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2013-05-22 04:05:26 PM
4 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: I don't think I will ever understand why people spend so much money and time watching sports.

doing whatever it is that I don't like to do.

Fixed, now relatable for everyone.
2013-05-22 04:05:22 PM
3 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: I don't think I will ever understand why people spend so much money and time watching sports.


I love sports and I will tell you why. Humans are competitive by nature. We are survivors. Sports emulate our natural instinct to be the best. Professional athletes spend their entire lives pushing themselves to be the greatest. They are walking examples of physical perfection engaging in competition against each other at the epitome of their abilities.

There's an expression in football that on "any given Sunday" you never know what to expect. Anything can happen. Aside from the occasional crooked ref or fixed game, sports provide one of the most exciting, genuine spectacles of entertainment. When you go to a stadium or sit down on your couch to watch a game, you truly never know what to expect and it is that uncertainty where lies its beauty.
2013-05-22 05:18:25 PM
2 votes:

chevydeuce: Di Atribe: chevydeuce: /if it doesn't snow at least 12" a year in a metropolitan area, it shouldn't have a farking hockey team

Why not?

Because it dilutes the product if a large portion of the population in the surrounding area don't give two farks about your team....The teams biatch because nobody pays attention to their team...well no shiat Mr. Phoenix Coyotes owner!  It's farking Phoenix!


In what way is the product diluted?  A badly run business will probably shut down, a correctly run one probably will not.  The level of snow and ice that naturally occurs has very little bearing on the economic viability of, for example, the Los Angeles Kings.  The ice that they play on does not happen naturally and has to be maintained by artificial means (as is true of all professional hockey arenas, even in snowy areas) and yet the people still show up.  Your argument is tantamount to "Los Angeles shouldn't get a football team because they have to water their lawns."
2013-05-22 05:54:48 PM
1 votes:
I'm young, fark it.

THIS IS OUR YEAR!

/go cowboys because fark you.
2013-05-22 05:40:34 PM
1 votes:

chevydeuce: drunk_bouncnbaloruber: chevydeuce: Di Atribe: chevydeuce: Because it dilutes the product if a large portion of the population in the surrounding area don't give two farks about your team....The teams biatch because nobody pays attention to their team...well no shiat Mr. Phoenix Coyotes owner! It's farking Phoenix!

Absolutely nothing you said has anything to do with the climate of the team's home.

People who live in cold climates have grown up with cold climate activities....people who live in warm climates have grown up with warm climate activities.  I understand there are transplants and all that, but the native population is still pretty large, comparatively.  If they don't know the history of hockey, don't have the knowledge of the game, etc, they are going to be ambivalent, at the most.  In the areas that hockey has always been big, it's still big, but when you're depending on teams in Phoenix or Tampa Bay, you're going to be disappointed in the results.

Can you explain how players who have grown up in Texas, Southern California, Nevada, Tennessee, and North Carolina are now playing in the NHL?

No...I can't, because I don't know anything about hockey.


FTFY.
2013-05-22 05:11:58 PM
1 votes:

chevydeuce: Because it dilutes the product if a large portion of the population in the surrounding area don't give two farks about your team....The teams biatch because nobody pays attention to their team...well no shiat Mr. Phoenix Coyotes owner! It's farking Phoenix!


Absolutely nothing you said has anything to do with the climate of the team's home.
2013-05-22 05:04:43 PM
1 votes:

chevydeuce: Gunny Highway: Di Atribe: chevydeuce: /if it doesn't snow at least 12" a year in a metropolitan area, it shouldn't have a farking hockey team

Why not?

It is just one of the many things hockey fans complain about.  Dont pay it any attention.

I'm not a hockey fan....


So you're just a troll.
2013-05-22 05:01:24 PM
1 votes:
1.  Welcome to yesterday, subby.
2.  I'd rather watch the PBA than any of ESPN's talk shows about sports.
2013-05-22 05:00:20 PM
1 votes:

Di Atribe: chevydeuce: /if it doesn't snow at least 12" a year in a metropolitan area, it shouldn't have a farking hockey team

Why not?


It is just one of the many things hockey fans complain about.  Dont pay it any attention.
2013-05-22 04:59:10 PM
1 votes:

chevydeuce: /if it doesn't snow at least 12" a year in a metropolitan area, it shouldn't have a farking hockey team


Why not?
2013-05-22 04:56:55 PM
1 votes:

chevydeuce: /if it doesn't snow at least 12" a year in a metropolitan area, it shouldn't have a farking hockey team


Don't tell us, tell Gary Bettman.

/disgruntled hockey fan
2013-05-22 04:41:38 PM
1 votes:
I watched the PBA from time to time when it was on over the air TV, but since it went to cable I haven't watched it at all.  I also use to watch PBR.  I miss ABC's wide world of sports.
2013-05-22 04:36:04 PM
1 votes:

Calmamity: At least watching a nail rust might prove to have some value scientifically.  The rest? Meh, go outside and kick a golf ball around on the ice yourself, why watch other people get paid to do it?


There's a lot more science to be found in a typical major sport than there is in a lump of iron oxidizing.  Kinematics, biology, psychology, sociology, game theory, the list goes on.
2013-05-22 04:31:48 PM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: I don't think I will ever understand why people spend so much money and time watching sports.


Can't help but think of my dad every time I watch the Tigers play.
 
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