Why do you watch sports?

@kbkbooks (7028)
Canada
February 3, 2008 9:01pm CST
I was going to direct this discussion at females, but I know there are sport minded women who make their husbands watch stuff too. For example, I love equestrian sports and ice skating so hubby has to put up with me when they are on. I watch rugby to try to understand why my son likes it, and hubby just avoids it all together. You know what I mean, though. There have forever been football, baseball, car race, etc...WIDOWS and WIDOWERS. The only reason I understand football, for example, is because in college I had a boyfriend who watched it so much, even when I was with him, that I just naturally came to understand it, even if I didn't enjoy it. Now I watch and talk about sports mostly because of my sons. What is your reason for watching sports?
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• United States
6 Feb 08
I like to watch certain sports because I enjoy them or learn certain techniques. I enjoy extreme sports such as skateboarding and skateboarding. I also enjoy watching various martial arts tournaments and competitions because I practice karate myself. I play softball, but I can't stand watching baseball games. So, I guess for me I watch to learn.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
7 Feb 08
That's sort of like my drumming son. He watches YouTube videos and music videos to see drumming styles and techniques. Makes sense to me.
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• United States
4 Feb 08
Well, for me it was a progression. In high school, I was a cheerleader, and began to understand football and basketball. Then I married my husband, and after a couple of years, added baseball to my knowledge. Next thing you know, I'm a huge fan of football and baseball (could do without basketball, it kind of bores me). My sons are huge soccer fans and players, so I have been learning all about that over the past 3 years. Its funny how a girl can go from, not caring about any sport, to becoming a fan. :O)
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
5 Feb 08
If you were a cheerleader you must have at least cared a little bit. LOL.
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
4 Feb 08
I only watch hockey and soccer (the world cup or euro cup only) because i like it. I also enjoy attending these sporting events live. When the olympics are on, i watch many different sports such as diving, swimming, racing, kayaking, ice skating, speed skating, figure skating, ski, acrobatic ski jump and so on. I never watch sports i don't enjoy and hubby likes to watch the same as me, so it's all good!
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
5 Feb 08
I have seen live professional baseball (Go Red Sox) and live football and rugby (high school), as well as ice skating. I really enjoy things like this live rather than on television. The only nice thing about winter sports on television, like artistic skiing, is that you don't have to freeze!!
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@aesopm (306)
• Indonesia
4 Feb 08
I like watching sports, but only sports that i like. I like sports because fresh our mind from stress. I like kind of sports like: 1. Women Volley ball 2. Atlhetics 3. Swimming Men and women. 4. Gymnastic. 5. Tennis 6. etc Kind of sports that i dislike: 1. Women Soccer 2. etc
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
5 Feb 08
Swimming and Gymnatics are great for sure. I don't call boxing and wrestling sports either. They are just ridiculous to me.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
4 Feb 08
For me it's simple, for the beauty of it all!;) I don't watch sports just because I play or know them, I watch it because I am also a frustrated sports man!;) Seriously, I want to see how people who into sports execute such performance with grace and beauty. I also liked the feeling of being triumphant, how to conquer glory and defy whatever odds they face!;)
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
5 Feb 08
It's admirable to watch people who do things well and triumph in the end. I guess that is why I like equestrian events and skating. Even though their performances get compared and rated in competition, it is not an aggressive kind of competition like in football, etc.
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• United States
4 Feb 08
Well I watch sports to be entertained and also to look at how skilled the athletes today are. I also watch sports with friends or because there is nothing else on tv worth watching.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
5 Feb 08
I guess if I was looking for quality time with friends, it wouldn't be in front of the tv. Movies are ok from time to time. If I am getting together for social reasons, I prefer live activities.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
15 Feb 08
I watch sports because not only do I enjoy it, I played sports in my younger days. I playd Netball, Basketball and Volleyball and enjoyed watching my brothers play Rugby and Soccer. I am an All Blacks Rugby fan, Silver Ferns Netball Fan and Miami Heat Basketball fan. I enjoy watching tennis, 1 day cricket and beach volleyball.
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
15 Feb 08
Mitch in his rugby uniform - Here is Mitch proudly sporting his school colors during a big rugby game.
My son started playing Rugby on the high school team last year. He LOVES it and he watches All Blacks videos on YouTube for hours.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
16 Feb 08
That's great! Did he watch the Rugby World Cup games last year?
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
16 Feb 08
I came across this site and not sure if it any good. They are currently showing the Super 14 Rugby games in New Zealand. Looks like there is a fee involved but not sure how much. You might want to check it out. http://www.mediazone.com/channel/rugby/jsp/2006/index.jsp
@Foxfire1875 (2011)
4 Feb 08
I watch football (soccer to americans) because I enjoy it, it is fast moving and skillfull. If everybody liked the same things life would be very boring.
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
5 Feb 08
It's true, if we all spent our time watching sports, who would have time to develop cool web sites like myLot for us?
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@michelyn (717)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I watch sports because I actually enjoy it. The adrenaline rush and the comraderie as well. When I was a young teenager, my dad used to watch football every Sunday (which is usually when I was with him) and I didn't like it so much then. But, as I grew older, I chose to watch it for myself and found that I actually enjoyed it since it was "my choice". I only enjoy watching football and hockey. I've tried to get into basketball and baseball, but I just can't. I'm addicted to football. I watch the Thursday games, the holiday games, the Saturday games, 3 Sunday games and the Monday night football game. My daughter hates it as much as I hated it when my dad watched it all the time, but I tell her that it's only a season. Now that my son is into football and started playing last summer, we enjoy watching it together. I will watch hockey when I catch it on, but I'm not as addicted to it as I am football.
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
I'm a girl and I love to watch sports, especially those that I play like judo, and basketball. I watch them because they're fun and entertaining.