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General discussion / Re: Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song - RTE One
« on: May 21, 2019, 04:23:55 PM »
Back Home in Derry

I didn't realise it before but I heard a song at a party here over the weekend and thought it sounded familiar. It was the song that was used as the melody for "Back Home in Derry"

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"by Gordon Lightfoot

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: May 21, 2019, 04:10:39 AM »
Niki Lauda ... 70

General discussion / Re: USPGA 2019
« on: May 19, 2019, 10:45:00 PM »
Only 2 in it now

General discussion / Re: USPGA 2019
« on: May 17, 2019, 06:34:08 PM »
Birdies 4 of the last 6 to make the cut (well 99% certain to make the cut)

General discussion / Re: USPGA 2019
« on: May 16, 2019, 04:17:57 PM »
Brooks flying

General discussion / Re: Game of Thrones - Spoilers
« on: May 15, 2019, 07:26:36 PM »
Tab clear, keep this up and I tell you the end before Sunday for pure badness. There's a warning for the spoilers on the thread after all

don't be a ****

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 04:04:19 PM »
The retort of a 9 year old

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 02:09:07 PM »
no - silver

General discussion / Re: Game of Thrones - Spoilers
« on: May 15, 2019, 01:21:33 PM »
Saw this listed on a website. Even giving it a bye ball for certain things on the basis its a fantasy show, it highlights a few major internal inconsistencies from this episode.

1. Did Varys try to poison Daenerys?
2. Where did Varys send those letters?
3. What happened to Martha? Is Martha still alive?
4. How did Daenerys and her dragon sneak up on the Golden Company and burst through the walls of King’s Landing from the inside?
5. Since when did Tyrion become such a complete idiot? Why does he continue to appeal to Cersei’s good nature when she’s tried to kill him a dozen times?
6. Why are those scorpions worthless all of a sudden?
7. If Drogon could to do that much damage to one city, despite about 20 scorpions aimed at him, then why were the dragons functionally useless against the White Walkers?
8. In the end, what even was the point of including the Golden Company in this show?
9. How does dragonfire destroy a fortified stone wall? Does it come out with enough force to actually explode the ramparts of King’s Landing?
10. What was the point of Arya even going to King’s Landing?
11. Why burn a city to the ground that you’re trying to take?
12. Why kill everyone in King’s Landing to hurt Cersei when Cersei made it very clear she doesn’t care about anyone in King’s Landing?
13. How did that horse survive all the destruction?
14. How did Arya survive the attack?
15. How did Arya and Jaime and The Hound—three very recognizable people—so easily sneak into the impenetrable Red Keep?
16. Where did Jaime and the Hound get their matching hooded cloaks? Why are Westerosi soldiers so bad at looking under hoods?
17. If it’s that easy to get into the Red Keep why not just assassinate Cersei?
18. If Cersei’s only motivation was to protect her child, then why did she not seem to have any battle strategy whatsoever?
19. Why didn’t Cersei know the Iron Fleet had been burned? Shouldn’t she have been keeping track of that kind of stuff?
20. Why didn’t Cersei actually do anything with her wildfire? Wouldn’t that have been useful?
21. Why didn’t she have an escape plan prepared for herself and her unborn child?
22. Or why not just fly to the top of the Red Keep, assassinate Cersei with the dragon and end the war in a matter of minutes?
23. How did Euron find Jaime? What was his character motivation in trying to kill Jaime other than for writers to give him another Deus Ex Machina moment?
24. Was the Valonqar prophecy wrong?
25. What happened to the Prince That Was Promised prophecy?
26. Or the Azor Ahai prophecy?
27. Was Varys Dany’s Third Betrayal? Was Tyrion her fourth? How many betrayals has she had anyway?
28. Were all of these nothing? Or will they come into play in the final episode?
29. Wouldn’t it be far more satisfying to get revenge by killing Cersei personally rather than slaughtering a bunch of innocent people for no reason?
30. Why did The Undead Mountain look like a moldy, bloated Varys?
31. Who rang the bells?
32. Sup with Bran rn?
33. What are Sansa and Bran and Brienne and everyone doing back at Winterfell?
34. Does Arya’s horse have some special significance? Or is it just a horse?
35. Will Dany just be queen of the ashes?
36. Why didn’t Jon do anything at all in this battle or in trying to talk some sense into Dany? Or is he just so stupid and stubborn that he believed she was fine?
37. Is Dany still Jon’s queen?
38. Why was Missandei’s shackle literally her only possession? All these years of travel and she never picked up a book or keepsake? Did she have a change of clothes even?
39. Did the Mountain die, or is he just a well-done zombie now?
40. Where was Gendry?
41. Who took the time to light all those torches in the secret escape tunnels in the Red Keep?
4. Why was Cersei so sad that Jaime was hurt after she just sent an assassin to kill him?
43. Why did they put Davos in the front line of the battle? He old.
44. How did Cersei communicate a surrender to her peeps from all the way up in the tower?
45. Is the Iron Throne still standing or did it get destroyed with everything else?
46. Will Dragonstone be the new seat of power in Westeros?
47. Does this mean we now have to root for Jon to kill Dany?
48. Will Dany kill Tyrion now because he let Jaime escape? Does she even know he escaped? And why was it so easy for him to escape?
49. Why not make this season twice the number of episodes, scale back the massive, unnecessary production values and actually tell a story that fans deserve? Why not give Daenerys at least a few more episodes to show her descent into madness instead of flipping a switch on her?
50. Does this mean we have to wait however many years it takes George R.R. Martin to finish writing his damn books to get a worthwhile conclusion to this story?

51. Whoever wrote that needs a life

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 01:19:19 PM »
That lad opens his mouth and I swear even he doesn't know what is going to come out of it.

He was asked the question in a press conference. Is he supposed to say nothing?

What he should do is refuse to do any press at all. Then watch people complain about him. He's arguably one of the greatest sporting people this Island has ever produced yet all some people want to do is knock him. Begrudgers the lot of them.

He could be asked the same question next week and give a completely different answer.

I very much highly doubt it.

Besides, Rory has just signed a big deal to be the face of Golfpass, a new golf subscription service from the Golf Channel / NBC Universal.

Guess who holds the rights to show the 2020 Olympics in the US?

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 11:23:26 AM »
God love you seanie

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 11:19:33 AM »
That lad opens his mouth and I swear even he doesn't know what is going to come out of it.

He was asked the question in a press conference. Is he supposed to say nothing?

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: May 14, 2019, 02:50:40 PM »
Yeah, when there's 4 seconds on the clock, they should really just keep working away until they get an open look or a simple layup.

Same in American football. I mean, nobody should ever try a hail Mary when there's an open slant route to pick you up 4 yards. Or try an onside kick. They almost never work.

Slightly missing the point I feel. Reaction to it sends out the wrong message "Kawhi called the series" was the main comment. Meaning he took it into his own hands and decided - I'm going to win this. He got lucky. Sports media is full of all these terms like clutch and bottler which are largely bullsit narratives. He's probably a victim to this and felt he HAD to do this as he's the big name player. I strongly disagree with it.

Ugh - he did ....... he pretty much won the series for the Raptors


Kawhi Leonard's 243 points in the Conference Semifinals are the 3rd most in a series post-merger (since 1977):

260   1977 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LAL
246   1993 Michael Jordan, CHI
243   2019 Kawhi Leonard, TOR
241   2018 LeBron James, CLE
236   2001 Allen Iverson, PHI

General discussion / Re: Game of Thrones - Spoilers
« on: May 14, 2019, 12:57:46 PM »
Really disappointed in that episode. I called the Mad Queen thing along time ago as there were many many hints at it. However, the plot was so clichéd and corny. The moment Euron came out of the water to meet Jamie and Clegane bowl had me reaching for the vomit bucket.

The whole valuquar prophecy went to shite and then fact that the dragon somehow managed to neutralise all the scorpions within minutes when last week they were sitting ducks was stupid. Also, since when has dragon flame turned into war grade explosives? Blowing out 20 feet block walls like they were made of matchsticks.

Overall, a load of shite.

Harrenhall was destroyed by dragon fire.

General discussion / Re: Game of Thrones - Spoilers
« on: May 13, 2019, 10:51:06 PM »
Next week won't please the lads in here either.

Keep your spoilers out

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