What is something that used to be a huge part of your life, but isn't anymore?

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    What is something that used to be a huge part of your life, but isn't anymore?

    Not talking about people here.

    Playing softball is mine.

    What say you?
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    I played collegiate tennis for Thomas More. I haven't picked up a racket in over 10 years due to bad knees. I just stay on the golf course.

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    Table Tennis.

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    Playing basketball used to be for me. Been a long time, maybe 4 years since I picked up a ball.

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    NASCAR along with most all pro sports.

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    I have a few things.

    Golf--used to play 2 or 3 times a week in my 20's/early 30's. Was a solid 7-8 handicap, and could roll out of bed and shoot 81-82 on a bad day. Now, I play a few times a year, and can't break 90. I am planning on changing that this year, as I just got new clubs.

    Espn/Sportscenter--Used to watch daily. Now, I only watch when football/baseball games are on that I want to see.

    Newspapers-Used to get the paper daily. Now, I can't remember the last time I even looked at the newspaper.

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    Basketball for me as well. 4 knee surgeries by the time I was 19. I know part of it was that knee problems apparently run in my family. Unfortunately I think the other factor was actually playing sports too much. Many a days in high school that we would literally play basketball or football until someone got hurt, never knowing or realizing the toll it was taking on our bodies.

    On a side note I played a few pickup games with a bunch of guys from my work the first week of March. Right knee has been bothering me ever since. Getting old sucks.

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    Watching wrestling.

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    Playing guitar.

    Smoking.

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    Playing sports. Played softball, sand volleyball, golf, tennis, and racquetball with regularity before I got married. Once that happened...it all stopped.

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    Semi-pro football. I started working with the Louisville bulls semipro team in 1994. Was working the gate for home games as well as selling t shirts, hats and other souvenirs. The next year I started doing stats for away games and worked the gate at home. The next year started doing stats full time and got other to do the gate. I also started gradually assuming more and more duties over those first couple years. I did the website, put together the game program, worked fundraisers, did all fliers, etc. printed game tickets, handled all the player paperwork form waivers, league info, etc. I started going to league meetings and missed one and got voted Vice President that then rotated into being league president for a year.
    I did it for 19 years until the team shutdown after the 2011 season. I never went back to semipro, there are more teams around and some have asked me to help over the years but I did my time. Sometimes miss the traveling and friends I made all over the Midwest in Cleveland, Detroit, Racine, Indy, Kokomo, Dayton, Cincy, Columbus, Lafayette, and more.

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    Grand Parents, Parents and playing softball for 15 years.

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    Baseball, the NBA, and NASCAR.

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    Pub Trivia. Used to play at least one night almost every week. Had our Wednesday night spot and our Thursday night spot. Mostly I just miss going to my favorite bars in Louisville.

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    rjs4470 mentioned one of mine - SportsCenter and ESPN in general. It used to be the default channel I left my TV on. I will occasionally catch some of the 30 for 30 docs, and of course live sports on ESPN, but that's it. I could not tell you the last time I watched more than a couple of minutes of SportsCenter. It just hasn't been necessary in a long time.

    My #1 is video games. Since I was a child, I played them constantly. Started with my father's Atari, through the Sega Genesis I purchased for myself, up through the XBox 360. There would have never been a year for over 25 years (probably close to 30) that I wasn't spending serious time gaming. Around 2016 I just dropped it. It just didn't hold the same appeal to me anymore. It's weird to think how long it has been since I played one.

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