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BigG67BigG67 Posts: 582
edited June 2011 in The bottom bracket
Inspired by a mate using a new golf metaphor....

"...That's an Arthur Scargill; great strike, poor result..."

and of course the classic "Sally Gunnell; an ugly little runner"

Does anyone have others from golf, cycling or indeed any sports??

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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    The Lescott pint- It's got a bad head on it.
    The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
  • guineaguinea Posts: 1,177
    Another golf one.

    The Dennis Wise - a nasty four footer.
  • oscar-joscar-j Posts: 269
    The Rock Hudson Putt - Thought it was straight but it was a bit of a censored !
  • BigG67BigG67 Posts: 582
    Someone at work just said "A Brazilian; shaves the hole..."
  • planktonplankton Posts: 78
    The OP said sport.
    Why are all of these about golf?
    :twisted:
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,754
    plankton wrote:
    The OP said sport.
    Why are all of these about golf?
    :twisted:

    It's the only way to make golf sound interesting?
  • oscar-joscar-j Posts: 269
    cue barrage of abuse.......there's a lot more skill involved in golf than there is in cycling,that's for sure
  • random manrandom man Posts: 1,518
    oscar-j wrote:
    cue barrage of abuse.......there's a lot more skill involved in golf than there is in cycling,that's for sure

    That can't be true - I'm much better at cycling than I am at golf......oh :oops:
  • BigG67BigG67 Posts: 582
    .....I will not be tempted to argue........I will not be tempted to argue........I will not be tempted to argue........I will not be tempted to argue... :wink:
  • will3will3 Posts: 2,173
    oscar-j wrote:
    cue barrage of abuse.......there's a lot more skill involved in golf than there is in cycling,that's for sure

    There's a lot of skill in brain surgery, but that's not a sport either.
  • secretsqirrelsecretsqirrel Posts: 1,349
    To 'schleck' ones chain.

    We've all done it :wink:
  • oscar-joscar-j Posts: 269
    will3 wrote:
    oscar-j wrote:
    cue barrage of abuse.......there's a lot more skill involved in golf than there is in cycling,that's for sure

    There's a lot of skill in brain surgery, but that's not a sport either.

    i've never seen brain surgery on Sky Sports.Funny that :?
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,675
    oscar-j wrote:
    will3 wrote:
    oscar-j wrote:
    cue barrage of abuse.......there's a lot more skill involved in golf than there is in cycling,that's for sure

    There's a lot of skill in brain surgery, but that's not a sport either.

    i've never seen brain surgery on Sky Sports.Funny that :?

    Which is a shame; it would be more interesting than golf.
    Ben

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  • oscar-joscar-j Posts: 269
    Ha ha,but you'll happily sit there and watch dozens of men in lycra cycle for miles and miles with nothing much happening
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,326 Lives Here
    oscar-j wrote:
    Ha ha,but you'll happily sit there and watch dozens of men in lycra cycle for miles and miles with nothing much happening

    Are you really saying golf is more exciting than cycling?

    On a cycling forum?
  • oscar-joscar-j Posts: 269
    edited June 2011
    well i'm bored and fancied a bit of controversy!
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,675
    oscar-j wrote:
    Ha ha,but you'll happily sit there and watch dozens of men in lycra cycle for miles and miles with nothing much happening

    Yes.

    You obviously don't understand. That's okay though.
    Ben

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  • oscar-joscar-j Posts: 269
    ben,you think it's boring for one of two reasons...

    1 - you've never tried it

    2 - you're shite

    which is it?
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    you can't call it a sport if you can participate and smoke a cigar at the same time
    "I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that"
    --Jens Voight
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,675
    oscar-j wrote:
    ben,you think it's boring for one of two reasons...

    1 - you've never tried it

    2 - you're shite

    which is it?

    3 - none of the above. I can play, but choose not to as it just doesn't excite me. As for watching it...
    Ben

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  • markyboy2005markyboy2005 Posts: 465
    edhornby wrote:
    you can't call it a sport if you can participate and smoke a cigar at the same time
    cipollini4.jpg

    What about cigarettes?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,453
    edited June 2011
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  • Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,553
    random man wrote:
    oscar-j wrote:
    cue barrage of abuse.......there's a lot more skill involved in golf than there is in cycling,that's for sure

    That can't be true - I'm much better at cycling than I am at golf......oh :oops:

    There is no way Mrs Tank will play a round with you now my owd. She has her standards. :P
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • random manrandom man Posts: 1,518
    random man wrote:
    oscar-j wrote:
    cue barrage of abuse.......there's a lot more skill involved in golf than there is in cycling,that's for sure

    That can't be true - I'm much better at cycling than I am at golf......oh :oops:

    There is no way Mrs Tank will play a round with you now my owd. She has her standards. :P

    I'd better not ask if she's up for a ride then :wink:
  • Inspired by a mate using a new golf metaphor....

    To do a kelly - talk bollocks for three hours!
  • CrispybugCrispybug Posts: 58
    BigG67 wrote:

    and of course the classic "Sally Gunnell; an ugly little runner"



    To mix the metaphors somewhat, but my B-i-L is a second hand car dealer (but otherwise is an alright member of the human race!) They use the 'Sally Gunnell' metaphor for second hand cars.........i.e. "Not much to look at but a f**king good runner!"
    Mad as a box of badgers
  • Although I love skiing I'm sh!t at it.
    I'd go so far as to say I ski like Michael Jackson.
    Meaning I get down.
    "Consider the grebe..."
  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    I was really shocked at the number of times that Ryan Giggs got mentioned (presumably illegally) whilst getting [email protected] in public during last weekend's exhibition match. After all, the way he and all his team mates performed, they should have been allowed to remain anyonymous.

    Henceforth, anyone who fails to turn up for a sporting occasion should be considered to be "having a Ryan".


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  • ClankClank Posts: 2,323
    Swansea? In the premiership?

    They'll go down quicker than an Italian in a penalty box.
    How would I write my own epitaph? With a crayon - I'm not allowed anything I can sharpen to a sustainable point.

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  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    Clank wrote:
    Swansea? In the premiership?

    They'll go down quicker than an Italian in a penalty box.

    Or, indeed, quicker than Imogen Thomas on Ryan Giggs (alledgedly!)


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