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zensky's avatar

How to get excited by shotput?

Asked by zensky (13283 points ) August 3rd, 2012

It’s a heavy ball. Big fat men throw it around 20 meters.

Any fans out there?

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15 Answers

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I can’t. The only that which would be more exciting is move the judges closer so they have to dodge the ball.

zenvelo's avatar

I always liked to watch shotput and I like hammer throw too! And discus!

They’re hard to do right, it takes strength and quickness.

Sunny2's avatar

When I was a teenager, living in Chicago, the guy next door was a shot putter. He would put that shot clear over our fence and into our yard. He won bronze at the next Olympics. So I think of him and I’m still kind of interested.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Turn the volume off, turn on Bob Seger, drink beer.

wilma's avatar

I can watch it. It’s kind of like a dance. They have to get their footwork, balance and turns just right, plus have the brute strength to back up the finesse.

Symbeline's avatar

It would be cool if they threw at stuff and broke shit.

ucme's avatar

If you look hard enough you can see the Russian ‘ladies’ sweaty testicles.
They appear to be heavier than the fucking ball they’re tossing.

woodcutter's avatar

If they were grenades we would see some awesome world records being set. I’d tune in ,hell yeah.

jaytkay's avatar

Well, somehow beach volleyball became wildly popular as a spectator sport, maybe they should copy whatever the volleyballers did.

zensky's avatar

Yeah. Get naked.

laurenkem's avatar

Y’know, everytime I think that some Olympic sport is “crap”, I think about the training that actually goes into each one of these contestants. They’ve spent a lot of time, money and energy on these sports, so I respect them. I may not watch them, but I respect them.

zensky's avatar

I have a feeling, @laurenkem that outside of shotput, you wouldn’t have much in common with Yevgeny, the 250 pound hulk who spent his whole life throwing around a steel ball. What is there to respect exactly? I am guessing here, but he eats 5 meals a day, throws around the ball, and sleeps.

rooeytoo's avatar

I was going to suggest what @jaytkay said, if the woman’s breasts were flying freely when they perform I bet the men would love it. Or would it be good only if they were skinny and beautiful?

I think it takes a lot of skill to do that little dance in the circle and then toss that thing like they do. I have never tried it and I wouldn’t want to watch it exclusively but it is interesting to see the finals. For some reason the events I find most boring are water polo, I just can’t get into that, regardless of what they are wearing. The other is the floor exercises of the female gymnasts. I am impressed with the tumbling, but what the hell is with all the prancing and posturing and sticking their butts out and giving themselves whiplash throwing their heads back????

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woodcutter's avatar

It’s old school Olympiad. One of the first games. The purists are watching intently.

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