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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:39 am

PKMKII wrote:Now see, there's your problem, how can you expect people to take the team seriously in the top division when they're named after a plant?
Supporting a Scottish football team does not require you to take it seriously. In fact, it helps not to.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:15 pm

Not to mention a glaring spelling error in the first word of the team's name? Come on, that's plain unprofessional.
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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:43 pm

PKMKII wrote:Not to mention a glaring spelling error in the first word of the team's name? Come on, that's plain unprofessional.
Well, it depends. Partick is a real place in Glasgow: it's not a mis-spelling of Patrick. It is a mis-spelling of Maryhill, however, which is where the team is based.
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Re: Sports

Postby TwistedSister on Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:57 pm

O.K, so who is selling hot dogs and beer around here??? That's what I want to know.
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Re: Sports

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:11 pm

TwistedSister wrote:O.K, so who is selling hot dogs and beer around here??? That's what I want to know.


Seconded! :stupid:

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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:49 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:
PKMKII wrote:Not to mention a glaring spelling error in the first word of the team's name? Come on, that's plain unprofessional.
Well, it depends. Partick is a real place in Glasgow: it's not a mis-spelling of Patrick. It is a mis-spelling of Maryhill, however, which is where the team is based.


I know it's a real place, I was making fun of its name :idiot:
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:49 am

PKMKII wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:
PKMKII wrote:Not to mention a glaring spelling error in the first word of the team's name? Come on, that's plain unprofessional.
Well, it depends. Partick is a real place in Glasgow: it's not a mis-spelling of Patrick. It is a mis-spelling of Maryhill, however, which is where the team is based.


I know it's a real place, I was making fun of its name :idiot:


That makes a really good quiz question...can you name all the endings (prepositions, conjunctions) of British football teams eg Tottenham Hotspur, Bolton Wanderers, Partick Thistle etc...

I can't!
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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:12 am

black bart wrote:That makes a really good quiz question...can you name all the endings (prepositions, conjunctions) of British football teams eg Tottenham Hotspur, Bolton Wanderers, Partick Thistle etc...

I can't!
There are some crackers, too: Sheffield Wednesday; Plymouth Argyle; Hamilton Academicals; Leyton Orient; and who could forget Accrington Stanley?

Then there's nicknames: Cowdenbeath - The Blue Brazil; Falkirk - The Bairns; St. Mirren - The Buddies; and of course Aberdeen - The Sheepsh***ing B***ards.
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:28 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
black bart wrote:That makes a really good quiz question...can you name all the endings (prepositions, conjunctions) of British football teams eg Tottenham Hotspur, Bolton Wanderers, Partick Thistle etc...

I can't!
There are some crackers, too: Sheffield Wednesday; Plymouth Argyle; Hamilton Academicals; Leyton Orient; and who could forget Accrington Stanley?

Then there's nicknames: Cowdenbeath - The Blue Brazil; Falkirk - The Bairns; St. Mirren - The Buddies; and of course Aberdeen - The Sheepsh***ing B***ards.


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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker on Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:41 am

Who put the c*** in Scunthorpe?
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Re: Sports

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:18 pm

daftbeaker wrote:Who put the c*** in Scunthorpe?
Actually a serious problem for network admins, spam filter owners, and porn filter-ers.

Scunthorpe town council had serious problems for months after installing their internet security suite. Internal emails were removed from the server, automatic banninations were banninated, it was all a ghastly nightmare. Other councils and organisations are still trying to catch up with that.

I don't know of any other town anywhere that incorporates that word, or anything like it (apart from Fucking in Germany, and Wank on the German / Austrian border).
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Re: Sports

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:52 pm

I still prefer DTH's posts in this thread…
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:49 am

Hey E.T., little suggestion for your Pats there: try playing for the entire game, instead of phoning it in for most of the 4th quarter. Although they could have done it, if Bill Belichoke's hubris hadn't of gotten in the way with that decision to go for it on 4th and 2. Or did he just have that little faith in his defense? Also, how short was that handshake with Jim Caldwell? 2 nanoseconds? Way to keep it classy Bill.
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Re: Sports

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:32 am

I dunno about the "Belichoke" moniker, PK - he's got a pretty decent record overall last time I checked. This isn't the first time he's gone for it in a similar situation - he did it earlier this year in the Falcons game, and he's done it in the past. If it works, he's a genius, if it doesn't, well I guess it's time to sell the franchise and start looking into getting a WNBA team, right? The defense was pretty well used up by the 4th, that's true, but the philosophy right along has been to let the best player try to get the job done at crunch time, and Brady's the best player they have. Nothing wrong with that. The "brief" handshake is pretty much SOP for Belicheck no matter who the other guy is.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:51 pm

Sunday Night Football - one of the most exciting games of the season

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