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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:50 pm

It's not just the TdF that is an issue, it is the entire sport. I'd not be shocked if cycling is the most doped sport out there.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Cogglamp » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:15 pm

Koatanga wrote:I just don't get why the still hold the Tour de France. It's a farce. Every year the leaders get busted for performance-enhancing drugs, blood doping, etc. It's bad for the sport of cycling. They should either drop the drug testing or drop the event.


Farce or not, watching guys climb Mt. Ventoux, Alpe d'Huez, and Col du Tourmalet is inspiring. When you see doped up freaks of nature literally crack, it makes for good entertainment. Watching guys get out of their saddle and rocket down the last 200m at 60+ kmph is cool.

One day races like Paris-Roubaix are even more cool when it's the cyclist against the cobblestone. Generally, the cobblestones win with some horrific crashes

That's what it is to me at this point. It's a good story with a bit of human drama in it. You have your villains, your hero, your highs and lows.

Plus, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen are great sports commentators.

Cycling has always been a doped sport. It goes all the way back to guys doing amphetamines and other "uppers" on race day. Take it for what it is, a way to see some beautiful scenery of France and light entertainment.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:03 pm

Pro Wrestling is also considered entertainment. It's just not considered sport. Cycling needs to decide which it is.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:17 pm

Every time that commercial for that TDF training bike comes on I always wonder if a years worth of PEDs is included in the purchase price
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:21 pm

Koatanga wrote:Pro Wrestling is also considered entertainment. It's just not considered sport. Cycling needs to decide which it is.


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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:23 pm

Well at least with Wrestling everyone already knows they're all using steroids.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:27 pm

Teranoid wrote:Well at least with Wrestling everyone already knows they're all using steroids.


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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:25 am

On one hand Baltimore making the playoffs is amazing and even losing a series makes this a season no one expected.
On the other hand fuck the Yankees.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:34 am

Flex wrote:On one hand Baltimore making the playoffs is amazing and even losing a series makes this a season no one expected.
On the other hand fuck the Yankees.

Completely agree.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:28 pm

was checking up on @fakepatshurmur on Twitter, and the box on the side caught my attention.

Similar to Fake Pat Shurmur
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That, was hilarious
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Re: All about sports

Postby Nakama » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:17 pm

Klaudandus wrote:
Flex wrote:On one hand Baltimore making the playoffs is amazing and even losing a series makes this a season no one expected.
On the other hand fuck the Yankees.

Completely agree.

Triple agree. I can't stand the Yankees. Their fandom's smug B.S. drives me about as crazy as the Kansas Jayhawk fans around here.

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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:25 am

Watching the Titans do what I'm sure the Browns wont gave me some joy.
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Re: All about sports

Postby halabar » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:32 am

Nice one O's, thank you Tigers, grrr... Giants, and don't care about the other one.. :lol:
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:20 am

halabar wrote:Nice one O's, thank you Tigers, grrr... Giants, and don't care about the other one.. :lol:

I hate the giants...
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:53 am

We live in a society where people born on third base constantly try to steal second, yet we expect people born with two strikes against them to hit a homerun on the first pitch.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:00 pm

Flex wrote:http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-854041

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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:48 pm

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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:40 pm

That sentiment seems to be growing in popularity. Though technically a lot of doping is merely against the rules but not illegal.

I don't have a problem with it in theory but I just don't know how manageable it will be. When you baseline everyone to a safe level of doping then by default those that would cheat are now doing something dangerous so this would require extensive controls.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:02 pm

FUCK THE YANKEES
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Re: All about sports

Postby Nakama » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:39 pm

Jesus, that was an epic collapse. The Nationals should be proud of how far they got, but be ashamed of falling to the Cards 9-7 after a freaking 6-0 lead. Going from 7-5 to 9-7 top of the 9th just makes me wonder why they didn't pull their closer after he got so far behind.

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P.S. I hope the Tigers skullfuck the Yankees and sweep their asses.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Teranoid » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:16 pm

Klaudandus wrote:FUCK THE CARDINALS
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:47 am

Teranoid wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:FUCK THE CARDINALS


Hear ye

On the other hand, saw this headline
Washington Nationals: So patriotic they red, white, and blew Game 5
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:24 pm

Hmm, how was that not a TD in the Stanford ND game? Are they saying that the whistle blew when his forward progress was stopped?

It looked like he clearly broke the plane before his supporting points touched. You could maybe say he was losing control of the ball first, but it was clearly recovered by Stanford in the endzone anyhow.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Paxen » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:09 pm

Cycling has done quite a lot of work to clean up the sport. Some claim that you can see it in the races, even the captains aren't anywhere near the machines of the EPO years. I find that believable and it matches what I see, but as I'm no expert I can be wrong.

I'm more suspicious of american sports. Only baseball has had very many scandals, and in sports with so much money at stake I find it hard to believe that no one tries to cheat. I especially find it abhorrent that the NFL only has a four game ban for steroid abuse. 2 years ban and lifetime ban for repeat offenders is what it should be.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:39 pm

OH, I can't believe this slipped my mind. RIP Beano Cook. Easily one of my favorite sports personalities. He had a weekly morning interview with the local honk here in Seattle that was always great. Beano's memory was freaking amazing even in his old age, and he could tell some amazing stories. He'll be missed.
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