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what yanks my chain... (what i miss)

Postby taxico » Fri, 16 May 2008 7:45 pm

that there's no FOX SPORTS in the asia-pacific region. so i miss out on some base ball games.

there's no full coverage of ball games on ESPN either. they just screen so much cricket and rugby here in the pacific.

oh my god.

i miss american tv. PERIOD!

p/s: i take away that PERIOD! i also miss american radio. i miss xm radio. i miss XM71 and XM150.

pp/s: i hate the fact that some parts of this region DON'T HAVE UNLIMITED BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS SO STREAMING XM ONLINE'S A REAL NO-NO UNLESS I WANNA PAY $5,000 IN BILLS... AGAIN.

ppp/s: i hate the fact i'm missing spring in nyc.

quack quack quack...

pppp/s: what do YOU miss about home!

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Postby adamnz » Fri, 16 May 2008 10:10 pm

Why we have rugby and cricket on here ...thats what we play on this side of the world not baseball, gridiron and basketball. :o
All over hyped show ponies games that are designed to be played quickly but take hours and hours and hours..... I suppose good for going to sleep in front of :shock:

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Postby VZTRT » Fri, 16 May 2008 10:26 pm

adamnz wrote:Why we have rugby and cricket on here ...thats what we play on this side of the world not baseball, gridiron and basketball. :o
All over hyped show ponies games that are designed to be played quickly but take hours and hours and hours..... I suppose good for going to sleep in front of :shock:


Is there a bar where you can watch the cricket or can i only watch it on cable at home?

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Postby durain » Sat, 17 May 2008 12:53 am

get yourself a slingbox!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 17 May 2008 12:40 pm

adamnz wrote:Why we have rugby and cricket on here ...thats what we play on this side of the world not baseball, gridiron and basketball. :o
All over hyped show ponies games that are designed to be played quickly but take hours and hours and hours..... I suppose good for going to sleep in front of :shock:


Cricket is designed to be played quickly when a test match lasts a week? Who's kidding whom? :roll:

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Postby VZTRT » Sat, 17 May 2008 1:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
adamnz wrote:Why we have rugby and cricket on here ...thats what we play on this side of the world not baseball, gridiron and basketball. :o
All over hyped show ponies games that are designed to be played quickly but take hours and hours and hours..... I suppose good for going to sleep in front of :shock:


Cricket is designed to be played quickly when a test match lasts a week? Who's kidding whom? :roll:


There is one day matches and the 20-20 games for those that dont have that long of an attention span.

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Postby taxico » Sun, 18 May 2008 8:58 pm

bbbbut... long ball games allow us menfolk to bond over cheetos and while guzzling large quantities of them King of Beers...

i've watched cricket a few times... rugby a few times... even aussie-rules "footie" a few times...

i just don't get it.

STRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIKE THREEE...

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Postby taxico » Sun, 18 May 2008 9:00 pm

that slingbox would worked if i still had directv or some kinda cable/sat tv system hooked up back home.

otherwise i might get only the local channels: plus, there's no one living in my place, so i'm not sure if leaving the system plugged in and powered up is the right way to go.

perhaps i should fanagle or lure a friend into doing the slingbox setup for me. WAHAHAHAHAA....

perhaps i should have spent more time making more friends.

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Postby shihna » Tue, 27 May 2008 9:55 am

I'm Malaysian (which means I'm practically Singaporean anyway), but the family moved to NZ.

If home = Malaysia
I miss
- cantonese movies with no crappy mandarin voice overs
- the local food

If home = NZ
I miss
- the weather
- the people
- I even miss those irritating WAREHOUSE advertisements.
- Burger King (the BK here is crap)

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Postby taxico » Tue, 27 May 2008 11:00 am

*sings* the warehouse, the warehouse, where everyone gets a bargain!

look mom! it's the giant red barn where we can buy pretend-cheap stuff!

(go to moore wilsons. it's cheaper!)

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Postby Turtle » Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:07 pm

Man, I really miss American/Canadian sports too. Especially the NHL, we didn't even get the Playoffs down here! I don't mind the sports we do get, other than the fact that we have several channels dedicated to re-runs of soccer matches day after day, like ESPN classic out of control!

Taaake me out to the ball game...

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Postby taxico » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 11:45 am

buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks...

i'm watching Cincinnati v Red Sox tonight (singapore time 6pm) - it's a re-run on cable where i'm at but you might get it on ESPN - check!

http://intltv.espn.com/schedules/calendar.jsp

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Postby Turtle » Mon, 16 Jun 2008 3:58 pm

Yeah, I manage to catch it sometimes, but 95% of the time all they have are Yankees games! I don't know if I've sunk that low yet. :wink:

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Postby familyof5 » Mon, 16 Jun 2008 4:25 pm

I never thought i'd say this in a million years, but i miss a Melbourne winters day.

I also miss have even a minor clue as to what the driver in front of me might do next.

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Postby taxico » Mon, 16 Jun 2008 7:25 pm

Turtle wrote:Yeah, I manage to catch it sometimes, but 95% of the time all they have are Yankees games! I don't know if I've sunk that low yet. :wink:


me, new yorker.

me, live on central park west.

me, met fan, but baseball's baseball when a new yorker's overseas!


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