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bomber
11-17-2004, 09:30 AM
These sports above are similar in that they are not to physical, they can be boring to some people, but they do have fans. If you answer the poll honestly, i think we find that pool would be on the bottom of the list. This might help us to understand why pool cant seem to get off the ground as a quality spectator sport. I think that some of it has to do with the presentation of the sport on tv....but i believe that the game itself causes most of our problems...most people just find it boring.

bomber
11-17-2004, 09:32 AM
i will vote first...i think that most people (not myself) but most people would choose nascar over the others....more action, possibilities of injuries/death...golf would be second. nascar, by the way, is my least favorite on this list to watch.

trailboss
11-17-2004, 09:46 AM
I am glad you brought this up. It will be very interesting to see the result. My Mom is not into any sports at all. When I watch Golf all I hear is " turn that off ". She likes to watch horseracing..she grew up on a farm with horses! The stange thing is when I watch Mika play pool, she will pull up a chair and watch the entire match as long as he is shooting! She even makes comments on the game! Kinda strange huh?

bomber
11-17-2004, 09:49 AM
but would she ever had watched it had you not showed interest in pool?

bomber
11-17-2004, 09:52 AM
the whole point of this is too say that pool is not interesting to people who are not around pool...i never played basketball, but i watch it...its exciting and entertaining to...football is the same way, my school didnt have a football team, but i love football. I have never played a down of football in my whole life....on the flip side of the coin, i played baseball my whole life...played in college and played some semi-pro ball for a year before i started teaching...I HATE WATCHING BASEBALL...it is boring to me....i dont really like watching pool on tv that much either...its kinda boring watching them run out every time

Perk
11-17-2004, 10:21 AM
No chance of my mother watching anything on this list, with the exception to Poker. Thats only cause she gambles constantly at the casinos, and occasionally card games. Even then, I doubt she would watch it on tv (unless her husband was).

Ives
11-17-2004, 10:26 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote bomber:</font><hr>

These sports above are similar in that they are not to physical, they can be boring to some people, but they do have fans. <hr /></blockquote>

I have to disagree with ya on this one as it relates to nascar. Holding onto the wheel at around 200 mph for an average of 2.5 hours in an almost continuos turn takes alot of physical strength and endurance. I do like the question that you asked, i voted for poker. if a person is totally against watching sports, than poker will probably be of most interest. Everyone has played cards at some point in there lives. I do agree that only pool players will probably enjoy watching pool. It takes someone who knows the skill required to play position to appreciate what there seeing on the screen.

Stretch
11-17-2004, 01:24 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote bomber:</font><hr> &lt;FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="http://www.billiardsdigest.com/ccboard/dopoll.php"&gt;&lt;INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME="pollname" VALUE="1100705420bomber"&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Which sport do you think an absolute NON sporting fan would watch first?

No idea, ask a Non Sport fan. Any here? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif St.
&lt;input type="radio" name="option" value="1" /&gt;Pool
&lt;input type="radio" name="option" value="2" /&gt;poker
&lt;input type="radio" name="option" value="3" /&gt;golf
&lt;input type="radio" name="option" value="4" /&gt;horse racing
&lt;input type="radio" name="option" value="5" /&gt;nascar
&lt;INPUT TYPE=Submit NAME=Submit VALUE="Submit vote" class="buttons"&gt;&lt;/form&gt;

These sports above are similar in that they are not to physical, they can be boring to some people, but they do have fans. If you answer the poll honestly, i think we find that pool would be on the bottom of the list. This might help us to understand why pool cant seem to get off the ground as a quality spectator sport. I think that some of it has to do with the presentation of the sport on tv....but i believe that the game itself causes most of our problems...most people just find it boring.
<hr /></blockquote>

wolfdancer
11-17-2004, 08:10 PM
My Mom wouldn't watch any of them, but my Grandmom loved Wrestling...well,it's almost a sport. I'd earn some weekend $$ by shining shoes on fri nite till ten, then hurry over to her house, and we would watch the matches together. Only thing that excited her,as I remember.
Now my sister is into NASCAR...Her and my brother-in-law even drive down to some of the races. It's all his fault really, I warned her about marrying outside of the race...he's Italian (we're Irish)
"....would you mom..." not an english teacher, I'd guess lol

marktadd
11-18-2004, 01:11 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote bomber:</font><hr> i will vote first...i think that most people (not myself) but most people would choose nascar over the others....more action, possibilities of injuries/death...golf would be second. nascar, by the way, is my least favorite on this list to watch. <hr /></blockquote>HAIR REPLACEMENT SURGERY,SEWER SEPARATION&amp; BOMB MAKING ARE MY MOMS FAVORITES. BUT DONT KNOW WHY THEIR NOT LISTED /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

=k=
11-18-2004, 06:42 AM
yes you are correct. even pool players don't watch pool. i take in the nine ball championships in las vegas every year and with the thousand or so bca players there, i am always suprized that so few watch the pro's play.. and i know it's not the price of admission. i only watch a couple of hours of tv a week and usally one of them is a billiards match, and not trick shots, funny how that is a turn off to me. but then again i read this fourm daily, so that tells you something.. k /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

bomber
11-18-2004, 11:03 AM
you are incapable of intelligent conversation