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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2010, 06:49:21 PM »

Privateer motocross.  The guys have to come up with their own funding and fix their own bikes (self reliance) and then go out and race a bunch of other guys and win individually.  The MX des Nations was a pretty cool race when the riders had to do all of the maintenance during the entire race themselves.  And the technology is a big factor too.  It used to be that individual racers would come up with all kinds of cool tweaks and improvements to make their bikes faster themselves.  Now there are big teams and stuff that support the racers so it's not as much the same.

I'd say pretty much any individual level sport is more "libertarian" than any team sport though.  I used to run track & field and cross country and would say that's another more "libertarian" sport.

Any of these are certainly better than WWF wrestling.
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2010, 12:07:57 AM »

Midgets vs. Mascots MMA.

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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2010, 01:20:17 AM »

LMFAO!

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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2010, 02:07:57 AM »

Midgets vs. Mascots MMA.


now that is badass
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2011, 06:50:35 PM »

Dueling.
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2011, 12:02:24 PM »

Pro wrestling isn't so much a sport as an entertainment.

If you subtract "entertainment" from "sport", what you're left with is a treadmill.  Pro-wrestling requires very tough physical conditioning, and mastery of many other skills as well.  Preparation is a part of the sport too, I would even argue the most important part of the sport, while whether you win or lose in the performance itself often involves more luck than virtue - having the outcome scripted in advance does not diminish it at all.  A form of entertainment that hits the masculine sweet-spot the way pro-wrestling does but isn't scripted would involve a lot more injuries and deaths.


I think pro wrestling resembles ballet more than it does sports, in that it's highly choreographed and requires excellent training and physical conditioning.
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2011, 12:25:00 PM »


I passionately hate golf, as I do $10,000-a-tiny-bottle perfume or other pointless luxury.  I recognize a person's right to play golf if he so chooses, of course, but I just can't get over how freaking inefficient it is, and how could it even be called a sport if someone else carries your clubs or you ride in a golf-cart from hole to hole!  I'll have more respect for a person who uses all that land that a golf course requires to plant a food forest and hike through it with a backpack instead.


I was never a fan of golf, until I purchased this:  http://simgolf.ea.com/

It turns golf into a money-making activity, which makes it fun.  I went out and bought a set of golf clubs afterward, to try it for real.  It's not that bad playing it; watching it is still little more exciting than watching paint dry.  The only sport really worth watching is Bull-Riding.
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2011, 03:19:35 PM »

The biathalon.  [...]

(something about teamwork...I screwed up and I'm too lazy to fix it)


I'm with Shaw.  The biathlon also comes in new, relay formula.


Edited to recognize inaccuracy.
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2011, 11:42:30 PM »

Trolling WTFK.
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2011, 12:28:33 AM »

Surely, the most libertarian sport must be pigeon racing. You keep setting them free, and they keep coming back of their own free will.
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2011, 12:57:54 AM »

I necro'd this thread because Libman was afraid to, and now its catchin on :D
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2011, 12:06:04 PM »

See, this is why I'm such a big fan of necroing.  Now, because I was forbidden to necro this thread, we have two threads where there could have been one, taking up twice as much space in the listing, etc.  Toldyaso, Shaw.  (Respectfully)


Anyway, pigeon racing reminds me of On The Waterfront, a half-way commie movie.  I remember people keeping pigeons in Moscow; I doubt there's as much of it in NYC, though I've spent very little time there.  Both of those places are commie hellholes.  Way fewer pigeons in places where liberty-loving individuals choose to live.  And I'm not sure I'd describe pigeons as having "free will" that is comparable to libertarian Rational Economic Actors like humans.
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2011, 03:10:08 PM »

Obviously boxing chess. I can't imagine any other answer.
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2011, 05:11:11 PM »

Yeah, chessboxing...  I think it's been mentioned here on one of the deleted threads.  I used to have a bunch of 1st place chess championship trophies from high school (hey, it got me out of class), but I haven't played a match in 12 years, and I can't even stand the sight of a chessboard...  Must be the memories of my father making me play when I was very young...  It was a big Soviet pass-time intended to waste people's intellect...  And boxing / getting hit in the head doesn't make you much smarter either...  :|

As an alternative, I'm a big fan of coding and weightlifting.  You code for half an hour, then you do some sets, rinse, repeat.  Strains your forearms a bit though, so you can't type as fast.  :roll:





Oh, BTW, another libertarian connection to "pro" wrestling - Drew Carey!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60Sw0HTxYzc[/youtube]

I only found out about this because he's getting inducted into the WWE "Hall of Fame" this April 2nd!
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Re: The most libertarian sport
« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2011, 12:39:21 AM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_boxing

That is sweet. It mixes Jocks with Nerds for the ultimate battle of dominance.
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