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    Just sat through the Houston astros vs the Red Sox and for those who know baseball...8-6 to RS. Bottom of the 9th..two already out, .three bases loaded.....pitcher twangs the ball and the astro batter smashes it....fantastic diving catch in the outfield

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      With some pretty stiff competition, baseball has to be the most boring American sport going. I've been a couple of times and it's baffling how popular a sport it is
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      American sports seem to be based on lightweight versions of rounders, netball and rugby!
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      Have been to a few baseball and basketball games in USA. Its the boards held up telling you to cheer gets me.
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      With some pretty stiff competition, baseball has to be the most boring American sport going. I've been a couple of times and it's baffling how popular a sport it is
      Isn't baseball all about getting drunk and eating hot-dogs?
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      American sports seem to be based on lightweight versions of rounders, netball and rugby!
      American Football a lightweight version of rugby? You ever been to a game or played it?? I can assure you its anything but.....

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      American Football a lightweight version of rugby? You ever been to a game or played it?? I can assure you its anything but.....

      Brutal game.
      I've been... and it is as boring as a 'sport' could possibly be. 5 seconds of action, interspersed with long spells where nothing happens except people milling around and ambling on and off the pitch.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Fignon's Ponytail View Post
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      American Football a lightweight version of rugby? You ever been to a game or played it?? I can assure you its anything but.....

      Brutal game.
      They do wear armour though.
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      With some pretty stiff competition, baseball has to be the most boring American sport going. I've been a couple of times and it's baffling how popular a sport it is
      It's no more baffling than trying to explain the appeal of a 5 day Ashes test to an outsider. It's all about cultural relativity.

      As for baseball, you do certainly get dull games just like any other sport, especially where the pitchers are on top. But on the other hand, there are some incredible games full of tension and brilliant action. When the Blue Jays are playing well (so that's 2 years ago then), @Badger and I have spent entire evenings WhatsApping each other over the game in hand.


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      They do wear armour though.
      That'll be because where as rugby is a contact sport, gridiron is a collision sport. The sort of tackles and blocks that are legal in gridiron could maim opponents without the padding. Not that I'm defending gridiron, it doesn't do much for me even I'll bear the occasional game.
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      I've been... and it is as boring as a 'sport' could possibly be. 5 seconds of action, interspersed with long spells where nothing happens except people milling around and ambling on and off the pitch.
      Each to their own...but its an amazing sport IMO!
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