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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:24 pm 
 

i see the canadian cricket team are off to a good start in the warmups to their cricket world cup campaign  :P

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:37 pm 
 

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Cricket in Canada is pretty far down on the sports page when it appears at all.  :P

This time of year most people are watching the end of the NHL hockey season waiting for what seems like three months of play-offs.   :wink:

As far as priority goes with cricket, it falls somewhere just below pro league lacrosse.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:35 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:8O
Cricket in Canada is pretty far down on the sports page when it appears at all.  :P

This time of year most people are watching the end of the NHL hockey season waiting for what seems like three months of play-offs.   :wink:

As far as priority goes with cricket, it falls somewhere just below pro league lacrosse.


prb a good job cos you lot are shite at it :)

but then your super duper ice hockey guys dont win the olympics either so you must be used to all the losing :)

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:46 pm 
 

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prb a good job cos you lot are shite at it :)

but then your super duper ice hockey guys dont win the olympics either so you must be used to all the losing :)

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:54 pm 
 

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Ouch. :D

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:30 pm 
 

The biggest problem when they put together an olympic team is taking "stars" that don't play together on a regular basis and expect them to perform as a team overnight.   :x

Canadian olympic hockey would be better served by sending our "regular" juniors team that spend much more time together and have some semblance of a regular team that can actually anticipate each others moves and plays.

Similar situation to how the USA olympic basketball teams are not always successful.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:46 pm 
 

This time of year most people are watching the end of the NHL hockey season waiting for what seems like three months of play-offs.


It is 3 months long! The hockey season spans like 10 months in total once you factor in preseason and the rest of it. The only months where there is nothing going on in hockeyland is July and August.. and even then, on all the sports shows or sports pages you'll get a minor league NHL trade get the headline over any kind of pennant race or major golf event. Having lived in Vancouver for many years, I can tell you the love for hockey up North is so overbearing it's sickening. Then Canadians have the gall.. the gall..  to say the MLB season is too long!! Amazing.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:06 am 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:The biggest problem when they put together an olympic team is taking "stars" that don't play together on a regular basis and expect them to perform as a team overnight.   :x

Canadian olympic hockey would be better served by sending our "regular" juniors team that spend much more time together and have some semblance of a regular team that can actually anticipate each others moves and plays.

Similar situation to how the USA olympic basketball teams are not always successful.


Maybe what would help is to shorten the seasons during Olympic years by:
--> Playing all other teams in the league home-and-away once each;
(shorten seasons by 24 games in the NBA and about the same in the NHL);
--> If sending a team during the season (NHL), have the All-Star game as the last league function for a month leading up to the Games.
--> If playing out-of-season (NBA), make sure the finals end two months or so before opening ceremonies.
The last two would allow teams to get together, adjust for travel and time zones, train for some period of time together, and then play.
--> Eliminate one round of playoffs;
--> At least allow several days off after the Olympics to readjust.

I'm not saying this would work necessarily; it's just some thoughts I've had over the last few years.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:06 am 
 

What are all these other sports you speak of?  I recognize some of them as to be little things that hinder my enjoyment of God's Gift to Mankind, American Football.

GO RAVENS!!!!  Jamal, don't let the door hit you an the @$$ on the way out....although it probably will as you stand there tapdancing at the line.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:33 am 
 

Azhag2000 wrote:What are all these other sports you speak of?  I recognize some of them as to be little things that hinder my enjoyment of God's Gift to Mankind, American Football.

GO RAVENS!!!!  Jamal, don't let the door hit you an the @$$ on the way out....although it probably will as you stand there tapdancing at the line.


hmmm yes that again. football that is played with the hands....



  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:56 am 
 

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Maybe what would help is to shorten the seasons during Olympic years by:
--> Playing all other teams in the league home-and-away once each;
(shorten seasons by 24 games in the NBA and about the same in the NHL);
--> If sending a team during the season (NHL), have the All-Star game as the last league function for a month leading up to the Games.
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The last two would allow teams to get together, adjust for travel and time zones, train for some period of time together, and then play.
--> Eliminate one round of playoffs;
--> At least allow several days off after the Olympics to readjust.

I'm not saying this would work necessarily; it's just some thoughts I've had over the last few years.


I still think that professional league players entering the olympics circumvents that spirit of amateur play. For olympic hockey send the countries best junior team. For basketball send the winning team of the NCAA or in Canada CIS/SIC.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:10 am 
 

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I still think that professional league players entering the olympics circumvents that spirit of amateur play. For olympic hockey send the countries best junior team. For basketball send the winning team of the NCAA or in Canada CIS/SIC.


totally agree with that. would seem the most sensible way of doing things, considering its meant to be "amateur" and not "professional".

things ppl do to try and win  :roll:

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:25 am 
 

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I still think that professional league players entering the olympics circumvents that spirit of amateur play. For olympic hockey send the countries best junior team. For basketball send the winning team of the NCAA or in Canada CIS/SIC.


Given how international the game has become, how would an amateur team choose replacements for its "foreign" players?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:43 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:hehe hey get a dig in while i can cos england are crap too :)

Cricket?  Does Google have a language translator that will make sense of the article?

"The North Americans had got off to a flyer on a lively pitch, smashing Langford-Smith for 11 off the first over with both openers notching early boundaries."

Funny story for Americans:

I heard something on public radio a few months ago about two BBC sports announcers who once cracked themselves up laughing while they were on the air.  What they were laughing about had to be explained to us American listeners.  Mangling it horribly, a cricketeer was batting, and he lost his balance.  The announcers said that he was having a problem "getting a leg over" the wicket.  "Getting a leg over" is/was slang for getting laid.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:54 am 
 

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Given how international the game has become, how would an amateur team choose replacements for its "foreign" players?


That is a problem. In my city we have a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team called the Wildcats with mainly Canadian players but we have two Americans (one from San Jose and another from Toledo). But in past seasons we have had players from Europe also.

As of last October the Wildcats has had 15 of their past players sign contracts with various NHL teams.  :D


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Azhag2000 wrote:What are all these other sports you speak of?  I recognize some of them as to be little things that hinder my enjoyment of God's Gift to Mankind, American Football.

GO RAVENS!!!!  Jamal, don't let the door hit you an the @$$ on the way out....although it probably will as you stand there tapdancing at the line.


hmmm yes that again. football that is played with the hands....


...yes, I have seen it shown on late night television sometimes - looks a bit strange, like rugby in fancy dress, and with lots of rest periods to stop and catch your breath.  But very colourful and noisy.  Still it would be dull, if every country played football - good that some places still have their own local games.  :wink:

By the way, speaking of rugby, good luck against France mate - hope your lot squish them.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:23 pm 
 

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...yes, I have seen it shown on late night television sometimes - looks a bit strange, like rugby in fancy dress, and with lots of rest periods to stop and catch your breath.  But very colourful and noisy.  Still it would be dull, if every country played football - good that some places still have their own local games.  :wink:

By the way, speaking of rugby, good luck against France mate - hope your lot squish them.


Not just to catch your breath....to re-wire your brain back into working order.  Getting unhorsed in jousting probably felt similar to line play in football.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:44 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:By the way, speaking of rugby, good luck against France mate - hope your lot squish them.


i aint gonna hold me breath - think we will end up on the back end of a trouncing myself, but you never can tell, maybe we will actually give a good account of outselves....

mind you, st helens v warrington starts in 15 mins - rugby league that is....a proper mans game, not like all these other imitations :D

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:57 pm 
 

Not a collecting question, but i've been trying to find the rules for Bookworms, and can't remember where they are.  Monstrous Manual doesn't give much.  Anyone know where the bookworm vs Spellbook rules are hidden?


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:33 pm 
 

Monster Manual II p21

By the way - I always thought that MMII was a great book.  Although I am patriotic enough to cheer for the Fiend Folio - MMII was better.


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