Originally Posted by wombat
As for "soccer" there should be an academy award section for the greatest "dive". From memory Jurgen Klinsmenn of the then West Germasny was the master !!
You would think our team would at least be decent at it then. We never get calls.
Originally Posted by JimFiore
Well, if I really like something, I'd rather do it myself instead of watching other people do it. For example, I've been a competitive distance runner for years. I very much enjoy the sport but I have minimal desire to turn on the TV and watch other people run.
I'm not saying people shouldn't, just that I don't understand the basic urge and I particularly don't understand the almost pathological zeal that some people express. To twist an old saying:
Those who can, do. Those who can't, watch it on TV!
I never watched my sport on TV, even when I was physically capable of doing it. It's boring. Granted I'd rather watch it on TV than go do it and tear my shoulder again. (Years of improper training catches up eventually.)