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Heyho

Womens Rugby 7's

Just watched a couple of these matches including New Zealand giving GB a good tonking. One or two decent lookers as well but all credibility goes down the drain when I noticed one of the New Zealand ladies wearing false eyelashes.
Plastic Man

While I am no major fan of watching women's football, rugby, cricket etc., I do advocate everybody participating in sport where possible.

I didn't see the game against NZ tonight, but did see three or four of the British team's games over the weekend.

OK - so the standard of play was probably below half-decent schoolboy standard. I don't know how much it will evolve beyond that.

However, I would question the wisdom of only accepting women participatng in sport if they are attractive, or assesssing their ability to play based on their make-up choices.
Heyho

Plastic Man wrote:
While I am no major fan of watching women's football, rugby, cricket etc., I do advocate everybody participating in sport where possible.

I didn't see the game against NZ tonight, but did see three or four of the British team's games over the weekend.

OK - so the standard of play was probably below half-decent schoolboy standard. I don't know how much it will evolve beyond that.

However, I would question the wisdom of only accepting women participatng in sport if they are attractive, or assesssing their ability to play based on their make-up choices.


I was glued to the box on Saturday night watching the womens light weight weightlifting plastic man. No tits knocking around there and only one competitor with make up. What they can lift is awesome. 45kg women lifting 85-92kg!!! That is awesome. Looking forward to watching the heavy weight men and their 240kg weights

And what a catch. Imagine marrying one of them. No more having to carry the Morrisons bags from your car or having to help move furniture around.

Seriously though I have tried to watch some of the less glamorous sports this time around that are being covered on the BBC red button. My verdict - doesn't matter if they win or lose they are all winners to me and I have the utmost respect for anyone who is competing regardless of whether they are fit or not.
fartcatcher

I watched both the cycling road races. That descent was seriously scary. I thought that poor girl who came off in the lead had copped it. Had to go and make a cup of tea.

Boardman was apoplectic with rage. I rather like him. Speaks his mind etc etc.

Otley's finest did well to come fifth, but I share the view that she shouldn't have been there at all.
Dock

I saw some of the women's rugby 7's and I thought it was fucking rubbish. First off why the fuck is rugby even in the Olympics? Secondly I'm finding it very difficult to take any of the Rio Games seriously after how the IOC pissed their knickers and let Russia compete. It darkens the whole event if you ask me....I know you won't. IOC, FIFA, all bellends. I can't flower it up any more than that.
Grind

I'm with you so far - usually I'm quite happy to veg in front of the Olympics, but it's really not grabbed me as yet.

I don't really see why most team sports need to be represented at the Olympics - especially those with more than ample coverage already.

Specifically, is another football competition really needed?
Plastic Man

fartcatcher wrote:
Otley's finest did well to come fifth, but I share the view that she shouldn't have been there at all.


In hindsight, it's probably best you didn't relocate hereabouts.

If you voiced such an opinion locally, finding yourself strung by rope from a lampost would most likely make any future social intergration difficult.
Heyho

it's the supposed 'expert' commentators that are doing my head in. You know the ones - go away and read a book on the subject and suddenly they are ran expert after presenting Countryfile for years.

Quote one = 'ooooh the British womens Rugby 7's team are brilliant, they must have a great chance of the gold'. Didn't even get a medal

Quote two = 'he must be favourite to win a gold' talking about that canooist. He finished last

Shut up.

There was a friend of the canooist on today and they asked him what he thought for the other event he is in. He simply be rushed it off and said 'he could do anything, you have seen what it is like'. Now that is an answer.
Dalek

Heyho wrote:
it's the supposed 'expert' commentators that are doing my head in. You know the ones - go away and read a book on the subject and suddenly they are ran expert after presenting Countryfile for years.

Quote one = 'ooooh the British womens Rugby 7's team are brilliant, they must have a great chance of the gold'. Didn't even get a medal

Quote two = 'he must be favourite to win a gold' talking about that canooist. He finished last

Shut up.

There was a friend of the canooist on today and they asked him what he thought for the other event he is in. He simply be rushed it off and said 'he could do anything, you have seen what it is like'. Now that is an answer.



Firstly, I have to say that I do not watch a lot of telly. I choose to watch certain programmes and will turn it off or ignore it if the programme does not interest me.
Wasn't Matt Baker involved in gymnastics at a fairly high level when he was a junior? And I think that is the primary reason for being part of the commentary team in Rio.  

Also, following criticism over the over-attendance at major sporting events by "commentators" from the BBC, at least they seen to be trying to multitask and not have experts for every discipline.

It is a first step - and there is some way to go before they develop the multiplexity of historical sports commentators (Harry Carpenter, David Coleman, Ron Pickering et al) - but one that for me is a move in the right direction.  

Remember that some of the audience are watching some of the sports for the first time - and are used to daytime telly standard of being spoon fed information three or four times!

Sometimes, the "prompts" coming through the earpiece from the director are clearly not helpful.

I seem to not pay attention to the commentary anyway - but pick up on the occasional bit of useful information when they are talking about things I didn't know. For example, I watched some of the fencing the other evening, and the commentator then explained the format of the matches and how points were scored with all the nuances therein, and for that reason, I watched it to the end as my understanding was enhanced. To a fencing aficionado, he may have been stating the obvious, but to a newbie it was valuable info.

I welcome something new and interesting to watch - even if it is only every 4 years. For some reason I like watching the pole vault, but do not like the long jump or high jump. Similarly, the hammer grabs my interest. I have never thrown the hammer (in the athletic sense) - and probably never will do, but it is entertaining to me. Not discus, not shot put, javelin sometimes.  

If you took a straw poll of Olympic events that people watch, apart from the mainstream events, I think you would find diverse responses and TV has to cater for these esoteric interests - and the Beeb on the whole do it rather well.

Sure, there will be the occasions where the commentators spout drivel, or say something wrong that is funny - enjoy these and send them in to Private Eye CommentatorBalls column for everybody to enjoy - or wait to see if they appear in the columnn anyway!

Have fun! - take it for what it is.

It is not compulsory viewing, but sometimes it is compulsive viewing.
Dalek

Grind wrote:


I don't really see why most team sports need to be represented at the Olympics - especially those with more than ample coverage already.




Are you referring to beach volleyball here??!! hahaha

My son likes to watch the beach volleyball for some reason - I don't know where he gets it from!    
Heyho

They have a 5 minute slot on Radio 5 on a morning where an 'expert', mainly a coach or an fellow competitor gives their two penneth worth. That is good to listen to.

None of this 'oh yes they will have a gold nailed on there' but more of a diplomatic response. It was the lady who is in dispute with british cycling that was on today. She is in court with them at the moment over sexist comments that she feels discriminated her. Of course she was asked about and she answered very well by saying 'not really something to comment about here'. You could tell she had no animosity against her fellow cyclists either but was full of praise. She had spoken to one of the male cyclist earlier and my interpretation of her answer was 'he's fucking bricking it' LOL

And by the way I wasn't referring to that Countryfile presenter either. But hey ho eye candy gets you everywhere
Grind

Mildly amusing - I couldn't help but notice that one of the Brazil U23 players is called Zeca.

I wonder if he bites yer legs...
fartcatcher

They need to get rid of John Inverdale. There can't be many people who have so little knowledge of so may sports.

I can deal with all the sports apart from the golf.
fartcatcher

and that dressage stuff when they get horses tap dancing.
Dock

fartcatcher wrote:
They need to get rid of John Inverdale. There can't be many people who have so little knowledge of so may sports.

I can deal with all the sports apart from the golf.


I agree about John Inverdale. I've never seen his appeal.

As for the Dressage. I totally agree. It's pretty but it's not sport.
Late Doors

Just cant get into it at all, like most Brazillians it seems, going by the attendences
Dock

Late Doors wrote:
Just cant get into it at all, like most Brazillians it seems, going by the attendences


I don't think you are alone in that apathy LD. Since the FIFA thing, Lance Armstrong, the Cricket betting scandal, Tennis betting/doping, and the myriad of faults with the whole Brazil 2016 thing I think that people are slowly shutting off from the excitement that the big sporting events used to nurture. I think the way people now question sporting governing bodies can go back even to the Beijing Olympics when the host nations governments turfed their own citizens out of their own homes in order to flatten the area to build stadia. It fucking stinks and I think people in general have had enough. You don't hear people talking in general about big sporting events like they used to at work etc.

All those slippery bastards who are supposed to police sport have only been interested in ramming their collective noses into the trough of commercial interests and I think it's coming back to bite them.

All I've enjoyed so far was the road cycling and the gymnastics. As for kayaking and tap dancing horses, give me a fucking break!

And one other thing (I'm on a roll me!) The Americans have a lad representing his nation who in the past has been done for doping TWICE! Once and you can exercise a bit of benefit of doubt n' that but fucking twice. Why isn't that a life ban????? It baffles me. It really does.
Dock

Had the Women’s cycling on live from the Velodrome ( I love that word me) at about 10.30pm last night. Germany’s Kristina Vogel pipped GB’s Becky James in the Women’s Sprint. The BBC Bellend/Sportsmonkey commentating said with an excitement emphasis “Ooooooh that was really close”. No it wasn’t you cretin. I know about photo finishes me lad and that wasn’t anywhere near the ‘Ooooooh that was really close’. Ok my experience is more in the beaten by a ‘neck’ or a ‘short head’ rather than a ‘wheel’ but fucking hell. It was a clear cut win. Here are the following reasons why you may think it was really close:

A. You are in the room next to the one showing the footage and can’t see the screen and you only have the commentary to go by.
B. You are in the same room and you’re name is Stevie Wonder.
C. You may have glaucoma or partial blindness.
D. You're a Bellend.

And as for John Inverdale totally bollixing up actual facts re dual-winners of Wimbledon and The Olympics. Case closed! The BBC are sloppy, be it in news or sport. Sky and the satellite channels will end up with all sport eventually. The BBC has become Partridgesque. It’s just twee condescending shite. I can’t flower it up any more than that.
fartcatcher

I'm not sure how many medals Leeds won. Probably more than Birdingbury or Broseley.

Well done anyway chaps.

We could have won a few more medals if it hadn't been for cheating bastard judges.
Grind

Have they started yet?
Grind

Basketball. Golf. Why?
sheeps

Grind wrote:
Basketball. Golf. Why?


Golf because all the dicks at the top will play it and will want to rub shoulders with the 'elite' of the non sport.
Late Doors

John Inverdale must have something on the BBC Top brass or he is suppying some kind of needs to them. An imbecile of monumental proportion.

still, a fantastic show from team GB but must admit i never really got into it this time and probably for the reasons Dock said.
Grind

I see the entire Russian team has just been banned from the upcoming Paralympic competition.

I assume some of their "sibling" squad were/are clean, but it's too bad the same approach wasn't used for the Olympics that just ended.
sheeps

Late Doors wrote:
John Inverdale must have something on the BBC Top brass or he is suppying some kind of needs to them. An imbecile of monumental proportion.

still, a fantastic show from team GB but must admit i never really got into it this time and probably for the reasons Dock said.



Same.

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