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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #180 on: June 06, 2015, 07:08:04 pm »
It's a huge deal here.  People are setting off fireworks and everything given how important horse racing is to this town.

Kinda neat that the horse's name is American Pharaoh but it's owned by an Egyptian Jew. :)
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #181 on: June 06, 2015, 07:11:35 pm »
Wait there are still Egyptian Jews around?
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #182 on: June 06, 2015, 07:24:55 pm »
Wait there are still Egyptian Jews around?
He lives in America of course. :sleep:
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« Reply #183 on: June 07, 2015, 12:49:32 pm »
X-games continues to impress with its insanity. Off road truck racing. :o :lol:
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #184 on: June 07, 2015, 01:08:17 pm »
American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown!!!  :w00t: :worthy:

That's awesome.  Last horse was who, Seattle Slew?

Did they change the entry rules for the Preakness that they were bitching about last year?
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #185 on: June 07, 2015, 01:13:58 pm »
It's a huge deal here.  People are setting off fireworks and everything given how important horse racing is to this town.

Kinda neat that the horse's name is American Pharaoh but it's owned by an Egyptian Jew. :)

The name is actually American Pharoah :bleeding: :lol:

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American Pharoah's name is inspired by that of his sire, Pioneerof the Nile, and his dam's sire, Yankee Gentleman.[20] The horse's name also acknowledges Zayat's own dual Egyptian-American background.[21] The misspelling of "Pharaoh" is permanent, but inadvertent. Zayat originally claimed that the spelling was the result of an error by The Jockey Club, but the organization's president stated, "The name request for the 2012 colt American Pharoah was submitted electronically on January 25, 2014, through The Jockey Club's interactive registration site. Since the name met all of the criteria for naming and was available, it was granted exactly as it was spelled on the digital name application." Zayat later retracted his statement.[22][d]

Zayat's wife, Joanne, offered another explanation for the name's origins to a local news reporter just before the Preakness. Zayat's son, Justin, ran a contest on social media in which fans could submit names for the horse. The winning entry had "Pharaoh" misspelled, she said. "Justin cut and pasted the name from [the winner's] email, and sent it to the Jockey Club."[23][24] Marsha Baumgartner of Barnett, Missouri, who submitted the winning entry, told The New York Times, "I don't want to assign blame," but "I looked up the spelling before I entered." Nonetheless, Baumgartner minimized the controversy, stating, "Horses can't spell, anyway."[20][e]
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #186 on: June 07, 2015, 01:58:16 pm »
That's awesome.  Last horse was who, Seattle Slew?

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #187 on: June 12, 2015, 12:15:54 am »
Did you know that the 1st European Games with 6,000 athletes start today? I didn't. Yay, Baku? :unsure:

http://www.baku2015.com/
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #188 on: June 12, 2015, 12:47:28 am »
Deontay Wilder
29 years old
33-0 (32 KO's) 
6' 7"
220-230 lbs
84" reach




on a collision course with an ageing Wladimir Klitscho

39 years old
64-3 (53 KO's)
6' 6"
246 lbs
81" reach





Look for this fight soon.

Back in the day George Foreman was considered a monster at 6' 4" 220 lbs. He would be considered average in the hwt division nowadays.




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« Reply #189 on: June 12, 2015, 08:24:40 am »
If he can get thru Drummer Boy first.

And also when both join the Al Ayman UFC/FOM style boxing company.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #190 on: June 12, 2015, 10:20:55 am »
Did you know that the 1st European Games with 6,000 athletes start today? I didn't. Yay, Baku? :unsure:

http://www.baku2015.com/

Yeah, I heard a radio spot for the live transmission, even the speaker couldn't find any enthusiasm.
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« Reply #191 on: June 12, 2015, 10:41:52 am »
If he can get thru Drummer Boy first.

And also when both join the Al Ayman UFC/FOM style boxing company.

He will have no problem with Molina. Stiverne was a tougher customer.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #192 on: June 12, 2015, 10:54:52 am »
Uh, that means it'll will be over by the first minute.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #193 on: June 12, 2015, 10:57:41 am »
39 versus 29 is worrying. Nobody wanted to see Ali versus Larry Holmes.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #194 on: June 12, 2015, 11:17:21 am »
Did you know that the 1st European Games with 6,000 athletes start today? I didn't. Yay, Baku? :unsure:

http://www.baku2015.com/

Yeah, I heard a radio spot for the live transmission, even the speaker couldn't find any enthusiasm.

It's as if you guys went out and recreated all the excitement of the Pan Am Games, but for Europe.