1. I accept that I am under the control of a higher power (Muppet).

England v New Zealand

Right, game delayed a half hour. Starts at 2pm.

I will try and keep you all up to date

Ah the commentry is great, haha bunch of jokers
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 16th, 2007 9:47am
0.01 Bond to Vaughan, just short of a length on off stump, vaughan backs away and cuts that ferociously over point for 4 ...
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 9:49am
fags
Permalink Send private email muppet 
March 16th, 2007 9:50am
I must be mad to tempt fate like that. I actually got my captain out last year, trying out the "commentator's curse" on him, in a club game ...

May the best team not choke.
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March 16th, 2007 9:50am
Don't even try to compete:

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/cricket/overbyover/story/0,,2035764,00.html
Permalink el 
March 16th, 2007 9:50am
i would like to send an over down at muppet.

Come to think of it, I'd like to watch him even try to catch the damn ball.

Mama! My fingees hurt!
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 9:51am
For muppet:

Ian Botham reckons there'll be plenty of juice early on, so winning the toss could be crucial
Permalink el 
March 16th, 2007 9:52am
ha!

I'd like to watch Ian Bothan send an over down at muppet ...
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 9:53am
To be fair, its quite a complex game
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 16th, 2007 9:54am
yup. requires the ability to count into 3 digits ...

(unless Bermuda are batting)
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 9:55am
Well, baseball is the game for wimps, you're not even allowed to aim the ball at the batsman. Pathetic!!!
Permalink el 
March 16th, 2007 9:56am
and they play wearing oven mitts.
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 9:56am
What has the stupidity of baseball got to do with the undeniable fact that you are all fags for enjoying Cricket?

Baseball is faggy, too.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
March 16th, 2007 9:57am
whereas php programming is a real man's thing.
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 9:58am
word
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 16th, 2007 9:59am
bollocks
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 16th, 2007 10:01am
As PHP programming has a goal and the potential to change the world with a truly excellent application, it's far manlier than any spectator sport, yes.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
March 16th, 2007 10:01am
Methinks mup was the weedy one who who got bullied with wet towels in the changing rooms, and decided to seek "other avenues of success".

come on out muppet. It's over now. Competition can be a wonderful thing.
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 10:03am
commentators curse. I must have a gift for it.

you are all figments of my imagination.
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 10:05am
^ Ha, I think so to, he does get quiet defensive when sports come up.
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 16th, 2007 10:05am
I'm not defensive at all.  Someone made a crack at my masculinity related to my hobbies, and I responded.  I'm perfectly secure in who I am.

I just see little value in spectator sports beyond entertainment.  They're not some sort of rite of passage or in any way tied to masculinity.  They're live entertainment in about the same way as a stage play or a concert, and that's fine.

But there's not some sort of noble purpose to cricket, for fuck's sake.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
March 16th, 2007 10:07am
Some of us play sports to!
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 16th, 2007 10:10am
"someone made a crack at my masculinity ... "

actually, you waded in here unasked and said "fag".

Classic passive-aggressive behaviour. As I said, the bullying has stopped now (well, I hope so). You can stop feeling scared now.
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 10:10am
I wandered in here and said "Fags." because it was funny.  If you don't see the humor then it's no skin off my nose.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
March 16th, 2007 10:12am
for the record, I am utterly shite at cricket. I have the hand-eye coordination of a fish. But I love the game, and have fun playing (when I can).

it can be good doing stuff you suck at.

(apart from when some brute of a quick bowler is peppering your left side with bruises ...)
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March 16th, 2007 10:12am
The fact that you all got your panties twisted over a one-word nonsequitor is the joke, in case you missed it.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
March 16th, 2007 10:12am
From Ian Melding, via TMS inbox: "NZ to win - England collapse more often than Britney Spears."

Gotta love the BBC website, lets fire some in!!
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 16th, 2007 10:12am
ah, yeah, funny. Sorry, I missed that little detail ... must have been hidden between the words ...
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 10:13am
It's all about playing cricket in the summer, i'm half blind for fuck sakes! Its all good laugh though :)

I can juggle! (just to let you know)
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 16th, 2007 10:14am
I can juggle too. I have two wives, a mistress, and two part time jobs.

Sometimes I wish I was gay.
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 10:16am
Asians can't be gay
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 16th, 2007 10:16am
joyce needs to learn to keep his cool. Sounds like that was a silly way to get out.

good toss to win for NZ though.
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 10:17am
I'm Asian? thanks for letting me know ... I have to tell the wives.
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 10:17am
Maybe its arabs that have multiple wives?
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 16th, 2007 10:18am
"On TMS, Jonathan Agnew has just told us: 'Here's one of the ground staff coming back, he's just emptied his load and is looking very pleased with himself,' says Richard Carter. "Blowers would be proud."

:-)
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March 16th, 2007 10:19am
TMS inbox: "Why is there always a wicket in the first over when you are in the commentary position? Yesterday it was Ireland, today it's England. Was writing my prediction. Now I am hiding under the sheets, like a kid in a thunderstorm." If only I really did have the powers you assume, Ben - I'd be a Betfair billionaire in minutes...
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 16th, 2007 10:28am
I thought Mal Loye was a bit unlucky to get the push. His aggressive approach seemed to work as often as not.
Permalink $-- 
March 16th, 2007 10:29am
"there'll be plenty of juice early on, so winning the toss could be crucial"

Oh, the innuendo!
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March 16th, 2007 12:15pm
There's a lot riding on the outcome:

http://www.alexcartoon.com/index.cfm?cartoons_id=2939
Permalink trollop 
March 17th, 2007 12:12am

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