• @dipset It's so crazy. Top of the group, 6 games left and only one against the US and none against Mexico. Being a Vancouver sports fan, it's hard not to think they will fuck it all up but this team is actually legit. I don't think they'll be needing a coin toss to get through this time.

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    They aren't going to choke. Some of these guys are in their prime and playing with a chip on their shoulder. I wouldn't be surprised if they stumbled at least one game, but they aren't going to blow 4 in a row.

    My buddy works as an equipment manager for a few sports teams, Team Canada, and Canada NMT and he might join them for the March window. He told me Canada's goaltender caught him off guard one day because he was just smoking darts in the arena during or around practice once. That is pretty friggin uncommon in this cross-fit hyper healthy day and age of athletics haha.

  • With a lift of 267 kg (588.6 lb) at the IWF World Weightlifting Championships, Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze has broken the all-time clean & jerk (the heavier of the two Olympic weightlifting techniques, the lighter being the snatch) world record of 266 kg (586.4 lb) that has stood since 1988.

    It was an intense moment, as 2 of the 3 referees called no lift for a suspected elbow pressout, but the jury (correctly) overturned the call.

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  • this story is hilarious
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  • Good for Australia too. Optics world wide surrounding Covid were bad. Rich people who can afford their own tests are going cross country or even across the world while others have to stay home. The list of bad optics goes on.

    Playing internationally is a privilege and you need to respect the country you enter into like everybody else needs to.

  • On the flipside, he is the world's #1 player and the tournament's defending champion multiple years running. Winning isn't as much of an achievement if he's left out. Also;

    -it's been revealed that multiple other unnamed players successfully entered with exemptions before him
    -sporting events around the world are being held constantly, often with some minority of unvaccinated players and/or staff. Australia's hardline stance is the problem, not Djokovic.

  • @oscillator atm protests are happening in Australia to release Djokovic. our Australian government is saying that he's free to leave whenever he likes, he won't be allowed back in country for 3 years though because of this Visa bungle.

    this story is funny as and most people in Australia just think he's a total idiot. all of this drama could have easily all been avoided if he just got vaccinated but instead he's decided to make a big deal and fight the mandatory vaccination laws.

    Melbourne Australia was recently declared the #1 most locked down city in the world. and this rich millionare Tennis Player thinks he's above the rules and thinks he can just fly in and dodge the vaccine rules that the entire population of Melbourne has had to follow for the last 2 years now?

    yeah, no.
    we don't care how good at tennis you are. he needs to follow the same rules as everyone else here if he wants to come to our city and take part in our AUSTRALIAN tournament.

  • I must say, I'm loving it.

  • I wonder if Serbia is pissed enough to halt trade with Australia and kick out their diplomats...

  • @oscillator US and UK have got our backs. we'll be fine.

  • My opinion is that thousands of athletes, musicians, business people, and travelers all are in the same boat as Djokovic, but the onus is on the person entering the country to make sure they have a valid visa and such. This can all be corroborated before you even hit the border. The consequences of being denied at the border are also transparent. From my understanding of the story, he knowingly tried to oppose the rules.

    Now, I'm not defending these overly militarized and unhospitable border guards and airports that have plagued the planet since 2001. I absolutely hate that bullshit. But this, to me, isn't some aggressive abuse of power. It's just that someone's international work permit wasn't sorted out properly.

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  • such bullshit

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    i don't agree with anti vax protesters but this news basically just proves that you just need to be a rich celebrity in order to bypass government laws that the rest of us normal people have to abide by.

  • that's right GTFO outta here!!!!

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  • Well he's finally being deported
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    I was 7 years old last time this happened. We're on a warpath. LFG!!

  • @dipset I'm rooting for you! Would love to see MacKinnon get a cup.

  • @dipset On the one hand, I now kind of understand why people older than me say they never feel bad for the Oilers because of the 80s. For as bad as the Avs were for a long time, winning the cup in their first year in Colorado and then going back and forth with Detroit and New Jersey for pretty much a decade thereafter, I do find it tough to appreciate their revival from the depths after they had already had so much success in my lifetime.

    On the other hand, this is a real tough group not to cheer for. I would have preferred to keep watch McDavid but Makar and MacKinnon is more than sufficient. Also, something I never thought I would say, I feel bad for Kadri if he doesn't make it back. He's been the non-idiot in the playoffs teams have needed him to be so it's a shame to see it might not be rewarded with playing in the finals.

    I hope the Lightning come out of the East. That would be an incredible finals and I'd be happy with the story when either team wins.

  • @capnbobamous @E_Zed_Eh_Intern

    Thanks for the support fellas.

    My butt was puckered up every single time McDavid touched the puck the whole series. Especially with a full tank of gas at the start of a game or in the 3rd in desperation mode. I think the Avalanche team is adaptable, but a lot of credit has to go to Coach Bednar for just setting those lines up right and having an NBA-like double team on McDavid when he got close to the net.

    Per the Avs success in our lifetimes, let's just say that their fall of the face of the Earth from 2006-2017 was long enough pain for me. I'd rather be a fan of a franchise that is known for continued excellence than one that has to suffer decades of misery to be celebrated for finally winning. As a Cowboys fan, I am getting to the end of my rope with their content mediocrity and I'm glad the Kronke family did the right thing by putting Joe Sakic in charge and just going hands off the business. In a sports industry plagued by nepotism, I think the Avs are run properly and that makes me happy as a fan.

    All this boring stuff aside, I don't care who the Avs play. I think they are on a warpath and their competition doesn't matter. I have a feeling a Colorado vs New York series will be great for TV ratings and kick off the next decade of NHL in America so I'll root for that matchup but I'm cool either way.


    Also, I'm gonna start a petition for Denver to build a gold statue of Sakic if we win everything.

    P.S. I've never been to Denver in my life...