Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Bizarre Bowling Lingo

BowlingEvery sport has a lingo players and fans use and it’s generally pretty easy to catch on to when you spend some time around it, at least for most sports. Bowling doesn’t seem to be one of those sports though. It seems like bowling has an endless amount of jargon which makes my head spin like a bowling ball! A lot of the terms make sense, but some of them are just too weird that I had to share!

First things first, I didn’t realize how many different ways the bowling pins could be left standing after the bowler’s first turn, known as a leave in bowling lingo, until I started learning what they were called. Here are a couple of the odd ones:

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Top Five Sports in the World: Popularity Wise

soccerAs much as most Americans would like to think that Football (American football, that is) or baseball make a huge dent in what the world considers to be a popular sport, upon doing some research, they will find that they are very much mistaken. Although baseball does rank in the top five, American football isn’t even on the list at all. So then, what are the top five sports in the entire world? Brace yourself. You may be a little surprised.

1. Football (aka, Soccer)
Not to be confused with football in the United States, soccer is the number one sport worldwide. Although it lacks popularity in the U.S. today, it thrives greatly in other nations.

2. Cricket
I know what you’re thinking, “Seriously?” Yes, I’m serious. In the past few years, it has gained more popularity than it has ever held before; therefore, making it highly competitive with soccer for popularity.

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Obscure Sports: Tackling the Way We Think About Sports

extreme ironingLet’s think about sports, which draw huge numbers of spectators in this country. Chances are, you’re thinking something along the lines of: “Baseball, football, basketball…” and you would be correct. And as entertaining as these sports are to watch, it’s refreshing to know that there actually are sports out there that are also very watchable, or at least fun to talk about. Here’s a list of some not-so-common sports to strike up conversation every time you get into a “typical sports” conversation rhythm and need a change.

1. Extreme ironing
This is a sport, which, according to the Extreme Ironing Bureau is, “the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt”. This extreme and rather bizarre sport was invented in England and has since spread worldwide. It has been performed underwater, on mountainsides and while parachuting.

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