Society & Culture Things in life you just don't understand - Part 5

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Billy ray

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 10, 2013
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The Valley near the Alley
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Gold Coast
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Hell no
The State of Origin is probably the most watchable sporting event in the country.
I enjoy the build up. The passion both sides (players and supporters) show. But once the game starts, its just a bunch of guys running into eachother 5 times and kick. And a player only seems to het thru to make a run if a player on the defensive team is ball watching or gets faked out. Theyneed to watch the hips. Hips dont lie. Shakira was right.
Ive tried to get into it i really have, but to me there seems to be no game plan, not enough kicking or scoreboard pressure and its boring af.

But each to his own
 

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Pistol Night

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 3, 2019
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Collingwood
I enjoy the build up. The passion both sides (players and supporters) show. But once the game starts, its just a bunch of guys running into eachother 5 times and kick. And a player only seems to het thru to make a run if a player on the defensive team is ball watching or gets faked out. Theyneed to watch the hips. Hips dont lie. Shakira was right.
Ive tried to get into it i really have, but to me there seems to be no game plan, not enough kicking or scoreboard pressure and its boring af.

But each to his own
I used to watch it mainly just to see how long it took before they started clubbing the s**t out of each other
 

raskolnikov

Premium Platinum
Apr 1, 2002
33,498
30,073
Cap Coast
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Lions, Suns

Caesar

Ex-Huckleberry
Mar 3, 2005
28,353
14,191
Tombstone, AZ
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
I enjoy the build up. The passion both sides (players and supporters) show. But once the game starts, its just a bunch of guys running into eachother 5 times and kick. And a player only seems to het thru to make a run if a player on the defensive team is ball watching or gets faked out. Theyneed to watch the hips. Hips dont lie. Shakira was right.
Ive tried to get into it i really have, but to me there seems to be no game plan, not enough kicking or scoreboard pressure and its boring af.

But each to his own
the rugby codes are very tactical and it helps a lot if you grew up playing the game
 

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phantom13

Moderator
Sep 12, 2007
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I enjoy Union but League is so boring I can't watch ten seconds of it.
I’m the exact opposite, ive tried to watch Union and it just doesn’t make sense, you literally never have to give the ball up so why on earth would you kick it away all the time (I’m not looking for an answer and I know it’s something about territory that I don’t get it’s just not for me)

I love league and Afl and frankly every criticism of either from supporters of the other is pretty amusing. Sitting with a mate watching the storm a few weeks back then the afl after and his critique of AFL was just hilariously uninformed.
 

the_interloper

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 1, 2006
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20,238
Melbourne
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Richmond
I’m the exact opposite, ive tried to watch Union and it just doesn’t make sense, you literally never have to give the ball up so why on earth would you kick it away all the time (I’m not looking for an answer and I know it’s something about territory that I don’t get it’s just not for me)

I love league and Afl and frankly every criticism of either from supporters of the other is pretty amusing. Sitting with a mate watching the storm a few weeks back then the afl after and his critique of AFL was just hilariously uninformed.

I think it's safe to say if I grew up in New South I'd hate AFL too. I have a mate from Sydney, he's basically like me in every way except for our footy codes.
 

Gough

Moderator
Sep 29, 2006
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Hawthorn
We were a rugger family before footy. I've got photos of my dad outside Twickers protesting the 1970 Springbok tour.
 

Caesar

Ex-Huckleberry
Mar 3, 2005
28,353
14,191
Tombstone, AZ
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Western Bulldogs
I don't see too many tactics I must admit, a brutal war of attrition sure but I don't notice the dynamics of it.
A lot of it is about angles (in terms of kicking, running and off-the-ball positioning). Gaining territory is about creating space, and that means using field geometry and ball location to manoeuvre your players and those of the opposition to create exploitable gaps.

personally like craigos I prefer union by a large margin, but there is certainly something to be said for the faster and more open style of play engendered by having no rucks, no proper forward pack and four fewer players on the field
 

phantom13

Moderator
Sep 12, 2007
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St Kilda
League is all tactics. Set plays, wrap around passing, isolating defensive players.

I love AFL but it’s got nothing on League from a tactical point of view, it’s one of the reasons AFL is better to watch IMO, more fluidity and adaptation.

Both have nothing on US sports, bball and NFL.
 

Cuzz09

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 21, 2004
29,471
16,752
Adel - SA - Aust - Earth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Norwood & Liverpool.
Its too stop-start.

I always thought car racing shouldnt be classed as a sport but guess its own motorsport category technically.

Running/walking and swimming etc are probably the only true "sports" where equipment isnt involved



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phantom13

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Sep 12, 2007
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St Kilda
Its too stop-start.

I always thought car racing shouldnt be classed as a sport but guess its own motorsport category technically.

Running/walking and swimming etc are probably the only true "sports" where equipment isnt involved



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Running and swimming absolutely have equipment and it’s regulated.

Swimming had to outlaw certain types of suits and Kipchoges sub 2 hour marathon was run in “illegal” shoes.
 

Forward Press

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Jul 5, 2011
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Perth
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West Coast
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Man Utd
Yeah I don't think looking at equipment involved is a valid or definitive criteria.

Sailing requires equipment most of us cannot afford and not many would argue it's not a sport. Tag involves no equipment at all, but not many would argue it's a sport.

Chess?
Horse racing?
Hopscotch?
E-sports?

Just curious as to what the people of BigFooty would classify the above...
 

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