Posts Tagged ‘springboks’

The great debate continues – to use technology in sport (or more technology in some instances) or not to?
An umpire gives a batsmen out, whose going through a rough patch and his international career ends because of a bad/wrong decision (that refers to cricket for my US friends :).
A ref makes a bad call (or in the case of Mr Bryce Lawrence – 223 bad/wrong/horrendous/daft/questionable/entirely contrary to the rules/stupid/downright incompetent/where in the world did this guy get trained because he had no idea what he was doing, calls) and a nations hopes of winning the rugby world cup come to an abrupt halt!
The previous sentence is in no way directed at Mr Lawrence but is merely an example that I decided to use to make a point – I’m sure Mr Lawrence’s best years of refereeing are still ahead of him because clearly its not behind him!
Okay now that that’s off my chest let me get into this. I have always been for less use of technology than more. However when you look at all that is invested into sport these days from players careers, to the money investors lay out and the emotions of rugby fans who felt they were cheated out of winning a world cup because some New Zealander had his eyes closed all game……. Okay Thatman take it easy!!! I have come to the conclusion that the technology is there, so use it. Purists will argue (and I was one of them) that it will slow down the game and take away from the traditions of the sports and the intrigue of waiting for a human umpire to give you out when you clearly didn’t nick the ball – I say if humans are getting it wrong more and more these days and with so much at stake, then there is no other alternative than to make more use of Hawkeye, goal line tecnology, 3rd umpires and other technology out there!
I’d rather have the right decision and add a few minutes to the game than a wrong one that decides the outcome of an important game.

ThatManRuss would like to add that he holds no grudge against Mr Lawrence and wishes him nothing more than for him to never officiate another Springbok game in his life!!!

You can bite on both…

How is the server issue affecting you?

With the 2nd time BB servers are down in the past two days and tensions are running high. Im positively amazed at how much our lives revolve these devices. From businesses to hardcore (even mild) social lives are all being affected this.

As for RIM themselves, in such a competitive market, being on top of your game is vital, to your company’s growth. The Market share has already dropped in just a day. The fact that a great deal of people can almost immediately get a smartphone, that is not prone to this sort of thing is not helping

Best of Luck to RIM for sorting out this issue,  and swift recovery in the market.

 

 

Are you being tormented or enjoying the quiet time provided by the server failure RIM is experiencing? let us know

Personally I do not blame for this issue at all, I find it a lot easier to continue to Bryce Lawrence for any issues experienced anywhere on the Planet right now.

 

Just because Im amazing.

The 2011 Rugby World Cup actually starts this Sat the 8 Oct 2011 with Ireland vs Wales and England vs France.
The last few weeks has been an elaborate hoax convincing people that countries like Romania, Namibia, USA, Japan, and Scotland :), can actually play the 15 man game!
The IRB should be applauded for actually keeping it going for so long!

ThatManRuss is of the opinion that the top 8 countries should compete against each other every 4 years in whatever format they can come up with and crown the winning team!

I feel the same way about the Cricket World Cup but more so for the game of Rugby.

Most of u will probably disagree but deeeep down I know you agree with me!

Can the Bokke (South Africa) repeat or will the mighty All Blacks (NZ) finally turn form into being World Cup winners……… We will soon find out!

As for me I’m just glad the minnows are done being embarrassed!!

You can bite on both!!

So the Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC ’11) has begun! Opening Ceremony out of the way and the hosts ( The All Blacks) cruise to a comfortable win 41-10 against Toga. My thoughts in a nutshell: All Blacks (perrenial favourites) look good but then they always do, Springboks – defending champs (nobody has ever won babck to back World Cups) I’ll give them and 83.5379787 % chance of accomplishing that feat! The Aussies – as with cricket – you can just never right these guys off!

As for the Northern hemisphere – a couple of contenders I suppose England and the rest of the 6 nations but I wouldn’t count on it!!

As for the minnows (you know who you are) should you be there – NO! Are you there – YES! Make the most of it, be friendly and use this opprtunity to market your country and help boost tourism! Hope you heard that Wales 🙂

The trophy should be won by a Tri-Nations team but hey thats just ThatmanRuss’s take on things!!!!

 

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You can bite on both……………………..