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11. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Raven

i'd probably pick basketball if i had to but i prefer to play then watch,.......

but hey do you like any Irish sports ??? Hurling or Gaelic ??

I don't even know what Hurling is. And I've got a grudge against Gaelic because when I arrived in Dublin I couldn't find a hotel room anywhere because there was some big Gaelic championship match going on, who knew . After wasting a lot of time trying to find a free room I was forced to get a room with 3 beds (and pay for it). It was kind of fun, though, to watch all the crazy, routy fans partying all over the place with their team's jerseys, etc.. (seems that they take it all pretty serious over there).

12. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

PFFFT. None of the above... it's hockey all the way

13. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

[I don't even know what Hurling is. And I've got a grudge against Gaelic because when I arrived in Dublin I couldn't find a hotel room anywhere because there was some big Gaelic championship match going on, who knew . After wasting a lot of time trying to find a free room I was forced to get a room with 3 beds (and pay for it). It was kind of fun, though, to watch all the crazy, routy fans partying all over the place with their team's jerseys, etc.. (seems that they take it all pretty serious over there).

In easy terms Hurling is a stick and ball game, the wooden stick being a Hurley, similar to a hockey stick except the end of it has a larger circle on the end, the ball is a sloithar, made out of leather and very hard, the game is quite a quick action packed one, brilliant to play if not a bit dangerous,

to read more about it check out -

http://www.gaa.ie/page/all_about_hurling.html

both hurling and gaelic are taken seriously by some but also with a pinch of salt, you won't find many rows, just people enjoying a good time (and normally a great pint !), last time i was at a match my team lost but the other side was just so good we all stood up and gave them a standing ovation, its a skilled game and you have to respect their talent !

The partying after the games are brilliant !! Can last for days in some ares...

14. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Brendan,
I like the Olympic versions of the games more than the franchise versions. They seem more intense.

I agree with you with both my hands and legs up onto the air!!! I remember Motor-cycling, NBA, WWF used to be so popular in Malaysia until We have our F1 Circuit and things change that rapid! Now F1 is hot as well as English League/EURO CUP (I am not a football fans but I enjoyed watching the EURO cup last year... I love those so-called traditional/veteran strong teams to get defeated!!! It brings a new mind-provoking to re-conceptualise our mostly typical and rigid idealogy!!! Many good and critism articles and reviews were churned out after the match that : it's an era about teamwork NOT one-man show!!!

Daveh,
Can't say i'm particularly keen on any of them, used to play basketball as a kid though. I think one thing that baffles most of us is that when a team in the US wins the national league - commentators generally describe them as world champions. Do they not realise the world is bigger than the US!!!! And do the supporters see their team as world champions because they win the league??

I love the way daveh expresses his opinions. We are on the same boat!!!

15. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

But Travel100, out of these 3 sports, I would rather choose NBA. I don't see (latest statistic shows many Malaysians switched their attention to soccer and F1) any new or remained NBA players would be as influencial as Michael Jordan anymore. A legend couldn't be substituted, right?
American Football and Baseball are very 'low-profile' in my country (don't talk even about ice-skating and ice-hockey); Rugby, diving and cricket and extreme-sports are even more popular!

16. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Delthefunk

PFFFT. None of the above... it's hockey all the way

Sorry Kevin, Had to leave your sport out because of the strike! Philadelphia is a big hockey city and there are a lot of sad hockey fans around here.

17. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

But Travel100, out of these 3 sports, I would rather choose NBA. I don't see (latest statistic shows many Malaysians switched their attention to soccer and F1) any new or remained NBA players would be as influencial as Michael Jordan anymore. A legend couldn't be substituted, right?
American Football and Baseball are very 'low-profile' in my country (don't talk even about ice-skating and ice-hockey); Rugby, diving and cricket and extreme-sports are even more popular!

Hi cikusang,

The NBA is definitely my favorite! I find baseball incredibly boring. I also enjoy watching the Olympics (especially the female gymnastics).

You are certainly right, noone is going to replace Michael Jordan! Here's an "inside tip" about a new young player who will be Great (the closest thing to the next Michael Jordan): Lebron James. This way, when he also becomes a legend, you can tell your friends over there that you knew about him when he was a youngster (he's only 20 years old and already one of the best in the NBA).

18. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Lebron is definitely looking like a very promising 'new' MJ.... it's a shame the Cavaliers lost out on the last day to get into the playoffs. It would have been great to see him play there and see how he steps it up... Oh well, he's still young and by bbal standards he certainly has at least another 5 years to go till he hits his prime !

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