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Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#21 Apr 2, 2013
Vick Torre wrote:
<quoted text> DUHH!! Really? Who the hell does'nt know that? NO ONE. The question is WHY so big a deal made of it. As spon ad sports come onI change channels or go to one of my hobbies. When the news covers sports-change channel or turn off TV.
Your brother Joe must be really proud of you.
Vick Torre

United States

#22 Apr 2, 2013
Jenji_gurl wrote:
I know what you mean about not liking sports, in high school (which is my most recent school and sports activity experience) I ran track and did volleyball, but that's about it, and I never dated the sports jocks Ė they all seem to be a bunch of mouth breathers to me. I went for the science nerds!
Difficult to be a giy and no interest in sports. I have nothing against people liking sports or whatever interests. It's the rage they go into that's overboard. They did'nt play the game. Thry did'nt win. The players did. I did track in gym class and I liked it. Never was on a team. The gym teacher wanted me because I was fast. Sport jocks-most of them-overinflated egos. I can understand you dating nerds.

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#25 Apr 2, 2013
Vick Torre wrote:
<quoted text> Difficult to be a giy and no interest in sports. I have nothing against people liking sports or whatever interests. It's the rage they go into that's overboard. They did'nt play the game. Thry did'nt win. The players did. I did track in gym class and I liked it. Never was on a team. The gym teacher wanted me because I was fast. Sport jocks-most of them-overinflated egos. I can understand you dating nerds.
Playing on a sports team has numerous benefits. First, it builds character, trust and respect. It supports team building and team play - essential in today's business community. It teaches you respect for others on the playing field and the values of fair play. I teaches you how to follow orders and rules and is an excellent avenue for self improvement. At the grade school level, it is an excellent alternative to drugs, gangs and violence. The relationships you form from participating in sports are life long and bonding.

Being a sports spectator is shared by 75% of the world's population - not even religion comes that close.

“In God we trust”

Level 7

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#26 Apr 2, 2013
I love sports.
huh

Quakertown, PA

#27 Apr 2, 2013
I'm having a bigger issue here with your question. You're 58 years old dude!!! How can you not KNOW why YOU don't like sports?! Or whatever? Your almost 60 yo, I'd figure something as common as sports and your dislike for them would have easily been answered by you in your 30's at least.
That perplexes me more than why you don't like them!? LOL

Level 1

Since: Apr 13

Chicago, IL

#28 Apr 2, 2013
Vick Torre wrote:
<quoted text> Ok,I can see that. Good answer. I playef sports now and then. Playing sports can be fun when actually playing a game. Interacting with friends I understand. If not physically able to play,I can underdtand. However I never get anywhere near excited as they do. Now I'm not physically able to play. Never was much for playing. I was a football manager in junior high school. An attempt to be part of a team to try to underdtand sport enthusiasm. After all these years I still don't get excited over sports. Fans don't own teams,fans don't get trophies,sport players most likely don't care about your life.
I try not to get too excited while i'm watching, its not good for me or the furniture.
huh

Quakertown, PA

#29 Apr 2, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Playing on a sports team has numerous benefits. First, it builds character, trust and respect. It supports team building and team play - essential in today's business community. It teaches you respect for others on the playing field and the values of fair play. I teaches you how to follow orders and rules and is an excellent avenue for self improvement. At the grade school level, it is an excellent alternative to drugs, gangs and violence. The relationships you form from participating in sports are life long and bonding.
Being a sports spectator is shared by 75% of the world's population - not even religion comes that close.
I agree with the skull.

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Level 8

Since: Jun 08

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#30 Apr 2, 2013
huh wrote:
I'm having a bigger issue here with your question. You're 58 years old dude!!! How can you not KNOW why YOU don't like sports?! Or whatever? Your almost 60 yo, I'd figure something as common as sports and your dislike for them would have easily been answered by you in your 30's at least.
That perplexes me more than why you don't like them!? LOL
I suspect "pasta legs" and 3 inner tubes.

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#31 Apr 2, 2013
huh wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with the skull.
Not to mention the obvious one - cardio benefits, unless you're a downhill skier - then it would be dendrological - up close and personal.

:o)
Vick Torre

United States

#32 Apr 2, 2013
harley-hunni wrote:
<quoted text>
I hate that they got endless numbers of sports channels on tv, yet they have to interrupt regular programming. I don't even watch tv anymore, just turn on the satellite music, good enough for me.
I hate sports too, all that yelling, fighting,(that throws the sportsmanship theory out the window). I would rather go to the gym, visit family, dance, or go for a ride.
I hate it at work as well, because everyone has to watch hockey, curling, or golf, now there is a big yawner. I would rather watch paint dry. Hockey is the worse.
I just don't see the attraction in sitting watching something so boring, and those that do watch it, are constantly eating and drinking, the only exercise they are getting is flapping a big mouth. As some posters do, and assuming about other posters lives.
I'm with you on all counts! I especially annoyed when a game lasts longer than what is supposed to and what I want to wat h grts cancelled. I see the score and one team has so many tnat thr opposing team CANNOT win,game already won but still kerp playing!! Often I miss "60 MINUTES". That TV newsmagazine because of overtimes. And there are plenty cable sport channels. Thanks for posting!!
Vick Torre

United States

#34 Apr 2, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Playing on a sports team has numerous benefits. First, it builds character, trust and respect. It supports team building and team play - essential in today's business community. It teaches you respect for others on the playing field and the values of fair play. I teaches you how to follow orders and rules and is an excellent avenue for self improvement. At the grade school level, it is an excellent alternative to drugs, gangs and violence. The relationships you form from participating in sports are life long and bonding.
Being a sports spectator is shared by 75% of the world's population - not even religion comes that close.
I don't see results of learning tesm work in buisness. At work lots of in-office politics. Our elected officials have little team work either.
Sometimes Mil

Quakertown, PA

#36 Apr 2, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
I suspect "pasta legs" and 3 inner tubes.
I really think you are just bones and I wonder where the pumper went. That was sooo mean! You practically ripped open Vicks chest to see his insides! Well, that's what I got out of it... lol, another visual... dear me...

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#37 Apr 2, 2013
Vick Torre wrote:
<quoted text> I don't see results of learning tesm work in buisness. At work lots of in-office politics. Our elected officials have little team work either.
I'm not talking about a job at Taco Bell, pal - although if you knew Fortunate 1000 business practices, you'd realize that McDonald's is the epitomy of Lean Manufacturing Practices and Team Work. Team building is the first level of Kaizen, Lean and Six Sigma manufacturing and quality practices.

If you want to talk politics, perhaps visit our political forum - they'll kick your a$$ for free - otherwise keep it on topic.

Playing sports offers children more than just physical benefits. Sports typically help kids academically and socially as well. The benefits are the same whether or not your child actually excels at the sport. Although if they are really good they will probably want to continue playing when they are older. If your child isnít good enough to play competitively on a school team try signing them up for a city league or encourage them to just go shoot some hoops with their friends.

1. Playing sports is fun. It gives your child something to do and a group to belong to. They have a group of friends that has the same goals and interests.

2. Research has found that kids that play sports, especially girls, are more likely to have a positive body image and higher self-esteem. They also are less likely to be overweight.

3. Kids involved in sports are less likely to take drugs or smoke because they realize the impact that these destructive activities can have upon their performance. Girls who play sports are also less likely to become pregnant.

4. Physical activities are a good way to relieve stress and reduce depression.

5. Sports help kids develop discipline. They learn to set goals and then work to achieve those goals. They learn that by working hard they can accomplish the things that they want to in their lives.

6. Kids who play sports quickly learn that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. They learn to be a good sport in both situations. It also helps them learn to deal with disappointment and go on.

7. Statistics show that kids who are involved in sports while in high school are more likely to experience academic success and graduate from high school.

8. Sports help develop teamwork and leadership skills. Kids quickly learn that they have to work together as a team to win the game.

9. Motor skills, strategic thinking, and even math skills are learned by playing sports. Students develop strategic thinking as they figure out plays and the best way to get around a player or score a goal. Math skills are used as they calculate scores and stats.

10. Regular exercise increases quality of life. Children who exercise are more likely to continue the practice into adulthood.

Whatever way you look at it, sports benefits your child.
Time out

Quakertown, PA

#38 Apr 2, 2013
So you agree with the new rules or rule-less of some current Little Leagues?

The kid swings as many times as he can until he hits the ball? There are no fouls or outs? Everyone wins??!! Yay! They're all happy?

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Level 8

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#39 Apr 2, 2013
harley-hunni wrote:
I find that laughable that someone thinks that a sport teaches respect, and trust...lol! First of all neither is taught, it is earned. I don't think most sports teach anything other than brawling. Beating the shit out of your opponent is respect, trust, and character. Ha Ha Ha, too funny. Following rules and following orders makes you a follower, not a leader, nor does it teach you to have a mind of your own. Controlling people is a communist attitude.
As for the drug part,,,another funny. Considering that the fans swill booze,do drugs, and mix perscription ones with the alcohol, certainly not keeping them drug free. Also look at all the athletes out there taking enhancement drugs. Drug free my ass. LMCLAO! Another contradiction.
I suspect you were always the first idiot to catch a header in the dodge ball game, huh?

I know - it's hard to see the forest through the liver spots, ain't it, "feckles?"

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#40 Apr 2, 2013
Sometimes Mil wrote:
<quoted text>
I really think you are just bones and I wonder where the pumper went. That was sooo mean! You practically ripped open Vicks chest to see his insides! Well, that's what I got out of it... lol, another visual... dear me...
I've been here awhile - only an idiot would post something like this on a forum called "Offbeat." What I think is absolutely hilarious is the Canadian catcher's mitt thinks he's 100% legit.

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#41 Apr 2, 2013
Time out wrote:
So you agree with the new rules or rule-less of some current Little Leagues?
The kid swings as many times as he can until he hits the ball? There are no fouls or outs? Everyone wins??!! Yay! They're all happy?
Funny story.

Walking up to watch my youngest grandson's first soccer game.

"Hey guys, what's the score?"

"Oh, we don't keep score."

"What?!!!! So how do you tell who wins?"

"We don't - studies have shown that keeping score only depresses the little ones."

***yeah, and depresses the he|| out of their grandparents as well***
Vick Torre

United States

#42 Apr 2, 2013
huh wrote:
I'm having a bigger issue here with your question. You're 58 years old dude!!! How can you not KNOW why YOU don't like sports?! Or whatever? Your almost 60 yo, I'd figure something as common as sports and your dislike for them would have easily been answered by you in your 30's at least.
That perplexes me more than why you don't like them!? LOL
Actually I don't see the big deal in it. That I know after all these years. Why I don't watch it. And I gave my reasons earlier. For me nothing about sports is exciting. It actually puts me to sleep (if not blasting the sound).
oh no thats so wrong

Quakertown, PA

#43 Apr 2, 2013
but so darn funny... it's not nice at all
Seriously Mil, I'd get out of your way so fast. LOL
I can't stop laughing. LOL That's so messed up. You something brilliant and then you .. LOL say THAT!!
LOL
George Stanley Halas Sr

Houston, TX

#44 Apr 2, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Playing on a sports team has numerous benefits. First, it builds character, trust and respect. It supports team building and team play - essential in today's business community. It teaches you respect for others on the playing field and the values of fair play. I teaches you how to follow orders and rules and is an excellent avenue for self improvement. At the grade school level, it is an excellent alternative to drugs, gangs and violence. The relationships you form from participating in sports are life long and bonding.
Spot on.

"Many people flounder about in life because they do not have a purpose, an objective toward which to work."

"People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society." Vince Lombardi

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