Congratulations, grum! However I see you more as the coach of her under 10 girls soccer team.
posted by owlhouse at 06:58 AM on May 22
I need to express my crushing disappointment at Spurs in person.
Try being a Derby County fan from birth. My family emigrated half way around the world.
These things may be connected.
posted by owlhouse at 06:56 AM on May 22
Didn't know Niki Lauda was South African.
posted by owlhouse at 10:17 AM on May 21
I can't even imagine how incredibly sad this makes me:
Man dies dribbling ball to Brazil, raising money for One World Football.
posted by owlhouse at 11:19 PM on May 14
Hawks in 6
Kings in 6
Pens in 5
Rangers in 6
posted by owlhouse at 12:38 AM on May 14
Thanks yerfatma. For the football and the baseball. I think I learned a lot.
posted by owlhouse at 09:32 PM on May 13
David Moyes is frantically googling the name "Frank O'Farrell".
posted by owlhouse at 02:21 AM on May 09
Also, bigger question, why now?
Before the last home game of the 13th Championship season.
Because you don't want your farewell to the fans to be after a boring 0-0 at The Hawthorns.
posted by owlhouse at 09:35 PM on May 08
Sally the Seagull needs Premier League exposure. And Brighton are a great example of how to run a football club properly, and on behalf of the fans and community.
That's my niece in there.
posted by owlhouse at 10:15 PM on May 04
I was in the middle of the rally video when it suddenly became unavailable!
Feckin'right, ye gobshites.
posted by owlhouse at 03:34 AM on May 04
The player will be banned for life, for a start, then he'll face whatever legal action the ref wants to take.
I started reffing at age 14, and my daughter also qualified and reffed for a few years. Fortunately the only problems we both had came from parents, and they were verbal rather than physical abuse.
I'd suspect that the player involved in this case is the "type" who would also end up assaulting their teacher, their classmates or someone else who happened to look at him the wrong way. Whatever the reasons for his violent behaviour (and I'm not even going to guess what that might be), there's no place on a sports field, or in the community, for this kind of thing.
posted by owlhouse at 09:15 PM on May 01
Great news, and in particular gratifying to see that the dominant reaction is somewhere between "at last" and "so what".
As for ESPN, being gay is real. Being a Christian is made up.
posted by owlhouse at 10:20 PM on April 29
OK, I'm first in!
Pittsburgh in 5
Montreal in 6
Rangers in 5
Boston in 6 (sorry, Toronto-ites)
Chicago in 5
Detroit in 6
Vancouver in 7
St Louis in 5
Disclaimer - using these picks to assist in your own choices would be like asking Charles Manson for parenting advice.
posted by owlhouse at 10:11 PM on April 29
Thanks for that Mr B.
A few years ago my two year old daughter once had a great time on the train out of New Street with a bunch of Brummies dressed as polar bears. They left us at Crewe, unfortunately, and she was quite sad for the rest of the trip with only me for entertainment. I'm pretty sure she still remembers the songs about "Shit on the Villa".
posted by owlhouse at 10:43 PM on April 27
Maybe you could recruit NFL players from other countries.
posted by owlhouse at 05:51 AM on April 25
You don't have to be a cricket fan to enjoy this.
In my playing days, we had magpie attacks in deep fielding positions, and the occasional kangaroo invasion which held up play, but not badgers.
posted by owlhouse at 10:50 PM on April 23
Thanks JJ, a good read. Pity you didn't end up in the rule book.
I like the "philosophical minefield" you mention about defining "as close as possible", and wonder what a smartarse bush lawyer golfer might do with an unsuspecting tournament referee.
Zeno's Paradox with the arrow in flight came to my mind.
posted by owlhouse at 10:37 PM on April 23
The question is, what more do you have to do to get OUT of the current Liverpool team?
posted by owlhouse at 03:06 AM on April 22
Toilet Seat, bill, Toilet Seat.
posted by owlhouse at 10:17 PM on April 19
Can you build a team's fan culture in less than one year? Well, the Wanderers have, and they're in the final on Sunday.
/Although the first game of football in western Sydney was played in 1880, so that's a while waiting for a team to support.
posted by owlhouse at 08:08 AM on April 19
The Big Girl retires after 25 straight.
posted by owlhouse at 09:50 AM on April 17
Oi Oi Oi.
posted by owlhouse at 02:51 AM on April 17
Still on football:
Why Rugby League is looking more like the NFL. With a gratuitous picture of Joe Flacco, Superstar.
posted by owlhouse at 09:31 PM on April 07
Bubba Watson's bored with golf carts. So he commisioned a hovercraft [YouTube].
But are you allowed to drive it on the green?
posted by owlhouse at 09:58 PM on April 04
If you're having a bad day, this will cheer you up.
posted by owlhouse at 12:37 AM on April 03
Soooo...just reading the posts' here....what you guys are saying is, the guy gropes the girl so let's eliminate the girls job....???.....interesting....
You might want to revise that statement by looking at the situation from a different angle:
Economic benefits of women empowerment
Most women across the globe rely on the informal work sector for an income. If women were empowered to do more and be more, the possibility for economic growth becomes apparent. Eliminating a significant part of a nation's work force on the sole basis of gender can have detrimental effects on the economy of that nation. In addition, female participation in counsels, groups, and businesses is seen to increase efficiency. For a general idea on how an empowered women can impact a situation monetarily, a study found that of Fortune 500 companies, "those with more women board directors had significantly higher financial returns, including 53 percent higher returns on equity, 24 percent higher returns on sales and 67 percent higher returns on invested capital (OECD, 2008). "This study shows the impact women can have on the overall economic benefits of a company. If implemented on a global scale, the inclusion of women in the formal workforce (like a Fortune 500 company) can increase the economic output of a nation.
Barriers of women empowerment
Many of the barriers to women empowerment and equity lie ingrained into the cultures of certain nations and societies. Many women feel these pressures, while others have become accustomed to being treated inferior to men. Even if men, legislators, NGOs, etc. are aware of the benefits women empowerment and participation can have, many are scared of disrupting the status quo and continue to let societal norms get in the way of development.
posted by owlhouse at 09:29 PM on April 01
Bugger. Too late.
Damn you, time zones.
posted by owlhouse at 05:48 AM on March 22
The real life inspiration for the obsessed female fan in The Natural, dies in Chicago.
posted by owlhouse at 06:06 AM on March 18
Maybe their PowerPoint skills weren't up to it, or they couldn't do the graphics.
Seriously, what a load of shit. It's cricket. You pick the best six batsmen, the best wicketkeeper and the best four bowlers and you get on with it.
posted by owlhouse at 08:42 PM on March 11
Meanwhile, the amazing life of a Test cricketer you've never heard of.
posted by owlhouse at 03:58 AM on March 06
That Union video is ridiculous.
Nonsense, I saw half a dozen penalties there that should have been awarded and followed by a 40 metre kick for 3 points.
- every northern hemisphere referee
posted by owlhouse at 03:49 AM on March 06
And while I'm here, you finally get both the openers at 2/387, and THEN Sachin Tendulkar comes in.
posted by owlhouse at 12:57 AM on March 04
Football cliches and goalscoring. 101 different ways.
posted by owlhouse at 10:04 PM on March 03
Going back even further, is "two chihuahuas" now the male equivalent of "clam shot"?
posted by owlhouse at 11:13 PM on March 02
Well, no-one at the club seemed to like him anyway.
posted by owlhouse at 12:03 AM on February 28
I got that wrong - apologies. Apparently the quote comes from an Australian, which is doubly embarrassing for me:
The colourful broadcaster Eric Wilfred Welch (1900-1983) called 27 cups for 3LO and 3DB. He advised punters: "Never bet on anything that can talk".
posted by owlhouse at 10:53 PM on February 27
Please note: wagering on this event is not allowed in the US (even in Nevada).
Too many people with insider knowledge. "Never bet on anything that can talk" - Damon Runyon.
posted by owlhouse at 08:39 PM on February 27
But only the ones they have the broadcast rights for.
Because no other sports or leagues exist.
posted by owlhouse at 08:13 PM on February 24
Really cool map. Does anyone know why cricket has such a foothold in Guyana?
Former British Guiana. Cricketers from Guyana play for the West Indies in internationals, and The Bourda in Georgetown is a famous Test venue. The great West Indies captain Clive Lloyd is Guyanese.
posted by owlhouse at 10:15 PM on February 22
The World, according to surveys of the most popular sports.
posted by owlhouse at 12:03 AM on February 22
I'm taking bets that it will be installed, but there will be no incidents where it is called in to help adjudicate. Disputed line calls are extremely rare events.
The goal line officials in the Champions League matches must be among the most bored people in the universe. Have any of them been involved so far this season?
posted by owlhouse at 10:16 PM on February 19
This is a brilliant bit of video.
I can almost feel the wave lifting me, just sitting at my desk.
posted by owlhouse at 04:26 AM on February 15
The reports this morning suggest it was a case of domestic violence, and there was a history.
Not the most appropriate day for a high publicity GBV case. But then, there's never a good day.
posted by owlhouse at 08:44 PM on February 14
Oscar Pistorius shoots girlfriend.
posted by owlhouse at 04:25 AM on February 14
Was the Villa v West Ham match the worst top flight match of all time? I know the conditions weren't perfect, but the standard of play, particularly in the first half, was abysmal.
posted by owlhouse at 01:45 AM on February 11
Today is The Blackest Day in Australian Sport. PEDs, match fixing and organised crime.
See the video being given to professional athletes on how match fixers work. Warning - boring cop speaks.
posted by owlhouse at 12:30 AM on February 07
Great work, Bill.
posted by owlhouse at 08:44 PM on February 06
Dumb jocks. Er, wait a minute...
posted by owlhouse at 09:46 PM on January 31
Holy fucking shit.
posted by owlhouse at 08:13 PM on January 30
Probably one of the best things The Fiver has produced: a summary of last weekend's upsets, with selected magic and romance ratings.
Don't read if you come from Hull.
posted by owlhouse at 09:10 PM on January 28
Even then, it's way too much.
posted by owlhouse at 09:07 PM on January 28
My real name is not owlhouse.
posted by owlhouse at 11:01 PM on January 24
He's a Mormon, so I guess he thinks it's OK to have imaginary friends and make up fake stories.
posted by owlhouse at 10:38 AM on January 17
Lance Armstrong Bingo. It will help you get through it.
posted by owlhouse at 10:18 AM on January 17
Same here. I managed, during my late teens and early twenties, to play semi-professionally (basically it paid my student fees). The guys who were destined for the national league and the national age teams were always a class above.
Later on, in the Over 35s, we often ended up playing against some famous(alright, famous in Australia) names. Of course they never took it very seriously, but you could see what Barney Ronay mentions in terms of having some Matrix like vision playing in their heads, and seeing space behind the space. One match I particularly remember, I was marking a former Yugoslav international striker, who I thought I had covered, with his back to goal, just outside the box. Good defending, I thought, as I pressured him from behind. Without seeming to look, he flicked the ball up, and did an overhead scissors kick into the top corner of our net.
I hadn't moved. But I felt like applauding.
posted by owlhouse at 02:40 AM on January 12
Think you can do better than that? Barney Ronay explains why Premier League players are so much better than you even imagine.
And David Bowie.
posted by owlhouse at 10:35 PM on January 11
Or Brad Pitt in The Devils Own.
posted by owlhouse at 04:55 AM on January 08
What the Limeys think of your Bowl names.
posted by owlhouse at 09:53 PM on December 20
Yeah. The article points out that Cricket Australia doesn't do community programs very well, focusing on Abroiginal communities.
But there's probably another article on why Australian cricket is still overwhelmingly Anglo, whereas football, AFL, and even both the rugbys have massive participation from post war migrants and their descendants.
posted by owlhouse at 08:37 PM on December 19
Actually, the Half Man Half Biscuit stuff is ... er .. not half bad.
posted by owlhouse at 11:30 PM on December 17
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