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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #90 on: March 17, 2013, 07:42:46 am »
The Milano - San Remo route has been shortened by 47 km because of heavy snow. Pussies.
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« Reply #91 on: March 17, 2013, 11:01:06 am »
If they bring Pankration back...

They will end up with outcomes like this...

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In an odd turn of events, a pankration fighter named Arrhichion (Ἀρριχίων) of Phigalia won the pankration competition at the Olympic Games despite being dead. His opponent had locked him in a chokehold and Arrhichion, desperate to loosen it, broke his opponent's toe (some records say his ankle). The opponent nearly passed out from pain and submitted. As the referee raised Arrhichion's hand, it was discovered that he had died from the chokehold. His body was crowned with the olive wreath and taken back to Phigaleia as a hero.

Would make for a great Bob Costas profile story.

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #92 on: March 31, 2013, 09:27:54 am »
Cancellara just completely obliterated his competitors in the Ronde van Vlaanderen.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #93 on: April 06, 2013, 06:55:44 pm »
Globalisation is awesome. I'm watching the World Curling Championship in Brazil! :w00t:

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #94 on: April 06, 2013, 07:20:06 pm »
Globalisation is awesome. I'm watching the World Curling Championship in Brazil! :w00t:

Watching Canada-Scotland with Portuguese announcers is a bit odd though...

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« Reply #95 on: April 07, 2013, 09:01:03 am »
A spectator almost pushed Stybar of his bicycle at Paris - Roubaix, this was only moments after another spectator stepped infront of another rider from the leading group and crashed him.

I hope the French lynch those two idiots.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #96 on: April 07, 2013, 09:18:55 am »
Cancellara wins, what a sneaky fuck.
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« Reply #97 on: April 07, 2013, 04:41:48 pm »
The Danes just about got a world men's curling bronze.  That's far more interesting than cycling, wouldn't you say?
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« Reply #98 on: April 07, 2013, 05:40:40 pm »
The Danes just about got a world men's curling bronze.  That's far more interesting than cycling, wouldn't you say?

Curling needs more stringent drug testing.
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« Reply #99 on: April 07, 2013, 05:53:48 pm »
The Danes just about got a world men's curling bronze.  That's far more interesting than cycling, wouldn't you say?

Not really, no.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #100 on: April 07, 2013, 08:19:53 pm »
Cancellara wins, what a sneaky fuck.

The guys who ride that have bigger balls that I do, I hate ******* cobbles. 

Highlights here, though you may need to 'provide' a UK postcode to watch:
https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/cycling-spring-classic-highlights/series-1/episode-2-paris-roubaix
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #101 on: April 08, 2013, 07:59:21 am »
The Danes just about got a world men's curling bronze.  That's far more interesting than cycling, wouldn't you say?
Not really, no.
Curling is a sport of skill, strategy and endurance.  Cycling is a sport that measures how good your drugs are.
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« Reply #102 on: April 08, 2013, 08:21:00 am »
Curling is a sport of skill, strategy and endurance.  Cycling is a sport that measures how good your drugs are.

Cancellara wasn't necessarily the strongest yesterday, although surely the best drugged. He won simply by keeping his cool and outsmarting his opponent.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #103 on: April 13, 2013, 07:40:21 am »
Curling is a sport of skill, strategy and endurance.  Cycling is a sport that measures how good your drugs are.

Cancellara wasn't necessarily the strongest yesterday, although surely the best drugged. He won simply by keeping his cool and outsmarting his opponent.
And taking the best drugs.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2013, 07:41:35 am »
Hey, cricket is on TV.  Gonna watch me some IPL.
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