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    I would watch that if it was on more

    This happens every time I watch the Olympics. There are sports that I really enjoy watching and I always say to myself, "I'd watch that if they would have it on tv more often." Which sports do that for you? Which ones would you watch if they were on tv at other times?

    For me:

    1. Water Polo. I've always enjoyed watching that game. This year's US team doing well has been nice.

    2. Volleyball. Sometimes you see college games, but that's not at this level.

    3. Some of the field events: pole vault, high jump, etc. Those always interest me a bit, probably because they're not seen that often. I still think I would watch them more if it was on more.
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    I would watch more running events.

    Many of these sports could replace annoying things on TV like Poker, Arena Football, Extreme Sports, etc...
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    Team Handball. It's an interesting combination of indoor soccer and basketball. Plenty of scoring and physical play. I don't understand why it hasn't caught on more in the US.

    I don't like volleyball as much since the substitution rules and scoring system were changed, but I'd definitely watch it over most of the other filler that's on sports TV networks now.
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    Team Handball. It's an interesting combination of indoor soccer and basketball. Plenty of scoring and physical play. I don't understand why it hasn't caught on more in the US.
    When I was in Europe, it was on TV... I changed it.

    Rocky in French is way more interesting IMO.

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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    Taekwondo, Judo and track and field events where they "throw things."
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    I've never been all that interested in Track, I mean people running is pretty boring but the High jumps, pole vaults, etc... are pretty cool.
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    Good soccer. Part of the reason soccer hasn't caught on in the US is because we don't have the quality of play that really stands out as it does in the big 3 sports.
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Good soccer. Part of the reason soccer hasn't caught on in the US is because we don't have the quality of play that really stands out as it does in the big 3 sports.
    A lot of cable/dish packages have tons of European soccer on it. The Fox Soccer Channel shows a lot of EPL games along with UAEFA and FA Cup as well. For those who like high quality soccer, there's lots on TV these days, just not on major networks.
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    A lot of cable/dish packages have tons of European soccer on it. The Fox Soccer Channel shows a lot of EPL games along with UAEFA and FA Cup as well. For those who like high quality soccer, there's lots on TV these days, just not on major networks.
    Yep, I watched a game this AM.. plus I'll say that the available Premier League games on Fox Soccer Channel is the best soccer to view in the world and has also been playing a couple of replay games a week on the regular Fox Sports in everyones town for about 10 years now so it's there... you just have to look for it.

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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    a cool ESPN would show these things...
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    This canoeing and kayaking they're showing right now. Now I can't wait to get home and get my canoe out. I need the next load to Cincinnati now.
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    gol tv covers the Spanish top level pretty well too. They hit south american futbol in the European futbol interregnum.
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    I wish they showed more wrestling. I never see it on.
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    a cool ESPN would show these things...
    Word is that ESPN is going to buying the US rights to the EPL when the contract comes up next year...
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    Re: I would watch that if it was on more

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    I wish they showed more wrestling. I never see it on.
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