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George Will thinks that baseball is entertaining.

That's because, despite certain failings, he has a streak of good taste.


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Speaking of Z's, whuddabout Zzzzgolf and Zzzzsports Zzzzfishing?


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zzzzzfishing!!!!!!!!!!!!!???? Ain't no zzzzz's in landing a 20 pound striper while standing hip deep in a brisk November surf! They grow 'em big here in New Jersey...20 to 40 lbs is not uncommon! But the limits are shorter further down the coast so, from Delaware south, 12 pounders are more the rule. Ain't no zzzz's in wading and casting a quick flowing trout stream, either, for that matter! You just keep those zzz's away from fishing, you hear?! Utter nonsense!


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Sorry, Whitty... Didn't mean to step on your toezzzzzz

Fly by night, or: fishin' only in your dreams
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Dearest Whitman,
I'm sure that no boredom is associated with the actual doing. It's the TV coverage that is a big yawn, but then I'm not apt to watch a lot of sports on TV that I might enjoy in person.


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It's the TV coverage that is a big yawn

They actually have TV coverage of fishing?



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Well, fishing shows about going to places most folks never get a chance to fish or see are as old as television itself. Gaddabout Gaddis, The Flying Fisherman, had a show on for about 30 years, starting in the 50's, where he'd fly a small plane in to remote areas for fishing adventures. A travelogue of the great outdoors that was always fascinating . Then, of course, there was the famous "American Sportsman," that aired for years in the 60's, 70's and 80's. But if you're not into fishing, you probably wouldn't be drawn to these shows anyway.
Nowadays, some of these guided fishing shows are fixed so that they keep getting shots of landing the same fish on bad days...a set-up, and a joke.
And if you're talking about those bass "tournaments", PUHLEEEEASE! That's not fishing, that's a circus! Catch 'em, weigh 'em! Catch 'em, weigh 'em! Catch 'em, weigh 'em!


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tsuwm noted: the Joy of Football / who plays baseball anyway?
converting this to a word-related thread, and extracting from George Carlin:

Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game. Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle.
Baseball is played on a diamond, in a park. The baseball park! Football is played on a gridiron, in a stadium.
In football you wear a helmet. In baseball you wear a cap.
Football is concerned with downs - what down is it? Baseball is concerned with ups - who's up?
In football you receive a penalty. In baseball you make an error.
In football the specialist comes in to kick. In baseball the specialist comes in to relieve somebody.

In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.

In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe!


http://www.klmj.com/sports/carlin.htm, and others, provide a more complete text


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As far as I know... Baseball is the only *sport where the defense *brings the play to the offense... (well, I can think of one other)


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the defense *brings the play to the offense

I always thought it was interesting that in American football, the job of the defensive line was primarily offensive and that of the offensive line primarily defensive.


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