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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
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Ahhh Girl said

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Oh - another 1066 fact - '1066 And All That' is one of my favourite books.

I just looked the book up on WorldCat, and a ton of libraries have it (the original or one of the reprints). Must be pretty darn good.

This very well might be it - chapters 1 - 15. If not then, well it's not.a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

 

Its 2:34am, i'm very tired, yet England are about to start batting in the final innings of the Ashes needing 448 runs to avoid a 5 - 0 and the thought of watching them being thrashed again is so appealing. I'd last 4 minutes. ahdn_paul_01

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meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said
Oh - another 1066 fact - '1066 And All That' is one of my favourite books.

I just looked the book up on WorldCat, and a ton of libraries have it (the original or one of the reprints). Must be pretty darn good.

This very well might be it - chapters 1 - 15. If not then, well it's not.a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

 

Its 2:34am, i'm very tired, yet England are about to start batting in the final innings of the Ashes needing 448 runs to avoid a 5 - 0 and the thought of watching them being thrashed again is so appealing. I'd last 4 minutes. ahdn_paul_01

Only 448?  They'll get that before tea won't they?

 

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trcanberra said

meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said
Oh - another 1066 fact - '1066 And All That' is one of my favourite books.

I just looked the book up on WorldCat, and a ton of libraries have it (the original or one of the reprints). Must be pretty darn good.

This very well might be it - chapters 1 - 15. If not then, well it's not.a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

 

Its 2:34am, i'm very tired, yet England are about to start batting in the final innings of the Ashes needing 448 runs to avoid a 5 - 0 and the thought of watching them being thrashed again is so appealing. I'd last 4 minutes. ahdn_paul_01

Only 448?  They'll get that before tea won't they?

 

They very well could be all out by tea. 1 wicket gone already after scoring 7 (seven) runs. Scotland are dreadful at cricket but even we could put up a better show than England are at the moment - just.

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trcanberra said

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I've been meaning to ask someone about this, but how does cricket work? Wickets, batsmen, bowlers, runs. It's like a cross between croquet, baseball, and bowling it sounds like. But, really, can someone explain it? 

Umm - how long do you have?  :)

It's like someone in the US trying to explain the tactical intricacies of American Football to the rest of the world.  Just the blocking patterns on different plays are mind-boggling.

 OK - here goes:

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

Well, it's the clearest explanation I've heard, so I'll take it.a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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trcanberra said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I've been meaning to ask someone about this, but how does cricket work? Wickets, batsmen, bowlers, runs. It's like a cross between croquet, baseball, and bowling it sounds like. But, really, can someone explain it? 

Umm - how long do you have?  :)

It's like someone in the US trying to explain the tactical intricacies of American Football to the rest of the world.  Just the blocking patterns on different plays are mind-boggling.

 OK - here goes:

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

It's confusing enough for Americans sometimes, too.

My team got eliminated tonight. ahdn_paul_01The long march towards the Super Bowl win that'll never come continues...

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Rodgers to Cobb! (Or was it Nelson, I forget?) One of the two. I was pretty much fixated on Kansas City/San Diego. Curse Ryan Succop.

Edit: Ooo, I'm on the Ed Sullivan Show, that's fun.

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