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FF:NZ Who's gonna win the Cup?

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Kai_Halicon, Feb 20, 2003.

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Who's gonna win the Cup?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. We are! For we are superior yachtsmen!

    14.3%
  2. They are! For they have supposedly 'stolen' two of our superior yachsmen

    14.3%
  3. Who care? the sooner it's over, the better.

    71.4%
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  1. Kai_Halicon

    Kai_Halicon Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 12, 2002
  2. Kai_Halicon

    Kai_Halicon Jedi Padawan star 4

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    gee... guess which one I picked...

    :D
     
  3. SimplyThrilledHoney

    SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling star 3

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    May 19, 2002
    sign me up for the "who gives a toss" flotilla!
     
  4. Norrad_Roff

    Norrad_Roff Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 26, 2001
    ^
    ^
    [face_plain]

    Then we no longer have to listen to all the whinging.
     
  5. -Winter-

    -Winter- Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Shouldn't there be a "They are! But I don't care they 'stole' our superior yachtsman" choice? ;)

     
  6. Klimt_Of_Tornesdal

    Klimt_Of_Tornesdal Jedi Master star 3

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    Count me in for the "Who really cares?" brigade. Though I did hear an interesting comparison between Black Magic and the Warriors the other day...

    For one group, you need 17 team members and $30 for a pair of boots.

    For the other you need 17 team members and $30 million for a pair of boats.

    :p

     
  7. Kai_Halicon

    Kai_Halicon Jedi Padawan star 4

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    :D

    That's priceless, Klimt.
     
  8. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 23, 2000
    There was a Star Wars/America's Cup reference on the back of today's Herald in the 'sideswipe' column.

    I'd quote it exactly, but I forgot it was todays and we used it to catch paint while painting the kitchen.

    Apparently, someone had made a reference earlier to Dean Barker and his girlfriend Mandy being the Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia of the Gulf, but the bit today said something like 'Star Wars fans have pointed out that Luke and Leia are in fact brother and sister'.
     
  9. -Winter-

    -Winter- Jedi Youngling star 2

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    LOL, those nerdy SW fans just wouldn't tolerate that kind of mistake. ;)
     
  10. Klimt_Of_Tornesdal

    Klimt_Of_Tornesdal Jedi Master star 3

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    Yeah I remember seeing that one, Kitt. That was the one with Dennis Conner as Jabba if memory serves.
     
  11. SimplyThrilledHoney

    SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling star 3

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    May 19, 2002
    my new take on this is that the America's Cup will _never_ end. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will just continue postponing the races forever, until the Swiss just give up in disgust and fly home.
     
  12. -Winter-

    -Winter- Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Mar 12, 2002
    I can see a patch of blue sky here so hopefully the waether will clear up soon. :)

    But this was a bit unexpected: [link=http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3197876&thesection=news&thesubsection=general]Cyanide letter threat to Cup[/link] ...
     
  13. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 23, 2000
    They're racing again ... looks rough out there.

    My Dad's opinion: "They've had it!" but then, he is a bit of a pessimist ;)

    e: Their mast has snapped ... looks terrible out there, hope they can get back to shore safely.
     
  14. -Winter-

    -Winter- Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Mar 12, 2002
    Oh. My. God.

    This is terrible!! :( :(
     
  15. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 2, 2001
    [face_plain]

    Perhaps I should start Gambling. I said from about the middle of the Loius Vitton that Alinghi would win.

    //shruggs shoulds//


    Bad luck for NZ. :(
     
  16. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 23, 2000
    Okay, it's the last race .. Alinghi's in the lead
     
  17. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 2, 2001
    It's not the last race. It's not the last race until Alinghi crosses the finish line before us. If we cross first - there's more races.

    It is possible to win from here, but highly unlikely... unfortunately. :(

    edit = I've just been informed we lost. :(
     
  18. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 23, 2000
    My gosh, talk about old news, lol.
     
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