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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Daccordi Rider » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:51 pm

Here is a bogans reaction to "Our Cadel" courtesy Mr Q at Things Bogans Like - Not sure if this is allowed or not but it is funny.

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby il padrone » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:08 pm

Pissaahh!!!

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Daccordi Rider » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:49 pm

Kind of figured that may happen, sorry. Anyway if you want to see it go to Things Bogans Like and scroll through the comments on the "Talking about joining the army" topic.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby CommuRider » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:38 pm

Awwwwwww glad I read it before it got dinged. Maybe you can MS paint it?
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby CommuRider » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:19 am

Les Visiteurs!

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And I didn't realise the TdF spectators are so concerned about the welfare of the cyclists that they give away newspapers on the side of the road :-) (can I say I wish we had people like that in this country?)

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One of my faves :-)

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby roller » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:30 pm

CommuRider wrote:Les Visiteurs!


:lol:

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby CommuRider » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:33 pm

roller wrote:
CommuRider wrote:Les Visiteurs!


:lol:

movie!


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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby martinjs » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:00 pm

Quick foot note to Hangdog98, AFL is not just a Melbourne sport. It's one of the most popular sports in Australia. Played and watched big time in Victoria, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and apparently pretty big in NT, also very popular in Southern NSW and is growing in Sydney and Brisbane. The AFL Grand final was watched by 3.72 million viewers last year in Australia and apparently is watched in growing numbers all over the world. Also it's the closest sport we have to a truly Australian sporting event.

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

Have a look at some of the names of people they have had at the Grandfinal at Half time, can be found at the bottom of the website. The first ever VFL football match was in 1897 and the game was played even longer than that in Southern parts of Australia.
Not as big as the TDF but not to shabby.

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby David_G » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:18 pm

martinjs wrote:Quick foot note to Hangdog98, AFL is not just a Melbourne sport. It's one of the most popular sports in Australia. Played and watched big time in Victoria, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and apparently pretty big in NT, also very popular in Southern NSW and is growing in Sydney and Brisbane. The AFL Grand final was watched by 3.72 million viewers last year in Australia and apparently is watched in growing numbers all over the world. Also it's the closest sport we have to a truly Australian sporting event.

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

Have a look at some of the names of people they have had at the Grandfinal at Half time, can be found at the bottom of the website. The first ever VFL football match was in 1897 and the game was played even longer than that in Southern parts of Australia.
Not as big as the TDF but not to shabby.

Martin


+1 from me.
95,000 plus people cheering for him at half time or before the game would be quite a tribute. I've been to about 20 GFs and it is the biggest annual sporting event in Australia, good fit with Le Tour being the biggest annual sporting event on Earth.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby snark » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:19 pm

martinjs wrote:The AFL Grand final was watched by 3.72 million viewers last year in Australia and apparently is watched in growing numbers all over the world.


I think the last stages of the tour got about 700-800 thousand viewers at a 10pm+ timeslot. I know it's a "what if", but what would they have rated if they were mid afternoon or early evening? I can't find ratings figures for Kieran Perkins in Atlanta but I'm sure the last stages would have been in that ballpark.

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby sogood » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:33 pm

2011 TdF must have finished. Why else are we seeing this turning into an AFL thread? :roll:
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby CommuRider » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:42 pm

David_G wrote:
martinjs wrote:Quick foot note to Hangdog98, AFL is not just a Melbourne sport. It's one of the most popular sports in Australia. Played and watched big time in Victoria, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and apparently pretty big in NT, also very popular in Southern NSW and is growing in Sydney and Brisbane. The AFL Grand final was watched by 3.72 million viewers last year in Australia and apparently is watched in growing numbers all over the world. Also it's the closest sport we have to a truly Australian sporting event.

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

Have a look at some of the names of people they have had at the Grandfinal at Half time, can be found at the bottom of the website. The first ever VFL football match was in 1897 and the game was played even longer than that in Southern parts of Australia.
Not as big as the TDF but not to shabby.

Martin


+1 from me.
95,000 plus people cheering for him at half time or before the game would be quite a tribute. I've been to about 20 GFs and it is the biggest annual sporting event in Australia, good fit with Le Tour being the biggest annual sporting event on Earth.



...ok but how many people watched the TdF and Cadel's TT worldwide? The Europeans are mad about the sport....am sure the viewing figures in proportion were higher than the America's Cup too.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Hangdog98 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:42 pm

The Victorian football chasing game is about as popular in Sydney as ice hockey. Don't believe what the Victorian AFL spin doctors tell you. I seriously don't know anybody that watches it, in fact I don't think I know anybody who knows anything about it except that about a decade or two ago, a Melbourne team was renamed the Sydney Swans and they played it somewhere. I'm not sure if they're still around but it fizzled out fairly quickly. I'm sure there are thousands of supporters in SA and NT to match the hysteria in Melbourne but seriously martinjs, it's not even on the radar up here. I would say, hand on heart that cycling is probably more popular in Australia's biggest city than AFL.

David G, I've never been to the Victorian game but I have been to the TDF and 95,000 people cheering is just the people visible at the start of the average stage without counting the million or so along the route each day. Judging by your profile pic...you would know this. AFL isn't up there with anything on a TDF scale. The 2000 Sydney Olympics is probably the only Australian sporting event that could be compared with the TDF.

Now stop trying to promote AFL and get back to praising Cadel Evans as the greatest Australian Sportsman since Robbie McEwan :D
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby CommuRider » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:53 pm

Watching Aussie Rules and admiring Cadel Evans ain't mutually exclusive. I like most sports.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby martinjs » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:19 pm

Hangdog98 wrote:The Victorian football chasing game is about as popular in Sydney as ice hockey. Don't believe what the Victorian AFL spin doctors tell you. I seriously don't know anybody that watches it, in fact I don't think I know anybody who knows anything about it except that about a decade or two ago, a Melbourne team was renamed the Sydney Swans and they played it somewhere. I'm not sure if they're still around but it fizzled out fairly quickly. I'm sure there are thousands of supporters in SA and NT to match the hysteria in Melbourne but seriously martinjs, it's not even on the radar up here. I would say, hand on heart that cycling is probably more popular in Australia's biggest city than AFL.

David G, I've never been to the Victorian game but I have been to the TDF and 95,000 people cheering is just the people visible at the start of the average stage without counting the million or so along the route each day. Judging by your profile pic...you would know this. AFL isn't up there with anything on a TDF scale. The 2000 Sydney Olympics is probably the only Australian sporting event that could be compared with the TDF.

Now stop trying to promote AFL and get back to praising Cadel Evans as the greatest Australian Sportsman since Robbie McEwan :D

Not about pushing AFL, just correcting your facts, I love cycling and watching TDF as well, but I'm not a single focus sports supporter.
I love cycling watching and doing, swimming doing and watching (but less likely to) AFL, Cricket, V8 Supercars, Moto GP, superbikes. I don't count a sport on how many people watch it, soccer bores me to tears (used to like playing but not watching) Rowing and canoeing is pretty good to watch and do. I'm just not a single focus person, I've always followed cycling to a degree but before turning back to cycling this time in 2007 I followed the TDF on radio and TV without staying up for it. Since 2007 I've been watching it more and more every year and I agree that Cadel's effort rates up there with the very best. :D
I grew up in Bendigo, do a bit of Googling and you will find a pretty good cycling history and events there, including people who went to the commonwealth and Olympic games.

Maybe Sydney isn't real big but parts of NSW's are, along with cycling mind you. :D :wink:

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby MikeyD360 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:11 pm

Umm.. WT??

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Livetoride » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:17 pm

MikeyD360 wrote:Umm.. WT??

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That's friggin off
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2011 Tour de France

Postby Redbull » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:25 pm

MikeyD360 wrote:Umm.. WT??

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Its what you get when you ride more TDFs than anyone (equal with one other) and are the most successful team man of all time.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby David_G » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:40 pm

Hangdog98 wrote:David G, I've never been to the Victorian game but I have been to the TDF and 95,000 people cheering is just the people visible at the start of the average stage without counting the million or so along the route each day. Judging by your profile pic...you would know this. AFL isn't up there with anything on a TDF scale. The 2000 Sydney Olympics is probably the only Australian sporting event that could be compared with the TDF.

Now stop trying to promote AFL and get back to praising Cadel Evans as the greatest Australian Sportsman since Robbie McEwan :D


I don't know where you got the idea that I was saying that the Gf is better than Le Tour, I was suggesting that if Cadel did appear at it he would be wildly appreciated for his efforts, I've been to one TdF and that was for every stage in 2009, so I've probably spent more time watching cycling than the grand finals, they are both the best of their sports.
I was also defending the AFL fans a bit because it was mentioned in several threads that only "bogans" would be there, well I don't think that is anywhere near correct.
That would be like saying that the drunks on the way up Alpe d'Huez were your average cyclist or cycling fans, which in my experience they aren't, they are just your average drunks.

If you've never been to an AFL game, well that's your loss, I've been to plenty :)

The 2000 Olympics were 11 years ago and apart from Cathy Freeman's contribution all I can remember of it was the Bridge getting set fire...again.

Cadel does live in Victoria each summer so it would be great to have him at the biggest sporting event in Victoria, that's all I was saying.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Hangdog98 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:13 am

I was suggesting that if Cadel did appear at it he would be wildly appreciated for his efforts

I'm often bemused at the appearance of soccer stars on the MotoGP grid in Spain and Italy. I think to myself "who is this clown?" I can't imagine the reception a Champion Victorian Ball Chaser would have gotten at the UCI World Champs in Geelong but I suspect it would confuse the hell out of many non-Victorians (who is this clown in tight short shorts and a tank top?) I do however respect that the game is very popular in Victoria and some other parts of Australia and not by accident. Yes, by local standards it has quite the following.

However I can't, for the life of me, see the connection between Cadel's TDF victory and a local football code's grand final nor understand why he would want to be there to celebrate his cycling victory. Does he follow the game? I'm sure most Victorians see the point, but I don't. If Cadel is a fan then I suppose he will be wildly appreciative of sharing the spotlight with the likes of Mr kazaley and... errr... other famous players.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby norbs » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:16 am

I seem to remember the crowds at the Worlds in Geelong were pretty good considering there was a replay of the GF on that weekend.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby martinjs » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:19 am

However I can't, for the life of me, see the connection between Cadel's TDF victory and a local football code's grand final nor understand why he would want to be there to celebrate his cycling victory. Does he follow the game?


I think I saw something in another tread or website where Cadel thanked the Collingwood army (there supporters) for there support, that would suggest to me he has a bit more than a passing interest in AFL, but really Collingwood? :roll: :lol:


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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby snark » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:31 am

martinjs wrote:I think I saw something in another tread or website where Cadel thanked the Collingwood army (there supporters) for there support, that would suggest to me he has a bit more than a passing interest in AFL, but really Collingwood? :roll: :lol:


The Geelong Advertiser (no comments about its reputability!) said multiple times this week that Cadel is a Geelong supporter.

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby David_G » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:36 am

No claims here that he is a Collingwood fan, just thanking people, he may have done the same at other clubs


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