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Quote from: Caliga on August 27, 2012, 03:45:01 PMCan we talk about NASCAR in this thread? What about WWE?
Quote from: Ed Anger on August 28, 2012, 07:51:54 AMDanica Patrick sucks.
Quote from: CountDeMoney on August 29, 2012, 09:10:08 AMQuote from: Ed Anger on August 28, 2012, 07:51:54 AMDanica Patrick sucks.I wouldn't mind seeing a video of that.
Quote from: Lance ArmstrongWhen you're on the witness stand, we are going to f---ing tear you apart," Armstrong is alleged to have said. "You are going to look like an f---ing idiot.
Quote from: Liep on August 31, 2012, 03:25:41 AMQuote from: Lance ArmstrongWhen you're on the witness stand, we are going to f---ing tear you apart," Armstrong is alleged to have said. "You are going to look like an f---ing idiot.Said to Tyler Hamilton when he was going to admit to doping. He sounds like a really nice guy.
QuoteKabaddi and its unlikely stars, EnglandBy Sukhi HayerUnknown in their own country, the England women's kabaddi team last week played to crowds of 40,000 people at the world cup in India, where they were mobbed by fans, given a police escort... and filmed, all the while, by the BBC's Asian Network. As blood drips from the lip of Rosie Haigh, she calls out to her team mates."I'm alright - c'mon girls, let's do this," says Rosie, captain of the England women's kabaddi team.They're playing in the 2012 kabaddi world cup in Punjab, India. It's the third world cup and the second time women teams have participated. Kabaddi in this part of the world is massive - crowds of thousands cram into the stadiums to watch, and the women's event is very popular.The England team is made up of army personnel, teachers, a police officer, a sports development officer and a pig farmer. They're all white, playing a sport dominated by South Asians. Their coach Ashok Das is the main reason they're here. An ex-kabaddi player born in Punjab, Das introduced the sport to the British Army in 2005 as a way of keeping fit. "Never did I think I would be here in my home leading a team of women playing a sport that I've grown up with," he says. "It's a dream come true."The girls rarely get time to play or train together. More than half the team are in the army, stationed in countries like Germany and Afghanistan. For some, like science teacher Sally Tidswall, this is their first taste of kabaddi competition. "I have to pinch myself sometimes, it's such a surreal experience, We're playing in front of thousands of people who cheer for us and just want to touch us. The women took time out to enjoy India"The people here are so genuine. The other day I wasn't feeling very well and I popped into the chemist, and the man behind the counter says 'I've just been watching you on telly' and he gave me a real big hug. They're so welcoming."What is Kabaddi? One theory for the name is that it is derived from the words for "holding hands" in Tamil There are several forms of the game, which is most popular in South Asia Teams are made up of defenders and raiders Raiders are sent into the opposing half to tackle opponents and make it back to their own half India won both the men's and women's world cup last week
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