of shiat for calling those sports "boring" and "thugball" respectively.

American Football is a decent sport, but it's not even half as good as its deluded fanboys think it is. I'm reminded of the way that "The Dark Knight" was the top-rated movie on imdb.com for a while because of the rabid Batman fanatics.

I was actually quite a big Redskins and (to a lesser extent) Orioles fan when I lived in the US as a teenager, but those sports haven't managed to hold my interest since then.

Given that Fark threads about non-American sports are always filled with xenophobic US idiots posting crap like the always oh-so-witty "Soccer sucks, LOL" and "Nobody understands cricket! You gotta know what a crumpet is to understand cricket!" (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reference? Really? Fark, I am disappoint), I have no problem whatsoever with pointing out that almost nobody besides your 5% of the world's population would recognise Peyton Manning or that "A-Rod" character if they met them in the street.

To 95% of the world's sports fans the Super Bowl is that bizarre American thing where Janet Jackson exposed one of her nipples. Fact.

/just gave you a lot of "Smart" upvotes on an Israel thread, by the way. Your comments were spot-on in my opinion
 
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