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(Original post by chaseside)
It just doesn't make sense and seems a bit apeish to me
Are you male or female?

Physically brutal sports (rugby, martial arts etc) are mainly just a man-with-high-testosterone levels thing, and I think it is these sports that you are referring to. If you don't have high testosterone levels and are small and weak, you probably won't find these sports exciting.

Other sports not so physically competitive have many many female competitors though. Watch the olympics.
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I don't enjoy sports :|

I think lots of woman put down sport because they are lily livered little ******s.
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I enjoy sport generally. It keeps you fit and its fun lol - I'd rather be playing football then running on a treadmill which is more of a chore.
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I suppose a load of internet geeks wouldn't be the best group to ask about sports :p:

Chances are, w/o sport, you ain't gonna be a buff ting like me :cool:
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I don't do as much sport as i used to now as i have less time but back in school i used to love it.

All the adrenaline, competition teamwork and it's fun to win besides it keeps you fit and makes you feel good.

It's been scientificly proven that exercise realeses endorphens which make you feel good so it's all good really.

i suppose it's up to the individual not all guys like sports just like you get girls that do just depends on your personality.
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Not really a sporty person, used to be pretty damn active when I was younger but I'd rather be lazy and do nothing that is physically demanding (my diet leads me to having very little energy). I no longer see the appeal anyway, was fun as a kid but meh.
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(Original post by Mr Roboto)
I suppose a load of internet geeks wouldn't be the best group to ask about sports :p:
It does seem like an unusually high amount of TSR people don't like sport. Probably because they are rubbish at it. And the way they assume that sporty = not clever, makes me laugh. I'm not an ape.

I love sport. In primary school, I used to be a bit chubby, and not that sporty. I wasn't fat, but I was one of the worst non fat kids. I had little coordination. But I still played sport. I had a reputation as a Hatchet Man on the football field, i.e I took people down and did little else. Eventually I got better and became a clinical striker, some might say goal poacher.

In secondary, I started doing more sport. I joined the football, rugby and basketball teams at my school. At first, I was pretty crap, but I became better. That's a definining feature of me, I'm extremely ambitious at everything I do. Even gymnastics I still tried to be the best, but I was crap at it. I eventually captained most of the sports teams my school had. I did judo to a pretty high level as well, I had oppurtunities to represent my country but had other commitments. I won long distance running competions for fun. Rugby started taking over, until I started playing with internationals. My favourite match was playing with new zealand. That was just incredible. But I gave most of that up as I didn't want to turn professional. Instead, I just play rugby for fun mostly now, not to win everything. I still know I'm going to play rugby for my unis first team. But nowadays, I'm mostly into cycling, mountaineering, and hillwalking. My goals are to climb Annapurna, plus maybe a few of the 7 summits, denali and possibly everest being the main ones I want. I'd like to win the st roubaix paris cycling race as well, but that one aint going to happen.

So, that's a bit of the sports I do.

Why I do them?

I'm extremely competative. I don't show it openly much though, well I do a bit. I like being the best at everything, I don't do mediocrity. I love being fit, when you can run and run and run for ages and not be out of breath the feeling is fantastic. I guess you could say a lot of the sports I do are pretty testosterone fuelled, I'm a man, I'm not ashamed of that. And I suppose you could say it's a bit alpha male kind of behaviour, maybe I am. When you play in a highly physical and very aggressive game like rugby, you form bonds with your teammates. It's quite tribal, you're very protective of anyone on your team.
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If you looked at this from a sociological perspective then you could argue that boys are socialised from a young age to be competative and to want to win wheras girls are encouraged to be considerate and play games where everyone gets involved and there are generally no losers.

Also biologically males have testosterone which obviosuly makes boys more agressive and want to do sports.

It's generally more acceptable for boys to do sport than girls so obviously people do it to fit in or don't do it to fit in.

Also girls are more likely to be told off for getting there clothes dirty or damaged from falling whereas if a boy does it it's just boys being boys right?

Just remember back to when you was back in primary school who did teachers generally ask to help carry things boys or girls? Socialisation is everywhere and whilst you where growing up you wern't even aware it was happening.

Then are are the practicality of the clothes that both groups are socialised into wearing typically girls are encouraged to wear girly clothes such as dresses and shoes and such which arn't actually practical for running around and playing sports are they? where obviously boys either wear shorts or trousers and trainers which are more ideal.

So maybe socialisation gender regimes, and biology play a large role.
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probably due to the fact it is thought to be so masculine and primal
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Haha been trying to find out the answer to this for the past 17 years
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I know girls that make hardcore male sports people look like pussies.
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I love rugby for oh-so-many reasons. Yes, a small part of it is a thuggish love for throwing people around and diving into waist-deep mud, but it's more a matter of pride and catharsis.

I know it's a hell of a cliche, the old "pain is temporary, pride is forever", so I won't go on about that, though it is an aspect. However, I feel that I have certainly gained some self-respect after finding a sport that I can actually do.

But yes the main reason is catharsis, or exherting all your energy and emotions. It's a very good feeling to have spent a great afternoon with your friends, dragged up all the spirit you have inside you and pushed yourself to the limit. Even if you lose it still feels good to know you've tried hard and generally enjoyed yourself.

Honestly, just give it a try. I for one am definitely closer to your typical nerd than your laddish athlete, but I feel so much more complete when practicing a sport.
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(Original post by AlphaWulf)
I love rugby for oh-so-many reasons. Yes, a small part of it is a thuggish love for throwing people around and diving into waist-deep mud, but it's more a matter of pride and catharsis.

I know it's a hell of a cliche, the old "pain is temporary, pride is forever", so I won't go on about that, though it is an aspect. However, I feel that I have certainly gained some self-respect after finding a sport that I can actually do.

But yes the main reason is catharsis, or exherting all your energy and emotions. It's a very good feeling to have spent a great afternoon with your friends, dragged up all the spirit you have inside you and pushed yourself to the limit. Even if you lose it still feels good to know you've tried hard and generally enjoyed yourself.

Honestly, just give it a try. I for one am definitely closer to your typical nerd than your laddish athlete, but I feel so much more complete when practicing a sport.
I think you've got it. especially when your sitting on your try line defending for your life...great feeling.
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I think you've got it. especially when your sitting on your try line defending for your life...great feeling.
Heh yeah that's an amazing feeling. I have no idea why, but whenever I'm in that position I find that suddenly the absolute most important thing in the world is keeping them away from that try line. I guess it's hard to explain.

I chose not to try for my university rugby team because I was afraid I'd get rejected or laughed at, now I'm regretting it so much. Feels like I'm missing a part of me.
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(Original post by Rehehelly)
I don't personally understand how people can hate sport.
i find it boring, the ony sport i watch itself is wrestling adn snooker and hurling.

i guess its depends on the sport

but aside from archery i dont play anymyself anymore
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(Original post by chaseside)
It just doesn't make sense and seems a bit apeish to me
Why do girls go shopping to buy handbags and shoes? Sounds a bit apeish...
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