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The Greatest Try Ever Scored, OOT

by coldwarrior ( 25 Comments › )
Filed under Uncategorized at January 29th, 2013 - 11:00 pm

40years ago today:

 

Gareth Edwards’s try is rugby’s crowning glory. It was rugby In excelsis a magical template that each succeeding generation can only try and emulate. It may have been perfection but chasing perfection is still worthwhile. You can achieve great things on the way even if, ultimately, you fail in your objective.

Every time you watch a defender field the ball running backwards near his own line, don’t you secretly hope for a replay of that miraculous counter-attack initiated by Phil Bennett and finished with such a flourish by “that fellow Edwards”?

You rehearse in your mind what could be and many of the players out there feel exactly the same. They soil chase that moment of perfection, and though very few come close, the rugby romantic is far from dead.

The Barbarians versus the New Zealand All Blacks:

Watch this:

 

 

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25 Responses to “The Greatest Try Ever Scored, OOT”
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  1. Da_Beerfreak
    1 | January 29, 2013 11:10 pm

    And all this time I thought “Rugby” was a brand of vacuum cleaners.
    Learn something new everyday ’round here.


  2. Calo
    3 | January 29, 2013 11:24 pm


  3. unclassifiable
    4 | January 29, 2013 11:29 pm

    @ Calo:

    Saw that. Unreal isn’t it?


  4. unclassifiable
    5 | January 29, 2013 11:47 pm

    @ Moe Katz:

    So is the defense implying that if she had more African American jurors they may be more sympathetic over her killing 3 elderly people for crack?


  5. unclassifiable
    6 | January 29, 2013 11:48 pm

    @ unclassifiable:

    Good grief. Good night.


  6. Calo
    7 | January 29, 2013 11:51 pm

    @ Moe Katz:

    She was sentenced to death in 1998, saw her conviction overturned on appeal and then was convicted and condemned again in a second trial in 2002.

    There is also a good chance that she would not be sentenced to death if tried now due to mitigating factors like her drug addiction, Dieter told AFP.

    So, she’s guilty of the murder because drugs made her do it but not exactly culpable due to a racial imbalance in the jury selection pool.

    m’k


  7. Moe Katz
    8 | January 29, 2013 11:54 pm

    Logical, no?

    What’s “m’k”?


  8. Calo
    9 | January 29, 2013 11:57 pm

    @ Moe Katz:
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mk

    Bookmark UrbanDictionary, Moe


  9. Moe Katz
    10 | January 29, 2013 11:59 pm

    @ Calo:
    At least I’m in no danger of anyone around here calling me a hipster….


  10. Calo
    11 | January 30, 2013 12:01 am

    @ Moe Katz:
    :lol:


  11. AZfederalist
    12 | January 30, 2013 12:48 am

    @ Calo:

    So, she’s guilty of the murder because drugs made her do it but not exactly culpable due to a racial imbalance in the jury selection pool.

    m’k

    So, here’s a thought, carry out the sentence and society doesn’t have to worry about her committing another drug caused set of murders.


  12. The Osprey
    13 | January 30, 2013 1:03 am

    Moe Katz wrote:

    Logical, no?

    What’s “m’k”?

    In Israel, Minister of the Knesset… a member of parliament

    In South Africa, it’s the abbreviation for Umkhonto we Sizwe…the armed wing of the ANC.

    In South Park, it means drugs are bad, m’kay…


  13. 14 | January 30, 2013 3:01 am

    @ AZfederalist:
    Okay, that “hide behind the couch” thing last time was stupid. Where is everyone?


  14. 15 | January 30, 2013 3:12 am

    Um, right here. Trying to decide whether or not to order some ammo at inflated prices.


  15. Calo
    16 | January 30, 2013 3:15 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Digging through the kitty nip tonight, looking for a rat to bat around instead.

    Next question.


  16. 17 | January 30, 2013 3:50 am

    @ Mike C.:
    Kinda late for me to axe questions, but we just unearthed my deceased grampa’s unregistered 22-410 OU. I haven’t looked into legal stuff yet.


  17. 18 | January 30, 2013 4:02 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Mike C.:
    Kinda late for me to axe questions, but we just unearthed my deceased grampa’s unregistered 22-410 OU. I haven’t looked into legal stuff yet.

    What state are you in? Such a thing doesn’t require registration in most states. Not even in nY with the new draconian laws.


  18. 19 | January 30, 2013 4:19 am

    @ Mike C.:

    Oh, and is that a Harrington & Richardson? They still make those things, I think.


  19. 20 | January 30, 2013 4:20 am

    @ Mike C.:
    I’m in CA, but the gun isn’t.


  20. 21 | January 30, 2013 4:21 am

    @ Mike C.:
    No, it’s a Stevens.


  21. 22 | January 30, 2013 4:45 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Oh yeah -- I remember those. Well, if you’re in CA, you’re kinda fucked. But only kinda. One of the guys at GCP managed to get a pistol that is banned in CA through the looholes in their crappy laws. If I were you, I’d just put it in the closet and say gramps gave it to you long ago, before any of the nutso regs you have out there. I don’t think even CA requires registration of all firearms, and nobody knows when you got it, yes?

    And remember the Mike C. mantra -- “Allied, Mayflower, Ryder, U-Haul…” Move to the US while there’s still some of it left.

    They used to advertise those guns in “Boys Life” back when…


  22. 23 | January 30, 2013 5:03 am

    Good Morning. Sculptures are all around us. If you know where to look.


  23. heysoos
    24 | January 30, 2013 5:58 am

    PaladinPhil wrote:

    Good Morning. Sculptures are all around us. If you know where to look.

    dozens of bronze sculptures here in ABQ, but usually life like stuff…tons of folk art around town, and graffiti and murals are heavily promoted…highway overpasses get a lot of attention to artistic detail…pretty cool once you figure out how much there is…ABQ is sort of unusual like that


  24. 25 | January 30, 2013 7:33 am

    @ heysoos:
    In the downtown Toronto core there are at least 100 sculptures. There’s about the same in the surrounding boroughs as well. Not to mention the murals and good graffiti.


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