Talk:1107: Sports Cheat Sheet

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Thanks to whoever added the hockey mention ("no love" in the comic, for sure). Maybe the comic needs another column for Canada, where hockey can be argued about year-round. (Yes, it's an exaggeration for comic effect.) As for the rest of the world, or at least ex-Commonwealth and neighboring countries (e.g. Australia, India, New Zealand), what about rugby and cricket? --BigMal27 (no account) / 15:29, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Forgot to mention that these sports don't have to be professional in nature. I know of plenty US collegiate arguments in both football (e.g. Michigan vs. Notre Dame or Michigan State or Ohio State) and basketball (everyone vs. everyone during the NCAA tournament a.k.a. "March Madness" (TM)). --BigMal27 / 17:33, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

The problem with the suggestion in the mouse over text is that everyone would have the same opinion on the same day! A better idea would be to have an App which selects from two or more oposing opinions and feed you a random one each day. (Personally being 'European' I'd prefer it to be more like the US! Sooo fed up with football discussions.) Steve B

Then you run into the problem of two people who rely in that app falling into a sports discussion with each other rather than something else. If I were to find someone expressing the same canned opinion that I have from the twitter feed, at least I can say "who cares about sports, let's talk about something important: vi or emacs?". The twitter feed is best for someone who wants to fake sports knowledge to fit in. Blaisepascal (talk) 16:12, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
The idea behind the twitter feed is to give people who really isn't interested in sport (aka. nerds) the opportunity to interact with so called normal people. It is just a variation on the site refered to by an The IT Crowd episode. Two users of the twitter feed would have more important subjects to discuss (like for example vi vs. emacs) Pmakholm (talk) 18:12, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

What is with the sports bent that Randall is on? Two sports comics in three weeks? Has this happened before? lcarsos (talk) 15:36, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

He was on a Wikipedia kick about a year ago . . . 4 comics in about 5 weeks or so.--Joehammer79 (talk) 22:07, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Would that opinion even fit into a Twitter post? 20:55, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

You are right. The sample tweet in the title text is 164 characters long. lcarsos (talk) 21:18, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
It would fit if the parenthetical explanations were removed though. 12:03, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
Kind of need those if you don't understand the sport to begin with. They provide necessary context. For example, disambiguation between teams: I could mention "Minnesota" and without context it could mean either the Twins (MLB), Vikings (NFL), Timberwolves (NBA), Wild (NHL), Lynx (WNBA), other various professional teams ("lesser" sports, womens teams, minor leagues), or any of the University of Minnesota (NCAA Div. I) teams: football, basketball (mens & womens), hockey (mens & womens), baseball & softball, wrestling, gymnastics, swimming & diving, golf... --BigMal27 / 12:18, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
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