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Title: Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: Yonkey on July 13, 2004, 07:40:35 PM
Zero: Well, I'm Canadian.  We have to like hockey by law.  :D
(I'm still surprised that Yonkey hasn't been fined yet :D)

I never said I didn't like hockey, I just said it doesn't interest me. :P I prefer sports on a more international scale (i.e. Olympics, World Series, World Cup, etc.) as opposed to regional or national.  8)
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Post by: zerogravityfire on July 13, 2004, 10:55:17 PM
Yeah I think I agree with you Yonkey, about sports being more interesting and fun on the international scene. But it is also fun when it starts to get closer to the end of the season and the stakes are higher.

I do think that actally playing sports is a WHOLE lot more fun than waching it. Especially volleyball....(maybe that could be anew thread....favourite pastimes of the KQ9 community?)
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Post by: J-ROC on July 14, 2004, 12:10:03 AM
I never said I didn't like hockey, I just said it doesn't interest me. :P I prefer sports on a more international scale (i.e. Olympics, World Series, World Cup, etc.) as opposed to regional or national.  8)
How the heck can you say that the "World Series" is more "international" than hockey?!  :o  It's baseball, only involves two teams from outside the US, and there aren't nearly as many nationalities playing baseball as there are hockey, either. (at least at the professional level)
Hockey also is an Olympic sport.

Man, if you don't like hockey, just say so.  ;P
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Post by: Jael on July 14, 2004, 12:18:53 AM
I never said I didn't like hockey, I just said it doesn't interest me. :P I prefer sports on a more international scale (i.e. Olympics, World Series, World Cup, etc.) as opposed to regional or national.  8)
How the heck can you say that the "World Series" is more "international" than hockey?!  :o  It's baseball, only involves two teams from outside the US, and there aren't nearly as many nationalities playing baseball as there are hockey, either. (at least at the professional level)
Hockey also is an Olympic sport.


Ah yes, I do enjoy the irony of the "World Series" :D

I don't mind some of Australia's specific sports (AFL, for example. GO THE LIONS!!), but damned if I can figure out the Australian obsession with cricket. I find it about as painless to watch as gouging my eyes out with a salad fork ;P.

The only other sporting event I REALLY like besides the AFL is the Olympics. Can't wait for them this year.
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Post by: Yonkey on July 14, 2004, 07:43:23 AM
Hockey also is an Olympic sport.

Man, if you don't like hockey, just say so.  ;P

Alright: I prefer Olympic Hockey to "regular" Hockey.  ;P
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Post by: Jeysie on July 14, 2004, 11:29:19 AM
I do think that actally playing sports is a WHOLE lot more fun than waching it. Especially volleyball...

AAAHHH! Volleyball is the spawn of pure evil. I owe many a gym class of pure torture to that damn sport. :P Every time I drive through Holyoke, I fantasize about enacting revenge for it being invented there. Then I remember that Holyoke has already turned itself into something of a hellhole, and I feel slightly better. ;P

Peace & Luv, Liz
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Post by: J-ROC on July 14, 2004, 12:36:47 PM
I loved volleyball before I jiggled when I jumped (read, got fat an out of shape).

I wasn't that bad at it either, but not great.  I did get a volleyball to the face once.  That ruined my day.
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Post by: zerogravityfire on July 14, 2004, 12:46:44 PM
I loved volleyball before I jiggled when I jumped (read, got fat an out of shape).

I wasn't that bad at it either, but not great.  I did get a volleyball to the face once.  That ruined my day.

I know! Doesn't that just sting like h**l?! I love doing that to others though... XD *drifts off thinking about all the times he has spiked people in the face and sighs contentedly*

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Post by: zerogravityfire on July 14, 2004, 12:48:30 PM
Oops.. forgot to write a pic text.. a friend of mine in Sweden returning ball at an island beachvolleyball tournament.
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Post by: Jeysie on July 14, 2004, 02:57:45 PM
I wasn't that bad at it either, but not great.  I did get a volleyball to the face once.  That ruined my day.
I know! Doesn't that just sting like h**l?! I love doing that to others though... XD *drifts off thinking about all the times he has spiked people in the face and sighs contentedly*

Graaaaah. Once the kids on the opposite team figured out that I would duck the ball every time (since my amount of hand-eye co-ordination is just about zero, and thus if I didn't duck I would likely always get smacked by the volleyball in some vulnerable body part) they spent every single gym class spiking and hitting the ball straight at me because they knew I couldn't return it. And then on top of that, my teammates yelled at me because I was making them lose. And the gym teacher yelled at me because they thought I was goofing off.

I hated gym class in general, but volleyball held a special spot of loathing for me. Every other gym class I would at least put my best effort forward (and still fail miserably, but at least I tried, even if my gym teachers were never convinced, the gits), but when we played volleyball I just sat it out. I tried explaining to them why, but they didn't like it and said they'd flunk me for the module. So I said, fine, flunk me, I don't give a s***.

Whoever came up with the idea of mandatory gym classes in schools should have unspeakable tortures heaped upon them. (Considering the amount of crap I went through, it would only be a fair return. And yes, I know, the person's likely long dead by now. I can still dream.)

OK, I'm done now. (puts the cap back on the can of worms ;) )

Peace & Luv, Liz
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Post by: zerogravityfire on July 14, 2004, 05:00:27 PM
Yeah volleyball is actually considered to be one the most difficult sports to master, so I empathize with you. *looking at Jeysie wishing he could make the painful memories go away*

So volleyball aside; what other sports can be found among the people of this forum? Soccer, fencing, biathlon, chess...? To make this relevant for this thread, post some pics of you doing whatever sports/activity you like or have been involved in.
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Post by: zerogravityfire on July 14, 2004, 05:07:15 PM
btw... Jeysie, just to let you know, I would never have done that to you, had I been in your school at the time. I only like to spike on the macho kids and the obnoxious ones. My favorite occasion with this was in Israel when I spiked a guy from their national youth team straight in the face! Oh Joyous occasion! That was really fun and after that I wasn't even depressed by the fact that we had to sleep on the beach that night.(kinda dangerous but what do you do when you are a poor traveler?)
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Post by: Jeysie on July 14, 2004, 05:24:03 PM
It's OK, Zero-G... I wasn't really ranting at you. Just that everybody has their buttons, and as bizarre as it sounds, volleyball is one of mine. ;P

As for relevancy... you can always start a new thread. Or wait until Yonkey gets on one of his thread-splitting jolly trips. ;)

(OK, it's mostly because I don't have any pics of me playing sports!)

Due to the aforementioned lack of hand-eye coordination, my list of sports I actually like is pretty small. (BTW, chess as a sport... interesting classification.)

Bowling: I'm definitely not great... I have around a 120 average in ten-pin... and I used to have around a 80 average in candlepin, but now that I'm used to ten-pin I totally suck at candlepin. Bleh. Still, while I'm not great at ten-pin, I'm good enough for it to usually be fun.

Archery: I can hit the target. Not necessarily anywhere approaching the bulls-eye, but I can at least hit the target. (As opposed to one poor soul in a gym class who accidentally totally missed and hit one of the stacked tumbling mats!) Haven't played this since high school, though.

Floor hockey: Probably the only sport I was anything approaching "good" at. I even impressed the kids who hated me at the time. I also "impressed" opposing team members to the point where I got slashed across the legs on two separate occasions by people I had pissed off by ruining their perfect shot. Can you say, "OW??!!"

I was by far the best at defense, although I could do passable wing in a total pinch. Wasn't very good at center or goalie. Haven't gotten to play this since middle school. I could have tried transferring my skills into field hockey (can't ice skate or blade very well, so roller or ice hockey is out), but such is life, I suppose. Besides, I'd hate wearing the skirts.

Edit: See, I was right about Yonkey. We <3 you hon!

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Hockey, Volleyball and other sports
Post by: zerogravityfire on July 14, 2004, 05:28:21 PM
FLOOR HOCKEY!! Now THERE'S a sport that's fun. I LUBBBBB it! I used to play quite a bit back when and didn't mind playing goalie either, although defense is more fun. It is such a fast sport! I guess I should post a pic of me doing something in this arena, soooo....

ok maybe later or tomorrow. :)
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Post by: Yonkey on July 14, 2004, 05:36:03 PM
Edit: See, I was right about Yonkey. We <3 you hon!

:P  I was gonna wait until someone posted a pic (since this was just split from the Silly Mug thread) or until someone asked for it.  Turns out both happened around the same time. XD
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Post by: J-ROC on July 14, 2004, 11:41:56 PM
Bowling: I'm definitely not great... I have around a 120 average in ten-pin... and I used to have around a 80 average in candlepin, but now that I'm used to ten-pin I totally suck at candlepin. Bleh. Still, while I'm not great at ten-pin, I'm good enough for it to usually be fun.

OMG I  ~L <3 V E~ BOWLING!!  I've only played 10 pin a couple of times, but I've gotten a 182 and a 177!!  As for candlepin, that's an eastern thing, I assure you.  But I might get an 80 in that.  Best was 104 a number of years ago now.

Floor hockey: Probably the only sport I was anything approaching "good" at. I even impressed the kids who hated me at the time. I also "impressed" opposing team members to the point where I got slashed across the legs on two separate occasions by people I had pissed off by ruining their perfect shot. Can you say, "OW??!!"

Never played a lot of floor hockey, per se.  Plenty of road hockey.  I was pretty good at being a goalie and aggressive at defence.  I wasn't that great elsewhere.  Just didn't have the shooting or stick handling skills.
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 14, 2004, 11:52:36 PM
Assuming we're talking about sports, that have to do with throwing/kicking/hitting around a ball/puck.

The only sports I'm even below average at, are football(american), basketball, and maybe ice-hockey.I've played hockey on rollerblades, and have skated on ice, so I'm hoping I understand the basic results(of me playing hockey on ice). I'm bad at football, but having a guy twice  my size(or at least it seems that way) trying to tackle/crush/mutilate me, gives me incentive to run very fast.
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Post by: Johnmichael on July 15, 2004, 03:54:56 AM
and there aren't nearly as many nationalities playing baseball as there are hockey, either. (at least at the professional level)
Hockey also is an Olympic sport.

Man, if you don't like hockey, just say so.  ;P

There are so many diffrent nationalites playing baseball hockey is mostly white, baseball is like everything any race you can think of has someone playing baseball in the majors.
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Post by: Say on July 15, 2004, 05:51:27 AM
you know the sport that I'm good at!? getting a pc monitor tan and being a workaholic coffee adict, go me go!
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Post by: zerogravityfire on July 15, 2004, 09:01:07 AM
Hear, hear!! !!!
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: Jeysie on July 15, 2004, 12:55:27 PM
Yes, but they're all still US citizens right now, aren't they? At the very least, they're playing for US-based teams. It's not the same as having a team from the US, a team of people currently residing in Canada, a team of people currently residing in England, etc.

Like the World Cup in soccer/football, for instance.

Peace & Luv, Liz
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Post by: Johnmichael on July 15, 2004, 01:00:51 PM
I get what your saying but i was disagreeing with James in the first place about more nationlities playing hockey than baseball, Hockey is mostly a America/canada/europe sport, baseball is a world sport everyone plays it.  I know the world series really isnt an internationl thing but i wasnt arguing that, just the fact that more nationalites play baseball than hockey.
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Post by: copycat on July 15, 2004, 03:44:06 PM
AAAHHH! Volleyball is the spawn of pure evil. I owe many a gym class of pure torture to that damn sport. :P
Once again, I find myself seconding Jeysie's statement. Yes, I also had many gym classes turned into volleyball practice because the weather was not good enough to go running. Those were our two choices that year: volleyball or running, both of which I suck(ed) at, BTW.

I'm relatively good at bowling, actually, my hand-eye coordination is not that bad. No hockey for me, wouldn't know where to go actually.

I also used to play badminton, be it not for competion. I never played in any competion. The closest I get to competition is when I bowl with some family, that's it.
Even longer ago, I played a bit of tennis, but nowadays, I'm only interested in the scores (thank you IBM(R) Real-Time Scoreboard) of the Belgians competing in the grand slams. Yes, I'm a number-cruncher. 8)
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Post by: B'rrr on July 15, 2004, 04:08:30 PM
sportzzzzzz!! I love it!!  :lovegoggles:

i like to:
-play soccer
-skate (on ice and on the road)
-play basketball
-run
-race bicycling(sp??  ;-D)
-play baseball
-play hockey
-lol, i forget a lot but those are the sports i practice reguarly (xcept baseball and hockey, haven't played them for a while)
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Post by: Johnmichael on July 15, 2004, 10:48:07 PM
You only have to prove your big in europe and america to be an olympic sport, also i was talking nationalities  on a professional level how many asian players in the NHL?
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Post by: J-ROC on July 15, 2004, 11:29:16 PM
I didn't realize having an Asian meant that you're more international.  And not having one only means they're not producing top quality players. (Japan's and China's national teams kinda suck)

But in reference to your question, I do not know.  I only know there's 19 different nationalities represented in the NHL.  And that regular season games are sometimes played in Asia.  Not pre-season or anything.  Regular season. (albeit, infrequently)

I am not prepared to sift through every roster list to find out if there are any.

You can at www.nhl.com if you so desire.
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Post by: Johnmichael on July 16, 2004, 05:42:32 AM
I was just using asia as an example, any minority would do.
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: J-ROC on July 16, 2004, 10:05:56 AM
Brazilian player on the Calgary Flames.  
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Post by: zerogravityfire on July 16, 2004, 12:14:57 PM
There are several ways to look at the greatness of a sport. There is the actual number and variety of global participants(professionally and recreationally), the amount of people that attend games and competitions and also  the amount of money a certain sport has a budget for, globally.

Everyone knows that football(or soccer for ye americans ;-D) is the biggest one all the way around. I'm almost certain that volleyball is #3 in the amount of people playing it, globally. Hockey, basketball are both way up there, certainly in the top 10.
I haven't been able to google up any official list yet, although I've tried. :(
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Post by: Johnmichael on July 16, 2004, 01:59:42 PM
Brazilian player on the Calgary Flames.  

I didnt know having one south american player in the whole league was a big deal.
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: Yonkey on July 16, 2004, 02:17:24 PM
Heh, maybe I should have mentioned this earlier.  I don't care about the races of people in professional sports.  

I like Olympic sports over all others because competition on an international level is much harder than on a regional or national one.  There's a lot more training, money, time and effort involved in getting an Olympic medal and the judging in events is far more objective because the judges themseves are international as well.  Also, I like cheering for Canada, despite USA winning most Olympic metals.  

Oh yeah, getting back to hockey James, I was really into the 2002 Winter Olympic gold-medal hockey match between US and Canada.... which Canada won!!!  WOOOOOO! XD  ;D
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Post by: Jeysie on July 16, 2004, 02:22:07 PM
One thing I also like about the Olympics is that it's not a competition done for money, it's done for the desire to be the best you can be at what you do.

(Yes, I know that Olympic success can sometimes bring financial success back home, but there's gotta be easier ways to get rich, if that's all you're interested in.)

Peace & Luv, Liz
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Post by: zerogravityfire on July 20, 2004, 07:14:04 AM
Gearing over to the Olympics; what's the favorite event and why? For me I think it might be beachvolleyball. I love volleyball and especially the beach variety, so I will try to follow that as much as possible, although I love soccer and table tennis as well.
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Post by: Jeysie on July 20, 2004, 07:52:56 AM
I'm big on the artistic sports... gymnastics, figure skating, diving, synchronized swimming, that sort of thing. Rhythmic Gymnastics is my favorite, although they never show much coverage of it here (prolly because the US is pretty second-rate in that sport), so I'll go with my second favorite, Women's Gymnastics.

Peace & Luv, Liz
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Post by: zerogravityfire on July 23, 2004, 08:34:50 AM
Man it was a close call for Greece! They almost botched it with the preparations for the Olympics. It could've gotten over to Sydney or Los angeles, had they not been able to meet the goals. But I think it'll be a good one. I'm hoping to get cable just for the Olympics and be home sick from work. !!!
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Post by: Jeysie on July 23, 2004, 08:40:37 AM
Are the Olympics over already, or have they yet to start? I never watch TV anymore (or get to read the newspaper, for that matter), so I'm waaaaay out of touch.

Peace & Luv, Liz
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Post by: J-ROC on July 23, 2004, 11:14:44 AM
They are yet to start.

They run from August 13th to the 29th.
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Post by: Jeysie on July 23, 2004, 11:27:02 AM
OK, cool. I had remembered the other day that, oh yeah, duh, this is a Summer Olympics year, and had been a little paranoid I missed out on watching them.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: zerogravityfire on July 30, 2004, 08:18:40 AM
I've been inlining to school everyday this week and my chin muscles and my calves are talking to me... fortunately I'm not listening. 8)

Greece won the European Cup in soccer which is a HUGE thing, since they haven't really made it to the group play before, and now they go and beat all the big countries. Amazing. I love that about sports where any small team or new individual has the chance to go and win the whole competition. Martial arts are sports like that and I love to watch the show part of those competitions. GREAT fun!!
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Post by: copycat on July 30, 2004, 05:36:14 PM
I've been inlining to school everyday this week and my chin muscles and my calves are talking to me... fortunately I'm not listening. 8)
How far do you have to inline?
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Post by: zerogravityfire on August 01, 2004, 10:23:20 PM
About 3 miles which isn't bad if it had been flat all the way.
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Post by: Jeysie on August 02, 2004, 08:39:32 AM
What is inclining? Bicycling, roller blading, or something else?

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: Yonkey on August 02, 2004, 01:04:25 PM
Inling is inline skating == rollerblading  ;D
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Post by: Jeysie on August 02, 2004, 01:17:58 PM
OK, I figured as much. :) I know roller blades are called inline skates... I'd just never heard anyone refer to using roller blades as "inlining". Maybe it's a regional thing... around here we call it "blading".

Roller blading to work? Pretty nifty!

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: copycat on August 02, 2004, 03:33:21 PM
I'd just never heard anyone refer to using roller blades as "inlining". Maybe it's a regional thing... around here we call it "blading".
We just call it "(inline) rollerskating" (ofcourse translated into its Flemish counterpart), AFAIK, but I've been of the rollerskating-scene for too long. :-X

About 3 miles which isn't bad if it had been flat all the way.
Depends on what you call 'flat' and what you don't.
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Post by: zerogravityfire on August 02, 2004, 03:42:29 PM
Inlining is the actual activity of skating on inlines. Roller blades is a brand name. It has become synonomous with inlines, but it is actually a brand of inlines. It's called inlines b/c the wheels are in a line rather than next to each other like in roller skates.

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Post by: Jeysie on August 02, 2004, 03:44:20 PM
That's probably why we call it "blading"... Americans associate everything with brand names. ;)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 02, 2004, 07:37:33 PM
In Arkansas, all sodas are called Cokes.
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: Yonkey on August 02, 2004, 07:48:30 PM
Even Pepsi?  XB
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Post by: Louisiana Night on August 02, 2004, 07:50:51 PM
ALL SODAS.
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Post by: Yonkey on August 02, 2004, 07:58:38 PM
Even Baking Soda?  :o

Oh, I guess it looks like Coke, so why not?  ;B
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: copycat on August 03, 2004, 02:55:34 PM
Roller blades is a brand name.
I've never known that, but overhere, almost all writing pens are either 'Bic' or 'Parker', two brand names. We also name our rain wear by brand name ('K-Way'), and I'm pretty sure there's some other things I can't think of right now.
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: zerogravityfire on August 05, 2004, 09:21:26 AM
I've been out running for a couple of weeks now every other day, and I hate running! Sure it feels good after but during?! It's boring, it hurts, it's boring! "Just think of something else, let your mind drift away and just pound that pavement" What a load of crock! My mind is busy trying to make my body go, when my body is screaming signals telling my mind to stop running.

...if I could just get a ball involved, that would change a lot of things....

Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: Jeysie on August 05, 2004, 10:28:45 AM
I love walking if it's to get somewhere... the city I grew up in was kind of small, so I got used to walking almost everywhere. But I find walking just for the sake of walking to be kind of boring. Unfortunately it's so hot and muggy right now that if I walked to work I'd be all sweaty all day... and after work I usually just want to be home, not taking the time to walk home. :P Of course, the other 3/4 of the year it's too cold to go for a walk!

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 06, 2004, 01:12:09 AM
So...

has this thread moved to non-ball/puck sports?
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: Yonkey on August 06, 2004, 10:51:49 AM
You're the one that brought it off topic, you tell us!  ;P
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Post by: copycat on August 06, 2004, 05:48:46 PM
...if I could just get a ball involved, that would change a lot of things....
If there was a ball involved, I'd get as far away from it as I could. A few weeks ago I was forced to participate into a football (soccer if you're American) game. Not to my surprise, my team lost and I was exhausted. Did I tell you a hate football/soccer yet?
Just walking is no problem, even at an average speed, all day if need to, but I haven't got the endurance to run very far. Neither do I have enough endurance to ride bikes up a hill with a long slope. As long as it's flat, I can ride upto 50 kms without serious repercussions.
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Post by: Louisiana Night on August 06, 2004, 11:56:11 PM
You're the one that brought it off topic, you tell us!  ;P

*looks at previous post*

Oh...  ;]

If we can go to non-ball/puck sports, I enjoy track, and almost any sport related to swimming.
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: copycat on August 07, 2004, 01:52:18 PM
If we can go to non-ball/puck sports, I enjoy track, and almost any sport related to swimming.
Due to the fact nobody could ever teach me a good swimming technique, I have to apply too much force when swimming and therefor won't get very far. So no water sports for me. :S
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Post by: Louisiana Night on August 07, 2004, 11:18:33 PM
I lived next to the Wachito River when I was growing up(I'll guess that it was a quarter mile away). I also took swimming lessons. There's one problem I haven't managed to overcome yet...

I sink like a rock  :(

*goes diving*
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: copycat on August 09, 2004, 03:05:14 PM
I also took swimming lessons. There's one problem I haven't managed to overcome yet...

I sink like a rock  :(

*goes diving*
I also took swimming lessons, but they didn't do much good. I can only swim that far, and that really isn't far. ;P
After that, I suffer from the same problem as you.
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Post by: Jeysie on August 09, 2004, 03:12:39 PM
I can freestyle and backstroke adequately... never could figure out the proper kick for breaststroke or butterfly, however.

As for sinking... the top half of me floats just fine (no comments from the peanut gallery!), but for some reason my legs always sink.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: copycat on August 10, 2004, 02:52:15 PM
I can freestyle and backstroke adequately... never could figure out the proper kick for breaststroke or butterfly, however.

As for sinking... [removed by CC] but for some reason my legs always sink.
Don't know what freestyle is, so no comment on that, however, I can crawl a bit, and breaststroke a bit less, the backstroke a bit better, no butterfly tho.
Absolutely no floating for me, and especially not my legs. So, in order to stay afloat completely, I have to start flapping my legs. :P But, when I flap my legs, I get tired, so, naturally, I can't stay afloat for long. :S
Title: Re:Hockey, Volleyball, and other sports
Post by: Jeysie on August 10, 2004, 04:06:07 PM
Sorry, I meant front crawl. Technically it's not synonymous with freestyle, but old usage tendencies die hard.

Peace & Luv, Liz