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myxemail09 May 2022 4:16 a.m. PST

All of these people are interesting, but are they actually known to be gamers? On list 1A, I only recognized one name that was a gamer. Otherwise, the list is really nothing more than who I might be interested to hang out with at the lake house

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 May 2022 4:31 a.m. PST

Oh, I hate the way people stereotype wargamers. We are a diverse crowd that bring different backgrounds and skills to the wargaming table to create interesting personal interactions and challenging problems to address.

Also, all sports people are dumb jocks.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2022 7:24 a.m. PST

So far on the two lists I've recognized only 2 names- so are most of these people Baseball players and American Football players (or WWF or something) ?

I don't follow a lot of sport…..

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2022 9:27 a.m. PST

Also many of these people are women and my guess is that many of them are attractive women, chosen in part for this quality. This does not mean that would not make fine opponents, but I probably would rather go out to dinner with them.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 May 2022 4:35 p.m. PST

Had to look a few up, but:

Kate Ovens – UK competitive eater
Kirk Herbstreit – USA Sportscaster (former college football QB)
Leticia Bufoni – Brazil professional skateboarder (X Games medalist)
Lieke Klaver – Netherlands Track (2020 Olympian)
Megan Rapinoe – USA NWSL soccer winger (FIFA WC, gold Olympian)
Naomi Osaka – Japan tennis (GS singles and WTA titleholder)
Paige Spiranac – USA social media golf instructor
Peyton Manning – USA college/pro football quarterback
Rob Gronkowski – USA college/pro football tight end
Simone Biles – USA gymnast, more gold medals than you have miniatures
Stephanie Gilmore – Australia pro surfer (natural foot) 7 world championships
Thug Rose – USA UFC MMA
Tom Glassic – USA pro football guard
Urban Meyer – USA college/pro football coach
Wayne Gretzky – Canada pro hockey centre and coach, his daughter was the NATO Azalea Queen

Not that I am a judge (I am overly partial to SWMBO), but generally both male and female sportspeople are fit and disciplined so they present themselves well, thus look attractive.

Most of us could probably not chat them up on sport, so a wargame might be a decent form of social interaction.

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