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Can you, or do you watch a sport on tv that you are not a fan of?

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (19214points) October 28th, 2017

Myself I can’t watch a sport that I am not enthused about.
What about you?
I love golf, watching and playing it, but most people would rather have their fingernails ripped off by pliers than watch golf.

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kritiper's avatar

No. ANYTHING (within reason) is better than sports.

CWOTUS's avatar

Sure. I don’t make a habit of it, but I’ve done this – many times.

I watch Wimbledon tennis from time to time, and I can pretty much count on one hand the number of times that I’ve actually played tennis – nor do I watch much other tennis, or follow the news of any players or standings / rankings, etc.

I’ve watched Australian Rules Football, as well as rugby, a couple of times each. Sometimes it’s because I’ve got a few minutes to kill and don’t want to start a book or movie, and sometimes it’s because a friend has recommended it.

I’d love to watch some cricket with good commentary to get some understanding of match and test play.

And I’ve watched a bit of golf, too, but that is far less interesting to me – even though I do golf more than any of those other sports – because television doesn’t very well capture the mechanics of the game that interest me. I don’t mind watching golf “how-to” videos, which are far more interesting than match play on television.

ragingloli's avatar

Why would I?

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Zaku's avatar

Seems like a hard question to nail down to a definition, as written. I have watch a minute or less of any sport – does that count? I think I could force myself to watch a whole game of something I didn’t like, but I never choose to do that. I’ve seen two baseball games, in person, when I was a kid. Generally I choose not to watch any sports on TV, unless it’s a highlight of a really well-played part of a sport I have some interest in (of which there aren’t many). There are only a few sports I enjoy watching (does that count as being a fan, or not not a fan?), but I almost always choose not to.

Rarebear's avatar

I’d rather stick a hot poker in my eye than watch golf, but then again I’m riveted to baseball.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Sorta like what I said in the details huh @Rarebear ??

stanleybmanly's avatar

The wife’s a big fan of figure skating competitions. She will spoil me if I sit and watch with her. I’ve learned a lot watching the “twirlers”

Rarebear's avatar

@SQUEEKY2 I know. I was just teasing you. Using a different metaphor.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Yeah. I can’t watch golf. Uuugh…

I’m not hating on those who do, but I just don’t get it…

cookieman's avatar

As a kid, I did all the time because dad was a big sports fan and we owned one small TV. Bowling, golf, tennis — you name it, he watched it…in addition to the big ones like football, baseball, hockey, and basketball.

Bowling was the worst. Local, candle pin bowling is about as exciting as watching a snail slither uphill on a hot day.

My father-in-law also watched endless amounts of soccer. As such, I’ve seen way too much of that too. “Goooaaallll!!!”

Now, my daughter drags me to see the Bruins (hockey). I’m not a huge fan, but I’m not gonna miss an opportunity to hang with my kid.

Story of my life.

ucme's avatar

American Football is a joke, rugby for pussies but I watch when Carolina Panthers play coz I like Newton & their club crest is cool.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Football sometimes. So many other things I’d rather be doing.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Not often. But just this weekend they were showing Figure Skating championships in Saskatchewan on the Olympics channel, which were pretty good.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes I can. I’ve played most American sports and I appreciate the athleticism involved. I just would rather play it than watch it.

Kardamom's avatar

No, that would be torture by boredom. I only really enjoy 2 sports, figure skating and gymnastics. Most people are not interested in those sports, so I don’t expect anyone to watch with me.

I really hate it when you go to a restaurant, that is not specifically a sports bar, and they have the “big game” whatever that might be at the moment on a TV screen, or worse, multiple screens. It’s very distracting.

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Dutchess_III's avatar

I hate TV’s in public places too. Just another way to distance people from each other.

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