Author Topic: A random thread for sport things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 63073 times)

ElyDave

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Having been in one that fell out of the sky the next day (22 dead, gearbox failed in the cruise on the way back from offshore) I can only agree with you.  There is no way you would get me in one as a recreational activity, and I had a serious internal dialogue before getting back in one for work.
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Bah!
Salford beat Newpot County 6-5 on penalties to go to the EFL Cup final. Financial doping!!!

In other more amusing news, if you type "empty seats" into google maps, it takes you to the Etihad. :)

Salvatore

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Also makes me wonder why they are planning on letting kids execute a skill without getting any training or practise on it.
They should just play futsal and be done.

Or follow the example of Walter WIgmore (25/2/1873* - 1931), whose professional career lasted 20 years. According to his wiki entry,
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He was often penalised for dangerous play due to his unusual reluctance to head the ball, preferring to use his feet however high the ball came to him
In other words, if anyone's getting brain damage as a result of this high ball, it's not going to be me.

* Happy Birthday Walter.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Poster girl that played some tennis not as good without the drugs, it turned out.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/51647687
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mattc

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Poster girl that played some tennis not as good without the drugs, it turned out.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/51647687
"played some tennis"?!? That's a bit harsh!

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... winning 36 singles titles and earning more than $38m (£29m) in prize money.
That's PRIZE money, not endorsement deals, modelling etc.

I assumed you meant Kournikova, or the OTHER tennis poster girl - you know which one I mean!
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I assumed you meant Kournikova, or the OTHER tennis poster girl - you know which one I mean!

She got a bum deal compared with the Russians.

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I assumed you meant Kournikova, or the OTHER tennis poster girl - you know which one I mean!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-12833580
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Strava cheats

There is an April running badge for 5km.
When you complete it, you are seen a table of fastest times.

This includes multiple people who have over 10km this month at an average pace of 2min 30s

That's faster than the world record for 10km

Either they are amazing undiscovered athletes or riding a bicycle.
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There's always a little lag for those to get removed. People start an activity using the app and fail to notice it's set to run, and there's no incentive for the original person to fix it.

Strava go through and clean up stuff like that every so often.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Wowbagger

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Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

today I found out that my old PE teacher became one of the very few (206 according to wiki) people to have run a marathon on all 7 continents.

It isn't surprising that he would do such a thing, but I was surprised to realise that he was only 27 when I moved to senior school and he taught us. Thought of him as middle-aged and he is only 14 years older than me.
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Wowbagger

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That's what running marathons does for you...
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Wowbagger

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Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Cudzoziemiec

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Recently I've been watching a few Premier League matches 'live' thanks to my son's South American River of Evil Prime account (I'd like to see Liverpool v Spurs tonight but he's going out). What has struck me is the distinctive way all the pundits in the punditry box hold their microphones. Instead of using desk mics or clip-ons, like most shows would do, they all have hand-held mics which they clasp right in an identical pose: dead vertical, right in front of their chest. Like a pint glass, it strikes me. I'm not sure whether they pint-glass pose is deliberate as a blokey pubby footy thingy, or more likely it's to do with displaying logos. They must be instructed on it though, it's so uniform.
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Pinch yourself Andrij, the Browns are in the Playoffs!!

And the Eagles are doing their best to annoy everyone it's possible to annoy. If they beat Washington, the Giants would go to the playoffs, so they sat a bunch of starters, went for it on 4th and goal when down 17-14, then benched the QB for the 3rd choice who promptly threw an interception and gave up a fumble. That they only lost 20-14 (at home) was basically down to Washington not having an offense. Eagles fans are annoyed, Giants fans are furious (after going 6-10 they think they should be in the playoffs!  ::-) ), and all the quarterbacks are confused. Plus the head coach (who made most of those baffling decisions) is staying, but the defensive co-ordinator (who everyone likes) is leaving. God knows what they are gonna do with the 6th pick in the draft.

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Arf  :)



ETA: I just thought that being as it's sportsball they could've made the headline "Crosby, thrills, cash and bung".

Wowbagger

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https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jan/10/crawley-leeds-fa-cup-match-report

Just in case there's someone who doesn't want to know the result...

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Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.