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Topic: ~2019-20 Big Ten Olympic Sports Megathread

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Brutus Buckeye

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Re: ~2019-20 Big Ten Olympic Sports Megathread
« Reply #98 on: August 01, 2020, 02:02:31 PM »
Yeah, with stuff like Track & Field, Swimming & Diving, etc, you can at least see the entirety of the event in your field of vision. 

You don't have to pick one specific part of the course to zero in on to the detriment of everything else that is going on, like cross country and golf. 
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Re: ~2019-20 Big Ten Olympic Sports Megathread
« Reply #99 on: August 01, 2020, 04:08:03 PM »
I'd be lost at a lacrosse game/match/meet.  I know it's a legitimate sport, but other than knowing that some spheroid needs to go into some sort of goal, I'd be clueless.

Heck, it's hard for me to follow a rugby match, and I went to several of them in which my oldest nephew played. Even the wives and friends of the players couldn't explain the rules.
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Re: ~2019-20 Big Ten Olympic Sports Megathread
« Reply #100 on: August 01, 2020, 05:08:28 PM »
Swimming is the worst.  It is quite uncomfortable unless you're dressed appropriately.  The ambient sound in those places is not pleasant.    However, the pole vault is the single worst event.   It lasts forever and there's so many misses one must sit through.  I otherwise really enjoy T&F meets.

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Re: ~2019-20 Big Ten Olympic Sports Megathread
« Reply #101 on: August 01, 2020, 05:31:02 PM »
Lacrosse, Soccer, Ice Hockey and Field Hockey, etc are all games that are based upon a similar premise to one another. Start the action at midfield. Then the offense tries to put the ball in the goal, while the defense and the goalie try to prevent that from happening on their own end. 

A familiarity with one of those four games should equip a fella with enough knowledge to kinda sorta follow the others, at least on a macro level. 
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Re: ~2019-20 Big Ten Olympic Sports Megathread
« Reply #102 on: August 01, 2020, 06:26:08 PM »
In those games, it's what are and are not fouls, and what other things cause play stoppages, that can make them hard for the uninitiated to figure out.
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Re: ~2019-20 Big Ten Olympic Sports Megathread
« Reply #103 on: August 01, 2020, 07:28:14 PM »
so there are many crap sports we could get rid of?
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1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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Re: ~2019-20 Big Ten Olympic Sports Megathread
« Reply #105 on: August 19, 2020, 09:00:56 PM »
I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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