March 14, 2003

I don't know anything about cricket, but this is the greatest game report ever in any sport. Ahem. [Shamelessly plundered from mefi.]

posted by tieguy to other at 08:27 AM - 15 comments

I was just about to (cross) post this myself. It kind of lends a bit of perspective to my hungover work morning.

posted by trox at 08:30 AM on March 14, 2003

It was pretty funny, but can't you guys talk in American?

posted by vito90 at 09:17 AM on March 14, 2003

It was pretty funny, but can't you guys talk in American? Yeah, it reminds me of the line from Snatch: Cousin Avy in England: "Doesn't anyone in this country speak English? You people created the fuckin' language!" But, yes, the article has some good comedic value.

posted by bcb2k2 at 09:32 AM on March 14, 2003

Also, being a person who knows less then nothing about the game of cricket, trying to follow the events in this article is enough to make one's head explode. I need some aspirin...

posted by bcb2k2 at 09:40 AM on March 14, 2003

FYI: the live soccer links worldcup2002 often posts are usually in the same vein. Maybe not as funny throughout as the cricket report, but there are always remarks that make me laugh out loud.

posted by pfuller at 09:57 AM on March 14, 2003

I honestly have no idea what I just read ... but I think it might have been pretty entertaining. Does anyone have a link to a beginner's guide to cricket? I'd like to be the only writer in America who has any clue how to decipher this stuff.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:59 AM on March 14, 2003

pfuller: Thanks. ... sniff sniff ... I didn't know you cared. You made my day.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:00 AM on March 14, 2003

Cricket for Americans actually made some sense to me, when I read it a few years ago.

posted by tieguy at 10:09 AM on March 14, 2003

Very useful, tieguy. I think I finally understand the sport now. Thanks!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:46 AM on March 14, 2003

Thanks, Tie! I'm only partially freaking confused now! Really, though ... at least I understand much more of the structure of the game. :)

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:18 PM on March 14, 2003

Try this description of cricket

posted by BigCalm at 03:05 PM on March 14, 2003

I read that much earlier, and it plain confused me even more. He was trying to be clever, and it was bloody useless. I like tie's link much better.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:09 PM on March 14, 2003

Yup, Tie's kicks anus ... other than the colors are even more hideous than SportPickle.

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:31 PM on March 14, 2003

blagged. Robbed! I'm getting heartburn. Tony, do something terrible!

posted by Bernreuther at 05:25 PM on March 14, 2003

looks like Scott Murray wrote Friday's fiver too.

posted by BigCalm at 01:36 PM on March 15, 2003

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