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#61 Garrison

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:20 AM

Football, Lacrosse, Baseball, Golf in, Speed Walking, Ping Pong, Weight Lifting and badminton out

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:44 AM

YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT BANDY IS???? <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 :towel: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:49 AM

soccer on ice sounds like a horrible sport.

bandy sounds like something that needs to be outlawed, not reinforced.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:08 AM

just saw steeple chase, easily the dumbest of all sports at the games.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

soccer on ice sounds like a horrible sport.

bandy sounds like something that needs to be outlawed, not reinforced.


Isn't bandy like hockey except the rink is huge and theres a ball no puck, the net is enormous and the goalies have no sticks.
I'm saying Aladeen a lot because http://forum.canucks...dpost__10922428

I bet when Schneider turns 38, he will have broken all of Luongo's records.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

Isn't bandy like hockey except the rink is huge and theres a ball no puck, the net is enormous and the goalies have no sticks.


Bandy is a team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal.[1]
The rules of the game have many similarities to those of association football: the game is played on a rectangle of ice the same size as a football field. Each team has 11 players, one of whom is a goalkeeper. A standard bandy match consists of two halves of 45 minutes each. The offside rule is also similar to that observed in association football. Bandy is sometimes referred to as "winter football" or "football of the winter" in Scandinavia.


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Bandy is played on ice, using a single round ball. Two teams of 11 players each compete to get the ball into the other team's goal using sticks, thereby scoring a goal.[3] Analogous to soccer, a goal cannot be scored from a stroke-in or goal throw, and unlike soccer, a goal cannot be scored directly from a stroke-off or corner stroke.[4] In contrast to soccer, however, all free strokes are “direct” and allow a goal to be scored without another player touching the ball. The team that has scored more goals at the end of the game is the winner; if both teams have scored an equal number of goals, then the game is a draw. There are exceptions to this rule, however.

The primary rule is that the players (other than the goalkeepers) may not intentionally touch the ball with their heads, hands or arms during play. Although players usually use their sticks to move the ball around, they may use any part of their bodies other than their heads, hands or arms and may use their skates in a limited manner. Heading the ball will result in a five-minute penalty.

In typical game play, players attempt to propel the ball toward their opponents' goal through individual control of the ball, such as bydribbling, passing the ball to a team-mate, and by taking shots at the goal, which is guarded by the opposing goalkeeper. Opposing players may try to regain control of the ball by intercepting a pass or through tackling the opponent who controls the ball; however, physical contact between opponents is limited. Bandy is generally a free-flowing game, with play stopping only when the ball has left the field of play, or when play is stopped by the referee. After a stoppage, play can recommence with a free stroke, a penalty shot or a corner stroke. If the ball has left the field along the sidelines, the referee must decide which team touched the ball last, and award a restart stroke to the opposing team, just like football's throw-in.

The rules do not specify any player positions other than goalkeeper, but a number of player specialisations have evolved. Broadly, these include three main categories: forwards, whose main task is to score goals; defenders, who specialise in preventing their opponents from scoring; and midfielders, who dispossess the opposition and keep possession of the ball to pass it to the forwards; players in these positions are referred to as outfield players, to discern them from the single goalkeeper. These positions are further differentiated by which side of the field the player spends most time in. For example, there are central defenders, and left and right midfielders. The ten outfield players may be arranged in these positions in any combination (for example, there may be three defenders, five midfielders, and two forwards), and the number of players in each position determines the style of the team's play; more forwards and fewer defenders would create a more aggressive and offensive-minded game, while the reverse would create a slower, more defensive style of play. While players may spend most of the game in a specific position, there are few restrictions on player movement, and players can switch positions at any time. The layout of the players on the pitch is called the team's formation, and defining the team's formation and tactics is usually the prerogative of the team's manager(s).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandy

sounds like crap.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:45 PM

Like I said before MMA should be in. Problem is who is willing to fight 3, 4, 5 times in a matter of weeks
I'm saying Aladeen a lot because http://forum.canucks...dpost__10922428

I bet when Schneider turns 38, he will have broken all of Luongo's records.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

Like I said before MMA should be in. Problem is who is willing to fight 3, 4, 5 times in a matter of weeks

it would have to be an altered version of mma, where it's based on points for strikes and takedowns, or instant wins for a submission. everyone would need to wear full head, hand and leg gear

Edited by avelanch, 06 August 2012 - 01:33 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:38 PM

Biggest splash competition would be awesome!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:41 PM

Pie the Norwegian ref should be added ::D
Hockey is the only sport, the rest are just games.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:29 PM

Does anybody here think short-distance straight-line power skating could be developed into an event for Crashed Ice (Ice Cross) competitors? Perhaps countries could produce ice cross teams with specialized athletes, much like they do for track-and-field. The Winter Olympics lack an equivalent to the 100m and 200m sprints.

With a wide enough track to accommodate four skaters, I'm sure it would be exciting. Skating techniques between speed skating and power skating differ, which I think could justify the incorporation of this event into the Winter Olympics. Hockey skates and clap skates work very differently as well. Seeing the fastest power skaters in the world would be fun. They may not necessarily be great hockey players, but they would still be able to compete in the Ice Cross events.

Movement in hockey skates is more sporadic, involving more strides and arm swinging, making power skaters appear more like sprinters than speed skaters. At 100 meters or 200 meters, players could be flying the way Pavel Bure does in the neutral zone here.


Edited by WeatherWise, 06 August 2012 - 07:24 PM.

The greatest segue into a weather segment.




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