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The Boat Race

The Boat Race   37 members have voted

  1. 1. Who do you think will win?

    • Oxford
      1
    • Cambridge
      2
    • Dead Heat / Draw
      1
    • Couldn't Care Less
      33

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My youngest son has just joined the Leeds Uni fencing club (another perceived elitist sport),they are some of the most welcoming people i have met.

I'll second that, the guys that fixed my fence were a good lot as well.

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I'll second that, the guys that fixed my fence were a good lot as well.

bdumm tschhh

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bdumm tschhh

I had an Uncle that was a fence. Mind you he only got probation for it.

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My youngest son has just joined the Leeds Uni fencing club (another perceived elitist sport),they are some of the most welcoming people i have met.

Is their mascot Ronseal the Rhino?

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Whilst I was a mile up the hill at "The Poly", I've got to agree with Steve. The biggest idiots I came across at uni were the upper-class Brookes students who went there for the sole purpose of being able to say that they "studied in Oxford". Most Oxford Uni students didn't seem to have time for socialising due to the demands of their courses, but when they did I always enjoyed the atmosphere in city centre pubs like the Turf and the Lamb and Flag. The worst group I came across were a bunch of Oxford Brookes sloanes who were from quite well known families, and just studied there so they could ###### about for three years. These are probably the braying types that people are referring to.

I'll always make a point of looking out for Oxford in the Varisty matches, even though I've no interest in the sports themselves.

Interestingly, one of the presidents of the Union whilst I was a student was from South Shields and worked in his college bar - hardly the stereotype.

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One thing I've always found odd is why people with no connection to either Uni support one side or the other?

I'm from Swindon so I hope O****d sink every year!

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I'm from Swindon so I hope O****d sink every year!

They will never sink lower than Swindon.

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Is their mascot Ronseal the Rhino?

michael palin is honorary president

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Rather a lot of audible "effing" & "jeffing" from these rowing chaps this afternoon.

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This is one of those sporting events that I couldn't care less about, along with Grand National, Wimbledon (and other tennis tourneys), any golf tourneys, swimming, darts, snooker and the list goes on.

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They knew exactly who my mates were and still treated them like pondlife. Plus, they relied on the townie staff to publicise the event and encourage townie girls to come along in the first place. It wasn't a case of us 'getting in their way'; they feared they couldn't handle the competition or comparison.

As recall, the organisers numbered about ten with maybe 6 chins between them.

Nice last comment. You think you might be as bad as them?

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I do agree with your point though: there's a kind of reverse snobbery going on here. IMHO to judge people on the basis of their social background is offside.

Sadly, as a working class Oxford graduate, reverse snobbery is something I'm very familiar with.

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Someone having a pop at the boat race asked yesterday why on earth would you name your son Constantine

I replied, someone who likes the film? I'm no snob, but I'd rather meet a Constantine than a few chavs & scroats. We could do with a few Constantines watching RL instead of those that throw coffee,chase cars, hurl abuse at wives, light flares....

I didn't watch yesterday but have many times in the past. As a youngster watching Grandstand it was the 'normal' thing to do with the family, as will be the Grand National next week. I say each to their own and don't get hung up about it. Better people enjoying themselves than lots of other depressing news.

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nice spread guys

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