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Old 08-20-08, 09:07 AM   #1
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This Handball is not the Handball I know...

What is this thing all about? Why bother having a goalie? They dribble sometimes but not other times...why? How did NBC find two Americans that know enough about this sport to actually become commentators? So many questions...

EDIT: Oops..try reading the title with a thick Scottish brogue...
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or get a mod to fix the title.
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Old 08-20-08, 09:12 AM   #3
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And I do not like to use the terms UnsafeAlpine, hand and ball in the same thought. It makes me feel dirty and violated. Gotta go shower now. BBL.
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I liked the scottish version...
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Don't be mean about handball! It's the only sport at the Olympics where Iceland has been able to achieve something.
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Don't be mean about handball! It's the only sport at the Olympics where Iceland has been able to achieve something.
Hey, Iceland has won more Miss World's than anywhere else...

I'm just trying to figure out this sport. It's like one of the few non-U.S.centric sports and I know nothing about it.
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hmmm makes me think of the saying where a ball in hand is worth two .....

HE MADE ME SAY IT!
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Holy Crap! The goalie actually did something!
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Dude, I learned team handball in high school and it was Awesome!
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Hey, Iceland has won more Miss World's than anywhere else...

I'm just trying to figure out this sport. It's like one of the few non-U.S.centric sports and I know nothing about it.
Yeah, Well, Iceland has to do a LOT more to make up for exporting Bjork.
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Playing goaltender in team handball has to be one of the most frustrating things in sports. In hockey, there may be 30 shots on goal in a game, and the goalie stops all but two or three. In team handball, there may be 30 shots on goal, and the goalie manages to stop only two or three.
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Quite entertaining to watch. I'd like to try it out sometime - but I'd be subbing out about every third time down the court.
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