MFC Fans Only Non Dees AFL thread 2019 edition- Thank god its over. Tylenol NOW!

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Bothered you enough to post a silly gif. Two pages is foreplay compared to some of the off-topic discussions we've had.
Because gif's are exclusively used to express one's annoyance? Not just a lighthearted joke for those who aren't interested in entering into the argument ... ok cool
 

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Marc_Remillard

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So i just got an infraction post for this whilst replying to an Adelaide fan for having a go at Melbourne for having a bad culture

"Listen to this bloke, he knows all about a shit culture"
Have a guess which club this particular mod barracks for, fu** i love nuffies
 

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The thing is you can pick whatever metric you like - skill level, capability, revenue, sponsorship, etc and there isn't one where its justifiable to pay them the same as the men. The water also gets muddied because some sponsorship deals now are "joint" deals where the rights to men's and women's sports are sold combined / as a whole, and that wouldn't be by accident.
Well the one metric I picked - national prestige based on relative performance in their respective competitions - does justify it for our national soccer teams
As a taxpayer, that's what I am concerned about when it comes to world cups and all that crap.

The argument about men being better athletes is not relevant in this case to me personally, as there is an internationally defined competition for men and women separately, which is beyond our control. And while i find it a sensible and practical division, I understand there is a more fundamentalist view that all divisions are irrelevant / sexist / ageist / etc, but in my opinion it is not compelling or logical in practice.

The TV rights to the respective world cups are irrelevant to me for national sport since I don't own a media empire or see any of the profits

Couldn't resist - Sorry in advance to everyone for triggering Cannon again. I promise I will never post on this topic again! And we should just move / delete this part of the thread
 

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Well the one metric I picked - national prestige based on relative performance in their respective competitions - does justify it for our national soccer teams
As a taxpayer, that's what I am concerned about when it comes to world cups and all that crap.

The argument about men being better athletes is not relevant in this case to me personally, as there is an internationally defined competition for men and women separately, which is beyond our control. And while i find it a sensible and practical division, I understand there is a more fundamentalist view that all divisions are irrelevant / sexist / ageist / etc, but in my opinion it is not compelling or logical in practice.

The TV rights to the respective world cups are irrelevant to me for national sport since I don't own a media empire or see any of the profits

Couldn't resist - Sorry in advance to everyone for triggering Cannon again. I promise I will never post on this topic again! And we should just move / delete this part of the thread
So do the national Lawn Bowls champions deserve to make as much as the tennis players because they are both at a National Level?
 

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I promised not to post another view on the topic.

How is Canada right now - are you getting lit as often as Blitznu?
Come on ya dog campaigner I wanna argue some shit.

Shithouse mate winter already started over here so the landscaping is put away and it's bloody snow time which means shithouse income and far more practice getting piss fit.
 

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Come on ya dog campaigner I wanna argue some shit.

Shithouse mate winter already started over here so the landscaping is put away and it's bloody snow time which means shithouse income and far more practice getting piss fit.
I was actually vaguely disappointed when I first discovered that you’re not a ski instructor
 

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Have been before matey
And you packed it in? Is it ordinary money or something?

I watched a deeply terrible movie -straight to DVD type effort - called Aspen something. I sat through it because I’ve spent some time in Aspen so was enjoying recognising various places where they filmed terrible scenes and all. Anyway, they made the whole casual ski instructor look like a massively awesome glamour gig - sex on tap with wealthy blonde ski pupils etc, partying non stop. It even worked out for the main actor whose long term girlfriend dumped him because of his interest in partying and wealthy blonde ski pupils, but he won a ski comp and apologised to girlfriend and she forgave him. I think she couldn’t bear to part with his cleft chin or his bad acting. It was a memorable film. Well I vaguely remember it anyway.
 

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And you packed it in? Is it ordinary money or something?

I watched a deeply terrible movie -straight to DVD type effort - called Aspen something. I sat through it because I’ve spent some time in Aspen so was enjoying recognising various places where they filmed terrible scenes and all. Anyway, they made the whole casual ski instructor look like a massively awesome glamour gig - sex on tap with wealthy blonde ski pupils etc, partying non stop. It even worked out for the main actor whose long term girlfriend dumped him because of his interest in partying and wealthy blonde ski pupils, but he won a ski comp and apologised to girlfriend and she forgave him. I think she couldn’t bear to part with his cleft chin or his bad acting. It was a memorable film. Well I vaguely remember it anyway.
I ******* love bad ski movies - and Aspen! I went to falls for the first time in August (and first time skiing in Aus for 20 years) was way more fun than I remembered
 

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I ******* love bad ski movies - and Aspen! I went to falls for the first time in August (and first time skiing in Aus for 20 years) was way more fun than I remembered
This movie would suit you perfectly. I just googled around and discovered it was called Aspen Extreme. The Wikipedia plot summary bears virtually no resemblance to my recollection, apart from the winning a comp, the Aspen scenes and getting back with the girl. The bits I seem to have forgotten involve the main character’s ambition to one day be a writer, the unstable friend who briefly becomes a drug runner, the tragic death of said friend etc. it has a rotten tomato rating in the 20s though so I’m pretty sure I’ve tracked down the correct film. It actually sounds awesome in a hilarious kind of way and I’m going to stream it this afternoon once I can be arsed getting out of bed.
 

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Well the one metric I picked - national prestige based on relative performance in their respective competitions - does justify it for our national soccer teams
As a taxpayer, that's what I am concerned about when it comes to world cups and all that crap.

The argument about men being better athletes is not relevant in this case to me personally, as there is an internationally defined competition for men and women separately, which is beyond our control. And while i find it a sensible and practical division, I understand there is a more fundamentalist view that all divisions are irrelevant / sexist / ageist / etc, but in my opinion it is not compelling or logical in practice.

The TV rights to the respective world cups are irrelevant to me for national sport since I don't own a media empire or see any of the profits

Couldn't resist - Sorry in advance to everyone for triggering Cannon again. I promise I will never post on this topic again! And we should just move / delete this part of the thread
By your reckoning, the highest paid athletes in Australia should be the Indoor Cricket teams who have won I forget how many world championships in a row. All of them, I think.

"Relative performance" is a joke to use as a yard stick. If you're working in a technical, skilled position requiring many years of experience and are only doing OK at your job, and a person in an unskilled entry level position is doing well at their job, would you be OK with them getting paid more than you? After all, "relative performance" is the defining metric you want to use, not actual skill level and the value brought to an organisation.

All of this is irrelevant to you personally, and thumbs up for the note on "triggering" me.
 

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This movie would suit you perfectly. I just googled around and discovered it was called Aspen Extreme. The Wikipedia plot summary bears virtually no resemblance to my recollection, apart from the winning a comp, the Aspen scenes and getting back with the girl. The bits I seem to have forgotten involve the main character’s ambition to one day be a writer, the unstable friend who briefly becomes a drug runner, the tragic death of said friend etc. it has a rotten tomato rating in the 20s though so I’m pretty sure I’ve tracked down the correct film. It actually sounds awesome in a hilarious kind of way and I’m going to stream it this afternoon once I can be arsed getting out of bed.
PG you have really inspired me with this!

I took a look at shit ski movies, and I think with some paternity leave coming up at the end of the month my list of must watch is
1) Aspen Extreme
2) Hot Dog
3) Ski School
4) More serious, this looks great - Streif, it's the Ski race in Kitzbuehl, shit resort but insane course
 

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And you packed it in? Is it ordinary money or something?

I watched a deeply terrible movie -straight to DVD type effort - called Aspen something. I sat through it because I’ve spent some time in Aspen so was enjoying recognising various places where they filmed terrible scenes and all. Anyway, they made the whole casual ski instructor look like a massively awesome glamour gig - sex on tap with wealthy blonde ski pupils etc, partying non stop. It even worked out for the main actor whose long term girlfriend dumped him because of his interest in partying and wealthy blonde ski pupils, but he won a ski comp and apologised to girlfriend and she forgave him. I think she couldn’t bear to part with his cleft chin or his bad acting. It was a memorable film. Well I vaguely remember it anyway.
Shithouse money. Minimum wage styles which is like $12 in Canada.

The sex an partying is not far off tho pretty wild times it's like not living real life anymore to be honest.
 

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PG you have really inspired me with this!

I took a look at shit ski movies, and I think with some paternity leave coming up at the end of the month my list of must watch is
1) Aspen Extreme
2) Hot Dog
3) Ski School
4) More serious, this looks great - Streif, it's the Ski race in Kitzbuehl, shit resort but insane course
Im surprised these blokes and ladies can fit their balls in those lycra suits, I have skied since a young age love it but these courses scare the shit out of me.
 

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