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#21 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:49 PM

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#22 Trojan

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:58 PM

I like cricket, I also like tennis.  I watch Union on TV in the winter because it's better than watching soccer.  I can't stand soccer, nothing ever seems to happen.  I used to be a bit of a Leeds Utd fan in the seventies, I saw Cruyff and Neeskins play at Elland Road, but the game seems to have lost something since those days.  I think it's that the physical challenge is no longer there like it is in both forms of Rugby.

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#23 JohnM

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:21 PM


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#24 Jeff Stein

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:41 PM

At the moment it's speedway. Rugby league is number one, but tonight I preferred watching the World Cup qualifier rather than Wigan Widnes. Some of the racing in the Grand Prix can be terrifically exciting.

The Welsh in me also says Union - does that make me a bad person?

#25 Moose

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:28 AM

Love watching any form of Cricket. Love playing Crown Green Bowls.

#26 WearyRhino

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:36 AM

Cycling, Athletics, Boxing, Cricket.

#27 Griff9of13

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:08 AM

Rugby union, occasionally cricket. During the rugby season though I can't seem to find the time to watch all the rugby games available on TV (2 SL on Sky, 1 Championship plus all the NRL games on Premier Sport), so other sport doesn't really get  look in in the summer.


Can't abide football, it is very, very dull and whenever I watch it, it appears aimless. 

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#28 Wolford6

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:19 AM

I like most sports that don't involve horses, motors or racquets.



Horses, no: bull riding, yes.

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#29 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:24 AM

Obviously my love of Rugby League means my favourite other sports are Ferreting,Whippet racing and Knurr and Spell!

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#30 Wolford6

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:28 AM

Does the whippet chase after the ferret?

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#31 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:39 AM

Does the whippet chase after the ferret?

Spoken like a true Welsman.Our Northern ways must be strange to you.

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#32 MikeW

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

As it's the only other sport I've paid to see it'd have to be show jumping.

#33 Carisma HFC

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:55 AM

I don't have a specific second sport after RL.


Someone once asked me if there was any sport that I wouldn't enjoy watching and I am still trying to think of one.  Sport by definition fascinates me far more than any other medium of entertainment.


Just to be clear though I don't consider football to be a sport anymore.  Nothing more than amateur dramatics nowadays.

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#34 Futtocks

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:23 PM

I enjoy a wide variety of sports. There are a few that just don't do it for me (Golf, Northern Hemisphere RU, Swimming, Snooker, Horse Racing), but apart from those, I enjoy the majority.


If you sit down with an open mind, you can get a lot of enjoyment out of most sports. The Olympics is a great example of this.


I don't have satellite/cable, so what I watch is what appears on terrestrial TV and there's actually quite a lot on the average weekend. Sadly, this is the last season of MotoGP I will be able to follow live, as BT Sport have snapped that up.

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#35 gingerjon

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:34 PM

The only team sport I struggle with is basketball and even then I can caught up.  I can remember being utterly enthralled by a college game between UConn and Pitt that was decided on the last throw.  Who won I couldn't tell you or if it meant anything but it was such a compelling match.


In the past week or two I've watched (on TV or the interwebs) in addition to RL: cricket, union, soccer, hockey, netball, handball, aussie rules and baseball.  I've also caught a bit of softball but as the USA always win it doesn't have the 'competitive' element right now but the College World Series was fun.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:45 PM


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

Second Favourite is Ice Hockey, however I will watch most sports, depending on my mood or whether I can reach the remote or not. (I once watch a whole episode of Eastenders as the remote was on the other chair).
Although I don't subscribe to Sky Sports anymore, I will watch almost anything, exceptions being non-major golf, Women's & Scottish football (both like watching English Conference standard), the only thing I won't watch is TV fishing, if ever there was a sport NOT made for TV, it is a load of blokes, sitting quietly around a lake, staring at a float waiting for it possibly to move. Then when they do get a bite they are a an advert break.
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#38 Johnoco

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:48 PM

I will watch a bit of football now and again and athletics occasionally but generally I aren't really a big sports fan.

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#39 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:12 PM

I'm somebody that has always watched an array of different sports and as somebody else said I love big events. I will watch Golf during the Ryder Cup/Masters, Tennis during the majors, Cricket during the Ashes, any Olympic sport etc. I agree that as a form of entertainment nothing comes close to live sport, gigging for instance doesn't come close.


If I was pushed I'd have to say Football, I'm an Evertonian and I do follow the results even going the odd game. Also, the Euros/World Cup is my second favourite sporting event after the Olympics. You can't beat the sense of occasion and the fact that it really means something to huge swathes of the population of the world.


There are very few sports I can't enjoy, Speedway is one I've just never found exciting and there are just too many points in Basketball.

#40 Harrigan

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:50 PM

I'm surprised there's not more American Football fans like myself on here. You normally find a good cross over with League fans.