Virtual Reality Football.
It won't catch on, but it is very funny.
posted by owlhouse at 02:25 AM on August 28
Hi there Septics. What's this NFL thing all about anyway?
posted by owlhouse at 11:47 PM on August 27
I don't think so, like the SCG, it has heritage listing.
posted by owlhouse at 09:32 PM on August 26
Montreal by 15
Edmonton by 12
Winnipeg by 7
Sask by 3. Hey, they're due.
posted by owlhouse at 09:29 PM on August 26
Naming rights don't usually bother me but that looks so wrong. It's still Lords, Eden Gardens and the MCG, right?
I think so, and the SCG, Gabba, Adelaide Oval and WACA in Australia. Most of the football (all codes) grounds have sponsors names, but we are blessed with the ABC, a public broadcaster, which refuses to use the sponsors labels in the match calls and other reporting, and sticks by the traditional names.
posted by owlhouse at 09:17 PM on August 25
Some pictures from the Fifth Test at The Oval.
posted by owlhouse at 06:02 AM on August 25
An American in the AFL this weekend.
posted by owlhouse at 11:25 PM on August 19
Three draws to start the season, so we're UNDEFEATED!
Unfortunately we've also lost one starting XI player per game, each of them out for months. If this keeps up...
posted by owlhouse at 10:24 PM on August 19
That second goal brought back some bad memories.
posted by owlhouse at 11:54 PM on August 18
BC by 12
Eddie by 12
Sask by 12
Toronto by 12
All the home teams this week. What could possibly go wrong?
posted by owlhouse at 02:10 AM on August 18
The Birdman. The Oxford Tavern. Sydney 1977.
I was THERE!
Further trivia. One of my mate's older sister was Deniz Tek's girlfriend. And yes, we were under age at a licensed premises.
posted by owlhouse at 11:42 PM on August 16
I can validate your experience, beaverboard. Coached my daughter in mixed gender then from U/10s in girls teams. So much better being away from the boys.
Although I'm still trying to figure out if it worked for Iggy Azalea. She was in my daughter's U/14 team that I coached.
posted by owlhouse at 09:54 PM on August 16
The Last Amateur.
When asked to name his price, he didn't have one.
posted by owlhouse at 01:03 AM on August 13
Asking you is easier than clearing the cobwebs from the part of my brain where Stats B01 chose to die.
posted by owlhouse at 12:30 AM on August 13
So..... (Mr Grum), as a baseball newcomer from Down Under:
Based on actual home field advantage, rather than a flat 50/50 chance, I presume the odds would be slightly better than 1 in 32,768. Also did the "once every 80 years" conclusion allow for the number of occasions each season where all 30 teams are in action on the same day?
Have you got data to calculate this, and conversely the odds of all away teams winning in the same circumstances?
posted by owlhouse at 10:20 PM on August 12
Toronto by 9
BC by 7
Ottawa by 5
There. All the away teams. That should work.
posted by owlhouse at 09:22 PM on August 11
Arsene Wenger, after a summer spent rebuilding his game, and several practice rounds that showed promise, stepped onto the first tee on Sunday. He looked down the fairway, placed the ball high on the tee, brought his driver to the top of the swing...
And shanked it out of bounds.
posted by owlhouse at 11:51 PM on August 09
Weird Ashes Series or Weirdest Ashes series?
posted by owlhouse at 09:57 AM on August 06
Edmonton by 15
Ottawa by 7
Winnipeg by 11
posted by owlhouse at 10:50 PM on August 04
And if the motorbike won't scare the sharks away, this might.
I can die happy. I have seen everything.
posted by owlhouse at 10:45 PM on August 04
Having lost the Premier League a couple of years ago, ESPN/Fox Sports Asia tried us last year with the Eredivisie, which was fun but not engaging. That seems to have disappeared.
Now they're giving us Bundesliga, with Bayern and Hamburg kicking off at 1 am on Sunday.
No, probably not. In case you were asking.
posted by owlhouse at 09:51 PM on August 04
Promotion at last? Given the last couple of seasons, I'll be strung along until May, then be cock punched by reality.
posted by owlhouse at 09:48 PM on August 04
This is me.
posted by owlhouse at 09:39 PM on August 04
Well, it's one means of getting away from sharks, I suppose.
posted by owlhouse at 01:27 AM on August 03
"Carrying on like a porkchop" = being a loud idiot for no discernible reason.
posted by owlhouse at 11:33 PM on July 31
Sorry - can't work out how to embed that link on my tablet.
posted by owlhouse at 09:33 PM on July 31
43 Straightforward Reasons Adam Goodes Is A Bloody Legend
posted by owlhouse at 09:32 PM on July 31
I've written a lot this last week about Adam Goodes. One of the reasons I took my kids (who have Aboriginal descent via their mother) to Swans games was so they could see Goodsey play, and tell their own kids about it.
There has been a remarkable debate, and one we have to keep having, on the issue of the booing of Adam Goodes. You can search the Australian media and find some wonderful writing, and signs of hope. You can also find a pile of reactionary shit, especially from the Murdoch press and their pet columnists.
But we want Adam back on the field. So we can celebrate the athlete and the man.
posted by owlhouse at 09:29 PM on July 31
Tell me that the fix is in, and we'll win the next Test, and it will be 2-2 going into the final one.
Winner takes all, and "greatest series ever".
posted by owlhouse at 02:01 AM on July 31
BC by 11
Edmonton by 21
Montreal by 7
Toronto by 11
posted by owlhouse at 05:21 AM on July 29
Yeah. Because when he retires he'll have more time for things like...playing golf.
posted by owlhouse at 12:10 AM on July 22
Calgary by 10
Edmonton by 13
Sask by 11
posted by owlhouse at 12:08 AM on July 22
We breed them tough up on the Far North Coast.
posted by owlhouse at 09:58 PM on July 19
Or the pitch is so slow that was a delayed impact from when he was hit on Thursday.
posted by owlhouse at 10:24 AM on July 19
First Aussie double century at Lord's since 1938, I'll think you'll find, Bill. My former neighbour Tubby Taylor scored one at Trent Bridge in 1989, and I think Captain Grumpy also had another at Leeds.
Still, Smudge played very well and put a few critics in their place. We haven't enforced a follow on since the debacle in Kolkata in 2001, so hopefully there will be enough time to set 450 or so and bowl the Poms out.
Could be a good series.
posted by owlhouse at 12:58 PM on July 18
Watching via The Guardian's OBO. Only one team batting second has won a Lord's Test in the last 15 attempts.
So, yeah, coin toss.
posted by owlhouse at 10:07 AM on July 16
Montreal by 11
Sask by 7
Peg by 11
posted by owlhouse at 10:18 PM on July 15
He has his defenders though.
posted by owlhouse at 04:37 AM on July 15
Panama is still pretty pissed about that WC qualification match.
posted by owlhouse at 04:36 AM on July 15
The whole purpose of the IPL is to generate something for the sub-continent to bet on. Nothing inherently wrong with that, but even in countries with effective regulatory systems, conflicts of interest and match fixing are still going to occur. However, it's good to see some action being taken in India, where cricket has been suffering for years from maladministration as well as suspicions of fixing. More power to the courts and the investigators, and hopefully they will go after some of the others.
posted by owlhouse at 04:34 AM on July 15
I've never understood the Watson thing. It may have had something to do with searching for an all rounder following Flintoff's performances in 2005. But he's past his use by date.
It's always good to win the toss on a pitch like that. Remember that it it is a five test series, and England were beaten in the first one in 2005!
posted by owlhouse at 01:21 AM on July 12
Yeah, I think the odds are against any chase over 300 on that pitch. Let's hope it's a close series - the 2005 one in England stands out because of this, as well as being England's first win since 1986-87.
posted by owlhouse at 01:08 AM on July 11
Not going well at all.
Edmonton by 11
Toronto by 20
posted by owlhouse at 03:15 AM on July 08
Lleyton Hewitt celebrates two decades as a national embarrassment. Or his supporters do at least.
posted by owlhouse at 02:08 AM on June 30
Peg by 6
Calgary by 9
BC by 15
Sask by 7
posted by owlhouse at 02:06 AM on June 30
Calgary by 8.
Edmonton by 18.
Saskatchewan by 11.
posted by owlhouse at 01:30 AM on June 23
I had the Matildas at 6 points.
But I only did this in order not to hex them.
Post hoc rationalisation? Of course. That's how I live.
posted by owlhouse at 01:19 AM on June 22
The Kyrgystan striker used both hands last night to score against Australia in the men's WC qualifier in Bishkek. Fortunately it was a consolation effort. And in the match I was at, the linesman tried to deny the ref's call on Lebanon's first goal. Cue about 5 minutes of total confusion.
Maybe it's just been a bad week for officials and the universe will right itself before the weekend.
posted by owlhouse at 10:59 AM on June 17
How can finishing second in that group still end up with a knockout game versus Brazil?
There should be a better reward for that effort.
posted by owlhouse at 03:43 AM on June 17
The guy who lit the flame at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics passed away yesterday. RIP Ron Clarke. He led a great life post-athletics, too.
posted by owlhouse at 09:38 PM on June 16
Went out to the WC Qualifiers last night to see the match against Myanmar. Fantastic game. All over Asia, the groups stages started, with some interesting results. Guam had a rare win over Turkmenistan, and the Philippines beat Bahrain. And East Timor got a 90th minute equaliser in Kuala Lumpur. Tuesday night is versus Lebanon, and Australia are away in Bishkek.
It is a wonderful family, the global football family. All the more reason to reform FIFA.
posted by owlhouse at 09:29 PM on June 11
The Matildas are in a very similar position to our men's team at the last WC. Young, inexperienced but willing to give it a go in the toughest group. Eventually running out of steam, like the men did against Holland in Brazil. But that momentary 2-1 lead was glorious.
They're also under a new coach who came through the ranks and likes playing a high intensity 4-3-3, just like the men. We probably won't get out of the group this time around, but this will be the basis of the team and the tactics for 2019.
posted by owlhouse at 02:03 AM on June 10
and tell me that's not the fouliest foul you've ever seen
Richie McCaw sees nothing wrong with this.
posted by owlhouse at 09:47 PM on June 07
In. Group of death. Again.
posted by owlhouse at 09:28 PM on June 05
Because Wolverine says so.
posted by owlhouse at 05:22 AM on June 03
This is, of course, a wind-up.
We also produced John Landy.
And Hugh Jackman.
posted by owlhouse at 09:48 PM on June 02
Fell asleep and missed Sanchez's goal. The rest was a procession. Wenger has now managed 6 FA Cup wining teams, a post war record.
posted by owlhouse at 09:04 AM on May 31
I thought he retired years ago. For the last couple of seasons at Old Trafford, he should have forked over half his wages to Vidic.
posted by owlhouse at 09:02 AM on May 31
The arrests include CONMEBOL chiefs from various countries. If UEFA and CONMEBOL did actually want to change things, now is the time.
Threatening a possible World Cup without South America and Europe is pretty good leverage.
posted by owlhouse at 12:52 AM on May 28
Frank was an old mate of my Dad's. despite the fall, reports today say he's fine.
posted by owlhouse at 11:16 PM on May 17
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