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HIGHLIGHTS: British & Irish Lions beat All Blacks to keep series alive

Well Larry, you seem to be totally unaware what I'm referring to. Since you asked... :-)

You claimed that people were making excuses when there were none here, so you set up your own straw man about said excuses and proceeded to knock it down. Nice of you to come in later and say that you saw them on YouTube comments, as if that were a valid place from which to gain information. You also assumed that YouTube commenters were representative of all All Blacks fans, so count that as composition/division fallacy (to be fair, all fan bases are guilty of this at some level).

You go on to claim that the ABs are not so great because they did not score during a specific time period that was 1/8 of the total game time. You didn't say the same about the first 20+ minutes when the teams were also evenly matched, and no ABs supporter suggested that they should have. (So two straw man arguments in one, impressive! Also could be chalked up as an anecdotal fallacy if you like.)

You brought up an obstruction claim, and then instead of refuting it (which I would have expected as straw man #3), I think you are making the claim that the ABs deserve to have things missed by the ref since they have benefitted in the past. Of course, games in 1978, 2011, 2013, etc. have nothing to do with this game, not to mention that all teams have things go for and against them. For every example that you want to cite for one team getting the rub, there are as many examples pointing the other way. I think you're choosing not to see them though.

Dare I even bring up your follow up post referencing Trump, and saying "When a team goes around acting like they can beat other teams with a hand tied behind their back..." So the ABs themselves do this? You're suggesting they have no respect for their opponent?

I hope your other eye gets better; you're not seeing well out of the one that you have.

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

HIGHLIGHTS: British & Irish Lions beat All Blacks to keep series alive

Wow Larry, you managed two logical fallacies plus a confirmation bias in one comment! That's serious commitment!

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

HIGHLIGHTS: British & Irish Lions beat All Blacks to keep series alive

No one holds a candle to Biggar on this one. Far and away, the best birdman.

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The peculiar Vannes vs Narbonne 'no maul' stand off

Good old Nigel Owens in that Italy-England match. Clear and accurate as usual.

9 Months, 2 Weeks ago

England get the win over innovative Italy side at Twickenham

What is old is new again. :-)

10 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Luke Hamilton sings kids' song in unbelievable post match interview

"Thank you, I think..."

Commentator nails it.

11 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Sensational tries and funniest bits from the 2016 Dubai 7s

Ahhh, that'll teach me to comment before watching everything; Maloney's got it covered, of course. It was such a funny bit though, had to say something as soon as I noticed.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Sensational tries and funniest bits from the 2016 Dubai 7s

Check the ref at 4:24 of the first video. Smooth flip over the endboards! :-)

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Extended highlights of England's fourth victory over the Wallabies this year

I would add that Australia really missed Genia. Phipps shows a few flashes but really was abused in this game; top notch by Youngs.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Extended highlights of England's fourth victory over the Wallabies this year

I wrote big reply earlier about the yellow, but deleted it as Dan has said it better here. Slow motion makes this look way worse. At full speed, it's simply a tackle that HP pulled out of, which is why his arms weren't in it (a person naturally braces for impact with the shoulder). I would venture that if HP had gone full out and tackled Brown as if he had the ball, nothing comes off this at all.

1 Year, 1 Month ago