Which Sport's All-Star Game is your favorite?

Which Sport's All-Star Game is your favorite?

  • NFL

    Votes: 2 22.2%
  • MLB

    Votes: 5 55.6%
  • NHL

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • NBA

    Votes: 1 11.1%

  • Total voters
    9

Aaron

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Which sport's All-Star game (and all it's included festivities) do you most enjoy?

And why?
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NFL is my favorite pro sport, but the NBA's All-Star Weekend is my favorite. I like Saturday Night with the 3 point contest and dunk contest. The game is fun too, even though they don't play much defense. :)
 

AJ_II

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The Pro Bowl is a joke. They shouldn't even play that game.

I don't watch hockey.

To me, the only thing worth tuning into during NBA All-Star Weekend is the dunk contest, and that's becoming worse and worse each year. They need LeBron to participate.

I guess I'll go with the least of four evils and the MLB. I think the game itself is clearly the best of all the All-Star games (though that's not saying much). The Home Run Derby can be fun, especially if you have a guy from your team to root for, but they usually drag on way too long and get pretty boring by the final round.

As I grow older, none of these All-Star games have the same appeal that they once did.
 

flap_jackson

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I hate all all-star events, but I think it means more in the NFL for you as a player if you're voted in.
 

blyons200

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The Pro Bowl is a joke. They shouldn't even play that game.

I don't watch hockey.

To me, the only thing worth tuning into during NBA All-Star Weekend is the dunk contest, and that's becoming worse and worse each year. They need LeBron to participate.

I guess I'll go with the least of four evils and the MLB. I think the game itself is clearly the best of all the All-Star games (though that's not saying much). The Home Run Derby can be fun, especially if you have a guy from your team to root for, but they usually drag on way too long and get pretty boring by the final round.

As I grow older, none of these All-Star games have the same appeal that they once did.

I agree with you there.
 

semipenguin

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The NASCAR Sprint All-Star race gives $1M ti the winner :D

That's my favorite. Imagine if they gave each player from the winning team $1M & the losers $0. That would make the games a whole lot better.
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IdRatherBeSkiing

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The NASCAR Sprint All-Star race gives $1M ti the winner :D

That's my favorite. Imagine if they gave each player from the winning team $1M & the losers $0. That would make the games a whole lot better.
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I believe the Incas beheaded the losers. Gave a new meaning to sudden death overtime.
 

Aaron

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All-Star games are often pretty lame, but I always wanted to go to one... just to see an entire generation's best at the same time.

I regret not trying for tickets when the NBA brought the All-Star game to New Orleans last year.
 

Vargas

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I picked MLB for the following reasons.

1. Don't watch Hockey so I don't care about that one.

2. NBA there is NO defense and those guys just really don't care.

3. NFL's Pro Bowl is so horrible. The Super Bowl is such a culminating End of a Season and then they play one more game that is meaningless. It just sucks and they all just play NOT to get hurt and I can't say I blame them. If I were a great football player, I would refuse to play in the pro-bowl. All this and Football is by far my favorite sport with baseball in second place.

4. MLB--While I think the "home field advantage" is a stupid thing for an exibition game, I do think it cool to see so many awesome pitchers facing so many great hitters and I think for some reason this game is a little better than all the other sports. It still seems to be more of an honor to make the MLB All Star Team than it does for any other sport.

While none are great, I say MLB is the better one.
 

MM

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All-Star games are often pretty lame, but I always wanted to go to one... just to see an entire generation's best at the same time.

I regret not trying for tickets when the NBA brought the All-Star game to New Orleans last year.

I went to the MLB All-Star Game festivities in Detroit in 2005. It was a great experience.
 

Jon

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If I was at one of them, that'd be a different story, but I'd rather watch the contents of my garbage disposal spin around then watch any on TV. And I think it's absurd that World Series home field advantage is decided on who wins a frickin' exhibition game. THAT rule needs to go away quickly.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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If I was at one of them, that'd be a different story, but I'd rather watch the contents of my garbage disposal spin around then watch any on TV. And I think it's absurd that World Series home field advantage is decided on who wins a frickin' exhibition game. THAT rule needs to go away quickly.

Considering it was added to cover up a Bud Selig moron play when he ended a game after the 11th and called it a tie.
 

AJ_II

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Considering it was added to cover up a Bud Selig moron play when he ended a game after the 11th and called it a tie.

Selig claims that the tie game had nothing to do with the decision. Of course, he also claims that he had no idea players were juicing in the '90's.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Selig claims that the tie game had nothing to do with the decision. Of course, he also claims that he had no idea players were juicing in the '90's.

Sure it didn't. Sure he didn't.

I am not so sure it was the tie game but the contreversy about him declaring it a tie. I believe it was questioned as to whether he actually had the authority to declare the game a tie. The very next year they started the winner take all format.
 

xan_user

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X-Games for its sheer mind blowing entertainment value alone, hands down.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br4VFpZf0ZA"]YouTube - X Games 2006 - Skateboard Big Air[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDSEhQN3Gg4"]YouTube - Shaun White: Winter X-Games 13[/ame]

Plus it comes twice a year!
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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skateboarding? Thats hardly a real sport. Now if they fell down and split their heads open regularly, that would increase its entertainment value at least.
 

xan_user

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skateboarding? Thats hardly a real sport. Now if they fell down and split their heads open regularly, that would increase its entertainment value at least.

that's rather closed minded...but if you insist..
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ewAk0FRZ0]YouTube - Jake Brown X-Games 2007 slammed.[/ame]
 

xan_user

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Well, that took the zing out of a 'joke' remark. What was the outcome of the crash? Did he survive? Didn't look promising from the video.
Sorry, I get defensive when these solo athletes aren't given the same respect as the more acceptable "team" sports athletes are.:peace:

SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Brown can't recall McTwist's landing

Brown dropped an estimated 45 feet to the flat wooden deck, landing so violently on his legs that one of his shoes flew across the floor. For two minutes, Brown lay motionless on the deck.
“I seriously thought he was dead, broke his back or broke both legs,” said fellow skater Pierre-Luc Gagnon of Carlsbad. “That was the gnarliest slam I've ever seen in my life.”
Eight minutes after the fall, Brown stood up, then wobbled off the floor, waving to the crowd. Brown was taken to an undisclosed hospital for observation. Minutes after the deck was cleared, Vista's Bob Burnquist took the night's final run, landed a difficult trick, scored 96.55 points and took first place from Brown. Brown placed second with a 95.33 run. Gagnon took third.
These guys/gals are amazing athletes, they put it all on the line and work extremely hard to get to the level they are at.
heres the winner from that contest training at home at his $280,000 facility.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_1Y8UoLIu4[/ame]
 
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