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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2017, 01:15:52 AM »
World Cup tournaments. '82 and '86 were seminal events. '84 Euro championships were great also. Middleweight boxing was at it's peak in the 80s probably too.

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2017, 08:32:07 AM »
World Cup tournaments. '82 and '86 were seminal events. '84 Euro championships were great also. Middleweight boxing was at it's peak in the 80s probably too.
The dutch in '88 were pretty magical too.

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2017, 10:25:19 AM »
The only sport that was clearly much better back then is F1. More risks, more crashes, more unpredictability. Engineers and health & safety have combined to ruin it.

For any other sport, it's just your mind playing tricks.


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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2017, 11:11:44 AM »
The only sport that was clearly much better back then is F1. More risks, more crashes, more unpredictability. Engineers and health & safety have combined to ruin it.

For any other sport, it's just your mind playing tricks.
More deaths as well though. I remember the shock when Senna died.
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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2017, 11:18:40 AM »
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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2017, 12:51:35 PM »
The only sport that was clearly much better back then is F1. More risks, more crashes, more unpredictability. Engineers and health & safety have combined to ruin it.

For any other sport, it's just your mind playing tricks.

Is horse racing any different than 25 years ago?
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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2017, 01:18:57 PM »
The only sport that was clearly much better back then is F1. More risks, more crashes, more unpredictability. Engineers and health & safety have combined to ruin it.

For any other sport, it's just your mind playing tricks.

Is horse racing any different than 25 years ago?

The Grand National definitely is.

Course records get quicker all the time too, so the standard must be getting better, if not more competitive.

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2017, 02:10:16 PM »
Show jumping was huge as a tv sport, some riders were household names such as Eddie Macken, David Broome, Harvey Smith who was famous for giving the judges the two fingers :D

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2017, 04:35:09 PM »
Sports nowadays can pretty much be categorised into two distinct groups. Sports (one that have changed very little in 50 years) and sky sports (sports that have changed very little in 50 years but are hyped to the bollocks).
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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2017, 04:38:58 PM »
Anyone remember Indoor League in the 70's ? Featured all sorts of games from table, soccer to arm wrestling to darts :) We were easily entertained back then !!!

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2017, 04:46:51 PM »
Superstars all the way from Belfield with Pat Spillane putting it up to the soccer lads.
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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2017, 08:42:07 PM »
Sports nowadays can pretty much be categorised into two distinct groups. Sports (one that have changed very little in 50 years) and sky sports (sports that have changed very little in 50 years but are hyped to the bollocks).

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2017, 09:55:23 PM »
Sports nowadays can pretty much be categorised into two distinct groups. Sports (one that have changed very little in 50 years) and sky sports (sports that have changed very little in 50 years but are hyped to the bollocks).

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2017, 10:03:39 PM »
And darts. And cricket. And f1. Though to be fair 2020 has changed cricket.

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Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2017, 11:31:56 PM »
People thought cycling was honest and real bit like the WWF