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desertgeek

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I'll go ahead and say what phuckingduck is probably thinking.

How the hell as cricket survived as a spectator sport? I tried watching a cricket match once and I actually fell asleep. Even my trying to understand the game could not keep me awake. It's just hit the ball, hope nobody catches it on the fly and do a shuttle run. It's utterly boring.
 

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How the hell as cricket survived as a spectator sport? I tried watching a cricket match once and I actually fell asleep. Even my trying to understand the game could not keep me awake. It's just hit the ball, hope nobody catches it on the fly and do a shuttle run. It's utterly boring.
I ask myself the same thing about baseball.
 

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Only test cricket lasts for days. one day internationals and 20/20 games are a lot shorter.
One day matches still are just that- 1 day. The 20/20 games are just a bastardized version of the game. Baseball hasn't had to change the rules to cater to shorter attention spans.
 

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And Test cricket shouldn't change the rules to cater for short attention spans.

Cricket is a game of mental application, a battle of wits, mind over matter. Like chess, you spend time manouvering your opponent into position. It is also a wonderful thing to watch on a sunny afternoon with a few beers and a good book. Without cricket there would be no Test Match Special and a world without TMS is a poorer place indeed.

Oh, and the day the England cricket team takes lessons in sportsmanship from Ricky Ponting is the day that the Pope does a duet with Marilyn Manson.
 

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Lets get the discussion of boring sports.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuFTvzxbBK4[/YOUTUBE]

I so want to build a campus board. It's good fun to show up your friends who bench press a ox five days a week but have absolutely no muscle endurance. Plus I don't need my finger tendons that much anyway.
 

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I would have thought the one pointing would be the bitch?
 

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Marat Safin defending his sister's ranking just like a big brother should and having a go at the critics:

Marat Safin said:
"But I?m really proud that she?s holding up herself even though that?s somebody can be really rough on her. She?s there. I hope she can be No. 1 for a long time so she can prove to everybody that they can go f**k themselves."
And that is why Marat Safin is awesome.
 

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New WR by Bolt, 9.58 :)
 

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Usain Bolt :? :shock2::jawdrop:

Nine fiftyeight.....



I am in complete and utter shock. 9.58.....fuck. me. Imagine what the man will do to the current 200m world record :|
 

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Historic race, amazing time by SIARPC Bolt! :jawdrop:
And a big well done to world champion Jessica Ennis for the heptathlon and she?s cute too. :D
 

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No, but he had a bad start.
And he certainly didn't give it everything at the end. He has said he can make 9.4x and after that I actually believe it, the guy is frikkin fast. I have to say, I didn't think I'd get to see a WR below 9.6 in my life span, but he's just crackin' record so maybe we'll get to see 9.4 :D
 
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