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Re: Sport

Postby Azrael » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:16 am

Is anyone else watching the Broncos get whipped by the Patriots? I haven't seen a whipping this bad since I watched the Passion of the Christ.

Tebow has been on this knees a lot tonight -- begging for mercy.
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Re: Sport

Postby Typhoon » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:06 am

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Re: Sport

Postby Hoosiernorm » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:51 pm

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“It’s a miracle,” I said to my wife, only half-joking.

“J Lin” is Jeremy Lin, the undrafted point guard from Harvard who has emerged from seemingly nowhere to become the toast of New York and Asian-Americans everywhere with his surprising star turn for the Knicks.

On Monday, I rushed home from work to find a live stream of the Knicks-Jazz game. (Time Warner, my cable provider, removed the MSG channels because of a dispute over subscriber fees.) Lin turned in another jaw-dropping performance, and did it again Wednesday in Washington. The Lakers game on Friday proved nearly too much for me to handle.

Yes, Linsanity.

But it also represented much more than that, at least to me.

Like Lin, I’m a Harvard graduate, albeit more than a decade ahead of him, and a second-generation Chinese-American. I’m also a fellow believer, one of those every-Sunday-worshiping, try-to-read-the-Bible-and-pray types, who agreed with Lin when he said to reporters after the Jazz game, “God works in mysterious and miraculous ways.”
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Re: Sport

Postby Typhoon » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:05 am

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Re: Sport

Postby Juggernaut Nihilism » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:40 am

What a beast. World record at the time (263 kg), since broken.

You know what's wrong with western culture? This Persian can shout "GOD IS GREAT!" and look like a total badass, but when you think of an American shouting it, you think of Ned Flanders from the Simpsons, some wuss in a sweater vest with soft hands and a weak mustache. Our hardcore version would be someone hoisting 600 pounds overhead and shouting "SUCK IT!!"

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Postby Typhoon » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:47 pm

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Golf: Gerry "Bubba" Watson wins US Masters

Postby Torchwood » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:08 pm



Amazing finish on sudden death playoff: cool controlled Afrikaner Louis Oosterhuizen fluffs his shot to the back of the green, while crazy emotional good-ole-boy Watson (who had never won a major) plays a blinder of a shot from within the trees onto the green.
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Re: Sport

Postby Typhoon » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:03 pm

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Re: Sport

Postby Torchwood » Sun May 20, 2012 11:13 am

It is a truism that German teams always win penalty shoot outs , especially against English teams, who always bottle first. Even more so in Germany, on their home ground ( a venue fixed by UEFA before the finalists were known). Not last night as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to win the Champion's League for the first time.

(mark you, there are not many Englishmen in the Chelsea team, and England fullback Owen Hargreaves plays for Bayern)

Chelsea really rode their luck from the quarter finals onwards: Napoli, Barcelona and Bayern should all have beaten them on the run of play, but failed to convert their chances.

Billionaire oligarch owner of "Chelski", Roman Abramovich has spent over a $1bn on this quest - and UEFA, sensibly, will soon limit how much can be spent by any one club. Yes of course it should have been better spent on alleviating poverty in his native Russia, but it has provided more entertainment than the shenanigans of the likes of Goldman Sachs in the STPN saga.
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Re: Sport

Postby Typhoon » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:24 pm

"Chelski"

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Re: Sport

Postby Typhoon » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:25 pm



[I don't play golf - a good walk spoiled - but this seems like a difficult shot to have made]
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Re: Sport

Postby Typhoon » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:30 pm

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Re: Sport

Postby Typhoon » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:37 pm

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Why nearly every sport except long-distance running is fundamentally absurd.
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Re: Sport

Postby Endovelico » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:52 pm

Pity Greece was defeated by Germany, or we would have had a PIGS semi-finals on Euro 2012... :twisted:
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Re: Sport

Postby Hoosiernorm » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:35 am

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Re: Sport

Postby Antipatros » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:55 pm

Do you suppose the match lived up to this buildup, or was it pure anticlimax?

Maori Haka versus Aboriginal War Cry
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Seek not to count the future waves of Time;
But be ye satisfied that you have light
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Re: Sport

Postby Typhoon » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:33 pm

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Re: Sport

Postby noddy » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:48 am

"He bowls to the left, he bowls to the right,
That Mitchell Johnson, his bowling is shite”
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Re: Sport

Postby noddy » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:51 am

Antipatros wrote:Do you suppose the match lived up to this buildup, or was it pure anticlimax?

Maori Haka versus Aboriginal War Cry


not a huge fan of the rugby but surprisingly to me, the aborigines won.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous ... gby_league)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealan ... eague_team

i suppose not all polynesians can be jonah lomu and make 110kg+ professionals look like scared little boys.

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Re: Sport

Postby Antipatros » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:17 pm

noddy wrote:
Antipatros wrote:Do you suppose the match lived up to this buildup, or was it pure anticlimax?

Maori Haka versus Aboriginal War Cry


not a huge fan of the rugby but surprisingly to me, the aborigines won.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous ... gby_league)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealan ... eague_team

i suppose not all polynesians can be jonah lomu and make 110kg+ professionals look like scared little boys.


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Re: Sport

Postby AzariLoveIran » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:34 am

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Asian Indoor Athletics Championship 2012- Hanzhou







Iranians Maryam Toosi took the golds in the women's 400m respectively.

Toosi faced a challenge from Chen Jingwen of China




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Re: Sport

Postby Typhoon » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:30 pm

London is the first city to host the Summer Olympics for a 3rd time.

AFP | London's third Olympics show how Games have changed
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Postby Typhoon » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:20 pm

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