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« Reply #375 on: February 12, 2018, 11:52:32 am »
What is this futsal shit and why is it on my ESPN?

So you could see Portugal being European champion, again.  :P

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« Reply #376 on: February 12, 2018, 11:53:44 am »
If they shrank the field enough you could land a shot from anywhere, that might actually make soccer exciting.   :hmm:

Essentially it's football played in a basketball handball court. It was invented because most schools didn't have a football pitch available (too big and expensive) so kids ended up playing football in the basketball handball court.

My neighborhood growing up didn't have a public football pitch so we usually took over the basketball pitch and played football instead.  :P

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« Reply #377 on: April 03, 2018, 06:54:11 pm »
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« Reply #378 on: April 07, 2018, 02:00:42 pm »
Last year's Masters champ Sergio Garcia hooks up with MMA superstar Connor McGregor, goes insane, insults everyone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvC4YkvnH-M

Then he shoots 13 on one hole.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfi14QUbsBY

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« Reply #379 on: May 25, 2018, 07:53:31 am »
This Giro suddenly got interesting again  :cool:
What is happening to Yates?

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« Reply #380 on: May 25, 2018, 10:04:10 am »
Fucking Froome  :glare:
Guess we'll have to wait for his doping results.

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« Reply #381 on: June 10, 2018, 01:09:49 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4pkD78oKSo

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« Reply #382 on: July 17, 2018, 04:46:04 am »
A shout out to sports photographers, this one from the cobble stone stage of the Tour is an instant favourite.

"Af alle latterlige Ting forekommer det mig at være det allerlatterligste at have travlt" - Kierkegaard

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« Reply #383 on: July 17, 2018, 05:58:27 am »
A shout out to sports photographers, this one from the cobble stone stage of the Tour is an instant favourite.

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Nice one and funny too.  :)
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« Reply #384 on: July 17, 2018, 06:18:36 am »
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig came in fourth in today's La Course after having led going up the last mountain. The post race interview is amazing, contrary to the male riders she actually has human emotions, crying, laughing and was in a great mood after her top performance.
"Af alle latterlige Ting forekommer det mig at være det allerlatterligste at have travlt" - Kierkegaard

"JamenajmenømahrmDÆ!DÆ! Æhvnårvaæhvadlelæh! Hvor er det crazy, det her, mand!" - Uffe Elbæk

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« Reply #385 on: July 17, 2018, 06:27:40 am »
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig came in fourth in today's La Course after having led going up the last mountain. The post race interview is amazing, contrary to the male riders she actually has human emotions, crying, laughing and was in a great mood after her top performance.

 :cool:

Though I did think Dan Martin's reaction to last stage's cobbled sections was brilliant, he said he'd really enjoyed it, never had the opportunity of a ride like that before and just enthused about the joy of riding a bike. 
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« Reply #386 on: July 17, 2018, 06:33:35 am »
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig came in fourth in today's La Course after having led going up the last mountain. The post race interview is amazing, contrary to the male riders she actually has human emotions, crying, laughing and was in a great mood after her top performance.

 :cool:

Though I did think Dan Martin's reaction to last stage's cobbled sections was brilliant, he said he'd really enjoyed it, never had the opportunity of a ride like that before and just enthused about the joy of riding a bike. 

Yeah, there are some giving genuine interviews but at least all the Danish riders give what is known here as the Wozniacki style interview, eg. a generic boring interview. "One day at a time", "I did well today I think", etc.

Last one who was a little interesting was Chris Anker Sørensen and he's now an expert commentator so that's quite nice. Still nothing like Jesper Skibby, legend.
"Af alle latterlige Ting forekommer det mig at være det allerlatterligste at have travlt" - Kierkegaard

"JamenajmenømahrmDÆ!DÆ! Æhvnårvaæhvadlelæh! Hvor er det crazy, det her, mand!" - Uffe Elbæk

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« Reply #387 on: July 19, 2018, 08:14:30 pm »
What a sterling ride by G.Thomas to win on Alpe D'Huez. :cool:

Discounting the mainly boring first few days, it's been a fascinating Tour so far.
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« Reply #388 on: July 23, 2018, 07:29:57 pm »
Cort won in superior fashion yesterday as the first Dane to do so in the Tour in 9 years.

He now has 3 grand tour wins and that puts him up there among the all time greatest Danes:

Riis* - 6 wins
Skibby*, Rasmussen** - 5 wins
Cort, Sørensen*, Ritter*** - 3 wins

* Admitted to doping use
** Caught for and admitted to doping use
*** Rode before doping was an issue in the media

I remember most of them and regardless of asterisks they were goddamn amazing. :cry:
"Af alle latterlige Ting forekommer det mig at være det allerlatterligste at have travlt" - Kierkegaard

"JamenajmenømahrmDÆ!DÆ! Æhvnårvaæhvadlelæh! Hvor er det crazy, det her, mand!" - Uffe Elbæk

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« Reply #389 on: July 23, 2018, 07:45:28 pm »
Lest we forget another Sørensen who had the latest tour win in 2009****.

****Admitted to doping use in the years prior to the years in which he actually won stuff

That was some seriously great riding, attacked from the breakaway with like 20 km left and caught everybody off guard. :w00t:

"Af alle latterlige Ting forekommer det mig at være det allerlatterligste at have travlt" - Kierkegaard

"JamenajmenømahrmDÆ!DÆ! Æhvnårvaæhvadlelæh! Hvor er det crazy, det her, mand!" - Uffe Elbæk