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miori
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Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
I grew up playing sports all the time as I’m sure many of you did. Now I’m 31 and naturally not playing sports often. Picked up a basketball for the first time in a long time the other day and started shooting some jumpers and it just felt good. Made me think back to the sports days and what little parts I enjoyed the most.

What are some specific sports plays/activities etc you loved doing the most? Some of mine are:

Football
1. Pure form tackle
2. Oklahoma Drill
3. Playing on scout team against the varsity
4. Blitzing
5. Tracking the ball as a WR on a go route
6. The feeling of waking up on Gameday in HS
7. 7 on 7 tournaments

Basketball
1. Making both free throws
2. Pick pocket steal
3. Tournaments
4. Bus rides back to the school after a win
5. 2 on 1 fast break drill in practice
6. Crushing teams that really sucked
7. Having the ball on a fast break

Things I don’t miss:
Track Practice
This post was edited on 6/11 at 6:06 am


Jax Teller
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
Damn bro. All of this happened because you picked up a basketball?


miori
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
Haha a couple of them. The rest came when I made the list


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jaytothen
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
HS Cheerleaders


225Tyga
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
Used to crush em back in the day


LoveThatMoney
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
There are few things quite like hitting a home run. It doesn’t matter how many you hit. The feeling is glory, through and through. Especially grand slams and walk offs.

Practicing fielding bunts was always fun too because you always got to do some wild arse trick throw to first.



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BearCrocs
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
Aggies man.. all about themselves, all the time


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DLauw
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Member since Sep 2011
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
I was/am in no way an athlete but I played sports while growing up.

Baseball:
Bat on ball contact (very rare for me)
Sliding under a tag
As a catcher, talking shite to batters (making ump laugh)

Football:
Putting a defensive lineman on his back
The feeling and sound of contact
Pulling and smoking a DE or CB
Seeing my running back five yards up field because of the hole I made.

Basketball:
Five blatant fouls that prevented baskets. Other teams knew I sucked and also knew if I came in someone was going to the free throw line


Animal
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Member since Dec 2017
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
quote:

Football
1. Pure form tackle
2. Oklahoma Drill
3. Playing on scout team against the varsity
4. Blitzing
5. Tracking the ball as a WR on a go route
6. The feeling of waking up on Gameday in HS
7. 7 on 7 tournaments

Basketball
1. Making both free throws
2. Pick pocket steal
3. Tournaments
4. Bus rides back to the school after a win
5. 2 on 1 fast break drill in practice
6. Crushing teams that really sucked
7. Having the ball on a fast break



I will add:

one on one make'm take'm
3 vs 3 half court

as a middle linebacker I loved when a quarterback would throw that hospital pass

getting an interception

Scoring a touchdown (small school....played both ways)

smear the queer

not really a sport but having wars with BB guns in the woods with a few friends.


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SomethingLikeA
Member since Jul 2013
789 posts

re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
Sliding into 2nd base with your Mo...jk.

But seriously, sliding into 2nd base on a pop up slide. Stealing the bag and gracefully popping up from only your momentum with foot on the bag.


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Ingeniero
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
Ran track and cross country. There's a sense of satisfaction that you get when you pass someone and break them. There's this split second of tension and then you feel their soul leave their body and just know they're done


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rantfan
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
I played all three sports(baseball, basketball, football) but for some reason Baseball came really natural for me. It felt like I owned the baseball park, I was a totally different individual when I was on the diamond. I excelled at every position and hitting the ball was so easy to me I didn't understand why other guys around me would struggle. It was the best time of my life.
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Hangover Haven
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
I was in the band and still play drums, does that count?


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Displaced
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
quote:

Playing on scout team against the varsity

Lol, you sucked.
quote:

Things I don’t miss:
the soreness the days after the first full contact practice.
Spring/summer conditioning
Gassers
Perfect 20s
Fireants


miori
Houston, TX
Member since Sep 2010
15 posts

re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
Haha I meant when I was a sophomore and had to play the older guys it was a fun challenge


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Displaced
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
quote:

Baseball:
Bat on ball contact (very rare for me)
Sliding under a tag
As a catcher, talking shite to batters (making ump laugh)

Football:
Putting a defensive lineman on his back
The feeling and sound of contact
Pulling and smoking a DE or CB
Seeing my running back five yards up field because of the hole I made.

Basketball:
Five blatant fouls that prevented baskets. Other teams knew I sucked and also knew if I came in someone was going to the free throw line

This entire post is a Tell me you're fat without telling me you're fat.


UnitedFruitCompany
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Bay Area
Member since Nov 2018
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
As a former athlete myself, I truly miss the camaraderie of being on a team. Played soccer in a beer league for a while after school and the ball busting while throwing back a few after the game was always my favorite part.

When I was playing "for real" I didn't much enjoy when the coaches got all over your ass.


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LSU Coyote
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
I lift and open mat BJJ on weekends.

Have fun Mr. Badass
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DLauw
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re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
Nope, 6’2” 195 in HS. I just sucked at sports. Luckily for me, it was a small high school and we needed bodies to make a team.

I’m fat now, 215 at doctors office yesterday.
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bonescanner
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Member since Oct 2011
1600 posts

re: Former Athletes Thread (Weekend Warriors included)
I enjoyed most all of football. Wearing the Jersey on game day Friday to school was always a highlight. It reminded you all day what was coming that night. Definitely do not miss tow a days in August though.


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