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Re: Other sports
« Reply #180 on: August 15, 2012, 17:38 »
Guess I was the only one who watched the USPGA. Rory won, and Scott had another stinker of a fourth round. Petterson had a 2 stroke penalty which cost him around half a mill dollars because his club struck a leaf in the backswing.

Good tournament by Rory, but he's still showing that he's a fair weather player who struggles in anything but the ideal conditions. Tiger had 22 putts in the opening round, bloody brilliant that. He's setting himself up for 2013 pretty well. Ryder cup coming up in a couple of months at Medinah, but the run of tournaments in the European tour are always proper fun with players desperately looking to keep their card.

Wiesberger's had a superlative season this year, 2 wins in the European tour.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #181 on: August 15, 2012, 20:24 »
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    I always despised Melky even when he was a Brave, and seeing him be successful for the freakin' Giants this year made me sick. Happy now though!
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #182 on: August 15, 2012, 20:46 »
    Guess I was the only one who watched the USPGA. Rory won, and Scott had another stinker of a fourth round. Petterson had a 2 stroke penalty which cost him around half a mill dollars because his club struck a leaf in the backswing.

    Good tournament by Rory, but he's still showing that he's a fair weather player who struggles in anything but the ideal conditions. Tiger had 22 putts in the opening round, bloody brilliant that. He's setting himself up for 2013 pretty well. Ryder cup coming up in a couple of months at Medinah, but the run of tournaments in the European tour are always proper fun with players desperately looking to keep their card.

    Wiesberger's had a superlative season this year, 2 wins in the European tour.

    sorry this is the other 'sports' section. you can start an other 'games' or other 'hobbies' section if you want to talk about golf.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #183 on: August 15, 2012, 21:53 »
    sorry this is the other 'sports' section. you can start an other 'games' or other 'hobbies' section if you want to talk about golf.



     ;D
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #184 on: August 16, 2012, 00:35 »
    sorry this is the other 'sports' section. you can start an other 'games' or other 'hobbies' section if you want to talk about golf.
    Says the fella who watches males in lycra and sponsors on their arses oscillating their legs for hours on end. No, that's not a porn film.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #185 on: August 16, 2012, 00:48 »
    not like any porn i watch :)

    i just think an activity where the only time they break into a sweat is when they try to get to the  h'orderves tray before John Daley, should not be classified as a sport
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #186 on: August 16, 2012, 00:56 »
    If it were as easy as that, anyone could be a two time major winner like Daly. It takes hours, and days to even hit the ball a minute 30 yards in the direction you want it. It's well a sport, and it's well worth the effort. Walking around for 6km and whacking the ball 200 yards while putting unnatural stresses on the knee and back, it's not nearly as easy as the pros make it look. That's like saying I can climb like Schleck on fire because I'm skinny.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #187 on: August 16, 2012, 01:00 »
    you see to me the fact that it is hard does not make it a sport. chess is hard to do well, should that be a sport?

    baiting ram on the otherhand is very easy and yet i a considering starting that as a sport
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #188 on: August 16, 2012, 01:10 »
    Chess, which I'm rubbish at, and slagging off dinzy are sports, btw.

    Again walking 6km on a course, and twisting your knee as much as them while swinging the arms, and then comment on the lack of fitness. Yes, they're not anorexic like cyclists, and they don't give up any ounce of good food, but to say they don't have targeted exercise to improve fitness in the lower back and front knee, where all the weight is concentrated, not to mention the shoulders, is rubbish.

    Had a similar discussion a few months ago with a person who said cycling was glorified exercise. All easier said than done.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #189 on: August 16, 2012, 01:13 »
    twisting knee and swinging arms? next you will be claiming my dad dancing in a nightclub counts as sport

    surely 'Glorified exercise' is all any sport is. in fact that should be the definition of sport
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #190 on: August 16, 2012, 01:15 »
    next you will be making up sports where, instead of hitting the stationary ball with a club they get someone to throw the ball at them. maybe involve some more people that can try and catch the ball.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #191 on: August 16, 2012, 01:20 »
    twisting knee and swinging arms? next you will be claiming my dad dancing in a nightclub counts as sport

    surely 'Glorified exercise' is all any sport is. in fact that should be the definition of sport
    There are other people who read, you know. If I suggest torsion about the stationary ankle is more at the knee than the shin then the history undergrads won't understand ;)

    All easier said than done, if golf is dancing in the club, then cycling is avoiding diarrhoea.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #192 on: August 21, 2012, 00:52 »
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  • Despite the self-serving data benders and associated propaganda to the contrary, I am led to believe that there are pockets of organised, highly sophisticated dopers, even within 'new age' cycling teams. Personally, I don't accept that the 'dark era' has ended, it has just morphed into a new guise.

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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #193 on: August 23, 2012, 19:14 »
    Usain Bolt coming up...
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  • RIP Keith

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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #194 on: August 28, 2012, 11:45 »
    As a London Irish and a Scotland fan, this is rather sad   :(

    Hope he makes a full recovery in due course

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/19389539
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  • 'Sacrifice and hard work is our only secret' - Alberto Contador
    'Vinokourov...a lord of cycling' - Andrea Guardini
    'As world champion you wear the most beautiful jersey ever for a year. The rainbow stripes have something magical. All great champions have worn them' - Mark Cavendish

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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #195 on: September 11, 2012, 08:08 »
    Yes Andy!
     
    :daotec :win :win :rave :pray :pray :fanfare :daotec :win :win :rave :pray :pray :fanfare :daotec :win :win :rave :pray :pray :fanfare :daotec :win :win :rave :pray :pray :fanfare
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #196 on: September 11, 2012, 13:31 »
    Yes Andy!
     
    :daotec :win :win :rave :pray :pray :fanfare :daotec :win :win :rave :pray :pray :fanfare :daotec :win :win :rave :pray :pray :fanfare :daotec :win :win :rave :pray :pray :fanfare
    wasn't that just beautiful???

    stayed up until the wee hours with my scotsman, mumbling back and forth that he was going to do it, no he wasn't, etc.   ::)
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #197 on: September 11, 2012, 13:35 »
    It was a great final, stayed up till 3 am to watch it. When Djokovic won those two sets after each other I thought Murray surely would lose and then he breaks him in the first game.

    Congratulations you Scots & Englishmen. ;)
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #198 on: September 11, 2012, 17:35 »
    Definitely shows that Andy is a different man, I dont know or care whether it was Lendl or his mum but his improved mental state has been pretty fantastic, as a fan, to watch and the way in which he battled in the match last night was truly unbelievable.

    Good news for him is that it can only get better seemingly and hopefully this will be his breakthrough into what was an incredibly strong GT stranglehold held by Nadal, Fed and Djoko.
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  • ram

    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #199 on: September 26, 2012, 14:18 »
    A birthday Ryder cup. Grouse, flipping grouse :D
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #200 on: September 26, 2012, 14:20 »
    Glad to see some countries can celebrate successes in sports other than football.

    In most of europe this would be unthinkable.

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/london-victory-parade-brings-tokyo-standstill-084102148.html

    Also Australia

    http://www.smh.com.au/olympics/off-the-field/live-a-golden-parade-as-sydney-celebrates-olympic-stars-20120820-24h5z.html
    To be fair, Australia don't have much to celebrate. Take any scraps. That'll learn them to be Injuns.

    Good for the Japanese.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #201 on: September 26, 2012, 14:29 »
    To be fair, Australia don't have much to celebrate. Take any scraps. That'll learn them to be Injuns.

    Good for the Japanese.

    Cant wait for some Japanese riders to start winning major cycling honours. Beppu already had like 5 journos with him when he was at the Giro.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #202 on: September 26, 2012, 14:37 »
    Aye, it'll take a shed load of time though.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #203 on: November 24, 2012, 18:40 »
    New Zealand a joy to watch even if I am feeling rather sympathetic for the Welsh.
    They are outclassing the Welsh in every department, but their offensive play within the 22 is unbelievable..

    Will be fun to watch England playing them next week :D
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #204 on: November 25, 2012, 11:38 »
    Cricket finished for the day, now watching the Cross Country sking, they dont half motor on.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #205 on: November 25, 2012, 12:28 »
    Wales made a comeback sort of, but 33-10 does not do justice to the NZ superiority. Though it does do justice to Wales's rugged determination.

    England meanwhile are in a spot of bother over their captaincy after Robshaw has errer thrice in two weeks with his decisions over penalties and a lot of talk saying there are better flankers out there.

    On the topic of skiing good to see Chemmy Alcott making her return, tbh always has been a lot of fuss about a skier who has never really placed all that high, but I felt extremely bad for her after her fall and especially considering all her battles with funding.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/winter-sports/20450823
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    Other sports
    « Reply #206 on: December 02, 2012, 13:30 »
    No golf thread on here??? "@ABdeVilliers17: Twist in the tale? Hope Schwartzel can pull it through!!! Good to watch the #NGC2012 live from Australia. Thanks Dale hayes and Supersport!"
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  • Hey, Bart! Your epidermis is showing!

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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #207 on: December 02, 2012, 13:40 »
    Golf and Cricket thread is interchangeable on this forum..
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    « Reply #208 on: December 02, 2012, 13:55 »
    Oh good to know, ta :-)
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  • ram

    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #209 on: December 02, 2012, 14:08 »
    No twist, never seemed to be in threat either. Best man won.
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