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(Canada.com)   Calgary Stampede introduces new steer wrestling rule to prevent injury to steers during rodeo, but it's more complicated than "do not wrestle steers"   (calgaryherald.com ) divider line 64
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2010-06-24 11:57:45 AM  
This new rule is because some cowboy broke a cows neck? Cool...
 
2010-06-24 11:58:29 AM  
Isn't steer wrestling fake, anyway?
 
2010-06-24 11:59:48 AM  
A little bitty steer let me down.
 
2010-06-24 12:00:39 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Isn't steer wrestling fake, anyway?


Especially these days, what with power steering
 
paj
2010-06-24 12:00:50 PM  
I prefer the pancake wrasslin' myself.
mikegothard.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-06-24 12:05:24 PM  
Wait...

Wrestling rules for cows got the Farking Okay but not one mention for Al Gore leaving his carbon footprint all over the garments of a
Portland masseuse?

Who fell asleep at the wheel on that one?
 
2010-06-24 12:10:28 PM  
Came for football talk and I am severely disappointed in everyone and everything involved.
 
2010-06-24 12:13:54 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: DjangoStonereaver: Isn't steer wrestling fake, anyway?

Especially these days, what with power steering


I lol'd
 
2010-06-24 12:15:31 PM  
This is about as entertaining as spearing the poor things until they bleed out.
 
2010-06-24 12:15:56 PM  

NickDanger3i: Wait...

Wrestling rules for cows got the Farking Okay but not one mention for Al Gore leaving his carbon footprint all over the garments of a
Portland masseuse?

Who fell asleep at the wheel on that one?


lol, WUT?
 
2010-06-24 12:17:45 PM  

NickDanger3i: Wait...

Wrestling rules for cows got the Farking Okay but not one mention for Al Gore leaving his carbon footprint all over the garments of a
Portland masseuse?

Who fell asleep at the wheel on that one?


Yeah, but the Stampede only happens once a year, and a politco has an affair about every 15 seconds. You gotta have priorities.


/YAAAAAAAAAA-HOOOOOOO!
 
2010-06-24 12:19:40 PM  

simpsonfan: Will the steer still be allowed to hit his opponent with a chair while the ref isn't looking?


Head shots are out but having another 7 steers come out of the grandstand to beat down the cowboy is perfectly acceptable.
 
2010-06-24 12:20:04 PM  
Which Calgary Farker submitted this?

/not me
 
2010-06-24 12:21:06 PM  
In addition to the rule change, the PA Announcer will no longer be allowed to use the phrase "break-neck speed" in his color commentary for any of the events.
 
2010-06-24 12:24:53 PM  
Done in 4.
 
2010-06-24 12:25:27 PM  
What's the best part of Calgary? Leaving it.

I spent 3 hours in traffic, followed by 2 hours of horrendous service everywhere I went. Don't travel there, go up to Edmonton instead, where everybody isn't a jackass.
 
2010-06-24 12:25:34 PM  

NickDanger3i: Wait...

Wrestling rules for cows got the Farking Okay but not one mention for Al Gore leaving his carbon footprint all over the garments of a
Portland masseuse?

Who fell asleep at the wheel on that one?


Here ya go (new window)
 
2010-06-24 12:26:27 PM  

kpottruff: simpsonfan: Will the steer still be allowed to hit his opponent with a chair while the ref isn't looking?

Head shots are out but having another 7 steers come out of the grandstand to beat down the cowboy is perfectly acceptable.



I thought we weren't talking about Al Gore.
 
2010-06-24 12:27:29 PM  
There are only two kinds of Calgarians.

/and these don't look like steers
 
2010-06-24 12:28:46 PM  

likwidflame: What's the best part of Calgary? Leaving it.

I spent 3 hours in traffic, followed by 2 hours of horrendous service everywhere I went. Don't travel there, go up to Edmonton instead, where everybody isn't a jackass.


you sound like my wife

/she was born in Calgary, moved to Edmonton
 
2010-06-24 12:37:19 PM  

Nexzus: NickDanger3i: Wait...

Wrestling rules for cows got the Farking Okay but not one mention for Al Gore leaving his carbon footprint all over the garments of a
Portland masseuse?

Who fell asleep at the wheel on that one?

Here ya go (new window)


Aw crap!!!

I missed it. I was going to come to his defense. How do you massage a piece of wood anyway?

Well, I'll steer clear of that here.
 
Ox
2010-06-24 12:47:09 PM  

likwidflame: What's the best part of Calgary? Leaving it.

I spent 3 hours in traffic, followed by 2 hours of horrendous service everywhere I went. Don't travel there, go up to Edmonton instead, where everybody isn't a jackass.


Nail, head, on it you hit.

/Lives in Calgary
//Hates this overrated shiat hole
///Not a jackass
 
2010-06-24 12:47:33 PM  
Surely this is the right thread to mention the Lego mosaic I made of this year's Stampede poster?

i153.photobucket.com

More pics, etc (new window)
 
2010-06-24 12:47:53 PM  

likwidflame: What's the best part of Calgary? Leaving it.

I spent 3 hours in traffic, followed by 2 hours of horrendous service everywhere I went. Don't travel there, go up to Edmonton instead, where everybody isn't a jackass.


Were you riding in a Rickshas? You're either a tourist who didn't just get a cab somewhere, or a clueless ex-resident. Doesn't take 3 hours to get anywhere in the city. But I do enjoy a good hyperbole on a Thursday.
 
2010-06-24 12:50:42 PM  

SultanofSchwing: likwidflame: What's the best part of Calgary? Leaving it.

I spent 3 hours in traffic, followed by 2 hours of horrendous service everywhere I went. Don't travel there, go up to Edmonton instead, where everybody isn't a jackass.

Were you riding in a Rickshas? You're either a tourist who didn't just get a cab somewhere, or a clueless ex-resident. Doesn't take 3 hours to get anywhere in the city. But I do enjoy a good hyperbole on a Thursday.


Come to Calgary for the stampede, stay for the maneating mass transit.

/Too soon?
//yup too soon.
///Who wants to bet that the investigation won't recommend barriers between platforms and trains?
 
2010-06-24 12:52:00 PM  
ah stampede. when i get drunk with my CEO at 10am on a tuesday at multiple bars downtime. and then repeat said experience for 10 days.
 
2010-06-24 12:52:35 PM  
downtown. =/
 
2010-06-24 12:54:52 PM  

kpottruff: SultanofSchwing: likwidflame: What's the best part of Calgary? Leaving it.

I spent 3 hours in traffic, followed by 2 hours of horrendous service everywhere I went. Don't travel there, go up to Edmonton instead, where everybody isn't a jackass.

Were you riding in a Rickshas? You're either a tourist who didn't just get a cab somewhere, or a clueless ex-resident. Doesn't take 3 hours to get anywhere in the city. But I do enjoy a good hyperbole on a Thursday.

Come to Calgary for the stampede, stay for the maneating mass transit.

/Too soon?
//yup too soon.
///Who wants to bet that the investigation won't recommend barriers between platforms and trains?


I wouldn't say too soon, as Forbes said this morning "pay attention to your kids"...especially around the edge of a platform being serviced by 40 tons of light rail transit.
 
2010-06-24 12:59:13 PM  

likwidflame: What's the best part of Calgary? Leaving it.

I spent 3 hours in traffic, followed by 2 hours of horrendous service everywhere I went. Don't travel there, go up to Edmonton instead, where everybody isn't a jackass.


Haha what? In Calgary, we had the Red Mile during the Flames Cup run, and the girls were taking their tops off. In Edmonton on White Ave, you had multiple stabbings...

/Didn't know there were so many Calgarian farkers here...
 
2010-06-24 01:02:19 PM  
likwidflame
What's the best part of Calgary? Leaving it.

I spent 3 hours in traffic, followed by 2 hours of horrendous service everywhere I went. Don't travel there, go up to Edmonton instead, where everybody isn't a jackass.


Dude, my last visits to Calgary have been great. Sister and several relatives there. Found good coffee, good food, pretty girls, pretty girls, friendly ladies, did I mention lots of nice women? Wouldn't want to live there but as far as cities go I'll take it over Vancouver any day. One of the best bike friendly cities around.

/would love to visit for the outdoor game this winter
 
Ox
2010-06-24 01:03:11 PM  

scorpio: Haha what? In Calgary, we had the Red Mile during the Flames Cup run, and the girls were taking their tops off.


And every year there after a small army of cops were out lining streets and more or less ruining things for everyone. I know people have a hard on for the police here but seriously.. The Red Mile was LEGENDARY it's first year.. it's just a joke now.

OMFG BOOBIES AND SOMEONE PEED IN AN ALLEY!! SEND IN THE POLICE!
 
2010-06-24 01:05:50 PM  
How about that part where people got stabbed in Edmonton?
 
2010-06-24 01:07:46 PM  
I have always thought that rodeo was cruel to those poor dumb animals, and the livestock could get hurt also.
 
2010-06-24 01:09:51 PM  

SultanofSchwing: How about that part where people got stabbed in Edmonton?


That's sort of our thing, up here. A signature move, if you will.
 
Ox
2010-06-24 01:11:10 PM  
I had 3 people get shot/stabbed within a km of my house over a 3 week span in the summer of 08. Every major city has some violence issues, I'm not trying to deny that.

I'm just saying the Red Mile is completely over hyped, it was amazing during the cup run but even the year after is was extremely lame. Why the insane show of force if it was all so happy and merry?

I'm not a born and raised Calgarian either, so I don't get all the insane Edmonton hate either.. Are we supposed to be envious of their big mall or something?
 
2010-06-24 01:13:30 PM  
Sure are a lot of us here...

So when is the fark party? I've got it penned for July 24th, after the Stamps - Riders game.
 
2010-06-24 01:15:25 PM  

J_Marshall: Sure are a lot of us here...

So when is the fark party? I've got it penned for July 24th, after the Stamps - Riders game.


I better start looking for watermelons!
 
2010-06-24 01:17:56 PM  

Ox: I had 3 people get shot/stabbed within a km of my house over a 3 week span in the summer of 08. Every major city has some violence issues, I'm not trying to deny that.

I'm just saying the Red Mile is completely over hyped, it was amazing during the cup run but even the year after is was extremely lame. Why the insane show of force if it was all so happy and merry?

I'm not a born and raised Calgarian either, so I don't get all the insane Edmonton hate either.. Are we supposed to be envious of their big mall or something?


Geographical rivalry, Calgary hates Edmonton because they (while being a smaller city) have the capital, and also because they continually beat the piss out of us in hockey and football throughout the 80s. Edmonton hates Calgary because apart from those things, Edmonton has nothing going for it. Oh, wait, sorry, they do have the Big Mall.
 
2010-06-24 01:20:19 PM  

Ox: I had 3 people get shot/stabbed within a km of my house over a 3 week span in the summer of 08. Every major city has some violence issues, I'm not trying to deny that.

I'm just saying the Red Mile is completely over hyped, it was amazing during the cup run but even the year after is was extremely lame. Why the insane show of force if it was all so happy and merry?

I'm not a born and raised Calgarian either, so I don't get all the insane Edmonton hate either.. Are we supposed to be envious of their big mall or something?


The difference is that the Red Mile's existence hasn't been marred by violence and crime, the police presence was to ensure that and for people to feel safer attending. Hell most of the cops I met down there were right into it, most of the cheering came from them. Whereas in Edmonton's "knock off" version, the violence and crime was so bad the Mayor threatened to shut it down as a result.

As for the Edmonton hate? I don't hate Edmonton, most Calgarians don't, though we perpetuate the rivalry through sports but so does every major city pairing where they have teams in the same leagues and sports.
 
2010-06-24 01:24:02 PM  

SultanofSchwing: As for the Edmonton hate? I don't hate Edmonton, most Calgarians don't, though we perpetuate the rivalry through sports but so does every major city pairing where they have teams in the same leagues and sports.


Well said. Back in the day, when the teams actually had a rivalry, it was easier to get in to it. Now, with the NHL divisions, it doesn't mean much. The Labour Day Classic is about as close at it gets.

Last time I was in Edmonton was in the winter filming Fubar 2. Everyone was super nice, and I had a lot of fun. Also, my son LOVES the World Waterpark, so we often head up for the weekend.
 
2010-06-24 01:27:31 PM  
Last time I went to the World Waterpark I was about 12 or 13, it was so crowded I think I left after about 5 minutes of being kicked by shiatbags. But then again I used to really really dislike massive crowds.

Sadly aside from CFL games here and there (last year's LD Classic was awesome!) there's not much in terms of rivalry anymore...

Calgary's NHL rivalry has steadily shifted to Vancouver over Edmonton imo...or at least it has for me. Oilers just haven't been a threat for at least 2 seasons now.
 
2010-06-24 01:29:17 PM  
Hebalo

Fubar 2?

Wicked, f*ckin giver.
 
Ox
2010-06-24 01:30:36 PM  

SultanofSchwing: Hell most of the cops I met down there were right into it, most of the cheering came from them.


You must have seen the good ones then, all I saw was a bunch of tough guys filling ticket quotas by harassing people who were doing no harm to anyone. Maybe it's not the Red Mile being less fun, but Calgary's obsession with and ridiculous amounts of police everywhere that is my issue.

I mean if they made us safer sure, but as you said, the worst issue was women flashing people. It was just a chance to generate more revenue for the department while establishing their authority, while ruining peoples fun at the same time.
 
2010-06-24 01:31:41 PM  

New Age Redneck: Hebalo

Fubar 2?

Wicked, f*ckin giver.


I think it comes out late Sept, or Oct.

Link (new window)
 
2010-06-24 01:34:18 PM  

Ox: SultanofSchwing: Hell most of the cops I met down there were right into it, most of the cheering came from them.

You must have seen the good ones then, all I saw was a bunch of tough guys filling ticket quotas by harassing people who were doing no harm to anyone. Maybe it's not the Red Mile being less fun, but Calgary's obsession with and ridiculous amounts of police everywhere that is my issue.

I mean if they made us safer sure, but as you said, the worst issue was women flashing people. It was just a chance to generate more revenue for the department while establishing their authority, while ruining peoples fun at the same time.


You are eager to harp on them for writing tickets but forget the crimes that were prevented by having them there to begin with.

Since when is being proactive a bad thing?

Furthermore if you're not doing anything illegal or acting like a jackass, you don't get a citation...funny I know.
 
2010-06-24 01:34:54 PM  

Hebalo: New Age Redneck: Hebalo

Fubar 2?

Wicked, f*ckin giver.

I think it comes out late Sept, or Oct.

Link (new window)


tron farkin' blow!
 
2010-06-24 01:35:25 PM  
Hebalo

I think it comes out late Sept, or Oct.

Cool. Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for it.
 
Ox
2010-06-24 01:41:58 PM  

SultanofSchwing: Since when is being proactive a bad thing?


Proactive is one thing, I'm not saying no police on the streets of course, have a bunch of them patrolling around.

It's the G20 style show of force that I find really lame. Everyone was out having a good time, if they had just been there keeping the peace, mingling, then awesome. But they were there writing tickets, making money in big lines acting all tough.

I just have a problem with cops being revenue generators. They are there to keep us safe, but instead they are just glorified by-law officers filling up their ticket books.
 
2010-06-24 01:45:39 PM  
Edmonton is a shiat hole that's gotten worse in the 10 years I was there. It used to have a mid-sized city charm to it but the boom has turned it into a rat-race. Nothing more obnoxious than hicks with money to burn.

Calgary is much better. Better downtown core, better restaraunts, better night life. Close to Banff. Stampede is better than anything Edmonton could ever dream of.

I really can't stand either of them, but Calgary is by far the better city.
 
2010-06-24 02:15:44 PM  
Wow a Calgary thread that's pretty positive. That's not at all what I expected. I was born here so I've got strong desire to see Calgary become a world class city and I never understand how anyone can say that they hate it here. If you're that unhappy why not go somewhere else? Or maybe do something that will help fix whatever it is that makes you so bitter.

In fact I would suggest that any Calgary Farker who wants to post their ideas to make Calgary better post or send me an e-mail and I'll put together a list and send it off to Silly Hall and all of the Mayoral candidates. It might not do anything but at least someone will know that we have a vision for this city.
/agent­p­ap­e­ryyc­[nospam-﹫-backwards]lia­m­g*c­om -no crap please.
/ Feeling way to uplifted right now I think I'll need to go over to the Politics tab and get some snark
 
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