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Discussion in 'Chelsea Off Topic Threads' started by Dear_Claudio, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. iCEMANGSCCC

    iCEMANGSCCC Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Winston-Salem
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Ben7021

    Ben7021 Member

    Mar 19, 2008
    Orlando
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Way to ruin it for everybody :D
     
  3. The_ChelseaSupporter

    Mar 25, 2007
    Olympia, WA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've recently found out that I love curling.
     
  4. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Pretty funny though, isn't it :D
     
  5. iCEMANGSCCC

    iCEMANGSCCC Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Winston-Salem
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will agree 10/10 there
     
  6. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    First LT and now Westbrook - sad dose of reality for a lot of NFL fans this week. RB's, as usual, falling off a cliff rather than slowly decline.
     
  7. Walter3000

    Walter3000 Member+

    Apr 8, 2004
    gainesville, Florida
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Having a quality 2nd RB to share the load is a must
     
  8. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It rather reminded me of the chelsea vs. arsenal match :D
     
  9. fernb8

    fernb8 Member+
    Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    so El Tigre is coming back for the Masters

    eat your heart out Martha Burke
     
  10. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
  11. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    This made my night.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s06plozx9Q4"]YouTube- Jimmy Howard scraps with Sidney Crosby[/ame]
     
  12. Macksam

    Macksam Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Brampton, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Why is Howard trying to give Crosby a rear naked choke? You don't disrespect Sid like that.
     
  13. sportscribe

    sportscribe Member

    Jul 2, 2007
    Any fans of the sweet science here?

    What did you make of the Miranda-Bute and Pavlik-Martinez fights this past week?

    Also what do you make of the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Sugar Shane Mosley bout?
     
  14. Yaroni

    Yaroni Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Tel Aviv
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Israel
    i cant beleive there is no NBA playoff talk here:confused:

    have any of you seen what LBJ has been doing to boston???
     
  15. Robdog

    Robdog Member+

    Oct 20, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, Cali
    Real Lakers fans aren't worried about who in the East plays us. :eek: So, No I say let the East Beasts beat themselves up so the Lakers can mop them up in the Finals!!!
     
  16. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    A fella on another thread just licked to a pretty amazing article. I'm sure you fellas already knew this anyway but, viewed as an outsider, it's pretty staggering...

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704281204575002852055561406.html

    Football fans everywhere are preparing to settle in for the NFL's biggest and most electric weekend of the season—a four-game playoff marathon that will swallow up at least 12 hours of broadcast time over two days.

    But here's something even dedicated students of the game may not fully appreciate: There's very little actual football in a football game.

    According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, and similar estimates by researchers, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes.


    Am I right in thinking these things go on for about 4 hours? :eek:
     
  17. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    From memory they do.

    One of the greatest things about ESPN360 or ESPN3, is that they show all kinds of sports. Watched Aussie Rules Football a bit. Interesting sport.
     
  18. billyireland

    billyireland Member+

    May 4, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    RIP Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins, the George Best of snooker for those that mightn't have known him (and he was also from Belfast). Maybe more George Best & Bobby Robson rolled into one. :(

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuX-X0RDaV4"]YouTube- Alex Higgins on I Love 1982[/ame]
     
  19. Kerry Dixon's Boots

    Staff Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    77 degrees
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Glad you posted this Billy - came on this thread to post something myself.

    No doubt that Higgins was a huge star at a time when snooker got better tv ratings than football. It was players like Higgins and Jimmy White (a Chelsea fan gawd bless 'im) that got me playing in the dark/dingy/smokey clubs in the 80's and 90's. More than anyone he could pot any ball in any situation whilst rushing around the table (compared to the slooooooow play of many of his peers).

    The game isn't the same anymore in terms of personalities (I personally find Ronnie O'Sullivan to be a cock, not a rogue) and importance in the sporting calendar, but back then it was huge and Higgins was a major reason. A true snooker genius.

    I salute anyone who chain smokes and chain drinks on their way to winning titles and a pint of Guinness will be raised in his honour in my house tonight.
     
  20. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NFL games last about 4 hours. However there's a 20 min halftime, timeouts, TV timeouts, etc. It's such a violent sports I can't imagine if the play was longer.

    Outsiders love to say that rugby is more violent or just as hard but you have to remember the equipment NFL players wear MAKES it more violent. You see bone crushing hits on nearly every NFL play. You don't see that all the time in rugby because the players aren't in armor. I equate it with the NHL. Putting helmets on players actually harmed safety it's argued because players felt protected and therefore hit harder.

    NFL great and Pitt alum Mike Ditka (and I've posted this before) has been arguing against facemasks in the NFL for awhile. He thinks it gives players a false sense of security and leads to more injuries.

    I am going off topic now though but 11-15 mins seems about right. Figure there are 4 15min quarters. Each play runs about 5-20 seconds and then afterward you have 40 seconds to run another play or you get penalized.
     
  21. Yaroni

    Yaroni Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Tel Aviv
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Israel
    motogp/sbk anyone?
     
  22. sabresrule30

    sabresrule30 Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Charlotte NC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    No more SJ Sharks in your sig?

    Im glad to see theyve finally started playing well again after that miserable 6 game losing streak.
     
  23. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Chelsea
    Ukraine
    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    I don't think Yaroni ever had Sharks in his sig, but I do. ;)
     
  24. sabresrule30

    sabresrule30 Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Charlotte NC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    My mistake. :cool:
     
  25. Miguel Alvarez

    May 12, 2006
    Watching the Leafs vs Lightning game. Man what an awful first period. Four shots vs 17 and 2 down.

    Will the Leafs reach the playoffs ever again...
     

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