Why don't I like sports?
Vick Torre

United States

#45 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 agree wholeheartedly. The basic object is to hit hard your opponets. I see it all as a modern version of the Roman colosium. Where people fought to the death. Todays stadiums modeled after the Roman colosium! I see sports as a modern day outlet to unleash pent up anger. A socially acceptable way to vent hostilities. Guised as entertainment.
Look at the title

Broomall, PA

#46 Apr 2, 2013
Vick Torre wrote:
<quoted text> 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).
Why don't I like sports?! You said it not me!

Look I didn't like sports as a kid cause I was shy. But after getting my butt kicked by bullies I said, "it's time to get even." LOL
Okay so it's not team spirit but being on a team when I was younger really lifted my spirits.

It may sound odd but you're question is just strange to me. I don't mean it offensively. Just honestly, most men like some form of sport. I'm focusing on men cause Vick sounds like you're a male. Correct?

Now, do you like fishing?

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#47 Apr 2, 2013
Perhaps I should start a counter-thread:

"Why don't I like the Oprah Winfrey Network channel?"

8-|

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#48 Apr 2, 2013
George Stanley Halas Sr wrote:
<quoted text>
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
One of my all time favorite Lombardi quotes, thanks.

:o)
Vick Torre

United States

#49 Apr 2, 2013
Hugh_Janus wrote:
<quoted text>I try not to get too excited while i'm watching, its not good for me or the furniture.
I've been in homes when sports is on and seen damages done to furniture-walls and all sorts of household items. Including pets. Felt proud not to be into sports when that rage erupts.

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#50 Apr 2, 2013
Vick Torre wrote:
<quoted text> I agree wholeheartedly. The basic object is to hit hard your opponets. I see it all as a modern version of the Roman colosium. Where people fought to the death. Todays stadiums modeled after the Roman colosium! I see sports as a modern day outlet to unleash pent up anger. A socially acceptable way to vent hostilities. Guised as entertainment.
Then try a non-contact sport:

Golf
Tennis
Baseball (somewhat)
Volleyball
Swimming
Bowling
Running

Just to name a few.

There ain't no shame in flinching.
Tah dah Offbeat

Broomall, PA

#51 Apr 2, 2013
Vick Torre wrote:
<quoted text> I agree wholeheartedly. The basic object is to hit hard your opponets. I see it all as a modern version of the Roman colosium. Where people fought to the death. Todays stadiums modeled after the Roman colosium! I see sports as a modern day outlet to unleash pent up anger. A socially acceptable way to vent hostilities. Guised as entertainment.
It's like the INTERNET!!! HS!
Congratulations, I think you found YOUR contact sport and your versing M69.
Round one!
Cheering crowd

Broomall, PA

#52 Apr 2, 2013
Go Vick Go Vick.
<whisper>Good luck Vick! We're in your corner. Just remember he's reigning champ so far. Woo HOO!

Go Vick! Go Vick!
We're all behind you, hiding but supportive.

:)
Go get him Tiger.
Vick Torre

United States

#53 Apr 2, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Then try a non-contact sport:
Golf
Tennis
Baseball (somewhat)
Volleyball
Swimming
Bowling
Running
Just to name a few.
There ain't no shame in flinching.
I have recently posted the sports I done. Still does'nt interest me.

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#54 Apr 2, 2013
cause its boring..

cept for hockey!
Too bad

Broomall, PA

#55 Apr 2, 2013
I'll miss the match.

Vick Torre vs Milwaukee69

Darn it, cable sucks!
;)

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#58 Apr 2, 2013
Too bad wrote:
I'll miss the match.
Vick Torre vs Milwaukee69
Darn it, cable sucks!
;)
I've got a feeling all I'd have to do is side step and he'd die of a heart attack.

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#60 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?
Not sure who you addressed this to (there is a green "reply" button to the upper right on each post), but that's not what I said. The idiot from Canada would have you snookered into believing that I'm suggesting a "sports-only" regime for every kid. That couldn't be further from the truth (and as always, the mitt is always wrong).

Raising children takes a lot of effort - more than you will ever know. What is right for one kid may not be right for another - but in general, all kids have an extremely high level of energy. Kids love to try and learn new things - they need a constant level of input (why?, why?, why?). To this end, sports is a great avenue to burn off some of that energy and at the same time teaching them sportsmanship and respect. The video game industry already knows what kids like - they constantly challenge them with new versions of each and every game.

This thread isn't about parenting skills - it is about "Why I don't like sports." It's not about us - it's about you. Next time try a "Why do you like sports" poll instead.

I like sports - playing and watching - I also like travelling, riding my Harley, my job and working around the house or in my shop. It's a lifestyle that I realize isn't for everyone - but I do share interests with many people - many who don't share all of my interests, but just one or two.
Vick Torre

United States

#61 Apr 2, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
I've got a feeling all I'd have to do is side step and he'd die of a heart attack.
unfortunate for you then. Got a strong heart. I endured many "heart attack"causing issues and like an old Timex watch,it just keeps on ticking.

james9785
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#62 Apr 2, 2013
is borred

michellepain
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#63 Apr 2, 2013
Coloradochick I admire. She rather do something to improve life issues. Better than sitting in a stadium/bar/home watching sports that accomplish nothing.
Vick Torre

Jersey City, NJ

#64 Apr 2, 2013
harley-hunni wrote:
<quoted text>
You get no where when you best a fool.
I say Vick is the winner, as he does not digress to grade school insults and bullying.
Thanks. Insults are too easy and get no where in a debate. Part of the style of teamwork I learned.
Joe Torre

Houston, TX

#65 Apr 2, 2013
Vick Torre wrote:
At age 58, I still cannot understand all the rage over guys chasing balls. I been helping this old guy-88yr old and watches sports all day. Gets excited over it. I think as with anyone else. SO WHAT? He isn't a part of the team. He is not playing the game. He is not even at the stadium. Does sports improve a city? No. Does it lower taxes? No. Taxes just went up. Does it lower crime? No. Does it mean the fans are better than the fans if an opposing team when winning a game? No. When a team wins the fans go crazy as IF they were on the field and won. They did'nt. They were either in the stadium or home watching. Not playing. To me sports is extremely boring! That constant roar of fans,the babbling voice telling everyone what's going on even though they can see for themselves. I hurry to get the jobs done for that senior so I can get away from the game he has on TV. Has it loud to. I rather hear the electric drill I was using to drown out the sports. I never got an answer as to why sports are so big with fans. Can someone tell me why its so exciting to them or you?
"If" your story is true, and since you say;
Vick Torre wrote:
I been helping this old guy-88yr old and watches sports all day. Gets excited over it.
So what, you said that's what he enjoys.
Does he disrespect what you get excited over?
If he has employed you and is paying you.
You should be thankful and show gratitude.
Or, look for work elsewhere.
If he's not paying you and you're just "helping" him to be kind. Disrespecting what he finds entertaining behind his back is demeaning to you. It says a lot about your character.
Either way, you're being disrespectful and ungrateful.
Vick Torre wrote:
I hurry to get the jobs done for that senior so I can get away from the game he has on TV.
You're probably ripping him off and not "helping" him since you're hurrying.
Vick Torre wrote:
I rather hear the electric drill I was using to drown out the sports.
Then let him know how you feel and see how that works for you.
"If" your story is true, someone should let him know how you truly feel about "helping" him.
Vick Torre wrote:
I was a football manager in junior high school. An attempt to be part of a team to try to underdtand sport enthusiasm.

"I was a football manager in junior high school",=
equipment manager.
So what you're sayin' is, you handled their balls but you didn't actually play football.

I have a feeling, you were picked last on the playground and that left a mark. Or, your story is complete bullshit.
Vick Torre

Jersey City, NJ

#66 Apr 2, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not sure who you addressed this to (there is a green "reply" button to the upper right on each post), but that's not what I said. The idiot from Canada would have you snookered into believing that I'm suggesting a "sports-only" regime for every kid. That couldn't be further from the truth (and as always, the mitt is always wrong).
Raising children takes a lot of effort - more than you will ever know. What is right for one kid may not be right for another - but in general, all kids have an extremely high level of energy. Kids love to try and learn new things - they need a constant level of input (why?, why?, why?). To this end, sports is a great avenue to burn off some of that energy and at the same time teaching them sportsmanship and respect. The video game industry already knows what kids like - they constantly challenge them with new versions of each and every game.
This thread isn't about parenting skills - it is about "Why I don't like sports." It's not about us - it's about you. Next time try a "Why do you like sports" poll instead.
I like sports - playing and watching - I also like travelling, riding my Harley, my job and working around the house or in my shop. It's a lifestyle that I realize isn't for everyone - but I do share interests with many people - many who don't share all of my interests, but just one or two.
Yestetdsy I seen 2 guys playing video basketball. The graphics do detailed almost looked real. It was a 76ers game with likeness of actual team members. Amazed at this virtual reality. Otherwise bored watching them play. Nerds create what jock want. Symbiotic relationship at work. Teamwork.
Maharishi Mahesh

Houston, TX

#67 Apr 2, 2013
Vick Torre wrote:
<quoted text> Thanks. Insults are too easy and get no where in a debate. Part of the style of teamwork I learned.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T1C66RQ...
JanuaryStark wrote:
Okay, don't say I didn't tell you. I think you push people to the limit then say, "She started it!" You call yourself a man? You make me laugh.
I bet you were a bully in grade school, weren't you?
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T1C66RQ...
Rick wrote:
<quoted text>
actually I was considered a wimp....
Vick Torre - Baltimore, MD.

Rick?

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