What sports do you play and how good are you at them? (cycling isn’t a sport)
Rank the sports you have played seriously skillwise:
- Tennis - played at county level until I was about 16 but never really enjoyed it which is a shame.
- Basketball. Its the sport I enjoy playing the most, but tbh I’m only really good at getting in the way and for some reason, 3 point shooting, despite not playing a position that requires it. Wish I was better
Have played softball competitively, but its boring and shit. Also did a bit of table tennis, but its not really a sport is it?
Cycling - used to be very good. Now fat and not very good.
Football - average at best, played in the top league of the 5s and 7s, but could never commit to Saturday/Sunday
Cricket - decent bowler, but shite at batting.
Everything else never really played competitively, just parked around.
wanna try handball. Anyone played handball?
I don’t play any, should probably change that but I detest the competitive side of myself
don’t like playing football in the UK that much - far too much emphasis on box to box bravery, which is a problem for a lazy center mid like me.
I love teaching handball in PE, it’s well fun. Would definitely love to play it properly but get the feeling you have to be a 7 foot tall beast to play
Should become a center back like me and gonad then
Yeah, I used to play with my best mate in cm who is legitimately really good - like gets paid to play still, and I used to sit in the middle of the pitch and give him the ball basically. Made us both look good
nah, far too skillful for that.
Team games make me detest other people’s sense of competition
Did swimming until I was 16 but I never liked the club, and when I was taken to a gala I’d be on the sidelines because I was shit. I was just shit at it tbh
Well that’s what puts me off playing football really. 99% of the time you’re not playing for anything but you inevitably get 2 or 3 rotters on the team that treat the game as though it’s the World Cup final (these people are also invariably the worst players on the pitch)
No I’m definitely also the worst player on the pitch
My peak is over I think. Was at fault for 2 goals at the weekend, gave away about 4 free kicks and elbowed someone in the face accidentally.
Had an absolute shocker
I was good enough to be the worst person in our school teams at:
Football (played right back, sometimes centreback, also turned out for a sunday league side)
Rugby (started off as fullback and ended up at blindside flanker)
Basketball (shortest person on the team, used to play point guard, was still a good foot shorter than anyone else on the court)
Tennis (was so-so. Very vulnerable second serve)
Cricket (slow swing bowler who could hit the same six inch square every ball, but had no real pace to take wickets. Couldn’t bat at all)
I also did triple jump and ran 400/800m for the school, but I think that was more because I was willing to be driven down to Welwyn Garden City in a battered old bus that made you feel sick every week.
The only sport I was actually any good at was swimming, where I competed at county level in breaststroke. I used to do freestyle relays and stuff, but I was too short to be any good at that one really.
And then I tore the ligaments in my ankle just before taking my A-levels and it was six years before I did any sport again. I started playing five-a-side and DiS football when I came down to London. The five-a-side team wound up and so I took up hockey, having never played it before.
I’m not very good at hockey (like, London league 6 standard, which is the eighth or ninth tier), but I do get to play against ex-internationals and stuff which is great, and I still feel that I’m getting better every week, which is good.
oh wait, you’re one of the hyper competitive rotters?
Cycling is a sport.
Cycle on average 200km a week (around half of that is a “proper” workout). Not particularly good, don’t race or anything (though I’d like to get into track and CX), but can do a 200km ride no bother.