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Re: Pickle ball is just dumb.
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2022, 09:37:51 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.

The refs are better than NBA refs!  8)

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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2022, 11:07:17 PM »

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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.

Did you hear that ďbreakingĒ (break dancing) is now an Olympic sport, beginning at the Paris games in 2024?
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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2022, 11:18:28 PM »

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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.

Did you hear that ďbreakingĒ (break dancing) is now an Olympic sport, beginning at the Paris games in 2024?

That was a joke, right?  ???
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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.

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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2022, 11:52:03 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...
When it's called table tennis, it can be exciting.  Been an Olympic sport for quite a while. 

I can understand pickleball.  Teqball makes no sense to me. 

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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2022, 12:47:09 AM »

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I played pickle ball in school once. Those balls hurt when it collides with your fingers while you're trying to hit it with the pickle racket  :'(

I like tennis better. I have lotta rackets stashed somewhere in my garage.

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« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2022, 01:28:51 AM »

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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.

Did you hear that ďbreakingĒ (break dancing) is now an Olympic sport, beginning at the Paris games in 2024?

When nose picking becomes an Olympic sport I'll expect a call.

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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2022, 01:52:19 AM »

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Have a friend in Florida who plays all the time and loves it.  I still havenít ever seen it played so not sure Iíve got it pictured exactly right.  Unfortunately Iíve got this chronic strain in at the top of my thigh that tweaks with any quick awkward movements (like when I sneeze lol). Also hurts when lifting my knee up - like to put on socks. No pain walking but canít really run as my knee lifts past a jog. SoÖ no pickle ball happening in my future. Actually now that I think of it, only walking and an occasional (and remarkably incompetent) game of golf for me.

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« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2022, 02:20:13 AM »

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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.

Did you hear that ďbreakingĒ (break dancing) is now an Olympic sport, beginning at the Paris games in 2024?

That was a joke, right?  ???

Sadly, no.
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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2022, 02:48:24 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2022, 09:45:35 AM »

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Have a friend in Florida who plays all the time and loves it.  I still havenít ever seen it played so not sure Iíve got it pictured exactly right.  Unfortunately Iíve got this chronic strain in at the top of my thigh that tweaks with any quick awkward movements (like when I sneeze lol). Also hurts when lifting my knee up - like to put on socks. No pain walking but canít really run as my knee lifts past a jog. SoÖ no pickle ball happening in my future. Actually now that I think of it, only walking and an occasional (and remarkably incompetent) game of golf for me.

I honestly think Golf might be more strenuous. Haha. This is what it looks like: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WLWj2LXecHU
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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2022, 10:13:31 AM »

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First off, yes, I agree, no reason for pickleball to become an actual pay-to-watch game. Like, have any of you actually watched high level ultimate frisbee leagues? That is way higher on my list than pickle ball.

I am also peeved that they have taken a couple of basketball courts in my area and turned them into pickle ball courts. Not temporarily, mind you - like took down the hoops, put up nets, and repainted the surface. I get that pickle ball probably brings in a more desirable crowd to people in my neighborhood, but there are already enough tennis courts to do this with.

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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2022, 10:16:25 AM »

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First off, yes, I agree, no reason for pickleball to become an actual pay-to-watch game. Like, have any of you actually watched high level ultimate frisbee leagues? That is way higher on my list than pickle ball.

I am also peeved that they have taken a couple of basketball courts in my area and turned them into pickle ball courts. Not temporarily, mind you - like took down the hoops, put up nets, and repainted the surface. I get that pickle ball probably brings in a more desirable crowd to people in my neighborhood, but there are already enough tennis courts to do this with.

I am in the middle of the grass growing season. It's fall so the season is slowing down.

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« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2022, 02:16:01 PM »

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Have a friend in Florida who plays all the time and loves it.  I still havenít ever seen it played so not sure Iíve got it pictured exactly right.  Unfortunately Iíve got this chronic strain in at the top of my thigh that tweaks with any quick awkward movements (like when I sneeze lol). Also hurts when lifting my knee up - like to put on socks. No pain walking but canít really run as my knee lifts past a jog. SoÖ no pickle ball happening in my future. Actually now that I think of it, only walking and an occasional (and remarkably incompetent) game of golf for me.

I honestly think Golf might be more strenuous. Haha. This is what it looks like: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WLWj2LXecHU
when a bunch of non-pros play.

this is a recent men's double championship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFYyij4ykTI

or the US national championships

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCIOb7v_4-A (check out the rally starting at around 12:10 in the women's doubles final)

Much different looking than the video you posted.

People watch tennis, I'd rather watch top level pickleball than tennis.  A lot more action. 
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« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2022, 03:40:49 PM »

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Have a friend in Florida who plays all the time and loves it.  I still havenít ever seen it played so not sure Iíve got it pictured exactly right.  Unfortunately Iíve got this chronic strain in at the top of my thigh that tweaks with any quick awkward movements (like when I sneeze lol). Also hurts when lifting my knee up - like to put on socks. No pain walking but canít really run as my knee lifts past a jog. SoÖ no pickle ball happening in my future. Actually now that I think of it, only walking and an occasional (and remarkably incompetent) game of golf for me.

That is how I badly injured my upper medial calf; made an explosive move to the kitchen (inside space of pickleball court).  The only thing that exploded was my calf.  I'm into my 4th month of rehab. Ugh. 

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« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2022, 04:29:57 PM »

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Have a friend in Florida who plays all the time and loves it.  I still havenít ever seen it played so not sure Iíve got it pictured exactly right.  Unfortunately Iíve got this chronic strain in at the top of my thigh that tweaks with any quick awkward movements (like when I sneeze lol). Also hurts when lifting my knee up - like to put on socks. No pain walking but canít really run as my knee lifts past a jog. SoÖ no pickle ball happening in my future. Actually now that I think of it, only walking and an occasional (and remarkably incompetent) game of golf for me.

I honestly think Golf might be more strenuous. Haha. This is what it looks like: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WLWj2LXecHU

Yeah looks low key but even the need for a few quick steps or awkward body movements would tweak me.  It's too bad because of it wasnít for that muscle in my thigh Iíd be able to do a number of sports.