Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Lagamorph » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:53 pm

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KK wrote:Can’t for the life of me get into NASCAR, or its spin off with pick-up trucks. It’s on Freesports if you can stomach the monotony.


I tried it, i wanted to like it, but after a few dozen laps of monotony i couldn't take any more.

That's pretty much any kind of car race.
F1 is exactly the same for me.

F1 isn’t just about the racing, if anything it’s mostly about the strategy and nerdery hat goes around it and the race is a sort side thing.

I lost interest in F1 when the engines killed all fun for me and then sky made it painfully expensive to watch.

Watch MotoGP now as it’s on BT Sport and it’s brilliant.

What I don't get about F1 is people insisting it's a "team sport"

strawberry float off is it. It's a race. Unless it's a relay race then it's everyone for themself. I remember some outrage a few years ago because someone overtook someone else on the same team when the team had apparently decided the guy he overtook was supposed to win from their team :lol:

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Errkal » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:55 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
KK wrote:Can’t for the life of me get into NASCAR, or its spin off with pick-up trucks. It’s on Freesports if you can stomach the monotony.


I tried it, i wanted to like it, but after a few dozen laps of monotony i couldn't take any more.

That's pretty much any kind of car race.
F1 is exactly the same for me.

F1 isn’t just about the racing, if anything it’s mostly about the strategy and nerdery hat goes around it and the race is a sort side thing.

I lost interest in F1 when the engines killed all fun for me and then sky made it painfully expensive to watch.

Watch MotoGP now as it’s on BT Sport and it’s brilliant.

What I don't get about F1 is people insisting it's a "team sport"

strawberry float off is it. It's a race. Unless it's a relay race then it's everyone for themself. I remember some outrage a few years ago because someone overtook someone else on the same team when the team had apparently decided the guy he overtook was supposed to win from their team :lol:


The race is just between the drivers, the team side is the car development strategy and such like.

It’s both a solo thing and team thing.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Moggy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:38 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
KK wrote:Can’t for the life of me get into NASCAR, or its spin off with pick-up trucks. It’s on Freesports if you can stomach the monotony.


I tried it, i wanted to like it, but after a few dozen laps of monotony i couldn't take any more.

That's pretty much any kind of car race.
F1 is exactly the same for me.

F1 isn’t just about the racing, if anything it’s mostly about the strategy and nerdery hat goes around it and the race is a sort side thing.

I lost interest in F1 when the engines killed all fun for me and then sky made it painfully expensive to watch.

Watch MotoGP now as it’s on BT Sport and it’s brilliant.

What I don't get about F1 is people insisting it's a "team sport"

strawberry float off is it. It's a race. Unless it's a relay race then it's everyone for themself. I remember some outrage a few years ago because someone overtook someone else on the same team when the team had apparently decided the guy he overtook was supposed to win from their team :lol:


Yeah if they wanted to make it a team event then they should have a constructors championship

Oh wait....

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Peter Crisp » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:42 pm

If it's a proper team sport they should let the engineers drive now and again :shifty: .

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by KK » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:59 pm

The best motorsport is and will forever be Touring Cars, whether here or in Australia.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Robbo-92 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:19 pm

With how much of an impact the car performance has over the course of a season in Formula 1 it really is hard to not call it a team sport, sure the drivers main goal is the WDC but the team would much rather win the WCC (well, ideally both). With a shocking car a driver couldn’t dream of competing for the WDC and the team the WCC (with the Williams in 2018 they could barely challenge for points at a lot of races), so the team actually designing and developing a good race car is a huge part of it.

Now a spec series such as Formula E, Formula 2/3 (although some elements of the Formula E cars are no longer standardised, I think they can develop their own power train but still have to use the same chassis, aero, battery) etc are much more individually focused so its team aspects less of a focus but still quite prevalent in the background when it comes to setting up, repairing the cars etc so even in a spec series being able to hire the best engineers, mechanics and the like certainly helps the overall performance of the team.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Drumstick » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:16 pm

I stopped following F1 with lots of others back when they moved the races behind a paywall. Which is a massive shame, because for a few years it was truly brilliant.

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by NickSCFC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:51 am


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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Jenuall » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:41 am

Peanut butter and jam (and it is jam, not strawberry floating "jelly" :x ) is an abomination.

On their own they are both delicious spreads (providing you don't buy the really cheap stuff) but like leave voters and rational arguments the two things are entirely mutually incompatible.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by OrangeRKN » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:44 am

I heard a kid in the shop the other day proclaim "oh maaaan" on not being allowed to buy some sweets

Disgusting behaviour

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Vermilion » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:45 am

Eew, can't stand peanut butter, yuck.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Pedz » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:46 am

Both are disgusting. Eww.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by NickSCFC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:51 am

My nan always used to make me eat jam sandwiches as a kid which I absolutely hated as the splatted blackcurrents reminded me of slugs :?

Don't recall peanut budder jelly being around as a kid, but I did start eating it a few years back as a source of post-gym protein, found it a bit salty for my tastes.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Drumstick » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:04 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:I heard a kid in the shop the other day proclaim "oh maaaan"

Disgusting behaviour

Exactly this, verbatim, except replace "maaaan" with "duuuude". In an American accent!

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Jenuall » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:09 pm

I heard some kids using the strawberry floating awful American pronunciation of clique the other day. Made we want to murder someone. :evil:

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by LewisD » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:41 pm

NickSCFC wrote:peanut budder


U FUKIGN WOT M8!?

Me, I love Peanut butter - It's my favourite forever. Has been since I were about 5 years old.
Lovely smooth peanut butter on hot toast - a sweet and salty goo melting away into a drippy mess in my mouth. Love it.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Jenuall » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:44 pm

The PB big question - smooth or crunchy?

I'm generally a crunchy man myself but smooth has its place.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Ad7 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:46 pm

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We were in the supermarket (or store as some people in this thread would probably call it) the other day, and walking down one isle lead use to what I can only describe as a wall of peanut butter. Who the strawberry float needs 200 different types of peanut butter? :lol:

My Mrs said it's popular with gym splits, so I looked to see if I could spot the gym split versions, and sure enough there was a pot about 4x the cost of the next most exp evasive with PROTEIN written in massive letters :fp: :dread:

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Jenuall » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:18 pm

Ad7 wrote:Image

We were in the supermarket (or store as some people in this thread would probably call it) the other day, and walking down one isle lead use to what I can only describe as a wall of peanut butter. Who the strawberry float needs 200 different types of peanut butter? :lol:

My Mrs said it's popular with gym splits, so I looked to see if I could spot the gym split versions, and sure enough there was a pot about 4x the cost of the next most exp evasive with PROTEIN written in massive letters :fp: :dread:


Dude! I was in the mall the other day and they had this sick spread of peanut butter in the grocery store maaan!

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by andretmzt » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:19 pm

Jenuall wrote:Peanut butter and jam (and it is jam, not strawberry floating "jelly" :x ) is an abomination.

On their own they are both delicious spreads (providing you don't buy the really cheap stuff) but like leave voters and rational arguments the two things are entirely mutually incompatible.


I went to a bar in Seattle that did a peanut butter and jelly burger. Heaven I tell you. :datass:

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