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Love It Or Hate It: Live Sporting Events?

Welcome to the Funny Community game, Love It Or Hate It!

This game is really similar to Monday's 'No Good or So Good' food game - except this one deals a lot more with non-food things. Every week, I highlight a different thing that a lot of people either really love or really hate and see how our community feels overall!
Last week, I asked you how you felt about SELFIE STICKS. It was an EXTREMELY tight vote, but out of the 60 who gave your opinion, 33 of you said that they're actually kind of useful! Soooo... SELFIE STICKS WIN!!!!

This week, I want to know: How do you feel about attending live sports games?

Spectator sports have been around since the days of Ancient Greece, but the ones we know and love today came into being in the mid 19th century!

The number of Americans that attend at least one live sporting event annually is easily in the tens of millions.

However, the amount of them that find said sporting event COMPLETELY BORING is still widely unknown.

How do YOU feel about spectator sports?

Are they tons of fun or brutally boring?

Debate, debate, debate!

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@BlackDragon88 orrr they can just not like sports 😜 hahah😂😂😂👍🏼
@Beeplzzz not for me, I simply don't like sports.
I love the camaraderie of sporting events
Funnnnnn! Love it! Even if the sport sucks, being out is fun ^^
I love watching live sports :D
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