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#1881

Post by Armoreska » March 15th, 2020, 11:06 am

With virtually all sports on hold, only autosports can continue to exist


and, well, chess n stuff with World Chess Championship about to start

What else is there?
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#1882

Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » March 15th, 2020, 12:33 pm

Rugby league in the NRL and Super League is still going ahead, for now...

I'm looking forward to Castleford taking on St. Helens this afternoon from Wheldon Road.

I watched the UFC card from Brasilia last night as well. Rather strange watching combat sports being played out in an empty arena.
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » March 15th, 2020, 1:14 pm

Dana White says that the UFC will continue with their upcoming events. I have mixed feelings about this as UFC fighters aren't unionised like in many major sports and might feel under more obligation and pressure, and in many cases in need of a pay-day. At the same time, if everyone concerned is healthy and ready to go it could put back careers to call off fights. Tough one...

https://www.the42.ie/ufc-boss-dana-whit ... /#comments
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Post by Armoreska » March 15th, 2020, 1:31 pm

That was crashy. Jimmy Broadbent amateur youtuber came 5th in a race with just pros (even Juan Pablo Montoya was racing).
2nd race next.
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Post by Dolwphin » March 16th, 2020, 5:25 pm

Low-key dope as fuck.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » March 16th, 2020, 10:26 pm

The NRL (National Rugby League) reaching out to ESPN to potentially show more live games on their American channels, given the shut-down affecting virtually all of professional sport in America. This could offer rugby league to sports-starved new spectators and be a boon to the sport in difficult and unprecedented times.

https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/coronaviru ... 01a8521c84
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Post by Armoreska » April 14th, 2020, 5:42 pm

The marble race was nail biting. Orange had so much pace. Great strategy.

Tomorrow, Magnus Carlsen final against Alireza in the unofficial world's online banter blitz championship!

A few days ago, Alireza beat Carlsen in 4 hour bullet chess something like 100:90 pretty much taking one of the 5 crowns.*

*Carlsen is also vice-champion in random chess (to Wesley) and currently 2nd in blitz rankings (to Hikaru)
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Post by Armoreska » April 14th, 2020, 8:58 pm

Turned out Charles LeClerc (and his bro) is great online, right off the tutorial beating Lando Norris and every other pro racer in the F1 game. But Verstappen is still #1.
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Post by kongs_speech » April 14th, 2020, 11:32 pm

(Former?) NASCAR racer Kyle Larson lost his entire career in a matter of days after casually using the n-word in an iRacing event. It sucks to see a talented person lose everything, but on the other hand, you've got to be a complete idiot (not to mention really insensitive) to think that kind of talk is acceptable nowadays, so I don't feel sorry for him.
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Post by Armoreska » April 15th, 2020, 12:40 am

That is so childish and hypocritical. Not him saying nigger, the effect it can have. Is NASCAR suddenly left-wing-friendly?
There are much worse things that are still very much permissible.
Fricken religion mandates that EVERYONE is a slave. And slaves can also own slaves from other nations.

Your president is a racist, your "democratic" candidate is a racist. I don't even!
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Post by funkybusiness » April 21st, 2020, 8:16 am

Trotter has been arrested 23 times since 1954, mostly for fraud, forgery and impersonation. This summer he claimed to be Bill Russell, the former great center of the Boston Celtics. But Trotter forgot he was eight inches too short for the role. On July 16 police arrested him for attempting to pull a confidence scam after he allegedly told a woman he was Russell and sold her a $2,500 share in a restaurant chain that had never heard of him. The police were listening in an adjoining room of the woman's house when the following conversation took place.

Woman: "You don't look like Bill Russell."

Trotter: "I got into a car accident and had to have plastic surgery."

Woman: "I was expecting someone much taller."

Trotter: "I had 10 inches of bone surgically removed from my shins. I wanted to fit easier into my new Mercedes. And I was tired of having my legs hang off motel beds."

Trotter offered to show her the scars. The cops offered to show him the parish jail.
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heard about this on a podcast with a section about sports star impersonators.

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Post by Onderhond » April 21st, 2020, 8:41 am

Armoreska wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 12:40 am
That is so childish and hypocritical. Not him saying nigger, the effect it can have.
Reminds me of this: https://www.mbs.news/a/2020/02/soccer-c ... ndard.html
Even worse because he was just singing along to a song?

Just the USA keeping up appearances at all cost I guess.

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Post by blocho » May 16th, 2020, 12:53 am

Over the past several years, a small but ardent cult of fans has developed around a writer/editor/producer named Jon Bois, who works for a web site called SB Nation. In that time, Bois has largely turned from writing to making youtube videos. At first these were pretty short and absurdist. And while they've never lost their touch of absurdity, the videos have grown longer and longer and more serious. They've also developed a very sui generis style based on rudimentary graphics, 80s-sounding synth music, a heavy reliance on statistical analysis, and a deep, thoroughgoing love for sports history. At his best, Bois manages to spin ordinary sports moments into deeply emotional experiences. It's not too much to say he makes some of the best sports documentaries in existence.

I'm not the only Bois fan around here. I know beasterne is also a great admirer. But I mention Bois on this occasion because over the past two months he has released his most ambitious project yet, a six-part series on the Seattle Mariners that runs a collective 220 minutes. That's a ludicrous amount of time to spend learning about any sports team you're not a fan of. Well, I'm no fan of the Mariners. I'm not really much of a baseball fan. But I loved watching this series. To see why, I suggest watching just the first four minutes of episode 6. This short segment helps to convey the overarching thesis of the series, which is that sports should be appreciated less as an arena for winning and losing and more as a vehicle of human experience, with all its comedy, screw-ups, triumphs, and tragedy.

If anyone's intrigued but not interested in baseball, this link will bring you to a collection of all of Bois' work, including videos on basketball, baseball, football, running, a five-part series on mixed martial arts, and some non-sports topics. My personal favorite is a video on the 1987 NFL players strike called Randall Cunningham Seizes the Means of Production.

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Post by kongs_speech » May 16th, 2020, 12:57 am

NASCAR starts back Sunday, without fans. The iRacing was really fun, but I'm excited to have actual physical racing again. Ryan Newman is back from his injury and former Cup champion Matt Kenseth has come out of retirement to replace Kyle Larson in the #42. I hope nobody gets corona from this and they're able to race the rest of the season, but I dunno. We'll see.

I hope football happens this fall. If it's without fans, that's a sacrifice I'm definitely willing to make. You won't catch me going anywhere near a stadium even if they do allow spectators, but I'll gladly watch it on TV.
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Post by Armoreska » May 27th, 2020, 7:14 am

Three pilots have already lost reputation or job for cheating or other bad behavior in online races, wow.
Daniel Abt is the latest idiot.
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » May 27th, 2020, 7:37 pm

The NRL is back from Thursday. Without crowds of course. Looking forward to the return of rugby league from Down Under.

I think Peter V'landys of the ARLC has done a pretty amazing job in terms of perseverance and ingenuity, to get things back up and operational in such a short space of time.
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