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After GAA, Your Second Favourite Sport

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Replying To Adler:  "I'd love to see a decent rugby player try to out-muscle Khalil Mack or Aaron Donald.

Seriously though I personally enjoy NFL, probably my favourite sport and it's getting more popular in Ireland every year. I'm sure there'll be alot of Tampa Bay jerseys knocking around soon after last weeks news.

Basketball is very enjoyable too. I live in Canada and have access to alot of televised NBA games (not right now for obvious reasons) I always try to tune in when LeBron, Khawhi, Giannis etc... and all those top guys are playing, they're unreal. It's interesting how some of the top GAA players have become akin to basketball players in their skill levels and footwork etc."
Or like that time Aidan O'Shea went over, thought he'd be a kicker and they took 1 look at him kicking a ball and the said he would be a better tight end or something!!

I hate the GAA baloney of "How hard we are, look at those sissy sports". I bet there are plenty of players who are playing other sports who would be as good if not better at hurling or football than some of our heroes if they had grown up here. Just because you didn't grow up in Ireland with our sports, does not mean Irish people are better than them.

Unpopular opinion - for me, although I have no interest other than I was drinking in a pub at the time, the end of that Ashes test game last year where England beat Australia with the last ball was just as tense and exciting as anything I saw on a GAA field last year.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 603 - 28/03/2020 17:40:09    2274906

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lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1085 - 28/03/2020 18:31:04    2274914

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Or like that time Aidan O'Shea went over, thought he'd be a kicker and they took 1 look at him kicking a ball and the said he would be a better tight end or something!!

I hate the GAA baloney of "How hard we are, look at those sissy sports". I bet there are plenty of players who are playing other sports who would be as good if not better at hurling or football than some of our heroes if they had grown up here. Just because you didn't grow up in Ireland with our sports, does not mean Irish people are better than them.

Unpopular opinion - for me, although I have no interest other than I was drinking in a pub at the time, the end of that Ashes test game last year where England beat Australia with the last ball was just as tense and exciting as anything I saw on a GAA field last year."
Yeah, wasn't that the same series that Shane Williams swapped with Michael Murphy and played football with Glenswilly? Williams turned out pretty handy at football, too. (And believe me, it PAINS me to compliment any rugby player other than Ross O'Carroll-Kelly :-))

streaker (Galway) - Posts: 362 - 28/03/2020 18:46:56    2274915

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WildPundit (Tipperary) - Posts: 1640 - 28/03/2020 19:22:56    2274918

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Replying To streaker:  "Yeah, wasn't that the same series that Shane Williams swapped with Michael Murphy and played football with Glenswilly? Williams turned out pretty handy at football, too. (And believe me, it PAINS me to compliment any rugby player other than Ross O'Carroll-Kelly :-))"
Yeah that was it. He was good. There have been other good ones, although there was one ice hockey player who came to Faythe Harriers and wasn't great, but it is a huge step in fairness.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 603 - 29/03/2020 11:28:34    2274948

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For me it is American Football as well. I have been following it for nearly ten years and have even attended a few games in the US. I think that sport probably has the best mix of athletes in the world and once you understand the rules and schemes it's really fascinating.

I do like rugby as well but I just don't get the same kick out of it for whatever reason.

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1742 - 29/03/2020 11:42:36    2274949

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maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 1021 - 29/03/2020 12:22:38    2274955

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Replying To GeniusGerry:  "For me it is American Football as well. I have been following it for nearly ten years and have even attended a few games in the US. I think that sport probably has the best mix of athletes in the world and once you understand the rules and schemes it's really fascinating.

I do like rugby as well but I just don't get the same kick out of it for whatever reason."
American Football would be a decent game if they'd just get on with it.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 164 - 29/03/2020 12:23:40    2274957

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used to love rugby,but i think it is tediously stop start and actionless.same with nfl.could be a good game.
passively follow soccer
golf is my 2nd sport though.after that,i can take or leave the rest.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3595 - 29/03/2020 19:02:08    2274984

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "American Football would be a decent game if they'd just get on with it."
A bit like Gaelic Football.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 791 - 29/03/2020 19:24:24    2274987

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Yeah that was it. He was good. There have been other good ones, although there was one ice hockey player who came to Faythe Harriers and wasn't great, but it is a huge step in fairness."
It was called "The toughest trade". Lee Chin gave a respectable account of himself at the ice hockey considering he had to try and learn to skate from scratch.

My joint second sports these days are soccer and MMA, but I watch the Packers in NFL and will happily watch Aussie rules or xgames given the chance.

Suas Sios (None) - Posts: 1379 - 29/03/2020 20:59:17    2274995

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