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Post by PeterCS on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 21:37

Esp when (e.g.) Welsh boxers in blue fight Scottish boxers in red. ...
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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by PeterCS on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 21:38

Why don't they have light-up bowls?
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Post by Big Dog on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 21:58

PeterCS wrote:Hey-ho, the expected burial, And SImpson anonymous, no spark, as if overawed.

Still, an unexpected silver medal for the team in red.

Man, are Aussie commentators biased, borderline sycophantic?! Very Happy "It must be a great honour even to be part of this highly talented team" - *boak*

Such Jingoism is now expected from our commentators. We just ignor it.
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Post by PeterCS on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 22:16

Wise screening-out.

It's also (surely) part of the overblown hype by which networks seek to coax/coerce/blackmail viewers into thinking they are enjoying a great emotional experience. See my comment on the "Basketball" thread. Very Happy
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Post by PeterCS on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 22:20

Afterthought on what I called perhaps "overawed". More likely physical and mental (and nervous) exhaustion setting in.

The team representing England (these are all very international squads!) started to sink fast in the third quarter, as any realistic prospect of winning receded, having already hit all their emotional as well as scoring highs in a semi nobody had expected them to win.

That was their final - to use what is by now a cliche'.
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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by Bradman on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 00:15

And unless an Ozzie is in the mix it ain't worth televising.  And don't talk to me about the app I have enough trouble turning thus farking thing on




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Post by Big Dog on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 00:49

Bradman wrote:And unless an Ozzie is in the mix it ain't worth televising.  And don't talk to me about the app I have enough trouble turning thus farking thing on



Yeah...i have the app as well. Bloody thing keeps dropping out.
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Post by Red on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 00:53

Big Dog wrote:
PeterCS wrote:Hey-ho, the expected burial, And SImpson anonymous, no spark, as if overawed.

Still, an unexpected silver medal for the team in red.

Man, are Aussie commentators biased, borderline sycophantic?! Very Happy "It must be a great honour even to be part of this highly talented team" - *boak*

Such Jingoism is now expected from our commentators. We just ignor it.

Lots of letters in the papers about this and all are decrying this blatant bias and the fact that they can't view interesting events where Aussies aren't involved. As mentioned in the aths the other night, Culbert was openly barracking against the opposition, hoping that they would throw badly etc.

Surely smart people can see through this naked jingosim and overblown hype.
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Post by Bradman on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 00:56

The people running 7 must Jane taken marketing lessons from the same people who designed WW1 propaganda posters.
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Post by Big Dog on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 01:29

Scottish guy leading the marathon collapsed on the road with about 5km to go. Conditions must be pretty tough.
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Post by Bradman on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 01:45

For a Scot it may have been unbearable.
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Post by skully on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 01:48

Dramatic stuff. Awful to watch Hawkins struggling so badly after getting as far as 2 mins in front.
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Re: The Commonwealth Games

Post by taipan on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 02:54

beamer wrote:
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Bradman wrote:Yeah and the party coloured bowl's are a pain on the arse too.

Actually I think they are an improvement

Confusing as crap, for the viewer... as is the fixed red/blue convention in the boxing.

Not as confusing as when they were either brown or black.
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Post by JGK on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 02:59

Gosh that was a slow time for the Marathon.

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Post by PeterCS on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 03:24

Because the conditions were brutal. If you are going to run the wheelchair marathons, the women's marathon and then the men all one after another, by the time the men are out there you are likely to have trouble at some point in Queensland, even in autumn. Even with all the water bottles, energy drinks, caps and the rest of it. Even with superfit runners, going hell for leather for gold.

I thought the medical response to Hawkins' collapse was absolutely bloody awful.

And the guy from the organising committee defending it, saying you can't have teams every kilometre of the route, you have to assess if the athlete wishes to continue - makes it worse, and is contemptible bullshit of the highest order.

It's not about "every 1 km" - it should be far less than 12, or was it 15 minutes, in conditions that were going to be brutal, esp in the men's event (see above). And as for the shit that you have to assess if the athlete wishes to carry on ... he'd tried, two or three times, and was no longer in any position, physically or mentally, to make such a decision. He had nearly smashed his head against the pavement, and was in a patently woeful condition.

Shame on the organisers. And shame on that absolute shyster who tried to explain it away.
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Post by PeterCS on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 03:31

Good rugby sevens competition between NZ and England (the men's version especially). A close-run thing.

Officiating has been not up to snuff, though, from the matches I've seen. Touches not spotted, neck rolls missed, dodgy decisions e.g. on "not letting go" in one case 0.007 secs after the guy had been tackled, or waved through on another occasion when the guy was clinging on to the ball for grim death for what seemed half a minute (hyperbole, but you get the picture). Oh for the Nigel Owens(es) ...
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Post by JGK on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 04:11

England take an early lead in the netball final.

Now that would be an upset.

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Post by Big Dog on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 04:19

PeterCS wrote:Because the conditions were brutal. If you are going to run the wheelchair marathons, the women's marathon and then the men all one after another, by the time the men are out there you are likely to have trouble at some point in Queensland, even in autumn. Even with all the water bottles, energy drinks, caps and the rest of it. Even with superfit runners, going hell for leather for gold.

I thought the medical response to Hawkins' collapse was absolutely bloody awful.

And the guy from the organising committee defending it, saying you can't have teams every kilometre of the route, you have to assess if the athlete wishes to continue - makes it worse, and is contemptible bullshit of the highest order.

It's not about "every 1 km" - it should be far less than 12, or was it 15 minutes, in conditions that were going to be brutal, esp in the men's event (see above). And as for the shit that you have to assess if the athlete wishes to carry on ... he'd tried, two or three times, and was no longer in any position, physically or mentally, to make such a decision. He had nearly smashed his head against the pavement, and was in a patently woeful condition.

Shame on the organisers. And shame on that absolute shyster who tried to explain it away.

Apparently he declined medical help at first which would have impacted on response times.
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Post by skully on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 04:33

Yes. Hawkins declined assistance initially (though probably in a stupor), hoping to get to his feet. Once anyone lays a hand on him, he is disqualified.
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Post by Big Dog on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 05:30

So the Aust girls lost the hockey & now the netball. You would have bet your house on both of them prior to the games.
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Post by skully on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 05:53

So looks like we'll fall short of the record 84 golds we won in Melbourne in 2006. We are currently on 80.

Any more events to come?
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Post by Big Dog on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 06:11

skully wrote:So looks like we'll fall short of the record 84 golds we won in Melbourne in 2006. We are currently on 80.

Any more events to come?

We are currently losing te rugby.
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Post by Big Dog on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 06:19

Big Dog wrote:
skully wrote:So looks like we'll fall short of the record 84 golds we won in Melbourne in 2006. We are currently on 80.

Any more events to come?

We are currently losing te rugby.

Big mistake by Aust. Scores tied with Aust in possession after the siren & they kicked it into touch. Don't deserve to win after that.
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Post by Big Dog on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 06:25

Big Dog wrote:
Big Dog wrote:
skully wrote:So looks like we'll fall short of the record 84 golds we won in Melbourne in 2006. We are currently on 80.

Any more events to come?

We are currently losing te rugby.

Big mistake by Aust. Scores tied with Aust in possession after the siren & they kicked it into touch. Don't deserve to win after that.

Dumb basic errors are going to cost them the game.
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Post by skully on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 07:07

What a costly brain fade by Staples.
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