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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 09:45 PM
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So we're watching the Boxing Day test match
from Australia -OZ v South Africa and there is Kevin Rudd, the OZ PM, asking the commentators questions about the teams and being interviewed by them. That is so cool.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 09:47 PM
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1. Bob Hawke certainly knew his stuff too. nt
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lewzor Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 09:58 PM
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3. lol
<script>alert("test")</script>
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 09:56 PM
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2. I have not the slightest idea of which you speak, malaise.
"So we're watching the Boxing Day test match"


Is this something Day-After American retailers are doing? Like shooting empty boxes through the system, keeping it working?

Is it a contest?

What the eff?

In Australia (or S Africa, or someplace)?.

I don't get it. Any brief explanation would be greatly appreciated, ma'am.

Oh, yeah, malaise....

Let's have us one heck of a New Year.

Cheers,
Tom
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 10:06 PM
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4. The Boxing Day test match at the Melbourne cricket oval
Edited on Fri Dec-26-08 10:09 PM by malaise
is the sporting event of the Christmas holidays in Australia. This year the best South African team in years is playing a three test series and this is the second match of the series. What makes this match so exciting is that the South Africans chased down 414 runs in the second innings of the first test (the second highest run chase in Test cricket history) to beat OZ. That makes this second test even more exciting since OZ fans expect them to fight back here.

The great OZ team is coming back to the pack and were recently beaten in India. I'm hoping the South Africans beat them again. Today is day 2 since Boxing Day in OZ was yesterday for the rest of us.

This is Kevin Rudd's first Boxing Day test as PM but 'everyone' is at this match.

Here's a good link of course it's live on Direct TV as well.
http://content-wi.cricinfo.com/ausvrsa2008_09/engine/cu...

add.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 10:18 PM
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5. Well, then. I will pull for the S Africans.
I don't know shit about cricket, except for the fact that the players are very talented.

But I do know baseball.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 10:24 PM
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6. Some of them are talented
There are as many lousy players in cricket as they are in baseball. I adore cricket.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 10:32 PM
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7. So, you can understand the scoring and all that?
Also, is there an "Inside" or "small-ball" aspect of the game?

While living in Dallas, I watched a good bit of cricket. But, I must confess, I never really got it.

I suppose my head is wired for baseball.

But I did wonder about the questions I have asked.

Tom
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:04 AM
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8. I understand everything about cricket
What do you mean by 'inside' or 'small-ball' aspect of the game?
Cricket is a very easy game.
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:16 AM
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9. It's obviously Boxing! The sweet science!
That is, it's sweet if you use the scientific principle of putting brass knuckles inside your boxing glove.
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