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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:18 pm

daftbeaker wrote:Tomorrow could be interesting. If the weather is good I think the Irish will have a win with a reasonable lead of about 15-20 points. If it chucks it down then it could be a much closer game. If the Scots win then the French team are in with a real chance of getting the Wooden Spoon :haha:

Well, I was wrong but for the right reasons. Good weather and a decent pitch, the Irish had about 75% possession and 80% territory in the first half, 3 try-scoring opportunities and 2 penalties. All Scotland managed to do was defend, I don't think they ever carried the ball past the half way line. Ireland should have been about 20 points ahead by half time.

Somehow (and I still don't quite understand how) they managed 3 points and missed the conversion of their second half try. Losing Jonathan Sexton to injury seems to have made a big difference to the Irish side and their scrum seems a bit weaker without Cian Healy who's still banned for that stamp against England. Scotland remembered they needed to attack and, while they never looked like they were going to score a try, put pressure on the Irish and took the penalties. 12-8 doesn't really do justice to such a tense game, especially the last 10 minutes or so.

France are in danger of getting the Wooden Spoon, especially if their coach continues taking all their best players off mid-match :haha:
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Re: Sports

Postby Rainswept » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:42 pm

Anyone see the UFC this weekend? Ronda Rousey. It's one thing to have an undefeated champion, but it's gotta count for more when no fighter has ever gotten out of the first round without submitting to this chick. 7 fights, 7 first round submissions to arm-bar.

Granted, we're not talking Iron Mike starting 37-0, but I'm pretty sure at least a few of Mike's opponents managed not to beg for mercy in the first round.
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:44 am

:fsm_rock:

Swansea beat Bradford 5-0 in the League Cup final!

It's taken 101 years but Swansea City have finally won a major trophy...I am overjoyed.
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Re: Sports

Postby pieces o'nine » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:15 pm

Congratulations, Bart! :drinking:
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:09 am

Thankee kindly...probably have to wait another 100 years for the next one!
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Re: Sports

Postby Rainswept » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:11 pm

In Denver now and I have to figure out how to embrace a team with a name like "Nuggets"
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Postby PKMKII » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:13 pm

Rainswept wrote:In Denver now and I have to figure out how to embrace a team with a name like "Nuggets"


You could follow baseball, but then instead of the name being the problem, you'd just have to deal with the Rockies being FSM-awful.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:06 pm

World Baseball Classic action: Asian powerhouses in trouble.

Netherlands beats S. Kora 5-0. Nice to see a European team doing well, build up more interest.

Japan beats Brazil 5-3. Yeah, they won, but that's the sort of match Japan should cakewalk through.
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Re: Sports

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:27 pm

Rainswept wrote:In Denver now and I have to figure out how to embrace a team with a name like "Nuggets"

Might I suggest the Avalanche? At least they play hockey that looks like hockey. The hockey the Nuggets play doesn't look like hockey at all. Same thing with the Rockies, actually.
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:19 am

I heard a woman tried out for mens professional American Football! :shocked:

I think she got injured though.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:37 pm

Cuba destroys China so bad in WBC game, they invoked the mercy rule in the 7th inning. That's something that normally doesn't happen past the high school level.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:29 am

Another European upset at the World Baseball Classic: Italy beats Mexico 6-5 with a 2-run, ninth inning rally.
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:23 am

^those Italians are getting better at rugby as well...but their football is slipping:

Spurs 3 Inter Milan 0
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:01 pm

The Italians are at it again, beating Canada 14-4 and making it pretty likely that they'll advance past the pool stage. Which would mark the first time two Europeans teams advance past the pool stage in a WBC.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:11 pm

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PKMKII wrote:The Italians are at it again, beating Canada 14-4 and making it pretty likely that they'll advance past the pool stage. Which would mark the first time two Europeans teams advance past the pool stage in a WBC.
See, you didn't mention what sport that was. I had to click on the link to discover that it was rounders. Whereabouts are these Italian Girl Guides from?


It's the only thing I've been posting about in here for the last few days, nothing else interesting going on in sports right now until March Madness. And you leave alone the slanderous rounders comparison and girl scout jokes and I'll leave alone that soccer is a sport for ten year olds in 'Murica.
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