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(Originally posted on: 02-25-08 05:57:34 AM)
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Reply 1 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-25-08 06:04:58 AM)
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I love how they jump towards the finish line because it still counts even if they just embarrassed themselves in front of the whole world.
đonne onwŠcne­ eft wineleas guma, gesih­ him biforan fealwe wegas, ba■ian brimfuglas, brŠdan fe■ra, hreosan hrim ond snaw hagle gemenged. Ůonne beo­ ■y hefigran heortan benne, sare Šfter swŠsne. Sorg bi­ geniwad ■onne maga gemynd mod geondhweorfe­, grete­ gliwstafum, georne geondsceawa­ secga geseldan; swimma­ oft on weg. Fleotendra fer­ no ■Šr fela bringe­ cu­ra cwidegiedda.
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Reply 2 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-25-08 07:36:47 AM)
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That guy saw what was coming the whole time
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Reply 3 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-25-08 03:52:34 PM)
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That's pretty fucking awesome

Apparently he benefited from people falling in a qualifying round as well?
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Reply 4 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-25-08 10:32:34 PM)
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This video is amazing and a testament to the majesty of sports.
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Reply 5 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-26-08 11:00:34 PM)
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Easily one of the most amusing incidents at any olympics.
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Reply 6 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-27-08 08:31:53 AM)
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I would feel like a sham.
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Reply 7 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-27-08 12:55:52 PM)
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I would feel so smart. He said it himself he was watching for a strategy. When the mistakes of others leave the back door open, and you were watching for it, wouldn't you feel happy?
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Reply 8 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-27-08 12:59:34 PM)
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Thats a pretty big gamble I would say. It would be like there is a huge asteroid coming to crush earth and there is a 95% chance of it happening. And you are the once scientist that says, meh my money is on the 5% so i'm not going to try to figure out how to stop it. And then it misses, I wouldn't feel smart, I would feel completely lucky.

And also, when did that guy make those comments? If you have a lucky win like that you aren't going to say, yea i shouldn't have won that was lucky. No, you are going say, umm I meant to do that.
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Reply 9 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-27-08 01:10:18 PM)
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Didn't this make legion at HG start saying "DIE OHNO" in every thread? God that was fucking annoying. I fucking hated legion he was so fucking annoying.
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Reply 10 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-27-08 01:36:27 PM)
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And also, when did that guy make those comments? If you have a lucky win like that you aren't going to say, yea i shouldn't have won that was lucky. No, you are going say, umm I meant to do that.

I figure if I were him I wouldn't say I planned it because that'd be stupid, I'd just say some triteness a la "This is sport, stuff like this can happen, I did my thing and I won. Some will say I was lucky, but you have to be there, qualify for the finals and all that".
đonne onwŠcne­ eft wineleas guma, gesih­ him biforan fealwe wegas, ba■ian brimfuglas, brŠdan fe■ra, hreosan hrim ond snaw hagle gemenged. Ůonne beo­ ■y hefigran heortan benne, sare Šfter swŠsne. Sorg bi­ geniwad ■onne maga gemynd mod geondhweorfe­, grete­ gliwstafum, georne geondsceawa­ secga geseldan; swimma­ oft on weg. Fleotendra fer­ no ■Šr fela bringe­ cu­ra cwidegiedda.
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Reply 11 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-27-08 01:45:12 PM)
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That would probably be closer to what I would say too, I was just responding to what Alyatis had said.
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I would feel so smart. He said it himself he was watching for a strategy. When the mistakes of others leave the back door open, and you were watching for it, wouldn't you feel happy?

If he said that he was watching for that and that was going to be his strategy beforehand, well then good for him, but still got really lucky. But if he said it after the fact, that seems pretty suspicious.
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Reply 12 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-27-08 05:42:00 PM)
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Quality Read:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Bradbury

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In the quarter-finals, Bradbury thought himself eliminated. He finished third (only the top two advance), but Marc Gagnon was disqualified, thus allowing Bradbury to advance to the semi-finals.

In his semi-final, Bradbury was in last place, well off the pace of the medal favourites. However, three of the other competitors in the semi-final crashed into each other, paving the way for him to take second place and thus allowing him through to the final.

Again well off the pace in the final, once more all four of Bradbury's competitors (Apolo Ohno, Ahn Hyun-Soo, Li Jiajun and Mathieu Turcotte) crashed out at the final corner, leaving a shocked Bradbury to take the gold medal, the first for Australia or any southern hemisphere country in an Olympic Winter Games event.


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In an interview after winning his gold, he said:

Obviously I wasn't the fastest skater. I don't think I'll take the medal as the minute-and-a-half of the race I actually won. I'll take it as the last decade of the hard slog I put in.

The "hard slog" included surviving two life-threatening accidents. During a 1994 race in Montreal, he had another skater's blade slice through his leg after a collision; ... In 2000, he broke his neck in a training accident, and spent the next six weeks in a halo brace.


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Bradbury was acutely aware of the possibility of collisions after his semi-final race. In an interview after the race he said:

I was the oldest bloke in the field and I knew that, skating four races back to back, I wasn't going to have any petrol left in the tank. So there was no point in getting there and mixing it up because I was going to be in last place anyway. So (I figured) I might as well stay out of the way and be in last place and hope that some people get tangled up.[1]

In the same interview, he acknowledged that he never imagined a scenario in which all four of his competitors would actually fall.

Bradbury had been the favourite going into the 1000m short track speed skating event at the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer, Norway but fell after colliding with a competitor.


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Bradbury's triumph was celebrated by Australia post issuing a 45-cent stamp of him

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Reply 13 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-28-08 08:19:16 AM)
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Wow, nothing like getting extremely lucky 3 times in a row to win a gold medal. But I guess that's just how they do it in Australia, right Brad?
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Reply 14 of 40 (Originally posted on: 02-29-08 12:57:56 AM)
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Your Mom gave me a gold medal, those numbers sound about right.
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Reply 15 of 40 (Originally posted on: 03-01-08 04:53:18 PM)
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i came to this thread expecting to see....




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Reply 16 of 40 (Originally posted on: 03-01-08 05:13:35 PM)
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I have no idea what was exciting about that.
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Reply 17 of 40 (Originally posted on: 03-01-08 05:24:48 PM)
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i came to this thread expecting to see....





That moment was not great in any way >:{
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Reply 18 of 40 (Originally posted on: 03-01-08 05:28:13 PM)
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Reply 19 of 40 (Originally posted on: 03-01-08 05:48:24 PM)
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Stop spamming the thread, Dimi. I'm trolling Brad.

That underarm bowling ''incident'' is the greatest sporting sore-spot moment between Australia and New Zealand...we could have won that match but the Aussie bowler ensures our man cannot get any runs by bowling the ball in that underhanded manner. You can see his own team mates shaking their head telling him not to be so dishonourable, BUT HE DID IT NEWAYS.

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Reply 20 of 40 (Originally posted on: 03-01-08 05:59:17 PM)
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I'm not spamming I just wanted someone to explain like you did.

Why wouldn't you bowl the ball like that every time so that no one could ever get any runs?


Sounds like something in baseball where a pitcher would purposely walk a really good batter. But then another batter comes up to plate. Thats whats confusing me.

If he could end the game and win rather than risk the guy kicking ass and losing, why wouldn't he ?
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Reply 21 of 40 (Originally posted on: 03-01-08 06:09:37 PM)
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I guess because it wouldnt be a game if they did that, or it wouldnt be cricket anyway. It used to be a very gentlemanly game and such a maneuver was pretty much unheard of until that moment and it hasnt be done again since. Brad might be able to explain if since that event it became against the rules to bowl along the ground or if it's avoided so that the game of cricket can prosper and not have to be renamed GroundGrubbin' Homos.

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Reply 22 of 40 (Originally posted on: 03-01-08 07:51:00 PM)
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shit, let's make a world champion cricket team. Ill be the pitcher... who cares about honour if we can be world champs, right?

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Reply 23 of 40 (Originally posted on: 03-01-08 09:32:58 PM)
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Why didn't the guy at least try a golf swing or something? I'm sure if you put enough juice on it you might be able to score a run or two.


Actually fuck, I have no idea how cricket works.
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Reply 24 of 40 (Originally posted on: 03-02-08 11:53:12 AM)
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How exactly does the Youtube streaming thing work ? Is it just a case of posting the url or is there specific bb code for it ? I assume the latter but the instruction thingie is blank for that section.
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