Oxford win the 149th annual Boat Race by a whole foot.: I think thats about as close as they come - one foot out of four and a quarter miles.. About a quarter of a million people there - you can watch it here if you missed it. Not bad for amateurs!
posted by Mossy to other at 11:02 AM - 5 comments
As a side note.. We rock, we rock, we rock.. Spot the Oxford student.. Seriously though, with a finish like that, it seems tough to have winners and losers - all that preparation and they went down by 12 inches.. Gutting. Now to go and make fun of my Cambridge mates.. Hehe..
posted by Mossy at 11:05 AM on April 06
That was an absolutely cracking race. Let's hope next year (the 150th) can match the competitiveness.
posted by BigCalm at 01:56 AM on April 07
Somebody has to say it, so it might as well be me... How come the same two always get to the final?
posted by salmacis at 06:56 AM on April 07
It does seem strange that so much attention is focused on a race between the two top universities in (of all sports) rowing, which tends not to grab headlines very often, Stephen Redgrave excepted of course. Having said that, it was a dramatic, nail-biting race all the way through. I have no real bias, though I've known more Oxfordians (Oxfordese? Oxfordessians? Oxymorons?) than Cambridgellians.
posted by BigCalm at 07:18 AM on April 07
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