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  •  Polo? (1+ / 0-)
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    Just wait until they perfect divot-vision for the halftime festivities.

    Until then, polo really won't take off as a televised sport.

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    by dinotrac on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:24:47 PM PST

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    •  I remember watching a chukker of polo once (0+ / 0-)

      Not impressed, even though some royal was participating (Prince Philip, I think). I might have been more impressed if I cared about horse riding. Or rich guys whacking balls with overgrown croquet mallets. Or if I had been a lot more than seven years old, give or take.

      But as it was I'd have much rather been watching Warner Brothers cartoons.

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      by Omir the Storyteller on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:47:59 PM PST

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      •  Were you watching live or on television. (2+ / 0-)

        When I was younger, I used to take dates to polo matches.
        Very nice, and makes a good impression.

        Besides -- those polo ponies really do look --- and sound -- impressive as they race about the field.

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        by dinotrac on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 09:22:24 PM PST

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        •  This was on TV (1+ / 0-)
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          and I seem to remember it being B&W TV, which would place it in the early 60s.

          I'm sure it's quite impressive in person, watching the ponies thundering around even if you don't know anything about the game.

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          by Omir the Storyteller on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 09:54:47 PM PST

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      •  You have to play polo (0+ / 0-)

        to appreciate it. It's not a spectator sport.

        But the highlights reel is something else. Take the hottest action from the best matches worldwide over a month and you get one helluva collection. Take the very best of horse racing, rodeo, golf, and tennis.

        Polo is for kids who are raised on horses.

        Most parts of the world that's not the rich people, who live in cities. The main thing that limits the sport is the injuries -- everybody gets hurt.

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