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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    I don't want to infuriate the "wahh fun police" crowd too much, but surely something needs to change. Maybe designated zones for Catch-A-Millioners and other zones for people who'd rather not have unco drunks landing on them?
    Yeah wtf, is it just the mount crowd was a little more ****wit full?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    I don't want to infuriate the "wahh fun police" crowd too much, but surely something needs to change. Maybe designated zones for Catch-A-Millioners and other zones for people who'd rather not have unco drunks landing on them?
    It seems to go fine where it's a seated stadium or stand, but where it's an embankment it usually goes a bit crazy.

    They could make it a two handed catch, that would make it a bit easier ... over faster ... less need to do lunatic dives ... but I guess they'd have to give away more money.

    But really what I don't like is it ends up being the only thing the commentators talk about and coverage focuses on.
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    I don't give a **** about the commentators talking about it. I was more disturbed by the kid that got jumped on that they never replayed again
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    The old man who got jumped on and looked real cranky afterwards was quite funny though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hutt Rec View Post
    The old man who got jumped on and looked real cranky afterwards was quite funny though.
    He didn't get jumped on, he was standing and coming back to a chair. His wife (lady he was with), got jumped on

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hutt Rec View Post
    The old man who got jumped on and looked real cranky afterwards was quite funny though.
    It was his lawn and they needed to get off it.

    He did look close to losing it, though. Bunch of gumby ****s involved in the catching this year.
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    I enjoy watching drunken idiots injure themselves trying to catch a ball as much as the next bloke, but the collateral damage just isn't worth it. It's only a matter of time before there's a serious injury to an innocent bystander.
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    It's puerile.

    People are literally jumping over their grandmother for cash.

    But hey, it's in keeping with the nonsense that is T20 internationals. And the fact that anyone buys Tui suggests their marketing is working.

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    Anyway, see ya later West Indies - you were awful. Hope you at least produced some results off-field, although it would be a sad state of affairs if our women resorted to sleeping with the Windies C team, who can't bat bowl field or even swagger decently anymore.
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    Forget somebody being seriously hurt for a second, I’m waiting for the day where somebody bumps the wrong person out of the way, or knocks the wrong persons kid over and gets their ass whopped. Would be a good look on live tv when they cut back to show the muppet who dropped the latest catch who is now getting his head punched in.
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    Seems weird though, never remember this problem last time they ran it during the World Cup. But I wonder if they shouldn't do it through the T20Is? The ODIs definitely have less chances etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    I don't want to infuriate the "wahh fun police" crowd too much, but surely something needs to change. Maybe designated zones for Catch-A-Millioners and other zones for people who'd rather not have unco drunks landing on them?
    What's funnier than five orange idiots trying to catch a cricket ball one handed while holding a beer? ONE HUNDRED orange idiots packed together trying to catch a cricket ball one handed while holding a beer.

    I see this has also been suggested here: Catch-A-Million should be banned before someone gets seriously hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrand View Post
    Seems weird though, never remember this problem last time they ran it during the World Cup. But I wonder if they shouldn't do it through the T20Is? The ODIs definitely have less chances etc.
    Was that because the stadiums were generally seated - Eden Park, Cake Tin etc? Spose there might've been some horsing around at Hagley, Hamilton etc but yeah few less sixes as well.

    Honestly, if some half-skunked idiot jumped across me and onto my family - like Howsie said - they'll cut back to the guy and I'll be punching his lights out. Seriously. I had originally planned to take my 3 year old last night but didn't because of the weather looking ominous. The idea that I can't because ****wits in orange shirts are going to go flying across us with no other thought than nailing 50k is putrid. Put them in their own area. Or **** can the whole thing because it's a silly sideshow to the cricket which is apparently why we're there or watching it, because T20s internationals are somehow relevant.

    Mind you, David White would have the players tattooed with George Pie across their forehead for the right price. So look forward to it staying put.

    I can't say how much I hate it. Colin is raining sixes and rather than focus on what is improved in his game, how he does it etc there's more focus on some neanderthal from Putaruru who thought he'd won 50k by juggling a catch.
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    Yes the fact it was played at grounds with embankments that allow running for catches instead of seated grounds makes it worse. Separating out the orange shirts from those who don't want to be near them is one option, prizes only for catches with two feet on the ground is another.

    Also not being a dick, though there will always be some...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    Anyway, see ya later West Indies - you were awful. Hope you at least produced some results off-field, although it would be a sad state of affairs if our women resorted to sleeping with the Windies C team, who can't bat bowl field or even swagger decently anymore.
    Back in the ‘90s a great West Indian fast bowler once tried to pick up a friend of mine with the line, “wanna take me back to your place and show me the sights of Wellington”.

    A few years later, a different friend ended up in the room of a West Indian fast bowler with a shaved head, only to lose her nerve when he walked out of the bathroom naked and she realised that he had (in her words) “shaved everything”.
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