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(BBC)   2020 getting you down? Try watching this human chain rescue a swimmer in difficulties. Better now?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2020-08-23 10:19:20 AM  
CSB
Uncool footage
 
2020-08-23 10:22:01 AM  
They're not practicing safe social distancing. Saving that one person will probably end up killing dozens.

*smoke bomb*
 
2020-08-23 10:25:29 AM  

big pig peaches: They're not practicing safe social distancing. Saving that one person will probably end up killing dozens.

*smoke bomb*



Cruise ships in the  background.

The guy that swam out to get him saved his life.    They wanted to help, but couldn't go out far enough.  Not strong enough to maintain the chain in those waves.
 
2020-08-23 10:33:17 AM  
I must have missed the human chain part. I saw a guy swim out, get him, and bring him back while a bunch of other people stood around watching.
 
2020-08-23 10:40:24 AM  
u/gifreversingbot
 
2020-08-23 10:40:53 AM  
Subby's a liar! Unless they all lined up to paddle the guy on the arse after all the applause
 
2020-08-23 10:42:31 AM  
I tried.
 
2020-08-23 10:45:03 AM  
"Swimmer in difficulties" is an awfully fancy way of saying "dude that's farking drowning."
 
2020-08-23 10:45:16 AM  
Snipe Kills Durdle Door
 
2020-08-23 10:48:28 AM  
Not much else to say about that story.   Another headline on that page led me to a sport I've never seen.    Super Netball.    So, I had to go find a YouTube highlights video to satisfy my curiosity.    Then, my basketball brain broke when a player just casually tossed the ball into the hoop without getting blocked.


Suncorp Super Netball 2020 Firebirds v Vixens - Round 2
Youtube L2mm8MOuwBk
 
2020-08-23 10:52:38 AM  

DrBrownCow: Not much else to say about that story.   Another headline on that page led me to a sport I've never seen.    Super Netball.    So, I had to go find a YouTube highlights video to satisfy my curiosity.    Then, my basketball brain broke when a player just casually tossed the ball into the hoop without getting blocked.


[YouTube video: Suncorp Super Netball 2020 Firebirds v Vixens - Round 2]


What is this basketball without dribbling?
Playing catch but with a basket?
 
2020-08-23 11:07:58 AM  
And now they all have Covid.
 
2020-08-23 11:19:36 AM  
Writer: Should I say where it is?
Editor: Nah, everyone knows where Durdle Door beach is. I mean, it's part of the Jurassic Coast beach.
 
2020-08-23 11:28:30 AM  

waxbeans: What is this basketball without dribbling?
Playing catch but with a basket?


So, it was a misinterpretation of the rules of basketball that became a sport of its own.   Frankly, it appears to be a better sport than basketball if the goal is to get more kids involved in a basketball-like sport in gym class or intramural competition.

https://www.netballalberta.com/about-​n​etball/history.html
History of Netball
In 1891, not only did James Naismith, a 30-year-old Canadian immigrant to the USA, invent basketball, but he inadvertently aided in the invention of Netball.

In 1895, Naismith sent a copy of his basketball rules to Clara Baer, a sports teacher in New Orleans.  Baer interpreted Naismith's drawings to mean players could not leave certain areas of the court. In 1899, Clara's mistake was ratified into the rules of women's basketball as zones. Women's basketball was then taken to Britain where the original game was transformed into a passing, no dribbling game called "Netball".
 
2020-08-23 11:31:09 AM  

stuffy: And now they all have Covid.


morg: Writer: Should I say where it is?
Editor: Nah, everyone knows where Durdle Door beach is. I mean, it's part of the Jurassic Coast beach.


I just assumed it was old footage with the lack of social distancing and what appear to be cruise ships lurking in the  background.   But, the article said it was last Thursday.
 
2020-08-23 11:34:15 AM  
After they rescued him, they beat him up for being gay or something.

\cynicism successfully rescued
 
2020-08-23 12:53:44 PM  
You'll never break it.

Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
Youtube JDG2m5hN1vo
 
2020-08-23 1:04:59 PM  

DrBrownCow: waxbeans: What is this basketball without dribbling?
Playing catch but with a basket?

So, it was a misinterpretation of the rules of basketball that became a sport of its own.   Frankly, it appears to be a better sport than basketball if the goal is to get more kids involved in a basketball-like sport in gym class or intramural competition.

https://www.netballalberta.com/about-n​etball/history.html
History of Netball
In 1891, not only did James Naismith, a 30-year-old Canadian immigrant to the USA, invent basketball, but he inadvertently aided in the invention of Netball.

In 1895, Naismith sent a copy of his basketball rules to Clara Baer, a sports teacher in New Orleans.  Baer interpreted Naismith's drawings to mean players could not leave certain areas of the court. In 1899, Clara's mistake was ratified into the rules of women's basketball as zones. Women's basketball was then taken to Britain where the original game was transformed into a passing, no dribbling game called "Netball".


ROFLMAO!!!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 That is funny AF. And cool. 😎 Thanks.
I love learning odd thingies like that.
And that got to to be Farkied
 
2020-08-23 1:48:13 PM  

DrBrownCow: waxbeans: What is this basketball without dribbling?
Playing catch but with a basket?

So, it was a misinterpretation of the rules of basketball that became a sport of its own.   Frankly, it appears to be a better sport than basketball if the goal is to get more kids involved in a basketball-like sport in gym class or intramural competition.

https://www.netballalberta.com/about-n​etball/history.html
History of Netball
In 1891, not only did James Naismith, a 30-year-old Canadian immigrant to the USA, invent basketball, but he inadvertently aided in the invention of Netball.

In 1895, Naismith sent a copy of his basketball rules to Clara Baer, a sports teacher in New Orleans.  Baer interpreted Naismith's drawings to mean players could not leave certain areas of the court. In 1899, Clara's mistake was ratified into the rules of women's basketball as zones. Women's basketball was then taken to Britain where the original game was transformed into a passing, no dribbling game called "Netball".


It's a big deal in the Commonwealth. Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and the UK have strong netball competitions. NZ currently holds the World Cup.
 
2020-08-23 2:18:57 PM  
W/C-19 running around I'd be at the beach......not on your Nelly!!!!
 
2020-08-23 2:28:23 PM  

abhorrent1: I must have missed the human chain part. I saw a guy swim out, get him, and bring him back while a bunch of other people stood around watching.


Reminds me of your standard road work crew.

/ducks
 
2020-08-23 2:40:07 PM  

dickfreckle: abhorrent1: I must have missed the human chain part. I saw a guy swim out, get him, and bring him back while a bunch of other people stood around watching.

Reminds me of your standard road work crew.

/ducks


I see that in California, a lot of guys standing around for no apparent reason. My dad travels to Wisconsin for business he said they go non stop once they have good weather.  But he doesn't live there, so just his observation.
 
2020-08-23 2:55:32 PM  

DrBrownCow: Cruise ships in the  background.


They're all minimally crewed and essentially parked up in the Channel.
 
2020-08-23 4:12:16 PM  
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Some call it pop, some call it soda, some call it a human chain,some call it a human centipede.
 
2020-08-23 10:44:51 PM  
I was hoping it was a dog that was rescued - the only way to be sure it was worth the risk. But I suppose I'll give the guy who was saved the benefit of the doubt.

Those waves did look pretty rough.
 
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