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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:51 pm

Baseball roundup:

Matt Cain threw the 22nd (23rd! Galarraga!) perfect game in major league history. He tied Sandy Koufax's record for most strikeouts in a perfect game, and was the first pitcher to score a run in his own perfect game. It's the fourth no-hitter of the season (including Johan Santana getting the first no-hitter in Mets history).

Speaking of the Mets, they swept their 3-game series with the Rays today, and finally got back into positive run differential territory for the first time since very early in the season.

All-Starr Game fan voting is open, and once again it is stupid. They set the ballot based on who's scheduled to be the starters before the season begins. So two of the three Mets outfielders on it have only played partially this season due to injuries and are hitting "meh," while our "Rooke of the Year"-caliber outfielder, "Captain" Kirk Nieuwenhuis, is write-in only because he was called up from AAA shortly before the season began. And the people who are voting are morons. Asdrubal Cabrera is leading American League shortstops in on-base percentage and slugging, but are people voting for him? Noooo, they're voting for Derek Jeter, whose fielding numbers are atrocious this year. :furious:
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:17 am

The Euros are on at the moment...hang on, no Wales, no Scotland...what sort of a tournament is that?

The worst thing is it looks like Germany will win it. :cry:

Unless Greece beat them in the quarter final...please...come on the Greeks!
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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:07 pm

black bart wrote:The Euros are on at the moment...hang on, no Wales, no Scotland...what sort of a tournament is that?

The worst thing is it looks like Germany will win it. :cry:

Unless Greece beat them in the quarter final...please...come on the Greeks!

Give it a few days - there will be no England either.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:59 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:
black bart wrote:The Euros are on at the moment...hang on, no Wales, no Scotland...what sort of a tournament is that?

The worst thing is it looks like Germany will win it. :cry:

Unless Greece beat them in the quarter final...please...come on the Greeks!

Give it a few days - there will be no England either.
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At least they knocked those dirty Swedes out of contention (that's what you get for beating those sweet, old Russian ladies in Eurovision, Sweden!).

Roger Clemens found not guilty of perjury in denial of steroid use before congressional hearing. This is one of those, it might not have been strong enough to convict, but we all know he used, situations.

Nice explanation of baseball for the unfamiliar.
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:29 am

But...Wayne (bad hair transplant) Rooney is back from suspension! The Ukrainians will be laughing so much at Wayne's hair he'll score a hat trick.
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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:15 am

black bart wrote:But...Wayne (bad hair transplant) Rooney is back from suspension! The Ukrainians will be laughing so much at Wayne's hair he'll wear a hat

Fixed :idiot:
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Re: Sports

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:59 pm

"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:09 am

Ukraine 0 England 1

Bring on the Italians.

Surprised that France lost 2-0 to Sweden but it makes England's win against the Swedes look all the more impressive.

Fantastic goal from Sweden's Ibrahimovic.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:58 pm

The stinkin Heat won the NBA Finals. The city of Cleveland just elicited a collective "FEH!"

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Joel Peralta suspended for 8 games for putting pine tar in his glove. The bizarre thing here being that someone in this day and age would use pine tar. It's the baseball equivalent of someone riding one of those 8-foot tall, old-timey bicycles with the tiny back wheel and the gigantic front wheel.
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Re: Sports

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:17 pm

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Re: Sports

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:17 pm

Almighty Doer of Stuff wrote:Would you like to scrub your hands with a lump of smoked meat?


Must ... avoid ... perverted ... interpretation ...
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Re: Sports

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:51 pm

...perhaps best to stay with Murphy's Oil Soap, it's cathedral approved afterall... :haha:
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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:46 pm

England went out of Euro 2012 to Italy on penalties. Hard luck England, but well done on making it that far. No, really.

A couple of things, though. Wayne Rooney is a self-absorbed oaf who has no idea that he is part of a team of footballers. He was fed at least a dozen imaginative and intelligent balls by James Milner, and he failed to convert any of them because he looks for personal glory and not opportunities to play a team game. There is more to football than flying headers and bicycle kicks.

The English media did not appear to have watched the same game that I did. They are pissed off because England didn't live up to the hype that the media created. I thought parts of the England team had a great night, but not Rooney. He should have been subbed, give someone else a chance to play for their national team.
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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:56 pm

Personally I thought Rooney was involved in at least half of England's chances. It might be selective memory but I do seem to remember him either passing balls in or looking for crosses or tying up defenders while Lescott was trying to attack.

Admittedly, the England effort from 35 minutes in was piss-poor compared to the Italians but I think holding them to a draw over 2 hours was pretty good given the teamwork gap evident from half an hour in. Unfortunately it did seem to be teamwork, England fell apart trying to get the ball across the halfway line which was down to crummy passing and not anticipating balls coming in, hence the Italians intercepting every other pass :facewall:

Maybe if Hodgson had pulled Rooney early and replaced him with Oxlade-Chamberlain it would have been a different game but I doubt it, the Italians were generally better in every area.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:31 pm

daftbeaker wrote:Personally I thought Rooney was involved in at least half of England's chances.


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