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Your favourite second sport

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

 

NB:

Horses, no: bull riding, yes.

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

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Does the whippet chase after the ferret?

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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

Off season or I'm sure more would have said.

I should have added CFL to my list above.

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

Every now and then, I watch a match, but there's a problem with time difference. Either watch the Superbowl live and have you sleep patterns entirely banjaxed for the next few days. Alternatively, record it and watch, but without the extra excitement of seeing something you know is live and of the moment. American Football fans in the UK are not a large group, but they are very dedicated and passionate.

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I like American Football, and get caught up in it. Had several favourite teams based on favourite individual players, but for the last ten or so years it's been the Kansas City Chiefs. The team's fortunes have mirrored the Bradford Bulls. Still, I won't change for the forseeable future.

 

I'm fairly ambivalent about the Rams (Leeds colours), Raiders, San Francisco and Washington ... I'm not bothered who beats them, so long as it's by plenty.

 

Overall, I categorise it as fantastic athletes wasted on a rubbish sport.

 

 - 40 players, fifteen won't see any game time.

 

 - Star players touch the ball perhaps twelve times.

 

 - Some players aren't even allowed to touch the ball.

 

- It's basically a complete game of rival set-pieces, only running backs do off-the-cuff moves

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One of the major problems last season with NFL was the games shown on the BBC were shown only on the red button, now unless I'm missing something, you can't record off the red button, so a lot of games are missed

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One of the major problems last season with NFL was the games shown on the BBC were shown only on the red button, now unless I'm missing something, you can't record off the red button, so a lot of games are missed

I don't know about Sky boxes, but you can set a red button recording on FreeView. It will be Channel 301 (very occasionally 302), and you can use the EPG to find and select programmes.

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Can I also give an honorable mention to Bobsleigh?

 

John J. Jackson GB #1 driver for many years, who took GB1 to 5th place in this years World Championship, has ripped his achilles tendon, and looks doubtful to be fully fit for the new season

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Depending on how Leyton Orient are doing football and rugby league are joint first followed by boxing, oh and I'm quite into Aussie Rules at the moment even though I haven't a clue whats going on.

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Ice hockey, rugby league, handball, soccer, gymnastics, volleyball, judo, hockey, darts, shorttrack speed skating, fencing, cricket, archery, weightlifting. Altogether I attended 16 sessions at London2012 Olympics and Paralympics and enjoyed everything. If the sport involves action, tension and atmosphere then I will definitely be watching.

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