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Old 08-02-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Badminton - a very underappreciated sport

I've seen a number of people lately saying that badminton doesn't deserve to be an Olympic sport, and basically disrespecting it in general. Maybe it's because they associate it with old ladies playing it at a country club, I don't know.

That's bullshit. High level badminton is very intense and very demanding, as well as being very fun to watch. People should make sure they know what they are talking about before disrespecting an entire sport.

Here are some good vids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_ehZwEml3g


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00xiL...eature=related



You guys should look forward to watching this event.

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Old 08-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Agreed. Used to think badminton was soft until I actually paid attention to it in the previous olympics. Shit's intense and exciting.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: Badminton - a very underappreciated sport

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Agreed. Used to think badminton was soft until I actually paid attention to it in the previous olympics. Shit's intense and exciting.

so intense you don't risk injury in a needless game.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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Yep, thought badminton is soft, until met person that is actually competing it in a high level... watched some games of his, and I must say I am impressed...
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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Never thought it was soft. Thats something I played at cookouts, picnics at a park.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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I use to play badminton as a kid every day and was goat.... kicked ass in high school.... haven't played in like 8 years tho....
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Default Re: Badminton - a very underappreciated sport

way more fun to watch than either of the volleyballs, not quite on the level of tennis. probably right on par with ping pong. but you're right, it's fantastic.

i'm excited to see squash finally push its way into the games... i think that's even more spectacular to watch than badminton. the speed at which guys get from point a to point b in squash feels borderline superhuman. shits crazy.
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way more fun to watch than either of the volleyballs,

Dude, seriously?

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Dude, seriously?

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Default Re: Badminton - a very underappreciated sport

Watching Badminton is MUCH better than men's tennis. Men's tennis is boring because everyone wins on their serve.......it's hard to get a good volley going. Badminton is intense. There's a long back and forth before a point is scored.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:22 PM   #12
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I used to play that shit in school cause we had too.

Imagine you gettin' of an Olympic bus and some fine ass chick ask you what sport you play?

Chick: "Ooh, what sport you play?"
badminton player: "Uh, I play badminton ..."
Chick: "What's that?"
badminton: "I hot a little feather with a ball on it ..."
Chick: "Ok, you know where Kobe at ..."
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