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mnutini 10-24-05 02:45 PM

McEwen Attacked
 
Leading Australian cyclist Robbie McEwen is recovering after being attacked by a group following the Gold Coast Indy carnival.

McEwen, who owns a house on the Gold Coast, was walking to a taxi rank when he was set upon by three men at Broadbeach.

http://www.sportal.com.au/othersport...=news&id=73113

jeff williams 10-24-05 02:58 PM

Won the fight by 50 meters....funny and smart.

cosmo_the_third 10-24-05 03:15 PM

From what I can tell, a "king hit" is the Australian equivalent of what an American might call a "haymaker," one of those big old punches where you wheel back before you swing, and fall on your face if you miss. Getting clocked by one of those and being able to just pop up and run away speaks pretty will of Robbie McEwens toughness (not that it needed to be spoken for).

Can any of you Aussies out there back me up on this one?

bvfrompc 10-24-05 03:27 PM

Poetic

Guest 10-24-05 03:31 PM

Crazy Aussies. No more Foster's! :D :lol:

Koffee

DannoXYZ 10-24-05 03:47 PM

Wow... I bet he could've killed them all with a single kick each... Cyclists don't realize what strong legs they have relative to the rest of the population...

Hunter 10-24-05 05:05 PM

Ok guys don't get carried away here. The fact that Robbie got up means whoever threw the punch cannot punch. Also you have to learn to kick to be effective.

ed073 10-24-05 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by cosmo_the_third
From what I can tell, a "king hit" is the Australian equivalent of what an American might call a "haymaker," one of those big old punches where you wheel back before you swing, and fall on your face if you miss. Getting clocked by one of those and being able to just pop up and run away speaks pretty will of Robbie McEwens toughness (not that it needed to be spoken for).

Can any of you Aussies out there back me up on this one?



Kind of.....a king hit is more of a punch on someone who has no idea it's coming.

Shame the rest of the Gold Coast mafia were no-where around....those boys would be in struggletown if Phillips, McGrory et al were with Robbie.

Bacciagalupe 10-24-05 05:58 PM

"King Hit" = "Sucker Punch" (if Ed is correct)

ed073 10-24-05 06:03 PM

going to watch the champ cars is more rough and tumble than the final of a Tour sprint....

Dark Arrow 10-25-05 04:18 AM


Originally Posted by koffee brown
Crazy Aussies. No more Foster's! :D :lol:

Koffee

Hi Koffee

Actually, Foster's is not so popular here, though a company they own is.

VB

and in my area even more popular

Tooheys

Come on down and I'll buy you one of each. :D



Chris

cs124 10-25-05 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe
"King Hit" = "Sucker Punch" (if Ed is correct)

and he is.

gutsy effort by the attackers don't you think? having a go at a 168cm, 57kg bike racer... next time try it on a rugby player, ya big p00ftahs!

DXchulo 10-25-05 09:23 AM

You mean he didn't get up and headbutt them?

DannoXYZ 10-25-05 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by Dark Arrow
Actually, Foster's is not so popular here, though a company they own is.

I see.. so the Ozzies are getting back by shipping the rest of us beer they don't even like, eh?

gcasillo 10-25-05 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by DXchulo
You mean he didn't get up and headbutt them?

No, but it was Stuart O'Grady who "king hit" him. :)

DocRay 10-25-05 12:38 PM

I wonder if Russel Crowe was involved in this??

DocRay 10-25-05 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
I see.. so the Ozzies are getting back by shipping the rest of us beer they don't even like, eh?

We do the same with Labatt's..every time we take a wizz, it's "making Labatt's".

Dark Arrow 10-26-05 03:55 AM


Originally Posted by DocRay
We do the same with Labatt's..every time we take a wizz, it's "making Labatt's".

LOL no wonder drinking beer here is called "getting on the piss"

cosmo_the_third 10-26-05 10:40 PM

Offtopic, but big fan of the avatar, DocRay.

Smoothie104 10-28-05 03:21 AM

Look on your can of Fosters here in the States, it says "product of Canada" on it.


its made in Canada, under Aussie license etc..

cosmo_the_third 10-28-05 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by DocRay
We do the same with Labatt's..every time we take a wizz, it's "making Labatt's".

What I can't figure out is why I can only get "Molsen Export" in Canada and "Molsen Canadian" in America. Are they the same beer, just repackaged?


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