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Why do so many people act like a person who's fannish about video games (that aren't sports games I guess?) cant possibly also be fannish about sports. Neither are rare and unusual hobbies, the crossover must be fairly large.

Brought to you by a stupid 'Lol u like sportsball wtf' comment I got from a friend of a friend

@smutpeddler
I got no notification for this and I didn't see it till now I'm sorry! Rugby is my sport I'm a season ticket holder for Leinster. 😅

@rydia
Oh rugby, huh? That's hardcore! It kinda reminds me of my beloved American football except no pads or helmets and much more scrummage, lol.

@smutpeddler
I had a very brief rugby playing career in uni before I got injured badly... during practise. It is tough! So now I just watch. I know absolutely nothing about American football except what I've seen in films (huddles! Blue 42!) So that's probably basically nothing at all. 😅 it has become more popular here though! I have friends who travel to the NFL games in London

@rydia lol, "blue 42" is from Ace Ventura! It's terrible how horribly transphobic that movie is, though. The London games are almost always bad by the way. If you're interested in following a proper NFL team, I recommend either the Los Angeles Rams or the Kansas City Chiefs, they're the hot teams right now and they have amazingly fast offenses.

@smutpeddler
Oh wow you know I didn't even realise that's what I was referencing with that. I don't think I've seen it since the 90s and... yeah, it's bad. And thanks! I'll have to keep an eye out, find time between my rugby and Gaelic sports watching. If you ever fancy watching rugby the Six Nations is starting next Friday. I may be biased but it is just the best. It is my Christmas. My Sixmas.

@rydia it's fun finding another person to chat sportsball with, lol

@rydia for lo! There are Jocks, and there are Nerds, and never shall the twain interact! *dramatic pose*

...of course I'm someone who knows so little of Sport that I once excitedly yelled "I rolled a strikeout!!!" at a bowling alley, so take that with a wheelbarrow of salt 😛

@chocochipbiscuit
That seems to be the attitude! It makes no sense to me.

AND WAIT is it not called a strikeout? Bowling is not something I know much about. 😂

@rydia after my SO fell over laughing, it was explained to me that a "strike" is when you knock over all the pins in bowling. This is a Good Thing.

A "strikeout" is when the batter misses all three swings in baseball. This is a Bad Thing.

I managed to mix up the sports and the good/badness, but in my defense they DO sound very similar....

@rydia or rather, "to strike out," but I've already established that I'm not an authority on the Sportball

@chocochipbiscuit
Oops yes I was thinking of a strike. 😂 but I'm the kind of bowling person who really needs the bumpers when they play, so.

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