I mean, I could understand if you wanted to call out baseball here. It would be blaspheme of the highest order, but I can understand the anti-baseball sentiments of the uninitiated. But, basketball? It’s filled with giant men running around, jumping over each other, throwing no-look passes to one another and slam dunking? What’s boring about that?
The last few minutes of a semi-close game are often boring, as they double as free throw shooting contests. But, otherwise, I don’t see your rationale here.
I wouldn’t say basketball is boring, but it’s not particularly interesting at the pro level. When they started allowing traveling and prohibiting anyone from actually playing defense, that was pretty much it.
If we’re talking boring, um, golf. People in bad cloths performing generally the same motion over an over again for 4-6 hours.
My fiancee disagrees with my assessment of golf’s entertainment factor. Sure Tiger Woods (or whoever is the best nowadays) might be the greatest golfer ever blahblahblah, but to me, his swing looks just like that other guy’s swing. The rest is just watching a ball roll in the grass towards a hole.
I suppose you’re right; compared to other cases of watching sports, basketball is no worse than any other.
Seriously, I know there’s nothing wrong with sports, but I’ve never learnt enough to get what I’m supposed to find interesting about a big mass of guys all running to one end of the court, doing …something, and then them all deciding to run to the other end and do it all over again.
I do realize that this is really a failing of education on my part, but it’s not a failing that I’ve prioritized correcting.
I also realize that it’s quite analogous when I start wandering off in comments with conjectures about the influences of Normal syntax on modal verbs.
Hmmmm. World Cup favorites like France and Italy are out in the first round. Perennial underdog USA holds it’s own against England and proceeds to round of 16. Les Bleus, when faced with confrontation, opt for France’s second favorite sport…they go on strike! And for comic relief, witness the Irish reaction, they were still smarting from France’s handball during the qualification matches, to Mexico’s win over France. While I find the continual French-bashing irritating, the thought of the Irish throughout the country wearing sombreros and downing margaritas struck me as really, really funny.
Soccer may be many things, but I’m not sure boring is one of them…