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  1. baxus

    Football: Remain in Europe

    Isn't City owned by UAE (if we're assigning club ownership to countries instead of people)?
  2. baxus

    A new experience

    Here's to you moving on to better things, Scot!
  3. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    Got back to crossfit last week after a bit over two months of "paternity vacation". Man, everything hurts
  4. baxus

    Football: Remain in Europe

    To be honest, Gomez made some passes that looked too close to Napoli's strikers for comfort. Sure, they didn't intercept them so it's not that big a deal but it could've gone the other way relatively easily. If Liverpool can't take 6 points off Crvena Zvezda they have no business in the Champions League. Their draw against Napoli was a sensation and it's not likely to repeat. Napoli could've won that match by a 4-5 goals margin and wouldn't be undeserving.
  5. baxus

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Why are we not funding this?
  6. baxus

    Raymond E. Feist’s The Riftwar Saga

    The thing I loved the most when reading Magician and especially Silverthorn was that it felt like an RPG campaign narration. I was just getting into D&D at the time and reading it was very entertaining. Later books just don't give me that feeling, other than Krondor series but not as much as Magician and Silverthorn. Feist's writing style, prose quality and all that aside, I LOVED reading these books and had great fun doing it. Missed the Empire trilogy, will have to get to it when my to-read pile gets smaller.
  7. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    I have this rule about junk food, sodas etc. - when I feel like having some I just wait and see if I'd feel the same in 5 minutes. At least 80% of the time I forget about it and move on. Your percentage may vary but either way eating unhealthy is a spur of the moment kind of thing. Try to resist the initial impulse and you're very likely to avoid it. Of course, there are moments such as @Greywolf2375 talks about when you just need a pizza. I meant junk food in general, not the cake in question. Your point definitely stands, though. Both for cakes and furnaces.
  8. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    Then it sounds like you have a problem On a more serious note, while eating healthy is great, I have no problems with or regrets over sometimes eating junk food or drinking soda when I feel like it, as long as it doesn't turn into a regular thing.
  9. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    Man, have that damn cake. What's the big deal? It's not as if you're a pro athlete and will be letting your teammates down with your lack of discipline or anything like that. Why not enjoy it instead of ruining a great chocolate cake experience with self-loathing and regret? Best of luck with your surgery. Hope you make a fast and complete recovery.
  10. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    Oh, it's clearly rougher and dirtier than football, hands down. I mean, all the grabbing, dragging, pushing, elbows/punching in ribs... I don't mind a rough sport but the line between rough and dirty is so blurry in handball that it just never appealed to me. Also, a major drawback in handball is that refs can easily determine the winner. Every now and again you can see it plainly, even though you're no expert.
  11. baxus

    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    I've tried it out a couple of times and don't like it. It can be quite fun but it is quite rough and even dirty. Handball is pretty popular, as is water polo. There's also weightlifting, all kinds of martial arts and some other stuff that's nowhere near as popular as football, basketball etc. To be perfectly honest though, playing sports is not that big in Serbia. I mean, we do have some great athletes and all that but an average man is much more likely to watch those incredible athletes on TV than he is to play a sport with his friends. And the situation with women playing sports is even worse.
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    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    Football is huge in all of Europe but there are quite a few sports that are very popular in some European countries and almost non-existent in other European countries. For example, very few people in UK care about basketball while it's huge almost everywhere else. Ice hockey is very popular in Russia, Scandinavian countries, Czech Republic (or is it Czechia now?), Slovakia and a few other countries and it's not even on the map in the rest of Europe. I don't follow rugby that closely, but France and/or Italy used to play in Six Nations with England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (Just checked, they still do - France ended up above England last year). A friend of a friend used to play handball and went to US on some student exchange program. No one he met in the US has ever even heard of handball. Rowing requires a big enough river or a lake so that's a bit limiting. Also is a very expensive sport so not everyone can take part - you need boats that cost tens of thousands of euros/dollars/pounds and, no less expensive, a place next to that river or a lake to store them in.
  13. baxus

    Football: Remain in Europe

    Misunderstood your post. Agree that the red should stick. I've been hearing all day how ref knows nothing and shouldn't have sent him off. The main argument for that claim among Serbian people is that this same ref failed to award a penalty for Serbia against Switzerland. Go figure.
  14. baxus

    Football: Remain in Europe

    Because it's Cronaldo or what?
  15. baxus

    Football: Remain in Europe

    You were saying? EDIT: There's definitely a grabbing motion when Ronaldo pulls. The fact that his opponent has short hair so he couldn't have grabbed it shouldn't count as extenuating circumstance. Even if he scratched him, that's still a red card. Or is deliberately scratching the top of the head of an opponent who's sitting on the ground now acceptable behavior on the football pitch and I missed a memo?
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