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Sport? #53676
07/03/05 06:30 AM
07/03/05 06:30 AM
Trumpy  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,261
SI,New Zealand
Going along the lines of Joe's topic of Favourite things.
What sort of sport do you like to play and /or watch?.
I for one like to play, during the Summer months, a good game of Cricket.
I've played Cricket ever since I was 6 years old and being no good at all at bowling, they made me a wicket-keeper(the guy that catches the ball, if the batsman doesn't hit it).
Being 6'4" these days has an interesting bent to it, but I'm willing to hear your stories.
I also played as a Lock in a Rugby Union team too.
I coach kids these days for indoor and outdoor cricket.
What was your position in the team at school or there after?.
Just curious guys.
No pressure here my friends!. [Linked Image]
Oh and by the way, was your coach as highly strung as what mine was?. [Linked Image]

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Re: Sport? #53677
07/03/05 10:12 AM
07/03/05 10:12 AM
Tiger  Offline
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 706
Crystal Lake, IL USA
Hi Mike, any blizzards yet?

Wrestling and Burnout Frisbee


Re: Sport? #53678
07/03/05 10:58 AM
07/03/05 10:58 AM
renosteinke  Offline
Cat Servant
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
I spent friday digging, then filling, a 160 ft. trench- and you expect me to even think about anything involving exertion?

Re: Sport? #53679
07/03/05 01:03 PM
07/03/05 01:03 PM
BuggabooBren  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 328
Volleyball - even though I'm only 5'2" I was an agressive player. We used to call it 'tackle volleyball' when it got a little rough.

I enjoy walking around the golf course w/ my hubby, Ed, and hope to start playing soon. I enjoy watching it on TV, too, as I enjoy the calm, the large expanses of greenery, and the fact that I can walk away and not miss much action.

We did have Nascar races on last night but I passed through once in a while and didn't have to watch or listen to the roundy-round and RPM business. [Linked Image] I'm with Larry the Cable Guy on Nastard...they ought to have their wives ride with them..."you been goin' around in circles for hours and you won't stop for directions. Now, pull over I need to [go to the restroom]...." (Of course, I'll probably be booted out of the family tree for this comment, too, as both of my parents, some uncles, and my sister have all raced on minor circuits...

Re: Sport? #53680
07/03/05 01:35 PM
07/03/05 01:35 PM
mxslick  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 803
Atomic City, ID USA
Motocross!! Raced for three years back in the early '90's and hope to get back into it by the end of the year...

Watching supercross, I know a lot of the riders personally, a great bunch of guys. (Unlike motocross, no gals in supercross....yet!)



Summertime I bodyboard and in winter snowboard.

Doin' O.K. for a 42yr old coot.... [Linked Image]

Stupid should be painful.
Re: Sport? #53681
07/03/05 03:07 PM
07/03/05 03:07 PM
elektrikguy  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 132
Hockey and Golf

Re: Sport? #53682
07/03/05 03:20 PM
07/03/05 03:20 PM
Roger  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
Mowing, Bush Hogging, Mowing, Tilling the garden, and more Mowing. [Linked Image]

Actually I used to play golf but I've not played in a couple of years now, just to hard to keep up with the d--n mowing. [Linked Image]


Re: Sport? #53683
07/03/05 04:33 PM
07/03/05 04:33 PM
Fred  Offline
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 449
Straughn, IN 47387
Trap shooting, varmit hunting and bicycling.

Re: Sport? #53684
07/03/05 05:22 PM
07/03/05 05:22 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
Cricket, at school in summer, Rugby at school in winter. Flying model aeroplanes. I used to love cross country running too, and riding horses. Any non-brit/anzacs won't appreciate how hard that cricket ball is Mike! - Aimed at you from 22 yards and doing over 100 mph is no sport for the faint hearted, epecially from a fast spin bowler. It hurt even when it hit your pads or box, (a doo-hickey to protect your nethers!). And we never had no sissy hard hats/face mesh either- All Denis Compton had was brilliantine to lubricate the ball off his bonce! And you're welcome to the keeper's job Mike - you've got to stop 6 of the things every over! Later, pistol shooting targets with revolvers, semi-autos and a single shot 12" long-barrel BSA target pistol- that was a beaut! All confiscated after Dunblane, of course,- can't own a handgun in the UK now unless your a gangster!. Now, I like a game of dominoes, cribbage and pool once a week at the bar. I used to be a dab hand with a 12 gage when you could still eat the rabbits, before Myxy, but those days are long gone.

PS. Fred. Would that be varmit hunting on a bicycle? Sounds a good laugh!-
Ding! Ding! Boom! Eeeek!

[This message has been edited by Alan Belson (edited 07-03-2005).]

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Re: Sport? #53685
07/03/05 08:42 PM
07/03/05 08:42 PM
mvpmaintman  Offline
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 123
Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Drag racing, fast pitch softball, golf, frisbee, swimming (just got in from the pool) and chasing our Silky Terrier aroud the park

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