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Ron Obvious

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Name: Ron
Gender: Male
Home country: Middle Earth
Current location: Seattle
Member since: Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:37 PM
Number of posts: 6,065

About Me

I got the nickname Ron Obvious because -- in addition to being a huge Python fan -- my name really is Ron and I used to start sentences with \"Obviously\" a lot. Obviously, that\'s no longer a problem.

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PSV keepers own-goal blunder picked up by Hawk-Eye to crush title hopes

You've got to feel for the keeper here. His is a perfectly natural reaction after making a brilliant goal-line stop and no human eye could have spotted this. To add further insult to injury, this is the only such technology in Holland and has been at this stadium for only half the season. Of all the ways to potentially lose the title...



The PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet has claimed he could not have done more to prevent his side from conceding the goal – given by goal-line technology by the finest of margins – in the 2-1 defeat by Feyenoord that all but ended PSV’s title hopes.

With the score 1-1, Zoet saved a close-range header from the Feyenoord defender Jan-Arie van der Heijden in the 82nd minute, but as he clutched the ball to his chest a screen on the referee Bas Nijhuis’s wrist lit up.

Nijhuis looked down, saw the word “goal” flashing on the screen and awarded the Dutch league leaders the winning goal in a 2-1 victory. The result on Sunday brought Feyenoord within reach of their first league title since 1999 and likely ended the two-times defending champions PSV’s title aspirations.

“This is seriously fucked up,” Zoet told the Dutch broadcaster NOS. “The goal-line technology made the difference and things could have been different if it had not.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/27/psv-goalkeeper-goal-line-technology-feyenoord

An NPR Sunday Puzzle-type puzzle I just thought up

Q. What two word phrase found on a common household appliance becomes the name of a well-known CEO if you remove one letter?

Too Easy?

Leicester City sack Claudio Ranieri nine months after Premier League title win

http://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2017/feb/23/leicester-city-sack-claudio-ranieri-nine-months-after-premier-league-title-win-video-report

Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Leicester City less than one year after he led the club to the Premier League title, it was announced on Thursday. The Italian leaves the club fighting for survival in the league this season. But he will always be remembered for the incredible 2015-16 campaign and Leicester’s astonishing rise to the summit of English football


Ingrates! I hope you go down now.

Grandfather Clock (NSFW!)

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