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  • #11827
    Spelly
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    Like a lot of people, I’m not hugely interested in the game until SW19 comes round, and it’s wall to wall on the Beeb. Watching Cilic v Medvedev as I type this, but………

    Can anyone answer me this please?

    Why when serving, do you have two “chances” to get it right?

    If our goalkicker tomorrow misses a conversion, he won’t be allowed a second attempt!

    In fact, can you think of any other sport where a “mistake” is allowed?

    Spelly

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    #11829
    Torn Sock 1
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    It’s always been the rules, it gives more variety as people go for it more on first serve and allows different types of games/serves.

     

    Other sports with second chances;

    Football/Rugby – Yellow/red cards

    Swimming/Athletics (Used to be) – False starts

    Cricket – No balls/wides

    Snooker – Have another go after a foul

    Baseball – you get 3 strikes

    Pretty sure there will be others, like Sailing, Biathlon, Weightlifting and a few other sports that are mainly on TV during the Olympics.

    #11933
    MT
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    Don’t agree with your cricket inclusion. It is not the side bowling the wide or no ball getting a second chance at all. They are penalised for it.

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    …. In fact, can you think of any other sport where a “mistake” is allowed? Spelly

    Rugby league – any match refereed by Bent Haler.

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    Royston Vasey
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    Don’t agree with your cricket inclusion. It is not the side bowling the wide or no ball getting a second chance at all. They are penalised for it.

    Unless they take a wicket with the ‘extra’ ball, of course.

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    i like most sports but cant be doing with tennis and golf, dont know why but never really watched them 2 for some bizzare reason

    #11963
    Spelly
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    i like most sports but cant be doing with tennis and golf, dont know why but never really watched them 2 for some bizzare reason

    All to our own mate!

    I’m not into any of the motor sports. I know Formula One is watched by zillions, but it does precisely nowt for me, and as I’ve said many times, I can’t stand Yawnion.

    After RL, Darts and Snooker are joint second for me.

    Also we’re coming up to the Olympics, and there’ll be sports on the Beeb that you only see once every four (or five this time) years, but I’ll be glued to ’em!

    Spelly.

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    Royston Vasey
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    Show jumping is the one that used to get me.

    One of the funniest rants I ever saw was one of my mates back in the day yelling at the Olympics on the telly that show jumping wasn’t a sport and that there weren’t any train drivers in the show jumping and that it was just a bit of fun for toffee nosed ………. and that it is one step removed from fox hunting.

    It was really funny to watch but imho there was / is an element of truth to it.

    #11967
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    I find it hard to watch the tennis these days, I’ve only ever been a Wimbledon watcher mind. A bit like our sport, it’s very power-oriented now and there seems to be little scope for off-the-cuff skill.

    I agree with Spelly, F1 and motor sports in general are the ones that get me. I don’t understand what people get out of watching it. But, each to their own.

    #11988
    Mick George
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    Tenpin Bowling, why 2 goes ?

    Darts, why 3 arrows

    #11990
    Spelly
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    Tenpin Bowling, why 2 goes ? Darts, why 3 arrows

    Good call(s) mate!

    I love the darts, but until just now, I’ve never even thought of “Why do they have three arrers?

    Spelly.

     

     

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    I guess you could skittle the pins in 1 go in bowling but if you had to watch darts and it was 1 arrow a time, it’d get boring quickly.

    Look how popular NFL is. You get 4 chances to move 10 yards and, if you do it, you get another 4 chances to move the next 10 yards. That’s like having a set of 40 tackles to go the length of the pitch 🙂

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    I guess you could skittle the pins in 1 go in bowling but if you had to watch darts and it was 1 arrow a time, it’d get boring quickly. Look how popular NFL is. You get 4 chances to move 10 yards and, if you do it, you get another 4 chances to move the next 10 yards. That’s like having a set of 40 tackles to go the length of the pitch 🙂

     

    Couldn’t agree more, my dart scenario was a little tongue in cheek, this is one obvious answer to Spelly’s OP the other being that these are the rules. Imagine having one serve in tennis, the lack of rallies and the under arm serve would hardly make god viewing.

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    I guess you could skittle the pins in 1 go in bowling but if you had to watch darts and it was 1 arrow a time, it’d get boring quickly. Look how popular NFL is. You get 4 chances to move 10 yards and, if you do it, you get another 4 chances to move the next 10 yards. That’s like having a set of 40 tackles to go the length of the pitch 🙂

    Not strictly true though. In Rugby League you have in theory 6 tackles to score a try. If however you’re only 30 yards from your own line on the last tackle you don’t try and run, you kick it. Same applies in NFL in most instances, in that you get 3 goes (Unless the game or field position dictate).

     

    If you want the opposite of your rule though Spelly, Athletics has just introduced a terrible new one (For the Diamond league only I hope). In the field events you usually get 6 goes. Now they only get 5, and then the top 3 all have a 6th attempt, but it’s only the 6th effort that determines who wins. Previous 5 mean diddly squat. Stupid gimmick that needs getting rid of asap.

    In theory someone could break the world record in Round 3, but if they got injured in Round 4 and couldn’t continue they wouldn’t win.

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    Aussie Rules.

    You have four posts, a goal is scored if you get it between the middle two posts, if you go through the side gaps you score a ‘behind’. A goal counts for six points, a behind counts one point.

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