Played running back at UT Austin for 2 years. Actually got to score a TD in a regular season game.
The training was hard as fuck. They let us party and do whatever else we wanted but when it came time to get ready for the next game it was no joke. Lots of sweating. Lots of electrolytes being taken. Lots of guys calling for their mamas.
>>717743323 In high school in NC i was on a tennis team, it was pretty fun, the training was fairly easy as it was mostly drills, but if you wanted to actually be a seeded player (top 6 players on a team who's games actually matter) you had to spend countless hours serving, rallying, and shit. I spent almost 6 hours a day just serving over and over again for almost a month straight. Competition was fairly healthy, the seeded players challenged each other to get higher in rank and some teams hated each other but that was about it
I swam in high school. The swim meets were fun but I absolutely hated practicing. Practicing not only made you physically and mentally tired, but during the entire season, because of the chlorine in the pool, you were always itchy, smelled like hella chlorine, and had hair the consistency of straw. We were rivals with another high school not too far away, and there was no better feeling than beating them.
Football and lacrosse. Captain of football as a senior "Training" wasnt difficult if you werent a lil bitch No real rivalries in that regard, but it did matter what sport made it further in the league/state
>>717743323 >football and hell yeah it was fun, be 6'4" and 275 lbs as a sophomore >training was difficult, coach had us lifting and running till we puked >lots of rivalry since we were a perennial playoff contender for our division
A chop block ruined my right knee. I miss the cartilage.
I qualified for nationals in high school running track 800m and ran D3 college Freshman and Sophomore year. Track girls are great but as a sport it's rough and its really easy to lose interest running 11months a year.
>>717744581 >Cliché time Im gay lmao, so no poon but a whole lotta dick
I started my first year as sixth seed and ended senior year at 3rd, the top two guys were just something else, the only reason I could compete with them was my serve had backspin and was really fucking hard to receive, but my rallies were garbage lmao
I played school shooting team. Training was a bitch because it was lead by the jrotc instructor so we spent half the time PTing even though it's just fucking shooting. Rivalry between teams was nonexistent, you just wanted to beat your friends nobody cares what some stranger scores
>>717743323 I played football, I was a left guard. Training was difficult because we ran a hurry up offense (suppose to tire out the defense we'll we were well conditioned). The rivalry between teams was usual, always hyped up. The rivalry between teammates was retarded. I went to HS with a bunch of kids who mooched off of mommy and daddy. The parents would call/email the coaches about playing time, even offered them money just to see their kid play.
>>717744513 I was distance primarily doing free, back, and IM. Overall I regret doing swimming. It was really boring to stare at the bottom of a pool and a clock. Most of the people really cared about it but they didn't like it. It was as if they didn't really know anything else to do with their lives.
I did distance track and that was my favorite. I wish I had done cross country as well. It was fun and I enjoyed the people. They also enjoyed their sport as well.
>>717743323 I played Defensive end in high school. I play defensive end in college right now. I'm just a freshman tho. We had training camp in alabama. Usually we had a 6am shell practice and then a 3pm full contact practice on turf when it is above 100 degrees.
Training wasn't bad if you kept up year round. Kids who take time off pay big time at the start of the season. At my peak I had my mile time under 4:30 and could squat 2x bodyweight.
Rivalry was fun, we had a couple teams we hated but no real off field shenanigans. Lacross was awesome every game felt intense but afterwards everyone was friends. I hear rugby has something similar... brotherhood of sport or some such feeling.
Best was the team, we traveled together, pranked each other, got hazed for accomplishments and then passed on the tradition. I miss road tripping...
Swimming freshman to senior year, made states in all years for medley 200 relay, 400 medley relay, and for individuals I made sophomore to senior year for 100 breast, 100 free, 200 free. Also did wrestling off season junior and senior year and made it to quarters at states for 152, senior year.
>>717746821 oh yeah forgot to mention the rivalries were fierce. I played football in atlanta in high school and usually kids from our school and our rival school would get in fights the week leading up to the game and during the game. fun shit
>>717746847 >soccer player squatting 2x body weight soooo... 320 pounds? most of the linemen where I play can squat about 600 or 700 pounds and can run a mile in under 7 mins. But in football no one cares about mile time. It's all about 5-10-5 times.
>>717747187 I don't roid. You just get used to the heat. In high school its the toughest most badass kids from a student body of 2,000 plus. and in college its the 120 biggest, fastest, strongest kids that the coaches can get to come to the school. So heat really isn't an issue. It's just kind of a thing. not good or bad, just a thing you feel.
>>717747322 nah. I'm not really a fighter outside of football. I know a school we played had 3 shootings at football games that year. They had a player who had an ankle monitor from being on house arrest and he still played.
Played Corner/WR for my HS football team. Training was a bitch, usually got home around 6-7 pm with still a fuck ton of homework to do, but the sport itself was intensely fun. Lots of screaming, yelling, adrenaline, and crying. Yes, crying. Lots of chemistry between teammates since everyone had to pick each other up. Overall, had fun with football in HS. Seasons over, so don't see myself doing it in college.
>>717743323 4 years varsity football all conf. all-state wrestler. U-19 USA national rugby team. practice was hard always. nothing body couldnt take. 5'9 200lbs at 8% BF back then. Now my body hurts a lot. lost about inch im height, overweight 30lbs. pain and gain for little reward besides bragging rights, popularity and girls. happily married now. 27. sports are cool. but it takes a toll
I was a cheerleader for my last two years of high school. It was a great time, I was too short to be a back-spot (the part that gets to squeeze the most ass) though. I was the only guy on the team too.
>>717748485 Let them, we should stop being pussies about athletics in America. I don't have kids, but if I did, I'd encourage them to do a sport if they wanted. Also note, I did the weird sports like fencing and climbing. Still climb and ski, though the latter was never on a team.
>>717748687 special teams = kickoff, kick return, field goal, punt, punt return. Anything that isn't your standard offense/defense. rolled up on is when you are in a pile after a tackle or after being blocked and a big ass 300 pound lineman rolls on your limb(s)-usually your ankle. The nastiest injuries happen that way, because multiple giant humans are forcing your knee/ankle/hip/whatever in a direction they're not supposed to go.
>>717743323 I played corner back high school and walked on for a d1 school(not a major program) in college for 2 years in TX. I never played in a game once, it was against one of those teams that they pay 500k to come get beat.
Training in highschool was pretty easy, i played soccer too, so i never really got out of shape in the off season. Little bit more intense in college, it probably would have been and lot harder if they actually expected anything out of me. I also could have taken it a lot more seriously, not that i could have gone pro or anything.
I feel like there was more internal rivalry in college because people were competing to play on Sat, i didn't really feeel a lot of it because i was white and pretty far down on the list, but those WRs were fucking nuts at practice, they would do anything to make themselves look good during drills
I was fun for a while, and it was a nice way to stay in shape during sophmore and junior year, but it got to be too much of a time commitment once my classes started to get harder/more time consuming. Plus i never really got to play, so it wasn't really a hard decision to give it up.
You would probably be surprised at how normal a lot of the guys were. Most of us knew out "career" wasn't going anywhere, so they, for the most part, had to work to get a degree and have a normal college life.
>>717748485 It's a healthy thing to do. It teaches them teamwork, how to exercize in general, socializing, etc. I would treat it almost as importantly as a class in school. I really just helps develop you as a functional human being in ways that traditional school classes can't. I'm thankful for my parents making me do some kind of sport most of my school years even though I wasn't stellar at all of them.
>>717743323 Played football in HS, was an all-state running back. Training wasn't too bad, practice 6 days a week and lifting 4x a week.
Currently on my college's offshore sailing team. Practice 3-5 days a week, drink at the team house 7 days a week. Its pretty chill. I lift and do cardio 5x a week on my own because I'm commissioning after graduation this May
>>717743323 I did wrestling, it was fucking amazing man, it was so much fun. Just an hour and a half of doing what you love is honestly a great feeling. Training was difficult as fuck, because they have to get you conditioned so you can go all-out for 1 on 1 on 1 matches. There was actually almost no rivalry, because everyone saw each other as someone that made the right decision when choosing their sport.
>>717749095 I play at a D3 school, because they gave me a 23k er year scholarship and more than 70% of their pre-health students go on to med school (i'm pre-med). I play D-End and the linemen and D-linemen get nasty in the trenches.
Rugby. Very tough sport, much tougher than gridiron, the pussy version of my sport. I trained my full body, squats, deadlifts, bench press, and the overhead press were my 4 main lifts. Rivalry was huge.
>>717749281 it's usually not done on purpose, but some teams do it on purpose, usually triple option teams. A good example is georgia tech (college team). they cut block (block you by diving at your legs and chopping you down) and when they miss they roll on the ground to try and clip your ankle or something. yeah the 2nd to last game my senior year in high school I dislocated my shoulder. I had to get it popped back in on the sideline then I had to get my arm tacked down to my side during halftime and I played the 2nd half.
>>717749594 lots of shit talking, pass rush drills get really heated. and it's just the nature of being less than a yard away from the same person for most of the game. Linemen are the nastiest players on the field, just you don't see a lot of what they do on TV because it's really close quarters so you can't see the punches and shit they throw.
>>717749995 yeah, american football. parents immigrated from England, so my dad taught me and my friends some rugby. We invite some gridiron friends to play, even the top players, and we still beat their asses hard.
I played softball and hockey in highschool. I was the primary pitcher or 1st baseman for softball. Taining wasn't difficult just a lot of drills and baserunning plus conditioning. Had a few rivals that we always competed against at state. For hockey training was a little more intense but I found it fun. Not a lot of the high schools here had hockey teams so we didn't really have rivals.
>>717750002 No, not saying you should, I'm just saying, help them find something good. My dad ran track and did wrestling, didn't force either on me. Of course, I just wouldn't have showed up to practice for either if he had.
>>717748485 I'm gonna encourage my kids to play sports because it teaches them a ton of valuable lessons. As a former football player, not sure if I'd let them play THAT sport because 12 years of it fucked my body up pretty good, but we'll see
>>717748485 Let them, but be super careful about injuries. I don't have kids, just speaking from experience. Blew out my ankle in volley ball because my fucking power hitter couldn't stay in his zone while doing blocking drills. If I could go back knowing I'd fuck my ankle. I wouldn't do it.
>>717750265 What part of England, if you don't mind me asking? And yes, when American blacks try to mention how superior they are, I always come back with, "but what about whites dominating rugby and powerlifting"? And then they get upset.
>>717743323 >be me 6' 4" 250 lbs big guy >played football and both indoor and outdoor track >was offensive and defensive tackle >threw shotput and discus >football practices could get pretty intense, track was a breeze in comparison >linemen coach was our track coach for throwing too >had us on weight programs year round >was one of the few who took lifting seriously >wasnt real aggressive tho, was better at track than football >rivals got pretty intense with our two closest rivals >fights often erupted in the stands and on the fields during rivalry games >got absolutely shutout blownout during a playoff game my junior year >fight breaks out on the field and a few players get tossed >fight breaks out in the stands >its a blowout, i get sent in to have some fun >absolutely fucking lighting kids up trying to start something >pancaked some little fella right into the turf on 3 straight plays
track was more fun, we practiced with the girls throwing team a lot and i smashed out quite a few of them. we also made the underclassmen fight each other in a Thunderdome style scenario
>>717750402 I really hope you didn't just encourage him to be a helicopter parent. If they don't take risks, they won't gain anything from it. I had a limp for 4 years thanks to a tree branch in my knee (skiing), but I wouldn't stop skiing or keep my hypothetical children from doing it.
>>717750693 I find that a little hard to believe, because those first 3 sports require totally different body types to do well at. Wrestling is a stockier, shorter build, football varies but mainly requires a heavy, muscular build, and track requires a slim body with powerful legs, and boxing require a little bit of everything. i call bullshit.
>>717750608 it requires different athletic ability. football requires you to be much quicker, while rugby requires more speed. but my gripe with rugby was I never felt like tackling form was taught well. Like me playing linebacker tackling was pretty much half of what we did, and idk, lots of bad angles get taken in rugby. Even when I was watching the US olympic team this summer.
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