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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #135 on: June 07, 2014, 10:16:49 pm »
How can you start ticking off great Kentucky athletes and not mention Muhammad Ali first? :huh:

Actually, if we're not sticking to humans, you should mention Secretariat first or maybe Man o' War.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #136 on: June 07, 2014, 10:20:10 pm »
How can you start ticking off great Kentucky athletes and not mention Muhammad Ali first? :huh:


I didn't know he was from Kentucky, I thought he was from Michiana (I was on a flight with him once from Michiana to Chicago--a quick flight on a super small prop plane--I figured he lived there because that is where he was born).
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #137 on: June 07, 2014, 10:52:24 pm »
What was the owner of California Chrome bitching about?
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #138 on: June 07, 2014, 11:51:00 pm »
Apparently your horse has to have run, and run well, in several races to get in the Kentucky Derby.

To get your horse into the Belmont, it doesn't have to run all the races to get in, a key part of getting your horse in the race is writing a check.

He is upset because California Chrome ran a bunch of races to get into the Kentucky Derby, then the first two legs of the triple crown, while the winner of the Belmont skipped the other two legs of the triple crown and had only run like one other race or something. So his horse is a bit worn down from a lot of racing, but going up against fresh horses.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #139 on: June 08, 2014, 12:45:45 am »
Ah.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #140 on: June 08, 2014, 09:26:34 am »
That was a pretty good rant by that dude. 

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #141 on: June 27, 2014, 01:03:41 pm »
Wozzy was dumped by that funny looking Irish kid and is now good at tennis again. Thanks heaven, it's been some tough years.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #142 on: July 28, 2014, 07:00:51 am »
Tour de France 2014 in GIFs. (Note none of them feature doped riders because no one was caught this year!!!)

Cavendish's crash on the first stage. One of the many favourites who crashed out, Contador and Froome included.


Slippery roads in week 1


New front runner has to learn the robes:


42 year old Jens Voigt's last TdF (18 or so total):


Sagan still insane on a bike:


Spectators are still idiots:
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #143 on: July 28, 2014, 07:32:28 am »
Overall, a pretty interesting Tour.

Nibali didn't put a foot wrong and was a fitting winner, well done to the Frenchmen in 2nd and 3rd place.  :frog:
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #144 on: July 28, 2014, 08:24:05 am »

New front runner has to learn the robes:



Those robes don't look particularly difficult.

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #145 on: July 28, 2014, 08:24:49 am »

New front runner has to learn the robes:



Those robes don't look particularly difficult.

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #146 on: September 07, 2014, 03:33:38 pm »
Caro vs. Serena in the US Open final. Will the Polish born resident of Monaco win her first Grand Slam and bring glory to the nation of DENMARK? No, probably not.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #147 on: September 07, 2014, 04:11:44 pm »
Caro vs. Serena in the US Open final. Will the Polish born resident of Monaco win her first Grand Slam and bring glory to the nation of DENMARK? No, probably not.

The live text update's latest entry simply reads shit.., so I'm gonna bump that up to a 'definitely not'.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #148 on: September 07, 2014, 04:23:59 pm »
Also, all 6 major Danish newspapers and the 2 national tv channels has a journalist doing live text updates.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #149 on: September 07, 2014, 05:17:07 pm »
no :(
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