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O'Rothlain

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Royal Shrovetide Football
This, to me, is up there with running with the bulls. I'd love to do it. Since it's happening today, I was wondering if anyone has ever been and/or participated or knows of someone who has?
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If you have no clue what I'm talking about here are some links:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/derby/discover_derbys...s_feature.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mob_Football
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Shrovetide_Football
 
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RoyalBlueStuey

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Royal Shrovetide Football
This, to me, is up there with running with the bulls. I'd love to do it. Since it's happening today, I was wondering if anyone has ever been and/or participated or knows of someone who has?
shrovetide_flag_2007_04_460x300.jpg

If you have no clue what I'm talking about here are some links:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/derby/discover_derbys...s_feature.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mob_Football
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Shrovetide_Football
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Does'nt everyone get the stuffing knocked out of them playing it?

It's like the wall game at Eton...wonderful, wonderful anachronisms in this modern razzamataz driven era.
 
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Bullitt

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I know someone who actually touched the ball once, He was so proud!


Sad *******...
 
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O'Rothlain

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I know someone who actually touched the ball once, He was so proud!


Sad *******...
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It's a big deal though...you have a mass of what...500 people?...all trying to get that ball to the goal? To touch the ball is huge.
Well, it's on my agenda of things to do before I die. That and Running with the bulls in Spain.
 
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RoyalBlueStuey

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I know someone who actually touched the ball once, He was so proud!


Sad *******...
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It's a big deal though...you have a mass of what...500 people?...all trying to get that ball to the goal? To touch the ball is huge.
Well, it's on my agenda of things to do before I die. That and Running with the bulls in Spain.
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Ambitions like that are the best. I'd love to drink beer from the FA Cup and touch a Victoria Cross.
 
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RoyalBlueStuey

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I would love to drink Guinness out of the Holy Grail!!!
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Careful you get the right one....we all remember the lessons learnt from Indianna Jones & the Last Crusade!
 
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O'Rothlain

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I would love to drink Guinness out of the Holy Grail!!!
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Careful you get the right one....we all remember the lessons learnt from Indianna Jones & the Last Crusade!
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Smart-asses win?

Mmmm God's Drink out of God's Cup.
 
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RoyalBlueStuey

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Smart-asses win?

Mmmm God's Drink out of God's Cup.
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Did you just refer to Indy as a smart ass? My pointer is hovering above the "
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Apparently sales of the black stuff plummetted last year due to the lovely whether...I do like a pint of Guinness but when it's hot and sunny you need something more refreshing. Guinness Extra Cold is just for people who don't really like Guinness.
 
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O'Rothlain

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Indiana Jones was a smart-ass...that's what's great about him...he always has a smart-ass come back or answer. He's great. Don't de-rep me...I love Indie like Short Round.
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