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Which sport are you physically most suited for? Find out with some help from the BBC!
posted by phunniemee (129 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
The BBC suggests that I am most physically suited for lawn bowling. (Apparently spectating wasn't an option.)
posted by phunniemee at 1:57 PM on July 23 [10 favorites]


Yes, I was lawn bowls as well followed by shooting. They framed it as "being focused and smart".
posted by kariebookish at 2:00 PM on July 23 [3 favorites]


Oh good, I am suited for "athletics." I'll have to explore that while I take time off from my job as a "worker."
posted by mullacc at 2:01 PM on July 23 [22 favorites]


Boxing then squash. I guess I could kick the crap out of my opponent if he beats me at squash.
posted by 724A at 2:02 PM on July 23


Magic: The Gathering?

what the hell
posted by griphus at 2:02 PM on July 23 [32 favorites]


Yeah, I got "athletics," too. But only "throws."
posted by rue72 at 2:02 PM on July 23


"Athletics" = track and field in the UK.
posted by phunniemee at 2:02 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Sprint cycling? I have no depth perception.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 2:03 PM on July 23


it just laughed at me and handed me some more pasta
posted by entropone at 2:03 PM on July 23 [24 favorites]


how does a computer even hand me a pasta i'm still trying to figure it out

javascript?
posted by entropone at 2:03 PM on July 23 [12 favorites]


badminton?

bbc we are gonna throw the fuck down
posted by elizardbits at 2:04 PM on July 23 [5 favorites]


how does a computer even hand me a pasta i'm still trying to figure it out

javascript?


No, it's part of the new HTML 5 tag set.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:05 PM on July 23 [3 favorites]


Actually it was badminton, judo, and distance swimming.... which.. which actually would be an awesome triathlon I think.
posted by elizardbits at 2:06 PM on July 23 [12 favorites]




Hockey? Uh, okay.

I like how the sloth falls off the line, though.
posted by rtha at 2:07 PM on July 23 [12 favorites]


I'm mad that there was no question about how much you do or do not like hitting people.
posted by elizardbits at 2:07 PM on July 23 [23 favorites]


Judo, wrestling and "athletics: jumping"

Im 6'5 and 175lbs, not sure fighting sports are going to go well with my pencil frame. Hurtles, maybe.
posted by T.D. Strange at 2:08 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Which, had such a question ever been asked of me irl, would have prevented a lot of field hockey issues i think.
posted by elizardbits at 2:08 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]


Realtalk: what is netball? I'm apparently quite suited for it as being fairly tall, average weight, highly focused, and about as athletic as a stuffed animal.
posted by dismas at 2:08 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


wrestling!

IMA SEE YOU DOWN AT THE SPORTSBALL CENTER ON SUNDAY

RIGHT AFTER THE MONSTER TRUUUUUCK RALLY

AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BATTLE

FOR THE GREATER MUNICIPAL AREA ABSOLUTE CHAMPEEEEEEN BELT

AND I WILL TAKE YOU TO THE CLEANERS BECAUSE I AM MISSUS CLEAAAAAAAN

/kayfabe
posted by winna at 2:10 PM on July 23 [11 favorites]


netball, hockey, and middle distance cycling. i cannot stand up on skates,and i cannot ride a bike, but what is netball?
posted by PinkMoose at 2:11 PM on July 23


I got judo, which might be fun to try, but I think squash was probably a better guess at a sport I'd be okay at.
posted by tautological at 2:12 PM on July 23


Table tennis, squash, and badminton. This quiz is trying to tell me something. Something about racquets.
posted by theodolite at 2:13 PM on July 23 [8 favorites]


Judo, really? Well, ok.
posted by zardoz at 2:14 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


I took it again assuming the far higher level of health I had at this time last year and it fucking told me to play squash, this is an outrage.
posted by elizardbits at 2:15 PM on July 23


Swimming / triathlon / swimming.

oh god it knows me
posted by psoas at 2:15 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]


Im 6'5 and 175lbs, not sure fighting sports are going to go well with my pencil frame. Hurtles, maybe.

Wrestling you'd have an advantage because you have long limbs (presumably) relative to people in your weight class. I assume that's helpful, somehow. But I'll be over here playing netball if you need me.
posted by dismas at 2:16 PM on July 23


I was like, "Netball? Some weird British version of basketball?"

Initial suspicion confirmed

I think it's kind of like how non-Americans feel about American football.
posted by bleep at 2:17 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]


why isn't air assassination a possible outcome
posted by elizardbits at 2:18 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]


If such great British athletic pastimes as cheese-rolling, ferret-legging, and shin-kicking have been overlooked in favour of the likes of badminton and netball, I will write a strongly worded letter to The Times about BBC carelessness and bias.
posted by Doktor Zed at 2:18 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]


"You may be less suited to gymnastics." GEE WHERE DO I START
posted by psoas at 2:18 PM on July 23 [3 favorites]


Wrestling?
Apparently, I somehow missed answering the "Have you had multiple back surgeries?" question.

Cute touch with the sloth, btw
posted by Thorzdad at 2:19 PM on July 23


It has suddenly occurred to me that the BBC probably doesn't mean I could be a luchadora.

That would not be a fun way to be a wrestler. I want to do moonsaults!*

* I would die if I tried to do a moonsault.
posted by winna at 2:19 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Wrestling? No thank you Beeb.

Realtalk: what is netball?

It's kinda like basketball without the dribbling -- all passing and positioning. In my (British) childhood it was the sport that the girls played in PE while us boys did football or rugby or cricket.

(On balance I would have rather preferred to play netball.)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 2:19 PM on July 23


While maybe a fun quiz, when did the BBC sink so low as to make themselves indistinguishable from Buzzfeed? Could they not rise above the spewings of a teen intern?
posted by Thing at 2:20 PM on July 23


Middle distance cycling, middle distance athletics, and triathlon.

I never learned how to ride a bike and I'm a coward around anything with wheels, so I'll have to find a middle-distance athletic I like.
posted by Metroid Baby at 2:24 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


"The Loneliness of the Middle-Distance Athletics" doesn't really have the same ring to it, though.
posted by Metroid Baby at 2:27 PM on July 23 [5 favorites]


Throwing, wrestling, middle distance cycling.

Throwing I can see I guess. Wrestling I figure I'd have had the same problem as boxing - short arms, but maybe my high power-to-size ratio might help more. And I dunno about middle distance cycling - I prefer multi-day rides, but I guess it's close enough.
posted by Lemurrhea at 2:29 PM on July 23


I bumped up a few stats to reflect four years of diligent conditioning and psychological cultivation, and then I adjusted my age accordingly.

The result: still netball, only more so.
posted by Iridic at 2:30 PM on July 23


W00t! Cycling long distance, cycling middle distance, and hockey. I AM CANADIAN!

Time to start up those centuries again, I guess.
posted by maudlin at 2:31 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Throwing, wrestling, middle distance cycling.

I read this as "middle distance crying" and was incensed that I was not afforded this opportunity.
posted by elizardbits at 2:33 PM on July 23 [4 favorites]


Rugby Sevens…
posted by whyareyouatriangle at 2:33 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Squash. I'm not even really sure what squash is.
posted by trip and a half at 2:34 PM on July 23


Dear biffa, don't try anything with running you chunky fuck.
posted by biffa at 2:36 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


I'm not even really sure what squash is.

It's the BBC, so I think they were suggesting that you just spend the summer drinking fruity, fizzy drinks.
posted by maudlin at 2:36 PM on July 23 [7 favorites]


Gymnastics, or diving. No athletics or shooting for me. I wonder what disqualifies me from being able to shoot?
posted by ChuraChura at 2:39 PM on July 23


Athletics/Track & Field "Jumps."

Nope. They're not far off in that Track was one of the few things in high school gym I didn't totally hate (because no teams = no getting picked last), but I only liked straight up running. And even then, mostly sprints.
posted by dnash at 2:39 PM on July 23


Squash. I'm not even really sure what squash is.

indoor half court tennis for MBAs
posted by elizardbits at 2:39 PM on July 23 [19 favorites]


Me too whyareyouatriangle. I have no idea how one plays the game, but let's you and I get five more players and find out.
posted by 256 at 2:40 PM on July 23


There's a building with six squash courts (and three in-house professional squashists) directly across the street from my office, but it's part of a snooty club you need three letters of recommendation to join. Fuck squash.
posted by theodolite at 2:40 PM on July 23 [3 favorites]


I'm not even really sure what squash is.

I have friends who run a squash league, and as far as I can grok from what they tell me, it's Not Racquetball. Helpful!
posted by psoas at 2:40 PM on July 23 [3 favorites]


Badminton, squash, table tennis. Apparently I am best suited to standing mostly still and reacting... which is exactly why I like to play goalie. Accurate assessment!
posted by Turkey Glue at 2:41 PM on July 23


professional squashists

this world can only be cleansed by fire
posted by elizardbits at 2:41 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]


I think they wanted to be sure everyone got a sport, so they avoided asking, "how broken are you?"
It seems like "are you bendy?" would have been an important question.
posted by gingerest at 2:42 PM on July 23 [3 favorites]


what is netball?

I had never heard of it before Sunday's Last Week Tonight, which described it as what basketball would be if you didn't have the rights to play basketball.
posted by JHarris at 2:44 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Distance swimming, cycling, and triathlon. BBC, have you been spying on my TrainingPeaks account?
posted by dorque at 2:45 PM on July 23


I am not suited for shooting, lawn bowls or gymnastics. All my dreams dashed.
posted by ursus_comiter at 2:48 PM on July 23


Squash for me!
posted by Mister_A at 2:52 PM on July 23


Rugby. Really?

Netball is a sport invented so that schoolgirls could play a team sport without the least risk of getting muddy or of biffing one another or being in any way unladylike. It's not very exciting.

I don't know whether that is literally true, but it may as well be.
posted by emilyw at 2:52 PM on July 23


Weightlifting, the perfect sport for aggressive silent guys who can't catch a ball.
posted by pravit at 2:57 PM on July 23 [4 favorites]


Lawn bowling, followed by shooting (They assume I will lose at lawn bowling, obv.), and then ping pong. Wow, that's actually kind of eerie.
posted by Mogur at 2:58 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Lawn bowling. Of course.
posted by brundlefly at 2:59 PM on July 23


Apparently I'm suited to reading novels and sipping tea.
posted by Foosnark at 3:02 PM on July 23 [5 favorites]


I got Rugby Sevens, AKA The Offical Sport Of Gay Men who eat Bread.

Which is ..fitting?
posted by The Whelk at 3:02 PM on July 23 [3 favorites]


Another "Athletics (Jumps)." Then I'm informed: Athletics contests in running, jumping, throwing and walking are among the oldest of all sports and their roots are prehistoric – stretching back as early as 2250 BC. Jesus, I know I'm old, don't pander to me. Even better: The sport of road running finds its roots in the activities of footmen – male servants who ran alongside the carriages of aristocrats around the 18th Century, and who also ran errands over distances for their masters. TIL the Beeb and I have differing standards re: interesting tidbits to accompany quizzes. But at least I was warned off Rugby sevens.

Actually, this quiz tripped me up from the first question, the height one -- I'm a taller than average woman (I think the current stat is 5'3"?) but I'd make a less-than-average-height man. And, I'm being US-centric, I don't know the average heights in the other countries in the BBC readership.
posted by Iris Gambol at 3:03 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


(in High School the only sports I excelled at where fencing and archery cause I wanted to be a Knight ( horseback riding! Great for your core!) but now, I dunno ...rugby? You mean I can knock peoe to the ground and not get sent to jail? Tempting...)
posted by The Whelk at 3:05 PM on July 23


The Whelk, I did not see your comment when I posted! I thought anything with 'rugby' in the title was going to be intensely competitive and aggressively athletic. Disappearing into wikipedia now...
posted by Iris Gambol at 3:06 PM on July 23


Rugby Sevens, Boxing and Wrestling. I'm... female. Guess that wasn't one of the questions?

Realtalk: what is netball? I'm apparently quite suited for it as being fairly tall, average weight, highly focused, and about as athletic as a stuffed animal.

It's less like basketball and more like water polo without any water. It's the stupidest sport in the world. It's also only for girls and you have to play in a pleated miniskirt.
posted by fshgrl at 3:07 PM on July 23


Wow, I didn't know that's where the term "footman" came from. I can't picture Thomas Barrow running alongside anything.
posted by bleep at 3:08 PM on July 23


I thought it had something to do with tight-fitting knee boots, and needing help getting them off and on?
posted by Iris Gambol at 3:10 PM on July 23


Wait, that's porn. Sorry.
posted by Iris Gambol at 3:12 PM on July 23 [7 favorites]


Rugby sevens, squash and wrestling. Jesus.
posted by Pudhoho at 3:12 PM on July 23


Badminton, athletics (long distance), shooting and weightlifting. elizardbits, I'm calling you out.

(Just be aware that if I lose, I'm likely to shoot you, toss your body over the net and then run away.)
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:15 PM on July 23


I would pay good money to watch the World Bodybuilding Badminton Championships
posted by fshgrl at 3:17 PM on July 23 [4 favorites]


BBC quiz nailed me. Good for them.
posted by bukvich at 3:17 PM on July 23


When I was a kid, "netball" was one of those words, like "sixpence", "pater", and "erm", that convinced me the worlds Enid Blyton wrote about were about as foreign to me as Hogwarts.
posted by rollick at 3:17 PM on July 23


Lawn bowls, shooting, and middle distance cycling. That last is probably accurate.

They suggest I avoid gymnastics, rugby and boxing. Okay! No problem!
posted by jeather at 3:18 PM on July 23


table tennis, long distance cycling (which i have done and enjoy very much), and hockey. i am pleased.
posted by misskaz at 3:18 PM on July 23


Netball is amazing. If I had to choose one of basketball and netball to keep fit with, I'd choose netball. Netball often leaves me more worked-out because it's more fast-paced and demanding of teamwork than basketball. Playing with the right people it can get like interval training, because it's a game about passing and positioning, and you need to keep moving intelligently to the next good position once you make a pass. (Or possibly, I'm just talking out of my ass here, and it is simply that I happen to play with very aggressive girls.)
posted by undue influence at 3:19 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Judo, netball, squash.

Korfball is pretty close to being netball, so I guess I'm close...
posted by Urtylug at 3:21 PM on July 23


I got triathlon, middle distance cycling, and middle distance athletics. However, cross-country skiing, the greatest of all sports, was not included. The quiz is thus invalid.

(Is the reason there aren't winter commonwealth games that the Canadians would just kick too much ass and it would be boring and depressing for everyone else?)
posted by Area Man at 3:22 PM on July 23


1. Athletics (throws)
2. Boxing
3. Middle-distance swimming

I suspect if I was less of a "lone wolf" I'd probably get rugby in there.
posted by LionIndex at 3:23 PM on July 23


Wrestling, gymnastics (ha! that would only result in PAIN), shooting and boxing. (I may have answered these questions in a more aspirationally fiesty way than is realistic.) I've been meaning to try boxing tho.
posted by purple_bird at 3:38 PM on July 23


They didn't give me the sport I am actually better-than-average at (middle-distance swimming) therefore I say this quiz is useless. It has failed at reality by instead suggesting three land-based sports.
posted by dame at 3:39 PM on July 23


i got netball, which reminds of every time i moved to a new school (which was every year) and the administration and coaches lighting up because they were sure my 5'10" frame would be awesome for basketball...up until they watched me walk into the door on the way out of the office. i suited up for one real basketball game (or was it a practice?) and i started crying in the middle of the court. i was only 6 years old at the time, but i'm pretty sure i'd react the same today.

so, i guess what i'm saying is that it makes sense that i'm a 32 year old woman doing seniors water aerobics.
posted by nadawi at 3:48 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Badminton!

Can someone spare a shuttlecock? I need to learn how to play....
posted by CrowGoat at 3:49 PM on July 23


also, "not suited for gymnastics, boxing, diving" is the understatement of the century. i have never once been able to touch my toes, even when i was super duper skinny and my most often reoccurring nightmare is about needing to fight and my arms turning to jelly. i'm not sure i could ever punch someone as part of sports. i will say that in the 5th grade, until everyone got uncomfortable with a girl playing, i fucking ruled at full contact playground football.
posted by nadawi at 3:51 PM on July 23


Did it fill in 35 as the default age for alla y'all or does the BBC somehow know how old I am?
posted by prize bull octorok at 3:52 PM on July 23


Clearly this whole thing is a stalking horse paid for by Big Judo, with a little bit of buy-in from Wrestling, 'cause I'm another judo & wrestling.

I'm really curious what combination of factors led the Beeb to believe "sweaty grappling with strangers" is what I'd like to spend my spare time doing.

(and 35 was the default age.)
posted by soundguy99 at 3:55 PM on July 23


Undue influence, ALL netball girls are aggressive. The netball girls were second only to the lacrosse team in terms of scariness at med school (the lacrosse girls were terrifying, as befits a sport where the aim is to throw small heavy balls hard at other people's unprotected heads). The girls' rugby team were kittens in comparison.
posted by tinkletown at 3:55 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]


(and 35 was the default age.)

Aha thank you.

I mean I realize every website I visit is datamining the living bejeezus out of me at all times but I thought it was uncool of them to just rub it in my face like that. I feel better now.
posted by prize bull octorok at 3:58 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Hockey, rugby, and lawn bowls a distant third. I feel like my true calling is extreme contact curling.
posted by oneirodynia at 4:00 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Lawn Bowling!!!!!!!

My grandfather was really, really, really into lawn bowling in his retirement, such that I distinctly remember his whole club coming to his funeral in their white suits, even though he hadn't played in several years. (Because of the strokes.) So that's cool. But I have no idea where one would even do that in my area now.
posted by epersonae at 4:13 PM on July 23


Table Tennis, Netball, and Hockey, in that order.

I had no idea. Does this mean I'm ill-suited to play softball? Don't let my team find out!
posted by CancerMan at 4:13 PM on July 23


I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that when this thing suggests hockey, it's thinking about field hockey rather than ice? Because I don't think the Commonwealth Games includes ice hockey.

Though it should.

I'm apparently good for Athletics (Distance) which probably fits.
posted by nubs at 4:16 PM on July 23


My problem is that my answers for a lot of these depends on context. If I'm doing something athletic, I'm focused and I have very good body awareness. In everyday life I'd rate my body awareness very low.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 4:24 PM on July 23


Athletics (Throws)
Athletics (jumps)
Wrestling

Which sounds about right. No real need to talk to other people, just causing damage. The orc sports. The BBC says i am an Orc
posted by Greg Nog at 4:33 PM on July 23 [3 favorites]


Pistols and fisticuffs!
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:59 PM on July 23


I'm suited for the thing I don't do and unsuited for the things I do do.

Pretty much an accurate description of my life.
posted by srboisvert at 5:08 PM on July 23


I'm mad that there was no question about how much you do or do not like hitting people.

And yet it gave me boxing.
posted by KathrynT at 5:33 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


Throws?
posted by spaltavian at 5:34 PM on July 23


Netball is a sport invented so that schoolgirls could play a team sport without the least risk of getting muddy or of biffing one another or being in any way unladylike. It's not very exciting.

This is fucking offensive. Netball is a fantastic sport, and anyone who's ever watched a game would know how full-on and aggressive it can be. Go ask some netball players about the bruises they've sustained in this allegedly "non-contact" sport. It's not just "basketball for sissy girls".
posted by Jimbob at 5:42 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


I got netball, which I'm going to assume is this test's version of a gentleman's B.
posted by threeants at 5:42 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]


And yet it gave me boxing.

Maybe it could sense somehow that I prefer hitting with big sticks
posted by elizardbits at 6:12 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]


Wasn't there an aggression question? I seem to remember one. I don't think it was couched in the right terms, though. ("Would you shank a bitch?")
posted by gingerest at 6:15 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]


My first choice was swimming.

I was a lifeguard in high school and university, and I taught swimming for several years.

I hate swimming, swimming pools, and the people in them.



My other two choices were long distance cycling or middle distance cycling.



Fuck you BBC, think you're so smart. You don't know me.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:21 PM on July 23


I scored Rugby Sevens (hell yes), hockey (my kneeeeeees) and netball (hell yes, but also my kneeeeeees and aaaaaaankles and the stabbing).

Also, what Jimbob said. Netball is wicked fast, seriously tactical, and not at all "soft".
posted by coriolisdave at 6:24 PM on July 23


I'm actually a very serious competitive fencer, so when I got hockey I was a little surprised. But then a lesser result was rugby. That will do nicely.
posted by Peach at 6:33 PM on July 23


hockey, rugby sevens and netball.

I think it's because roller derby wasn't one of the options
posted by Lucinda at 7:36 PM on July 23


Swimming (long distance), and if I decide I'm "quite slim" and not "could lose a pound or two" (both are accurate -- I am very narrow and muscular but also covered in a layer of fat!), then I get triathlon.

I can't swim or bike! worst triathlete ever!
posted by batter_my_heart at 7:47 PM on July 23


>"You may be less suited to gymnastics." GEE WHERE DO I START

I accidentally scrolled down just as the results page was loading and I was wondering how the hell it was suggesting gymnastics after being told that I'm overweight and not particularly agile or body-aware. Then I noticed the "You may be less suited to" heading and scrolled up, and it all made so much more sense. Lawn bowling, throwing things, and shooting - the "stay right where you are, you can sport from right there and that way we won't have to worry you'll trip over us" trifecta.
posted by polymath at 7:49 PM on July 23


But the sloth was the best part of the whole quiz.
posted by polymath at 7:52 PM on July 23


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posted by Chutzler at 7:56 PM on July 23


Okay so I decided to retake the test as BEEFTANK and it gave me weightlifting, athletics (middle distance), and triathlon.

im upset
posted by elizardbits at 8:07 PM on July 23 [3 favorites]


I got judo also.




I'm tickled by the image of Ludwig Wittgenstein in a judo class.
posted by wittgenstein at 9:11 PM on July 23


Anyone who checks out my spindly legs, ample gut, and burly right arm (complemented by my atrophied left arm) will know immediately that I am a world-class pint-lifter.
posted by nickmark at 9:19 PM on July 23


I'm banned from shooting and gymnastics, which rules out my plans for a career in supervillainy.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 9:30 PM on July 23


Chess?
posted by Mister Moofoo at 9:45 PM on July 23


Netball, really. Followed by cycle sprints and throwing.
I could see myself doing throwing: spin around and let go of a thing? Yeah, I can do that.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 9:53 PM on July 23


Badminton. Which, I must say, is a sport I've always admired, but never had all that much aptitude for. Mind you, at the gym I went to as an undergraduate the badminton courts were dominated by the Malaysians, and they made the rest of us look like we'd just been chased out of bed that second, after a three day drunk, and had the rough principles of badminton hastily explained to us by someone who'd only read about the game but never actually seen it played.
posted by yoink at 10:06 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]


> undue influence, ALL netball girls are aggressive. The netball girls were second only to the lacrosse team in terms of scariness at med school (the lacrosse girls were terrifying, as befits a sport where the aim is to throw small heavy balls hard at other people's unprotected heads). The girls' rugby team were kittens in comparison.

Oh good. This concurs with all my experience too, and reminds me that I can't wait until term starts again and I can get in on some casual netball/captainsball games because playing it makes me feel like a complete beast.

yoink, coming from the other side of it, you don't know how many times I've been told, "Oh, you're Malaysian? You have to join our weekly badminton game!" and I simply back away sheepishly while assuring my company that really great players are among my peoples but I am not one of them. (But watching badminton, now that is truly a national pastime.)
posted by undue influence at 2:26 AM on July 24


"Netball? Some weird British version of basketball?"

Korfbal is better: mixed gender teams
posted by MartinWisse at 3:52 AM on July 24


Rugby sevens are (is?) awesome, and I'm jealous of those of you predisposed to it (them?).
posted by malocchio at 6:38 AM on July 24


And this thing pegged me for lawn bowling, but I'm really more of a natural skier and I'm a pretty good shot, so maybe I should have been a biathlete.

There are some double entendres just begging to be made there, but I haven't had my coffee yet.
posted by malocchio at 6:42 AM on July 24


I didn't see skeet surfing as an option.
posted by The Gaffer at 8:15 AM on July 24


I wonder if it didn't give me rugby because of my advanced age?
posted by Mister_A at 8:46 AM on July 24


"You may be less suited for: Rugby Sevens."

Understatement of the year.
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:47 AM on July 24


Hockey.

Hockey? Hmmm....
posted by blurker at 10:00 AM on July 24


Ugh. It outputted what I've known for a while now: shoulda been a wrestler/grappler/thrower.

After a life of bringing a dumptruck to a drag race and trying to keep up with all the skinny people doing track/cross country/chasing frisbees.

I feel like a sad character in a children's book with this. Like the penguin that tried to fly or something. Thanks, BBC!
posted by faceattack at 1:37 PM on July 24


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