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#16954 of 17151 Re: Superbowl [grahampeters]
Feb 04, 2013 (7:52 am)
I am fascinated by the very limited period of play for the available time!
Geez Graham, maybe my wife was correct! She constantly complains about how slow the game of football is, because of all the timeouts, etc. BTW, I just had to explain to her about 10 yard advances, first downs, etc.—and she's been watching football games on-and-off for much of her life!
#16955 of 17151 Re: Superbowl [grahampeters]
Feb 04, 2013 (9:14 am)
Can someone give me a simple explanation
It's a modern Roman Colliseum with cheerleaders.
The 7 second plays are perfect for a short attention span, the rest is analysis, and frequent breaks are great for sponsors. That's why soccer will never go mainstream here.
Hyundai is the big winner per Edmunds' hit counter.
#16956 of 17151 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [bpizzuti]
Feb 04, 2013 (9:50 am)
With plant sites in Albany, East Fishkill & Yorktown, it's commonly known as the Taconic 500. Rumor has it there is a secret society that awards prizes for the shortest elapsed time end to end.
I did have some coffee-drinking cell-phone juggling idiot try to drift into my passenger's door today, and he got a tap of the horn. Most days the drive is uneventful.
#16957 of 17151 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [fibber2]
Feb 04, 2013 (10:24 am)
Ahh, the IBM Rally Classic, sponsored in part by the fact that they sent all the other jobs offsore, and everyone left is in a panic.
I'll stick with 684. Yeah, there's trucks, but there's 3 lanes of room to dodge them.
Feb 04, 2013 (11:29 am)
Hurling makes Lacrosse look very tame! So far as I can tell, the general idea is to maim you opponents.
#16959 of 17151 Re: Superbowl [grahampeters]
Feb 04, 2013 (11:54 am)
The other thing that slows the game considerably is the TV timeouts for commercials. The National Football League and the TV networks want those advertising dollars! High school and college level games that aren't on TV move faster for the viewer.
Then again for the superbowl the advertising can be the best part.
Flipping a switch or circuit breaker can slow the game too!
#16960 of 17151 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [bpizzuti]
Feb 04, 2013 (5:03 pm)
Before kids my wife worked for Pepsico corporate HQ in Somers, so did that commute. She described 684 in the morning as 80+MPH bumper-to-bumper, with little room to get yourself out of a potential multi-car pile up. That didn't sound like too much fun either.
#16961 of 17151 Re: Superbowl [grahampeters]
Feb 05, 2013 (2:13 pm)
Graham I had a good laugh to my self at this description of hurling. As someone who played the game in my youth this is a dead on description, it sure is not a game for wusses.
Now they wear head gear at least, but in my youth it was played without any protection whatsoever.
#16962 of 17151 Re: Superbowl [hondafriek]
Feb 06, 2013 (2:05 am)
My colleague who is very enthusiastic at the Hurling has appeared today, with nose unbroken (they now wear helmets with faceguards), but big toe broken. Perversely, it is not stick damage but someone trod on his foot!
There is quite an active league here in Melbourne with about seven teams competing regularly. The Irish economy is so dire that many young professionals have left the country (purportedly more than during the potato famine!) and we have hired quite a few; well educated and fit in easily to Australian life. My interview technique now includes the standard question (relevant because social skills are very important in our work) of "Do you like a beer?". Invariably, the response is "Well, I'm Irish!" So far, 12 from 12 interviews.
#16963 of 17151 Re: Superbowl [grahampeters]
Feb 06, 2013 (2:12 pm)
Graham, I have always claimed that to play hurling or Gaelic football you had to be a little nuts. On a danger scale from one to ten I would rate hurling about a nine, and Gaelic football about a seven.
Yeah The Irish economy is sad, The western Canadian provinces, mainly Alberta,regularly have job fairs in Ireland to attract the brightest and best.