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Pickle ball is just dumb.
« on: October 14, 2022, 07:00:27 PM »

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Wow, I'm not a fan.

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I lived in Portland, OR my freshman year in high school, roughly 30 years ago, when I first heard of pickle ball.

I was DOMINANT at it in gym class.  Like, I was a legend.  I'm average height and I'm slow, but something about the spin I put on the ball or something made me amazing.  Lol.  Good memories.

Then we moved back east, and I went back to being forgettable at most sports.

I don't understand how this is turning into a sport that people will watch, let alone pay to see.  But, actually playing the game was fun and simple.


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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2022, 07:19:09 PM »

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I lived in Portland, OR my freshman year in high school, roughly 30 years ago, when I first heard of pickle ball.

I was DOMINANT at it in gym class.  Like, I was a legend.  I'm average height and I'm slow, but something about the spin I put on the ball or something made me amazing.  Lol.  Good memories.

Then we moved back east, and I went back to being forgettable at most sports.

I don't understand how this is turning into a sport that people will watch, let alone pay to see.  But, actually playing the game was fun and simple.

Yeah, it's like watching some backyard game. You should make a come back ROy.

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What on earth is pickle ball ???

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What on earth is pickle ball ???

It's like a stupid tennis.

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2 months ago I played it for the first time in a couple of years, with my wife. Having fun. Then I tore my calf muscle lunging a return in the kitchen. and am still doing PT 7 weeks later.

Darn you, Pickleball!!

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What on earth is pickle ball ???

Ping pong on steroids.

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2 months ago I played it for the first time in a couple of years, with my wife. Having fun. Then I tore my calf muscle lunging a return in the kitchen. and am still doing PT 7 weeks later.

Darn you, Pickleball!!


LOL     ;D

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2022, 07:39:02 PM »

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I lived in Portland, OR my freshman year in high school, roughly 30 years ago, when I first heard of pickle ball.

I was DOMINANT at it in gym class.  Like, I was a legend.  I'm average height and I'm slow, but something about the spin I put on the ball or something made me amazing.  Lol.  Good memories.

Then we moved back east, and I went back to being forgettable at most sports.

I don't understand how this is turning into a sport that people will watch, let alone pay to see.  But, actually playing the game was fun and simple.

Yeah, it's like watching some backyard game. You should make a come back ROy.

Ha.  Iíve been out of shape since my late 20s, at least.  My heart would explode within minutes.


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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2022, 07:39:37 PM »

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What on earth is pickle ball ???

Ping pong on steroids.

I think ping pong is way more exciting if you can call ping pong exciting...

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Pickle Ball is a lot of fun and you donít need to be very athletic to play. Good exercise, too. What I donít understand is why athletes from other sports are investing in professional leagues. I canít see that being popular to watch, ever.

Liam, did you try playing or were you watching on TV?
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Pickle Ball is a lot of fun and you donít need to be very athletic to play. Good exercise, too. What I donít understand is why athletes from other sports are investing in professional leagues. I canít see that being popular to watch, ever.

Liam, did you try playing or were you watching on TV?

Watching a sports story... I have friends in Austin that are hugely into it.

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Okay I am an old man not on social media so had to Google what pickleball is. Looks like paddleball, something done not as a sport, but just for fun while at the beach here in Florida.

People want to pay to see people do this? What's next? An Olympic sport?

Well, is curling can be considered a sport, I guess pickleball can too.

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Okay I am an old man not on social media so had to Google what pickleball is. Looks like paddleball, something done not as a sport, but just for fun while at the beach here in Florida.

People want to pay to see people do this? What's next? An Olympic sport?

Well, is curling can be considered a sport, I guess pickleball can too.

I love curling...

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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2022, 09:17:32 PM »

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Pickle Ball is a lot of fun and you donít need to be very athletic to play. Good exercise, too. What I donít understand is why athletes from other sports are investing in professional leagues. I canít see that being popular to watch, ever.

Liam, did you try playing or were you watching on TV?

Watching a sports story... I have friends in Austin that are hugely into it.

Yeah, itís terrible to watch. Iím not sure Iíd consider it a sport. More of a fun activity.
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At some point you have to blame the performance on the court on the players on the court. Every loss is not the coach's fault and every win isn't because of the players.