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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #315 on: July 14, 2016, 04:26:08 pm »
That was the craziest finish to a stage I've ever seen. From the moment the camera caught Froome running up Mont Ventoux sans bicycle to him crossing the line I just watched in disbelief.

Yeah.  :wacko:


Pity for Richie Port, he has a puncture at the worst possible point of race, has a nightmare wheel change with Mavis neutral service and loses a load of time.

Then he and other leaders have a crash with a motorbike, when he's showing himself to be the strongest and is beginning to ride away. Froome then endures a comedy turn with Mavis neutral service, loses lots of time, but eventually natural justice prevails and Froome is re-instated as leader.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #316 on: July 14, 2016, 04:29:07 pm »
I wonder what Mavis gets out of this, every time a rider has to settle for their service we get a long take on how slow the change is, or how it doesn't work at all. I'll never forget Voigt yelling and swearing after a bad wheel change from the neutral motorbike.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #317 on: July 14, 2016, 04:37:09 pm »
I wonder what Mavis gets out of this, every time a rider has to settle for their service we get a long take on how slow the change is, or how it doesn't work at all. I'll never forget Voigt yelling and swearing after a bad wheel change from the neutral motorbike.

Indeed.

I once had some Mavis tyres, I sold then, hardly used.  :P
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #318 on: July 18, 2016, 10:54:14 am »
WADA recommends that Russia be excluded from all international sport events including Rio 2016. That's huge, would also mean they'd be excluded from the World Cup in Russia 2018, it's not going to happen but it's a pretty damning recommendation.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #319 on: July 21, 2016, 06:22:47 pm »
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #320 on: July 21, 2016, 07:15:46 pm »



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Records: Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs); Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs)

Rafael's remarks: Wilder, one of boxing's most destructive punchers, did big damage to Arreola with his power but also to himself. Making his fourth title defense, and doing so in front of a hometown crowd of 11,974 at Legacy Arena, Wilder not only busted Arreola up, knocked him down in the fourth round and nearly stopped him in the final seconds of the round, but he hits so hard that he also broke his right hand for at least the third time.


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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #321 on: August 28, 2016, 12:14:38 am »
Michelle Wie's bizarro putting stance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl7Fh8gwTTU
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #322 on: August 28, 2016, 01:49:51 am »
You are gay.

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #323 on: September 11, 2016, 02:36:02 pm »
Cort won two stages in the Vuelta including the final in Madrid. We have a sprinter. :o :yeah: :o
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #324 on: September 11, 2016, 06:21:54 pm »
Watched a little bit of bull riding.  Don't know if it was the particular bulls, but guys were getting the living shit kicked out of them.  Might as well lie on the ground while somebody whales on you with a baseball bat.

Also interesting that there were two Brazilians competing (one of whom won).
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #325 on: September 11, 2016, 06:41:50 pm »
Cort won two stages in the Vuelta including the final in Madrid. We have a sprinter. :o :yeah: :o

All in all, an excellent Vuelta, really enjoyed watching it. Quintana a deserving winner.

That stage 15 where Contador ripped the race apart, was a classic.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #326 on: September 11, 2016, 08:55:26 pm »
Watched a little bit of bull riding.  Don't know if it was the particular bulls, but guys were getting the living shit kicked out of them.  Might as well lie on the ground while somebody whales on you with a baseball bat.

Also interesting that there were two Brazilians competing (one of whom won).

Interesting note:  the injuries found on stone age hunters, especially Neanderthals, are most consistent with professional bull riders.  Running up and stabbing a mastadon must have been quite a rough experience.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #327 on: September 11, 2016, 09:21:39 pm »
Watched a little bit of bull riding.  Don't know if it was the particular bulls, but guys were getting the living shit kicked out of them.  Might as well lie on the ground while somebody whales on you with a baseball bat.

Also interesting that there were two Brazilians competing (one of whom won).

Interesting note:  the injuries found on stone age hunters, especially Neanderthals, are most consistent with professional bull riders.  Running up and stabbing a mastadon must have been quite a rough experience.

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Rough riders?
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #328 on: October 14, 2016, 07:21:02 am »
Considering we have some cyclining enthusiasts here: what do you guys think of the World Championships being held in Doha at the moment?

http://www.dohacycling2016.com/

Austrian athletes complain about almost no audience and it generally being the most boring WC. There's hardly anyone along the road race tracks, for example - with temperatures of about up to 60°C above the asphalt.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #329 on: October 14, 2016, 07:24:49 am »
Considering we have some cyclining enthusiasts here: what do you guys think of the World Championships being held in Doha at the moment?

http://www.dohacycling2016.com/

Austrian athletes complain about almost no audience and it generally being the most boring WC. There's hardly anyone along the road race tracks, for example - with temperatures of about up to 60°C above the asphalt.

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I wonder if there's a sporting body that doesn't make money such a priority? :unsure:
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