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(Some Guy)   Australians claim Poms are cheating with their new bat design at Ashes. With pic of bat that apparently takes "leg slip, leg gully, square leg, and even third legs" out of game, whatever the hell they are. Heather Mills' prothesis?   ( divider line
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2006-11-23 08:07:41 PM  
Poop thread?
2006-11-23 08:19:44 PM  
*blink* *blink*
2006-11-23 08:22:33 PM  
I know it's English, but I can't make heads or tails of this headline.
2006-11-23 08:22:43 PM  
Yes! Go Sabres! ... wait ...
2006-11-23 08:26:26 PM  
I have no idea what's going on right now

/the wisdom of towelie
2006-11-23 08:27:45 PM  
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2006-11-23 08:29:30 PM  
what happened to the zombo thread?
2006-11-23 08:31:21 PM  
2006-11-23 08:32:21 PM  
I don't know what's going on but at some point there will be cucumber sandwhiches served on little tiny tables under large white umbrellas.

And someone will stick a wicket somewhere.
2006-11-23 08:32:40 PM  
2006-11-23 08:32:49 PM  
I smell something burning.
//Me last Mohican. Must be me!
2006-11-23 08:33:09 PM  
Could someone please translate this headline from Austrailian into English please? Thank you and hava happy (U.S.) Thanksgiving
2006-11-23 08:33:30 PM  
Where the hell is the Austrailian to English setting on Babel Fish?
2006-11-23 08:34:58 PM  
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2006-11-23 08:35:41 PM  
OH! I get it. It's supposed to be a joke.

HA HA! Jokes on you submitter, no one cares about Heather Mills
2006-11-23 08:36:03 PM  
It's a joke people. The guy is holding a rather poorly photoshoped false leg, not a cricket bat.

Translation into American, "Yankess furious Dodgers are using new bat that never fouls. 'You may as well do away with the foul line' says [coach]". Followed by picture of Giambi holding prostetic leg at plate.

Here endeth the lesson.
2006-11-23 08:36:53 PM - the least entertaining website I have visited today.
2006-11-23 08:37:53 PM  
I might be too drunk to comperehend that headline...
2006-11-23 08:38:16 PM  
The first two makes a a lot of sense. A fielder on the on side of the wicket-keeper is known as a leg slip. A leg gully is a fielding position on the leg side. Don't know what the third one is. My being English born and bred, with a cricket-playing husband and son, helped. American football, on the other hand, means sod all to me - which makes life somewhat difficult as I now live in the US.

If anyone really wants to learn about cricket, try a bit of the wiki.
2006-11-23 08:39:07 PM  
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2006-11-23 08:39:29 PM  
Cricket is tied for the most boring sport ever with golf.
2006-11-23 08:40:56 PM  
Cricket is just like baseball. Only waaaay more boring.
2006-11-23 08:42:05 PM  
Cricket. Lamest. Sport. Evar.
2006-11-23 08:43:34 PM  





/got nuthin'
2006-11-23 08:47:40 PM  
It's a joke, people. Look closely: the cricketer is Paul McCartney, and the "bat" is a false leg a la Long John Silver; obviously a desperate and rather tasteless attempt at humor.
2006-11-23 08:48:14 PM  
The new bowler for Somerset is our Spinner Heath who has a cover point long on square leg deep extra cover on two short legs.
2006-11-23 08:59:13 PM  
A real cricket bat:

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Field positions in cricket:

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/Bored and felt like image-linking
2006-11-23 09:05:30 PM  
Am I the only one that read that as "Australians claim Porns are cheating blah blah?"
2006-11-23 09:09:01 PM  
I have no idea what that headline meant. I do know to keep an eye out for a small Italian bistro near a cricket (or Krikkit) field, however.

/hopefully not obscure
2006-11-23 09:09:20 PM  
Did Dennis Miller's slightly more retarded brother submit this?
2006-11-23 09:09:55 PM  
You Yanks are all so dumb. Cricket is simple, i'll explain simply it so you can all understand it:

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in, goes out, and when he's out, he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out. When both sides have been in and out including the not-outs, that's the end of the game.
2006-11-23 09:11:50 PM  
2006-11-23 09:17:13 PM  
It's a cat in a box, got it!
2006-11-23 09:17:52 PM  
Really, was that headline in English??
2006-11-23 09:17:52 PM  
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2006-11-23 09:19:17 PM  
Meh, headline is lame, picture linked to is even lamer...

Back to the important issues though: GO AUSSIES!!!!

The Poms have no chance in hell of winning this series. The Aussies are seriously pissed off after England fluked winning the last series with a bunch of draws and bad weather.

You can see it in Punters eyes; he is angry. I would be very very scared if I were an English cricketer. The Poms will be humiliated.
2006-11-23 09:22:22 PM  

Well said!

2006-11-23 09:23:46 PM  
What was that diagram for? 43-Man Squamish?
2006-11-23 09:34:24 PM  
Most confusing headline ever. Boo.
2006-11-23 09:36:00 PM  
Is it called the silly point because you'd have to be retarded to stand that close the bat?
2006-11-23 09:36:11 PM  
Ehhh, if this newfangled bat would make it rare to mishiat the ball towards your 'leg' side, can't you do a shift and stack your fielders in the area where the ball most likely would be hit? I have no idea about whether the bat works as advertised, but I'd see this as a disadvantage, only hitting in half the field.

In baseball, teams use something known as the 'Giambi shift' when Jason Giambi is up at bat. All the fielders move over to the right hand side of the field, because they know Giambi never hits the ball towards the left. This is an extreme case, but fielders position themselves in accordance to how a batter hits all the time.

/can a cricket bat be made like that? i dunno
2006-11-23 09:39:40 PM  
You mean you can play a game with a cicket bat? I just keep one around in case the dead start to walk.
2006-11-23 09:43:51 PM  
What the flying f**K?!
2006-11-23 09:49:58 PM  
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2006-11-23 09:52:28 PM  
I thought this was an English language site?
2006-11-23 09:54:40 PM  
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2006-11-23 10:09:02 PM  
I just thought it was time that someone repeated the fact that the article is a lame joke...

I thought cricket was boring until I'd seen enough to understand more than the most basic details of the game (not that it deserves your full attention for every minute of a match). Cricket goes perfectly with day long summertime BBQ pissups.
2006-11-23 10:20:45 PM  
Cerebral Ballsy: Cricket. Lamest. Sport. Evar.

It's different to US-style sports. You guys all have mass-media ADD and need satisfaction immediately. Cricket isn't fast (except in one-day and twenty-twenty versions), nor is it meant to be. It's more like a war than a game of baseball. You don't watch the whole thing, you just check in for half an hour or so a couple times a day to see how the campaign is going.
2006-11-23 10:30:44 PM  
England got 2 wickets in the last over. Woo hoo! 468 for 6 at the mo.
2006-11-23 10:35:35 PM  
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