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post #16 of 57
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Originally Posted by Nosu3 View Post
This is what most sports have become, sadly. I stopped playing for this reason, unless it's something no contact like volleyball. Even volleyball has become dangerous because people spike the ball every play. How do they expect me to win if I need to take cover?

I watched an episode of the world series and saw they've developed a technique called "checking". It's really just a nicer way of saying that they beat each other with hockey sticks.

WTF are you talking about? I'm hoping all of this is tongue in cheek.
post #17 of 57
I've never really enjoyed basketball. IMO joining the local rugby team is a much better way of getting your dose of team sport and violence. People tend to self regulate better in genteel environments.
post #18 of 57
Go back to the suburbs and play there...problem solved.
post #19 of 57
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Originally Posted by Nosu3 View Post
I watched an episode of the world series and saw they've developed a technique called "checking". It's really just a nicer way of saying that they beat each other with hockey sticks.

It's hockey BATS!!! Not sticks!!! Get your terminology right noob....
post #20 of 57
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Originally Posted by TheD0n View Post
-I was fighting for position against the guy I was guarding before the ball was even passed in, and he fuckin throws an elbow at my mid section. Luckily it hit my forearm, which started to cramp up as the game went on.



Grow some balls man. Elbows, trash-talk and general rough play are all a part of streetball. Maybe you can find a geriatric league for Caucasian males only that will suit your needs.
post #21 of 57
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Originally Posted by TheD0n View Post
BackgroundI played in two different pick-up games in college - a game with fellow undergraduates, and one with University staff ages 25-60. Each game had its disadvantages, but it was always good-natured fun.

Some people have different competitive mindsets.
post #22 of 57
Perhaps ThePussay is a better name for the OP. I played pickup today for 2 hrs and a guy on the opposing team cried and bitched like the OP the entire time.
post #23 of 57
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Originally Posted by Scrumhalf View Post
It's hockey BATS!!! Not sticks!!! Get your terminology right noob....

I had a feeling I had something wrong!
post #24 of 57
I'm guessing they don't consider it rough or overly competitive. It's just a matter of perspective. I lived in Ecuador for a while and everyday guys would meet up in the park to play volleyball. You'd think it was the olympics with people screaming at each other and large crowds. I later realized all the players and all the fans were betting. After that it made sense.
post #25 of 57
Where I play there are a few people that take it to seriously. Especially this battle-ax of a girl that is like 6'2 200 that I have had to guard several times, she just straight up throws elbows into your stomach until you don't guard her. I finally had to give her a well placed elbow to her baby maker one time and she stopped. There are some people that get overly pissed about nothing though.
post #26 of 57
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Originally Posted by TheD0n View Post
Background

Attempt 1
Location: X-Sport Gym
The crowd: mostly African-American men ages 25-35, lower class

Attempt 2
Location: DePaul's Ray Meyer Fitness Center
The crowd: mostly African-American men ages 18-30, middle class

Enough said. You enjoy "white" bball. Run for the suburbs.
post #27 of 57
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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post
Detailed post contains details.
Relevant details, anyway. He didn't tell us what he was wearing.
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Originally Posted by TheD0n View Post
Background
(I absorbed the impact of a 200-pound black man .

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Originally Posted by TheD0n View Post
From year of playing unorganized basketball I can generalize the type of game that will be played based on the appearance of the players. The color of peoples' skin affects their appearance.
Fair enough, but does a 200 pound black man weigh more than a 200 pound asian guy?
Also, I want to be clear that the color of my skin does not affect my appearance in any way whatosever. See my avatar.
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Originally Posted by DNW View Post
Maybe they were just fucking with you because you were a noob. You gotta spend a little time there before you get the respect you think you deserve. That's just street ball, IME.

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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
you must be a walking vag. toughen up mary.

These. Welcome to 90% of the pick-up games in America.
post #28 of 57
you should tell them you're never going to play with working class black men again because of their behaviour. Especially not ones which weigh over 200lbs.
post #29 of 57
This thread made my day.
post #30 of 57
Rock some guys with nasty picks and they will lighten up. Of course, it helps if you are 6'4", 250lbs.

But seriously, I think good picks (you are planted well and your teammate gets the guy covering him moving fast) are so underused. You do them a few times, and people give you some space in general.

Or, they may just beat the crap out of you.
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