Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sky Sports Television Listings For Saturday

More than 17.5 million viewers in over seven million households enjoy Sky sports television listings for Saturday. There is an extremely wide variety of choices for sporting events available from Sky, the UK�s first and most popular digital television platform. Sky sports television listings for Saturday are currently only available to residents of the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Sky sports television listings for Saturday programming gives you access to more than 100 quality sporting events for approximately �15 (~$28 USD)to �21 (~$39 USD) a month. Sky also provides an assortment of other optional components to its entertainment packages. The complete Sky entertainment package is under �50 (~ $93 USD). The individual sports offered on the four Sky sports channels include the following categories.

Football � Similar to the Olympics, British football called soccer elsewhere began as a war game between rival villages. It was an extremely violet game with serious injury and even an occasional death. However, it did keep the villagers from wholesale slaughter. After Great Britain became a unified country under a single king, there were several attempts to ban the games because they were so violent. Finally in 1863, the Cambridge rules were adopted and the �rugby� folks walked out and started their own sport. The Sky sports television listings for Saturday include football games fro all of the teams competing for the world cup.

Rugby � Rugby was another form of football played in England in the 1800s. Rugby allowed running with the ball and using your hands. Also the ball was oval in shape. The game used an H shape goal post (two vertical posts and a cross bar) allowed field goals to be kicked from the field. Rugby played by immigrants in the US eventually developed into the form of football played in the United States. Rugby is available on Sky sports television listings for Saturday.

Cricket � a game dating from the 14th century that involves bats, hard leather balls and wickets. The object is to knock down all of the wickets of the opposing team. There are 11 players on each team. The players wear helmets, with face guards, padded gloves, groin protectors for men and chest protectors for women to minimize injury. Cricket matches are available on Sky sports television listings for Saturday.

Golf � Originally a game of the wealthy, chasing that little ball around the golf course and trying to knock it into a hole on the green has become a passion for people all over the world. Major tournaments from around the world are available on Sky sports television listings for Saturday.

Tennis � One of the best games for individual exercise around, tennis has also become a world wide sport and all major tournaments are available on Sky sports television listings for Saturday.

Boxing � Boxing is a controversial sport that is popular all over the world. All of the major forma of boxing, American style boxing, kick boxing, the karate like boxing from Asia and several other forms are available on Sky sports television listings for Saturday.

Darts - Darts is game that is usually a contest between two players. The players take turns throwing three darts at a time at a segmented game board. Darts has been a popular pub game for centuries and all of the tournaments of the World Darts Federation are available on Sky sports television listings for Saturday.

Snooker � Snooker is also called pocket billiards and is a variation of billiards (pool) that is played with 15 red balls and 6 balls of other colors. All professional and many college tournaments are available on Sky sports television listings for Saturday.

NFL Football � US style football is quite popular in England and is available on Sky sports television listings for Saturday.

Motor Sports � the motor sports available on Sky sports television listings for Saturday include A1 racing, Formula one, Winston cup, Indy and cart racing from the US, motorbikes and ATV racing from around the world. In fact, if it has wheels, wings or a rudder and uses a motor for people compete with each other you will find coverage on Sky sports television listings for Saturday.

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