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  1. MrPogo

    Squid Game

    Yeah. I’m surprised no one gave it a go, but would have expected them to be taken out by a sniper for doing so. i was also expecting a twist in the
  2. Quite a few sports require you to be seriously competing as a young kid if you want to turn pro; F1, swimming, gymnastics and tennis all seem to be “if you’re not dedicating all your spare time to travelling the country and competing seriously by about 6 or 7 it’s too late”, and I guess without a pushy parent that’s not likely to happen.
  3. I’ve not seen anything to suggest she doesn’t love tennis, but even Raducanu mentioned recently how she loved racing motocross but reached a point - at about the age of 10 - where she had to choose between that and tennis, so went for the one with more earning potential.
  4. Well Im watching the Formula One version.
  5. Never in front, then torpedoing into the side of someone and almost taking his head off?
  6. Verstappen needs a race ban for that one.
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    Tennis

    I looked up the prize money about a week ago and my first thought was “wow, if she wins she’ll be rich enough to retire at only 18!”, and realised the main reason I never made it in any sport was my lack of drive (and also skill and athleticism).
  8. Oh, it is Button as the co-commentator (unless there’s another Jenson). I’d spent the race thinking it sounded a lot like him, but not quite right.
  9. Yeah, it’s really good. I first listened to her other albums a few months ago, but most of it didn’t quite click, but this one does!
  10. Although didn’t he effectively end up getting the best case scenario? I seem to remember Glock was only ahead of Hamilton because he alone decided not to pit for wets and try gambling on trying to skate around on slicks (which I think did still gain him at least one place), and this way Massa at least got a “we woz robbed” sympathy card to play. If Glock had pitted like everyone else it would simply have been “Hamilton did it!”. of course I may have remembered that very wrongly!
  11. I saw that in a sports bar in New York, with me and my brother the only Lewis fans in a venue otherwise filled with Italian-Americans in Ferrari shirts. TV and movies had taught us the demographic of that population comprises solely of either mafia or Joey Tribiani, so we decided best to celebrate quietly.
  12. I’d be happier with a cancelled race and that formally allowing points to be awarded based on qualifying (even if that follows a few “at least we had a go at seeing if it could be run” non-race parade laps), rather than this “technically we had a race” nonsense.
  13. Puts paid to all the claims that the FIA favour Mercedes/Lewis at least.
  14. I’m going to have to look into how they work out some of these events. Presumably it makes sense somehow, but I can’t imagine how they decide it’s all equal to have a bloke with no forearms and hands, a bloke with one leg and a bloke with no visually obvious disability all taking part in the same event (1000m cycling TT in the velodrome). They were knocking various amounts of time off the results most of them got to make it fair and balanced, but no idea how they arrived at those figures!
  15. I thought Mercedes F1 was effectively now self sufficient from the latest financial statement I saw, generating so much in prize money and sponsorship that the parent company only put in about €15m last year (and possibly also with that not being necessary, as I seem to also remember they recorded a profit greater than that figure).
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