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Monday, 28 June 2021

Le Tour De Frog

 


Road rash au gratin…

Everybody’s hacked right off at the ditz that caused the pile up and I get that. But hell’s bells… these guys are riding on the rear tire of the guy in front of them. You get 150 guys doing that… and this could happen again with a patch of sand or grit, or a mechanical failure, or a split second loss of concentration. Sure, they should throw the book at the perp…she was probably drunk… but if this were a serious event theyd send those guys off in flights and space them out.

6 comments:

  1. I don’t see it that way at all. Touching tires does happen. Not a lot but often enough. But that’s part of the sport. Having a woman holding a six foot sign, and more importantly, having her arms encroaching into the space of the riders is not a part of the race.

    Football is a rough sport and people get hurt but no one has come up with the idea of allowing a bull bison onto the field to mix things up a bit.

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    1. It's an interesting can of worms. We would need to define the purpose of the sport. To me, it's about finding the fastest man on two wheels. Is that possible when a random drunken fan, or a stone, or a deraillieur failure can take out all the leaders in the pack?

      We had a similar thing about defining what is and what isn't part of the sport with hockey years ago. The brawls and fights were getting so nasty, top scorers were being sent to the hospital and teams had to hire players for their fighting ability - to protect their top scorers. Fans said this kind of crap had no place in hockey. Others said that it did.

      Nowadays politics is supposedly part of sport. At the olympics, some she-boon on Team USA turned he back on the flag and her team mates to show her disgust for her country. People will say players have the right to bring their politics to the game.

      What is or isn't "part of the game" anymore? I am asking because I don't know. I no longer watch sportzball or mainstream TV.

      If I had half a brain, I would resuscitate gladitorial blood sport in some corrupt third world country. Rollerball, perhaps? With no penalties, no substitutions? The sport would make billions.

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    2. Rollerball! I'm with you, Glen.

      My thought is that this competition is not about finding the fastest man on two wheels; it's all about finding the fastest man on two wheels that day. Who qualified, who showed up, and who failed to get caught up in the dog pile caused by some SJW who truly believes that she is more important than the competitors.

      I'd like to see her try that at a formula one race, or better yet, at NASCAR. ::SPLAT!:: yellow flag until the mess gets cleaned up.

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  2. Part of the 'fun' of watching hockey was watching a bunch of guys, balanced on two knife blades, chase a hardened cow patty across the ice, whacking each other with crocked tree branches. I stopped watching sometime around the time Gordie Howe retired.

    And politics doesn't belong at a sporting event. Play the game and play it to the best of your ability. Got an opinion? Express it on your own time. And keep your nose clean; people associate you with the team you play for.

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    1. Judy, I am with you. I can't even go to the bank without some corporate political bombardment. I go their to attend money matters, not to be lectured about vibrants and queers. We have gone from 'Please do not beat up the queers' to 'everyone must bow down to them and celebrate them'.

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  3. Who won the first Tour de France???

    5th Panzer division

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