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    Re: What is best game in the world

    I'd say every sport has it's challenges, but my feeling is that the best games in the world are those that are not only challenging, but include a certain style and grace that can turn a simple game into poetry in motion. In my own opinion, baseball and soccer fit that description. There's just something about watching a skilled double play tandem at work or a well-timed bicycle kick on a beautiful cross that sends the ball just beyond the goalie's outstretched hands. It's as much art as it is sport.
    Very well put. I don't catch that vibe from soccer, but I get the idea. Nice post.

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    Re: What is best game in the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    Very well put. I don't catch that vibe from soccer, but I get the idea. Nice post.

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    I think baseball and soccer also are similar in that they both may seem boring to the uninitiated. Often, the excitement in the game comes from not scoring (a great play on defense in baseball or a goalkeeper playing out of his mind in soccer).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    I think baseball and soccer also are similar in that they both may seem boring to the uninitiated. Often, the excitement in the game comes from not scoring (a great play on defense in baseball or a goalkeeper playing out of his mind in soccer).
    The beautiful thing about soccer and hockey is what the player can do when he doesn't have the ball/puck. They both are are dependent on quality play off focus of the main focus (the ball/puck)

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    It's rare that I find another wrestling fan. I love watching high school and college wrestling and follow both of them fairly closely (Ohio for high school). Definitely one of the more difficult sports and one that's not always easy to watch.

    College nationals are coming up and I record all the rounds and watch every match. I'm just happy Brent Metcalfe lost in the B10 to Lance Palmer. He deserved the win. I loathe Tom Brands (no class at all, IMO) and wish there was any chance in hell that they weren't going to win it all.
    Ohio is def. a great state to see some wrestling. College and High School levels are both tough.

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    Ohio is def. a great state to see some wrestling. College and High School levels are both tough.

    I can't believe Brands has 5 guys in the finals tonight
    I loathe the Brands style of wrestling..... so boring.

    Palmer's younger brother is redshirting this year and should be tough in a couple of years. I only wish the spectacular David Taylor would have stayed in state instead of following Cael Sanderson to Penn State. He's redshirting this year too, but he's one of the best high school wrestlers Ohio has ever seen. I'm looking forward to watching him next year.
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    I loathe the Brands style of wrestling..... so boring.

    Palmer's younger brother is redshirting this year and should be tough in a couple of years. I only wish the spectacular David Taylor would have stayed in state instead of following Cael Sanderson to Penn State. He's redshirting this year too, but he's one of the best high school wrestlers Ohio has ever seen. I'm looking forward to watching him next year.
    Cornell really came out of no where this tournament. I never expected them to get Runner up
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    Cornell really came out of no where this tournament. I never expected them to get Runner up
    That Dake kid is a special talent. The last time I've seen a true freshman that good was Dustin Schlatter (who I have NO clue what happened to after that season). He might not lose the rest of his career.
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    That Dake kid is a special talent. The last time I've seen a true freshman that good was Dustin Schlatter (who I have NO clue what happened to after that season). He might not lose the rest of his career.
    That's what they said about Gable :P
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    That's what they said about Gable :P
    I think it was just a given with Schlatter as well and he never won another national championship. He's the biggest mystery I've ever seen in that sport. He looked unbeatable as a true freshman and a few years later he's barely above average. It makes no sense.
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    Re: What is best game in the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    I'd say every sport has it's challenges, but my feeling is that the best games in the world are those that are not only challenging, but include a certain style and grace that can turn a simple game into poetry in motion. In my own opinion, baseball and soccer fit that description. There's just something about watching a skilled double play tandem at work or a well-timed bicycle kick on a beautiful cross that sends the ball just beyond the goalie's outstretched hands. It's as much art as it is sport.
    I think that basketball can accomplish the same thing. See "Kobe Bryant".
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