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The Boat Race

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
On the 30th March, 2002, two crews of 9 will row the Thames. They are competing for a trophy, but the pride of two universities is at stake. No Varsity fixture matters more to the universities.

But what about everyone else?

Is the Boat Race relevant, and do people watch it? What do people think? Anachronistic left over from an elistist past - or modern elite sportsmen competing at the top of the tree?

I'm interested to hear your views, especially if there's anyone out there from Oxbridge universities...

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The most hilarious thing is how the commentators introduce each eight by saying which school they went to - can you imagine them doing the same in the FA Cup Final?! It's a class thing, innit. <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nothing matters more to either of the universities?? What bollocks. I hate (and always will hate) the boatrace (a) because it's a ridiculous sport (b) in my long and drawn out experience of rowers in Cambridge they're usually wankers who make a conscious decision to get up at 5am and (c) it's an excuse for wankers to wear lycra.

    I do apologise for the apparent lack of willingness to enter into a more intellectual debate on the issue, but frankly, i don't think it deserves it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    P.S. Had a date with one of the guys from the Cambridge boat one year - he was a tosser. Was vaguely attached to another one prior to that - he too was a tosser. Hmm. Sensing a theme.....

    (Sorry to be so shallow and personal about the issue, but hey - it's an opinion...)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ah, you're what's euphemistically called Blue Tac. I see.

    Fair enough. When I said means more to the universities, I referred to those of a sporting nature, and the Varsity Games observers...

    Are you at Cambridge, may I ask, and if so, college/subject? Anyone in favour of the race.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Emmmmmmm, boat race, not my cup of tea, but i have no problem with it. I never watch it but some do, lets face it its the crown jewels of grandstand <IMG alt="image" SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> each to there own, i wouldn't miss it if it was stopped, i wish they would sink more often
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blue Tac....? Hmmmm - never heard that one before.....

    Was at Cambridge but graduated in 2000. Was at Catz doing English. Loved it, but glad to run away. At least i didn't row away.... So, you in Cambridge?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *yawns*

    *checks diary*

    Yep, I'll be mowing the lawn that day...
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