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Paul Pless
08-01-2012, 07:33 AM
Is badminton even a real sport anyways???

Clarkey
08-01-2012, 07:46 AM
Second biggest participation sport in the world according to some sources.

Mrleft8
08-01-2012, 07:50 AM
Hell yes it's a real sport! I spent many, many days at marathon badminton tournaments in my mid 20s..... It's just astounding how that game makes young women's physiognomies come alive! :D

AnalogKid
08-01-2012, 07:51 AM
More of a sport than golf. Golfists even have a bloke to carry their sticks or bats or whatever they call 'em and sweat on their behalf.

Phillip Allen
08-01-2012, 09:32 AM
yes, it's a real sport... much more so than football because we can (most of us) play it and actually be a part of it... football is just circus and is the equivalent of watching elephants walk around in a circle holding one another's tails

genglandoh
08-01-2012, 09:44 AM
yes, it's a real sport... much more so than football because we can (most of us) play it and actually be a part of it... football is just circus and is the equivalent of watching elephants walk around in a circle holding one another's tails

I agree.

How many NFL Football players can run 1 mile without passing out?

tigerregis
08-01-2012, 09:45 AM
Don't agree with PA often but he is bang on this time.

Syed
08-01-2012, 09:50 AM
Hell yes it's a real sport! I spent many, many days at marathon badminton tournaments in my mid 20s..... It's just astounding how that game makes young women's physiognomies come alive! :D

... and beach volleyball? ;)

John Bell
08-01-2012, 09:55 AM
... and beach volleyball? ;) Ba-donka-donk!

Why do you think NBC shows the USA men's matches live in the afternoon and tape delays the women's matches for prime-time?

I keep telling my wife that men are simple and this proves it.

hokiefan
08-01-2012, 10:06 AM
I agree.

How many NFL Football players can run 1 mile without passing out?

I'd bet all of them with two intact knees could do it easily.

Bobby

Gerarddm
08-01-2012, 10:10 AM
I don't know if they were cheating per se but they surely were gaming the system and have been DSQ'd because of it.

genglandoh
08-01-2012, 10:22 AM
I'd bet all of them with two intact knees could do it easily.

Bobby


Just take a look at some of them

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Roberto+Garza+J+C+Brignone+Chicago+Bears+Training+ jraP9SBFo-yl.jpg

Bob Adams
08-01-2012, 10:25 AM
Hell yes it's a real sport! I spent many, many days at marathon badminton tournaments in my mid 20s..... It's just astounding how that game makes young women's physiognomies come alive! :D

Ah yes, wimmins playing with their shuttlecocks, what could be finer?:cool:

hokiefan
08-01-2012, 10:26 AM
Just take a look at some of them

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Roberto+Garza+J+C+Brignone+Chicago+Bears+Training+ jraP9SBFo-yl.jpg

A dollar says they could give most of us a 10 yard head start and beat us to 40.

Bobby

genglandoh
08-01-2012, 10:36 AM
This video is very funny.
None of the training shows any endurance training all short strength training.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_pvrhypCYo

I am 55 and would bet a dollar I could out run every single Bears Offensive line up in a 1 mile race.
I would also bet that 50% of them could not run 1 mile without stopping.

Paul Pless
08-01-2012, 10:39 AM
I am 55 and would bet a dollar I could out run every single Bears Offensive line up in a 1 mile race.
I would also bet that 50% of them could not run 1 mile without stopping.So how would you fare getting past a 330 pound offensive line who was intent on pancake blocking you little man;):D

hokiefan
08-01-2012, 10:43 AM
This video is very funny.
None of the training shows any endurance training all short strength training.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_pvrhypCYo

I am 55 and would bet a dollar I could out run every single Bears Offensive line up in a 1 mile race.
I would also bet that 50% of them could not run 1 mile without stopping.

You may be a runner, so I won't touch the first bet.

I'd put good money on the second. In college I played an intermural basketball game against a bunch of Va Tech OL & DL guys. They are far better athletes than most of us imagine, and not a one of those guys sniffed the NFL.

Cheers,

Bobby

genglandoh
08-01-2012, 10:43 AM
So how would you fare getting past a 330 pound offensive line who was intent on pancake blocking you little man;):D

I would run 1 mile in the other direction. :)

Joe (SoCal)
08-01-2012, 11:32 AM
I would run 1 mile in the other direction. :)

Priceless :D :D :D

Ron Williamson
08-01-2012, 11:38 AM
From Wiki;


The fastest recorded tennis stroke is Ivo Karlovic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivo_Karlovic)'s 156 mph (251 km/h) serve,[18] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badminton#cite_note-17) whereas the fastest badminton stroke during gameplay was Fu Haifeng's 206 mph (332 km/h) recorded smash.[19] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badminton#cite_note-record-18)

R

Chris Coose
08-01-2012, 02:49 PM
I found a site with a vid of these Olympians.

It really is a pathetic disgrace to any sport.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/michael_rosenberg/08/01/badminton-scandal/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Phillip Allen
08-01-2012, 02:52 PM
... and beach volleyball? ;)

I think it would be better if spelled b**ch volleyball as that is what sells the sponsors products

Phillip Allen
08-01-2012, 02:56 PM
So how would you fare getting past a 330 pound offensive line who was intent on pancake blocking you little man;):D

you talk about 'little' as if it is some sort of sin

S/V Laura Ellen
08-01-2012, 07:00 PM
you talk about 'little' as if it is some sort of sin

It is if you are about to be tackled by a 330 pound offensive line man. Context, Phillip, it's all about context.

George Jung
08-01-2012, 07:57 PM
tsk tsk.... skin's a bit thin in these here parts....

no doubt, football is a different sort of sport, where size/speed/'nastiness' is rewarded. Love watching it. Wouldn't want to play it!

purri
08-01-2012, 10:51 PM
Cheating is why it's called "Bad" minton...

hokiefan
08-02-2012, 12:17 AM
I worked many years with a guy whose high school basketball coach taught him, "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'." I never liked that, buts its what we have to compete with. Not just in sports, but in all walks of life. Kinda sucks if you ask me...

Cheers,

Bobby

johnw
08-02-2012, 12:36 AM
They set up the competition to reward losing that match. What did they think would happen?