Author Topic: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?  (Read 1112 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Dammit Carl!

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 1398
Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« on: October 02, 2021, 08:36:09 PM »
Currently enjoying the "Bare Knuckle," stuff on YouTube - brutal (of course) but takes out the MMA stuff and seems to re-focus on old school boxing but with modern sensibilities; referees step in mighty damn quick and shut any MMA "reactions," down pronto and owing to the newness of the sport, the boxers aren't these polished hype machines so we don't get that McGregor-esque bullshit (so far).  Saw an episode filmed in Omaha, I think, where a lot of Nebraska talent did great, for example.

And am always digging the deep video dives into the classic boxers that are out there.

How 'bout you folks?

Offline Destraex

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 2162
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2021, 09:19:44 AM »
Rugby Union of late - world cup is not until next year. Yes it is a proper world cup like soccer is... well not as many countries but a lot. Just watched some recent test matches. Enjoying trying to learn the finer points of the incredibly complex rules of Rugger.

NFL - All set to watch some American Football. I watched some of the draft this year. Have never seen that before. Looking forward to watching some games.

Soccer\Football - Will take some matches in most likely. Although soccer can be kinda pedestian with the diving and passing back and forth.

Ice Hockey - Want to catch some of those games as well. But the season is not here. Have never really watched that.
"They only asked the Light Brigade to do it once"

Offline Jarhead0331

  • Judge Advocate General
  • Administrator
  • Arquebusier
  • *
  • Posts: 15312
  • Global Moderator, General Counsel, Heavy Weapons
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2021, 09:32:55 AM »
Currently enjoying the "Bare Knuckle," stuff on YouTube - brutal (of course) but takes out the MMA stuff and seems to re-focus on old school boxing but with modern sensibilities; referees step in mighty damn quick and shut any MMA "reactions," down pronto and owing to the newness of the sport, the boxers aren't these polished hype machines so we don't get that McGregor-esque bullshit (so far).  Saw an episode filmed in Omaha, I think, where a lot of Nebraska talent did great, for example.

And am always digging the deep video dives into the classic boxers that are out there.

How 'bout you folks?

Also watching some of the bare knuckle stuff. Street Beefs are entertaining because the fighters are very amateur and they tend to be more like backyard brawls. Finally, Russian slap contests are still totally amazing.
Grogheads Uber Alles
Semper Grog
"No beast is more alpha than JH." Gusington, 10/23/18


Offline Gusington

  • The Jewish Missile
  • Global Moderator
  • Tercio
  • *****
  • Posts: 47257
  • You must be at most 'this tall' to ride the Gus.
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 02:25:56 PM »
Hahaha I didnít think anyone watched the Russian slap contests besides me!
"I'm not even dead and I'm rolling over in my grave."

- Toonces

Offline Dammit Carl!

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 1398
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2021, 03:55:43 PM »
Will have to look that one up; have only seen the highlight stuff where super-tat guy gets his DNA re-arranged by some enormous fellow on the other end of the table.

Offline Destraex

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 2162
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2021, 09:42:25 PM »
I tell you what. Just finished South Africa VS All Blacks (New Zealand). Man that was a good game. So parmped after that one.

BTW anybody got a youtube link to the bare knuckle stuff you guys are talking about?
"They only asked the Light Brigade to do it once"

Offline Sir Slash

  • Arquebusier
  • ***
  • Posts: 13227
  • Co Butt-Kicker-For-Goodness of Minsc and Boo
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2021, 01:56:52 PM »
I've never seen any Bare-Knuckles stuff but I love the UFC. Or did before it went solo with more PPV fights. I only rarely watch it now.
"Take a look at that". Sgt. Wilkerson-- CMBN. His last words after spotting a German tank on the other side of a hedgerow.

Offline Dammit Carl!

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 1398
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2021, 05:46:25 PM »
BTW anybody got a youtube link to the bare knuckle stuff you guys are talking about?


Offline Destraex

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 2162
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2021, 05:04:35 AM »
thx Carl :)
"They only asked the Light Brigade to do it once"

Offline Dammit Carl!

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 1398
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2021, 12:34:11 PM »
I say "stuff," too much; my apologies.  Time to utilize the online thesaurus.

Offline Destraex

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 2162
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2021, 09:17:14 PM »
In case anybody is interested here. The highlights of South Africa vs New Zealand in Rugby Union. It's probably meaningless to you boys as NFL was to me without knowing the rules and tactical\strategic positions for context.
"They only asked the Light Brigade to do it once"

Offline Jarhead0331

  • Judge Advocate General
  • Administrator
  • Arquebusier
  • *
  • Posts: 15312
  • Global Moderator, General Counsel, Heavy Weapons
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2021, 03:36:23 PM »
These guys are mostly Russian and Eastern European and are mostly all tough as nails. Watch the two guys at 6:48. My God.

« Last Edit: October 07, 2021, 03:46:32 PM by Jarhead0331 »
Grogheads Uber Alles
Semper Grog
"No beast is more alpha than JH." Gusington, 10/23/18


Offline Dammit Carl!

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 1398
Re: Fighting Science Sports - What are you watching?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2021, 06:46:42 PM »
The "Rhythm Boxing," channel on YouTube is a trove of highlights of the boxers of yore (okay, 70's onward mostly for now) and up until a few notables from today.  I'd say give it a look.

And that TopDog footage...dang.  Kinda reminds me of "Friday Night Fights," on USA back in the day where pretty much any dude off the street could seemingly get some time in the ring.