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#1 griz145389

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:00 PM

Have you ever met a man who does not like any sport? I had been under the impression that liking some sport was as natural as breathing to men. I was talking with my sister and brother in law today. I really don't know the guy too well, so I thought I would bring up the start of the football season, which is a fairly safe topic. The conversation went as follows. griz145389: So Chad, since you were raised in Kansas, are you a Chiefs' fan? brother in law: :kicksrock: sister: Chad doesn't really like football. griz145389: Oh, do you like basketball or baseball better? brother in law: Not really griz145389: hockey? brother in law: no griz145389: Do you like any sports? brother in law: No, I don't understand why people like watching men wrestling and running around. griz145389: :unsure: I would assume that this has to be pretty rare.



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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:08 PM

I know one. But he's gay.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:12 PM

I have one friend like that. He watches a lot of porn though

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:16 PM

My best GB. Not gay.

I would talk about Tim Tebow's package.


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:22 PM

Have lived in Portland, OR for 5 years and have met at least half a dozen of them. A slogan out here is 'Keep Portland Weird' and I guess that's how some try to achieve that. And of course my wife always seems to meet and become friends with the women who are with these guys so I get stuck hanging out with them and trying to have a conversation.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:35 PM

I know one. But he's gay.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:38 PM

I know a couple guys. Neither are guy

i understand that marriage opens the secks floodgates and i will be awash in sweet whoopie for the rest of my days.


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:38 PM

I have one friend like that. He watches a lot of porn though

Is he gay?

i understand that marriage opens the secks floodgates and i will be awash in sweet whoopie for the rest of my days.


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:40 PM

I do have a friend that doesn't like sports, loves showtunes, most of the males in his family are gay, but he is as straight as they come Sometimes you just never know
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:42 PM

I do have a friend that doesn't like sports, loves showtunes, most of the males in his family are gay, but he is as straight as they come Sometimes you just never know

That is weird

i understand that marriage opens the secks floodgates and i will be awash in sweet whoopie for the rest of my days.


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:45 PM

Oh yeah, one other guy I knew doesn't like sports. He's gay.

I would talk about Tim Tebow's package.


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:47 PM

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:50 PM

Several who don't like really any sports, and many more who really only like football. Some of them are gay, some of them are drunks and some of them are just boring.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:53 PM

My best friend for the last 40 yrs has never watched a sporting event that his kids werent involved with in all the time i've known him. Stranger still, my father was a middle guard for the University of Vermont fb team (his frat bros talked him into it cuz he was a big guy) in the 50s but i've never seen him watch a sports broadcast of his own volition. Got my sports jones from my mother & her family.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:02 PM

My brother...he's gay.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:06 PM

One of my best friends. Lives in Portland, loves photography, hiking, international travel and writing. Doesn't give two poops about sports. Has a lovely wife and son. :nobeard:

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 04:31 AM

:yes: quite a few, not gay or at least not out of the closet. It seems to me this is more common among the higher educated. Plenty of highly educated people love sports, but it just seems more of them would rather read or discuss Greek philosophy, literature, etc.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 04:33 AM

One of my best friends. Lives in Portland, loves photography, hiking, international travel and writing. Doesn't give two poops about sports. Has a lovely wife and son. :nobeard:

FWIW, I understand guys like this better than those who do nothing but watch sports on TV. I have a few old friends who will watch everything remotely resembling a sport - bowling, golf, poker, badminton, NASCAR, etc. I find them much more boring than the guys who are into actually, you know, doing stuff.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:20 AM

My brother-in-law doesn't care for organized sports. He thinks it's stupid sitting and watching other men play games. He does, however, have his own airplane he flies and boat he drives. He skis, scuba dives, hunts, fishes, hikes, rappels and the like.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:26 AM

My brother-in-law doesn't care for organized sports. He thinks it's stupid sitting and watching other men play games. He does, however, have his own airplane he flies and boat he drives. He skis, scuba dives, hunts, fishes, hikes, rappels and the like.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:27 AM

My dad and my brother have no interest in sports whatsoever. You might as well try to start a conversation about string theory. The old man was the starting QB in high school. Decent golfer when he was younger, mid-70s on a good day, usually shot around 80. Loves boating, has owned several between 30 and 48 feet since the late 60s. Enjoys staying informed about current business and political news, manages his own investments. Just doesn't get it when it comes to sports. Older brother was a scratch golfer at 14, won a closet full of trophies winning amateur tournaments. Loves to hunt and fish. Does not watch any sports except F-1 racing (he's a sports car collector). They're weird. And possibly gay. NTTAWWT. But there is something wrong with a American male who doesn't love sports. ETA: As a concession to me, they do try to keep up on how bad the Lions are doing, so that on Thanksgiving Day they can at least have a 30 second conversation with me about them. I appreciate the effort.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:54 AM

I know only a few and yes i think its very weird.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:01 AM

My brother-in-law doesn't care for organized sports. He thinks it's stupid sitting and watching other men play games. He does, however, have his own airplane he flies and boat he drives. He skis, scuba dives, hunts, fishes, hikes, rappels and the like.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:04 AM

Good friend of mine doesn't like any sports. Doesn't watch 'em. Doesn't play 'em. Damn shame.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:15 AM

I know a guy just like Chad in the original post. He's really quiet and shy, and his wife answers for him on occasion. One time the family and I were at his house. I forget what was going down, but at one point he says to his wife "Ok I'll just stand here and you just tell me when you need me to do something". He has zero interest in any sports. It's hard to even talk to the guy.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:19 AM

My college roommate is not a sports guy. He was a musician (drummer) and was into comics. Big movie buff. But he just wasn't the athletic type at all. (when we first got to college, we had a flag football game against another dorm as an ice breaker. Everyone was kinda forced to play at the start and then only the athletic guys finished up. He might have been the worst on he field out of 60+ guys. Just had no clue what he was going. ) I watch a ton of sports, so he was certainly exposed to it for the 3 years we lived together. It just wasn't his thing. Not gay. My youngest brother doesn't watch sports at all either. He's a senior in HS. Played a ton of sports growing up. (right now, he's a potential D1 lacrosse player). But he just has zero interest to sit down and watch a game. Loves to play lacrosse, basketball, soccer and football, but can't watch them on TV.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:21 AM

I know a guy just like Chad in the original post.

He's really quiet and shy, and his wife answers for him on occasion. One time the family and I were at his house. I forget what was going down, but at one point he says to his wife "Ok I'll just stand here and you just tell me when you need me to do something".

He has zero interest in any sports. It's hard to even talk to the guy.

It's hard to blame him. I'd find watching any sporting activity to be difficult if I was searching for my balls and my spine.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:27 AM

Yes, I know men who don't like sports. My interest is waning as well. I keep stumbling over more interesting things.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:37 AM

Sounds like Howard Stern, who would rather play chess then have anything to do with sports.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:47 AM

I know some. Don' t end up spending much time with them. My FIL was one of these people until I came into his life. He'd keep up with how his alma mater (VT) was doing in football some, but generally had no interest in sports. He had 4 daughters and no boys in his first marriage. Remarried a woman with 2 daughters and 2 sons that had no interest in sports. It's his 2nd ex-wife now and the part about raising 2 sons with no interest in sports should've been his first warning sign (well, that and the fact that she never allowed her kids to own a male pet b/c the "junk" grossed her out). He's coming around a bit. He used to find my obsession with football to be a concern for me dating his daughter, but he does watch football on Sundays now. A big step for him. I haven't converted him to MLB or the NBA yet, but he does watch semi-sports, like golf and Nascar.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:50 AM

I've met guys in grad school who didn't like sports, and further, were downright snotty toward sports fans. They didn't understand sports so they wrote us off as knuckle-dragging hooligans. They hated me and my friends, all of us literature students who met up in a pub on Saturdays to watch football. I guess we were supposed to be in the library sipping green tea and reading poetry.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:59 AM

Teddie Roosevelt wasn't a big fan of watching sports. He thought it dumb for grown men to watch other grown men play. I'd dare any of you ham and eggers to call old TR gay....
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:04 AM

One of my oldest customers that is also a good friend doesn't care about sports. See, he was in Vietnam, after he got back, it all seemed kind of silly to him. I used to think he was weird, but as I've gotten older, I'm starting to see appreciate his reasoning.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:09 AM

I am getting less interested in it as I get older. I've not watched even a snap of preseason football this year, for example. I've recently adopted Arsenal as an English Premier League team though, which I think in part is just me looking for more excitement in something that I've always done, which is watching sports.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:10 AM

I really wasn't interested in sports until my early 30s. When I was a kid, I was too busy working to stay involved with any organized sports, and later I spent most of my free time with the band.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:13 AM

I have no male friends who don't like sports. Otherwise WTF are we going to talk about the weather? Sports has always been an essential part of my life. I have many other interests but all my friends have that common ground with me. Music, Sports, Movies....those 3 things are good indicators of anyones personality.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:18 AM

Otherwise WTF are we going to talk about the weather?

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:23 AM

I think the older you get, a combination of a lot of things ( personal responsibilities with family and work, the realization that against legitimate issues of the day that your team losing isn't a big deal, the increasingly negative image of professional athletes, the revolving door of free agency that takes a player from your favorite team and puts them on their rival) tempers enthusiasm for professional sports. The juxtaposition to that statement would be that when the #### really hits the fan for you....(be it for any number of reasons).....sports is the constant; its a real relief for troubles and it heals a lot of ills. I was reminded of that while watching Nine Innings From Ground Zero (which they are showing alot this month).
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:25 AM

Do you mean professional sports? My oldest brother doesn't really care for any sports but he likes to run. He's completed a few marathons. ETA: He has a doctorate in computer science.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:31 AM

A very good friend of mine doesn't like sports. He has a Masters degree in Early Eastern European History or some such thing.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:00 AM

I don't think I know any guys personally that don't at least like football, hockey, baseball, or MMA. Even the really effeminate or outright gay.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:18 AM

The guy I knew that didn't like sports was the d-bag that my ex-wife had an affair with. She worked with him and I met him and hung out with him a few times before I discovered their affair. I never liked the guy to begin with. There was something about him that I just didn't like, I figured it was because he didn't follow or like any sports. Having moved on from my ex, I'm not exactly sure if I hate this guy more because he boned my wife or because he didn't like sports. Also my gay cousin doesn't follow sports but he does have a fantasy baseball team. He says only drafts the "hot latin" guys and any player that shares his last name (Ryan). I think he blew a load when I told him there was a pitcher named BJ Ryan.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:29 AM

I think the older you get, a combination of a lot of things ( personal responsibilities with family and work, the realization that against legitimate issues of the day that your team losing isn't a big deal, the increasingly negative image of professional athletes, the revolving door of free agency that takes a player from your favorite team and puts them on their rival) tempers enthusiasm for professional sports.

You pretty much described why I no longer follow major league baseball. I do enjoy minor league games and will take my kids to the park to watch the local leagues as I do like the sport still and it's the easiest way to teach them about it. They aren't old enough to play just yet. Oldest son has played T-ball so he understands the elementary basics.

The juxtaposition to that statement would be that when the #### really hits the fan for you....(be it for any number of reasons).....sports is the constant; its a real relief for troubles and it heals a lot of ills. I was reminded of that while watching Nine Innings From Ground Zero (which they are showing alot this month).

Conversely, this may be why I still love football. Plus, it's much easier to devote time online and a few hours on the weekends to keep up.

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#44 badmojo1006

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:38 AM

I see a common thought through this thread that most of people you know that don't like sports are gay. Well, the couple of guys that I know that don't like sports are straight. However I can think of 5 gay guys that I know that are big sports fans. 3 of them have season tickets to either Baseball or Football and all 5 are pretty involved in Fantasy sports. And it is not that they are only drooling over the athletes, but they are passionate fans
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:43 AM

I think guys who pretend to like sports are worse.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:50 AM

I really wasn't interested in sports until my early 30s. When I was a kid, I was too busy working to stay involved with any organized sports, and later I spent most of my free time with the band.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:07 PM

I think I'd rather talk to a guy, gay or not, who doesn't like sports, then the guys who allegedly like sports, yet know absolutely nothing about them. Like my FIL. He's a huge Redskins fan and he couldn't name anybody not named Portis, Landry, McNabb, Moss or Fletcher.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:23 PM

All of my friends are sports fans. Then again that's one of the reasons we're friends. Guys I know as acquaintances/co-workers that aren't into sports are either gay, nerds/dorks who were probably the guys not picked to play on the playground, or hipsters/eco/spiritual/artsy fartsy guys. On the other hand, I love that my GF can hold her own in a basketball conversation.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:34 PM

Where I work there are about 30 guys on the staff. We have fewer than 10 NFL fans, no more than 4 baseball fans and when we tried an NCAA pool, we got no more than 15 participants, including women and boyfriends of women. Hockey, NBA, fugediboutit. However the World Cup was huge. I should add that many of the men where I work aren't American.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:36 PM

My boss (not gay) is in good shape for his age. He like to ride bikes and used to teach karate and stuff. But I bet he couldn't tell you who won the SuperBowl/World Series last year. I have a black and white action photo of Brian Urlacher on my bulletin board and he once asked me if it was me in high school.

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