The fact that they’ve picked a team that so many on the Fern wanted makes me nervous. As a collective we have a strong proven record of not having a fucking clue what we are talking about.
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RE: MotM vs Australia II
I missed the game as my wife decided to go into labor - as a Wallabies supporter I guess from her perspective childbirth is less painful than watching them play the ABs so fair enough.
Have caught the highlights - geez we scored some great tries eh? Squire's was a thing of beauty, the angle he ran and the perfectly timed ball from BBBR. Orgasmic. Also loved how Moody lined up a couple of backs on their goalline and just smashed the fuck through them.
Great to see us put Beauden into some space as well, he's a very different player to Carter but fuck we can tear teams apart if we use him like we did last night.
RE: Support the Fern
You were asking for feedback from anyone that thinks this is a bad idea. I think it's a great idea, but, the only thing I'd say is that given people are paying I hope you don't feel more responsibility/pressure to keep delivering new features etc. Obviously the improvements you've been making are awesome, but also appreciate that you both have lives so I wouldn't want this to encroach on your personal lives too much.
I think I speak for everyone when I say we are pitching in to keep the site running, and away from the prying eyes of our overlords Google, so we don't expect you to suddenly increase your workload now that members are putting in a couple of dollars.
Really appreciate the effort you guys have put in to give us all a place to rant about our favourite sports (as well as other things).
RE: All Blacks v France Test #2
@MiketheSnow Fall could have avoided the collision by checking his run. The current laws have actually outlawed "only having eyes on the ball". They've mandated that players must be more aware when chasing high balls. And that's what he was doing - chasing, whereas Beauden was fielding the kick. The duty of care is on the chaser.
They did that to stop players clattering into their opposition while staring at the sky and then claiming innocence.
I don't for a second believe Fall intentionally tried to injure Beauden. But as it stands Beauden landed on his head and was concussed.
And you can bet your ass next time Fall is chasing a high ball like that he will check his run and avoid the collision, which is exactly the behaviour WR is trying to encourage with this.
RE: RWC: England v New Zealand (SF1)
Well shit, that all went extremely pear shaped.
England did to us what we did to Ireland last week, only when we get that dominance up front we score a lot more points. They came out firing and put us on the back foot from the get go then never let up. Massive credit there, that was a huge performance. Have they played their final though?
For us, after the initial onslaught we did somewhat get ourselves back into the game, but just pushed too many 50/50 plays and kept coughing it up at crucial times.
Cane was huge for us last week to nullify the Irish pack in the first 40. He's always been someone that thrives in the tight exchanges early on, so benching him was a pretty baffling deicison TBH. SB was OK but Cane provides a point of difference.
I love me some Jordie but he was only meant to be a squaddie. BFA on the bench would have been smart, especially given how early it is in Mo'unga's career. I would have subbed Richie early in the 2nd 40 and put Beauden back to 10. Experience matters in knock out matches and we needed calm heads after going behind early.
I was also surprised we didn't try and play Rieko into some form given how much of a game breaker he is.
But all of that is really just details when the forwards get smacked around like that. The English pack was amazing and Itoje showed just how good he is on the biggest possible stage.
It's been 12 years since we got knocked out of a RWC. I wasn't super confident we could get up a 3rd time, though the Irish game did give me some hope, but at the end of the day England were too good on the night. If you think back to 2015 we struggled to get up for the semi final against an SA team that had just lost to Japan. This time around we hit a far superior side.
So all in all I blame Ireland for losing to Japan and putting us on the wrong side of the bloody draw.
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RE: Jeffrey Epstein
There's a tendency with the public to want it to be true that powerful rich men are pedos.
Not just the political angle, but the anti-elite angle.
I think one thing that is making people angry is that once you gain enough wealth and political connections, you are essentially above the law. Epstein used to boast about it all the time, and the absolute farce of the 2008 trial and plea deal offered to him, without consulting the victims or even allowing them to speak in court, certainly plays into that. He should have been put away for life then but was given a weak slap on the wrist because of his connections. That's not right.
RE: Black Lives Matter
Texas Realtors Stop Using 'Master Bedroom' Over Slavery Connotations.
This one is weird. In this context, the abbreviated form of Master is Mr, and it is referring to the owners bedroom. As the owner was always male back in the day, the term Master Bedroom was used.
If anything it's sexist, not racist. But, who fucking cares about this shit anyway? Does anyone in the real world actually give a shit?
RE: The Politics Quiz!
On the alien, it really depends if it's hot. If so then for sure, if not then I'd need at least 2 beers.
Crux of the matter right there.
I'm mildly right (wing, not in general, as I'm always right) but definitely not woke (which pleases me).
Thinking on the alien question further, as it's of the upmost importance that we flesh this out, an alien from another planet is really not much different than another species that lives on earth. Just that they would have evolved on another (but very similar) planet to ours.
So the correct answer really has to be "no" otherwise where do you draw the line? If it's from another planet it's OK, but not earth? A slippery slope indeed.
RE: US Politics
that's a lot to draw on from a 3 letter word
Judging on his actions over the last few years. Mis diagnosing the problem is serious if you want to actually fix things
But you are correct, speeches are not important actions are. He hasn't done shit and his supporters keep giving him a pass.
Hes done a large amount considering hes been under attack from the word go. Like
Trump came out swinging in the primaries and made constant personal attacks on the other candidates. He then ramped that up in his campaign against Hilary. He's been on the attack from the word go, it's hardly surprising people have returned fire and some. He's been a key contributer to the partisan divide and the fake news in the States and he continues to feed the monster for his own gain.
That's not to absolve the left wing media outlets, they are just the worst, but this idea that he's been unfairly targeted and using that as an excuse for his lack of action is just pathetic. He's mostly just hot air.
RE: Chiefs v Hurricanes
Ridiculous that you can get a card (in this case red for a second yellow), when an attacking player takes the penalty so quickly that you don't have time to get back 10 metres.
That's the same as every quick tap though, it was just a combined unfortunate set of circumstances in this case.
It’s an interesting one. Refs rarely give penalty tries when offside players make tackles in that situation (I’ve always thought they should). Pretty big call from the ref, but I’d say technically correct.