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(Sports Illustrated)   Pickleball has become such a craze that it now has a pro Major League, which is expanding to 16 teams, with NBA stars Lebron James, Dray Green and Kevin Love all buying in for a slice of dill   (si.com) divider line
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2022-09-28 8:03:59 PM  
Tell me you have too much time and money without telling me you have too much time and money.
 
2022-09-28 9:43:36 PM  
South Park did it first!
 
2022-09-28 9:45:40 PM  
More of a legit sport than cornhole and that's been on all the sports networks.
 
2022-09-28 10:29:20 PM  
Bring back slamball
 
2022-09-28 10:38:47 PM  

IAmRight: More of a legit sport than cornhole and that's been on all the sports networks.


Hey, cornhole has been practiced throughout human hi... oh.  Oh...

/sorry, I'll see myself out
 
2022-09-28 10:43:18 PM  
Pickeball is fun
 
2022-09-28 11:35:06 PM  

IAmRight: More of a legit sport than cornhole and that's been on all the sports networks.


And cornhole is a much more legitimate sport than farking poker.
 
2022-09-28 11:56:02 PM  

Trocadero: IAmRight: More of a legit sport than cornhole and that's been on all the sports networks.

And cornhole is a much more legitimate sport than farking poker.


If poker is about reading your opponent, why are they allowed to basically hide their faces?
 
2022-09-29 12:41:29 AM  
Picklehole is next
 
2022-09-29 12:46:39 AM  
Pickleball is fine? The wife had to get sober, which means I need to be sober around her. She's already taken up kickboxing, archery and pickleball.  It's stupid non contact kickboxing, but I'm having fun with the archery and pickleball.
 
2022-09-29 1:56:21 AM  
Is the Canadian women's pillow fight league still a thing?
 
2022-09-29 2:18:23 AM  
excellent. whether it's "a sport," or dumb, or boring, or anything else is irrelevant. it's an outlet for healthy physical activity, and the backing of celebrity athletes may encourage more people to give it a try.
 
2022-09-29 10:00:05 AM  
I have lost 100lbs over the last 11 months from a combination of Ozempic, diet, and exercise.
My main exercise is pickleball.

Nothing like exercise that is fun and doesn't feel like exercise.
 
2022-09-29 10:31:57 AM  

GoodHomer: Pickeball is fun


Fun to play, maybe, but kind of dull to watch.   The wife is a tennis nut and we're in the fallow part of the tennis season, so the Tennis Channel is showing pickleball championships.  From what I can tell, the game consists of two people standing close to the net and hitting the ball as softly as they can until someone farks up and they slam it back and forth maybe three times before the point ends.

It's like watching the last :30 of a close basketball game where the ball holder dribbles for :28 at midcourt, and then makes a :02 drive to the hoop.  Except that it's on every single point.
 
2022-09-29 11:33:15 AM  

GoodHomer: Pickeball is fun


This.
I like tennis more, but can't deny pickleball is a more approachable sport for a lot of people.
 
2022-09-29 12:00:56 PM  

neaorin: GoodHomer: Pickeball is fun

This.
I like tennis more, but can't deny pickleball is a more approachable sport for a lot of people.


Some people don't want to run that much and racquetball players are psycopaths. I'm not even sure where you would go to play squash or badminton plus also psycho. I go up to Little Saigon to get humiliated at table tennis sometimes, which is fun. But tennis courts are everywhere and sit unused a lot. I can see why folks like it. The noise issue needs addressing, but I'll bet quiet (er) paddles are doable.  Pickleball def filed a niche.
 
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