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Thread: Let's talk all things sport
29-07-2012, 06:37 PM #261
Yeah the table tennis and badminton are always fun (but do always make me bemoan the decision to choose golf and rugby sevens over squash for inclusion at the next Olympics. Rugby is a great idea, but golf? The Olympics isn't the biggest event out there for golf but it absolutely would be for squash).
I remembered really enjoying canoe slalom last time round and it is indeed still excellent, for the same reasons as skiing I guess, great physical strength and superb technique needed but to get the best times you have to take risks, so there will always be a few complete cock ups or dramatic moments when someone completely tears up a specific part of the course. Love it.
29-07-2012, 07:26 PM #262
In non Olympic related matters I was pleased to see Hamilton win this weekend and McLaren generally look better.
Also I see Jack Wilshire has been ruled out until October now. I worry that injuries are going to mean he never quite lives up to his promise and we end up with another Jermaine Jenas/Kieron Dyer on our hands.
29-07-2012, 07:57 PM #263
29-07-2012, 11:10 PM #264
Great performance from Lotus as well.
Back to the Olympics and the swimming 4x100 relay was a treat. I love it when an event is billed as a battle between two teams and someone else steps up and causes a shock. As a Scot I don't have the same hangs ups about French success as people from England seem to do but all the same it felt rather odd to be cheering them on! Nice work from Adlington to get a bronze, the fact her time was faster than Beijing hopefully bodes well for the 800m.
29-07-2012, 11:13 PM #265
Seriously the first time we bring through a proper technical midfielder in forever and this happens. -.-
30-07-2012, 10:13 AM #266
Here's a thought I just had which if you'd told me on Friday I'd be having this morning I would probably have laughed in your face:
"Fuck, I'm going to miss all of the judo today."
SINCE WHEN DID I LIKE WATCHING JUDO? I mean, it's since Saturday but you get the point.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
31-07-2012, 08:18 PM #267
I've been watching and enjoying a bunch of sports I've never really sat down and watched before, but to someone who doesn't quite understand it, judo seems really impenetrable and dull. Lots of brief grappling with no result.
Though to be fair, dressage is like a billion times worse.
31-07-2012, 08:33 PM #268
I haven't yet seen anything of the Olympics. It's a little odd how suddenly all the sports that are never in the newspaper become headline news, but I suppose it's a nice event for those that are enthusiastic about the sports. It's a bit of a world championship, after all."He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to
the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free". ~ Luke 4:18
31-07-2012, 09:45 PM #269
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31-07-2012, 09:54 PM #270
01-08-2012, 05:12 AM #271
01-08-2012, 10:39 AM #272
If judo went on for any longer I couldn't be doing with it, but being quite short and the possibility of being ended immediately (and that that end isn't just about brute force) is quite appealing to me.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
01-08-2012, 11:19 AM #273
Damn shame that Squash wasn't included in this years Olympics. Just sayin'
Archery's on now, isn't it?
02-08-2012, 03:55 PM #274
A good day for us so far, and could be more to come. Gemma Gibbons in today's women's judo final in about five minutes.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
02-08-2012, 04:15 PM #275
02-08-2012, 09:46 PM #276
Good day at the office for the Brits and Chris "is it to soon to call him Lord?" Hoy. Shame about the woman's sprint team, but these things happen in track cycling, wouldn't be surprised to see some more dramatic relegations (it's how Pendleton won the world championship after all).
The judo medal was something truly unexpected and delightful. Plus I was really glad to see the domination of the pairs event in the canoe slalom. It's such a fun sport to watch and after all the British disappointments so far it was fantastic to see gold and silver go our way. Plus Murray is closing in on another final at Wimbledon, but that pesky Novak Djokovic stands in his way. Should be an entertaining match. Ooh and athletics is starting soon! Woo!
02-08-2012, 11:13 PM #277
It was just fantastic to watch today, the crowd shook the earth and I've never heard so many "I don't believe it!" reactions from commentators in one go.
03-08-2012, 12:02 PM #278
04-08-2012, 09:45 AM #279
Gotta watch the Finals for Badminton. Not sure who'll win but Dan's a bit better than Chong Wei, so it's a bit of a worry for me
04-08-2012, 10:02 PM #280
THAT WAS HUGE!
I doubt GB will ever win 3 athletics golds in one night ever again. Just astounding. Ennis supreme, Farah blitzed the last lap in style (probably the bit of the day I was most shouty and excited about) and an bonus unexpected gold for Rutherford too.
Add that to the golds in the rowing and cycling (not to mention the world record in the pursuit) and that makes for one of the best days of sport I've ever seen - and I watch a lot of sport. Phenomenal, stupendous, glorious.
Plus away from the Brits seeing Phelps win another gold in his last race was another wonderful moment.
I'm going to stop before I run out of superlatives.