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0623: Rucking Hell in Tackling Problems 1st Feb, 2021
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0623: Rucking Hell
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Microraptor
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Microraptor
This "rugby" sport looks suspiciously like judo to me...
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
-Both full-contact
-Both famously injurious
-Both originated in countries that love tea

I rest my case
LinkyBoy
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I note Ken is the only one to wear a proper rugby apparel. Nerd's always at his nerdiest, even for the less nerdy of all activities!
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yeah, I imagined him going through his clothes trying to find something suitable for rugby based on a quick google search! Also he just seems like someone who owns long socks
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Counterpoint: Are you familiar with the term, "Sports Nerd?"
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Oi, Seth is worthless at this. I get that he's a clumsy, gawky twig, but getting brought down like that by an even shorter, and skinnier twig is an embarrassingly poor performance.

This may also be showing one of the key problems of doing violent sports co-ed: Good boys grew up with their mothers telling them to never hit girls. It makes games suck when you're up against someone who hesitates too much to be good competition, or who won't fight back.

"It's only fun until someone loses an eye. Then it's a sport." You're not really playing a true sport if you're not planning on getting some scars and long term injuries from it. This goes back at least to the original Olympics, which were a number of events demonstrating features of combat prowess. I'm not sold on it being an unconditionally good thing, but without losing teeth, breaking bones, or at least shedding some blood, it's just a game.
Mel Cormac
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Karen is immediately regretting her decision to put Seth on her team.

I'd imagine Seth actually did try his best against Anna (considering he knows her well enough to know she'd be insulted if he held back), his best is just, uh...


There are certainly some sports seemingly designed around people not getting hurt. Netball comes to mind, the only time I ever got hurt in netball was when I tripped over my own feet or I failed to catch a ball so badly it hit me in the face.
Echo (Guest)
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"the only time I ever got hurt in netball was when I tripped over my own feet or I failed to catch a ball so badly it hit me in the face."

I have never in my life played netball, not do I know what it is, but I feel like this is the best description of my physical capability that I have yet to read.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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That's your current physical skills development level. Most people are capable of more than they achieve. I don't blame you if you've got too many better things to do to spend lots of hours playing catch and fetch though.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
As a teenager I was a real life YA protagonist
anonymous coward (Guest)
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To be fair to Karen, she didn't have much to pick from. The choice was between two docile English Lit majors and a clumsy stock monkey with delusions of adequacy. Going for the one she might be able to send a pass to over someone else's head is better than enduring five hours of choice paralysis between bad, badder and badderest.

Good Futurama quote though.

Following the logic of my statement, this, "Netball," you mention maybe, just barely, became a sport if it managed to make someone bleed by playing it. We'd be on firmer ground for calling it a sport if it made you lose teeth or limbs though. Are you disagreeing with the need for gratuitous risk leading to death and injury to call something a sport? I've got the quote, "War is the sport of kings," on my side here. :)