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What is your country?s favourite sport?
« on: October 29, 2019, 04:24:44 pm »
What is your country?s favourite sport?

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Re: What is your country?s favourite sport?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 05:50:52 pm »
In my opinion, the US's favorite sport is American football.  Baseball may have been America's pastime in 1920, but not anymore.  I'm not really sure why football is so popular.  I suppose the physical aspect to the game and the strategy is interesting to people.  I'm not a football fan; I watch the Super Bowl, but that's it.  I'm a big ice hockey fan, and I'm not used to all the stoppages in football.  There is so much down time between plays, and I tend to kind of zone out and then by the time I'm keyed back in the play is already over.           
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 08:11:29 am »
Shooting.
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Re: What is your country?s favourite sport?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 02:49:41 pm »
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Re: What is your country?s favourite sport?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 08:59:53 pm »
Here in the West of Australia, cricket in summer and Aussie rules in winter.

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 08:46:21 am »
I spent most of the day yesterday shooting.  My shoulder has a nice ache today that reminds me of all the fun I had yesterday...
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Re: What is your country?s favourite sport?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2019, 09:17:19 pm »
I spent most of the day yesterday shooting.  My shoulder has a nice ache today that reminds me of all the fun I had yesterday...
Have you tried archery? I do both.

Way less expensive and you can talk to your buddies as you are doing it. I belong to a 500 family club that has a 20 acre range with trails and 3D targets, etc.

We even have a foam disc target thrower - like trap shooting with flu flu arrows that do not travel far. The entire line shoots simultaneously. It is a blast to watch.
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Re: What is your country?s favourite sport?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2019, 10:46:13 am »
>Have you tried archery? I do both.

I have.  I like it.  I need to buy me a long bow or better, a reflex deflex Howard Hill bow... I haven't seen my bow in a while and I don't care for it that much anymore.

>Way less expensive...

Probably not "way less" since I reload and cast bullets.   Loading .38s I figure I have about a penny a round in them.  I get buckets of wheel weights usually for free but at most the price of scrap lead.

>...and you can talk to your buddies as you are doing it.

We talk.  Loudly, of course...
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Re: What is your country?s favourite sport?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2019, 12:04:58 pm »
currently, politics might be our favorite sport  :grin:

My area has a lot of equestrian sports.  Expensive.

Shooting...as expensive as you want it to be.

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Have you tried archery?

This might be my next.  Something I can do at home rather than having to go to the range.  We have a nice local archery shop that is very helpful. 

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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2019, 05:11:55 pm »
#1 coon hunting
#2 fishing
#3 deer hunting

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Re: What is your country?s favourite sport?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2019, 09:55:35 pm »
Something I can do at home rather than having to go to the range.
Check your local laws regarding shooting at home. Do you have the set back you need?

I have no idea what size property you have.

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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2019, 11:21:15 pm »
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I have no idea what size property you have.

I should be fine.  It's legal for me to shoot guns here, although I would not.  Should be fine for archery with the proper precautions. 
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Re: What is your country?s favourite sport?
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2019, 07:57:57 pm »
Ok, so it?s safe to assume that US beeks believe shooting is your country?s favourite sport then?
Go figure I?d have thought basketball, baseball and NFL.
The propaganda we?re fed down under over here!
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2019, 12:06:06 pm »
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Ok, so it?s safe to assume that US beeks believe shooting is your country?s favourite sport then?

One we can do and the others we watch.  It's more fun to do   :wink:
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2019, 12:03:28 am »
Our country is so diverse it is hard to pinpoint by asking the individual.  I suppose follow the money and you will have a (commercial) answer.  The above posted answers are a sample of different sports or pastimes enjoyed by we Americans.  Some sports here, which were once popular might include fox hunting, the sport of sophistication.  Gamecock fighting once was poplar here and considered the sport of kings, as depicted by the movie Roots, (Chicken George) also the mascot of the South Carolina University is a gamecock. Both as far as I know are a thing of the past. Some pastimes here, even now include frog gigging for a simple uncomplicated example. I suppose that the big three as far as money is concerned is Baseball, Football, and Basketball and not necessarily in that order.

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Re: What is your country?s favourite sport?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2019, 04:36:12 am »
Something I can do at home rather than having to go to the range.
Check your local laws regarding shooting at home. Do you have the set back you need?

I have no idea what size property you have.


I was out shooting on my property with a bunch of friends and had a police officer stop a car right out front within sight. One person asked if we should stop. I told them only if you want to ask them to join us shooting. We continued shooting and they left when they were done with the speeder.
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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2019, 10:59:24 am »
Our country is so diverse it is hard to pinpoint by asking the individual.  I suppose follow the money and you will have a (commercial) answer.  The above posted answers are a sample of different sports or pastimes enjoyed by we Americans.  Some sports here, which were once popular might include fox hunting, the sport of sophistication.  Gamecock fighting once was poplar here and considered the sport of kings, as depicted by the movie Roots, (Chicken George) also the mascot of the South Carolina University is a gamecock. Both as far as I know are a thing of the past. Some pastimes here, even now include frog gigging for a simple uncomplicated example. I suppose that the big three as far as money is concerned is Baseball, Football, and Basketball and not necessarily in that order.

Yeah, I get it Phillip, my country is pretty diverse too you know. And yeah our professional sportsmen and women get paid heaps and the sports are commercialised, no, not like your sports and sportsmen and women but I grew up playing sport at school and clubs, didn?t you?
My point was thread is titled ?What is your country?s favourite sport??  Yet only the 15th member mentioned sports that we, over here, and perhaps the rest of the world, picture as your favourite sports and everyone else posting its hunting, shooting, kill, kill, kill. :eye roll:
After all it is an international forum and, for me at least, it doesn?t paint a really good picture for god fearing folk like yourselves.
I love my sport and added to the thread what I believed was my country?s favourite sport and hoping to hear what others sports other country?s considered their favourites. I should have known better.
Not trying to start an argument just letting you into my head.  :smile:
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And yeah I?ve popped some roos for fun in my younger days

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Yet only the 15th member mentioned sports that we, over here, and perhaps the rest of the world, picture as your favourite sports and everyone else posting its hunting, shooting, kill, kill, kill. :eye roll:

Now you have a different view although you should note that most of the people are probably from rural areas and so our idea of fun is different from what might be fun in  New York City.  Shooting and killing do not necessarily go hand in hand.  I do not hunt.  I would if I needed to, but I don't so I don't.  However, like anything, if you wish to be proficient (and safe) you practice.  + it's fun.  :wink: 

I don't find watching a bunch of guys tossing each other on the ground to be fun.  My husband does.  I like participations sports.  I rode cutting horses competitively for years, as an example. 

If you were looking for validation of your view of Americans you may or may not have gotten it, but you did get an answer!
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2019, 12:18:50 pm »
Our country is so diverse it is hard to pinpoint by asking the individual.  I suppose follow the money and you will have a (commercial) answer.  enjoyed by we Americans.  Some sports here, which were once popular might include fox hunting, the sport of sophistication.  Gamecock fighting once was poplar here and considered the sport of kings, as depicted by the movie Roots, (Chicken George) also the mascot of the South Carolina University is a gamecock. Both as far as I know are a thing of the past. Some pastimes here, even now include frog gigging for a simple uncomplicated example. I suppose that the big three as far as money is concerned is Baseball, Football, and Basketball and not necessarily in that order.

Yeah, I get it Phillip, my country is pretty diverse too you know. And yeah our professional sportsmen and women get paid heaps and the sports are commercialised, no, not like your sports and sportsmen and women but I grew up playing sport at school and clubs, didn?t you?
My point was thread is titled ?What is your country?s favourite sport??  Yet only the 15th member mentioned sports that we, over here, and perhaps the rest of the world, picture as your favourite sports and everyone else posting its hunting, shooting, kill, kill, kill. :eye roll:
After all it is an international forum and, for me at least, it doesn?t paint a really good picture for god fearing folk like yourselves.
I love my sport and added to the thread what I believed was my country?s favourite sport and hoping to hear what others sports other country?s considered their favourites. I should have known better.
Not trying to start an argument just letting you into my head.  :smile:
Peace.


And yeah I?ve popped some roos for fun in my younger days

No argument from me. I understood you question. I realized that you meant sports. Like ABC's Wide World of Sports. Like you, I use to hunt. But I will say what we killed; we ate. No wasting Gods creatures there. Therefore I do not consider hunting a sport in that respect. You kill it, you eat it or do not kill it unless it is causing destruction to your livestock or property. Now if animals are killed and left to spoil, that I would consider more of a person's leaning to sport, which I can not, nor would not do even when I use to hunt. I was actually taught as a child that this act is sinful.  ''Son these are Gods creature, never kill one unless you are going to eat it.''  That is why I added the phrase in my above post ''The above posted answers are a sample of different sports or pastimes'' notice I added both the words ''pastimes'' and ''sports'' which included members post. I added a couple more Sports or pastimes that have been left behind, faded away or outlawed. As I stated the three main sports here in America, are Baseball, Football, and Basketball demonstrating that member was not the only one who listed sports, others in the world may picture that we enjoy here in America, but so did I.  I take no offence . Now shooting was covered heavily by some of the posters and shooting covers a large amount of territory as far as money spent. So I can not leave the shooters out on the money spent point. There are many here that shoot simply for sport such as targets, some shoot in competition etc. Very competitive and fun. Though I do not. There is a lot of money spent around firearms for different reasons. Protection is another reason which is neither sport nor pastime.  Try and understand, though your and my country originates basically from England, we did not start the same. We had to fight for our freedom, to break the chains of tyranny. That meant guns and shooting are a part of our heritage. And a guaranteed right in our Constitution, that enables we the people in the case we must fight again, again injustice and tyranny or a government gone rogue. or simply form invasion from another country. History did prove nearly a hundred years later, we again we did use shooting to defend our families, homes, and property during the Civil War, here in the south. I do not want to go any deeper on shooting as this could be perceived as a coffee house discussion if I do go any further.
But again I would say Baseball, Football, Basketball, and many others are favorites here in America. These are the big three. Tell me about Aussie rules, I am not familiar with that sport.
Phillip
 
PS Kathy said it better than I as she posted as I was preparing to post.

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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2019, 12:29:38 pm »
Now you have a different view although you should note that most of the people are probably from rural areas and so our idea of fun is different from what might be fun in  New York City.  Shooting and killing do not necessarily go hand in hand.  I do not hunt.  I would if I needed to, but I don't so I don't.  However, like anything, if you wish to be proficient (and safe) you practice.  + it's fun.
Kathy is right. I live near and am influenced by New York City with its different way of looking at the world, including firearms and hunting.

I bow deer hunt mainly for nuisance  control. I do not consider hunting a sport. I usually keep one deer a year to consume and donate the rest to a food pantry.

I shoot hundreds of 3D animals a year at the archery club. Competitive target shooting is a sport.
Based on the lack of televised shooting competitions, I do not believe that shooting is our most popular sport.
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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2019, 01:24:05 pm »
Add soccer to Ben's list.
You have to count the millions of participants in youth leagues that arose over the past few decades.
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« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2019, 02:05:31 pm »
Hunting has been defined as  a sport for quite a few centuries...
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« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2019, 02:51:03 pm »
Hunting has been defined as  a sport for quite a few centuries...

Oh well thanks for the correction Mr Bush.

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« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2019, 04:32:27 am »
Add soccer to Ben's list.
You have to count the millions of participants in youth leagues that arose over the past few decades.

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