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    5 Sports That Need To Be Retired

    1. Boxing - Remember when boxing was relevant? I do. I remember when names like Ali, Foreman, Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran, Tyson and Holifield were household names. But something changed. Name me the current champs of three weight classes. If you can do so without looking it up, you're in the minority. Without the names, boxing is just two guys beating each other's brains out. Time to end it.

    2. Horse Racing - Perhaps the dumbest thing I've read in a long time was printed today after the Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro, had to be put down after months of medical treatment for a broken leg. The article said Barbaro "was a champion till the end." No, Barbaro was a horse. All things being equal, he would have rather lived in a field somewhere, eating grass and enjoying being a horse. I'm sure he never thought, "gee, I'd like to have someone whip me so I'll run until my leg snaps."

    3. Greyhound Racing - Pretty much the same as above.

    4. NHL Hockey - Nobody cares. Well, at least not South of Canada. Please.... stop telling me that there are four major sports in the U.S. There are three: football, baseball and basketball.

    5. Televised Poker - Okay. Its not really a sport. So why is it on ESPN (and, yes, I know the "E" stands for entertainment, but its not entertaining). To me, watching a bunch of people play cards is about as exciting as watching grass grow (I'll bet $50 on the blade on the left!).


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    Re: 5 Sports That Need To Be Retired

    Don't forget competitve eating. Seriously.

    Watching people eat all they can before time runs out, until they are ready to blow technicolor chuunks is disgusting

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    Re: 5 Sports That Need To Be Retired

    Golf should be banned from television.

    The sports that should be banned are:

    Cricket - who names a sport after a freaking insect??? Besides, I don't even know what it is so it cannot be important, right?

    Wife-carrying - There is a competition for this sport every year. In fact, I know a guy that was the state champion here in Oklahoma. Change it to Keg Carrying and then you have a sport.

    Cooking competitions - who freaking cares?

    Belly Bucking - this one may be dead. If it isn't, it should be.

    Discus Throwing - what is the point? Tossing the javelin, now that's useful.
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    Re: 5 Sports That Need To Be Retired

    Tennis
    Soccer
    Cow chip tossing
    WWWhatever wrestling
    Boxing
    Extreme dodgeball
    any animal racing
    polo
    equestrian whatever it is


    I could go on all day, but I won't.
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    Re: 5 Sports That Need To Be Retired

    Dare I say auto racing???

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    Re: 5 Sports That Need To Be Retired

    Quote Originally Posted by MOM View Post
    Tennis
    Soccer
    Cow chip tossing
    WWWhatever wrestling
    Boxing
    Extreme dodgeball
    any animal racing
    polo
    equestrian whatever it is


    I could go on all day, but I won't.
    Have to disagree on the soccer count,Football as we Brits call it is a fast,truly skilled sport that attracts millions of fans the world over,surely that many people can't be wrong..:l

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