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Most boring sport to cover

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Beef03, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    I stand corrected. I knew it wasn't cow cutting, though. Good catch.
  2. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Yep, I mentioned it a little before. Probably on page 2. But yea, it was pretty bad. Luckily, it usually only got covered once during the regular season and the state finals if they made it.
  3. sartrean

    sartrean Member

    Man, you said it, brother.

    There are no discernible plays. Its run around while three guys on one team do everything, and two or three guys do everything on the other team.

    The girls are worse.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Hey, what I saw, the goofballs doing it called it cow cutting. I guess they were as clueless about their own competition as I was.

    Then again, what I really called it was a ridiculous waste of time.
  5. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    I'm with BYH, although I understand higher level field hockey on astroturf is a much faster and better game. On an uneven field with high school girls though, it can be really slow, it usually is low scoring, and the whistles are plentiful.
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    As I clarified later, it's not the worst thing to cover, but it ain't great either.
  7. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    You notice that every time somebody mentions field hockey as being the worst to cover, it comes with the allowance: "As far as I can tell," or "Why don't they do this..."

    Field hockey was a bore for me when I covered it. This year, one of my oldest friends has a daughter who's becoming one of the top prospects on the East coast as a junior, and I've hit a couple of her games.

    When you see GOOD field hockey, and when you start to understand what makes an outstanding player and what makes an average player, and when you pick up just enough of the rules to understand 57 percent of the whistles, it's actually a pretty interesting sport. AND ... field hockey on artificial turf is a completely different game from field hockey on grass. Field hockey on turf is more like ice hockey, with the sharp passing and stops.


    The worst? High school swimming. No ifs, ands or buts. Come in out of 20-degree weather outside into a natatorium that's heated around 85 degrees ... the parents are the WORST ... and how many different things can a swimmer SAY about a race?
  8. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    How bout a 49-3 first-round playoff game tonight.

    I gave up on taking notes just after halftime and just tracked stats and the scoring plays the rest of the way.
  9. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    My definition of field hockey...

    You take ice hockey... take out the great speed, take out the body checks against the boards, take out the backhand passes, take out the booming slap shots, take out the joy...

    what you are left with is field hockey.
  10. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    As far as cutting horse competitions go, don't ever go to work for Morris Communications. Billy Morris is into it BIG TIME and hosts one of the major events in Augusta.

    I probably wouldn't have mided so much had the EE of the Morris paper I spent five years at not also been unnaturally enamored of this "sport."

    When she found out I'd majored in agriculture and knew which end of the horse you put the bridle on, I immediately became the staff member she called whenever she wanted to get coverage for an event.

    There are other reasons I don't miss that place, but that's a big one.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Bad girls basketball, played poorly.
  12. Moondoggy

    Moondoggy Member

    I had to cover a polo match (game? whatever?) once.

    That sucked.
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