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posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:05 PM on October 01
The photo is so high def I can read the other team's playbook.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:36 AM on September 29
Scotland have woken up at half time.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:41 AM on September 27
From today's Porsche Carrera race in France...
The much more expensive version of Cup stacking.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:39 AM on September 27
Lewandowski had a disappointing last half hour though.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:27 AM on September 23
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:48 AM on September 21
posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:08 PM on September 20
Annnnd... the Vine was deleted. Boo.
Here's the version without yakety sax.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:49 AM on September 14
(Turn the sound on)
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:29 AM on September 14
It only negates the play if he's touching the ball while he's grounded over the rope, at which point it counts as a six for the batsman.
So he catches the ball, throws it back into the air, grounds outside the rope, then jumps back inside and catches his own throw and then lands in fair territory, which means the batsman is out.
Even Maxwell thinks it's a silly rule, but if you took all the silly rules out of cricket there'd not be much left.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:28 AM on September 13
I was hoping it was a sign that the Patriots were doubling down on everything, and we'd see deliberately broken comms, Roethlisberger's footballs replaced with frisbees and Patriot staffers in the crowd shooting Steeler defensive backs with sedatives, via those Rhinoceros dart guns you see on National Geographic.
Actually, I'm pretty sure that last one happened.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:47 AM on September 11
"Plus the Steelers lost a TD when the receiver's toes slid out of bounds in the end zone just before making the catch."
A Recevier who's fast with poor awareness. And you say the Raiders drafted him?
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:27 AM on September 11
Meanwhile, England need a win today against mighty San Marino to guarantee they'll be at the 2016 European Nations Championship.
They're currently leading 2-0 thanks to a penalty from Rooney and an own goal. Ian-terestingly, Rooney's goal made him England's joint all-time leading scorer with 49, (alongside Bobby Charlton), and then the own goal was also the 49th in England's history.
So Rooney, Charlton and (OG) are now all tied for the lead.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:48 PM on September 05
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:43 PM on September 05
The Eagles have released Tim Tebow.
With ironmen like Bradford and Sanchez on the team, I give it to week four before he's back in Philadelphia.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:29 PM on September 05
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:23 AM on September 04
That verdict must have left Goodell feeling...
I can't do it.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:12 AM on September 03
"Some pictures from the Fifth Test at The Oval."
Not shown : English batting.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:25 AM on August 25
Jets Coach on New QB Matt Flynn: He's the Only One Available'
Vote of confidence!
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:09 PM on August 20
Our Player very rarely has full matches in it. It's why I stopped paying for it. Maybe I should pay for yours instead.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:08 AM on August 19
I didn't see it, as I was watching Ipswich go top of the Championship.
Being top with 43 games to go is essentially meaningless, but I don't care.
We also played rcade's sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:39 AM on August 19
I'm blatantly stealing this from elsewhere :
"I think Rex is hoping Ik punches a Bills Quarterback, because that'll mean somebody found one."
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:00 AM on August 13
I don't know what this guy did, but I hope he said sorry.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:08 PM on August 12
A Goalkeeper dares to Zlatan.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:27 PM on August 11
Take that, Canada!
I would moan about ESPN for that, but being able to watch the cricket live this summer on ESPN3 has been marvellous. Not least for the opportunity to confound my colleagues when they come into my office.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:52 PM on August 07
It's been a good week for good catches.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:19 PM on August 07
America's take on Broad's performance.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:57 PM on August 06
England's Joe Root becomes the first person to score a century on day one of an Ashes test in which his team batted second.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:00 PM on August 06
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:09 PM on August 06
"But while Wednesday isn't in the Premier League, it's an easier dilemma."
Especially as it's in the most exciting division in Europe, by far.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:57 AM on August 06
As far as I know, you're correct - in England they're called "American odds," so I figured you'd be better placed to tell us.
+169 is bet $100 to win $169 and -169 would be bet $169 to win $100.
The odds style I grew up with, that I'd consider "English" was the 2/1, 4/1, 7/2 style. But I left England eight years ago and on watching English TV streams, it appears the entire country is now powered by gambling and payday loans, so that may have changed.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:54 AM on August 06
Luckily, the Aussies have a real love of Stuart Broad and will be pleased to see him do well.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:41 AM on August 06
England batting their second innings and their target is 121. They'll fuck it up, though.
Or not. Australia beaten in two and a half days, as everyone predicted after England lost the second Test by 405 runs.
James Anderson will be missing from the fourth test after he tore a muscle, so the pressure will be on for someone to step up and take Anderson's opening role alongside Stuart Broad. Finn looked great here, because it's rough to deal with a 6'6" bowler who can do 90mph, but he's had issues maintaining line and length before. If he can be consistent again, he'll take wickets just from speed and extra bounce... but we'll have to see it to believe it.
I'm ready for England to fall apart again in the next one and take it to a must-win fifth Test.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:59 AM on July 31
I don't understand cricket any more.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:36 PM on July 29
Typo, or not? YOU DECIDE.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:15 PM on July 26
How bad are the Mets?
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:47 AM on July 22
England can't take 10 wickets in two innings and three days, but they can certainly lose 10. Literally without trying.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:57 AM on July 19
Could be a good series.
I guess that depends on which of the two Tests thus far is the aberration. If it's the second Test, then it could be a good series. If it's the first then it could be a laugher.
This was the first Test since January 2010 that Anderson hasn't taken a wicket. So, well done to the people preparing these tracks.
The scores got so out of hand that Chris Rogers got dizzy trying to count that high.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:51 AM on July 19
Minnesota Vikings might move team to new location.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:48 AM on July 17
By the way, if you're a fan of video games, then the upside down devs BigAnt have finally put their Don Bradman's Cricket 2014 on sale. It's a narrow field, but this is by far the best cricket game I've played on any platform.
Buying from there will get you a Steam key. If you don't know what that means, (or you don't know what Third Man means), you should probably pass, but this is really, very good.
Amusingly, the sale comes about because the devs said they'd slash the price if Shane Watson got out LBW again in the second innings in Cardiff. So, well done Shane.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:47 AM on July 16
The big question is, will England tough it out to get close to the 500 Australia put up, or will it be the trademarked first inning collapse, follow on, some semblance of fight when it's already too late and all done in three days?
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:16 AM on July 16
With the pitches England are setting up for this series, winning the coin flip may mean that you can't lose the game. Australia won the toss today, elected to bat and the pitch is doing nothing.
I expect it will continue to do nothing for two more days and then it'll be a question of whether whoever has to bat fourth is close enough to chase, or close enough to time to bat out for the draw.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:59 AM on July 16
My favourite recent piece on Shane Watson.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:07 PM on July 14
More gold from Grantland - Mark Cuban's inbox.
My favourite sneaky part might be DeAndre's email address.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:47 PM on July 13
Remember that it it is a five test series, and England were beaten in the first one in 2005!
You're right. There's not any bombast in my post, I know no one follows up a good performance with a laugher like the English cricket team. We'll see how Thursday goes.
I presume if Starc can't go, we'll see Siddle. Which is a test late, as he would have been the better choice in Cardiff, I think.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:46 AM on July 12
Turns out we didn't need the pitch. Once they reached 97-1 the Aussies remembered they had somewhere to be tomorrow and fell apart.
The Mitchells did ok, which should embarrass the proper batsmen, but having to play defensively, Johnson had a face on like someone had punched his dog.
There has to be a question over whether Starc can go again, with his ankle, and can we just start printing "Watson lbw" on the scorecards to save time? Will he get picked again for the next one?
posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:16 PM on July 11
Speaking as someone filled with bias, that documentary looking back on the 2005 series is great. I still remember the enormous heart attack I was having at the end of the second test.
Meanwhile, this first test has been very good, in spite of a pitch that has been roundly described as pretty terrible.
I thought the first day was probably a draw, that would be decided by how well the English tail batted through the morning of day two. The 80 runs they added was enough to tip the scales to England, especially when the Aussie tail couldn't match it at the start of day 3.
Mark Wood's cameo at the end of England's second innings was glorious, as the Aussies had worked so hard to get an opening. Mitchell Starc rolling in to bowl at 90mph on one good ankle was also impressive.
The straight six Wood hit out of the ground was great and it's a shame they found the ball, as I always like to see the box of balls come out and everyone argue about which replacement to agree on. Wood's 32 runs probably pushed the game beyond Australia. They have plenty of time, but the bounce is becoming increasingly inconsistent, so you have to think 412 is a very big target and two days to play means it's practically impossible to bat through.
Just don't let the Aussies sneak Lee and Warne out to bat at the end.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:13 PM on July 10
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:47 AM on July 10
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:14 PM on July 09
Andres Cantor almost died during the world cup final.
The "Gol" for the fourth was truly impressive. You can hear his voice giving out by the seventh.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:29 PM on July 07
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:22 AM on July 07
I wish Brian Johnston could have commentated on this. It would have just been 15 minutes of giggling.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:32 AM on July 06
Well this final is over after 15 minutes.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:22 PM on July 05
The last time the English were in a semi-final Paul Parker charged down a free kick which spooned up about a mile into the air off his foot and looped in over Peter Shilton.
I hope Laura Bassett doesn't take that too hard. She had to make a play because of the Japanese striker right behind her. The shame is that she's 31, so she probably won't get a chance to come back to another World Cup.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:26 AM on July 02
Pablo Sandoval hit a pitch last night that was a little over five feet off the ground.
Good work to ground out on that pitch.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:07 PM on June 30
The Norwegians who don't know how to play football met England today in the World Cup and ran the show for the first half hour. England then started to come back into it and were looking the better side in the second half. So of course, Norway scored.
A while later England equalised Norway's goal from a corner with one of their own and then on 75 minutes Lucy Bronze won the game with what the boys from the Guardian would call "a thunder bastard."
It's the first World Cup knockout game the English ladies have ever won.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:53 PM on June 22
That's good stuff. I have to hope Norway lose their next game, but if they don't, I can root for them now.
Especially as I don't have to worry I might accidentally fall in love with Cathrine Dekkerhus.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:00 AM on June 19
posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:22 PM on June 16
Don't give up your day job, Tom.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:52 AM on June 16
posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:56 AM on June 15
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