Whats your fav sport to watch

Whats your fav sport to watch, AFL, NRL, football etc

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  • AFL. Closely followed by NBA then Cricket

  • +8 votes

    F1, although it's losing it's appeal for me lately… still my most (only in-fact) watched sport.

    • I've been an F1 fan for the last 10 years but I can't honestly say that it's my favourite sport to watch, nor that I even enjoy watching Grands Prix lately.

      The appeal for me had always drawn from the technology; and the drama within, between and surrounding the teams. But the racing seemed exciting from 2006–2010 too. Now it's a tire management contest snorefest. Formula 1 peaked in 2007 for me.

  • F1, but thanks to Foxtel now taking most of the rights, I have to download the race the next day :-(

    • Where do you download it from?? I loved relaxing at around midnight with a beer to the European ones

    • +1 vote

      Agreed. They are making it difficult for me to even watch the races. Given that I don't watch other sports, Fox would be a complete waste for me. It's acestream links via reddit but that can be quite hit and miss. They are rather successfully alienating their fans.

  • NBA. Playoff time happening now!

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    WRC

  • F1, foxtel coverage is amazing

  • NBA all the way…NFL, F1, AFL, Cricket

  • Sepak Takraw

  • NASCAR

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      why the neg

      • +3 votes

        These discussions about NASCAR just go 'round in circles ;) Not worth a neg though! I'll vote up both back up

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          I don't know much about NASCAR except that I used to play it at the arcade

        • Thanks wasabinator…dunno why people neg for no reason.

    • I agree.

      It's really hard to not be a fan of a series where everyone drives the same car size gokart around a track that anyone can race on. That makes the racing exceptionally exciting.

  • NBA, NRL, Cricket. Then AFl for the beers live at the G, soccer only when it is a big match, Union only when Wallabies are playing, F1 I will keep an eye on but hardly watch except live at Albert Park.

    I am someone who likes all sport. I understand the rules of every sport and enjoy the skill, but these are the main ones I watch.

  • Question time on abc

    • You most certainly couldn't get more enraged than watching that "sport". The participants do get a bit feral too…

  • MotoGP, Cricket

  • NBA > F1

  • NBA highlights on youtube

  • F1 yawn ——— Motogp-2-3 MXGP ,MX2 - AMA mx nationals

    • Ah the bogan arts. Seriosuly though, I try and watch MotoGP, but just cant get into it. It ticks me off every time the commentators call a rider a 7 times world champion, refering to moto 2 and 3. You never hear Martin Brundle saying that gp2, FR3.5 and F3 champions are multiple world champions. It's bloody stupid.

  • AFL west coast eagles
    T20 cricket Perth Scorchers.

  • Brazzers

  • Hockey

  • Gymnastics, bodybuilding, strongman and MMA are hard to split for me.

  • Soccer (or football); especially EPL. COYG!

  • Curling, Oil Wrestling, Chess Boxing <— These are on euro sports on Fox

    Extreme Ironing <—- ESPN

    • Someone should bikini mud wrestling as an Olympic Sport. Imagine the revenue that would increase as a result of that..

      • The Olympics really isn't about sport these days it's about everything else. They're not about having a good time either.

        So the mud wrestling would unfortunately be out. On the plus side let us hope that MMA doesn't make it into the Olympics. You probably won't understand why until you watch any other martial arts in the Olympics.

  • +5 votes

    DOTA 2

  • English Premier League Football - Nothing compares!

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    Go (Baduk)

  • E-Sports :o

  • Three letters, beginning with "S"

  • AFL then cricket.

  • F1, AFL, EPL, NBA, Tennis, A-League, NFL, Baseball, Cricket

  • NFL and AFL. NHL/NBA would be clearly followed, but it's a full time job trying to keep up with them both and their ridiculous schedules.

  • I used to have a fixation with Mixed Martial Arts during the PRIDE era (introduced to me via my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school) before the oversaturated, over-commericalised, heavily drama-based UFC became the top dog promotion and comprehensively destroyed the sport's integrity, the draw of stylistic matchups and the purity of the various disciplines.

    Along with favouring juiced-up, weight-cutting American wrestlers with its restrictive rules and stupendous athletic commission judges and deliberating giving title fights to or fast-tracking loudmouth Prima Donnas spouting WWE-worthy trash talk as opposed to fighters who actually earned it.

    It's amazing how fast a sport was born, monetized, dumb-downed and reduced to a reality TV charade in just under a decade, by some Las Vegas bookies/con men and a shaved-head, chunky golfer with a serious Napoleon complex.

    The fights I skim-watch these days, every couple of months, either looked rigged to high hell or absolutely predictable to high hell. The gap in the talent pool between the title holder/#1 contender versus the rest of the guys is big enough to send an oil tanker through. That and they've now effectively legalised PEDs with the widespread use of doctor-prescribed TRT; yet no one ever questions why so many top-level athletes have the hormone function of 80-year old eunuchs.

    Then again, Pro Combat Sports have had a strong tradition of fixing fights and odds-making since Jake LaMotta took dives on mob orders in the 1940s and the infamous Ali/Liston fight, so I shouldn't be surprised but it's amazing how quickly and ferociously the sport of MMA was infiltrated by the same cast of characters and organisations who long ago turned boxing into a laugh stock and a money-making machine.

    • In most cases, the title challenger is the worthy contender for the fight. Sometimes they will let a trash talker skip a few people in the line (McGregor) but I understand they are trying to balance business and entertainment. It's a lot more organised than boxing. You can't run away from fights in the UFC.

      What do you mean they've legalised PEDs? They're by far the most active organisation out there to ban PEDs. Just a few days ago NAC released a more structured system to punish fighters who take PEDs. I think a person's 1st offence will now be a 3 year automatic ban.

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      Tier 4: Anabolic steroids (includes Testosterone, HGH)

      1st offense: 36-month suspension, fine of 50-75% of fighter's purse
      2nd offense: 48-month suspension, fine of 75-100% of fighter's purse
      3rd offense: Lifetime suspension, fine of 100% of fighter's purse

      • @ BlazinPast

        You are confusing state and national athletic commissions (the people who license fighters, who doggedly enforce and test any athletes as best they can), with the promoters and promotions in MMA like the UFC. The UFC has a long and ugly record of re-hiring and promoting known drug cheats, as well as failing to drug test their fighters in a handful of US states all together, as well as not even testing them randomly for any of their events outside the US. The problem is so bad, their P4P best ever fighter, GSP, wont even come back to defend his belt until they implement full in & out of comp testing in alignment with full WADA protocols - something that all major sports in the US and worldwide already do (including Boxing).

        The UFC is also a complete joke in terms of organisation & credibility, especially compared to sports like boxing. Also, not only do the UFC fighters run away from fights & refuse to take match-up's not beneficial to their status, they literally run away from the drug testers too (Wand Silva & Bones Jones for example - who both literally fled on foot to escape drug testers who arrived without notice at their gym's for surprise testing).

        Amar89 is also correct re- the doctor prescribed use of TRT. the UFC have their own personal office of preferred doctors who they fly the fighters too in Dallas & San Antonio, to receive TRT treatments. Fighters like Rich Franklin, Rampage Jackson, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson and a host of others have all being using TRT under the guise of injury treatment for years and years now. It only even ever came out publicly because Alistair Overeem tested high to a prescribed dose & the doctors were forced to testify under oath why they were even treating the fighters at all, as they were GP's had absolutely no specilised skills or experience in the field of endocrinology.

        • You are confusing state and national athletic commissions (the people who license fighters, who doggedly enforce and test any athletes as best they can)

          What?

          The UFC has a long and ugly record of re-hiring and promoting known drug cheats

          They re-hire them after they've served their suspension. If they've done their 1 year time-out, what's the issue?

          as well as failing to drug test their fighters in a handful of US states all together

          Every fighter no matter where in the world is tested pre and post fight

          as well as not even testing them randomly for any of their events outside the US.

          Well that's true they don't test fighters randomly as often outside US because there is usually no commissions in countries like China. I don't understand anyway how that makes UFC a bad sport if they are unable to test randomly outside US? It's extremely rare for boxing to have random blood tests. Only scenario I've heard of was Mayweather pushing for it in his last fight.

          P4P best ever fighter, GSP, wont even come back to defend his belt until they implement full in & out of comp testing in alignment with full WADA protocols - something that all major sports in the US and worldwide already do (including Boxing).

          GSP doesn't have a belt to defend.. There are no professional North American sports leagues that have become a WADA code signatory. You couldn't have been more wrong about that…

          The UFC is also a complete joke in terms of organisation & credibility, especially compared to sports like boxing. Also, not only do the UFC fighters run away from fights & refuse to take match-up's not beneficial to their status

          ?? UFC is leagues above in terms of organisation than boxing. What fight did the UFC miss out on? I could list 20 fights in boxing that never happened despite the fighters being in the same weight class.

          they literally run away from the drug testers too (Wand Silva & Bones Jones for example - who both literally fled on foot to escape drug testers who arrived without notice at their gym's for surprise testing).

          When did Jon Jones run from a drug test? What are you talking about? Yes, Wandy ran but he got a LIFETIME ban for it. Seriously, what are you even talking about?

          Amar89 is also correct re- the doctor prescribed use of TRT. the UFC have their own personal office of preferred doctors who they fly the fighters too in Dallas & San Antonio, to receive TRT treatments.

          That was ages ago dude. TRT is now banned, there is no one on TRT in the UFC.

          Fighters like Rich Franklin, Rampage Jackson, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson and a host of others have all being using TRT under the guise of injury treatment for years and years now.

          Yes, and now they can't. So what are you exactly upset about? They realised people were abusing it and cut it out.

          Honestly, I haven't read such a misinformed post about UFC like yours in a very long time. UFC does have it's issues but your 2 year outdated MMA views include none of them.

        • +1 vote

          @BlazinPast:
          TLDR - F1 is good

        • @BlazinPast:

          Every fighter no matter where in the world is tested pre and post fight

          LOL, what universe are you living in mate? You just keep digging that hole of stupid deeper & deeper every time you post.

          http://mmajunkie.com/2015/05/no-drug-tests-for-thiago-alves-...

    • +2 votes

      You're wearing some heavily rose tinted glasses if you think PRIDE was less commercialised, had more integrity and did more to weed out juiced up competitors than the UFC.

      PRIDE is known to have never tested for drugs and letting their fighters know they wouldn't test for them, they seriously promoted freak fights and fighters that were less about the competition than the entertainment, tournament draws that were blatant attempts to get fighters in the finals (they wouldn't even show how someone could progress to the final, they'd pick the match ups as the tournament progressed), they had Yakuza links and there are stories of both kidnapping and intimidation of fighters/managers (this was the reason their TV station dropped them and they had to sell their contracts to the UFC), it's known that some of their fights were fixed and so on.

      The UFC has a bunch of problems. PEDs are one of them. Legal TRT isn't a thing any more and hasn't been for a year or so but it sure as hell was a problem.

      PRIDE was great. But to look back fondly on PRIDE as this paragon of MMA compared to UFC is just ridiculous. PRIDE had all the problems UFC has but they were much bigger problems in PRIDE.

      • Thanks for that I was just going to make all those points pretty much.

        Like seriously he/she says ALL OF THIS about UFC and then …

        …they carry on about PRIDE being the "good old days"? Bahaha, jeezus…

        OOookay.

      • Certain substances like steroids & a few diuretic's weren't tested for in Pride, as they are not illegal substances to have or use in Japan. They aren't tested for or illegal to use in any form of amateur or pro sports in Japan (and most of Asia for that matter).

        If you tested positive to weed, cocaine or other class 1 -3 drugs in Pride though, you copped a straight up 50% fine to your pay. Sean Sherk, Nick Diaz and Rampage (along with others) complained pretty bitterly about that in the past. Pride allowed TUE's for TRT usage, but only if the fighter had an exemption signed off by an Endocrinologist and an independent doctor - which only BigFoot and Dan Henderson were granted, in the history of the PrideFC's existence.

        • -1 vote

          Yeah, pretty much every drug but the recreational ones was par for the course and not tested for.

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    Super v8s but only the big races now this past season.

    F1 when I can, and wrc when I have time.

    I have watched a few races of moto gp but couldn't get into it.
    Watched isle of man race though.

    NASCAR is pretty good but to me it's what super v8s use to be like, the feel of the race that is.

  • Pro-level Super Smash Bros.

  • Live? AFL for me.

  • Tennis, though the clay courts we're at right now is a lowlight of the season for me.

    • Let me guess. A Federer fan?

      • No at all. Djokovic fanboi here. Also like Isner - his gangly frame reminds me of me. And as much as I dislike them, Stepanek and Paes bring something to tennis and get me watching. The players you love to hate. Props to Stepanek too for punching six classes above his weight with women.

        Clay courts are a lowlight for me as they reward defensive behaviour. The winning strategy is sit back and hit loopy topspin. If a player is foolish enough to approach the net behind anything that wouldn't have been a winner on any other surface, the opponent enjoys an extra second to set up a passing shot or lob and in the case of the latter, run back and hit loopy topspin again. Throw in an occasional drop shot so the crowd doesn't fall into a coma.

        I can appreciate the skill here and have no problem watching a Nadal-Ferrer slugfest on clay. Simply prefer watching the quicker surfaces.

  • Football. Proper football, not American, not Aussie, English football :)

  • AFL, Cricket, NBA

  • NBA. playoff basketball is amazing