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Football probably, it's fun to play and simple. I usually play defender or goalkeeper though because I suck at anything resembling scoring. For watching on TV I'm a huge ice hockey fan, but generally any sport where my nation is competing I will watch. For video games it's also football or ice hockey, I'm especially a fan of management games.
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skateboarding...I cant stand many sports but for some reason there is something i really like about skating
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This is better advice than I thought. I appreciate it, guys.
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I think THIS is the bad advice, for ANY type of player. Wyrm's advice is good in a general sense. Honestly, the only way to get better is to play. The ONLY way. You can get advice, you can read books, and these will give you good ideas, and tell you what direction to go in, but there is NO substitute to actually playing live.

KTT, don't go from online to live and play the same. The difference in the two is astounding.

EDIT-After a thought, Truth's advice is pretty good for limit poker. Not good for no limit. Vice versa for Wyrm's.

Sorry, I cannot agree. No limit is a game about CALCULATED agressiveness, not about random betting. A new player just does not know how to read betting patterns enough to go exploring with 5/6 offsuit. You're going to lose a LOT of dead money that way.
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I don't know what BIG injuries you're talking about, moss is fine, and will play for sure on friday.
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Martial Arts and Parkour are both up there. I think that has to do with it being less about organized play and more about individualistic effort.
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Truth has the right idea.  Until you get enough experience to read betting patterns and start getting a better feel of the game, you're better off with  Truth's advice.
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I live in Hamilton and it's Ti-Cat crazy here so I hate the CFL, because Ti-Cats suck ass.
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so BIG might be an exageration, but we already have an injured list with some key players on it. Seymour, for instance?
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I usually don't do sports that much, but probably tennis. It's the most exciting sport for me. I only play it a few times in the summer though. I rarely watch sports from TV, Wimbledon and European football championships are the only things that I find even remotely interesting. However, I guess any sport can be interesting if you have something to root for. In Wimbledon I root for Jarkko Nieminen and in the European football championships I root for Portugal for no reason at all.
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Martial Arts, Pool, and Boxing. Love 'em all.
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Let me clarify a tad. I don't think random betting is the best way to go. I think it is better than confining yourself to a set of certain "rules" to how you play, because the experienced players will recognize it immediately, and when you DO have a winning hand, you won't get any money for it.

I can agree if you want to cut your losses, play that way. But if you want to win money, don't. I also agree, that going against your advice would be really hard for a new player.

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Baseball has and will always be my favorite sport. Though it's not as much fun watching it as it is playing it. Though that principle goes for a lot of sports imo.
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Dont let them catch on... Bet in odd strides like if you have really good cards bet decent and on the next set of betting bid low so they stay in and maybe even raise... getting you morr chips.  irrational betting is key and try not to act surprized or panic if you have a good or bad hand... people can detect that from a mile away if there any bit good.

Man, haha. What?(this is exactly why I rarely play with people outside casinos, because they think this is a really good idea)

Yeah, I would suggest reading up on the subject first. You can actually get a swing of "how" the game works by playing online, but it's absolutely horrible if you plan on playing with real people. I would suggest getting a bunch of friends together and learning together, but that shit is just really annoying.

Poker is a situational type of game, and you win by reading how your opponent plays and learning their patterns. You can't really take anyones advice, because from the posts already, there's so many different types of ways to play, it's best to just find out yourself. Some people play tight, others are aggressive, some mix it up.

http://www.amazon.com/Phil-Hellmuths-Texas-Holdem-Hellmuth/dp/0060780193
This is a really good book man, Phil Hellmouth is like a legend(but kind of a douche).

Once you learn how to play the game, it's really really fun. I used to play a lot in casinos, and you learn a lot from different people. I was having this conversation with one of my friends and we were talking about a decent player easily losing to a really bad one. The thing with bad players is they form no strategy and they just bet up until the river, and decent players have no idea what the hell is going on.

If i'm really bored, I'll play online. People are so bad at it though they just fire down bet/raise like it's nothing.
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Man, I love the CFL. With less downs and a larger field there is a ridiculous amount of passing compared to the NFL and overall it is a lot more engaging to watch.

I have always wondered how people can stand watching the NFL with its 2 yard run, 2 yard run, incomplete pass, punt shit that takes like half and hour for a single set of down and is just really not fun to watch.

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Houston Rockets now have Luis Scola, argentine and multiple MVP of Europe's League.
This guy has what we call over here "garra", so be sure check up this guy.
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I've never seen any Canadian Football played, so I really don't know what makes unique besides the changes in downs and yards. Besides a lot more passing, does anything also really differ?

I did some reading on the CFL and I really wish they had come through with their plan to have 10 USA teams and 10 Canadian teams, I love the NFL and AFL but another league couldn't hurt. The additional revenue from US TV networks would probably have had a huge boom on the whole league.

Well I hope they have some of the games on TV here so I can actually see what it's like. Winnipeg isn't too far away from home so I suppose if I wanted to see a team.

Actually, are tickets to the Grey Cup really hard to come by?
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so BIG might be an exageration, but we already have an injured list with some key players on it. Seymour, for instance?

Seymour has been on the injured list in one way or another for like 3 years.
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Football.
My team is Boca Juniors. Currently we are the football team with most international cups won in the world. More than Milan and Real Madrid (we even defeated them in the Intercontinental Cups).
We are also one of the three only football teams that have the UNICEF shield on the shirt. The two other teams are Barcelona and Chelsea.
What's so great about these things is that Boca is a South American team and does not have all the money that European teams do have, yet Boca is still one of the most important football clubs in a worldwide magnitude.
Our local nemesis is River Plate, and they are doing so badly these years that Boca Jr. has more international thirst than local.
Plus we have Roman Riquelme in our team. One of the best player in the world and so incredibly underrated by Europe. The explanation to this is that Europe likes fast football which imo is boring. Roman has visionary skills to play paused football, which imo is more "poetic" and orchestrated.
Way to go.

Basketball.
I root the Spurs because of Manu Ginobili.
If I had to decide which is the current best sportman in our country, that would be Manu Ginobili. Not only he managed something that very few terrific players get in their lifetime, 3 NBA rings, he is also one of the Spurs' Big Three. His is best when time is short and the pressure is too high. You don't see MVP Parker doing the last quarters as much as you see Ginobili. Coach Pop tells the guy to pass the ball to Ginobili when the ball is hot. Because this guy simply has the nerves to fight hard times.
But Ginobili is not only NBA.
He lead the Argentine basketball team to the gold medal in the Athena Olympics 2004 (where we smashed the Dream Team in semifinals). In 2001 we almost won the World Cup, losing due to a bad referee decision.
Plus he is our greatest sport ambassador in America, a country so imperial and xenophobic in their sports.

Tennis.
Although we miss the times when we had FOUR tennis players in the Top Ten (that was 2 years ago) with Guillermo Coria, Guillermo Cañas, Gaston Gaudio and David Nalbandian, I love this sport.
The latest great cup won by an argentine happened in 2005 when David Nalbandian defeated Roger Federer (who is in his way to become the greatest tennist player alltime, he's practically undefeatable) to seize the Master Cup. (This is a Cup that although has 8 players and lasts a week, only the Top 8 seeders can play it. Therefore it is a cup as important as a Grand Slam. Around 1400000 dollah for the winner.).
And though we won 5 ATP tournaments this year (3 by Pico Monaco, 1 Chela and 1 from Willy Cañas), the most amazing thing that happened this year was Willy Cañas amazing return to the top 20 after being unfairly suspended.
In this meteoric return, Cañas did the unbelievable... twice:
in less than 2 weeks he defeated Nº1 Roger Federer two times.
First at the Indian Wells. Then at ATP Miami and finishes as a finalist.
Nobody except Nadal on clay (Nº2 of the world and emperor of clay courts, owns an unbelievable record of 81 consecutive wins on clay, this is like 3 years of not losing on clay) can do this to Federer.

Tennis is also the sport I enjoy most to play on my own