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6648. wabbit - 6/8/2014 5:32:57 PM

Some perspective on the Triple Crown from the NY Sun.

6649. wabbit - 6/8/2014 5:54:29 PM

Rafa Nadal just won his ninth French Open over Novak Djokovic, winning three sets after dropping the first.

Yesterday, Maria Sharapova won her 2nd French Open in three years in three sets over Simona Halep.

6650. judithathome - 6/8/2014 6:42:27 PM

JMO (heh) but I think to "win the Triple Crown" horses should compete in all three races...Tonalist won the Belmont, period. I've actually seen one person say Tonalist won the triple crown...obviously a moron but still, I wonder how many people out there even understand this set up.

I agree with Arky...best write-ups on horse racing all around crown should go to Wabbit!

6651. robertjayb - 6/8/2014 10:02:31 PM

Yes. I've been waiting for the wabbit report.

6652. alistairconnor - 6/26/2014 6:35:31 PM

Go Ghana go!
I was watching Germany/USA but I've switched to Ghana/Portugal for the last minutes... can Ghana score again and knock out the USA?

6653. alistairconnor - 6/26/2014 6:41:09 PM

Ah but no...
The Ghanaian keeper just gifted a goal to Ronaldo... just laid it up nicely. Ah well.

Not that I'm being anti-Yanqui here. I just find the Ghana saga so entertaining, I would have liked to see it continue in the second round. Talk about backbiting.

6654. iiibbb - 6/26/2014 11:10:52 PM

Soccer sucks.

6655. alistairconnor - 6/27/2014 4:34:51 PM

Please expand. As recently as four years ago, we could still discuss it here...

Good football, and so much weirdness to boot. Apparently, in the Algeria-Russia game, the Russian keeper complained a spectator was shining a laser in his eyes when he let the goal through...

6656. alIstaIrcOnnOr - 7/2/2014 8:49:35 AM

What about it, iii? Did you watch the game?

Belgium 2 - 1 USA.

Perhaps the best in the tournament so far (if you like chaos and never-say-die heroics, and dislike physical violence and drama-queen histrionics. As I do.) USA didn't deserve to win, but it would have been no robbery if they had. Special mention for Tim Howard, who set a World Cup record with his fifteen saves :

All of the round-two matches followed the "heroic underdogs hold out but have their hopes dashed at the last minute" scenario. To the extent that I picked them all.

6657. alIstaIrcOnnOr - 7/2/2014 9:18:29 AM

Are these two men related? Two heroic goalkeepers, both shipped two goals in extra time. One is Raïs M'Bohlhi of Algeria, the other is Tim Howard of the USA. But which is which?

6658. webfeet - 7/8/2014 1:21:48 AM

Wow. Freres Jumeaux--or something. I enjoyed the previous posts, Wabbit's horse-racing commentary (my dad loved to bet at Belmont); and the man wItH thE cLocKwoRk oRaNgE spelling of his name. New moniker? Weird, cheri. Très weird.

I would like to say we are all grieving after les Bleus lost, but it was really like, okay, now what's for lunch? Business as usual around here, for pere and fils. personellement, I never thought France would win but I have no vested interest in the game.

6659. wabbit - 7/12/2014 4:27:26 PM

I'm behind here, again.

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in a great final 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4 in three hours and 56 minutes, thus regaining the world No.1 spot for the first time since September last year. I was rooting for Fed and was happy to see him make it to the final. In the women's final, Petra Kvitova crushed Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in just 55 minutes.

Le Tour: Henceforth all cyclists will be issued cricket bats for clearing their path of bystanders taking selfies. Riders who succeed in knocking bystanders over will have five seconds removed from their time. Ok, not true. Stage 8 is today and Vincenzo Nibali wears the yellow jersey.

World Cup: Brazil meets the Netherlands today in the consolation match. Argentina and Germany play in the final tomorrow.

6661. arkymalarky - 7/12/2014 5:25:29 PM

crap. Messed up the margins and I'm on my phone. Sorry wabbit! But that video so encompasses this ridiculous self absorption. idiot google/android did some stupid update on its keypad and now the microphone is in a different place and the text doesn't wrap anymore.

6662. wabbit - 7/12/2014 7:20:36 PM

Deleted #6660, here is the link:
music video for "Selfie"

6663. wabbit - 7/12/2014 7:23:31 PM

Damn, too wide, but I'll leave it.

ME, ME, MEMEMEMEMEEEEEEE, it's all about ME!!!!!!

6664. arkymalarky - 7/12/2014 7:57:56 PM

Thanks wabbit!

6665. wabbit - 7/13/2014 1:25:15 AM

Easy peasy Arky - I'm glad you caught the reference!

World Cup: I was hoping Brazil would get third...alas. The Netherlands secured the consolation of third place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ courtesy of a straightforward 3-0 victory over Brazil at the Estadio Nacional.

Recording a third consecutive clean sheet, Louis van Gaal’s charges therefore depart for home – and in the coach’s case, new employment in club football at Manchester United – having avoided defeat in standard or extra time. For Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men, though, there was little to celebrate...

I did see a bit of poor officiating at roughly 67 minutes - a penalty that could have been called against the Netherlands instead went against Brazil for "taking a dive". You make the call.

6666. judithathome - 7/13/2014 8:32:54 PM

Oh well...

6667. judithathome - 7/13/2014 8:33:53 PM

(just HAD to get that #!)

6668. wabbit - 7/14/2014 12:38:07 AM

Never even noticed that number - but I did get my kitchen painted today!

The 2014 World Cup is over, Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time.

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