Author Topic: A random thread for sport things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 36705 times)

T42

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One of my wife's running friends just finished a 500-km race across Tennessee, running over 50k / day.  She's 66.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

It's taken a long time but it's finally happened. Sort of.

East Fife 4 Forfar 5

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44916496
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Wowbagger

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I find it incredible that Eric Morecambe has been dead for 34 years. I'd have said about 10, 15 at the most.
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Marco Stefano

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Ms Marco & her England Women's Open team-mates retained their European Touch title at the weekend, to much relief from watching supporters. BBC live streamed this championship, so getting more recognition. Some stunning touch played; Scotland's mixed open side was superb.

England-Wales in pool stages: 11-2
England-Wales in final: 3-2
England supporters' need for a large beer after that: great.  ;D

citoyen

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I find it incredible that Eric Morecambe has been dead for 34 years. I'd have said about 10, 15 at the most.

I would have guessed at Eric Morecambe's death being much more recent than Tommy Cooper's but they actually popped off within a few weeks of each other.

I associate them both with my grandparents' generation.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

T42

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I find it incredible that Eric Morecambe has been dead for 34 years. I'd have said about 10, 15 at the most.

I would have guessed at Eric Morecambe's death being much more recent than Tommy Cooper's but they actually popped off within a few weeks of each other.

IIRC both of them drew applause from the audience until they realized what was happening.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Congratulations to Forest Green Rovers on becoming the world's first football club to be certified carbon neutral by the UN!
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Last season they were pretty well points neutral, too.  Hoping for better things this time!


Edit:  Thus far they are that rare beast - a club that is relegation neutral!

LEE

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I find it incredible that Eric Morecambe has been dead for 34 years. I'd have said about 10, 15 at the most.

It seems very much like 34 years to me.  He's a childhood/early teen memory for me.....and I haven't been either for some time.

He's also one of those memories I feel is best not revisited. I doubt the M&W Show will have dated well but the memory of it leaves a warm glow.

I find it incredible that I am older than Captain Mainwaring!!  Arthur Lowe was 53 when he first played the role.

Godfrey (Arnold Ridley) was 72...so anyone out there 72 and above is now older than Private Godfrey.

I am the same age as Sergeant Wilson (John le Mesurier) at 56.
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

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Yesterday when I returned to my accommodation at Agnes Blackadder Hall there was a large number of extremely well-built athletic looking blokes coming the other way all dressed in identical shorts and tops - I reckon about 100 of them. It was some sort of rugby summer school from Edinburgh.

At breakfast this morning, there wasn't a great deal of the first helping left. One of the rugby players was nearby. "Harrumph!" I harrumphed. "It looks as though a rugby team as been getting at this lot!" He thought that was quite amusing.
Homo sapiens - a creature so intelligent it knowingly sowed the seeds of its own destruction and did nothing about it.

Basil

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End of the cricket season  here.
Llandysul  1sts. 2 wins in the last two weeks saves them  from relegation, so a second year in South Wales Div 1
Llandysul  2nds.  Top their division and are promoted to South Wales Div 5 (West)

A good year.
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Blimey Andrij the Browns are 1-1-1 having bcome back from 14-0 against the Jets.

Andrij

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Blimey Andrij the Browns are 1-1-1 having bcome back from 14-0 against the Jets.

I'm on that side of the pond, and was able to watch the game.  :)  The first half was forgettable, the second - incredible!
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Blimey Andrij the Browns are 1-1-1 having bcome back from 14-0 against the Jets.

I'm on that side of the pond, and was able to watch the game.  :)  The first half was forgettable, the second - incredible!

And so they reverted to type yesterday. Though I must say that leading during the fourth quarter and only loosing in over time is even more cruel in the added hope that is cast into the pit of despair.

Andrij

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I watched to the bitter end.  I'm actually starting to develop a bit of hope they won't be utterly crappe this season.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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ElyDave

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Skateboarding, sport or not?

Apparently it will be in the next 'lympics,
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Torslanda

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Like snowboarding but generally warmer. With more abrasion injuries...
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

ElyDave

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I can see the evolution skiing to snowboarding, but to skateboaring?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

For skateboarding, start with roller skating not skiing! If there are rules and an element of competition, both of which should be pretty easy to organise for skateboarding, then it's a sport. If you want to get classical, then it satisfies the first of citius, altitus, fortius. The list of sports that have been introduced to the Olympics then dropped is quite long, I'm not going to speculate if or when skateboarding will join it.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

ElyDave

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For skateboarding, start with roller skating not skiing! If there are rules and an element of competition, both of which should be pretty easy to organise for skateboarding, then it's a sport. If you want to get classical, then it satisfies the first of citius, altitus, fortius. The list of sports that have been introduced to the Olympics then dropped is quite long, I'm not going to speculate if or when skateboarding will join it.
Tiddliwinks?
Darts?
Snooker?

sports?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

I thought the classic one was chess?  ;D Okay, rules, competition and some sort of physical exertion.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Motor boat racing?
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Since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, as many as twelve sports have disappeared completely from the schedule. These are croquet, cricket, Jeu de Paume, pelota, polo, roque, rackets, tug-of-war, lacrosse, baseball, softball, and motor boating. The Winter Olympics also has a few sports and events that have been discontinued.
https://www.topendsports.com/events/discontinued/
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)