Sunday, May 03, 2009

Oblectation obvention...

Six of the best, sixes and sevens, six of one half a dozen of the other...etc but this weekend it was 6 and 2; not Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 but something far more explosive...sports: first Barcelona provided a lesson in rampant and enjoyable football: "It wasn't just the Barcelona press that saluted their team's performance against Madrid as one of the greatest ever" [Guardian Sport blog] Barcelona thrash Real Madrid in Madrid 2 - 6; secondly a record breaking penalty rugby: "Leicester beat Cardiff in dramatic shoot-out to reach Heineken Cup final" which, after a wonderful Cardiff fightback, finished 26 - 26 after extra time and in the shoot-out when the score reached 6-6 Martyn Williams missed [Times] ; finally in boxing Filipino Manny Pacquiao won another world title reaching the top in a record-tying 6th weight by flooring Ricky Hatton - repeatedly - in the 6 minutes (end of 2nd round - that's how long the fight lasted!) Incredibly "The Filipino landed 73 blows to Hatton's 18" [BBC]. Anything else? I guess Rafa Nadal winning his second set 6 - 2 to regain the Rome Masters title could count...but that's hardly casual or occasional.

obvention n. - casual or occasional happening or gift.
oblectation n. - delight, pleasure
[Luciferous Logolepsy]

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Paul said...

Rangers beat Hearts 2-0, it was their sixth SPL win in a row, the last time they failed to win was a 2-2 draw against Hearts.

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