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nxylas

(6,440 posts)
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 07:28 PM Aug 2012

Dressage struggles for respect

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Source: BBC Sport

However, while Hester's home island of Sark has seen its only postbox painted gold, some of his fellow Channel Island sportsmen seem yet to be enthused.

Cricketer Jamie Nussbaumer tweeted: "Dressage is just not a sport."

Nussbaumer was not alone, among those who have represented Guernsey in the World Cricket League, to express some cynicism after the win.

Ross Kneller used hashtags to imply that dressage was the "worst Olympic event" and that its participants were "born with silver spoon[s]" in their mouths.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19180865



The article doesn't specifically mention Ann Romney, but it's hard to believe that last commenter didn't have her at the back of his mind somewhere.
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Dressage struggles for respect (Original Post) nxylas Aug 2012 OP
A cricketer, a dressage competitor and a croquet player all in a tiff... Earth_First Aug 2012 #1
Not exactly The Thrilla in Manila,is it? virgogal Aug 2012 #3
...walk into a bar. RUMMYisFROSTED Aug 2012 #5
It doesn't have the cachet that table tennis has enki23 Aug 2012 #2
basically I'd compare it to dog shows PatrynXX Aug 2012 #4
I admit to being a little bit upset that the one and only olympic sport dsc Aug 2012 #6
This is not LBN. MADem Aug 2012 #7

Earth_First

(14,910 posts)
1. A cricketer, a dressage competitor and a croquet player all in a tiff...
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 07:46 PM
Aug 2012


 

virgogal

(10,178 posts)
3. Not exactly The Thrilla in Manila,is it?
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 08:14 PM
Aug 2012

RUMMYisFROSTED

(30,749 posts)
5. ...walk into a bar.
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 08:36 PM
Aug 2012

enki23

(7,785 posts)
2. It doesn't have the cachet that table tennis has
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 08:00 PM
Aug 2012

PatrynXX

(5,668 posts)
4. basically I'd compare it to dog shows
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 08:19 PM
Aug 2012

except at least more love is put into dog shows that dressing up a horse.. zzzzzzz like say a Beagle winning. verses a mop. not to put the mop down. prefer short haired hounds thank you... Nude mud wrestling is a bigger sport than this

dsc

(52,075 posts)
6. I admit to being a little bit upset that the one and only olympic sport
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 08:42 PM
Aug 2012

with a history of being open to gay males is considered a non sport. Somehow I don't find it a coincidence.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
7. This is not LBN.
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 08:55 PM
Aug 2012

Good fit for GD, sports forum but not LBN.

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