History BrokenBase / Sports

17th Jun '17 10:37:30 AM nombretomado
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* In RugbyUnion, the New Zealand All Blacks' performance of haka before each game. Some fans believe that it's a great spectacle that adds to the contest, while others say it is "barbaric" and gives the All Blacks an unfair psychological advantage. Other teams[[note]]national teams of pacific island nations, the Maori All Blacks and New Zealand's national female rugby team the Black Ferns[[/note]] also do a similar performance before the game, but the All Blacks' one is by far the most controversial, because they are the #1 ranked team in the world and therefore get more attention.

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* In RugbyUnion, UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion, the New Zealand All Blacks' performance of haka before each game. Some fans believe that it's a great spectacle that adds to the contest, while others say it is "barbaric" and gives the All Blacks an unfair psychological advantage. Other teams[[note]]national teams of pacific island nations, the Maori All Blacks and New Zealand's national female rugby team the Black Ferns[[/note]] also do a similar performance before the game, but the All Blacks' one is by far the most controversial, because they are the #1 ranked team in the world and therefore get more attention.
12th Jun '17 8:47:33 AM Zuxtron
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** Compare her to Anna Kournikova (or Kimbo Slice) ForMassiveDamage, which by the way is not a complement.
28th May '17 5:29:34 AM DarcyFoster
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** There's also the VERY loud debate between Arsenal fans over whether he should be allowed to stay due to the success of the club under him (including three League titles - including a season where they didn't lose a single game - and seven FA Cups), or whether he's had his time at the club and somebody new should be allowed to take the reins.
18th May '17 8:39:45 PM EonADS
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** A lot of individual franchises have their base-breakers as well, typically among the players. Alex Rodriguez, PED-using cheater who deserves to get pegged at least once a game, or superstar with a bad rep? Aroldis Chapman; domestic abuser who should never be allowed to play, or superhuman flamethrower? The Cubs especially got hit hard by the Chapman base break when they traded for him to be their closer in 2016, and giving up the game-tying homer to Rajai Davis in Game 7 of the World Series did NOT help matters.
16th May '17 10:43:28 PM Burmy
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** Lingerie Football League (LFL) vs. "traditional" women's football (WFA, IWFL, USWFL). The LFL proponents point to their organization's success, TV deal (with MTV2), notable arenas, and major publicity, dismissing the fully-equipped women's leagues as purists who are beneath notice, claiming that their game is slow-paced and boring while noting that they don't have one-tenth the publicity that the LFL has. On the other hand, the traditional women's proponents' argument is more one of integrity, claiming they play "real" football closer to the NFL, NCAA, and high school rules, and the LFL is a cheap gimmick, with the women degrading themselves for the publicity.

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** Lingerie Legends (formerly Lingerie) Football League (LFL) vs. "traditional" women's football (WFA, IWFL, USWFL). The LFL proponents point to their organization's success, TV deal (with MTV2), notable arenas, and major publicity, dismissing the fully-equipped women's leagues as purists who are beneath notice, claiming that their game is slow-paced and boring while noting that they don't have one-tenth the publicity that the LFL has. On the other hand, the traditional women's proponents' argument is more one of integrity, claiming they play "real" football closer to the NFL, NCAA, and high school rules, and the LFL is a cheap gimmick, with the women degrading themselves for the publicity.
12th Apr '17 3:58:51 PM RoseAndHeather
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* In Gymnastics, the debate usually is Russia vs. USA. On Tumblr, saying you like the American team better is pretty much a [[InternetBackdraft death sentence]].

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* In Gymnastics, women's gymnastics, the debate usually is Russia vs. USA. On Tumblr, saying you like the American team better is pretty much a [[InternetBackdraft death sentence]]. More generally, this extends into a divide between those who emphasize the 'artistic' part of "artistic gymnastics" and think that dance and musicality are paramount while big tumbling is less important, vs those who emphasize the 'gymnastics' part and think that the sport should be doing skills that are bigger, better, higher, and stronger, dance and musicality be damned.
** Relatedly, the just exactly what the definition of 'artistry' should in the first place. Does someone like the USA's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ozAwU0fxo Jordyn Wieber]], with clear musicality but a more modern style of choreography, count? Or is the term to be reserved for the balletic style of choreography exemplified by the Netherlands' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMDB37WWUAo Lieke Wevers]], despite her relatively low-difficulty tumbling? Do not even breathe in this argument's direction if you value your life.
10th Feb '17 12:11:08 PM ZombieAladdin
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** Second, the “open minded” F1 fans which welcome almost any changes that improve the racing or make the sport more fair, like technology restrictions and the cost cap (which limits the money which an F1 team could spend in a season). They also strongly defend a more fair distribution of F1 money in order to small teams have a chance of closing the gap between they and the best teams, making the races more excitement. Also, the open minded ones don't care about tradition or the historic value of F1. They think it's better to make changes instead of living of traditionalism. Open minded fans generally see the purists as [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgia-driven fans]].

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** Second, the “open minded” F1 fans which who welcome almost any changes that improve the racing or make the sport more fair, like technology restrictions and the cost cap (which limits the money which an F1 team could spend in a season). They also strongly defend a more fair distribution of F1 money in order to for small teams to have a chance of closing the gap between they themselves and the best teams, making the races more excitement.exciting. Also, the open minded ones don't care about tradition or the historic value of F1. They think it's better to make changes instead of living of in traditionalism. Open minded fans generally see the purists as [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgia-driven fans]].
7th Feb '17 7:18:38 AM Burmy
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** Lingerie Football League (LFL) vs. "traditional" women's football (WFA, IWFL, WSFL). The LFL proponents point to their organization's success, TV deal (with MTV2), notable arenas, and major publicity, dismissing the fully-equipped women's leagues as groups of elitists who are beneath notice, noting that they don't have one-tenth the publicity that the LFL has. On the other hand, the traditional women's proponents' argument is more one of integrity, claiming they play "real" football closer to the NFL, NCAA, and high school rules, and the LFL is a cheap gimmick, with the women degrading themselves for the publicity.
*** Especially true in markets which are home to both LFL and WFA/IWFL/WSFL teams. It is not uncommon for the traditional women's team to challenge the LFL team to a scrimmage (in Chicago, the WFA's Force to the LFL's Bliss, in Cleveland, the WFA's Fusion to the LFL's Crush, and in St. Louis, the WFA's Slam to the LFL's Saints). Of course, no LFL team has accepted, or even answered said traditional team's challenge as of yet.

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** Lingerie Football League (LFL) vs. "traditional" women's football (WFA, IWFL, WSFL). USWFL). The LFL proponents point to their organization's success, TV deal (with MTV2), notable arenas, and major publicity, dismissing the fully-equipped women's leagues as groups of elitists purists who are beneath notice, claiming that their game is slow-paced and boring while noting that they don't have one-tenth the publicity that the LFL has. On the other hand, the traditional women's proponents' argument is more one of integrity, claiming they play "real" football closer to the NFL, NCAA, and high school rules, and the LFL is a cheap gimmick, with the women degrading themselves for the publicity.
*** Especially true in markets which are home to both LFL and WFA/IWFL/WSFL WFA/IWFL/USWFL teams. It is not uncommon for the traditional women's team to challenge the LFL team to a scrimmage (in Chicago, the WFA's Force to the LFL's Bliss, in Cleveland, the WFA's Fusion to the LFL's Crush, and in St. Louis, the WFA's Slam to the LFL's Saints). Of course, no LFL team has accepted, or even answered said traditional team's challenge as of yet.
23rd Nov '16 4:53:05 AM Retloclive
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** Did the Indianapolis Colts tank the 2011 season (2-14 record) as a means to get Andrew Luck with the 1st-pick in the next NFL Draft? Some will say that they did, because it was getting to that point where the Colts were looking for a replacement for their long-time quarterback, Peyton Manning, who had just gone through multiple neck surgeries. Others will say that they didn't since the two games they won occurred within the final three games of the season where they had all the reason at that point to pack their bags, and try again next year.
30th Jul '16 8:13:07 AM Anddrix
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* Tim Tebow for NFL fans. His outspoken religiosity tends to be a BaseBreaker. His abilities as a quarterback even more. Although he led the Denver Broncos to some amazing comeback victories in the 2011 season, his (in)ability to pass well has sparked much criticism.

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* Tim Tebow for NFL fans. His outspoken religiosity tends to be a BaseBreaker.divisive. His abilities as a quarterback even more. Although he led the Denver Broncos to some amazing comeback victories in the 2011 season, his (in)ability to pass well has sparked much criticism.
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