Talk:2022: Sports Champions

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Since Kate Dopingscandal has a bike, it seems to me she's actually likely a direct reference to Lance Armstrong. NiceGuy1 (talk) 05:46, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, that's why I included him as an example. Feel free to clarify if you want, of course. 06:09, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
Why is a bike directly a direct reference to Lance Armstrong? and why are additionally only "many russians" listed? It is clearly not a phenomena only seen with mr. Armstrong, and Russians, but with cylcing sports in general. The biggest Cycling event, the Tour_de_France is hit by a doping scandal every year. Also other events have many cases. Lately actually there have even be cases of Motor Doping. So I think Lance Armstrong can stay as maybe the most famous example, but we should say that it is many others and not Lance Armstrong and Russians. Lupo (talk) 08:22, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
I'm 46 and live in France. As far as I can remember (1980 ?) cycling has always been THE sport associated with doping. I can remember some famous cases in other sports (Ben Johnson in the 1988 olympics) but for cycling it was said to be quasi systematic. The Armstong case was a worldwide scandal, but Tour de France had a much severe problem in 1998 where entire teams were involved and excluded from the race. Five years later, after several trials and new analysis of the 1998 samples with more evolved techniques it was revealed that at least the 5 first finishers (and many more) were doped. If you consult the Wikipedia article “doping in sport”, you will note that cycling is by far the largest section, and almost 100 years old in Tour de France. 12:57, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

He should have listed, in the sport of eXtreme Software Engineering, the dominance of Little Bobby Tables in the late 2020's. ---- (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Would Jebediah be a reference to Kerbal Space Program? Things tend to go disaterously in it. 12:54, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

It's worth noting that the all-star right fielder for the Boston Red Sox, who are currently in first place in the MLB, is named Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts, with the initials "MLB." Aside from the fact that he's already won several divisional titles with his team, there's a good chance he'll soon be on a world series winning team as well, perhaps to become the next high-profile example. (Full disclosure: I'm a huge Red Sox fan) 13:47, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Art Ball (1890’s) Full name Arthur Ball Born April , 1872, Madison, Indiana Died December 26, 1915, Chicago, Illinois Buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois First MLB Game: August 1, 1894; Final MLB Game: October 15, 1898 Bat: Unknown Throw: Right Weight: 168 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

What, no Cecil Fielder? -- 19:32, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

What, no Chris Moneymaker? (Poker, 2000's) These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk) 01:10, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Moved from the main talk page
--Dgbrt (talk) 19:30, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Misspelling in today's comic

Your article says: "Randall has chosen to spell his name as "Disasterous", rather than the more conventional "Disastrous"." Presumably he hasn't "chosen" to do this but merely made a spelling error. In that case, your comment is misleading. 23:25, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Brandon Sponsorship may also be read as Brand On Sponsorship, having two terms related.