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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:49 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:
PKMKII wrote:Not to mention a glaring spelling error in the first word of the team's name? Come on, that's plain unprofessional.
Well, it depends. Partick is a real place in Glasgow: it's not a mis-spelling of Patrick. It is a mis-spelling of Maryhill, however, which is where the team is based.


I know it's a real place, I was making fun of its name :idiot:
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:49 am

PKMKII wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:
PKMKII wrote:Not to mention a glaring spelling error in the first word of the team's name? Come on, that's plain unprofessional.
Well, it depends. Partick is a real place in Glasgow: it's not a mis-spelling of Patrick. It is a mis-spelling of Maryhill, however, which is where the team is based.


I know it's a real place, I was making fun of its name :idiot:


That makes a really good quiz question...can you name all the endings (prepositions, conjunctions) of British football teams eg Tottenham Hotspur, Bolton Wanderers, Partick Thistle etc...

I can't!
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:28 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
black bart wrote:That makes a really good quiz question...can you name all the endings (prepositions, conjunctions) of British football teams eg Tottenham Hotspur, Bolton Wanderers, Partick Thistle etc...

I can't!
There are some crackers, too: Sheffield Wednesday; Plymouth Argyle; Hamilton Academicals; Leyton Orient; and who could forget Accrington Stanley?

Then there's nicknames: Cowdenbeath - The Blue Brazil; Falkirk - The Bairns; St. Mirren - The Buddies; and of course Aberdeen - The Sheepsh***ing B***ards.


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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:41 am

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Re: Sports

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:52 pm

I still prefer DTH's posts in this thread…

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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:49 am

Hey E.T., little suggestion for your Pats there: try playing for the entire game, instead of phoning it in for most of the 4th quarter. Although they could have done it, if Bill Belichoke's hubris hadn't of gotten in the way with that decision to go for it on 4th and 2. Or did he just have that little faith in his defense? Also, how short was that handshake with Jim Caldwell? 2 nanoseconds? Way to keep it classy Bill.
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Re: Sports

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:32 am

I dunno about the "Belichoke" moniker, PK - he's got a pretty decent record overall last time I checked. This isn't the first time he's gone for it in a similar situation - he did it earlier this year in the Falcons game, and he's done it in the past. If it works, he's a genius, if it doesn't, well I guess it's time to sell the franchise and start looking into getting a WNBA team, right? The defense was pretty well used up by the 4th, that's true, but the philosophy right along has been to let the best player try to get the job done at crunch time, and Brady's the best player they have. Nothing wrong with that. The "brief" handshake is pretty much SOP for Belicheck no matter who the other guy is.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:51 pm

Sunday Night Football - one of the most exciting games of the season

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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:54 pm

Why exactly do they let Wales, Scotland (Northern Ireland?) have world cup teams, instead of just one UK team?
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:36 pm

I get why the various British nations want separate teams; I was asking why FIFA lets them do it.
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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:04 pm

PKMKII wrote:Why exactly do they let Wales, Scotland (Northern Ireland?) have world cup teams, instead of just one UK team?

You might as well ask why Germany, Spain and France field separate teams as opposed to a 'Europe' team. Far too much rivalry and history to think about fielding a UK team. The only time UK fans are united is when one side is playing against the French :haha:

Rugby's even more confusing, the World Cup and Six Nations are contested by national sides but the Lions (formed from players across the UK) also compete in various competitions.
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:50 am

Told you South Africa are rubbish...Saracens beat them last night!!!

(Mind you Saracens did have 9 South African players!)

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri...

Roughly translated as:

3-0, 3-0, 3-0, 3-0 etc etc
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:20 pm

At least the Scottish footballers aren't taking placenta baths.
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Re: Sports

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:12 pm

black bart wrote:Told you South Africa are rubbish...Saracens beat them last night!!!

(Mind you Saracens did have 9 South African players!)

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri...

Roughly translated as:

3-0, 3-0, 3-0, 3-0 etc etc


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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:57 am

Roy Hunter wrote:(I say impose, because despite their protestations to the contrary, the politics of international football is like 15th century Italy or something, but with more backstabbing and double dealing going on.)


And apparently, letting the French handball.
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