Sports Talk

Starting up in March, 2018, Sports Talk encourages sports fans (and others) to comment about anything sports related--teams, individuals, concerns, complaints, whatever. All that is asked is to be nice.

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Comment by Joan Denoo 11 hours ago

Randy, is there any particular golfer you enjoy watching? The slow and tedious and time lining up the ball necessary or are they affectations? Are Japanese announcers or Brazilian or German or whatever easier for you to watch? 

Comment by Randall Smith yesterday

Time to get on my high horse again: television golf.

I love the game of golf--been playing for 62 years (since age 13). However, I hate watching it on television--for many reasons. I was reminded why I loathe it when I tuned in for the first time this season yesterday (for a short while).

First off, it's so slow and tedious. Players spend way too much time lining up putts or addressing shots. I yell "HIT THE DAMN BALL!"  (Personally, I play very fast.)

Second, the announcers drive me crazy. Just shut up for once. Plus, I have an aversion to the British announcers. (Say par, not "pah".) 

On the whole, watching TV golf is just plain boring. I would think being there in person would be even more so. Following one group would be monotonous as would sitting in the bleachers. I don't ever need to see Tiger Woods just to say I've seen Tiger Woods (or anybody else for that matter).

Sure, because I love the game, I'll watch some of the big tournaments, mostly out of curiosity, and only towards the end of the televised event. Otherwise, I have better things to do. It'll be a long season--and it's only January.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 13, 2020 at 8:05am

The Chiefs / Texans game was a barn-burner, for sure, and I'm with you on KC spotting Houston 24 points to start, but Mahome sure brought 'em back with a vengeance.

As for the Seahawks / Packers game ... well, I'm just glad that the Seahawks got sent home empty.  I'm tired of 'em.  In any case, the NFC and AFC championship games should be VERY good!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 13, 2020 at 7:04am

The end is near! Talking about the football season, of course. College's final game is tonight. Pros coming to an conclusion. Whew! Like many "red-blooded" fans, I watch them all--and wonder why. Surely there are more important things to do(?). Entertainment, I suppose. I don't go for the pre-game hype, however.

I have learned over the years, not to give up when there's a supposed blow-out or imminent loss. Weird things happen. When Kansas City was behind 24 to 0 yesterday, I thought to myself, hang in there, as bleak as it looked. Sure enough, they bounced back and won going away (51-31). I could give many other examples.

I will say, however, I'm tired of the cliche "never give up". 

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 3, 2020 at 5:18pm

"... The coverage doesn't matter; the Buckeyes LOST on all four channels..."

It would be a rather fantastic or science-fictional world if a team could win the same game on some channels and lose it on others! And the fragmentation wouldn't necessarily be limited to sports...

Comment by Randall Smith on January 3, 2020 at 7:09am

I tossed and turned all night thinking about my IU's (Indiana Univ.) heartbreaking loss to Tennessee, 23-22. Knowing full well my team's propensity for losing, I just knew that when they were leading 22-9, they were doomed. A missed extra point really hurt.

It was 60-some years ago when my father (an IU grad also) warned me not to get my hopes up. "They've always been losers and always will be". Fate, I reckon.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 29, 2019 at 8:01am

Big whoop.  The coverage doesn't matter; the Buckeyes LOST on all four channels.  Now I have to wonder if the Browns can do something about finishing their benighted season on something resembling a high note. 


Comment by Randall Smith on December 29, 2019 at 7:09am

In case you didn't notice, ESPN covered the Clemson--Ohio State football game 4 different ways last night. They used four of their "channels" to give viewers options. I liked their "skycast" with no announcers, although it made me a bit dizzy!

Comment by Randall Smith on November 12, 2019 at 7:13am

Ditto for the Bears, my old team. Now, with the Colts, it's no better. Of course, the talk of the town is Vinatari. He's lost it. I do like the coach however.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 11, 2019 at 7:18am

Well, the Browns won ... but that was about the UGLIEST win I've seen out of them in a while.  Honestly, I think Kitchens is in over his head.  The decision to promote him to head coach has "Peter Principle" written all over it.  Anyone with any brains would have stuck with the coaching staff that had us at 7-8-1 last year, but apparently, they had to screw with it.

Bloody hell.


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