Top five favourite Sports



  • Pretty simple. Kinda keen to see which sports come in second after Rugby.

    Apologies for a few omissions ( Baseball, Snooker and a few others ), the poll wouldn't allow me any more options.



  • Playing or spectating?



  • @NTA said in Top five favourite Sports:

    Playing or spectating?

    The latter.....we're all old has beens or never was's......

    I went Rugby, Cricket, Basketball, Boxing and loigue.

    Honourable mentions to Darts and Womens Volleyball



  • @MN5 i played 80 minutes of First Grade in the front row a couple of times this year. So I'm not done just yet.

    But we will go with spectator



  • @NTA said in Top five favourite Sports:

    @MN5 i played 80 minutes of First Grade in the front row a couple of times this year. So I'm not done just yet.

    But we will go with spectator

    I did some sparring and played some darts. I was better at punching things than hitting bullseyes.



  • I could only vote for Rugby and Cricket. The rest I'm just not into

    *Unless there are hot chicks, so maybe beach volleyball occasionally



  • @NTA said in Top five favourite Sports:

    I could only vote for Rugby and Cricket. The rest I'm just not into

    *Unless there are hot chicks, so maybe beach volleyball occasionally

    I hear that strangely enough but I'll definitely add a big title fight, the Wellington Saints and a decent league game if I'm browsing the TV to the list.

    Some of those sports above genuinely bore me shitless.



  • Rugby, cricket and League are the only sports I watch regularly.

    Hockey and America’s cup next



  • Rugby; UFC/MMA; American Football; Athletics; Skiing



  • I have a stupid number of sports channels but only really watch rugby and even then I've missed most Super games this year. I've been conscious of the cricket world cup but have barely watched a minute. Contrast that with the last time it was in the UK (99?) when I stayed up for all the big games. Maybe it's because my boys aren't interested in watching sports and it's not as fun watching alone?

    The gf is very sporty so hopefully we'll watch more sport if and when she moves in. Still get a horn for the Olympics and the time difference will be sweet in 2020.



  • Rugby, cricket, AFL, american football, league and basketball are watched and followed in equal measures I reckon



  • Given what I watch on TV it would be Rugby, Cricket, Cycling (both lycra lads and downhill MTB), motor racing (usually Supercars rather than F1 slotcars)



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Top five favourite Sports:

    I have a stupid number of sports channels but only really watch rugby and even then I've missed most Super games this year. I've been conscious of the cricket world cup but have barely watched a minute. Contrast that with the last time it was in the UK (99?) when I stayed up for all the big games. **Maybe it's because my boys aren't interested in watching sports and it's not as fun watching alone?
    **
    The gf is very sporty so hopefully we'll watch more sport if and when she moves in. Still get a horn for the Olympics and the time difference will be sweet in 2020.

    The only sport my boys will attend is Basketball, no interest in Rugby or Cricket. Courtside seats and free food definitely helps but they were genuinely chuffed to meet all the players after one game recently.

    I tried getting them to watch 20/20 over summer. No interest whatsoever, both grabbed the nearest ipad/chromebook and were off in another land. Fuck knows what they would have done if it was a test match.



  • I would of clicked motor sport, but I can't see it if it's there. So rugby, America's cup of we're in it, was all I clicked.



  • Wait, shit, I probably spend more time watching, thinking about, and talking about horse racing than anything.



  • Unsurprisingly, the poll misses Rodeo and also cutting, a sport that I'm sure no-one here has heard of, but one in which we have a very successful kiwi called Clint Allen - I think he recently went over 5 million dollars as a rider after winning a couple of weeks ago in Vegas:



    1. Basketball
    2. Rugby
    3. Athletics
    4. League
    5. Cricket

    Next cabs: Volleyball, Darts (“sport”??), European Handball



  • @ACT-Crusader said in Top five favourite Sports:

    1. Basketball
    2. Rugby
    3. Athletics
    4. League
    5. Cricket

    Next cabs: Volleyball, Darts (“sport”??), Women's European Handball

    FIFY



  • Rugby Playing(long ago)/watching
    Skiing Can't watch it but love actually skiing
    Athletics Used to run a bit/watching
    Cricket Watching/Occasionally used as a specialist No11 batsman
    Golf Difficult to watch/even harder to play



  • Rugby - only sport I watch with any regularity but not every week, though will watch replays
    Cricket - If NZ is playing or any other "big game" e.g. Aus v Eng
    Soccer/Football - has replaced league as the occasional sport I watch (I don't live in QLD anymore). Have grown to appreciate it but still think it's dull more often than not
    Tennis - Pretty much any big game but only if the timing is right
    Boxing/MMA - big fights only

    Was a mediocre hooker and even worse cricketer back in the day. Enjoy skiing and golf though do them very rarely. Have done a bit of boxing for fitness which I enjoyed.



  • No longer play any sport but watch as follows.

    Rugby
    Cricket

    Distant third = Aussie Rules (as long as Sevens is not a separate sport ... mind you that might be 4th as it's not as available as AFL)

    Netball if you count watching my daughter

    Big events (Olympics, Comm Games, Champs League Final, NBA playoffs, Super Bowl... that sort of thing, but not going out of my way)

    Anything else that's on

    Back in the day (school) I played:
    Rugby
    Cricket
    Basketball
    Golf
    Badminton
    Harriers (not sure how you "play" Harriers, took part in perhaps)

    Post school:
    Rugby
    Cricket
    The odd hit of gollof



  • 1.Boxing
    2.Rugby
    3.Cricket
    4.Rugby League
    5.Football



  • @African-Monkey said in Top five favourite Sports:

    1.Boxing
    2.Rugby
    3.Cricket
    4.Rugby League
    5.Football

    Which one?



  • @booboo Socccceeerrrrrr



  • @MN5 can you replace one of the options with cycling? Depending on which study you look at, the Tour De France for instance is watched by between 1.4 and 4 billion people. Evidently.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28264183



  • Rugby , league , and boxing . i cant split them ,

    but i love the ABs more than the other participants ,

    AFL prob comes in there somewhere behind , long time supporter of the tigers

    in my 30s I played baseball and used to follow that , but have lost interest over time ,

    on a participant level, love mountain biking these days , and take a bit of interest in the enduro world series



    1. Rugby
    2. Cricket
    3. American Football
    4. Basketball (NBA)
    5. America’s Cup


    1. Rugby
    2. Football
    3. Cricket
    4. Tennis
    5. Table Tennis
    6. Snooker

    Played a bit of the above to varying levels of ineptitude. Have coached Rugby, Cricket and football to kids a bit too.

    Also like watching Horse-racing, Olympic Sports, US sports, Cycling, Rugby League and F1. Enjoy watching most sports really.

    Never really got into MMA, AFL or Golf though.



  • Horse Racing, Golf, Footy, Rugby and Cricket.

    Probably watch Horse racing the most out of any of those. Cricket may take over in summer but I'm not sure on that.



  • Rugby and Cricket were easy but then it was a case of pick 3 from mot of the rest.

    I don't watch much sport live at all other than cricket and AB tests so went for the ones I bother to follow the most closely which were Tennis (Grand Slams and went to Stanley St for about ten years on the trot), Football - follow most European football and the major tourneys and dip into KP's tipping comps and Americas Cup - watch it all when it comes around. Actually was surprised to see AC given its a cyclical event rather than an ongoing sport.

    Could easily have chosen golf, b'ball or a host of other sports.



  • Football, rugby, basketball, cricket would be my top 4 in no particular order. Then probably loigue because I'm a warriors tragic



  • Motorcycle GP racing is missing. Rossi is a genius up there with Carter & McCaw

    Def a spectator. Used to scrape my knees on the sweeper tarmac at Manfield in my youth. I now scrape my bloody knee just getting on the Honda 250... 😎



  • @scribe said in Top five favourite Sports:

    @MN5 can you replace one of the options with cycling? Depending on which study you look at, the Tour De France for instance is watched by between 1.4 and 4 billion people. Evidently.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28264183

    You’d have to ask a Mod. That’s far beyond my meagre technical knowledge. As I said there are a few that I missed but I can't add to the poll now unfortunately.



  • @Hooroo said in Top five favourite Sports:

    Horse Racing, Golf, Footy, Rugby and Cricket.

    Probably watch Horse racing the most out of any of those. Cricket may take over in summer but I'm not sure on that.

    I included this cos I know it's popular. I do love a day at Trentham ( only if there's free piss too ) looking at the nice fillies but couldn't care less about it as a sport.



  • @MN5 said in Top five favourite Sports:

    @Hooroo said in Top five favourite Sports:

    Horse Racing, Golf, Footy, Rugby and Cricket.

    Probably watch Horse racing the most out of any of those. Cricket may take over in summer but I'm not sure on that.

    I included this cos I know it's popular. I do love a day at Trentham ( only if there's free piss too ) looking at the nice fillies but couldn't care less about it as a sport.

    Trentham is great! Good facilities and generally a good day out. Long trip for us but I do like going there.



  • @Hooroo said in Top five favourite Sports:

    @MN5 said in Top five favourite Sports:

    @Hooroo said in Top five favourite Sports:

    Horse Racing, Golf, Footy, Rugby and Cricket.

    Probably watch Horse racing the most out of any of those. Cricket may take over in summer but I'm not sure on that.

    I included this cos I know it's popular. I do love a day at Trentham ( only if there's free piss too ) looking at the nice fillies but couldn't care less about it as a sport.

    Trentham is great! Good facilities and generally a good day out. Long trip for us but I do like going there.

    One of the guys I was with at the Corporate piss up was taking ages to make a pick based on dry tracks, form, weight of the jockey and fuck knows what else. He asked me to pick so I did and it came second last.

    they left me to drink and perve after that.



  • Where’s baseball?



  • @Hooroo said in Top five favourite Sports:

    Horse Racing, Golf, Footy, Rugby and Cricket.

    Probably watch Horse racing the most out of any of those. Cricket may take over in summer but I'm not sure on that.

    When I was growing up it was rugby, racing & beer. Track & field was big too. Nowadays I like rugby, horsies, boxing, baseball and ice hockey.



  • It really is just rugby and league for me now. It used to be lots of other sports, probably even three or four years ago I'd have a sports channel running most of the time. Now it's NZ rugby matches, the odd non NZ match, Warriors matches and occasionally a non Warriors NRL match.



  • Rugby
    GAA Football
    Hurling
    SH Rugby
    Soccer


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