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Author Topic: The Winter Olympics in Sochi  (Read 11954 times)

Euan Uzami

Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #125 on: February 22, 2014, 09:47:45 am »
any sane judge with any sense of 'sport'

That's a great definition of sport. Anything that requires a "judge" isn't a sport.

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #126 on: February 22, 2014, 09:52:55 am »
any sane judge with any sense of 'sport'

That's a great definition of sport. Anything that requires a "judge" isn't a sport.
They may not be called that in short-track, I trusted Frankie. You do know it's not Figure Skating, don't you?  :P

Sport will always need someone to impose their opinion, or their reading of the rules. Otherwise you have warfare! [Or - much worse - online computer gaming.]

I look forward to counter-examples with interest, but I think they will be rare.
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mcshroom

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #127 on: February 22, 2014, 09:53:35 am »
any sane judge with any sense of 'sport'

That's a great definition of sport. Anything that requires a "judge" isn't a sport.

There goes football, rugby, cricket, cycling, athletics ...
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #128 on: February 22, 2014, 10:37:24 am »
Some of the things they pass off as sport really are farcical.
What's that one where they have to continually brush the ice in front of the path of a puck which doesn't seem to affect it's trajectory one bit.
Where's the accessibility there? It's hardly the sort of thing kids are going to aspire to be good at. "I want to be a footballer!"
"I want to be a cycle racer!"
What do you want to do little Johnny? "I want to be an ice-brusher!"
Isn't it funny how people assume that because a sport isn't popular in England, it's rubbish and nobody must want to do it?

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mcshroom

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #129 on: February 22, 2014, 10:46:41 am »
Some of the things they pass off as sport really are farcical.
What's that one where they have to continually brush the ice in front of the path of a puck which doesn't seem to affect it's trajectory one bit.
Where's the accessibility there? It's hardly the sort of thing kids are going to aspire to be good at. "I want to be a footballer!"
"I want to be a cycle racer!"
What do you want to do little Johnny? "I want to be an ice-brusher!"
Isn't it funny how people assume that because a sport isn't popular in England, it's rubbish and nobody must want to do it?


Isn't it funny how chippy Scots get when you suggest one of their minority sports (c.1% of scots actually curl) might not be popular and assume it's because the commenter is English ;)
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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #130 on: February 22, 2014, 10:49:04 am »
That stuff should really be in the other thread:
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=62049.0
"Winding up the Chippy Scots about their silly sports" I think it's called.

(Or What sports should be in the Olympics. Or something)


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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #131 on: February 22, 2014, 10:57:20 am »
That stuff should really be in the other thread:
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=62049.0
"Winding up the Chippy Scots about their silly sports" I think it's called.

(Or What sports should be in the Olympics. Or something)

I don't have any problem with it being in the olympics. I like curling*. It is a skill game and deserves it's place. I was just amused by the knee-jerk anti-english reaction.

* I like bowls as well (btw, c.4% of Scots play bowls)
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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #132 on: February 22, 2014, 12:00:53 pm »
Some of the things they pass off as sport really are farcical.
What's that one where they have to continually brush the ice in front of the path of a puck which doesn't seem to affect it's trajectory one bit.
Where's the accessibility there? It's hardly the sort of thing kids are going to aspire to be good at. "I want to be a footballer!"
"I want to be a cycle racer!"
What do you want to do little Johnny? "I want to be an ice-brusher!"
Isn't it funny how people assume that because a sport isn't popular in England, it's rubbish and nobody must want to do it?


Isn't it funny how chippy Scots get when you suggest one of their minority sports (c.1% of scots actually curl) might not be popular and assume it's because the commenter is English ;)
It's a minority sport, but that doesn't mean nobody wants to do it. And it's not the first time people here have assumed that the English view of a sport is definitive.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


mcshroom

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #133 on: February 22, 2014, 12:38:33 pm »
Some of the things they pass off as sport really are farcical.
What's that one where they have to continually brush the ice in front of the path of a puck which doesn't seem to affect it's trajectory one bit.
Where's the accessibility there? It's hardly the sort of thing kids are going to aspire to be good at. "I want to be a footballer!"
"I want to be a cycle racer!"
What do you want to do little Johnny? "I want to be an ice-brusher!"
Isn't it funny how people assume that because a sport isn't popular in England, it's rubbish and nobody must want to do it?


Isn't it funny how chippy Scots get when you suggest one of their minority sports (c.1% of scots actually curl) might not be popular and assume it's because the commenter is English ;)
It's a minority sport, but that doesn't mean nobody wants to do it. And it's not the first time people here have assumed that the English view of a sport is definitive.
The only person assuming that is you.
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Clare

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #134 on: February 22, 2014, 12:46:21 pm »
Could somebody please tell me what the English view of sport is? I would like to know what I should be thinking.


Jaded

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #135 on: February 22, 2014, 12:53:00 pm »
Could somebody please tell me what the English view of sport is? I would like to know what I should be thinking.
  :thumbsup:
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Clare

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #136 on: February 22, 2014, 01:01:43 pm »
So basically I have nothing to celebrate since 2005 and there was me thinking we won the Ashes this winter.




Jaded

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #137 on: February 22, 2014, 01:27:01 pm »
Once we started winning The Ashes regularly it wasn't such a big thing...
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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #138 on: February 23, 2014, 06:52:44 pm »
Well that's that then - pretty good overall.    From a BBC POV Clare Balding was perhaps a tad 'over aired' though.
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Jakob

Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #139 on: February 24, 2014, 06:56:29 am »
Yay! Canada won the games hockey!

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #140 on: February 28, 2014, 01:08:39 pm »
Some of the things they pass off as sport really are farcical.
What's that one where they have to continually brush the ice in front of the path of a puck which doesn't seem to affect it's trajectory one bit.
Where's the accessibility there? It's hardly the sort of thing kids are going to aspire to be good at. "I want to be a footballer!"
"I want to be a cycle racer!"
What do you want to do little Johnny? "I want to be an ice-brusher!"
Isn't it funny how people assume that because a sport isn't popular in England, it's rubbish and nobody must want to do it?


Isn't it funny how chippy Scots get when you suggest one of their minority sports (c.1% of scots actually curl) might not be popular and assume it's because the commenter is English ;)
It's a minority sport, but that doesn't mean nobody wants to do it. And it's not the first time people here have assumed that the English view of a sport is definitive.
The only person assuming that is you.
I think you'll find I'm arguing that the English view of a sport is absolutely not definitive.
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David Martin

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #141 on: February 28, 2014, 07:48:18 pm »
definitively not definitive.
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mattc

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #142 on: March 01, 2014, 07:33:49 pm »
So who does have the definitive view?!? You two sound pretty expert on this - noone else has claimed to have a definitive view of any sport.

Do all the English hold "the English view" on every sport?

Can we only comment on those sports more popular in our own nation?
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Clare

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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #143 on: March 02, 2014, 03:51:52 pm »
Can we only comment on those sports more popular in our own nation?

Well that's me out then, I know fuck all about angling.


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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #144 on: March 03, 2014, 02:04:24 pm »
Can we only comment on those sports more popular in our own nation?

Well that's me out then, I know fuck all about angling.

WTF has geometry got to do wiv skiing?
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Re: The Winter Olympics in Sochi
« Reply #145 on: March 03, 2014, 07:26:10 pm »
Can we only comment on those sports more popular in our own nation?

Well that's me out then, I know fuck all about angling.

WTF has geometry got to do wiv skiing?

Lots, the angle you corner at determines whether you glide effortlessly along and cross the line on two planks to rapturous applause or slide ignominously over the line on your arse.