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Ok sports fans, no matter the sport........
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Ok sports fans, no matter the sport........
Moreso for the old farts here, who know what recording on VCRs was like in the 80s, but regardless.

We have DVRs and on demand now, but how many people can pretend way after the fact a sporting event is live even though it is hours old or days old by the time you watch it?

I cant do that. I cannot sit through a 3 hour game when it is not real time as it happens and pretend it is live as it happens. 

Some people can, like going to see a movie that others have seen days before, but don't want the spoilers. 

In sports that is not the same. I cant watch a post recorded game and pretend the end isn't decided. 

If I miss a game while it is in real time, I simply watch the highlights in the news. But I am not going to expect my friends to not spoil the plot if I didn't watch it when it happened. IT ISN'T A MOVIE. 

It is like getting upset over movies about D-Day or Titanic. WE ALREADY KNOW!  And with sports, once the game is over, no matter who wins that too is recorded. There is no way to spoil reality. All you can do is watch the highlights. 

I simply do not get those who can and do watch post recorded sports and treat it like the ending isn't determined as if they were watching it in real time.
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#2
RE: Ok sports fans, no matter the sport........
Fuck you.

What difference does it make? Have you never watched a film or a television show more than once?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Ok sports fans, no matter the sport........
(December 11, 2020 at 10:31 am)Brian37 Wrote: Moreso for the old farts here, who know what recording on VCRs was like in the 80s, but regardless.

We have DVRs and on demand now, but how many people can pretend way after the fact a sporting event is live even though it is hours old or days old by the time you watch it?

I cant do that. I cannot sit through a 3 hour game when it is not real time as it happens and pretend it is live as it happens. 

Some people can, like going to see a movie that others have seen days before, but don't want the spoilers. 

In sports that is not the same. I cant watch a post recorded game and pretend the end isn't decided. 

If I miss a game while it is in real time, I simply watch the highlights in the news. But I am not going to expect my friends to not spoil the plot if I didn't watch it when it happened. IT ISN'T A MOVIE. 

It is like getting upset over movies about D-Day or Titanic. WE ALREADY KNOW!  And with sports, once the game is over, no matter who wins that too is recorded. There is no way to spoil reality. All you can do is watch the highlights. 

I simply do not get those who can and do watch post recorded sports and treat it like the ending isn't determined as if they were watching it in real time.

If it was a really good game there may have been some plays you missed.  Of course you know the end result but you probably didn't see everything that happened on the screen even with instant replay.

What's weird is that you LIVE in the 80s.  Your whole life is a loop of reruns and this is what gets your panties in a twist.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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RE: Ok sports fans, no matter the sport........
Do you also record video of paint drying so you can re-live that???


....

Wacky
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#5
RE: Ok sports fans, no matter the sport........
I often set games to record and watch them later.  That way, I can skip commercials and time outs.  I may or may not know the outcome.  Alabama is going to murder us tomorrow, while I'm hiking the hills.  I'll watch the carnage Sunday afternoon.  The basketball game is on SEC+, so I'll have to catch the highlights.
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RE: Ok sports fans, no matter the sport........
I have absolutely no problem with this, whether I know the outcome or not. As some have said, skipping advertisements and slow sections of the game is a plus. One reason is that I can't watch two games at once, so I might choose to watch one game in RT, then watch another one later. Another is that I get anxiety when I watch my favorite teams play, so I can watch the game more comfortably after the winner has been determined even if my team lost. I'm thankful for sports channels for replaying old games for this reason. Heck, I've been known to dig up really ancient games (like game from the 50's or even older) on Youtube and watch them and I find them fascinating. Thank goodness for high res recordings nowadays. That old over the air TV stuff was so grainy it huts my eyes.
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RE: Ok sports fans, no matter the sport........
(December 11, 2020 at 12:40 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Fuck you.

What difference does it make? Have you never watched a film or a television show more than once?

Boru

But sports is live. Recording it doesn't change the outcome after the live event is over. Some people can and do watch a post game game and can get lost in it. I am not one of those people. If the game is already over, I simply watch the news for highlights. But if I want to watch a particular game, I want to watch it live as it happens, not watch it like a movie.
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RE: Ok sports fans, no matter the sport........
(December 12, 2020 at 7:39 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(December 11, 2020 at 12:40 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Fuck you.

What difference does it make? Have you never watched a film or a television show more than once?

Boru

But sports is live. Recording it doesn't change the outcome after the live event is over. Some people can and do watch a post game game and can get lost in it. I am not one of those people. If the game is already over, I simply watch the news for highlights. But if I want to watch a particular game, I want to watch it live as it happens, not watch it like a movie.

Fuck you.

Sorry, but I’m still having trouble seeing the difference. If you can re-watch a film when you already know the outcome, why can’t you watch a sporting event when you already know the outcome? We all know Hans Gruber plummets to his death from Nakatomi Tower - do you only watch highlights of ‘Die Hard’?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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