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What sport did you play first?

Tennis
4 (26.7%)
Basketball
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Baseball
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Soccer
4 (26.7%)
Football
1 (6.7%)
Track & Field
2 (13.3%)

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Voting closed: March 17, 2007, 02:47:59 PM

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Offline FreeBird

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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2007, 01:05:29 PM »
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Little League Baseball and bowling leagues when I was younger then basketball then volleyball then tennis about the time I graduated from high school!  I have been going on tennis almost exclusively ever since!   :)


Bowling??!!??  I'd be making a serious redneck joke here, except that I remember Buckeye is pretty sensitive to such jokes...

 :)~
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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2007, 01:08:38 PM »
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Little League Baseball and bowling leagues when I was younger then basketball then volleyball then tennis about the time I graduated from high school!  I have been going on tennis almost exclusively ever since!   :)


Bowling??!!??  I'd be making a serious redneck joke here, except that I remember Buckeye is pretty sensitive to such jokes...

 :)~


You got something wrong with bowling!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?   BTW, my neck is red!   :)~   I got sunburned working outside all day yesterday!    :)~

Ah, come on, enlighten us with this one of your endless redneck jokes!     I guess we know what kind of jokes you heard often while growing up (assuming that you have grown up)!   Must be a Xenia thang!?!?!?!?!?!   :;:-|

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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2007, 03:15:29 PM »
wilson and Dallas, I competed in field events (long-jump and triple-jump). Track & Field was my 3nd sport. Chicago has every major/minor sport, but no tennis or track to speak of. That has always pissed me off. When I still lived in Cali, I used to go to the track meets at Cal and Stanford and make the trip to SoCal for the HS state championships. Living in California, I saw a lot of national records set. The highlight was 1993 when Marion Jones set the HS national records for the 100, 200 and long-jump in one afternoon.

I got to compete in some invitationals (best of times!) and made it as far a the regionals.
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2007, 03:21:14 PM »
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For those on this site that don't play tennis.......I was wondering why you don't, if you will?????


After reading several posts by certain individuals, I've wondered the same thing and think it would be a good idea for its own thread. But I suspect you won't get a bite. There are nuances to any sport you simply miss altogether unless you've played. For instance, I only played one year of organized basketball--7th grade. I can watch a basketball game, and point out the obvious. But put me on a court, and I'm totally lost.


1. soccer - 7 yrs (pre-HS)
2. basketball - 1 yr (7th grade)
3. track & field - 4 yrs (HS)
4. (American) football - 6 yrs (HS, 2 yrs college)
5. recreational tennis - 20+ years
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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2007, 03:41:44 PM »
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You got something wrong with bowling!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?   BTW, my neck is red!   :)~   I got sunburned working outside all day yesterday!    :)~

Ah, come on, enlighten us with this one of your endless redneck jokes!     I guess we know what kind of jokes you heard often while growing up (assuming that you have grown up)!   Must be a Xenia thang!?!?!?!?!?!   :;:-|


Now, much as I'd like to come out with another redneck joke, my conscience just won't let me, because I'm a good guy, and I feel bad about how hard Buckeye took it the last time.  So instead of cracking another joke, I decided to enlighten myself a bit, and do a little research on my pal Buckeye.  And after I found this article, I became doubly concerned: http://giftedkids.about.com/b/a/007321.htm. Looks like there's a frequent correlation between people who are intense (which Buckeye prides himself on in matches), and very sensitive. The article also mentions "imaginational", which might frequently be used to describe Buckeye's lofty thoughts of his own game.

Perhaps I should look for a class to take, to help me deal with my "gifted" dubs partner a little better?

:)

Greg
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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2007, 03:45:56 PM »
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Quote from: "OSU Buckeye"

You got something wrong with bowling!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?   BTW, my neck is red!   :)~   I got sunburned working outside all day yesterday!    :)~

Ah, come on, enlighten us with this one of your endless redneck jokes!     I guess we know what kind of jokes you heard often while growing up (assuming that you have grown up)!   Must be a Xenia thang!?!?!?!?!?!   :;:-|


Now, much as I'd like to come out with another redneck joke, my conscience just won't let me, because I'm a good guy, and I feel bad about how hard Buckeye took it the last time.  So instead of cracking another joke, I decided to enlighten myself a bit, and do a little research on my pal Buckeye.  And after I found this article, I became doubly concerned: http://giftedkids.about.com/b/a/007321.htm. Looks like there's a frequent correlation between people who are intense (which Buckeye prides himself on in matches), and very sensitive. The article also mentions "imaginational", which might frequently be used to describe Buckeye's lofty thoughts of his own game.

Perhaps I should look for a class to take, to help me deal with my "gifted" dubs partner a little better?

:)

Greg



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Anyway, nobody told you that I am "Special"!?!?!?!?!?    You better ask somebody fool!   :)~

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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2007, 05:01:24 PM »
Where is other?  My first sport was hockey.

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« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2007, 05:54:04 PM »
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wilson and Dallas, I competed in field events (long-jump and triple-jump). Track & Field was my 3nd sport. Chicago has every major/minor sport, but no tennis or track to speak of. That has always pissed me off. When I still lived in Cali, I used to go to the track meets at Cal and Stanford and make the trip to SoCal for the HS state championships. Living in California, I saw a lot of national records set. The highlight was 1993 when Marion Jones set the HS national records for the 100, 200 and long-jump in one afternoon.

I got to compete in some invitationals (best of times!) and made it as far a the regionals.


whoa!! Marion jones went to your high school?! wow, that's amazing

yeah, Florida is HUGE on track! They have like club seasons over the summer and it reminds me of like pro tennis.... b/c we have to travel all over and it's like the same people at the different locations... and everyone knows who the ones to beat are. :P
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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2007, 06:07:35 PM »
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Where is other?  My first sport was hockey.


I posted it but when I looked back at it it was gone, and track and field was there...

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« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2007, 05:53:44 AM »
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Where is other?  My first sport was hockey.


I posted it but when I looked back at it it was gone, and track and field was there...


are u trying to blame me for this?!
lol there was no "other"

I think what happened was when you were making the list and you put "other" in the last line, you forgot to click "add option". It happened to me all the time.
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« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2007, 06:19:55 AM »
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Where is other?  My first sport was hockey.


I posted it but when I looked back at it it was gone, and track and field was there...


are u trying to blame me for this?!
lol there was no "other"

I think what happened was when you were making the list and you put "other" in the last line, you forgot to click "add option". It happened to me all the time.


Your right.  :Blush:

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« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2007, 08:40:32 AM »
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whoa!! Marion jones went to your high school?! wow, that's amazing


No, she actually went to the same HS as Sam Querrey--Thousand Oaks. I was 26 in 1993; spectator in the stands with two stop watches.  ;-()
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« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2007, 02:34:57 PM »
i was a tennis brat :)  LOL
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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2007, 03:38:19 PM »
"Baseball been berry berry good to me"

You have to have been a viewer of Saturday Night Live to get this one back in the mid to late 70's.  

But baseball was my game, then hoops.  That was the only sport that I ever got any good at.
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« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2007, 03:43:59 PM »
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"Baseball been berry berry good to me"

You have to have been a viewer of Saturday Night Live to get this one back in the mid to late 70's.  

But baseball was my game, then hoops.  That was the only sport that I ever got any good at.



I thought this was Tony Perez who used to say that????

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« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2007, 03:59:34 PM »
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"Baseball been berry berry good to me"

You have to have been a viewer of Saturday Night Live to get this one back in the mid to late 70's.  

But baseball was my game, then hoops.  That was the only sport that I ever got any good at.



I thought this was Tony Perez who used to say that????


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« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2007, 11:24:10 AM »
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"Baseball been berry berry good to me"

You have to have been a viewer of Saturday Night Live to get this one back in the mid to late 70's.  

But baseball was my game, then hoops.  That was the only sport that I ever got any good at.



I thought this was Tony Perez who used to say that????


Garrett Morris of the original cast of the "Not Ready For Primetime Players." (SNL)


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« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2007, 11:36:49 AM »
Was he mocking someone???

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« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2007, 11:38:53 AM »
I started off with tennis, but I've played football (soccer as you americans call it) in between.