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Discussion in 'Sport & Athletics' started by Poppy, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. A-58

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    Didn’t an Aussie win the gold in one of the speed skating events when 4-5 of the leaders ahead of him crashed a few games back?

    I went skiing in Banff, Canada 3 times and a majority of the ski resort employees were from Australia and New Zealand. They got a lot of slope time in while off duty.
     
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    We call it doing a Bradbury! - Just keep going, you never know what will happen...great Aussie moment.
     
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    Shouldn't this be in an "Olympics" thread?

    (Don't mind me. I'm still bitter over the Browns dressing up in Vikings uniforms and getting their arses handed to them in Philly.) :rolleyes:
     
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    Now it is

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    The weird part is the many of the instructors here are US, Canadian and Northern European...Funny thing perceptions.

    And sorry for a little misdirection on the thread..it had seemed to run its course though...
    No one answered my earlier question about the Crocodile Dundee movie trailer that's actually an ad (google new Dundee ad) - We spent about 60 odd million to have it on during the Super Bowl - we hope to reap 6 billion in return! So come on you Yanks...Where the bloody hell are ya!?
    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    This an ad we made for the Poms, hoping to get more to visit...went down like a lead balloon..."Bloody Hell" was considered offensive to the precious Poms...
     
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    I wonder why no one has pointed out that "taking a knee" was a traditional sign of respect and submission.
     
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    Because in the case of the current tendencies of those nfl’ers doing it, it is their intent to disrespect the anthem and bring awareness to their cause in their protests. When the national anthem is played, the custom is to stand up (or at attention if so inclined), face the flag, remove your hat, and put your right hand over your heart. They choose to take a knee in protest, which is taken as blatant disrespect to most people.
     
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    Wow. Just Wow. America. Where the average person is kind of ignorant and 1/2 the population is even more ignorant. Where else could there be a place where a professional player can honor his fallen brothers by kneeling out of view behind the team. He is then told by a war hero that the way to honor the fallen is to take a knee like soldiers do. Up front and before the flag. And the divisive propaganda machine twists the story to get people to believe it is disrespecting the country, military, fireman, police and maybe the Boy Scouts too. Americans are too lazy to google the truth.
     
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    There’s no divisive propaganda machine at work here. It’s strong personal feelings for their country, for those that have reverence for such things you take lightly or don’t agree with. The kneelers are protesting their cause during the nation anthem. Lots of folks take that as blatant disrespect. NFL viewership numbers and support are down over it. I’m not saying that they should be stopped or penalized for it, it’s just that their actions contribute to my “could care less” position on their position. They are free to do whatever they please, and I am free to not support them nor watch two teams that I could care less for play in a game that I’m not interested in watching to begin with.

    Wow, why is my lack of interest in the NFL, two teams I have no interest in, playing a game that I could care less about such an important issue here?
     
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    I saw a book for white people on how to explain to a black person how they should protest. Amazon? In North Korea the president could shoot them and not get arrested. Where did I hear that phrase? I thought we were better than that. Interestingly, half of the military connected people I am in contact with seem to agree with you and are offended by what is a military salute to a fallen comrade. The other half agree with me and hear the message. America. Run it if you can. Disregard the Constitution and you can't.

    Back to football. The game that is. I played in HS and love watching the game. Especially like seeing the game plan adjustments made after half time. I had the good fortune to sell the Buffalo Bills their SB XXV "loser" ring to them. That is to say their AFC Championship Ring. An interesting and different society when you get inside it a little. I was most impressed by the coach, Marv Levy, a real scholar and gentleman. Those men will give their away their health for a ring. Jim Kelly said, "I don't care what it looks like, I want it HUGE!
     
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    In Australia its said many times...if you don't like the place...LEAVE.
    Would this apply in America?
     
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    Yep, that's been a standard since Nam. Love it or Leave it. That's what I tell'em. If you can't handle our freedoms, or are some kind of snowflake, try North Korea, or the Philippines, where the weather can be nicer and they have lights for some sort of night life.
     
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    Yep...go and experience the "real world"...they'll be begging to come back.
     
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    No where did I mention any race or the playing of the race card in this discussion of why or why don’t I get ape shit crazy over what I consider an insignificant event.

    Can’t you and people like you just get over the fact that everyone (me in particular as far as this thread goes) doesn’t worship at the alter of the NFL?

    I’m tickled shitless that you enjoy the Super Bowl. Like you, I played football in high school (2nd team, offensive guard). And as I mentioned earlier, I prefer watching collegiate football to the NFL. Just LSU and who they play. Why is that an issue for you? Go watch your NFL games and enjoy yourself. Don’t worry about what I or others like and don’t like to watch, for whatever reasons.

    Dude, can’t we all just get along?
     
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    Well..............this escalated quickly............
     
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    Yeah, I just mentioned the fact that I had no interest in the Super Bowl since the New Orleans Saints wasn’t in it and there it went.
     
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    My bad. This whole country is going nutz. I hate it when someone is against the freedom of speech.
     
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    In this TRUMP world I think most Americans are showing incredible tolerance...Every American I see interviewed on TV (quite a few) all want to vomit when he is mentioned, they apologise and squirm...I feel for you guys, I really do. Your political system needs amending for sure, but the reactions just show what a decent bunch you all are.
     
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    It seems like your trolling here. He did not say he is against free speech. I assure you he is not. All he is saying is that he personally had an issue with the protests during the anthem. Many people did and many did not. In the beginning you didn't appreciate his indifference to the Super Bowl and for some reason got offended. I LOVED the SB for obvious reasons. What the hell do I care whether my neighbor did?
     
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    You know what's funny. Look what has happened because of his ridiculous presidency. He may be just what we needed as a country. This is definitely a smack in the face.
     
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