Commonwealth Games 2018

From cricket to motor sports to wrestling and anything in between

Moderator: GH Moderators

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 127887
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by greeneyed » April 6, 2018, 12:28 am

Dr Zaius wrote:
April 5, 2018, 7:00 pm
greeneyed wrote:I've never been so embarrassed by a rendition of the national anthem.
I actually quite liked that rendition of the anthem, for that occasion. It's not what you want before the GF or Origin, but when singing it to the rest of the world it kind of says, this is us, these are our people. I agree though, nothing will ever compare to the Julie Anthony/Human Nature version at the Sydney Games. You could never recapture the emotion of that event and how proud we all were that day.

Overall, on reflection, I think that they did a pretty good job last night. There was always going to be the cultural cringe stuff - always is with these events. I thought that it was reasonably well balanced though.

I went to the Triathlon today, and it was great. The best part was actuality seeing some of the battlers that would never get a run at the Olympics or world champs compete. Chris Walker from Gibraltar was my highlight. Old mate was just ecstatic to be there.

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
Every time I watch the national anthem from the Sydney Olympics opening, I cry. Never fails to get me.
Image

The Nickman
Mal Meninga
Posts: 44297
Joined: June 25, 2012, 9:53 am
Favourite Player: Hodgo
Location: Rockhampton, Central Queensland

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by The Nickman » April 6, 2018, 7:42 am

greeneyed wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
April 5, 2018, 7:00 pm
greeneyed wrote:I've never been so embarrassed by a rendition of the national anthem.
I actually quite liked that rendition of the anthem, for that occasion. It's not what you want before the GF or Origin, but when singing it to the rest of the world it kind of says, this is us, these are our people. I agree though, nothing will ever compare to the Julie Anthony/Human Nature version at the Sydney Games. You could never recapture the emotion of that event and how proud we all were that day.

Overall, on reflection, I think that they did a pretty good job last night. There was always going to be the cultural cringe stuff - always is with these events. I thought that it was reasonably well balanced though.

I went to the Triathlon today, and it was great. The best part was actuality seeing some of the battlers that would never get a run at the Olympics or world champs compete. Chris Walker from Gibraltar was my highlight. Old mate was just ecstatic to be there.

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
Every time I watch the national anthem from the Sydney Olympics opening, I cry. Never fails to get me.
****, it was that bad was it?
Image
2012 Golden Boogs Newbie of the Year
2013 'Nella Awards Best Punter
2013 Boogs Thread of the Year ~ The Betting Thread
2014 Boogs Matthew Elliott Award Winner
2014 Boogs some award with Hanbush

User avatar
Dr Zaius
Laurie Daley
Posts: 19629
Joined: April 15, 2007, 11:03 am
Location: Queensland somewhere

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Dr Zaius » April 6, 2018, 8:22 am

The Nickman wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
April 5, 2018, 7:00 pm
greeneyed wrote:I've never been so embarrassed by a rendition of the national anthem.
I actually quite liked that rendition of the anthem, for that occasion. It's not what you want before the GF or Origin, but when singing it to the rest of the world it kind of says, this is us, these are our people. I agree though, nothing will ever compare to the Julie Anthony/Human Nature version at the Sydney Games. You could never recapture the emotion of that event and how proud we all were that day.

Overall, on reflection, I think that they did a pretty good job last night. There was always going to be the cultural cringe stuff - always is with these events. I thought that it was reasonably well balanced though.

I went to the Triathlon today, and it was great. The best part was actuality seeing some of the battlers that would never get a run at the Olympics or world champs compete. Chris Walker from Gibraltar was my highlight. Old mate was just ecstatic to be there.

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
Every time I watch the national anthem from the Sydney Olympics opening, I cry. Never fails to get me.
****, it was that bad was it?
Which part?

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

RIP Greenbits: 2007-2014

User avatar
Schifty
Laurie Daley
Posts: 16311
Joined: March 14, 2010, 4:00 pm
Favourite Player: Josh Hodgson

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Schifty » April 6, 2018, 10:03 pm

Looks like Seven Two is going to be far better to watch than the main channel.

Opals currently playing now!

User avatar
Dr Zaius
Laurie Daley
Posts: 19629
Joined: April 15, 2007, 11:03 am
Location: Queensland somewhere

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Dr Zaius » April 6, 2018, 10:09 pm

Schifty wrote:Looks like Seven Two is going to be far better to watch than the main channel.

Opals currently playing now!
Close game
RIP Greenbits: 2007-2014

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30667
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by -TW- » April 6, 2018, 10:18 pm

If this was the raiders we still wouldn't be comfortable

User avatar
-PJ-
Laurie Daley
Posts: 18185
Joined: May 8, 2010, 1:58 pm
Favourite Player: Joseph Tapine
Location: 416.9 km from GIO Stadium

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by -PJ- » April 7, 2018, 2:03 pm

I love seeing competitors from minnow nations having a go.

What a proud moment for these peoples families.

Makes them heroes when they return home as well.
3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment..Old Faithful
#emptythetank :shock:
I am not an alcoholic, I'm a binge drinker lacking opportunity..

User avatar
Dr Zaius
Laurie Daley
Posts: 19629
Joined: April 15, 2007, 11:03 am
Location: Queensland somewhere

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Dr Zaius » April 7, 2018, 2:36 pm

-PJ- wrote:I love seeing competitors from minnow nations having a go.

What a proud moment for these peoples families.

Makes them heroes when they return home as well.
Definitely one of the good things about the Comm Games. Most of them are no chance for a crack at the Olympics or world champs.
RIP Greenbits: 2007-2014

User avatar
Captain Punish
Brett Mullins
Posts: 1083
Joined: June 24, 2017, 8:47 pm
Favourite Player: Tarps

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Captain Punish » April 7, 2018, 2:50 pm

If they return home.

Half the 2006 Melbourne Games Sierra Leone team are still roaming Australia..

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk


User avatar
-PJ-
Laurie Daley
Posts: 18185
Joined: May 8, 2010, 1:58 pm
Favourite Player: Joseph Tapine
Location: 416.9 km from GIO Stadium

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by -PJ- » April 7, 2018, 3:29 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:
April 7, 2018, 2:36 pm
-PJ- wrote:I love seeing competitors from minnow nations having a go.

What a proud moment for these peoples families.

Makes them heroes when they return home as well.
Definitely one of the good things about the Comm Games. Most of them are no chance for a crack at the Olympics or world champs.
It gives me that warm fuzzy feeling...
3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment..Old Faithful
#emptythetank :shock:
I am not an alcoholic, I'm a binge drinker lacking opportunity..

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 127887
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by greeneyed » April 7, 2018, 10:14 pm

Two great gold medal in a row, swimming for the women relay an in the cycling.
Image

User avatar
Northern Raider
Mal Meninga
Posts: 23466
Joined: June 19, 2007, 8:17 am
Favourite Player: Dean Lance
Location: Greener pastures

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Northern Raider » April 8, 2018, 6:52 pm

Thankfully the swimming is over. While I enjoy the sport it tends to dominate the coverage. Throw in all the para events too and we rarely got to see anything else live.

Hopefully a bit more diversity in live coverage now.
* The author assumes no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of information provided.

User avatar
Northern Raider
Mal Meninga
Posts: 23466
Joined: June 19, 2007, 8:17 am
Favourite Player: Dean Lance
Location: Greener pastures

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Northern Raider » April 8, 2018, 6:59 pm

Dammit, spoke too soon. It’s still on for 2 more nights. Have to wait till Wednesday
* The author assumes no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of information provided.

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 127887
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by greeneyed » April 8, 2018, 7:00 pm

The swimming is the best part.
Image

User avatar
Northern Raider
Mal Meninga
Posts: 23466
Joined: June 19, 2007, 8:17 am
Favourite Player: Dean Lance
Location: Greener pastures

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Northern Raider » April 8, 2018, 7:01 pm

I said I like it but not the blanket coverage. We’re only getting replayed highlights of everything else.
* The author assumes no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of information provided.

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 127887
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by greeneyed » April 8, 2018, 7:05 pm

I wonder if Thorpie gets Botox in his cheeks?
Image

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30667
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by -TW- » April 8, 2018, 7:23 pm

It's hard to get excited about beating up on no name nations

It's like scoring 400 against your younger cousins at Christmas

User avatar
Sossman
David Furner
Posts: 3654
Joined: August 28, 2006, 4:49 pm
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Sossman » April 8, 2018, 7:53 pm

Captain Punish wrote:If they return home.

Half the 2006 Melbourne Games Sierra Leone team are still roaming Australia..

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
Thanks for reminding Peter Dutton and George Brandis that this happened. Will be rounded up in a week now.

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

4 Time Boogs Award Winner.

Get tested for VIKING CLAP today. https://www.health.act.gov.au/hospitals ... lth-centre.

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 127887
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by greeneyed » April 8, 2018, 7:59 pm

Malawi beat New Zealand in netball!
Image

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30667
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by -TW- » April 8, 2018, 8:41 pm

These paralympians are crazy, they can swim better and much faster with no legs than I can with 2

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 127887
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by greeneyed » April 8, 2018, 8:42 pm

Shame for Kyle Chalmers.
Image

User avatar
Sossman
David Furner
Posts: 3654
Joined: August 28, 2006, 4:49 pm
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Sossman » April 8, 2018, 8:46 pm

I would truly like to see an 'Average Games'.

People with no history of sporting success picked at random to compete.

12 month moratorium on training in the lead up to the games. Strictly enforced by ASBO-Bracelit fit bits.
4 Time Boogs Award Winner.

Get tested for VIKING CLAP today. https://www.health.act.gov.au/hospitals ... lth-centre.

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30667
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by -TW- » April 8, 2018, 8:48 pm

And here's Jono for Australia

Training regime involved a pack of Winnie blues and a 6 pack of VB each day

User avatar
Sossman
David Furner
Posts: 3654
Joined: August 28, 2006, 4:49 pm
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Sossman » April 8, 2018, 8:57 pm

-TW- wrote:And here's Jono for Australia

Training regime involved a pack of Winnie blues and a 6 pack of VB each day
"Nah **** toss ya own ****** shot put ya ****. If you wanted it over there ya shouldna put it here."
4 Time Boogs Award Winner.

Get tested for VIKING CLAP today. https://www.health.act.gov.au/hospitals ... lth-centre.

User avatar
Northern Raider
Mal Meninga
Posts: 23466
Joined: June 19, 2007, 8:17 am
Favourite Player: Dean Lance
Location: Greener pastures

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Northern Raider » April 9, 2018, 12:05 pm

1500m wheelchair heats on right now. Easily my favourite of the parasports

Sent from my SM-G955F using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk

* The author assumes no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of information provided.

User avatar
Captain Punish
Brett Mullins
Posts: 1083
Joined: June 24, 2017, 8:47 pm
Favourite Player: Tarps

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Captain Punish » April 9, 2018, 6:43 pm

I freshened up current World Champion Luvo Mayonga's locks today to get him ready for his Long Jump pre-lim tomorrow morn.

Even made his Insta story - have a geez "luvomayonga".

Captain Punish. Barber to the gifted.

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk


User avatar
Sossman
David Furner
Posts: 3654
Joined: August 28, 2006, 4:49 pm
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Sossman » April 9, 2018, 7:03 pm

Captain Punish wrote:I freshened up current World Champion Luvo Mayonga's locks today to get him ready for his Long Jump pre-lim tomorrow morn.

Even made his Insta story - have a geez "luvomayonga".

Captain Punish. Barber to the gifted.

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
He'll fly further with a fucc-boi fade.

(Please note I haven't seen the image, just assuming that's your only cut)
4 Time Boogs Award Winner.

Get tested for VIKING CLAP today. https://www.health.act.gov.au/hospitals ... lth-centre.

User avatar
Captain Punish
Brett Mullins
Posts: 1083
Joined: June 24, 2017, 8:47 pm
Favourite Player: Tarps

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Captain Punish » April 9, 2018, 7:13 pm

Sossman wrote:
Captain Punish wrote:I freshened up current World Champion Luvo Mayonga's locks today to get him ready for his Long Jump pre-lim tomorrow morn.

Even made his Insta story - have a geez "luvomayonga".

Captain Punish. Barber to the gifted.

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
He'll fly further with a fucc-boi fade.

(Please note I haven't seen the image, just assuming that's your only cut)
It's on my facebook, Sossage. Ya jerk.

Disclaimer, I may have taken his skin fade a touch high.

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk


User avatar
Sossman
David Furner
Posts: 3654
Joined: August 28, 2006, 4:49 pm
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Sossman » April 9, 2018, 7:15 pm

Captain Punish wrote:
Sossman wrote:
Captain Punish wrote:I freshened up current World Champion Luvo Mayonga's locks today to get him ready for his Long Jump pre-lim tomorrow morn.

Even made his Insta story - have a geez "luvomayonga".

Captain Punish. Barber to the gifted.

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
He'll fly further with a fucc-boi fade.

(Please note I haven't seen the image, just assuming that's your only cut)
It's on my facebook, Sossage. Ya jerk.

Disclaimer, I may have taken his skin fade a touch high.

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
I deleted Facebook off my phone so rarely check it. I'll have a look.
4 Time Boogs Award Winner.

Get tested for VIKING CLAP today. https://www.health.act.gov.au/hospitals ... lth-centre.

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30667
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by -TW- » April 9, 2018, 7:27 pm

You just earnt yourself a follower

User avatar
-PJ-
Laurie Daley
Posts: 18185
Joined: May 8, 2010, 1:58 pm
Favourite Player: Joseph Tapine
Location: 416.9 km from GIO Stadium

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by -PJ- » April 9, 2018, 8:15 pm

AUS really cleaning up in the pool tonight.

Clean sweeps in the mens 200m backstroke and the womens 800m freestyle.

Plus plenty of other Gold medals won..

Ita all happening.
3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment..Old Faithful
#emptythetank :shock:
I am not an alcoholic, I'm a binge drinker lacking opportunity..

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30667
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by -TW- » April 9, 2018, 8:18 pm

Australia and England have over 50% of the gold medals won between them 59/109

User avatar
Sossman
David Furner
Posts: 3654
Joined: August 28, 2006, 4:49 pm
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Sossman » April 9, 2018, 8:27 pm

A story as old as the Commonwealth games themselves.

Bag a bagillion medals. Spend 2 years shilling for weetbix, nutrigrain and uncle tobys. S*** the bed at the following Olympics.
4 Time Boogs Award Winner.

Get tested for VIKING CLAP today. https://www.health.act.gov.au/hospitals ... lth-centre.

User avatar
Schifty
Laurie Daley
Posts: 16311
Joined: March 14, 2010, 4:00 pm
Favourite Player: Josh Hodgson

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Schifty » April 9, 2018, 8:38 pm

Sossman wrote:
April 9, 2018, 8:27 pm
A story as old as the Commonwealth games themselves.

Bag a bagillion medals. Spend 2 years shilling for weetbix, nutrigrain and uncle tobys. S*** the bed at the following Olympics.
You forgot the step where they go out on the town after downing stillnox and Red Bull two weeks before the Olympics.

User avatar
Sossman
David Furner
Posts: 3654
Joined: August 28, 2006, 4:49 pm
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by Sossman » April 9, 2018, 8:44 pm

James Magnusson found wandering around Tokyo popping Cialis.

Book it.
4 Time Boogs Award Winner.

Get tested for VIKING CLAP today. https://www.health.act.gov.au/hospitals ... lth-centre.

Post Reply