University Boat Race

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  • boo 31 Mar 2013 15:11:18 11,739 posts
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    I usually watch this (and shout for Cambridge), but this year I'm going to have to yell for the dark Blues.

    My nephew's in the Oxford boat! And at 6' 10", he's the tallest guy ever to row in the race.

    Go Oxford!

    (And Cambridge.)

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  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2013 15:23:11 59,413 posts
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    I hope an entire battalion of people swim across the river this year.

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  • thelzdking 31 Mar 2013 15:24:31 4,367 posts
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    It's a massive bag of shite.

    Edited by thelzdking at 15:24:52 31-03-2013
  • Tom_Servo 31 Mar 2013 15:25:19 17,495 posts
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    Not sure anyone outside of Oxford/Cambridge cares about it. Bit puzzled as to why it gets a pretty huge billing.
  • thelzdking 31 Mar 2013 15:26:59 4,367 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Not sure anyone outside of Oxford/Cambridge cares about it. Bit puzzled as to why it gets a pretty huge billing.
    Probably because most of the country's media went to one or the other.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 31 Mar 2013 15:27:08 6,654 posts
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    6' 10" eh; wouldn't pick a fight.
  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2013 15:29:41 59,413 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Not sure anyone outside of Oxford/Cambridge cares about it. Bit puzzled as to why it gets a pretty huge billing.
    Its seen as those quintessentially British things thay housewives love, despite every boat in living memory being crewed by Canadians.

    Also, even people in oxford dont care about it.

    Edited by nickthegun at 15:30:40 31-03-2013

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  • graysonavich 31 Mar 2013 15:29:44 7,320 posts
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    I quite like the "build up", a veritable who's who of Middle England trying their hardest not to look excited about being on telly.
  • Tom_Servo 31 Mar 2013 15:30:20 17,495 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Not sure anyone outside of Oxford/Cambridge cares about it. Bit puzzled as to why it gets a pretty huge billing.
    Probably because most of the country's media went to one or the other.
    True enough.

    Pretty surprised to read the swimmer from last year was jailed for six months.
  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2013 15:33:28 59,413 posts
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    Thats a disgrace, to be honest.

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  • Tom_Servo 31 Mar 2013 15:34:18 17,495 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20003058
  • thelzdking 31 Mar 2013 15:34:35 4,367 posts
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    He was being a massive fuckwit, but six months seems very harsh.
  • Tom_Servo 31 Mar 2013 15:36:53 17,495 posts
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    The judge's comments in that article seem rather bizarre to me.
  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2013 15:42:54 59,413 posts
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    I agree with them to a certain extent. The bloke is an arsehole and he had a prejudiced view of high society. Six months is a piss take, though.

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  • RobTheBuilder 31 Mar 2013 15:46:10 6,521 posts
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    @boo I read that just as they introduced him!
  • Fab4 31 Mar 2013 15:47:05 5,990 posts
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    Its all too elitist for The Guardian to cover live.
  • Tom_Servo 31 Mar 2013 15:47:46 17,495 posts
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    Fab4 wrote:
    Its all too elitist for The Guardian to cover live.
    Heh, they must really hate it. They'd do a live blog for the opening of a bag of crisps.
  • Tom_Servo 31 Mar 2013 15:59:38 17,495 posts
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    An hour and fifteen minutes of build-up on the Beeb. Crikey.
  • sport 31 Mar 2013 16:05:43 12,684 posts
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    There really are some lovely boys on display today!
  • elstoof 31 Mar 2013 16:40:50 6,974 posts
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    That Oxford cox is freaky little bastard isn't he.
  • Syrette 31 Mar 2013 16:53:52 43,295 posts
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    How posh is this guy?

  • senso-ji 31 Mar 2013 17:03:18 5,848 posts
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    IMO the Boat Race is a good sporting event. I just wish it would include all other Universities, so it's a bit like University Challenge, and the best two teams at the end of the season can race instead of the same ones each year.
  • Tom_Servo 31 Mar 2013 17:04:47 17,495 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    I just wish it would include all other Universities, so it's a bit like University Challenge
    Well, without Oxford and Cambridge having about 20 teams each. :)
  • senso-ji 31 Mar 2013 17:08:36 5,848 posts
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    Of course, one team per University :)
  • RedSparrows 31 Mar 2013 17:20:06 22,256 posts
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    Oxbridge'd just dominate all the others for years.

    Better to do a big inter-uni thing that wasn't contingent on your institution having a dozen+ boat houses...
  • RedSparrows 31 Mar 2013 17:21:15 22,256 posts
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    p.s. woo yeah Oxford. Despite working in the university I could not give a toss.
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