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  1. Davrum

    Cricket 35: Bat first, bat often

    That and the goofy boundary rule. I mean, when the scores are tied and you're rewarding the team with the most boundaries you're also more than likely rewarding the team with the most dot balls, which makes less than zero sense. Yet one more indicator for how meaninglessly arbitrary that rule is.
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    Cricket 35: Bat first, bat often

    I mean, you say they took the actions they took "because wickets didn't matter" but the hypothetical is that wickets do matter. Would Archer have made the same decision knowing his wicket mattered? Doesn't player behaviour modify in response to rule modification? Fun stuff to consider. And do you make the same argument in favour of boundaries over wickets against the Duckworth-Lewis system, which gives significant weight to wickets and considers boundaries meaningless?
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    Cricket 35: Bat first, bat often

    Ditto, then it at least feels like it was decided on a cricket contest, instead of one small aspect of a cricket contest.
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    Cricket 35: Bat first, bat often

    Leaning on boundaries when wickets are far more relevant (as has been recognized by the Duckworth-Lewis system for millennia) does seem very arbitrary but on the plus side the English lads seem like a good bunch of blokes, if we'd lost this way to the Aussies it'd hurt a lot more.
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    Cricket 35: Bat first, bat often

    That's been one of the oddest things all tournament, the Black Caps haven't even been playing their best cricket and yet still had it where it counted when it counted all the way up until the last ball of the whole show.
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    Cricket 35: Bat first, bat often

    The super over was so insanely dramatic I'm almost not even mad England got so ludicrously jammy with their last 2 sixes. If he's a true sportsman Stokes will hand the trophy to Guptil.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    I swear Johnny Walker's soccer kick was intended to blast into Ledet's ribs, but JW is so large and started the move so far away that by the time he arrived Ledet had spun in such a way as his head was close to where his ribs had been, so JW pretty much pulled the kick. From the side angle it looks bad, but from front on it really looked like he started out lined up with the ribs. I want to see Aldo finally go against Pettis too, and a rematch with Conor, although the latter seems highly doubtful. Aldo at 155 should have a better gas tank and certainly won't lose the speed advantage he still holds over every single 145er.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    Got sad seeing Fedor waxed like that. Especially since I fear the same for Anderson when he fights Stylebender in a couple of weeks.
  9. Davrum

    Serenity (2019): Catch That Goddamn Fish

    I got spoiled on the bonkers twist a couple of days ago and ironically it makes me want to see it even more.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    I would've rooted for Henry if not for that shitty stunt with the snake. Aside from that he's a difficult guy to dislike though. Meanwhile, it was sweet to see Cowboy shut that trash-talking youngster up, but Cowboy didn't look great back down at LW. Dude was slow, sluggish and sloppy out there and experience and toughness got him through. Hopefully his Conor payday finally comes in, but if not I'd rather see him back at WW.
  11. I have my share of issues with the Disney era saga films, but Luke being all crazy-eyed and drinking space tit milk wasn't one of them. If anything it was a highlight.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    It was so odd watching him plod/trot around like he did. He not only showed no evolution since 5 years ago, he looked like he'd gone backwards. Meanwhile, Jon, as he always does, had evolved, this time into a someone much better at handling someone his own size. What's also somewhat odd is that even though Jon is my favourite fighter to watch and has been for over half a decade now, the lasting memory of that card is of Amanda Nunes and how she defeated Cyborg, and especially how much pure, unadulterated joy there was in her celebration. It was one of the most beautiful moments I've seen in more than a quarter century watching various types of fisticuffs. Not quite on the level of Tardelli in the 1982 World Cup Final, but getting up there.
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    More Things Star Wars

    Haha. I was just going to say the ST has given me a newfound interest in the PT. For all the "real sets, real props" stuff, the ST 's often had trouble "feeling like Star Wars". The PT has the same problem, but in a different way.
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    Football: the winter break

    DDG is in the perfect spot for a goalkeeper - massive club, therefore massive $$$, but also cack defense so plenty of chances to be a superhero. Usually it's just one of the two, but he has the best of both worlds.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    DC at HW is the most interesting Jones thing in the near future. DC seems more well-suited to HW, even if that's just because he can't stay away from junk food in his off season Dominick Reyes is the only current LHW who seems like he might have something interesting for Jones, but he still feels at least 3 fights short of being ready for a title shot. Even with Jon being my favourite fighter to watch I have almost no interest in his division right now. Sad really, considering how thrilling it was a decade or so ago.