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What are some sports that you wish were more televised?

Asked by waterskier2007 (2050points) June 3rd, 2008

for example, i love lacrosse and i think its an amazing sport to watch, but it isnt televised enough

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shrubbery's avatar

I was typing Lacrosse as I was reading your description, woops! I totally agree. I also think that rowing isn’t televised enough, the Worlds would be great to be able to watch.

seVen's avatar

World Soccer. I guess Americans don’t like it as much as we Europeans.

waterskier2007's avatar

@shrubbery, i have a friend from school who was on the rowing team so i watched a rowing match on tv that i found. it was actually pretty cool.

@seven, when i went to mexico for spring break that is all that was televised, so i got bored of it quickly but it is a cool sport

shrubbery's avatar

I think it’s amazing watching pro rowers. I like to find videos of races from the Olympics, it sends shivers down my spine watching their skill and sheer determination.

waterskier2007's avatar

yeah, youtube is always great if it isnt televised

row4food's avatar

I wish to be able to watch rowing at a normal time. During the Olympics they only broadcast tapes of races at 3am, or some other ridiculous time when no one is actually awake to watch it.

@shrubbery Every time I watch the youtube video of the US men’s 8+ final from Athens, I get those shivers. Even friends who have never seen rowing had the same reaction. It was amazing.

seVen's avatar

Xtreme Games are hardly ever televised :(

JonnyCeltics's avatar

The Premiership (English Premier League)

shrubbery's avatar

Yes, that’s the one I was thinking about when I said that! I wish I could find videos of some of the great Tasmanian Olympic rowers in their pairs, doubles and fours (e.g Simon Burgess, Steve Hawkins, Anthony Edwards, Tom Gibson {taught me to row, yay!}) but I haven’t been able to.

St.George's avatar

More coverage of WOMEN playing sports, specifically soccer and surfing.

8lightminutesaway's avatar

sailing! Kinda hard to televise but it would be amazing, it’s been done.

Foolaholic's avatar

There should be more professional Ultimate Frisbee Leagues.

lefteh's avatar

Curling! It’s like the most underrated sport ever. It’s so fun!

kevbo's avatar

Competitive sheepherding is fascinating television. When at school in London, I used to watch at every opportunity.

buster's avatar

je joue au ping-ping.

jlelandg's avatar

College Baseball—I think it would be great to have a regional and national game of the week. The regional game of the week would be Friday and the national game of the week would be on Sunday.

Notreallyhere's avatar

I don’t know the name of it, but people in the south like to get catfish out the water with their bare hands…that should be interesting.

Bri_L's avatar

Pole Vaulting

exek1's avatar

skateboarding…..
drifting? In not sure if drifting is a sport but I love it.

El_Cadejo's avatar

hell yea lefth Curling is awesome. Also wheres the sumo wrestling??? Id watch that all day long if it was on tv.

Trustinglife's avatar

Ultimate Frisbee. It’s crazy that it’s not more televised. More people play Frisbee regularly (800,000 people) than lacrosse and rugby combined, in the US.

I just played in a tournament this weekend and got to see some of the top men’s and women’s teams in the world while I was there. I love watching that play at the highest level.

Here are some great highlights on YouTube from the national championships. This sport should definitely be televised.

GD_Kimble's avatar

NCAA LAX, and Fencing

Foolaholic's avatar

Yes, definitely fencing.

Bri_L's avatar

Fencing would be cool, although the stuff I have seen has happened so fast most of your time is spent watching slow replays.

Thesilvertiger's avatar

not a pro-sport but, frisbee golf

youknowconnor's avatar

Lacrosse, no doubt. It’s so full of contact and amazing plays that anyone would have to like watching it.

Thesilvertiger's avatar

oh and ping pong

St.George's avatar

Parkour would be awesome! I would love that.

thebeadholder's avatar

@Megan: Right?! Parkour is unbelievable!

bodyhead's avatar

nude vollyball

Geepa's avatar

Triathlons. Especially live – the big events.

CMaz's avatar

None… Get out of the house you lazy bum!

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