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14 July 2019

Subject: More sport than usual

Is it my imagination, or is the UK news media clogged with even more sport than usual, this summer?

The soccer season ended a few months ago, with some "important" match or other (like I was paying attention - ha! Fie, I say), but then it dragged on, with this match and that match, and recently there's been a lot of silly hoopla about matches played by women. Women or men, it is all drivel, but surely if the soccer season ends, then it should END. Don't let it drag its decaying corpse about all naffing summer, outstaying its welcome.

And then there's cricket, traditionally a summertime activity here in Blighty. Apparently, there has been something called a world cup, and now that it has happened, can we please decide that that's our lot for another year, or will other cricketing bores flog that dead horse, too?

I heard something about netball, a couple of days ago. I accept that there are lots of different sports, for the attention of the brain-dead, but why does the guff find its way onto news programmes, when it is not legitimate news? We never usually hear about such a minority interest sport - or is it that I am more successful usually in avoiding it than I have been this week? So why is its ugly head popping up in the news? And who gives a fart about something that's for junior school girls who don't know any better?

Wimboredom: it ended today and - yet again - I seem to have had the sense and taste to have not watched a solitary second of it. I trust that, unlike soccer, we won't hear anything about tennis now until next June. This is how it should be.

Oh, hang on, just a moment, here comes endless and dull coverage of the National Yawning Championships, the Staring At A Wall World Cup and the Birdwatching In Complete Darkness finals. And you know that sport fans would watch them.

Stephen








26 May 2019

Subject: (Team) Professional sports do suck.

At work right now, I am enduring the neverending, mindless drivel of certain colleagues who are relentlessly following both the current NBA playoffs and the Stanley Cup finals in the NHL. I once followed hockey faithfully but have not for many years. People look at me like I have a disease when I tell them that I DON'T WATCH professional sports.

When I was planning to visit relatives in England this year, I had people telling me I HAD TO see a soccer match. Ugh. I hate FIFA, World Cup, all that defines soccer - and when I said I hated watching soccer people looked at me like I was insane. Ultimately that trip was postponed for other reasons, but soccer will NEVER be a reason to visit England for me.

I don't really watch ANY sport, and those sports that I do play are individual sports - figure skating and tennis, in addition to regular gym workouts. Unfortunately I can't play those sports right now because of a bad knee. It pisses me off no end that even some adults still have the maturity of high school jocks when it comes to professional sports.

Thanks for keeping this site going. And keep rebutting the professional sports clowns who spout their drivel here from time to time.

D








14 May 2019

Subject: High school and sports

Dealt with this garbage, wasn’t a jock so barely existed in high school. Was in the marching band, got treated like a piece of shit and watched the jocks get everything.

Funniest thing? Anyone can run with a ball on a field, knock someone down whatever. Takes no real skill or talent yet they are worshipped. Marching band you have to play an instrument and remember the routine and where you are supposed to be all while following the music.

Much more involved then some moron running on a field. Fuck sports.

A








9 May 2019

Subject: Sportssuck

Cricket in India is the most favorite sport of many people in India. They like to watch it more than play it. Especially when there is Indian Premiere league (IPL), these cricket fans keeps themselves updated about the scores and events by watching news and discussing even after they have seen it live.

When IPL season starts many users watch it on their smartphones using 4G even when they can watch it on a tv and cause data congestion for other non-cricket lovers. All the news channels, radio, and newspaper are spammed with updates about cricket which is very annoying for non-cricket lovers.

G.








13 March 2019

Subject: Sports

Dear sportssuck.org,

For the past 7 years, I have hated sports. And whenever I go to gym class/P.E. I always miss the ball or flinch and people make fun of me. I always get in trouble whenever I say something bad about sports in school. And the jocks can always say things bad about drama, which is a strong hobby of mine. I felt like I was alone, and nobody would get it. I discovered your site and I felt overjoyed. Just because you enjoy sports does NOT give you the right to put your life on the line for it and bully other people over it. We are not alone and our voices will be heard.

Thank you, I needed to write this.

S.






4 Feb 2019

Subject: Marching Band a sport?

Hello.

I go to a quite large high school. Everyone goes to the football games. They pay $10 to watch the game and then when it's half time, the student section leaves and gets food and goes to the bathroom. The marching band spends at least four hours a week practicing parades, pregame, halftime, postgame, and not to mention all while playing music. We put hours upon hours of effort into performing an amazing performance for the entire school. However, no one even watches.

They only care about football.

Because it's a sport.

And marching band isn't? The definition of "sport" is "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment." The band spends at least two weeks towards the end of the summer break (sometimes more depending on the school) where we march for around 12 hours a day. It is still excruciatingly hot when we are out there, sweating our butts off, working for a perfect performance. Depending on the school, the marching band may be competitive, meaning that they go to multiple competitions with several other bands. There is an audience, as there would be for a basketball or soccer tournament. And not only does the band have all this physical work, we also memorize at LEAST 3 songs! and that's just for halftime! not to mention our school song, our alma mater, and more!

Varsity athletes at our school have benefits, varsity football players have only 7 periods rather than 8, any varsity athlete may be exempt from taking a gym class for the semester that their sport takes place, and not to mention the love and attention from the entire rest of the school. We marching banders get NOTHING. Varsity marching band starts at junior year. Shouldn't, at the very least, juniors and seniors deserve the same benefits of the athletes? We put so much time and effort into sounding and looking great, yet we have none of the benefits. We deserve more benefits within the school. Either give everyone and the other, non-band students should be more accepting of and less rude to band students.

That's all. I love marching band and am passionate about it as well as concert band. I hate sports. With my entire being. So so so much. Some of my best memories in marching band are at football games, and not even because of the actual football game. The good thing about our band is that we have so much love for each other and we all enjoy being there so much.

All in all, sports SUCK and band is superior. nerds forever :)

-Raegan