Welcome Sports Section

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Welcome Sports Section

Post  Constance on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:44 pm

Oh, I see we have a new sports section for Doc Watson.

Very good!

I used to be able to talk tennis in the days of Steffi Graff and Boris Becker, but not anymore.

My 16 year old plays tennis; it's a great sport.

Constance

Posts : 500
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 59
Location : New York City

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:13 am

What's the best remedy for Iliotibial band syndrome?

Is cubital tunnel syndrome considered a sports injury?

pinhedz
Schrödinger's Hepcat

Posts : 11694
Join date : 2011-04-11
Location : DC

http://www.balalaika.org/

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Doc Watson on Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:22 am

Thankyou for putting this up. I for one hope to be a regular contributor , my interests are Australian Football, cricket, tennis, athletics and some others . I do not know much about horse racing , golf , car racing sailing or many other sports . I am always ready to reading interesting facts about unusual or little known sports such as lizard racing , hurling and darts.

Doc Watson
Titanium Member

Posts : 1428
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 66
Location : Australia

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  ISN on Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:42 am

Doc Watson wrote:Thankyou for putting this up. I for one hope to be a regular contributor , my interests are Australian Football, cricket, tennis, athletics and some others . I do not know much about horse racing , golf , car racing sailing or many other sports . I am always ready to reading interesting facts about unusual or little known sports such as lizard racing , hurling and darts.

you could hurl darts at lizards - that would be an interesting sport........

ISN
Endlessly Fascinating

Posts : 598
Join date : 2011-04-10
Location : hell

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Doc Watson on Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:43 am

Catherine wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:Thankyou for putting this up. I for one hope to be a regular contributor , my interests are Australian Football, cricket, tennis, athletics and some others . I do not know much about horse racing , golf , car racing sailing or many other sports . I am always ready to reading interesting facts about unusual or little known sports such as lizard racing , hurling and darts.

you could hurl darts at lizards - that would be an interesting sport........
I do not like sports where animals are hurt.

Doc Watson
Titanium Member

Posts : 1428
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 66
Location : Australia

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  ISN on Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:46 am

Doc Watson wrote:
Catherine wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:Thankyou for putting this up. I for one hope to be a regular contributor , my interests are Australian Football, cricket, tennis, athletics and some others . I do not know much about horse racing , golf , car racing sailing or many other sports . I am always ready to reading interesting facts about unusual or little known sports such as lizard racing , hurling and darts.

you could hurl darts at lizards - that would be an interesting sport........
I do not like sports where animals are hurt.

me too.....but I'm not too bothered if it's just their feelings that get hurt - they're pretty resilient......

but like when we eat animals - like cows and chickens - they kind of get hurt, don't they.....they get so hurt they die......

but I suppose eating's not a sport........


ISN
Endlessly Fascinating

Posts : 598
Join date : 2011-04-10
Location : hell

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:11 am

We used to have catfish hurling at the yearly fair. The catfish were dead, their barbs removed.
You had to reach into a binfull of liquid detergent to grab one. Very tricky. Then there was the greasy pig race...all those feral kids let loose in the arena, lusting for the chase and the ten dollar prize. That used to be held at the school fete. (The winner kept the pig.) In the 60s you could swap an emu beak or a dingo scalp in Western Australia for a few dollars.
The most malevolent film I remember when young was 'Wake in Fright'...about a roo shoot.

Australia is also a land of excellent swimmers. jocolor

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  ISN on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:14 am

quasi-interesting fact about me

I was picked to train for the Olympics to represent Ireland for swimming.......

my parents said no......

I'm pretty glad I didn't do it

ISN
Endlessly Fascinating

Posts : 598
Join date : 2011-04-10
Location : hell

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:17 am

...do you still like swimming?

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  ISN on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:21 am

I mostly like jumping in the pool - like a fat lard arse

and shocking people as I swim like a pro......Razz

and cut through the water like a torpedo

I'm thinking of taking it up again......seriously as the pool is only 15 minutes walk away.......

and I need to slim down as I have many hearts yet to break.........heheheeh

ISN
Endlessly Fascinating

Posts : 598
Join date : 2011-04-10
Location : hell

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:27 am

My heart only beats 49 times per minute. Is that enough? Neutral

Pat Boone says his beats 70 times per minute. Suspect

pinhedz
Schrödinger's Hepcat

Posts : 11694
Join date : 2011-04-11
Location : DC

http://www.balalaika.org/

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:30 am

...so you swim like a fish...

t'd be handy to have the pool nearby. What's the weather like?
There's a small pool near where I live and it's lukewarm ar 6am.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:31 am

sorry pinhedz we crossposted.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  ISN on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:33 am

thanks, Moony......I'm planning to wake up early tomorrow and go for a dip

(early is 10am Razz)

the water is really warm in the indoor pool

the weather here is clement......not too hot, not too cold

now that I've cut down smoking, I can concentrate on excercise - well, turns out the sports section was worth it.....who'da guessed

ISN
Endlessly Fascinating

Posts : 598
Join date : 2011-04-10
Location : hell

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  ISN on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:39 am

pinhedz wrote:My heart only beats 49 times per minute. Is that enough? Neutral

Pat Boone says his beats 70 times per minute. Suspect

well, if by enough you mean are you alive

I think 49 times per minute means you're still alive

I am only interested in breaking fragile hearts......

where's the fun in breaking stout, strong hearts.....hhehehe

by the way I found out my young man is a bit of a churl......so it's all off

onwards and upwards!

ISN
Endlessly Fascinating

Posts : 598
Join date : 2011-04-10
Location : hell

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:58 am

Catherine wrote:I am only interested in breaking fragile hearts......

where's the fun in breaking stout, strong hearts.....hhehehe
Shouldn't that be the other way around?

pinhedz
Schrödinger's Hepcat

Posts : 11694
Join date : 2011-04-11
Location : DC

http://www.balalaika.org/

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Doc Watson on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:59 am

Catherine wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:
Catherine wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:Thankyou for putting this up. I for one hope to be a regular contributor , my interests are Australian Football, cricket, tennis, athletics and some others . I do not know much about horse racing , golf , car racing sailing or many other sports . I am always ready to reading interesting facts about unusual or little known sports such as lizard racing , hurling and darts.

you could hurl darts at lizards - that would be an interesting sport........
I do not like sports where animals are hurt.

me too.....but I'm not too bothered if it's just their feelings that get hurt - they're pretty resilient......

but like when we eat animals - like cows and chickens - they kind of get hurt, don't they.....they get so hurt they die......

but I suppose eating's not a sport........

Some people do seem to regard it as a sport , there are various eating competitions around , such as who can eat the most pies in an hour.

Doc Watson
Titanium Member

Posts : 1428
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 66
Location : Australia

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Doc Watson on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:01 am

blue moon wrote:

.
The most malevolent film I remember when young was 'Wake in Fright'...about a roo shoot.
They have found the original footage of that film recently.
It was lost for many years. It has just been re released on Dvd.

Doc Watson
Titanium Member

Posts : 1428
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 66
Location : Australia

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:08 pm

...pity the poor schoolteacher...


"REDISCOVERING Wake In Fright is less like running into an old friend than someone you feared as a child. There has never been a more savage and scabrous film about Australia. Unfortunately, it was also uncomfortably true, which was one reason Australians didn't go to see it in large numbers when it came out in late 1971. It was just too confronting. Its power has hardly diminished in the years since, during which it became hard to see." (ref:http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/film/film-reviews/wake-in-fright/2009/06/29/1246127466590.html






Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Doc Watson on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:01 pm

blue moon wrote:...pity the poor schoolteacher...


"REDISCOVERING Wake In Fright is less like running into an old friend than someone you feared as a child. There has never been a more savage and scabrous film about Australia. Unfortunately, it was also uncomfortably true, which was one reason Australians didn't go to see it in large numbers when it came out in late 1971. It was just too confronting. Its power has hardly diminished in the years since, during which it became hard to see." (ref:http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/film/film-reviews/wake-in-fright/2009/06/29/1246127466590.html





I always felt sorry for the school teacher as like him I taught in ome teacher isolated schools. However I had a much better time than him.
I intend to get the DVD.

Doc Watson
Titanium Member

Posts : 1428
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 66
Location : Australia

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:16 pm

...oh dear Doc. What do you do for fun? Self-flagellate and watch re-runs of Wolf Creek (shudder)? affraid


Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Doc Watson on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:30 pm

blue moon wrote:...oh dear Doc. What do you do for fun? Self-flagellate and watch re-runs of Wolf Creek (shudder)? affraid

No , not at all , but I am very interested in Australian movies.

Doc Watson
Titanium Member

Posts : 1428
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 66
Location : Australia

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:30 pm

...there are some great ones. I think Wake in Fright and Wolf Creek are disturbing because they cut too close to the bone.

Seeing that this is your sports thread, are there any interesting Aussie movies about sport? I recall there's a comedy about lawn bowls but didn't see it.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:41 pm



Catherine...your post yesterday at 1.46 pm cracked me up cheers

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  felix on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:17 pm

Film about Australian sport? Gallipoli.

felix
cool cat - mrkgnao!

Posts : 831
Join date : 2011-04-11
Location : see the chicken?

Back to top Go down

Re: Welcome Sports Section

Post  Sponsored content Today at 5:39 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum