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Old 10-18-2013, 07:13 AM
 
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I agree. It's boring.

Nothing happens 90% of the time.

How the hell are people calling basketball boring?

Every possession can create amazing plays. From Crossovers, passes, three pointers, lay ups, dunks, alley oops, field goals, fakes, blocks, steals, fast breaks, etc.

Baseball it's just. Strike, hit, foul, HR... and it takes 10 minutes to accomplish it.
Hard to take scoring seriously in a game where 100 points is the norm and so few teams play anything resembling tight defense. NBA deserves its reputation as "only worth watching for the last two minutes of the game."

I used to play. Was a decent passer and rebounder. I appreciate things like court vision and positioning - solid fundamentals stuff. Not a fan of the playground game focused on "Top 10 Dunks". That's for the kids.

 
Old 10-19-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Why Is Baseball So Much Better Than Football? by Thomas Boswell

Football, because of its self-importance, minimizes a sense of humor. Baseball cultivates one. Knowing you'll lose at least 60 games every season makes self-deprecation a survival tool. As Casey Stengel said to his barber, "Don't cut my throat. I may want to do that myself later."

Baseball nicknames go on forever - because we feel we know so many players intimately. Football monikers run out fast. We just don't know that many of them as people.

A typical baseball game has nine runs, more than 250 pitches and about 80 completed plays — hits, walks, outs — in 2 hours. A typical football game has about five touchdowns, a couple of field goals and fewer than 150 plays spread over three hours. Of those plays, perhaps 20 or 25 result in a gain or loss of more than 10 yards. Baseball has more scoring plays, more serious scoring threats and more meaningful action plays.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Hard to take scoring seriously in a game where 100 points is the norm and so few teams play anything resembling tight defense. NBA deserves its reputation as "only worth watching for the last two minutes of the game."

I used to play. Was a decent passer and rebounder. I appreciate things like court vision and positioning - solid fundamentals stuff. Not a fan of the playground game focused on "Top 10 Dunks". That's for the kids.
Yes, I much prefer NCAA basketball.

Baseball truly is the thinking man's game. Not for the instant gratification generation.
 
Old 10-23-2013, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hard to take scoring seriously in a game where 100 points is the norm and so few teams play anything resembling tight defense. NBA deserves its reputation as "only worth watching for the last two minutes of the game."

I used to play. Was a decent passer and rebounder. I appreciate things like court vision and positioning - solid fundamentals stuff. Not a fan of the playground game focused on "Top 10 Dunks". That's for the kids.
Yeah okay.

So fun watching a game where watching a guy miss hitting a ball 90 times is a great feat.
Or when there are no runs in the bottom of the 9th. The guy makes a run.
That's it. Nothing more. The game is won. Where is the excitement?
 
Old 10-23-2013, 10:36 PM
 
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After tonight, I'd say that the Cardinals are why baseball's boring -- and that's coming from a lifelong Cardinals fan. What a horrible, horrible performance.

Congrats, Red Sox: 2013 World Champions.
 
Old 10-24-2013, 07:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Yeah okay.

So fun watching a game where watching a guy miss hitting a ball 90 times is a great feat.
Or when there are no runs in the bottom of the 9th. The guy makes a run.
That's it. Nothing more. The game is won. Where is the excitement?
"The guy makes a run." On a scale of 1-10, your credibility is a 0.5. Don't comment on a sport you know NOTHING about
 
Old 10-29-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I know everything about baseball.

Have fun watching a game where 90% of the players stand around for 90% of the game.
 
Old 10-29-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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I think I'd rather look at a wall

India Vs Sri Lanka Cricket match clip2 - YouTube Maybe this would be more exciting.
 
Old 10-29-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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My wife who is foreign doesn't know anything about baseball and I have been trying to teach her during the world series but she thinks it is boring. last night bottom of the 9th I said to her "only 3 more outs and the sox win." 1 out 2 outs and the ball is hit to right field and caught, I clap and she is like "what just happened?" THE SOX WON! OH she said. I have been trying to get her into Patriots football so I think she is used to time running out in a game and doesn't get the concept that baseball can go on and on. Baseball can be a bit dull compared to football, fast paced hockey and basketball but baseball is a great game to watch and play in the heat of the Summer.
 
Old 10-29-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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I think I'd rather look at a wall
Two words. Tim McCarver.
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