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I hate how much of a stranglehold sports have in this country watch

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    (Original post by trojan10_om)
    you went in Yates' for a civilised meal?
    :awesome: Absolute truth.
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    On a related note - England Vs Wales? How can the national team play against one of its own provinces?... the mind boggles.
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    Football is a sport that is followed largely by the working/lower class.

    Yates is a venue that is frequented by such classes.

    Mixing the two would inevitably result in an asbo choir of townies who have little in life but to go mental to a sport that is as far away from their own lives as it gets.
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    (Original post by Banburyhammer)
    Like Marcus du Sautoy, an Arsenal fan? Or Harold Bohr, who played for the Danish national team?
    Thats why I used the word more likely. At the end of the day most football fans haven't got a degree in mathematics, because most football fans probably can't grasp basic mathematics.
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    (Original post by sunpro)
    It's not as if English fans are even barely civilised. We were banned from Europe for 5 years weren't we; then we had Hillsborough. As far as I'm concerned, rugby and football are for the low-class.
    I think you're actually quite funny, and also candid.

    You're right though, football is for the masses. Mass commercialism, mass produced, mass extortion, explotation and marketing etc etc
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    (Original post by Simplicity)
    Although, the OP is trolling she has a point. In a way people are too into sports and waste their lives watching it.

    But, lol its probably true that stupid people are more into sports, certainly the smart people who are say good at sciences aren't really known for being sporty. Its mainly, dumb jocks that end up packing bags in supermarkets that are sporty.

    I think Maddox said it best.
    No, incredible misconception moreso. To excel in sporting ability requires a desire and will to achieve which is commonplace in most academic students. Being intelligent is no excuse for being physically inept, you sound as if you're trying to make up for something. Most of the most intelligent students I knew all excelled in sports. Academic achievement and physical ability are not mutually exclusive and never have been.
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    (Original post by RyanT)
    Don't let it bother you. These people get so passionate through spectator sports because they don't do any themselves. They are living through other people. It is the best they can do - smile grimly and feel sorry for them. Then go and live with a real sport breathing through you and pulsating through your arteries. Think about it - such emotional investment in their behalf for such a poor sensory experience (They can only hear through the commentator and see what the cameras show them) in practice demonstrates their lack of life. Let them live their shadow life.

    A pub of rowdy people is a demonstration of a poverty of experience if there ever was one.
    Lol are you for real? Because everyone who watches sports don't do any themselves...Sport is probably the most positive universal activity that exists today.
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    (Original post by Simplicity)
    Thats why I used the word more likely. At the end of the day most football fans haven't got a degree in mathematics, because most football fans probably can't grasp basic mathematics.
    Many football fans may be ignorant - but please don't confuse that with being stupid. Some of the most intelligent people I have come across are also profoundly ignorant. I think you will find that many intelligent people do enjoy sports, the distinction tends to be doing it as opposed to emotionally investing in pixels on a screen.
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    To be honest, I don't like the shouting and screaming. There's no need to say "go on!" and "pass the ball!" every five seconds, because they can't hear you.
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    (Original post by Rizzletastic)
    No one cares, sport is one of society's greatest advances/advantages.
    I weep for humanity.
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    (Original post by sunpro)
    All I wanted was my usual lasagne, but I had to leave because I couldn't bare the atmosphere in there. I then had to contend with a pannini and caramel macchiato from Starbucks, which was full.
    Oh I'm so sorry. There are people dying of starvation and malnutrition in this world, but your plight of having to do with a "pannini and caramel macchiato" from Starbucks is just so much worse.

    :sadnod:

    ... I don't mind people getting excited about the nonsense that is rugby or football, but when it starts to impinge on my lunchtime plans, then I get fiercely annoyed.
    Yes I also forgot how the world revolves around you. :rolleyes:

    Does it annoy you how much a stranglehold sports have on this country>
    No. When people are cheering over a sport I don't follow, I'm normal enough to let them enjoy it.
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    (Original post by jimber)
    Lol are you for real? Because everyone who watches sports don't do any themselves...Sport is probably the most positive universal activity that exists today.
    Are you for real? I didn't say every single person who watches sport doesn't do any themselves. Your breed is a bore on this forum. Learn to make not so subtle distinctions in the future. The point however, does stand - many of the most obsessed spectators are only sports fans in the most casual manner. I doubt any of them dedicate themselves to sporting excellence. Merely kicking a ball around with their friends once a week.
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    (Original post by sunpro)
    Excuse me; I'm studying an academic subject at a Russell Group university thank you very much.

    When neanderthals and vile pigs (probably like yourself) ruin my lunchtime plans when I am hungry, then I am obviously going to be annoyed.
    (Original post by sunpro)
    They're ******* useless, they were my insurance offer and it took them forever to get back to me.
    I highly doubt people who put Keele as their insurance would study in Russell Group Unis.... =) Even if you are in one of the unis, you're probably taking some unknown course that is nothing to do with Russell grant :o: sorry girl... I just wanna give someone a broadside
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    Just don't go during matches..it's no biggie
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    (Original post by RyanT)
    Are you for real? I didn't say every single person who watches sport doesn't do any themselves. Your breed is a bore on this forum. Learn to make not so subtle distinctions in the future. The point however, does stand - many of the most obsessed spectators are only sports fans in the most casual manner. I doubt any of them dedicate themselves to sporting excellence. Merely kicking a ball around with their friends once a week.
    are you a gamer by any chance?
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    (Original post by Bishamon)
    No, incredible misconception moreso. To excel in sporting ability requires a desire and will to achieve which is commonplace in most academic students. Being intelligent is no excuse for being physically inept, you sound as if you're trying to make up for something. Most of the most intelligent students I knew all excelled in sports. Academic achievement and physical ability are not mutually exclusive and never have been.
    Yes, but then the point is that they only focus on sports. When they fail at sports they always end up doing a crappy job. Also, most football fans don't actually really do the sports. Thats why you see fat people at football games as all they do is watch it and drink alcohol. I doubt professional footballers go to the pub every saturday and sunday to drink lots of alcohol.

    So yeah, doing sports does require talent and good genetics, however being a sports fan doesn't. There is a big difference from a fan and someone that does it.

    Anecdotal evidence. I've seen the complete opposite. Actually, Hawking has no physical ability, however he has achieved academically what most people can only dream off, so no thats wrong.
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    (Original post by Simplicity)
    Thats why I used the word more likely. At the end of the day most football fans haven't got a degree in mathematics, because most football fans probably can't grasp basic mathematics.
    That does not make football a 'lower' passtime to be enjoyed. If you dont like sports, doent go to a bar when a game is on. Theres plently of places you can go if you dont like the atmosphere generated. Essentially what your saying is that youre opinion matters the most if you are educated, which is a horrible view to take.
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    (Original post by Bishamon)
    are you a gamer by any chance?
    Legalise killing people in dark tunnels with guns and turn it into a sport then I won't feel a need to be a hypocrite.
    That might be a yes

    To be fair Bishamon, I do go out and bust my balls on my bike several times a week.
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    (Original post by RyanT)
    Are you for real? I didn't say every single person who watches sport doesn't do any themselves. Your breed is a bore on this forum. Learn to make not so subtle distinctions in the future. The point however, does stand - many of the most obsessed spectators are only sports fans in the most casual manner. I doubt any of them dedicate themselves to sporting excellence. Merely kicking a ball around with their friends once a week.
    You did. My breed? Whats wrong with being passionate about a sport? Sport can be played for fun not just to achieve excellence. You sound like such a ****
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    (Original post by Banburyhammer)
    That does not make football a 'lower' passtime to be enjoyed. If you dont like sports, doent go to a bar when a game is on. Theres plently of places you can go if you dont like the atmosphere generated. Essentially what your saying is that youre opinion matters the most if you are educated, which is a horrible view to take.
    Actually, it does. Also, playing football is good, however they don't play it merely watch it whilst drinking, which is doing two of the worst thingsd ever i.e. drinking and watching tv.

    I don't. Just pointing out the obvious fact that most football fans are stupid.
 
 
 
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