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Post  gregrowlerson on Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:57 am

Business end of the Tour De France now with the 5th last stage, the final individual time trial, on tonight. Doubt I will sit up for it though, as will probably rest the legs (Laughing hard work sitting on a couch hehe) for tomorrow nights stage up the Alp du'ez.

Last night my favourite rider Kloden finished 5th, so a much better result than what he had been doing Laughing 

Anyone take much interest in the first test? Hats off to the Poms for eeking out a hard fought win.

14 runs! It got pretty close for you guys affraid Razz 
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Post  whitestarling on Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:36 pm

Cant believe how fast Froome went up that climb the other day GR affraid . Yep that test was a bit close, could'nt believe how quick it changed from one sides advantage to the other, I was listening to it in the Add/Mobile as I was working, it was so frustrating not be able to see what was going on, I was on a supermarket car park when the review came up, given out, aand I started clapping, and cheering much to the amusment of the people in the car by the side. Fair doos to the Aussies they faught every inch of the way, especialy after a lot of people had written them off. It all starts again tomorrow What a Face 

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Post  gregrowlerson on Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:14 am

The Aussie batsman were about as reliable as a lion taking on the job of security at night Sleeping Laughing And it was apparently a batsmans paradise...imagine if it was a bad wicket affraid lol! 

Froome the other day certainly had those pistons pumping! Though a couple of nights ago he had to rely on his Aussie pal Richie Porte to pull him along a bit. Still, he looks very secure in the victory with one meaningful stage remaining.

Last nights stage was exciting for me because my favourite rider Kloden took second on the stage; alas it seems that he will end his career without a grand tour stage victory, but it was a great ride nevertheless. Many people were angry at the stage though - and I can see why - because the main overall contenders did virtually nothing on a highly mountainous stage. I tell ya, some cycling fanboys can be hard to please Laughing 
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Post  whitestarling on Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:11 am

http://i70.servimg.c http://i70.servimg.c http://i70.servimg.c What a weekend Froome did it easly second Brit in two years You the man . Second test won with a day to spare, I think it's going to some time for the Aussies to get a decent team, they need to do what England did a few years ago, and restructure their cricketing base at home. The strange thing is that England looked at the way it was done in Australia at the time. Sadly Westwood could'nt win the open, but Phil Mickleson dod which will please Doogs, and her Dad

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Post  gregrowlerson on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:29 am

HAHA!! I was definitely smirking when I saw the news of fabulous Phil winning! Looking forward to Doogsy posting about it Very Happy 
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Post  Doogs on Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:04 pm

Goooooooooooooooooooo Philly Babes !!!!  

What an amazing final round by Phil on Sunday, he was just awesome on such a difficult course.  I must admit I was a wee bit disappointed Lee Westwood didn't break his major duck, it would have been great if he had but with Phil winning he has made my bank account is a lot better off so I'll settle for that  Wink   My dad, brother-in-law and a guy in my work (I put his bet on) had all backed him so we were all happy :albino:on Sunday night

Delighted to hear that Chrs Froome won the TDF, he was such a large cog in Brad's win last year, he really deserved to get the glory himself this year.

Cricket is definitely not my thing so I'm afraid I cannot comment on any action from the Ashes Embarassed
 
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Post  gregrowlerson on Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:51 pm

An epic prediction and bet indeedy Doogs on Phil! http://i73.servimg.c   

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Post  Doogs on Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:19 pm

Thanks GR  Wink  Very Happy
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Post  Doogs on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:04 pm

Must admit I'm feeling a bit down today as dad and I have found out that we were unsuccessful in the ballot re tickets for next years Ryder Cup  . . . we had 3 options on our application and unfortunately none were successful, we have not any tickets at all  No   Gutted Sad 
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Post  gregrowlerson on Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:25 pm

That is no good at all Doogs regarding the tickets Mad 

Is this something (the Ryder Cup) that you try to go to whenever it is on? I can't recall if this is a annual or bi-annual event, also the location would influence whether you try to go I suppose?

It is America vs. Europe/Britain correct?

Those ticket ballot things can be a true lottery that's for sure. I remember that at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games my parents and great uncle (who we were lucky enough to stay with in Sydney) went in a lot of ballots, but in the end the only athletics tickets we got were for morning sessions (heats). It didn't have a major negative impact on my life to miss out Laughing , but I believe that in many instances the true fans miss out. My dad and I - in all seriousness - would have to have been amongst the hundred or so biggest fans in the world at that time - so okay, maybe this is a big call Laughing - for men's track distance running, and we very much hoped to see the men's 10,000 metres (on the same night as the women's and men's 400 metres, Cathy Freeman/Michael Johnson, so it was the biggest night on the schedule), which was not as good as the Atlanta race four years earlier but did have that exciting sprint finish (people may recall Gebrselassie beating Tergat by a nose!). I wonder how many people in that crowd really appreciated that race?

I have never been to an AFL grand final (very surprising I know), but I don't feel like I have missed out and in fact may never go to one. These days if I did, I would probably feel like I was taking the place of someone who really wanted to be there. I think it was in 2009 when dad got me a ticket to the preliminary final, and there I was in the front row, and I'm not sure that I'd even been to another game all year! Razz 
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Post  Doogs on Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:43 pm

It's between Europe and the USA and happens every two years GR - The location is one year the USA and the other Europe, so that means it's every 4 years here. The last time it was held in Scotland was 40 years ago in 1973 so this was really the last chance for me and dad to see it on local turf. I love many sports, my football, my racing but to go to the Ryder Cup was top of my sporting list of 'to doos', alas it is not to be Crying or Very sad 

Yes you are right, it is a real lottery being in a ballot and I do think it does mean that a lot of true fans miss out and you make a very valid point re those big athletics races in 2000 - I vaguely remember those races.

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:45 pm

Hmmmm no mention of the Ashes strange scratch  
Tough on the Ryder Cop tickets Doogs perhaps some will turn up somewhere with a bit of luck

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Post  gregrowlerson on Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:50 am

Every forty years affraid Yeah, basically a once in a lifetime opportunity Doogs, so apologies that you missed out. That's funnily enough about the ratio for how often Australia gets the summer Olympics!

Like WS said, perhaps some tickets could still pop up confused  Like maybe friends of friends get their hands on them and know that you're a big fan and are generous. You just never know.

I didn't watch the Ashes (really, I didn't!), but hat's off to the Poms Mad Razz 
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Post  gregrowlerson on Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:59 pm

The 2013 Tour Of Spain has just started, so I thought I'd post some pics of the first stage, the team time trial.

Team Sky:


Team Giraffe:

 
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:03 am

http://i73.servimg.c  GR You the man  that's brilliant, I am definitely supporting Team Giraffe http://i77.servimg.c 

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Post  gregrowlerson on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:31 am

I saw the giraffe congo line on fb last night and thought it would work well with the cycling team time trial! The only thing was that when I checked the cycling pics from the Vuelta this morning there were not any of a team with camera from the back. But the joke still works well  
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Post  Doogs on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:37 pm

great photos GR and I'm with Lai, team Giraffe all the way
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Post  whitestarling on Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:47 pm

Great combination GR http://i73.servimg.c certainly worth a You the man . But I would support team Giraffe Except you've made no mention of the Ashes
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Post  gregrowlerson on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:19 pm

What was that you say WS? I think I hear crickets.

 
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Post  Doogs on Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:13 pm

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:29 pm

http://i73.servimg.c  Doogs

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Post  gregrowlerson on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:21 pm

Definitely the animal version Doogsy lol! 

I gather that the other item is used in some sort of meaningless game confused 

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:29 pm

Thought you might Bail out of this conversation GR, its only meaningless if you've lost. If you'd won Aussies would be jumping higher than a http://www.picgifs.c The only chance you've got of getting the ashes back is if Doogs Crickets eat all the grass on Oz's pitches

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Post  gregrowlerson on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:05 pm

You the man 

Reluctantly I have to give you that one WS Very Happy 

I'm proposing that they play the entire series in Adelaide Razz 
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Post  gregrowlerson on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:36 pm

I haven't watched much of The Winter Olympics, but this Aussies efforts in the ski aerials were an inspiration, attempting to land a jump that has never been successfully completed before in competition. That Lydia had the courage to ATTEMPT it, and ALMOST pulled it off is the real story here, not that she went from being a gold medallist four years ago to a bronze medallist now. Because in 2014, Lydia Lassila is an even greater winner.

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/winter-olympics/sochi-winter-olympics-ive-left-my-mark-forever-says-emotional-bronze-medalist-lydia-lassila-20140215-32s3e.html
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