@sparky It's all happened so quickly too. 5 years ago, we were in the championship and on the brink of going bust after our dodgy Chinese owner at the time failed to pay the tax bills, and now here we are!
Today I saw a Toyota Tundra for the first time. They had to park it in a temporary space outside our hotel because it didn't fit in the carpark.
First impressions: obscenely large. Would fit 5 adults easily, sure, but how often will you be doing that?
Land Cruiser is smaller! This thing is quoted at nearly 6.5 metres... 🤔 depending on config.
I see a few of these around now - Dodge RAM 1500, Chevy Silverado, and of course the F150. The staple trucks in our back yard are getting bigger too in terms of the Hilux, Triton, Ranger etc.
Short of needing to tow an obscenely large caravan or horse trailer, I'm not convinced anyone needs that much truck in terms of the Tundra.
"But rural people" I hear from some who have lifestyle blocks (because they need a fucking huge shed to park in). Yeah doesn't always add up - you can get more tray for less money and better performance on dirt and the farm.
When I see that the height + width of this is nearly the same as my dream Rivian R1T, I start to question my choices, having seen it in the metal...
Get cricket scorecard of 1st Test, BAN vs AUS, BDESH v AUS 2017 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur dated August 27 - 30, 2017.
Edit: saying it's hard to win over there! And low scoring thrillers are more normal
Yeah we whinge if it’s a road thats easy to score on, then we whinge if runs are hard to come by.
Put simply, NZ fans are whingers.
Speak for yourself. See my post above. I thought it was “great”.
Don’t want that every time out, but it’s good to see batsmen struggle occasionally. Also it was pretty consistent throughout so it was fair to both sides.
Speaking for fans mostly. In this day and age a grafting 50 in tough conditions is no where near as appreciated as it should be.
Due to 20/20s and the evolution of ODIs people want to see huge scores. I will admit that there seems to be far more results than in the past on account of quicker scoring rates but the finish to this test was certainly pretty compelling stuff.
@taniwharugby IIRC the players have quietly voiced concerns about the length of schedule, and prize money for some time. The PGA did nothing, which opened the door for LIV. Funny that many of the innovations introduced by LIV have been taken up in some form or another by the PGA
@KiwiMurph And the meme is make the playoffs and exit the first round. Good for him. At least the Dodgers are there and abouts. Anaheim just does not have the mentality across the board to win.
Mike Trout must be thrilled. You would think he would get the hell out of there at the next available chance
Well he has underwhelmed and is injured often so if the Angels could trade him I wouldn't be opposed. When he came into the league he was slimmer, contract and power hitter and moved around the bases. Now he strikes out in important situations, has power, lost some speed and declined in general with batting percentage etc.