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Title: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: 5 Sams on July 13, 2017, 10:57:20 PM
...definitely boxing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvh9rYN4MHo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx9qdmnWQIk



Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: BennyCake on July 13, 2017, 11:04:21 PM
Gaelic, soccer, tennis, boxing, cycling, snooker.

Not rugby. It was always shit.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Owen Brannigan on July 13, 2017, 11:10:24 PM
Gaelic, soccer, tennis, boxing, cycling, snooker.

Not rugby. It was always shit.

Actually rugby is alone in being better today than long ago regardless of whether you consider it to be always shit.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: 5 Sams on July 13, 2017, 11:13:42 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???
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: BennyCake on July 13, 2017, 11:35:01 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.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: armaghniac on July 13, 2017, 11:42:49 PM
Gladiatorial fighting, archery, jousting, galley racing, woman rolling.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: seafoid on July 13, 2017, 11:59:01 PM
Soccer wasn't neoliberal. The FA Cup used to be interesting. Steaua Bucharest and Red Star Belgrade were European champions
Rugby was safer. The French used to do interesting stuff
The jerseys were better
Saturday afternoon telly was a sport extravaganza
It was pre Murdoch

Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: sid waddell on July 14, 2017, 12:15:34 AM
Real tennis.

Some action at Hampton Court back in the day. The key to winning was to not lose one's head.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Eamonnca1 on July 14, 2017, 12:27:23 AM
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.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: sid waddell on July 14, 2017, 12:38:07 AM
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.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: seafoid on July 14, 2017, 02:49:41 AM
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/
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: omaghjoe on July 14, 2017, 06:30:43 AM
Gaelic, soccer, tennis, boxing, cycling, snooker.

Not rugby. It was always shit.

Is this sports or languages?
I suppose it was better tho before all the anglicisation creep
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Orior on July 14, 2017, 08:40:29 AM
Hopscotch
1 2 3 red lights
Skipping
Three legged racing
Tiddlywinks
Hide and seek
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Shamrock Shore on July 14, 2017, 09:26:11 AM
Wrestling in the 70s. Giant Haystacks, Big daddy etc on UTV on a Sat afternoon.

Wrestling now is......well, I don't know what it is to be honest.

Boxing for sure as well.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: laoislad on July 14, 2017, 10:00:58 AM

Not rugby. It was always shit.
I reckon this is only thing you and I agree on.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Taylor 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

Tennis


Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: BennyCake 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
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: seafoid on July 14, 2017, 10:31:25 AM
Liverpool
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Main Street on July 14, 2017, 10:58:38 AM
Camogie

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


Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Kilkevan on July 14, 2017, 11:18:04 AM
Lions tours, used to be far more fun when the lions played the Christians.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: seafoid 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

When men were men
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Bord na Mona man 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?
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Eamonnca1 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/








Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Eamonnca1 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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IMjb6sU5Mg)
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: The Boy Wonder 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.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Asal Mor 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.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Asal Mor 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.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: ONeill on July 14, 2017, 11:35:01 PM
Sumo
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Captain Obvious on July 14, 2017, 11:43:54 PM


I like that jersey the best.  ;)
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: manfromdelmonte on July 15, 2017, 12:05:24 AM
Italian Football

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHXfHFNlJ_w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHXfHFNlJ_w)
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: mouview 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.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Asal Mor 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.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: thewobbler 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.

Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: seafoid 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.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: punt kick on July 15, 2017, 11:18:40 AM
The bullets - less traffic to worry about.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: armaghniac 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?
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: thewobbler 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.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: SuperMac 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




Also the old Top Ace handball tournament on RTE presented by Mick Dunne


Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: trileacman 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).
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: SuperMac 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 !!!

http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Indoor_League
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: seafoid on July 15, 2017, 04:46:51 PM
Superstars all the way from Belfield with Pat Spillane putting it up to the soccer lads.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Kilkevan 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).

+10
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: punt kick 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).

+10

Also known as soccer.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: imtommygunn on July 15, 2017, 10:03:39 PM
And darts. And cricket. And f1. Though to be fair 2020 has changed cricket.
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: Wildweasel74 on July 15, 2017, 11:31:56 PM
People thought cycling was honest and real bit like the WWF
Title: Re: Sports that were better in the "Olden" days..
Post by: ziggy90 on July 16, 2017, 12:07:13 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 !!!

http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Indoor_League

Yes. And played most of 'em.  :D