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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:24 am

black bart wrote:No I don't think the Scottish football fans are inherently violent per se, they learned it all from the trip to the World Cup in South America...


Wait, you mean Scotland actually qualified for the World Cup once? :shocked:
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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:06 pm

PKMKII wrote:
black bart wrote:No I don't think the Scottish football fans are inherently violent per se, they learned it all from the trip to the World Cup in South America...


Wait, you mean Scotland actually qualified for the World Cup once? :shocked:
Yes, we qualified for Argentina in 1978. Our manager, Ally MacLeod had the audacity, the unmitigated gall, to suggest that we might make it out of the group phase and into the knockout stages. Really, the nerve of the man...

Seriously though, after we were pummelled remorselessly by Peru, then knocked ourselves out by failing to beat Iran, the public blamed the manager for being too ambitious and too optimistic. They still do.
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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:59 am

How did Real Madrid celebrate winning the Copa Del Rey?

They dropped the cup under the bus.
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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:17 am

Roy Hunter wrote:How did Real Madrid celebrate winning the Copa Del Rey?

They dropped the cup under the bus.

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Re: Sports

Postby Horza » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:59 am

As I was giggling inanely at this Daz in our office tells me he had recorded the match and was unaware until this moment of the result. :blush:

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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:17 pm

Jason Bay made his return to the Mets off the DL in style. 1 hit, 2 runs, and an in-field home run off an Astros error, in a 9-1 Mets win.

EDIt: Want to know how obnoxious Philadelphia Phillies fans are? They booed the robot that threw out the opening pitch.
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Re: Sports

Postby Julius Aurora » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:07 am

Our newest AFL club the Gold Coast Suns finally won their first game yesterday afternoon. On the down side, I am now torn between supporting them and the Brisbane Lions.
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:32 pm

If you really want to confuse everyone here you can tell us about Australian Rules Football.
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Re: Sports

Postby Julius Aurora » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:19 pm

Don't be silly Bart, the Australians don't rule football.
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Re: Sports

Postby farfalla » Sun May 01, 2011 11:41 pm

Mets and Phillies tied 1-1 and they are in extra innings. Much as I like a game that keeps going until someone wins, I need to get up 6am to open the restaurant.
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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue May 03, 2011 9:13 am

Does this happen much in baseball?

Auntie wrote:Cricket pundit Edward Bevan was shaken and bruised after a ball was smashed through his commentary box window. It happened as he commentated for BBC Radio Wales on Glamorgan's Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Somerset in Taunton. The ball crashed into the commentary box hitting Bevan on the back and scattering glass everywhere.


(There is a recording of the commentary on the page.)
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Tue May 03, 2011 9:24 am

Strange things happen during Glamorgan matches. It was at their home ground in Swansea that Garfield Sobers hit six sixes of six balls.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Tue May 03, 2011 11:33 am

I was at a Brooklyn Cyclones game where a sharply-hit foul ball smacked a man right upside the head at his ear. Bloody him up real good, had to be taken off to the hospital and all.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Tue May 03, 2011 5:32 pm

"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Mon May 09, 2011 6:33 am

PKMKII wrote:USA! USA!


They should should have brought Bin Laden back and killed him with base balls live on TV (just a thought).
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