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Never ever give up

Gary Still

One of the most extraordinary finishes I've ever seen.

French athlete Flora Guie (pronounced Gay) is running 4th after the baton change for the final leg. The French commentators are saying throughout the last lap that it is now impossible for France to win but the excitement reaches fever-pitch in the last 100 metres, when Guie does the impossible

Its not only that the she never gave up, but that she retained her composure, her rhythm and her focus, despite the odds. Cruel justice for the leader, who stopped to a walk after trying to "fry" her immediate opponents.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mlU9FfSx0A


Deafening Silence Time

nigeltufnel

Let’s ignore it, folks.

Pathetic Aussies

Khaptingly

What a woeful position Aussie finds themselves in, in so many sports. Cricket is just one sport, but Gladys and I sent out this message many years ago when everyone else could not see it or predict it, like we did. They will make excuses like, for example, 3 batsmen are rubbed out. Well they forget Aussie was no good with them in the team, and one of the reasons they did what they did. Then what about all the dreamers who said Aussie could have 2 Test cricket teams. That does not seem that long ago. Nowadays Aussie are an embarrassment with 1. They say Aussie bowlers are good, trouble is they have trouble bowling a team out.

What about Rugby Union, Soccer (beaten by Jotdan in the latest game), Tennis, we could go on and on, and what about Aussie racing. Those Aussie horses racing in Aussie, who are the best 5, where are they, no one seems to know.

What is Aussie actually good at? Thank goodness for the Big Bash, Sheffield Shield, AFL and NRL comps, at least an Aussie teams wins them.
Attention Gladys And Khappy

Can you please identify the common link between the following horses;

Man o'War
Sea Biscuit
Seattle Slew
Affirmed
American Pharoah
Sea the Stars
Frankel
Zenyatta
Kingston Town
Manikato
Northerly
Sunline
Tulloch
Winx

I will be most interested to read what you think the link may be.

Regards

From the depths of Hell

Gary Still

This is a 4 x 400m relay race and Phil Healy from the red UCC team is running 5th (about 150 metres behind) with one lap to go and is not in the picture for most of the race.

The commentators are excited uncontrollably in the home straight as they witness one of the most unbelievable finishes ever.

Copy and paste this link to view the footage..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRa7mQg73Eg

Are these guys nuts?!

Gary Still

Figure 8 endurance racing..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZKqhvch3mU&feature=youtu.be

A passionate coach

Gary Still

The camera is on the coach, not the competitor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbZcivumHC0

Float like a butterfly

imaj eel

I'm old enough to have seen Cardigan Bay win an Auckland cup from 72 behind, I saw Vain brain em in a golden slipper, I took a day off work when we won the Americas cup. Through the wonders of TV I have seen great sporting events, and sports people all over the world, but I {personally} have never seen a better sporting performance than the demolition of Floyd Patterson by the great one Muhammed Ali {Cassius Clay}.

The life of this man was one to remember for all peoples, for a long time, if not for all time.

A most complete athlete, a witty and erudite person, a man who overcame the odds and obstacles that life threw at him, beginning with his birth colour and never getting much easier, he managed to romp through life with a sense of humour, humanity and regard for others, except maybe for Sonny Liston.

His leaving us has filled me with a sense of loss, and the feeling that I don't have enough years left to again see an athlete or sports person with his talent and complete mastery of his chosen field.

Sadly, I must say VALE Muhammad, Farewell Cassius, it was a pleasure to have experienced you.

UFC - should be banned

Khaptingly

Yesterday showed yet again the rise of a moronic, bogan society when over 56,000 beings attended the UFC in Melbourne.

There has been enormous coverage of domestic violence and violence against women this year. There is no excuse for either and it would be great if those that need to, improved their ways accordingly.

A lot of the good work has been undone by yesterdays events. Is it now ok for society to subject others to such violence? Many will see it that way and emulate it. Violence is what it is and it should not be permissable because it happened in a sports arena.

The sport should be banned in my opinion but you can imagine the mighty dollar will win out.

Beating the Unbeatables

Gary Still

A video of an amazing win by the Aussie swimming relay team in the 2000 Olympics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaP_XlgUrdc

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