Your favorite sports - Page 3 - Baseball Forum - MLB Forum - Fantasy & College Baseball Forums
BaseballForum.com is the premier forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!
Reply

 

Old 02-22-2012, 11:33 AM   #21 (permalink)
Hall of Fame
 
Sharky's Avatar
 
Fave Player: Mike Trout
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 2,414
Sharky Baseball Forum Superstar Sharky Baseball Forum Superstar Sharky Baseball Forum Superstar Sharky Baseball Forum Superstar Sharky Baseball Forum Superstar Sharky Baseball Forum Superstar Sharky Baseball Forum Superstar Sharky Baseball Forum Superstar Sharky Baseball Forum Superstar Sharky Baseball Forum Superstar Sharky Baseball Forum Superstar
Default

1. MLB
2. NFL
3. NBA
4. NHL

To play

1. Baseball
2. Basketball
3. Football
4. Hockey
5. Soccer.
Sharky is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 02-22-2012, 08:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
Little Leaguer
 
tomtomboombang's Avatar
 
Fave Player: Ichiro
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northwest
Posts: 62
tomtomboombang is on a distinguished road
Default choosing favorites

My favorite sport is Polo, then Rodeo; which are expensive sports that only a few thousand people get to participate in in the US. It pretty much costs you $100,000 to get set up before your first competition, and then it is a steady outflow for new horses, new pick-ups, and new trailers every couple years. Because those sports are very time consuming (with daily chores), I did not get to experience them until I was an older teen. Later I learned, similar to most professional type competitors, that we are at our best when we are 20 something and single. Those glory days do not last forever and then it becomes a fight for survival. More than that though, I can honestly say that the sports' danger aspect gave me something that I can not explain to fans of other sports. Besides cuts and bruises, a concussion is $3500, a separated shoulder is $700, and being " life flighted" out of town will run about $10,000.

The best way I can describe it is:
Perhaps NASCAR drivers experience the same kind of emotional release during and after they compete. For me that same release in smaller volume comes while a group of us were sitting next to the fence watching my friends compete. What I am saying is: you become a different kind of fan, and when your time in the sun is done; you have to make yourself turn your back on the one true love of your young life. Thank gawd that there is marriage and family after that, because it helps get you over it.

Regardless of what I once was, my favorite sports have been put on the bench for the last 10 years while my son learns to do well at the sports he chooses. We, his parents, never miss a game or practice and that means we are with him instead of being home watching a game on TV or computers. Would I be a big fan of baseball and other team sports if my son was not currently playing... probably not. And yet, it is a very big deal for us when I arrange a trip to see the professionals play baseball and soccer. Sitting in the stands, amidst the peanut shells and sticky soda pop, and screaming our hearts out over a base hit; is very special because we are together, and seemingly part of a larger effort.

So what is it like watching a youth pick a sport as his favorite?
Like most medium sized and skinny boys, my son likes baseball and soccer best because practice makes him a lot better than his friends. He took one look at football and said, "If I play hard; I am probably going to get hurt." Oppositely, some of the boys that get bench slivers in baseball; have looked at football and said, "OMG I can hardly wait to get out there and kill anyone smaller than me."

(Hunting "game" once gave me that same kind of a feeling.)

Sure, my son plays league basketball but says, "They do not let me play enough to satisfy me." That can be a downer for a young kid, when height or mass is the main prerequisite for opportunity. It kind of, steals the satisfaction from you; when you realize that playground ball and two on two with friends is about the best you can ask for. But meanwhile he has also found love in archery, BB guns, fencing, and skiing... and he is an avid survivalist camper. So I am guessing that my son will not miss basketball to much when some coach finally chooses his 10 players. I could throw a lot of money at it, and probably make certain that my son was chosen as the 10th player on the team; but then his dissatisfaction would still be in his heart, instead of being channeled else where.

Don't get me wrong: He will undoubtedly still enjoy watching a seven foot man drive to the hoop, through 9 other seven footers; when his son is growing up.

Last edited by tomtomboombang : 02-22-2012 at 08:29 PM.
tomtomboombang is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 08:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
King K
 
Kelzzy's Avatar
 
Fave Player: Crawford
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ova' Yonda
Posts: 5,377
Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtomboombang View Post
My favorite sport is Polo, then Rodeo; which are expensive sports that only a few thousand people get to participate in in the US. It pretty much costs you $100,000 to get set up before your first competition,
Woah.. 100k?! Wow!
__________________

24/7 Worldwide News
Kelzzy is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 07:05 PM   #24 (permalink)
Double A
 
ZimZim11's Avatar
 
Fave Player: Ryan Zimmerman
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Hot Corner
Posts: 400
ZimZim11 Baseball Forum Superstar ZimZim11 Baseball Forum Superstar ZimZim11 Baseball Forum Superstar ZimZim11 Baseball Forum Superstar ZimZim11 Baseball Forum Superstar ZimZim11 Baseball Forum Superstar ZimZim11 Baseball Forum Superstar ZimZim11 Baseball Forum Superstar ZimZim11 Baseball Forum Superstar ZimZim11 Baseball Forum Superstar ZimZim11 Baseball Forum Superstar
Default

My favorite sports are Softball, Baseball, and Equestrian.
__________________
ZimZim11 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
Single A
 
Lawrie13's Avatar
 
Fave Player: Brett Lawrie
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Posts: 170
Lawrie13 is on a distinguished road
Default

1. NHL
2. MLB

that is it.
__________________
Lawrie13 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 04:13 AM   #26 (permalink)
Little Leaguer
 
jamesgreen's Avatar
 
Fave Player: jordan
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 19
jamesgreen is on a distinguished road
Default

1) NFL
2) Nascar
3) CBB
__________________
I usually like outdoor sport such as basketball,baseball,riding,fishing and so on. Singer,i like Avril Ramona Lavigne and Lenka Kripac. Camping and climbing are also my hobby. Hope making friends owning the same hobby here!glove sale
jamesgreen is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 02:15 PM   #27 (permalink)
Double A
 
Hank Greenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Posts: 405
Hank Greenberg is on a distinguished road
Default

Baseball, football and volleyball.
__________________
Hank Greenberg is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 09:30 PM   #28 (permalink)
King K
 
Kelzzy's Avatar
 
Fave Player: Crawford
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ova' Yonda
Posts: 5,377
Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nashvillejohn View Post
Nascar is great
There's too many..
*puts on sunglasses*
left turns

__________________

24/7 Worldwide News
Kelzzy is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 10:04 AM   #29 (permalink)
Moderator
 
IndiansFan40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 24
IndiansFan40 is on a distinguished road
Default

1. Baseball

That's it, I'm not a fan of any other sport anymore.
IndiansFan40 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 03:39 PM   #30 (permalink)
King K
 
Kelzzy's Avatar
 
Fave Player: Crawford
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ova' Yonda
Posts: 5,377
Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar Kelzzy Baseball Forum Superstar
Default

New list for me:

1. Golf
2. Baseball
3. Hockey
__________________

24/7 Worldwide News
Kelzzy is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
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

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


VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios