travis12
We've all gone to sporting events and hated the game we attended. And we've all known we were going to hate the event even before attending it, whether it was a youth soccer game, a random Legion game, or a pro game for a team we disliked but got free tickets for. But sometimes just when you think a game is going to suck, it doesn't. So,

What is the most suprisingly enjoyable sporting event you've ever been to, one that you thought you were going to hate but ended up having a good time at? And why?
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roadkill1
Mine was an NAIA Soccer game.
I don't particularly like soccer (generational thing) but I had a vested interest in 1 of the teams.
Playoffs.
Pouring down rain.
45 degrees.
#1(Cardinal Stritch) seed versus a #8(Robert Morris) seed.
It was very physical, no whining just 2 teams playing their butts off.
Tons of heart.
Down 2-1 with 20 some seconds left, the #8 seed got a cross kick into the forward who headed the pass in for the tying goal.
Game went to over time - Golden Goal.

BOTH teams scored but had the goals called back due to offsides!!

Stritch won 3-2, but after that game my respect for soccer went up big time!
I really enjoyed that game!

I am all about heart and these 2 teams gave all they had!!

"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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playa4life
Championship game of state volleyball tournament senior year. We were fine going in and excited to be there and all, however we were the major underdog trying to beat a team that had won state for many years in a row. We went in thinking the game would be a joke and there was no chance we would win. ?Long story short, it went to 5 games and we beat them! It was so exciting and totally unexpected. It was also the first state championship in over 50 years for my school, which made it that much better.
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memorialbball
I would have to say a Bowling Tournament in Milwaukee that my cousin was in. I was just like great I have to sit and watch bowling for 6 hours and I can bearly stand playing it myself for an hour. I had to say it was fun. My cousin faced some good bowlers and it just seemed like everytime it was going to be a strike and most of the time it was. I beleive one of the guys my cousin faced had a strike except for one time when he got a spare. I just got into the competitiveness of the sport, like when someone scored a strike or a spare you had to come back and match it. I am usually just used to bowling for fun and at parties and never really thought it could hold up to be a fun sport.
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coach40
I would have to go with a LaCrosse game. My son was in boy scouts and earned these free tickets to a game at the Xcel. Going in it I was not looking for anything spectatular but was thoroughly impressed by the game. It was fast paced and physical too. THe nice part was that the action was quality stuff. I used to laugh at lacrosse thinking it was a loser sport (no offense to anyone here that played it) but came away with a new found thrill for the sport!
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pinetar
this is not a sporting "event" that I went to but my roommate who was a big video gamer and has the lingo all down (noob, pwn, etc.) he was into the "non traditional" sports like paintball and he was into running like crazy so when he asked me if I wanted to go "frolfing" with him I was very skepitcal but I figured what the heck I'll give it a shot...for anyone who doesn't know..."frolfing" is frisbee golf...not being a huge fan of throwing the frisbee around with my friends and feeling like some hippie I didn't want to go...but when I went and realized that its not your traditional frisbee and you have different "clubs" that it was actually pretty cool...I got into it (not to the extent my roommate does) but I had a great time and it was very competitive after a while but I just never thought of any thing involving a frisbee as fun/entertaining/competitive/and full of strategy as frolfing...
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alandoamazing
This actually just happened to me recently. It was what I thought was the last soccer game of my sister's high school career. Living Word was a 7 seed and Dominican was the 2. So I figured I would go and watch seeing as it was probably her last soccer game ever (shes playing bball in college). So I went and it started out like I thought it would, Dominican was controlling the ball and scored relatively early and after that there wasn't much action until about ten minutes left in the game.

The coach, in desperation, put in a player who actually wasn't supposed to play because of a hamstring injury. She can actually do flip throws, which is amazing because its basically a corner kick from the sideline. So she goes in for a throw in and they almost get the goal off of it and i figured that was their last hope. But about a minute later there was another out of bounds and this time they actually got the goal off of it. So that actually tied it up 1-1 and the reaction of the Dominican fans and coach was priceless. Then, another 2 or 3 minutes go by, and I don't know why, but a dominican player cleared it out of bounds. The goalie tries to catch the throw in but biffs it and it goes into the goal. Now we go up 2-1 with about 5 minutes left and the reaction of the cominican fans and coach is even better this time.

Dominican played dirty the whole game and now the frustration was so much a girl on their team threw a punch and got carded. LW managed to control the ball enough to drain the clock and they won the game, the first ever post season girls soccer win in school history. The Dominican fans were stunned and one kid yelled about some missed offsides or something, which i responded with a nice "scoreboard" which got me flicked off. The Dominican coach ran out on the field and screamed at the ref and got red carded. It was the best soccer game I've ever watched, it was awesome! It was also awesome because even though my sister is probably the best player in the conference, although on an average team she scored like the third most goals in conference, she gets shafted every year for all conference and got nothing this year. So beating Dominican, who is in the conference in the post season was awesome.

Definitely a game that I thought would be much, much less than it was. It was so sweet! I got more into at the end than the Wisconsin-FSU bball game this year and that is saying something!
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travis12
road kill wrote:


Mine was an NAIA Soccer game.
I don't particularly like soccer (generational thing) but I had a vested interest in 1 of the teams.
Playoffs.
Pouring down rain.
45 degrees.
#1(Cardinal Stritch) seed versus a #8(Robert Morris) seed.
It was very physical, no whining just 2 teams playing their butts off.
Tons of heart.
Down 2-1 with 20 some seconds left, the #8 seed got a cross kick into the forward who headed the pass in for the tying goal.
Game went to over time - Golden Goal.

BOTH teams scored but had the goals called back due to offsides!!

Stritch won 3-2, but after that game my respect for soccer went up big time!
I really enjoyed that game!

I am all about heart and these 2 teams gave all they had!!



Winner. Apparently not a very popular question as there was only 6 answers.
Brock Michael Wilson -- 6/30/2011; 9 lbs, 13 oz & 21 in

10/22/2010 -- 598,210 pageviews for WSN

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alandoamazing
pistolpetefan23 wrote:


road kill wrote:


Mine was an NAIA Soccer game.
I don't particularly like soccer (generational thing) but I had a vested interest in 1 of the teams.
Playoffs.
Pouring down rain.
45 degrees.
#1(Cardinal Stritch) seed versus a #8(Robert Morris) seed.
It was very physical, no whining just 2 teams playing their butts off.
Tons of heart.
Down 2-1 with 20 some seconds left, the #8 seed got a cross kick into the forward who headed the pass in for the tying goal.
Game went to over time - Golden Goal.

BOTH teams scored but had the goals called back due to offsides!!

Stritch won 3-2, but after that game my respect for soccer went up big time!
I really enjoyed that game!

I am all about heart and these 2 teams gave all they had!!



Winner. Apparently not a very popular question as there was only 6 answers.


Seriously? I would like to appeal the results. What criteria is this based on? Recount please! Haha
A pessimist is always alone. An optimist is always just two people away from a threesome.
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roadkill1
Alando=Amazing wrote:


pistolpetefan23 wrote:


road kill wrote:


Mine was an NAIA Soccer game.
I don't particularly like soccer (generational thing) but I had a vested interest in 1 of the teams.
Playoffs.
Pouring down rain.
45 degrees.
#1(Cardinal Stritch) seed versus a #8(Robert Morris) seed.
It was very physical, no whining just 2 teams playing their butts off.
Tons of heart.
Down 2-1 with 20 some seconds left, the #8 seed got a cross kick into the forward who headed the pass in for the tying goal.
Game went to over time - Golden Goal.

BOTH teams scored but had the goals called back due to offsides!!

Stritch won 3-2, but after that game my respect for soccer went up big time!
I really enjoyed that game!

I am all about heart and these 2 teams gave all they had!!



Winner. Apparently not a very popular question as there was only 6 answers.


Seriously? I would like to appeal the results. What criteria is this based on? Recount please! Haha


Thanks PP, I am humbled at having this "Major" award bestowed upon one so undeserving!!
My story was just a very difficult story to top!![]

"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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