Open Thread: Sports

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So this weekend was the Quidditch World Cup VI, in Kissimmee, FL.  So that happened.

As of my posting this, I don't yet know which of the 80 teams from various countries will be the World Cup Champion (though by the time you read this I will, and I'll certainly update you, even though you almost certainly don't care :P)  In the meantime I'll be out there, cheering for the Silicon Valley Skrewts and getting more sunburned than anyone should really ever get.

It's interesting to me, because if I'm honest with myself, I kinda like sports.  I used to be really into basketball when I was younger, and I discovered I like football in college.  But liking sports doesn't really fit the geeky stereotype - not to mention, I can rarely find fellow geeks who'll watch with me, and watching sports by yourself isn't much fun.  But quidditch, in addition to being a pretty neat sport in its own right (it's kinda like a combination of rugby, basketball, dodgeball, and wrestling), has that geek appeal that I can use to my advantage :D

Open thread!  Do you like sports?  Hate 'em?  Feel indifferent to 'em?  What's your favorite?  Would you rather play or watch?  Do you have any really good (or bad, for that matter) memories relating to sports?  Do you know of (or participate in) any unusual sports like quidditch?  To steal a question that was referenced at the games, what constitutes a "real" sport?  Would you consider quidditch (or ultimate frisbee, or underwater hockey, or the Redneck Games) to be "real" sports?  Why or why not?


Monday Reminder!  While I have fun coming up with pretty pictures and/or interesting “prompt” questions for open threads, you aren’t limited to those!  These threads are open - go wild, talk about whatever moves you!  (Just remember that this is still a safe space, please!)  

And as always, please post new comments, rather than replying to other comments!


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