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#436490 23/01/11 02:22 AM
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I know this is a video game forum, but thought I would start a sports thread in the chat. Post everything sports related here

Favorite sports teams?

Mine are

The Gators (obviously)
Bucs
Rays
Lightning
Magic

Be interesting to hear from our friends across the pond too.

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C'mon, there has got to be some sports fans in here cool

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Originally Posted by born2beagator
C'mon, there has got to be some sports fans in here cool

silly


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Guess not...

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On and off, but my main interest is in Football - that is to say the REAL game, not that strange version of Rugby you Americans play! laugh

I wouldn't describe myself as a massive fan of any sport, but the English Premier League is very interesting this season smile


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Originally Posted by Elliot_Kane
On and off, but my main interest is in Football - that is to say the REAL game, not that strange version of Rugby you Americans play! laugh

I wouldn't describe myself as a massive fan of any sport, but the English Premier League is very interesting this season smile


Blasphemy!!! Football here is almost a religion!!! laugh

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To quote the late, great Bill Shankly (Though apparently he never said it, but history loves inaccurate quotes! :D) "Football isn't a matter of life and death. It's more important than that."

He was talking about REAL football, of course! The kind played with, ya know, feet! laugh


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Originally Posted by Elliot_Kane
To quote the late, great Bill Shankly (Though apparently he never said it, but history loves inaccurate quotes! :D) "Football isn't a matter of life and death. It's more important than that."

He was talking about REAL football, of course! The kind played with, ya know, feet! laugh


LOL

Guess it is all in the eyes of the beholder. To us real football is played with a oblong ball and the only kicking is done on punts kickoffs and field goals. headbanging

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It surely is! All kidding aside, both sports require a lot of skill & athleticism, which are surely admirable.

Still think Gridiron is only worth watching for the cheerleaders, though! laugh


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Originally Posted by Elliot_Kane
It surely is! All kidding aside, both sports require a lot of skill & athleticism, which are surely admirable.

Still think Gridiron is only worth watching for the cheerleaders, though! laugh

Well this is the best time of the year over here. Superbowl time.

Cheerleaders are a definite plus

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Originally Posted by born2beagator
Cheerleaders are a definite plus

They're better than our "mascots" which seem to typically consist of a fat man dressed up in a silly costume usually of some type of farm animal.


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Originally Posted by Vometia
Originally Posted by born2beagator
Cheerleaders are a definite plus

They're better than our "mascots" which seem to typically consist of a fat man dressed up in a silly costume usually of some type of farm animal.


Oh, this thread is now useless without pics. LOL

We got some good mascots here too.

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My personal favorites cool

[Linked Image]

Albert and Alberta, the mascots of THE University Of Florida.

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born2beagator #436736 25/01/11 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by born2beagator
My personal favorites cool

Albert and Alberta, the mascots of THE University Of Florida.

I think they're quite civilised compared to this:


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Not only does it look pants, it's a bloody magpie of all things. As I hinted at earlier, I'm not really a big follower of sports so I'm not really sure where to look for the very worst mascots, but I have seen some truly awful ones on the sports section of our regional news programmes.


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a magpie???

What kind of team uses a little songbird as their mascot???

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Originally Posted by born2beagator
a magpie???

What kind of team uses a little songbird as their mascot???

Magpies aren't little songbirds, they're revolting creatures! In essence they've flying chavs (not sure what's the US equivalent of a chav: I remember hearing the term [edit: removed--me] somewhere, so maybe that; basically a delinquent, anyway) and are so generally unpleasant that they're officially classed as vermin.

I imagine Newcastle Utd. chose them as a mascot because they share the same black & white colour scheme, at least I hope that's the reason and not some sort of statement of intent!

But believe me when I say that there's plenty worse than Newcastle's magpies. laugh

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Had to look up chav. Wow, that sounds really annoying

generally most of our mascots over here are pretty cool

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Ours need dumping. Preferably in favour of cheerleaders! laugh


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You DON'T have cheerleaders?!?!!?!??!?!?!?? jawdrop

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Originally Posted by born2beagator
You DON'T have cheerleaders?!?!!?!??!?!?!?? jawdrop

No. If we're lucky (for specific values of "lucky") we have a fat man dressed as a magpie or a farm animal, hence my moaning. Not that I actually attend sporting events, so a certain amount (probably all!) of my moaning may be discounted! But, no, we don't have cheerleaders. About the closest we get to that sort of thing are the complementary chavs stealing the wheels off your car while you're ordering a gristleburger and coke-substitute.


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