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Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

For me, its indoor volleyball. The very end of the NCAA tournaments and the Olympics is about all they ever show on TV unless you pay for ESPN-U (which I don't).

So long as they spend a little money covering it (several camera angles and good sound), it is a lot of fun to watch.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

Soccer by far
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

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For me, its indoor volleyball. The very end of the NCAA tournaments and the Olympics is about all they ever show on TV unless you pay for ESPN-U (which I don't).

So long as they spend a little money covering it (several camera angles and good sound), it is a lot of fun to watch.
as long as it's women's volleyball!
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

Soccer? Seriously? It's practically all I watch and there's far too much of it on TV for me to even scratch the surface.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

I guess I was thinking more in entire media terms with soccer. Though you can argue that to watch a lot of soccer you have to buy the premium soccer channels Gol, FSC, Setanta etc...
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as long as it's women's volleyball!
Womens volleyball shorts are indeed a gift from God. No doubt about it.
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Cycling.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

I'd say MMA but they've been getting plenty of TV coverage as of late. But that's the most obscure sport that I'm really into.

I'll also throw in Motocross. I'm not a big fan but my roommate is and I've been watching races with him all year. They're certainly fun to watch and it gets 0 coverage on the major sports networks.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

Pretty much everything I mainly follow (NFL, NCAAF, NCAAB, NHL, Horse Racing) gets a lot of tv coverage. My only complaint is DirecTV not carrying HRTV. Hopefully they get a deal worked out with VS before the NHL starts (although I don't really need it until the playoffs).

Don't understand the soccer replies. There's a ton of soccer on multiple outlets. More than ever.
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Wouldn't have this problem if you had The Ocho.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

For me, its soccer as well. I follow Ajax from the Dutch league, and the only time I get to watch them is on a four-inch screen on my laptop. That's if I'm lucky, as there are plenty of occasions when I can't even find the game available anywhere. When I do find the match, I many times must go through a number of failed streams before I can find a good feed. Plus, the game is never televised in English.

As far as media coverage, the Dutch Eredivisie isn't even considered a top-10league worldwide, so you don't hear or read too much about it.
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ESPN2 used to play sumo a lot, usually on afternoons, and I watched it pretty regularly.
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I like watching water polo and the only times it's ever on is at like 1AM during the Summer Olympics. Not that I follow the sport... it's just cool to watch.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

Lacrosse and volleyball (indoor or beach).
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

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For me, its soccer as well. I follow Ajax from the Dutch league, and the only time I get to watch them is on a four-inch screen on my laptop. That's if I'm lucky, as there are plenty of occasions when I can't even find the game available anywhere. When I do find the match, I many times must go through a number of failed streams before I can find a good feed. Plus, the game is never televised in English.

As far as media coverage, the Dutch Eredivisie isn't even considered a top-10league worldwide, so you don't hear or read too much about it.
The big gap in soccer, er, voetbal coverage is the Dutch leagues.

Hup PSV.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

Soccer is not a sport, sorry


for me it's winter sports, ie alpine skiing, other than the winter Olympics it gets very little coverage

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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

Horse Racing.
It's my favorite sport period and the only one I follow closely anymore.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

I get totally hooked on indoor volleyball at Olympics time. Some NCAAs too.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

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Horse Racing.
It's my favorite sport period and the only one I follow closely anymore.
You think it gets little tv coverage? There are 2 networks completely devoted to it. Granted, I only get TVG.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

skiing and ultimate.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

Ever see Women's Water Polo? Even better than Volleyball.
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Re: Your favorite sport(s) to watch that get little TV coverage?

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I get totally hooked on indoor volleyball at Olympics time. Some NCAAs too.
I am toying with the idea of flying down to Tampa and watching the NCAA womens tournament later this year.

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