Pass it, doh!

Stratford,London, UK, 10/08/12 Picture by Graham Chadwick. London 2012 Olympic Games Men's 4x100m relay heat 1/2. Team GB

I’d like to offer OZ this incident for his much-anticipated Olympic rant: the failure (yet again) of a British relay squad to pass the baton. Now I know that as mere runners they are not used to communicating with others or controlling themselves in confined spaces – or even holding things in their hands – but p-lease! All the other teams practise and manage to do it without mishap – why not you? Btw, the girls are just as bad, in case you wonder.

Author: Janus

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7 thoughts on “Pass it, doh!”

  1. Look, having written much of The Rant last night I’d just got my fur back into ‘standby’ mode and then you go and publish this. It’s only ten to eight and I’m all frizzy again. Barsteward! 🙂


  2. Môre Janus

    That was 7 down in yesterday’s DT crossword, (Schadenfreude), Snag was I didn’t know how to spell it, the last bit’s quite confusing 😦

  3. Reminds me of the Liverpool FC fan back in the early ’80s addressing an anonymous central midfielder

    “D’ya know John Barnes [Left winger] ?

    “Yes, of course, team mate an’ all. Top bloke.”

    “So why d’ya never fekkin’ pass to him then?”


  4. Araminta :

    Thankfully, I missed this shambles!

    I did not. It was pathetic. And, do you know what? If TeamGB had recorded the same time in the final, they would have won the bronze! Double Doh!

  5. But on the subject of faux pas:

    Now that the Olympics is almost over, time for some Olympic Commentator quotes:

    Weightlifting commentator: “This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing.”

    Dressage commentator: “This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother.”

    Boxing Analyst: “Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious.”

    Softball announcer: “If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.”

    Basketball analyst: “He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn’t like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces.”

    At the rowing medal ceremony: “Ah, isn’t that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew.”

    Soccer commentator: “Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they’ve got eleven Dicks on the field.”

    Tennis commentator: “One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them . . . Oh my God, what have I just said?”

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