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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by MichVandal View Post

    Both.

    It's handball in the same sense that futball is football.

    Not the same game in an box that most of us know about.

    And apparently, Verizon has plans to sponsor a US team handball pro league.

    BTW, if wiki is accurate, European Handball and American Handball were developed close to the same time about 100 years ago. As an Olympic sport, '72 for men, and '76 for women- this has been around for a long time.
    Well I think it is peachy.

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Nope. It's not very handball-y.

    is it just the chickies or do the dudes do it too?
    Both.

    It's handball in the same sense that futball is football.

    Not the same game in an box that most of us know about.

    And apparently, Verizon has plans to sponsor a US team handball pro league.

    BTW, if wiki is accurate, European Handball and American Handball were developed close to the same time about 100 years ago. As an Olympic sport, '72 for men, and '76 for women- this has been around for a long time.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    It’s definitely Team Handball. Very popular in Europe.

    The court is actually larger than a basketball court, it’s 40m x 20m. The goal areas are 6m out, the goals themselves are 2m high and 3m wide.

    (I know this because Futsal uses the exact same dimensions)

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  • French Rage
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    I have never seen this sport and it's cool. Two teams, look like about 5 aside. Indoor hoops floor but smaller soccer-like nets. Small ball about half the radius of a basketball. They walk with it but only a couple steps, also dribble and pass, and throw to score.

    The hell is this? It's really fun looking like I wanna play.
    I think it's popular in Northern Europe, but I only ever see it during the Summer Olympics, so it's fun to see once every 4 years. Sort of like water polo without the water.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by MichVandal View Post
    Team Handball? You've never seen it?
    Nope. It's not very handball-y.

    is it just the chickies or do the dudes do it too?
    Last edited by Kepler; 07-29-2021, 03:04 PM.

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    I have never seen this sport and it's cool. Two teams, look like about 5 aside. Indoor hoops floor but smaller soccer-like nets. Small ball about half the radius of a basketball. They walk with it but only a couple steps, also dribble and pass, and throw to score.

    The hell is this? It's really fun looking like I wanna play.
    Team Handball? You've never seen it?

    It has a lot of combination of sports in it- like the 2 min penalty from hockey, dribbling from basketball, simple fouls (soccer), etc. Interesting combination of a lot of sport.

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  • state of hockey
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    I have never seen this sport and it's cool. Two teams, look like about 5 aside. Indoor hoops floor but smaller soccer-like nets. Small ball about half the radius of a basketball. They walk with it but only a couple steps, also dribble and pass, and throw to score.

    The hell is this? It's really fun looking like I wanna play.
    Handball maybe?

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    I said,

    Was this starting for her before Tokyo?
    If it was, should she have just stayed back and opened the spot for another gymnast?


    You interpret that as being for the added gymnast; I'm saying send a full team roster that is ready to go if there's a chance X may not be ready for whatever reasons.


    Put it this way, say Vasy* (TBL 88) is hurt for RUS (China Olympics) in a few months, he should bow out so the team can have a full roster, not for the other goalie, but his RUS team.


    *SB is best in the world so Vasy is the comparison, and I ain't trying to spell that.
    And you said this after the US put in a sub and almost won the gold. So they had a full roster to compete. Explain it how you want, but in the context of what happened, it's certainly not how it's read.

    If there was a more appropriate sub time, it would have been the warm ups, as Simone was down in points in that first rotation, and the US only lost by 3.5 points. But that was old news by the time you post your claimed interpretation.

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  • Handyman
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    Originally posted by The Sicatoka View Post

    Not upset, or not surprised.

    Teammates tend to know what to expect out of one-another.

    Is the lack of overt teammate response telling on its own?
    Yes it tells me the fat lazy White Men who are whining about this need to ****.

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  • Kepler
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    I have never seen this sport and it's cool. Two teams, look like about 5 aside. Indoor hoops floor but smaller soccer-like nets. Small ball about half the radius of a basketball. They walk with it but only a couple steps, also dribble and pass, and throw to score.

    The hell is this? It's really fun looking like I wanna play.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Jesus Sic. Stay down, man. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool..."
    Aren't you the guy that in another thread just admitted (your words about yourself) "I'm stupid"? ;-)

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  • The Sicatoka
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    I said,

    Was this starting for her before Tokyo?
    If it was, should she have just stayed back and opened the spot for another gymnast?


    You interpret that as being for the added gymnast; I'm saying send a full team roster that is ready to go if there's a chance X may not be ready for whatever reasons.


    Put it this way, say Vasy* (TBL 88) is hurt for RUS (China Olympics) in a few months, he should bow out so the team can have a full roster, not for the other goalie, but his RUS team.


    *SB is best in the world so Vasy is the comparison, and I ain't trying to spell that.

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  • Kepler
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    Jesus Sic. Stay down, man. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool..."

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by The Sicatoka View Post

    Was this starting for her before Tokyo?
    If it was, should she have just stayed back and opened the spot for another gymnast?
    Yes, when you phrase it like that, you mean what's best for the team.... Even though that's not what you said.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by MichVandal View Post
    Table Tennis semis were fun to watch-
    More badminton please.

    Worthless trivia: the birdie, shuttlecock, is the fastest moving thing in Olympics.

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