Things that you should love, but for some reason you can't

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Djent music. For those not in to metal, djent is basically modern progressive rock which has a strong emphasis on rhythmic complexity and the low, palm muted, chugging riff which it's named after.

Now, I love heavy music, I love complex music, I love progressive rock and metal on the whole. I like plenty of music which has a strong emphasis on rhythm. I mean, amongst my favourite bands in ANY genre are Between The Buried And Me, Opeth, Dillinger Escape Plan and Converge. It ticks so many boxes that it should be something I listen to every day. However; excepting Meshuggah (metal gods) and maybe one or two other bands in the style, I find it just fucking boring to listen to. Most bands that I've heard sound very similar and most bands sound overproduced. What is supposed to be a style that's beefy as fuck with 8 or 9 string guitars just ends up sounding soft as shit because it's overproduced to the point of sterility. I also find that most bands seem to lack a genuine emotional punch.

Just so this isn't just a djent bashing thread (I do massively respect the technical ability of the musicians), there was also Death To 2020 by Charlie Brooker. I'm a huge fan of his and I love pretty much everything he's done, especially his "Wipe" shows, but this just seemed predictable and naff.

What things are there for you that, from the outside, seem like they are just your thing but you just can gel with?
 
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Hockey. Everything about it screams an absolutely perfect sport. Put altogether though...I can't follow the fucking puck, and I don't know how a score happened until they show a super slowmo replay. Can't watch a sport like that.
I've had a similar problem. People say that once you get used to it you can tell what's happening by watching the players rather than the puck. But still, even with high Res pictures, nightmare to follow.
 
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Djent drives me insane. Been a metal guy for years and started listening to it more again recently but that shit is annoying. Definitely in agreement with you on that.
 
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Being an English fella I should love football (soccer, Americans) but it's become a cunt of a sport.

I've thrown so much money at that sport, I used to follow City everywhere, fly back from abroad to watch them, buy all their shirts every year, buy all the other merchandise. Now football it's just full of petulant fucking wankers on £300k a week. That's ten times what I get in a year. Now with VAR it's even worse.

I chucked my dummy out and refused to pay to watch City again. I wasn't going to pay £60 a pop to see City get slaughtered.

This just doesn't just stand for City, by the way, it goes for United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester, Everton, Tottenham, anyone in the Prem.

Fuck that shit.

Football in this country is no longer a sport, it's a sporting franchise.
 
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I've had a similar problem. People say that once you get used to it you can tell what's happening by watching the players rather than the puck. But still, even with high Res pictures, nightmare to follow.
Yea. I'm trying to think of any other sport where I couldn't see the objective achieved in a regular basis... and I can't think of any like that. I have no idea what insane incredibly skillful thing happened until they show it really slow
 
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Gaelic football. The most played sport in Ireland. I should like it but its never appealed to me. It was watchable years ago but now it's more or less a dead sport to me. Teams being overly defensive, players tearing and dragging out of each other. It's just shit.

For anyone outside of Ireland that may have an interest in watching some Gaelic Games go for hurling. Infinitely more skillful and entertaining game.
 
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Being an English fella I should love football (soccer, Americans) but it's become a cunt of a sport.

I've thrown so much money at that sport, I used to follow City everywhere, fly back from abroad to watch them, buy all their shirts every year, buy all the other merchandise. Now football it's just full of petulant fucking wankers on £300k a week. That's ten times what I get in a year. Now with VAR it's even worse.

I chucked my dummy out and refused to pay to watch City again. I wasn't going to pay £60 a pop to see City get slaughtered.

This just doesn't just stand for City, by the way, it goes for United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester, Everton, Tottenham, anyone in the Prem.

Fuck that shit.

Football in this country is no longer a sport, it's a sporting franchise.
As an American, and an older one at that, I was never exposed to soccer AKA football as a youth and only saw it being rarely played on TV. I never developed a liking for it, and no matter how many times I've tried to get into the game, I just can't watch it for more than a few minutes at a time.

There's an Irish Pub near my house that opens early when the World Cup is played, or when important games-----to them at least----are being streamed and they will sometimes open at 6 a.m. to have fans come in to view the games, and believe it or not, they draw some large crowds, especially when the World Cup is being aired.

The only thing that amuses me about soccer is all the flopping that takes place. You'd think those guys were as fragile as Amir Khan's chin the way they hit the deck at the slightest touch.
 

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Being an English fella I should love football (soccer, Americans) but it's become a cunt of a sport.

I've thrown so much money at that sport, I used to follow City everywhere, fly back from abroad to watch them, buy all their shirts every year, buy all the other merchandise. Now football it's just full of petulant fucking wankers on £300k a week. That's ten times what I get in a year. Now with VAR it's even worse.

I chucked my dummy out and refused to pay to watch City again. I wasn't going to pay £60 a pop to see City get slaughtered.

This just doesn't just stand for City, by the way, it goes for United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester, Everton, Tottenham, anyone in the Prem.

Fuck that shit.

Football in this country is no longer a sport, it's a sporting franchise.
That’s your best post. I said the same when United got took over and Norfolk enchance was founded
 
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As an American, and an older one at that, I was never exposed to soccer AKA football as a youth and only saw it being rarely played on TV. I never developed a liking for it, and no matter how many times I've tried to get into the game, I just can't watch it for more than a few minutes at a time.

There's an Irish Pub near my house that opens early when the World Cup is played, or when important games-----to them at least----are being streamed and they will sometimes open at 6 a.m. to have fans come in to view the games, and believe it or not, they draw some large crowds, especially when the World Cup is being aired.

The only thing that amuses me about soccer is all the flopping that takes place. You'd think those guys were as fragile as Amir Khan's chin the way they hit the deck at the slightest touch.
Watch the Maidana fight, Khan's chin isn't fragile.

I see your point though, Gumbo, too many players will throw themselves on the floor to get a free kick or a penalty.

If you'd seen footy in the 60s and 70s you'd have seen a different game. Players then were as hard as nails, there was none of that shit happening.

Football today has become tainted, once they split the First Division from the rest of the league and turned it into the Premiership in 1992 they might as well have closed the game down, the game was ruined. Money took over, the players turned into fuckheads, game was ruined. I stopped going to games a few years ago. I wasn't throwing £60 a game to watch a bunch of fannies play.
 
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Gaelic football. The most played sport in Ireland. I should like it but its never appealed to me. It was watchable years ago but now it's more or less a dead sport to me. Teams being overly defensive, players tearing and dragging out of each other. It's just shit.

For anyone outside of Ireland that may have an interest in watching some Gaelic Games go for hurling. Infinitely more skillful and entertaining game.
Hurling is absolutely fantastic......which leads to my nest post in this thread
 
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watching sports in general.
I played football in highschool, the other football my whole life. Coached it for a few years. Was a provincial level discus and javelin thrower. Thaiboxed for years after. Decent amateur record.

I cant really watch sports.
I can watch the fights, but thats it.

If someone said do you want to watch the superbowl or go for a hike, Ill go for a hike.
Just no interest in watching other guys play a game.
 
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As an American, and an older one at that, I was never exposed to soccer AKA football as a youth and only saw it being rarely played on TV. I never developed a liking for it, and no matter how many times I've tried to get into the game, I just can't watch it for more than a few minutes at a time.

There's an Irish Pub near my house that opens early when the World Cup is played, or when important games-----to them at least----are being streamed and they will sometimes open at 6 a.m. to have fans come in to view the games, and believe it or not, they draw some large crowds, especially when the World Cup is being aired.

The only thing that amuses me about soccer is all the flopping that takes place. You'd think those guys were as fragile as Amir Khan's chin the way they hit the deck at the slightest touch.
Players go down from relatively light contact because if they didn't, the referee wouldn't call a foul even when there is one. It's not a great state of affairs but it makes sense why it happens. Now, people diving when there was no contact is another matter and something they should be harsher on
 

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Being an English fella I should love football (soccer, Americans) but it's become a cunt of a sport.

I've thrown so much money at that sport, I used to follow City everywhere, fly back from abroad to watch them, buy all their shirts every year, buy all the other merchandise. Now football it's just full of petulant fucking wankers on £300k a week. That's ten times what I get in a year. Now with VAR it's even worse.

I chucked my dummy out and refused to pay to watch City again. I wasn't going to pay £60 a pop to see City get slaughtered.

This just doesn't just stand for City, by the way, it goes for United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester, Everton, Tottenham, anyone in the Prem.

Fuck that shit.

Football in this country is no longer a sport, it's a sporting franchise.
As a young lad I was a Liverpool fan but gradually became disillusioned with Premier League football when I approached my early 20's and ever since then have just followed my local side who are non-league.
 

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As a young lad I was a Liverpool fan but gradually became disillusioned with Premier League football when I approached my early 20's and ever since then have just followed my local side who are non-league.
I applaud you, Ant.

I follow Whitby Town FC, North Yorkshire, have done for years.

I'm not shelling out £60 a game for City plus the £5 beers, £20 in food etc to watch fuckheads anymore. Give me Whitby Town, £10 in, £4 pie and peas, £3 a pint and glorious scenery. If you haven't been there, you should.

Keep on supporting your local non-league team, Ant, we need more like you, seriously.
 
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As an American, and an older one at that, I was never exposed to soccer AKA football as a youth and only saw it being rarely played on TV. I never developed a liking for it, and no matter how many times I've tried to get into the game, I just can't watch it for more than a few minutes at a time.

There's an Irish Pub near my house that opens early when the World Cup is played, or when important games-----to them at least----are being streamed and they will sometimes open at 6 a.m. to have fans come in to view the games, and believe it or not, they draw some large crowds, especially when the World Cup is being aired.

The only thing that amuses me about soccer is all the flopping that takes place. You'd think those guys were as fragile as Amir Khan's chin the way they hit the deck at the slightest touch.

This used to be English football back in the early 90s. It was more violent and rugged going further back through time. Unfortunately foreigners are pathetic as a people in general so have ruined our game turning into a bastardisation of the soccer you get abroad. The type of antics that Spanish, South American, African or Italian players get up to really does taint the sport. Those peoples see diving, flopping and cheating as a way of life, it is why you can never trust them on or off the pitch.

As a sport though it is something you have to find an attachment to of some sort in order to make way of the boring games. Football is full of many different styles of play, an incredibly complex game that flows freely rather than being a complex stop start game like NFL. A side going into a game only designing to get a 0-0 draw can meet another side hoping for the same thing,, which is terrible viewing. Even top sides have managers that are defensive which is a killer from an entertainment point of view.
 

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This used to be English football back in the early 90s. It was more violent and rugged going further back through time. Unfortunately foreigners are pathetic as a people in general so have ruined our game turning into a bastardisation of the soccer you get abroad. The type of antics that Spanish, South American, African or Italian players get up to really does taint the sport. Those peoples see diving, flopping and cheating as a way of life, it is why you can never trust them on or off the pitch.

As a sport though it is something you have to find an attachment to of some sort in order to make way of the boring games. Football is full of many different styles of play, an incredibly complex game that flows freely rather than being a complex stop start game like NFL. A side going into a game only designing to get a 0-0 draw can meet another side hoping for the same thing,, which is terrible viewing. Even top sides have managers that are defensive which is a killer from an entertainment point of view.
This is a very good post.