What is your sport?

...c'mon, I challenge you.... - I am a chess master.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
India
October 13, 2008 3:21am CST
My sport? It got to be cricket, lawn tennis and somewhat football. When comes to indoor games, I am the sudoku queen and can beat you anytime. So what’s your sport? Happy Playing.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
13 Oct 08
It's Cricket all the way for me.Represented school ,college and even had our own team. An avid follower now of the shorter version of the game. Then its,hockey,football,Badminton and table tennis in that order. Don't follow it much but used to love to play the games. Ok "Sudoku Queen". I'd love the challenge. Willing to take you on any day. The other indoor games Chess. You need a whole lot of patience for that. BTW love to have chess board like that. Rubix cube;-love to do it. Not as fast as i used to be. and then of course its scrabble with friends and family . No competition here, just like to have fun.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
13 Oct 08
You are absolutely right Mimpi, it is sad to see the neglect given to other sports in this country. Although there seem to be some increase in the sponsorship,training facilites...,it still seems a long way to go.There is so much talent in this country and it needs to be tapped for us to bring about a radical change in arena of sports and games. You have an excellent vocabulary and i'm sure you will be good at Scrabble. But i just may surprise you.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
14 Oct 08
Hang on there.....I have a lot to say on this. And coming to scrabble, never be so confident....
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
14 Oct 08
Confident ? Is the spelling right ? Eagerly await your views on this Mimpi.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Oct 08
I used to play many different sports when I was a teenager but these days I am nowhere near as active. I plan to get back into something when I eventually return home though. Lately I have been going ten pin bowling quite often and this has been a lot of fun! But if I had it my way I would be playing cricket or swimming. I do enjoy tennis too but I am not overly good at it. I prefer squash actually and also enjoy badminton once in a while. It has been ages since I have played any of these though unfortunately. I will stick to ten pin bowling for now I think.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Oct 08
Oh, and if I could play any board game I wanted it would be Trivial Pursuit, hands down. I LOVE this game!
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
13 Oct 08
I get that you are a very sporty person. No wonder you can survive those mouthfuls while shopping. Bowling is fun. ometimes I do try my hands at it when with friends. And disney bowling online is more fun. I play it with my nieces.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
13 Oct 08
And what do ya mean by trivial pursuit. Wana challenge me on a diabolical sudoku board??
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
13 Oct 08
I think you and me have many similarities. i am also fan of lawn tennis, cricket. In acse of indoors I am also good at Sudoku and also chess
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
15 Oct 08
Great Subha! Sudoku is like a teaser and just love racking it. It gives a kind of satisfaction.
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@mayka123 (11704)
• India
13 Oct 08
I enjoy scrabble the most. And my second choice is sudoku. Of the outdoor games I enjoy badminton. But I dont like watching any sports on television. Would prefer watching live.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
15 Oct 08
Yeah, watching live games has different impact and it feels out of world. I wish to witness the finals of Wimbledon someday.. And coming to Sudoku, I think I am just addicted to it, I play it all the time, even online.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
13 Oct 08
The out door game I usually indulge in is badminton,though come to think of it,its ages since I played .And the outdoor games I watch keenly on tv (while lying on the couch of course is Cricket,swimming,gymnastics,etc......he..he..),And the indoor games I like playing best are chess,carroms and of course sudoku......
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
15 Oct 08
Gymnastics is just fascinating and I can spend hours watching them practise. I feel it has a great aesthetic appeal. They are so graceful!
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
13 Oct 08
Rebounder - It is my mini-trampoline, good for exercising indoors when the wheather is too hot to go out.
It used to be soccer, but now aside from swimming, probably what I do most besides exercising my brain is rebounding on our mini-trampoline, pictured below. Hubby does it too:-)
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
15 Oct 08
Mini-trampoline - wow, that sounds cool! And dear exercising brain is indeed the greatest ever sport.
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
Sungka wooden board game with cowrie shells - It is a game of skill in calculation played on a block of wood or game-board called sungkahan. The game-board is shaped like a boat with the surface artfully rounded at the ends. The surface of sungkahan is hollowed at regular intervals with sixteen circular holes, with one large hole at the end of each side, called mother or ulo (head). The fourteen small holes are called bahays (houses) with a capacity of a handful of tokens. They are hollowed out alongside at equal distances, seven holes at each row. Shells, pebbles, or seeds are used as tokens. The game revolves around the contest between two people each aiming to outdo the other by trying to accumulate as many tokens as he can into the mother hole according to certain rules of distributions and moves. (http://www.tagalog-dictionary.com/source.php?a=sungka)
Wow! You have nice physical sports. My recreational sport would be Badminton. Its just too fun to be called exercise, especially when no one would seem to hit the shuttlecock, then we'd just burst out laughing. Though, when we're serious in our game, we'd make up fun rules like, no court boundaries, just get the shuttlecock back to the opponent. Kinda like back and forth hits while trying to make it go past the net. Doesnt matter when you're out of bounds just hit it back.^_^ The other set of rules would be hitting it back to the opponent but it should be upwards and see who could hit it the highest while making it land on the other side of the net so the opponent could hit it back. Basketball is more like a fear faced head on. I run away from basketballs, but when Im playing I just try to not make a fool out of myself.LOL! Still have a lot of fun though. Indoor sports, hmm, Im more into board games and word games. Though we have 'sungka' which is considered as an indoor sport. Shells are placed on carves on a wooden board, and whoever has the highest amount of shells on his 'base' wins.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
20 Oct 08
Hi Bj As a child I remember playing Badminton following our own set of rules. That was fun days. specially during winter months, we used play it at night with lights on the court. The elders used to compete with each other in serious sport. Those were the days! SUNGKA is totally new . It sounds interesting,looks traditional as well. Could you share little more about it?
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
Yeah, it is a traditional sport.^_^ The object of the game is to collect as many shells/tokens in your base. There are 7 hollows on the board on each side(so that would be a total of 14) and there are 2 big hollows on both ends. Your "base/home" would be the big hollow on your right. To start all 14 small hollows should have 7 shells/tokens each. Then when everything is set, both players will start at the same time, picking all the 7 shells on whichever hollow they like and distributing 1 shell on each hollow that they pass by, including their home base. I hope that explanation on how the game works is clear, somehow.LOL!^_^
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
22 Oct 08
Wow!! it sounds really interesting. Thanks for a detailed game lesson. Hopefully we will get play it together someday.
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@xzg555898 (210)
• China
13 Oct 08
I like sports. Exercise one hour a day and you can lead a healthier life for fifty years. I like playing badminton,and pingpang ball .i almost play them three times a week. in this summer,i went to swimming poor to learn swim.i find it very interesting especialling in the hot weather with you girlfriend. i think in the mordern time,we should practice more.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
15 Oct 08
Indeed it helps us to maintain our body weight and the to keep the calories in check. Nowadays we are less into sports and that's not good for our health. Good to know that you are regular with it. HAPPY SWIMMING.
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• China
15 Oct 08
hehe ,i want to say somemore ,i think if your want to keep your weight another important part is our food that veryday we have ,i pay a great attention to it ,and i ofen cook myself ,because i am very good at cooking chinese food , this kind of food is very well to our health,and it is deliciouse,you can have a try,tell me what you think about the chinese food .we all can share it
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
15 Oct 08
Hi dear I just love Chinese cuisine, (whatever we here). They are not only delicious but very healthy indeed. I like the flavor of each dish. My mom cooks different varieties of noodles and rice and chickens but I am afraid they are not that authentic.
@balasri (26553)
• India
13 Oct 08
Sudoku,scrabble and crossword.Are they sport mimpi?
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
14 Oct 08
If birdwatching can be a sport, why not these.....
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@balasri (26553)
• India
14 Oct 08
Sorry dear.I have stooped bird watching long time back. Hence the confusion.Senility is setting in and I don't bother about it since I am in the midst of lovely lasses like Mimpi.
@balasri (26553)
• India
14 Oct 08
Sorry for the typo.I never stoop.It is very unlikely of me.
@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
20 Oct 08
Well, i am totally a sports freak . I love playing cricket and tennis. These are 2 sports i am good at. Though i also now how to play table tennis and badmintona and volleyball and basket ball. I have won many awards during my school days. Infact i used to be in the college cricket team and have even represented the college in different inter-college tournaments. There is one funny incident related to these tournaments. We went to a different city for participating in the tournament in cricket. though our cricket team lost the first game itself, we stood runners-up in the baseball tournament. But those were the lovely days. I can still play now but dont find that much enthusiasm. Talking about indoor sports, I like playing chess and carrom. Well, snooker and pool are also somewhat indoor games that i play. I love watching Sports as well, cricket being the most common of all. I love watching Sachin playing especially. The other sports that i like watching on TV is Tennis.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
21 Oct 08
You are freak Vipul. good! I ma glad to know you had been a sportsman yourself. We Indians are much into Cricket and Tennis. I just hope we popularise others sports as well. Thanks vipul for a great response.
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• India
21 Oct 08
Hey, just to clarify, I was talking about Lawn Tennis. Well, I knwo India should also give importance to other sports as well, but then the resources ans trainers should also be avialble to teach such sports!!
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
22 Oct 08
Sorry Vipul. Thanks for clarifying. And coming to resources we must have government and other private houses to sponsor those.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
I'm not into so much sports, I can play badminton and volleyball but not so good! But I like watching cricket when I was there. I can relate to sudoku a little bit and I don't wish to challenge you on that, lol! But for the last few weeks we been playing ten pin bowling and I actually beat James twice, lol.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
23 Oct 08
Ten pin bowling is actually great fun andyou beatJames That's grea!t Keep beating him.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
I will try my best to beat him just for you,
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
24 Oct 08
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
14 Oct 08
Hi Mou after job, No Supports during school and college it was playing cricket, hockey, some foot ball and basket ball, some swiming, In IUniveristy, it was cricket some time. And after job it was just watching, and after job, marriage and kids, its rare weatching or getting updates on match resukt on NET Indoor games were Tabble tennis, Carem Board, Monoply, Chess etc See how times change Take care
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
15 Oct 08
Oh yes it does! Chess is superb as well. I love it. I used to play Carrom as a kid but its been along long time since I last played.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
16 Oct 08
Yeah u r right, i feel same i mean ages since played most of game, now i often play tabble tennis. Take care and enjoy
@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
13 Oct 08
Cricket is my favourite sport, if you talk about outdoor activity. It is another matter that I do not get time to play it now, I just enjoy reading about it and watching the matches on TV or net. In indoor games, when I am at leisure, I love playing chess and can be very good at times. I remember once in office, I was up against the Champion of our office, who defeated me in the consecutive three games. I did not lose my heart, I played the fourth game and he was at the receiving end. I defeated him to his astonishment and he was not willing to believe that he actually lost the game to a youngester like me. That win will always be etched in my memory because I could get the better of a Champion player. BTW, I am not good at sudoku. Nice to know that you are the Champion. Nonetheless, you are a real champion in many other fields too.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
21 Oct 08
Chess is a wonderful game which makes us diligent and patient. It teaches us so many things and I am glad that you are a champion. I play it with my niece, she's is very good at it. I love Sudoku and as a child I used to play a lot of those Rubik's Cubes. Thanks.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
23 Oct 08
LOL! I am not champion in chess, I just enjoy playing it. It is really a very brain stroming game. Sudoko is also very engrossing, I've seen many solving it, while waiting for someone. Keep it up!!
@pryce_mbg (716)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
i love playing badminton and volleyball. i really like those games!
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
3 Nov 08
these are terrific games!
@williamjisir (22902)
• China
29 Oct 08
Hello dear mimpi. It is so good that you are good at a few sports, but I am sorry to say that I am only interested in playing pingpong. I am neither good nor poor at playing pingpong, but I do not play it very often as I don't have enough time for it. Happy playing the sports, mimpi.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
3 Nov 08
Pingpong is fun William and it helps in our promptness and agility to a great extent. I am glad that you like it.
@chiaeugene (2226)
• China
15 Oct 08
i played most sports during younger days. i was a cross country runner and my pet event is the 3000m steeplechase. i represented my country in regional games when i was a schoolboy. i loved soccer and basketball and my faviourite team is liverpool. i was good in playing as a winger due to my speed and stamina. i consider myself a good dribbler of the ball too. for indoor games, i am good in snooker and pool. played quite often as i was running a snooker saloon sometimes ago but stop doing so due to other committments.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
15 Oct 08
Great to know this! I get that you are a fit and healthy person, no way you cannot be. My friend is into marathoning and you can make out on loking at her, she's so fit and athletic! Smooker is cool as well. Keep it up!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
14 Oct 08
From fifth grade to high school, I was a part of my school's volleyball team. I was part of the "first six" of the team as they like to call those who get to start the game and get to play a lot of minutes. I always have fond memories of this sport even if our team lost a lot! I think we should start a Sudoku competition for myLotters who enjoy it as I've read several users challenging you to it. I am one of them too. There is a board game for Sudoku. I have one and Boyfriend and I played it a few times but we're more into doing the individual puzzles. And see who figures it out the fastest. I loooOoove Scrabble and any other word games you have out there (like Boggle and Bookworm). As a young child, I used to play it against my dad and other older relatives. I usually was picked to represent our class whenever there's a Scrabble competition within the school. Is trash talking (and taunting) during a game considered a sport? Because I am good at that!
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
15 Oct 08
Oh yes, it is. . At least that makes it more fun! More the yapping, more the taunting, more the lures more fun it is. It's good to know that you were good at volleyball. I could never play it for my height. Scrabble was my favorite and now it's sudoku all the way.
• United Kingdom
13 Oct 08
My sport is cycling! I am a regular cyclist but I don't participate in any cycling clubs or anything. I do like watching the Tour De France though, I watch it every year without fail. This is my one and only sport I guess. I'm not that keen on football and I did try a bit of the old sudoku but those numbers started making me feel dizzy! I watch the occasional golf on tv too, that's quite a peaceful sport I think! Andrew
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
15 Oct 08
Cycling is fantastic specially if your are health conscious. It helps in circulation of blood greatly. No wonder you are so fit. And Andrew, the numbers sometimes make me dizzy as well but then I try to round it off quick on those times.
@INGA832 (1114)
• Russian Federation
13 Oct 08
Since my school days I like playing basketball and volleyball. I also like swimming very much and went in for it for several years. But at the moment I have no time for it at all.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
15 Oct 08
Good to know this.
• United States
13 Oct 08
my sister does sudoku and kept telling me to try it, that it was fun. so i did. i even tried what were supposed to be very easy ones. man..i was not good at it lol! it always seemed like i would get almost halfway done and then bam!! one digit wrong and id have to be erasing a dozen moves back! started to drive me insane..so i just stopped trying sudoku lol!! hmm..now IF it was a sport, then my sport would be trivia! i love pop culture trivia!