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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 10:13:34 AM »
Boxing in 70's/80's and part of 90's for sure.

Gaelic Football in 00's was better than now (bar the Dubs) however some of the games this season have given me hope

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 10:26:00 AM »

Not rugby. It was always shit.
I reckon this is only thing you and I agree on.

Well, we can't have that. Rugby is great!  ;D

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2017, 10:31:25 AM »
Liverpool
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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2017, 10:58:38 AM »
Camogie

Camogie players from Toome in Monaghan take a break during a game.

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 11:18:04 AM »
Lions tours, used to be far more fun when the lions played the Christians.

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2017, 03:34:28 PM »
Aztecball, known as ullamaliztli. Similar to warrenball but with human sacrifice.

http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-ball-game.html

Surrounding the court were areas for spectators, nobles and judges. The structure would often include skull racks (tzompantli). These had a base with upright wood posts. Bars ran from post to post, adorned with the skulls of sacrifice victims. Sometimes the walls would show reliefs of the winners and losers of the past. In Tenochtitlan, the ball court was at the foot of the blood stained stairs of the temple, and the ball game itself would often be a scene of sacrifice. It is believed that the losing coach, or even the whole team, might be sacrificed

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2017, 04:17:25 PM »
It is believed that the losing coach, or even the whole team, might be sacrificed
Galway hurling?

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2017, 06:01:27 PM »
Cycling in the pre-EPO days. They say that even if others were doping you still stood a chance of beating them if you stayed clean. EPO made doping mandatory for anyone who just wanted to keep up.
The jerseys were way better too.

La Vie Claire, Z, Carrera, PDM etc.

https://cycling-jersey-collection.com/browse-collection/santini-toshiba-look-1988-team-retro-jersey/

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2017, 06:03:11 PM »
And let's not forget Channel 4's excellent cycling coverage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IMjb6sU5Mg

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2017, 06:43:52 PM »
Dont agree about Gaelic Football lads...have you ever watched the 70s and 80s videos of Kerry and the Dubs hoofing the ball up in the air and then seeing who can secure possession without being maimed???

It was the unpredictability of the game, the 50/50 balls, man to man aspect that made it more entertaining. Now most games would bore the hole off ya.

I couldn't agree more - there was no passing sideways and backwards. The man to man element is missing to a great extent today too.

In hurling you rarely see much ground hurling anymore - a great loss.

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2017, 07:53:37 PM »
The snooker used to be great entertainment. It's the kind of sport that needs personalities and the current crop couldn't be duller if they tried.

Soccer used to be enjoyable before the money got disgusting. Personally I can't watch it at all now and just find it sickening. It's especially stark in China where Carlos Tevez is getting about 600,000 a week, and the minimum wage is $327 a month. That's communism for you.

The standard in hurling is way better now but I would like to see a heavier sliotar. Too often it's a pot-shot competition from midfield and beyond. Teams don't need to work the ball close to goal.
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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2017, 11:09:50 PM »
The Star Sixes tournament is very good. Much more skillful and action packed than 11 a side.

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2017, 11:35:01 PM »
Sumo
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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2017, 11:43:54 PM »
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I like that jersey the best.  ;)

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2017, 12:05:24 AM »