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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:51 am

Well, I support Partick Thistle football club. They're not very good, but they are not Rangers or Celtic, and it's character-building to support a small team that doesn't do so well. OK, maybe I'm being a little harsh on them. At the time of writing, they are sitting fifth in the Scottish First Division (which is the second division in Scotland - there's the Premier League above that) on 19 points, just 6 points off the top (Queen of the South, who made the Scottish Cup final in 2008).

There has been a lot of talk about Rangers and Celtic joining the English leagues, as they are two big fish in the same small pond. Good. Cheerio, then! Their presence in the Scottish leagues impoverishes the rest of the game as far as I am concerned. No-one aspires to play for Thistle, or Morton, or Cowdenbeath, because they all want to play for Rangers and Celtic. Get rid of them, I say. And take their sectarian :furious: -hole supporters with them.
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:50 am

I cannot believe you've admitted being a Partick Thistle fan again! :haha:

Seriously though, I'm a Swansea City fan so I know all about pain and I agree with you it IS character building. I hate seeing British kids wearing Barcelona kits and stuff.

I'm with Elvalia on the rugby as well...of course being Welsh...the greatest rugby nation on earth!
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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:45 am

black bart wrote:I got a hockey ball in the eye once...didn't see that coming but I did hear Raj Singh shouting 'Oy Roberts' before he hit the ball with his carbon fibre hockey stick! :facewall:

I once hit a mate between the eyes with a frisbee. Amusingly enough, if I hadn't shouted a warning he wouldn't have turned round and it probably would have missed him :guilty:
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:38 am

Only thing I know about rugby, is that the New Zealand All-Blacks are supposedly good at it.
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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:46 am

black bart wrote:I'm with Elvalia on the rugby as well...of course being Welsh...the greatest rugby nation on earth!

I must have missed that. Have the South Africans been informed?
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:07 am

South who? :guilty:
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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:00 am

The Sarth Efricans Bart, they narrowly beat the English for the Rugby World Cup. Or were you enjoying the Brains a bit too much to remember? :drinking:
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Re: Sports

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:54 am

How bout them Boston Celtics? 5-0, average margin of victory 22 points!
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:49 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:How bout them Boston Celtics? 5-0, average margin of victory 22 points!


If they wear Plastic Helmets and Shoulder pads it doesn't count.
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Re: Sports

Postby Ubi Dubius » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:14 am

black bart wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:How bout them Boston Celtics? 5-0, average margin of victory 22 points!


If they wear Plastic Helmets and Shoulder pads it doesn't count.


OK. They wear neither Plastic Helmits nor Shoulder pads.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:19 am

Damn Yankees bought themselves another World Series win. Now the NYC douchebags have an excuse to be even douchier (doucheier?).
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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:21 am

PKMKII wrote:Damn Yankees bought themselves another World Series win. Now the NYC douchebags have an excuse to be even douchier (doucheier?).

Has anyone told the rest of the world? American teams seem to win every year.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:25 am

daftbeaker wrote:
PKMKII wrote:Damn Yankees bought themselves another World Series win. Now the NYC douchebags have an excuse to be even douchier (doucheier?).

Has anyone told the rest of the world? American teams seem to win every year.


Except for the World Classic, where the U.S. gets pwned because all of our great major league baseball players are actually from various Caribbean islands and Japan.
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Re: Sports

Postby Ubi Dubius » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:25 am

daftbeaker wrote:
PKMKII wrote:Damn Yankees bought themselves another World Series win. Now the NYC douchebags have an excuse to be even douchier (doucheier?).

Has anyone told the rest of the world? American teams seem to win every year.

The "World" in World Series refers to the name of newspaper that sponsored the first one.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:09 am

Ubi Dubius wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:
PKMKII wrote:Damn Yankees bought themselves another World Series win. Now the NYC douchebags have an excuse to be even douchier (doucheier?).

Has anyone told the rest of the world? American teams seem to win every year.

The "World" in World Series refers to the name of newspaper that sponsored the first one.


Strrrrrrike-out!!!
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