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  1. Davrum

    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    Not as shocking as it should have been unfortunately. The significant cracks in the 2019 ABs had been exposed for the world to see in the couple of months prior to the big show and - to artlessly mix metaphors - you don't give Eddie Jones that much of a sniff without him driving a jackhammer at them.
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    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    Absolutely nailed it. The difference between those two scenes is that the Han Solo one is a Star Wars scene and the Poe Dameron one is a Spaceballs/Robot Chicken/Family Guy riff on the Han Solo one. Unless you're making a spoof movie, undermining the bad guys in so humiliating a fashion is only a good idea in the final act of the film and the Poe/Leia/Finn/Rose half of the film never really recovers. Fortunately the Rey/Kylo/Luke stuff does a much better job of coming back from a similarly Mel Brooksian opening joke.
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    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    Clever schedule, dropping eps 1 & 2 within less than a week to push early momentum. Also avoiding Dec 20, the U.S. release of Ep IX. Several media were shown about 27 minutes worth of footage a couple of days ago by the way, and - while you always have to take these early hype generators with a big old grain of Crait salt - word seems to be hugely positive.
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    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    When the AB's have had some underwhelming performances in the last wee while there were whispers that was because Steve Hansen and the lads weren't letting it all go ... they were keeping their powder dry for when it really mattered. Starting to get real easy to believe that was the case all along.
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    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    Oh heck yes. I meeeean, The Mandalorian. Kenobi. Cassian Andor. Etc. I'm doing my Clone Wars 1-episode-per-day re-watch using my brother's blu-rays though, it's not on Netflix anymore. In the past I've done multiple eps per day and it was fun in that pig-out kind of way, but what I've found so far on this 1-per-day mission is I get so much more out of each episode when I leave some breathing space between them, especially supplementing them with a good, thoughtful podcast, like Jaig Eyes and Jedis.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    NICE! I heard the Heavy Hands guys yapping about that site over the last couple of weeks and speaking highly of it, I'll be checking it out for sure.
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    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    Anyone else doing a 1-episode-per-day Clone Wars rewatch leading up to Feb 2020 when Season 7 is finally released?
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    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.
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