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    I can't wait....should be good, it's always a great spectacle to say the least!!
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    That is amazing:eek:
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4682466.stm
    oh crap! that's a bummer...
    i loved watching hingis in the 90s! so long ago...
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    (Original post by bikerx23)
    haha - that would be entertaining...

    I can quite feasibly see scotland beating the french today too...fingers crossed eh
    lol, slightly more likely then Italy... I think our best bet's Ireland though. Wales are allowed to beat them now as well as we thrashed them.
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    come on the scots what a first half
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    So pumped for the game now! I just hope everything works out, or tomorrow will be painful.

    Last night we encountered some guy from London that flew to Pittsburgh simply because he was a Steelers fan and wanted to experience the Super Bowl insanity here.
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    Are Scotland that good or are France that bad...only time will tell I think. They do miss Jauzion badly though.
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    (Original post by bikerx23)
    I can quite feasibly see scotland beating the french today too...fingers crossed eh
    Well...

    what a game! and, yea - I think it was a combination of the two colly - france weren't good, but scotland definitely weren't bad...
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    The Steelers, of course!
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    Congrats SCOTLAND!!!

    What an amazing game. So much for the England-Wales game being the one to watch...this was 10 times as good

    Scotland played better than ive ever seen them play and, although there were a fair few mistakes, ,the did seem a powerful side. Francee were missing something. They had no flair and made a LOT of mistake.

    However dont let that diminish Scotlands achievement. If you think that theyve only one 1 game in the last 2 six nations, ,and that was only against italy, this is a huge achievement. Well done
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    (Original post by F1 fanatic)
    But F1 isnt the same as it was then. And neither is motorcycling. They have grown further apart in the specialist skills they require. I certainly don't think its anywhere near as easy as once it was.

    Its a whole different ballgame now
    The chant of each successive generation.

    Senna's era so more complex than Alan Jones', whose ability had to be honed so much more than those of Niki Lauda's, whose skills so much more adept than Mike Hailwood's who had to understand so much more than Jackie Stewart whose sport differed so much from Jim Clark's in whose era Fangio would have been buried.

    Your hero Senna was winning in 1985 just 11 years after Hailwood and 21 years ago from now. His era was far closer to Mikes than it is to Alonso's. Would the specialist skills needed now have relagated him to the back of the grid. I think not.

    I find people who are quick in any machine tend to be quick in all machines. It isn't often an opportunity comes along to demonstrate this very often bearing in mind they need the top equipment to do the job. Rossi is the latrest example.

    But to support your case can you give examples of motorcycling champions who have not enjoyed success in car racing, given suitable equipment.
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    Anyone know when they start?

    There are two people connected with my school who are representing their respective countries.
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    I think they start on the 10th of Feb, at least the opening ceremonies are that evening i think...
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    Yep thats rite...

    The 2006 Winter Olympics start February 10 in Turin, Italy. There will be 17 days of winter sports... (from the link) http://goitaly.about.com/b/a/235525.htm
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    that was one of the best matches i have ever seen scotland where deffinatly playing well and france well just did not play to there best ability far better than the other matches this weekend tho
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    What time does the Superbowl kick off? Programming begins at 11.30 but I reckon it will be all the analyis trollocks for hours, any idea?
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    Just got back from murrayfield and WHAT A GAME. Im trying very hard not to gat too carried away with talk of Scotland being back to winning ways, but that was a good performance against admittedly quite a poor french performance

    Let's hope they can keep this good form throughout the championship, there could be some surprises by the end of the tournament.
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    Ice Hockey!!! Yay!!!
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    The programme starts at 11:15, and I think the kick off's 11:20.
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    (Original post by Clay)
    The chant of each successive generation.

    Senna's era so more complex than Alan Jones', whose ability had to be honed so much more than those of Niki Lauda's, whose skills so much more adept than Mike Hailwood's who had to understand so much more than Jackie Stewart whose sport differed so much from Jim Clark's in whose era Fangio would have been buried.

    Your hero Senna was winning in 1985 just 11 years after Hailwood and 21 years ago from now. His era was far closer to Mikes than it is to Alonso's. Would the specialist skills needed now have relagated him to the back of the grid. I think not.

    I find people who are quick in any machine tend to be quick in all machines. It isn't often an opportunity comes along to demonstrate this very often bearing in mind they need the top equipment to do the job. Rossi is the latrest example.

    But to support your case can you give examples of motorcycling champions who have not enjoyed success in car racing, given suitable equipment.
    senna's not my hero. I dont think I've ever claimed that. I admire the guy yes. But I also have equal admiration for the likes of Clark and Fangio. I don't draw a line between eras. Besides what you are saying is different. Im not saying that the cars have changed, and become harder. I have a great deal more respect for the likes of Fangio and Clark - they put their lives at risk every time they raced! What I am saying is that the difference between cycling and cars is getting bigger. They have both become more specialised. Its not a case of driver talent. Its just an issue of practice to build up to that level. If Rossi had a few years in lower formulae to build up muscles and heel toe and all the rest of it I have no doubt he could be good. But I dont see him jumping into a ferrari and suddenly lapping a second faster than anyone else. Thats just not realistic.

    And no I cant give you an example, mainly because I cant think of any motorbike rider of recent times who has made the jump, let alone succeeded.
 
 
 
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