Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Off-Topic Discussion > Other Sports


Favorite Niche Sport?

Other Sports


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-20-2011, 11:03 AM   #31
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 35
Posts: 16,275
Re: Favorite Niche Sport?

I wouldn't blame what network the soccer games are on for their ratings, I'd blame the fact that IT'S SOCCER.
__________________
Not sent from a Droid, iPhone, Blackberry or toaster
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 07-20-2011, 11:25 AM   #32
Living Legend
 
Ruhskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 16,188
Re: Favorite Niche Sport?

I know soccer is not the most exciting game around, but I don't understand people in this country bashing it when we have baseball (which is as exciting as watching grass grow).
__________________
R.I.P. #21

New words created on The Warpath:
Rewalsr - Somretimes - Fualt - Jersesy - Itiot - Composetory
Afeard - Storgn - Empliment - Gaissn - Saftys - Minnisota
Faviort - Hatter - Phsyched - Foof - Heloing - Brutual
Stroried

"Give an opinion and move on. Your life doesn't depend on winning the internet." -FRPLG
Ruhskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 11:30 AM   #33
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 82,348
Re: Favorite Niche Sport?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruhskins View Post
I know soccer is not the most exciting game around, but I don't understand people in this country bashing it when we have baseball (which is as exciting as watching grass grow).
True.

I actually got into the World Cup a bit last summer. I can see it's appeal.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 12:21 PM   #34
Playmaker
 
Alvin Walton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Holland, Michigan
Posts: 4,323
Re: Favorite Niche Sport?

We watched a fair amount of curling during the last Olympics and thought it was pretty interesting. My daughter and I have a lot of fun playing Wii Curling.
__________________
REDSKINS FAN SINCE 1968
Alvin Walton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 12:24 PM   #35
Karma Chameleon (I come and go)
 
jdlea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Annapolis, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 3,088
Re: Favorite Niche Sport?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmootSmack View Post
Not to derail the thread but why is it harder on ESPN3? You can PM me if you prefer. I'm just curious.
I actually have a few reasons, but I will say that I do try to watch games on ESPN3 if I know they'll be on there. For instance, I won't miss a clasico, if I can help it, and the Xbox Live App(?) and Watch ESPN App have made it much easier for me to watch ESPN3. However, the 2 main reasons I watch ESPN3 less often are:

1. I don't always know what's going to be on ESPN3. I know there are like 1 million places I could check, but I don't always get around to it. At the same time, I usually check my channel menu to see what's going to be on Fox Soccer or hear about what game will be on ESPN/ESPN2 that weekend more easily through my normal TV viewing.

2. Now, the more complicated reason: I generally wake up much earlier than my wife, however, on the weekends, she doesn't really like it when I get up and leave her in the bed alone for the 2-3 hours more she's going to sleep. So, I end up watching FSC or ESPN because I don't usually have my laptop handy. Also, I don't have anyway to view ESPN3 broadcasts on the TV in my room. Then, once I've watched a game on FSC, I know what's coming up next, so I decide whether or not I intend to watch that game, if not, then I'll check out ESPN3 to see what's live that day and/or what great match I may have missed and (hopefully) haven't heard the result of.

Essentially, unless I'm in my living room, it's hard for me to think of ESPN3 as a way to watch sports. I find that I'm getting more used to thinking of it, but I'm still not quite there yet. It's generally a last resort for me unless I make a point to say, "I'm watching x game at y time this week."
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmootSmack
Albert Connell is perhaps the worst Redskin I ever had the misfortune of meeting. He's the kind of guy that makes media people covering their favorite team growing up no longer like that team
jdlea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 01:32 PM   #36
RG Glee
 
Schneed10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Age: 35
Posts: 8,316
Re: Favorite Niche Sport?

Golf, by far. Though I wouldn't call it a niche, it gets better TV ratings than the NHL. For me the best sporting events of the year go:

1) Any Redskins game
2) NFL Playoffs/Super Bowl
3) NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
4) The Masters
5) US Open
6) British Open
7) PGA
Schneed10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 01:57 PM   #37
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,794
Re: Favorite Niche Sport?

Thanks for the feedback, jdlea.
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 09:28 AM   #38
Franchise Player
 
skinsfan69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington, VA.
Posts: 9,608
Re: Favorite Niche Sport?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruhskins View Post
I know soccer is not the most exciting game around, but I don't understand people in this country bashing it when we have baseball (which is as exciting as watching grass grow).
Both are just brutal to watch. But I can stomach a few minutes of baseball if i have money on it.
skinsfan69 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 09:29 AM   #39
Franchise Player
 
skinsfan69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington, VA.
Posts: 9,608
Re: Favorite Niche Sport?

Golf and bodybuilding.
skinsfan69 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.32497 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25