Boxing is a Weird Sport



There are very few times when a person can get repeatedly pummeled in the head, and then be declared a winner. Boxing is one of them.

Can you imagine getting the snot punched out of you (literally), and then – just because you were the better beater-upper – being expected to celebrate your victory? On the upside, you wouldn't have to drink as much to get to that magical "my brain is only functioning at 50%" state of being.

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  1. Cactus Joe (98 comments) said,

    Have you seen: http://twitter.com/shitmydadsays

    Your post for some reason reminded me of this one: "No, I'm not a pessimist. At some point the world shits on everybody. Pretending it ain't shit makes you an idiot, not an optimist."

    Joe

    March 18, 2010 @ 11:19 am


  2. Tom (112 comments) said,

    I've never understood boxing. I don't see it as "sport", it's more about technique … for beating the heck out of someone until they can't fight anymore. Too, I'm disgusted by UFC. I mean, "UFC … WTF!?" I guess these "men" didn't get it out of their system when they were in grade school and feel the need to pound on someone.

    Now wrestling is something else because anyone with at least a third of a brain knows that wrestling events are choreographed.

    March 18, 2010 @ 4:38 pm


  3. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    yea, and the long-term effects aren't desirable either.

    A quick way to get into shape is to spar with a buddy on a regular basis. I boxed with a friend back in high school and you get completely drained after doing it for about two minutes. I only did it a few times. It's too exhausting.

    I happy to see you didn't spell "weird" as "wierd". That's one of my pet peeves.

    Erik

    March 19, 2010 @ 8:32 am


  4. sparx (887 comments) said,

    The training is extremely beneficial. Endurance, strength, and speed training… most sports won't put the same emphasis on all 3, depending on your position. Everyone should train to be boxers… and then never box.

    Why would I spell "weird" wrong? That'd be dumb. 😛

    March 19, 2010 @ 8:39 am


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