Olympic abbreviations in full Wednesday, Aug 8 2012 

WR – World Record
OR – Olympic Record
PB – Personal Best
SB – Season’s Best
MSLH – Mum Still Loves Him
PBD – Plucky But Doomed
LFYW – Last Four Years Wasted
JPE – Just Plain Embarrassing

Athlete Specific
CYNHO – Country You’ve Never Heard Of
NRSIAW – No, Really, She Is A Woman
MBOD – Must Be On Drugs
AICIDWG – Amnesty International Case If Doesn’t Win Gold
(NB, this was introduced in 1989, following the removal of GOG – Gold Or Gulag)

Event Specific
Beach Volleyball – Women
NA – Nice Arse
BOC – Bit Of Cellulite

FT – Freakishly Tall

Diving – Men
PFMAW – Porn for Middle Aged Women.

If you ‘know’ any more, please add!

Bloody Knackered. Monday, Sep 21 2009 

Actually not too bad, considering I’v just played competetive sport for the first time in years. A game of 4 a side footie in the gym at lunchtime for about 45 minutes.  The problem isn’t so much aches and pains, but my lungs had no capacity, and I got short of breath early on. That, and I was crap.

If any one knows a way to improve lung capacity then let me know!

Taking the enviromental mickey Sunday, Sep 28 2008 

The Singapore F1 is a day-night race.  It is the first time this has ever been done, and will be lit by 1500 lights, with double redundent diesel generators.

So one of the most enviromentally damaging sports there is, is going to add more pollution.


Is it  just me, or does Ecclestone really not get it?

Red Arrows Banned? No! Just more Right Wing Lies Thursday, Apr 3 2008 

There is a online petition complaining about the Red Arrows being banned from the 2012 Olympics.

 Its a lie.


Oh look its in that hate filled rag ‘The Sun’. What a surprise. “Sun tells Right Wing Lie”.  Not exactly news.

Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur Sunday, Feb 24 2008 

It’s been a long time coming, and I’m sure some will say that it’s only the League Cup, BUT WE WON SILVERWARE.

 I listened on BBC 5 Radio- not having Sky, and Spurs seemed to set off well, even if Alan Green and Lauro were complaining the game was slow.  Of course we gave away the inevitable goal – apparently a Robinson error, hard to believe (!) I know.

 However Ramos did what he seems to be brilliant at doing- changing the shape of the team with a substitution- the commentators certainly didn’t expect it would be Chimbonda to come off- and given his reaction neither did he!  The switch of Lennon from Right wing to left confused the commentators at first, and it seemed that it threw Chelsea.  Lennon went from being the invisible man to a thorn in the Blue’s side. (more…)