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« on: 12/07/2008 10:45:59 »
They just can't understand cricket.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 12/07/2008 11:40:06 »
I feel sorry for Americans...and Germans.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/07/2008 13:02:40 »
I too feel sorry for Americans and the French.....though I understand they can't help it.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/07/2008 14:54:44 »
I have never seen a cricket game and only heard it talked about here and on television!

It is similar to baseball eh??
 

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« Reply #4 on: 12/07/2008 15:15:38 »
I have never seen a cricket game

You've not missed much, it's about as exciting as watching paint dry.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 12/07/2008 15:54:12 »
I'd much prefer to watch Crickets procreating !



 

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« Reply #6 on: 12/07/2008 16:56:49 »
Me too! LOL...
 

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« Reply #7 on: 12/07/2008 16:58:09 »
I have never seen a cricket game

You've not missed much, it's about as exciting as watching paint dry.

AHHH well that doesn't sound like it bodes well for the game of Cricket!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 12/07/2008 17:41:47 »

It is similar to baseball eh??

No. Cricket takes skill. Baseball is just whacking a ball with a bit of wood & hoping for the best. And if you'd ever been hit by a cricket ball you'd realise what a bunch of nancy-boys baseball players are.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 12/07/2008 17:47:07 »
They don't have rugby league either, their grid-iron game is boring as hell to watch, and they're pansies for padding themselves up so much :P
 

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« Reply #10 on: 12/07/2008 18:17:04 »
haha..we donīt need cricket...at least we have a soccer-team thats able to make to the Em finale do we donīt ned an other sport to deflect us  ;D
 

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« Reply #11 on: 12/07/2008 20:11:32 »
I thought that baseball was similar to rounders, a game only played in England by primary school kids.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 12/07/2008 20:33:52 »
I understand Cricket but I don't understand Baseball. In baseball, once you hit the ball, you drop the bat and start running...but what happens to the bat? are they just left there to pile up or does somebody pick it up?

It doesn't seem to make any difference, on the Wii, if you drop it or not. I wish there was Wii cricket.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 12/07/2008 20:42:00 »
I thought that baseball was similar to rounders, a game only played in England by primary school kids.

and girlies
 

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« Reply #14 on: 12/07/2008 20:48:43 »
haha..we donīt need cricket...at least we have a soccer-team thats able to make to the Em finale do we donīt ned an other sport to deflect us  ;D

You are rubbish at darts too!  :D

 

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« Reply #15 on: 12/07/2008 22:25:15 »
But we are not that bad at ski jumping and cycle racing.
And I bet you never heared of the Wok racing championship  ;D

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wok_racing#World_Champions)
 

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« Reply #16 on: 12/07/2008 22:35:17 »
But we are not that bad at ski jumping and cycle racing.
And I bet you never heared of the Wok racing championship  ;D

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wok_racing#World_Champions)

Interesting that Georg Hackl does Wok racing as well.

...and who won the stage in the Tour Of France today anyway? and didn't the brits clean up at the Track World Champs?

I'll give you the ski jumping, but ask anybody who won the Calgery Olympics, I bet nobody could tell you who won but they will all tell you who was last!

 

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« Reply #17 on: 12/07/2008 22:45:17 »

It is similar to baseball eh??

No. Cricket takes skill. Baseball is just whacking a ball with a bit of wood & hoping for the best. And if you'd ever been hit by a cricket ball you'd realise what a bunch of nancy-boys baseball players are.

Spoken just like someone that doesn't know how to play! :P

 

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« Reply #18 on: 12/07/2008 23:07:59 »

It is similar to baseball eh??

No. Cricket takes skill. Baseball is just whacking a ball with a bit of wood & hoping for the best. And if you'd ever been hit by a cricket ball you'd realise what a bunch of nancy-boys baseball players are.

Spoken just like someone that doesn't know how to play! :P


Why on Earth would I want to know how to play a Nancy-boy game?  ;D
 

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« Reply #19 on: 12/07/2008 23:16:51 »
I think the Beave may have a point, all the american games seem to involve lots of padding whereas all the proper games don't.



Hang on a tick, how did Baseball get into the olympics and cricket get overlooked?
 

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« Reply #20 on: 12/07/2008 23:30:56 »
Shin kicking, that's a man's game  :) ...

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In shin kicking, contestants square off, lock arms and hack at each other's shins until one of them is thrown to the ground.

In the bad old days, shin kickers wore hobnailed boots with metal toecaps.
 Some losers-and winners-ended up crippled for life, while a few died from their injuries.

A report from 1843 tells of a 45-minute clog fight near Manchester,
 involving two men "both in a state of nudity with the exception of each having on a pair of strong boots".

http://www.daeschner.com/shin_trivia.html
 

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« Reply #21 on: 13/07/2008 00:18:49 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women's_cricket

Cricket is not solely a man's game but women play it and sometimes win.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 13/07/2008 01:36:06 »
I have never seen a cricket game

You've not missed much, it's about as exciting as watching paint dry.

Even with understanding, it seems the English just can't create something interesting. It is about as exciting as the Scottish game, golf. Rabbit holes and what is it - wickets? Sticky ones that don't work, too. Oh well, daft Englishmen will be daft.


It is similar to baseball eh??

No. Cricket takes skill. Baseball is just whacking a ball with a bit of wood & hoping for the best. And if you'd ever been hit by a cricket ball you'd realise what a bunch of nancy-boys baseball players are.

Spoken just like someone that doesn't know how to play! :P


Why on Earth would I want to know how to play a Nancy-boy game?  ;D

If the shoe fits ....
 

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« Reply #23 on: 13/07/2008 02:09:02 »
Even with understanding, it seems the English just can't create something interesting. It is about as exciting as the Scottish game, golf.

You are in agreement with your fellow countryman Mark Twain who said that "Golf is a good walk spoiled".

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« Reply #24 on: 13/07/2008 02:39:27 »
Mark Twain was 24 handicapper, he would say something like that.
 

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