Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby EvilJekyll » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:05 pm

ntw3001 wrote:Also congarburations to the Canadian women's team for putting us out of that quarter-final, unfortunately not on penalties (chicks don't got no respect for tradition). I didn't see the match, but I gather you were much better. Which is good, because I gather our women's team are a shade better than the men.

It's on here right now and Canada just kinda dominated GB.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby James » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:09 pm

ntw3001 wrote:Team GB

Can we please not call them that?
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby ntw3001 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:20 pm

James wrote:
ntw3001 wrote:Team GB

Can we please not call them that?


Dwarf Fortress suggests that Great Britain's Olympic team ought henceforth to be known as the Frisky Trumpets.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby slydon » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:20 pm

James wrote:
ntw3001 wrote:Team GB
Prepare for trouble.
And make it piping hot.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby James » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:13 pm

ntw3001 wrote:Dwarf Fortress suggests that Great Britain's Olympic team ought henceforth to be known as the Frisky Trumpets.

That would be acceptable. Or "Britain". Either will do.

I was pleased to see Sweden finally get a gold, even if it did mean downgrading Britain to a mere silver in what was apparently one of our safer bets.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby ntw3001 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:15 am

slydon wrote:
James wrote:
ntw3001 wrote:Team GB
Prepare for trouble.
And make it piping hot.
Enty.
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I loved this. I watched too much Pokemon when I was uh twenty-one.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby Skimba » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:57 am

ntw3001 wrote:I loved this. I watched too much Pokemon when I was uh twenty-one.

About a month ago, catass and I were in K-mart, or somewhere similar, and I found a DVD of four Pokemon movies for $5. I totally bought it and watched it. I'm well over 21. You should have no shame Enty, no shame at all.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby James » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:21 pm

Either that or you should feel even more shame, Skimba.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby Skimba » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:14 am

James wrote:Either that or you should feel even more shame, Skimba.

NEVER!
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby IanC » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:04 pm

First ever womens gold medal in boxing at the Olympics goes to a brit. Awesome.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby chrismachine » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:48 pm

And an Irish woman right after! The crowd seemed easily 3 times louder for her, too.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby Dusk » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:10 pm

How's Canada doing in the Limpicks? I can't seem to find them on the medal tally. :P :P
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby chrismachine » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:58 pm

Our goal was top 12, yesterday when I checked that's where we were. More importantly, this:

http://www.medalspercapita.com/
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby MysticalDescent » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:01 pm

The Olympics were really, really good.

I started out thinking that I would detest them. I really don't have a lot of time for track events, something that I think is rooted in summer PE lessons in Primary School consisting of "I'll go over here, have a cup of tea and read a book while supervising you lot, who will now spend the next three hours running in circles around the field". I'm still not that enthused by them, but the whole thing caught my imagination. There was something sort of pure about the whole thing, it was quite pleasant. The members of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team (James was right) just seem like ordinary, decent people. They were not the arrogant, ignorant and wealthy millionaires that one becomes accustomed to seeing in football, but just talented, educated, humble people. It makes me reflect on my own favoured sport and wonder if the whole thing is spoiled, corrupted by the excessive levels of cash flowing into it. I'm not being completely naive. I know that, for example, the British cycling team wouldn't have performed anywhere near as well as they did without massive investment. In fact, you could say the same about any of the British medal winners. That money has all gone into the right hands though. It hasn't lined the pockets of agents who've worked massive pay-off clauses into contracts, or transformed the sport into little more than brands, with the sport's traditions slowly killed off. While the officiating hasn't been perfect (how exactly do you disqualify a cyclist for going on the wrong side of the line when they did so under the influence of a large elbow smacking them in the side of the leg?), nor the conduct of the Olympians (Spanish men's hockey team), it's been nice to watch something where the referee hasn't felt the need to poke in every 30 seconds and indulge the most handsomely paid competitor as they feign both contact and injury, while getting decision after decision wrong. Seriously, balls to football.

Handball looks really quite fun. I wish I could get a few people together to play that. There was a canoe event that also impressed me quite a lot. I can't remember the name, but it was two people racing together down a rapid and they had to go through checkpoints. Britain won gold and silver. I was watching that and thinking that if I were to attempt to do that, there would be an alarmingly high chance of death or serious injury. They really were quite remarkable.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby IanC » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:58 pm

Paralympics next week! :)
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby Judas Maccabeus » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:56 pm

MysticalDescent wrote:Handball looks really quite fun.



Why is this not a regular spectator sport? At least in the United States, I may be missing that it is elsewhere... Seriously, I know I'd watch it, and I hate having to wait four years for it to be on again.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby MysticalDescent » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:36 am

I always thought it was a bit of a shame that the paralympics is conducted completely separately, like a sort of second class competition. It'd be nice if they could find some way to run it simultaneously, even if they had to stretch it over three weeks.

I was wondering why cricket, in some form, isn't in the Olympics somewhere. Plenty of countries play it, you could smack out three twenty-twenty games in a day and it'd be pretty good. Then I realised that it'd be fine at the London Olympics, where they could have three games a day at every single one of the country's cricket grounds, but that would result in the people in charge of the Olympics in Brazil having to construct four or five massive facilities for cricket which will never be used again by anyone.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby chrismachine » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:39 am

That is likely the same reason rugby isn't around.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby MysticalDescent » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:56 pm

A little late, but...

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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby chrismachine » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:14 pm

That was indeed pretty cool. Not to many things related to golf have made Tiger lose sleep...
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby ntw3001 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:44 pm

[My favourite team] won their cup match against [local rival]! Except that's good because [local rival] is not a rival at all due to the fact they are three leagues above us and the two sides haven't played each other since 1968. It's an upset! The [local rival] supporters at work will be most put out.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby MysticalDescent » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:00 pm

Would I be right in saying that that is this?
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby chrismachine » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:24 pm

I would say I know a lot about the sport, but some of that jargon from the article is hilarious and off-putting.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby ntw3001 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:39 am

Mysty: Yes!

Chrism: Is this about Donovan Simmonds collecting Jamie Slabber's flick-on right before poking home Richard Brindley's long ball? Because all that stuff was totally consensual.
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Re: Hey, What About Those [Your Favorite Team]!

Postby chrismachine » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:01 am

I was able to work my way through that stuff, but I just gave up when faced with the closer "Slabber lashed in Simmonds's cut-back."
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