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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2013, 07:49:10 am »
Hey, cricket is on TV.  Gonna watch me some IPL.

Ah, that explains the mild but suddenly wet weather, the cricket season began here on Wednesday.  :bowler:
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2013, 08:01:56 am »
Hey, cricket is on TV.  Gonna watch me some IPL.

Ah, that explains the mild but suddenly wet weather, the cricket season began here on Wednesday.  :bowler:

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #107 on: April 13, 2013, 08:05:50 am »
They just brought up a little chart about were the ball bounced on the way to the batter.  There was 'good', and then 'full', but then the area around the batter's feet was 'Yorker'.  How did they name that?

Also, the Bombay Indians and the Poona Warriors have almost identical uniforms.  What's up with that?
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #108 on: May 25, 2013, 05:19:12 pm »
Froch vs. Kessler is about to start. Boxing is one of those sports I'll never learn to appreciate. I am however still a little intrigued.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #109 on: May 25, 2013, 05:26:30 pm »
Froch vs. Kessler is about to start. Boxing is one of those sports I'll never learn to appreciate. I am however still a little intrigued.

What's not to like.  :D

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #110 on: May 25, 2013, 06:22:52 pm »
The Dane lost, but it was actually a pretty good fight.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #111 on: May 27, 2013, 07:51:27 am »
Wozzy is playing a Brit at the French Open. She has lost in the first round at her previous 5 tournaments, will it turn around?

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #112 on: May 27, 2013, 09:07:26 am »
Wooo! :yeah:
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #113 on: June 22, 2013, 07:08:19 am »
Le Mans this weekend. Only time I'll watch motorsports, and it's likely only because of Tom Kristensen who usually wins.

As a commentator noted: "Danes are very patriotic, especially when we win."
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #114 on: June 22, 2013, 11:06:23 am »
Holy shit. Danish driver Allan Simonsen has died after a crash 10 minutes into the race. :(
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #115 on: June 22, 2013, 03:12:54 pm »
Holy shit. Danish driver Allan Simonsen has died after a crash 10 minutes into the race. :(

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #116 on: June 23, 2013, 08:51:16 am »
Tom Kristensen won his 9th Le Mans. :yeah:
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #117 on: June 24, 2013, 11:18:58 am »
Of course, some pay-per-view channel secured the rights to Wimbledon this year. I like tennis, but not enough to pay $50 to watch a few games.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #118 on: June 24, 2013, 02:58:49 pm »
Of course, some pay-per-view channel secured the rights to Wimbledon this year. I like tennis, but not enough to pay $50 to watch a few games.

All of it is live on bbc tv, not sure who much of that will be re-broadcast on iplayer, though certainly the 8-9pm highlights each evening will.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #119 on: November 22, 2013, 05:20:15 pm »
Magnus Carlsen has won the world championship in chess. Norway swiftly goes mental; NRK cancels a showing of cross-country skiing to celebrate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25057654

Does of the resident Norwegian have a video link with commentary? One of my favourite Norwegian things is Norwegian commentators when they win.
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