May 27 2010
There are certain times when it’s fun to simply sit around and watch sports.Â Hell it’s the right of every male on a Sunday.Â But man does it suck when there are nothing but boring sports on.Â Well, unless you want to fall asleep by the TV.Â In that case it’s perfect.
However, in the world of sports there are definitely some niches of sport that are way better in person.Â In fact they kind of suck on TV to tell you the truth.Â But the real experience of being there?Â It’s awesome.
Here are five sports that are boring to watch on TV but have a great real life experience
Let’s face it.Â Hockey is by far one of the most boring sports to watch on television but have you ever been to a game?Â It’s electric.Â Tons of noise, the penalty box is great, the ice girls are fantastic and if you get to watch a fight it’s a great bonus.Â But man it’s slow on TV.Â Ugh.
Good lord have you ever been to an OTB?Â That might be the most depressing and boring place in the world.Â I mean yeah you’ll see some “interesting” people but let’s face it, it’s brutal.Â And who actually watches a horse race on TV?Â In person however, it’s a great experience.Â Hell kids love it because of the horsies and have no clue of the gambling and for us adults it’s nice to be outdoors and perhaps have a chance to win some coin.
Monster Trucks/Drag Racing/NASCAR
I group these all into one because they’re the redneck stuff of the group.Â Monster Trucks is by far one of the coolest events I’ve ever seen in person.Â On TV you kind of lose yourself and get agitated by the announcers. As for the other two, the energy on a racetrack is unmatched as is the sound of the engines. But on TV?Â Cars going in circles?Â No thanks.
Baseball – Many Would Say
I happen to enjoy watching baseball but you have to admit it can be damned boring.Â But nothing compares to a day at the ball park.Â Catch yourself with a hot dog, the sound of the crowd when a HR is hit?Â There’s nothing like it.
Unless you live in Europe soccer completely sucks to watch on TV.Â Come on America.Â I know 95% of you are with me.Â That doesn’t mean it isn’t awesome in person.Â Sure the game is kind of boring but nothing matches a soccer crowd.Â These people are nuts.
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