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Re: All about sports

Postby Nooska » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:13 pm

indeed, its is a tactical, lowspeed game, where you can get "involved" in what could/should happen - not just who is fastest (like ski for instance)

Its the same reason I enjoy american football more than european football.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:38 pm

It's fun to watch, during the first couple of days and for the first few matches. Then it becomes repetitive IMO.

Since there are four players per team, I see no reason they couldn't have 2 males and 2 females per team, and mandate that there is always a male and female sweeping to negate any gender advantage. Then it becomes a tactical matter when you use your male and female curlers. It would be like Pimp My Curling - we heard you like tactics, so we added some tactics to your tactics.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Nooska » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:54 pm

But that would prevent us from having an all female team, and that would be discriminatory.. ogh wait, wrong thread :p ;-)

One reason could be that some people only want to watch gender X or Gender Y in tight suits? *shrugs*
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:04 pm

Nooska wrote:But that would prevent us from having an all female team, and that would be discriminatory.. ogh wait, wrong thread :p ;-)

One reason could be that some people only want to watch gender X or Gender Y in tight suits? *shrugs*

A: Curlers don't wear tight suits.

B: Have you SEEN the Norwegian pants?

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Re: All about sports

Postby Fridmarr » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:44 pm

holy shit :shock:
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Re: All about sports

Postby bldavis » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:46 pm

and that is why i love watching norway's curling matches...
and i agree...curling >>>> purely speed based individual events on snow
honestly for me nothing is more boring than watching a bunch of people go down the same patch of snow one at a time trying to get a tenth or a hundredth of a second faster...

that said, i love the sliding events (bobsled, luge, skeleton) even though it is the same thing
but you do add a sled, and in the case of bobsledding, a several hundred pound sled, insanely fast speeds, and the element of danger that comes from combining sharp corners in an ice covered track, fast speeds, and that massive sled or almost nothing to protect you :D
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:43 am

http://deadspin.com/nfl-prospect-leaves ... 1529320822

Would be funny if he gets drafted by the browns.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:22 am

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/24/p ... n-the-nfl/

In a statement, Burkman wrote that “We are losing our decency as a nation. Imagine your son being forced to shower with a gay man. That’s a horrifying prospect for every mom in the country. What in the world has this nation come to?”

Burkman, however believes that “[i]f the NFL has no morals and no values, then Congress must find values for it.”


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- The guy that probably got away with murder, and at the very least destroyed evidence on it.
- The guy that killed a couple of people while driving under the influence
- The guy that raped a girl in a restroom
- The guy that had a dog-fighting ring and would bury the dead dogs in his yard

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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:47 am

Olbermann had a good commentary about homosexuality in sports. Centered around a conversation he had with an unnamed hockey player over drinks. Olbermann mentioned a former teammate and the hockey player immediately used a gay slur to describe him, the player immediately went "why did I do that? I'm educated, open minded and good friends with the guy."

They talked for a while and came up with a theory that for many athletes they associate Love and Sex, so for guys they see everyday and become close friends with these feelings of love for another man gets their wires crossed with their love and sex being same thing so they use gay slurs to confirm to themselves that they are straight and the other player must be gay.

I'm not doing it justice unfortunately.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:32 am

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Re: All about sports

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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:29 am

I'm not completely off base for feeling that DeSean Jackson's release from the Eagles was covered in a thin veil of racist imagery to cover a purely financial move right?
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:38 am

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Re: All about sports

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Re: All about sports

Postby Nakama » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:50 pm

My first pro football game ever will be on 09/29/14 when the Patriots come to town to play the Kansas City Chiefs! Woot! :)

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