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Re: WE LIKE SPORTS
« Reply #3950 on: 17 Jul 2017, 05:14 »


Dear Glob!
It's almost as if NONE of you realise that Dundee F.C. travel to Kirkcaldy on Tuesday night for a the first competitive game of the 2017/18 season, when we take on Raith Rovers in the Betfred Cup !!!!!!!!!!

I mean, what ARE you?? Philistines??
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Re: WE LIKE SPORTS
« Reply #3951 on: 17 Jul 2017, 21:03 »

Would there be any feasible way to stagger the starting time on the last day, so the person in first starts first, followed by the person in second however amount of time they're behind later, and so forth, so the winner will always actually finish first?
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« Reply #3952 on: 17 Jul 2017, 23:51 »

Well a couple of weeks later I must say that if Warren Barguil keeps climbing mountains and getting in large leading groups he might as well win it for France. He lost a shitton of time in the first week but he's less than 10 minutes away now.

He would need at least 10 minutes to get the minute needed to hold off Froome in the TT. Not going to happen. If he gets on  par with Contador none of the top 5 will let him get up the road. GC riders only take the polka dot jersey by happenstance, not by target. He's being allowed to go away in the breakaway groups, for now.

The real hope for France is pinned on Romain Bardet. He still needs to chuck 1m23s into Froome if he wants to stand a chance of wearing the yellow jersey in Paris and with two downhill finishes in three days, he may well do that. I reckon he'll at least overhaul Aru who is vulnerable due to lack of team around him.

Things to watch out for today:

Bardet and all of AG2R at the 2nd climb attempting to force a gap while the sprinters teams wet the bed.
Michael Matthews desperately trying to get ahead of Kittel in the intermediate sprint.
Steve Cummings in general.

Actually a AG2R, Sunweb, Dimension Data alliance today could be very damaging to the shape of the race if there's any crosswinds in the second half.
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« Reply #3953 on: 19 Jul 2017, 15:08 »

After today, Barguil is tied on for the polka dot but clearly not making a move on GC. Aru has practically put himself out of the running while Rigoberto Uran is a new and interesting threat having been through the Sky TT school. Still having hopes for Bardet. SL2 could get a bumper crop yet this year.
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« Reply #3954 on: 20 Jul 2017, 02:17 »

Dear Glob!
It's almost as if NONE of you care that Dundee F.C. travelled to Kirkcaldy on Tuesday night for a the first competitive game of the 2017/18 season, and beat Raith Rovers 2-1 in the Betfred Cup !!!!!!!!!!

I mean, what ARE you?? Philistines??
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Re: WE LIKE SPORTS
« Reply #3955 on: 20 Jul 2017, 05:15 »

It's summer lad, cycling and cricket's order of day. You can keep football until after the summer hols.

And on that subject, Katie Archbald and Tom Pidcock both delivered stellar performances last night to win the National Circuit Racing Championships in Sheffield. And this morning, Annemiek Van Vlouten stormed it up the Col d' Izoard to take a commanding win on the first stage of La Course.
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« Reply #3956 on: 20 Jul 2017, 06:15 »

We signed Pontus Aberg to a longer-term contract yesterday.
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« Reply #3957 on: 23 Jul 2017, 17:59 »

Re: Brickyard 400

And that, ladies and gentlebeings of the jury, is the reason why I no longer watch NASCAR on a regular basis.
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« Reply #3958 on: 25 Jul 2017, 08:33 »

Dear Glob!
It's almost as if NONE of you realise that Dundee F.C. travel to Cowdenbeath tomor...


...Accchhhh, FORGET it!

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« Reply #3959 on: 11 Aug 2017, 18:25 »

So how about the London athletics world championships

Plenty of upsets huh.

It is fun to see but my goodness it's a continuous stream of surprises.
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« Reply #3960 on: 11 Aug 2017, 18:38 »

And, as usual, my Brew Crew has had reality set in once the clock struck August.

From being up half a game on July 25th to down two today. *SIGH*
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« Reply #3961 on: 11 Aug 2017, 23:20 »

Britain's brave athletes are showing their grit by getting fourth place in almost every event.
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« Reply #3962 on: 18 Aug 2017, 04:36 »

So how about the London athletics world championships

Plenty of upsets huh.

It is fun to see but my goodness it's a continuous stream of surprises.

Agree! But that is a sport. I think athletics is one of the best sport. It is easy to understand who wins in comparison to some subjective sport like the figure skating
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« Reply #3963 on: 18 Aug 2017, 21:03 »

athletics is one of the best sport
Wait...what? I thought "athletics" was just another word for "sports".
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« Reply #3964 on: 18 Aug 2017, 21:05 »

If ESPN is to be believed, fantasy football is a "sport".
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« Reply #3965 on: 18 Aug 2017, 21:06 »

How is it any more of a sport than D&D?
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« Reply #3966 on: 18 Aug 2017, 21:07 »

There's more money in it.
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« Reply #3967 on: 18 Aug 2017, 21:08 »

There's more money in the lottery if you win it.
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« Reply #3968 on: 18 Aug 2017, 21:14 »

I never said the money was for the players.
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« Reply #3969 on: 18 Aug 2017, 21:18 »

Neither did I.

Edit: Wait, I did. Either way, the players aren't the biggest winners.
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« Reply #3970 on: 19 Aug 2017, 05:56 »

"Athletics" is known as "Track and Field" to those of us on the other side of the pond.

Track is, indeed, an interesting sport.
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« Reply #3971 on: 19 Aug 2017, 06:59 »

Interesting. Separated by a common language, indeed.
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