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Old 05-31-2006, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default Sport people play

I tried to get this started - a while ago. what sort of sport to people play around the world
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I dont mean sport we watch on the TV
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Old 05-31-2006, 02:44 PM   #2
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Gave up skiing when I moved to England. London, where I lived for the first 10 years is too flat and doesn't get any proper snow.

Bandy is another winter sport that I had to stop playing. If you live outside the Scandinavian countries or Russia, chances are that you have no idea what that is!

I believe it was introduced in North America, but I suspect very few know about it.

It's like a mixture of icehockey and that kind of hockey that's played without ice...

These days I play a bit of golf, I'm totally useless but kind of enjoy it anyway.

   
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:21 AM   #3
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Bandy - what a great name - I keep getting injured at golf and could never get below 12.
When i play know I just remember people I play with and what has happended - never the score
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WE havent had any real snow for a few years now
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I asked a Norwegian friend what people there did all summer when the sun never set. "We go fishing and we make love."
Sounds pretty fair, I said. What about winter time when the sun never rises?
"Same, except we don't fish!"
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These days I play a bit of golf, I'm totally useless but kind of enjoy it anyway.
In the UK we have a golf convention called 'Taking a Mulligan' which means that you are going to repeat that shot because the previous shot went wrong. You are alowed a fixed number of Mulligans per round.

I am a member of the 140 club, which means that I would like to get round in 140 but am not too bothered if I don't make it.

   
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At a pub near Gatwick they have an event each year to play marbles. The skill of the experts is quite amazing.

   
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dont the Americans play games then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-02-2006, 11:30 AM   #8
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dont the Americans play games then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, there is baseball. We do not follow it, but if you know Judy Russell (sometimes visits here), she is a serious fan of the New York Yankees.

And then there is our football; it dominates sports on TV and has many passionate fans.

Basketball is also popular; lately the women’s teams have been more interesting than the men’s.

And hockey, of course. And tennis and golf both have an avid following (ever hear of Tiger Woods? even I know that name).

School kids play soccer, as well as basketball and football.

Individuals play golf, tennis, go boating or sailing. A few still bowl (at a bowling alley). And I hear there is a minor resurgence of bocci.

Is that enough? <g>

   
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:32 PM   #9
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By football - u dont mean soccer
and hockey - u dont mean field hockey

when u were a kid did u not play Jacks - or other games
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I'm seriously into dressage, although I don't ride competitively any more, and haven't ridden at all for quite a few years. Although I still have my saddle, being the eternal optimist.

   
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