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10-07-2008, 01:14 PM
Is anybody interested in sport, and what sport do you enjoy watching or participate in.

Sport i like to watch:
Soccer (Football for the Americans :D)
F1 Grand Prix

I play:

Note to one of the admins (you know who you are :D)
Drinking beer is NOT a sport :D:D:D

10-07-2008, 01:23 PM
My favorite sport to watch is professional bull riding. :o
I also like to watch boxing and football.

I like to play volleyball, and if they can be considered sports, fishing and target shooting (both guns and bows); though I've never competed in the last two.

Dalo Harkin
10-07-2008, 01:27 PM
I used to do Boxing and Rugby - serious injury stopped both :mad:
I now play golf :)

I dont like watching sport really - I watch some of the big events - world cup etc but thats about it.

10-07-2008, 02:01 PM
I don't watch much Sport,anymore as it's all about Egos,and big money.
Sport is so full of Drugs,and teams taking dives,and the like,I have lost interest.:)

10-07-2008, 02:45 PM
I don't watch much sport too. Perhaps, a Cricket, Carrom, Pool or Tennis championship might interest me. For playing, its just Cricket and Football. If you count messing with the computer a sport, then include that in the list too!

-- Goku

10-07-2008, 03:45 PM
I like Snooker, it's very...............relaxing.

10-07-2008, 03:56 PM
Yes. I like snooker too, and Pool (another version with only 9 balls) :)

Dalo Harkin
10-07-2008, 04:07 PM
Or 15 in our pubs :)

10-07-2008, 04:10 PM
You're right 15, i was thinking of billiards. :D

Pool is 15 balls. Sorry :p

Dalo Harkin
10-07-2008, 04:13 PM
lol - they do still have 9 ball so you were right :p

10-07-2008, 04:35 PM
Billiards has 3 balls Maynard

10-07-2008, 04:46 PM

Have a look here:

Wikipedia - Billiards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billiards)

That's only when you throw the neigbours cat with the balls :D:D

Dalo Harkin
10-07-2008, 05:26 PM
Billiards is basically the American version of our pool -
ours are red/yellow or blue/yellow (7 of each)
and the americans is spots and stripes. (9 ball is a different variation or spots and stripes)

thats my understanding and I hope I am right as I play both :o

10-07-2008, 06:17 PM

Have a look here:

Wikipedia - Billiards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billiards)

That's only when you throw the neigbours cat with the balls :D:D

English billiards

Main article: English billiards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_billiards)
Dating to approximately 1800, English billiards is a hybrid of carom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carom_billiards) and pocket billiards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocket_billiards) played on a 6-foot (1.8 m) by 12-foot (3.7 m) table. Like most carom games, it requires two cue balls (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_cue_sports_terms#Cue_ball) and a red object ball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_cue_sports_terms#Object_ball). The object of the game is to score either a fixed number of points, or score the most points within a set time frame, determined at the start of the game.
Points are awarded for:

Two-ball Cannons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_cue_sports_terms#Cannon): striking both the object ball and the other (opponent's) cue ball on the same shot (2 points)
Winning hazards: potting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_cue_sports_terms#Pot) the red ball (3 points); potting the other cue ball (2 points)
Losing hazards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_cue_sports_terms#Losing_hazard) (or "in-offs"): potting one's cue ball by cannoning off another ball (3 points if the red ball was hit first; 2 points if the other cue ball was hit first, or if the red and other cue ball were "split (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_cue_sports_terms#Split)", i.e. hit simultaneously).