Field Theory by Hadyn Green

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Field Theory: It's a new season

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  • Evan Yates,

    "there are 6 sports in the world that are played with a net but no ball, and this is one of them"

    Without resorting to Google or Wikipedia...

    1. Ice Hockey
    2. Badminton
    3. Quoits
    4. Frisbee Golf (?)
    5 ...

    Nope. I'm dry.

    Hamiltron, Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Nov 2006 • 197 posts Report Reply

  • Evan Yates,

    ...now I've followed Haydn's links I see quoits was already on the list.

    (Assumption : The net is part of separating teams or integral to scoring points/goals etc., and not just a safety device)

    According to old-time English usage, fishing is "sport" and a net is used in fishing... (Grasping at straws?)

    Hamiltron, Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Nov 2006 • 197 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Irvine,

    Butterfly catching gets great coverage on ESPN, I'm going with that.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 242 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Bassmasters also uses a net and gets ESPN coverage.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4460 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    1. Ice Hockey
    2. Badminton
    3. Quoits
    4. Frisbee Golf (?)
    5 ...

    5. Underwater hockey.
    6. Inline hockey.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Actually I don't know about 5. It says goals, but it wouldn't make much sense to have a net underwater.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    Also known as the netball competition where the Bay of Plenty Magic come to your town and fuck over your team.

    Ahem. Waikato -Bay of Plenty Magic.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Also known as the netball competition where the Bay of Plenty Magic come to your town and fuck over your team.

    Hadyn, your blog just suddenly got picked up on a lot more google searches for porn I'm guessing.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Ahem. Waikato - Bay of Plenty Magic.

    Yeah I don't like writing the Waikato bit either :)

    Also known as the netball competition where the Bay of Plenty Magic come to your town and fuck over your team.

    Hadyn, your blog just suddenly got picked up on a lot more google searches for porn I'm guessing.

    That and the Max Mosley orgy reference

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    6. Inline hockey.

    Doesn't that use a hockey ball?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    6. Inline hockey.

    Doesn't that use a hockey ball?

    No that's roller hockey, which is played on quads. Inline hockey is played on inline skates, with a puck.

    See, for example, this puck.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    1. Ice Hockey
    2. Badminton
    3. Quoits
    4. Frisbee Golf (?)
    5 ...

    5. Underwater hockey.
    6. Inline hockey.

    7. Fishing

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    8. Gladiatorial combat.

    Damn! I was about to say that

    West • Since Feb 2009 • 794 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    Actually, there are hundreds. Halo, Quake, World of Warcarft ... all played with a Net.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed6502,

    9. Roller derby, if you count the fishnets. ;)

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    9. Roller derby, if you count the fishnets. ;)

    Nah, you've got to have balls to step willingly bout with those ladies.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    Good god my english is atrocious.

    Read as:

    Nah, you've got to have balls to willingly bout with those ladies.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    to willingly bout

    Split infinitive?

    Just winding you up :)

    West • Since Feb 2009 • 794 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    Would you believe that I got a scholarship mark in my bursary English exam?

    It was a while ago.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    I forgot to mention that the baseball season also started yesterday and the Mets are on a roll winning their first game...only 999 games* to go!

    *exaggeration

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    But you can bask in the glory of your 100% winning record for the season.

    (As a Highlanders supporter I have come to recognise that we should celebrate whatever statistics we can.)

    Te Ika A Maui - Whakatane… • Since Oct 2008 • 577 posts Report Reply

  • Naly D,

    How about that the Highlanders have a better points differential than the Hurricanes at the moment?
    Or that despite having one less win than the Brumbies, you're ahead of them?

    Source

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 307 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    Lovely. But it is all those bonus points from where they have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory or had the match stolen by some dodgy reffing decisions (what" me biased?) They also represent where we could have been about 3 points better off.

    Still, I was gratified to see we were holding up 7th place despite the crap start to the season. But I have serious doubts about making the semi's.

    Te Ika A Maui - Whakatane… • Since Oct 2008 • 577 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Good to hear you on NatRadio this morning, H.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

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