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[OT] I went to see a fight, and a hockey game broke out!

Postby gwalla on Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:40 am

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Postby Spaceman42 on Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:50 am

Meh. Old news. It was on the CBC last week.
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Postby Mravac Kid on Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:41 pm

Hmm.
Is there any north-american sport that isn't popular because of fights/brawls/accidents? :)
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Postby Spaceman42 on Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:58 pm

Uh, curling?
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Postby Usagi Miyamoto on Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:30 pm

Spaceman42 wrote:Uh, curling?


I think the key word was "popular."

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Postby Doctor Emmit Brown on Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:02 pm

Curling is rather popular in Canada actually...
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Postby Usagi Miyamoto on Fri Dec 19, 2003 3:10 am

Doctor Emmit Brown wrote:Curling is rather popular in Canada actually...

Never mind that it's some Scots idea of shuffleboard with a Braemar stone, do Canadians actually brawl anywhere outside the rink? They seem so well mannered, even in the pubs.
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Postby Hayasaka Kosei on Fri Dec 19, 2003 11:19 am

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Postby Mravac Kid on Fri Dec 19, 2003 2:26 pm

Spaceman42 wrote:Uh, curling?


Isn't curling a Scandinavian sport? I was refering to sports that nobody outside Northern America understands (y'know,. American Football, Baseball, Nascar... :) )
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Postby gwalla on Fri Dec 19, 2003 4:37 pm

Mravac Kid wrote:
Spaceman42 wrote:Uh, curling?


Isn't curling a Scandinavian sport? I was refering to sports that nobody outside Northern America understands (y'know,. American Football, Baseball, Nascar... :) )


Eh, American Football is just mutant Rugby with a lumpy ball.

And Baseball is incredibly popular in Japan. I think that qualifies as outside North America.
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Postby GrassyNoel on Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:02 pm

I've started to understand rugby, because the World Cup's just been played here, (yeah yeah, 20-17 bla bla bla) but I think it will take a little longer to get a handle on gridiron. I probably need to watch some games first, that requires pay-TV.
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Postby Mravac Kid on Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:02 pm

gwalla wrote:
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Spaceman42 wrote:Uh, curling?


Isn't curling a Scandinavian sport? I was refering to sports that nobody outside Northern America understands (y'know,. American Football, Baseball, Nascar... :) )


Eh, American Football is just mutant Rugby with a lumpy ball.

And Baseball is incredibly popular in Japan. I think that qualifies as outside North America.


Yeah, but... dude, it's Japan. Everything is popular there. :)
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Postby Darth Paradox on Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:15 pm

Heh. I've been teaching my girlfriend hockey, recently... we just went to a Wings game at the Joe (SO BLOODY AWESOME) and she was disappointed that there weren't more fights.

...I think she'll make a fine fan.
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Postby MarkusN on Sat Dec 20, 2003 11:03 pm

Darth Paradox wrote:Heh. I've been teaching my girlfriend hockey, recently...

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Postby Mcfarlane Salsa on Sun Dec 21, 2003 3:52 am

GrassyNoel wrote:I've started to understand rugby, because the World Cup's just been played here, (yeah yeah, 20-17 bla bla bla).


Don't know what you're talking about neil :wink:
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Postby Darth Paradox on Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:01 pm

MarkusN wrote:
Darth Paradox wrote:Heh. I've been teaching my girlfriend hockey, recently...

"been teaching my girlfriend hockey"


That was actually remarkably similar to our conversation, enough so that I was thinking of that very strip during the game.

Me: "There are two ways that a goal is signaled. One is by the ref pointing at the goal, the other is by the red light behind the goal going on."
<Wings score, crowd erupts>
Shelly: "Or there's that."
Me: "....yeah."

Goddamn, that was an awesome game.
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Postby K A H on Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:06 am

Mcfarlane Salsa wrote:
GrassyNoel wrote:I've started to understand rugby, because the World Cup's just been played here, (yeah yeah, 20-17 bla bla bla).

Don't know what you're talking about neil :wink:


I should think not - didn't Wales get knocked out in the quarter-finals? ;) (Or do you live in Wales while not being Welsh, like my dad's cousin (and my mum's sister before she moved to Spain)? :))

My dad originally watched the final on Chinese TV, so naturally he couldn't understand the commentary, though he's been a rugby fan most of his life so it's not as though he needed someone to tell him what was going on. And then my mum taped it off Singaporean TV, but the commentary team was Australian, so our tape of the final is rife with hopeful comments about how the Aussies can still pull off a victory. Still, at least we have it on tape. :D (Anyone know if any American cable/digital networks broadcast the RWC final?)

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Postby mykroft on Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:18 pm

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Mravac Kid wrote:Hmm.
Is there any north-american sport that isn't popular because of fights/brawls/accidents? :)


Infact, apart from Hockey ad the closely related Lacrosse, most really violent sports are non-North American in origin(Rugby, Polo, Boxing, Fencing, etc)
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Postby Mravac Kid on Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:53 pm

Well yes, of course. Here in Europe we've had like 5000 years or so to develop brutal sports, while you guys had some 300 :)

But what I'm talking about is: sports that are of North-American origin. Not a single one of'em non-violent. :p
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Postby gwalla on Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:28 pm

Mravac Kid wrote:Well yes, of course. Here in Europe we've had like 5000 years or so to develop brutal sports, while you guys had some 300 :)

But what I'm talking about is: sports that are of North-American origin. Not a single one of'em non-violent. :p


I guess jai-alai is pretty violent. Basketball's not supposed to be, although over time they've gotten a little less strict about fouling. There aren't that many sports of North American origin, really...
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Postby Mcfarlane Salsa on Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:21 am

K A H wrote:
Mcfarlane Salsa wrote:
GrassyNoel wrote:I've started to understand rugby, because the World Cup's just been played here, (yeah yeah, 20-17 bla bla bla).

Don't know what you're talking about neil :wink:


I should think not - didn't Wales get knocked out in the quarter-finals? ;) (Or do you live in Wales while not being Welsh, like my dad's cousin (and my mum's sister before she moved to Spain)? :))

My dad originally watched the final on Chinese TV, so naturally he couldn't understand the commentary, though he's been a rugby fan most of his life so it's not as though he needed someone to tell him what was going on. And then my mum taped it off Singaporean TV, but the commentary team was Australian, so our tape of the final is rife with hopeful comments about how the Aussies can still pull off a victory. Still, at least we have it on tape. :D (Anyone know if any American cable/digital networks broadcast the RWC final?)

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Jeez, you ramble on (no offence).

I'm as Welsh as Kylie Minogue and I live so close to the border that a brisk walk takes me to the other side.*

I actually had to work on the mrning that we won, so I missed most of it.

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Postby mykroft on Tue Dec 23, 2003 7:24 pm

The only violentpsorts of North American origin that are violent really are lacrosse and it's derivatives (Which Hockey really is).

Even paintball isn't violent (no fights, injuries are rare, it's probably the safest sport around)
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Postby Galvatron56 on Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:20 am

But it sure stings when those darn balls don't break. Ever been nailed up and down the leg, to have none of the paintballs break? Hurts worse than if one did.

"Oow, my thigh!! Shoot, nothing broke!"

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Postby Galvatron56 on Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:50 pm

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Postby Doruk Golcu on Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:39 am

mykroft wrote:Baseball, basketball, bowling, Indycar racing.



Mravac Kid wrote:Hmm.
Is there any north-american sport that isn't popular because of fights/brawls/accidents? :)


Infact, apart from Hockey ad the closely related Lacrosse, most really violent sports are non-North American in origin(Rugby, Polo, Boxing, Fencing, etc)


I wouldn't consider fencing a violent sport. Violent in origin, yes, but not violent in current form.
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