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Europeans, having a chance to win the real World Cup, traditionally don’t care about women’s soccer the way Americans get themselves worked up over it every four years to show our cultural superiority over those benighted Italians and Germans. But Americanism slowly takes over everything, so …

From the New York Times

Masked Men Attacked a Soccer Player. Her Teammate Is Under Arrest.

A Paris St.-Germain women’s player was taken into custody by French investigators looking into a violent assault on a teammate who shares her position.

The black centre-forward and North African centre-forward shared a ride home in the dark but then masked men jumped out and whomped on the North African lady’s legs for several minutes.

Diallo also returned to Paris this season, after a loan to Atlético Madrid, but has effectively been used as Hamraoui’s understudy. That changed this week when Hamraoui, badly shaken and nursing cuts and bruises — but no broken bones — was unable to play in a Champions League game against Real Madrid.

At the time, the club explained her absence as a personal issue. Her replacement in the lineup on Tuesday? Diallo.

According to Bill James, when Joe Pepitone was platooning with Moose Skowron at 1B for the New York Yankees in the 1960s, Joe’s mafia pals at the Copacabana were always assuring him they were going to arrange a little accident for Moose so that their paisan would get all the playing time he deserved. Joe had to talk them out of it.

 
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  1. Tony Harding? I haven’t heard that name in 25 years.

    She’s unrecognizable.

    Speaking of the past, here’s Kato Kaelin.

    Free the juice!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @JohnnyWalker123

    "I, Tonya" from a few years ago was an entertaining movie with a dynamo performance by Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding and Alison Janney as her mom.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    , @Dave Pinsen
    @JohnnyWalker123

    O.J. makes some good points there.

    I haven't watched the Bills as much this year, but Patrick Mahomes is an interesting case: blazing foot speed and a cannon for an arm, but physically very slight. And now NFL defenses seem to be using his athleticism against him.

    They use two deep safeties to take away the deep threat and often only rush four linemen. Mahomes scrambles around until his protection breaks down and he starts to get hit.

    At this rate, I'd be surprised if he plays beyond his early thirties.

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan

  2. What you do is, you cut the hamstring. She won’t follow through on her penalty kicks and she’ll quit the game.

  3. @JohnnyWalker123
    Tony Harding? I haven't heard that name in 25 years.

    She's unrecognizable.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfXm8s37E8g

    Speaking of the past, here's Kato Kaelin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDImznqpFng

    Free the juice!

    https://twitter.com/TheRealOJ32/status/1457745320599699456

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dave Pinsen

    “I, Tonya” from a few years ago was an entertaining movie with a dynamo performance by Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding and Alison Janney as her mom.

    • Agree: JimDandy
    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Steve Sailer

    Harding also did a good turn on Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition on the Food Network. She actually won the competition.

    And on the very last show, after winning, and after avoiding mention of the entireKerrigan brouhahah, she made a self-effacing joke, "This time, I’ll say it was me, I did it." I thought it was pretty good for a reality show.

  4. Joe Biden will not be wanting to share his limo with Kamala Harris.

    • Agree: flyingtiger
    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Jonathan Mason

    "Why are we stopping, Kamala? Where are we?"
    "We are where you get off, Joe."

  5. Not new, interesting, important or funny

  6. Speaking of sports… here’s the latest from the Negro Felon League:

    • LOL: El Dato
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Dr. X

    Raiders were warned that Arnette had mental health or anger control issues. Drafted him anyway.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Whiskey
    @Dr. X

    Is there an English to Ebonics translation on this? Seriously, the dude seems like some homeless street user of meth/fentanyl with a gun collection.

    The NFL should broadcast this on every commercial. The NFL Cares!

    This guy seems pretty much your standard NFL player. National Felon League indeed.

    , @Barnard
    @Dr. X

    Who could have predicted bringing an NFL team to Las Vegas was a bad idea for reasons far beyond gambling?

  7. The English Football Association has the following rule:

    ‘A Participant shall at all times act in the best interests of the game and shall not act in any manner which is improper or brings the game into disrepute or use any one, or a combination of, violent conduct, serious foul play, threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting words or behaviour.’

    This wonderful catch-all offense, known as “bringing the game into disrepute” covers a multitude of ills and can be career ending. It includes everything except for violent play which might earn a yellow or red card, and could include drug use, referee bribing, and match fixing, and, of course, use of racist language.

    I believe the ruling bodies of soccer of all nations have a similar clause. Diallo’s career is probably over if she is found guilty by due process.

  8. Hamraoui may be North African, but based on her photo in the Times she’s blonde and pretty much Caucasoid looking.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @prosa123


    Hamraoui may be North African, but based on her photo in the Times she’s blonde and pretty much Caucasoid looking.
     
    She's no Michelle Janneke, but she's not bad:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhZYNJnLzf4

    Replies: @Truth

    , @Inselaffen
    @prosa123

    yes, thanks to the wonders of hair dye.
    Diallo's hair also appears quite 'fair' in the Times's photo...

    Replies: @Amon Dool

  9. @prosa123
    Hamraoui may be North African, but based on her photo in the Times she's blonde and pretty much Caucasoid looking.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Inselaffen

    Hamraoui may be North African, but based on her photo in the Times she’s blonde and pretty much Caucasoid looking.

    She’s no Michelle Janneke, but she’s not bad:

    • Replies: @Truth
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Urrr, uhm, I think that's a...

    Well, nevermind...

    https://i1.wp.com/pics.wikifeet.com/Kheira-Hamraoui-Feet-4335579.jpg

  10. What’s the knee capping style of choice for women’s biathlon?

  11. Europeans, having a chance to win the real World Cup, traditionally don’t care about women’s soccer the way Americans get themselves worked up over it every four years to show our cultural superiority over those benighted Italians and Germans

    There are no Europeans mentioned in the quoted excerpts of the article. “European” soccer consists largely of whites cheering on multimillionaire Africans.

    • LOL: El Dato
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Rob McX

    RT regularly has interesting soccer-related headlines though:

    2021-07-15: I’m not sorry, says Chelsea fan who put flare up bottom, drank 20 ciders, ‘banged a load’ of ‘powder’ & bribed way into Euro final

    2021-07-23: Miss Bum Bum, crazy football fan & Lionel Messi devotee, has anal tattoo on OnlyFans in honor of star winning Copa America (VIDEO)

    2021-09-09: Naked football match organizer ‘euphoric’ after stunt in Germany protesting against Qatar World Cup and body-shaming goes viral

    2021-09-21: Hungary hit with stadium ban by FIFA following racist abuse hurled at black England stars during World Cup qualifier

    2021-10-07: ‘Say no to murder’: Activists and widow of slain journalist Khashoggi in desperate late bid to halt Saudi takeover of Newcastle

    2021-10-07: Don’t expect Newcastle fans to rebel against the Saudis – ousting the old regime was more important for them than sportswashing

    2021-10-13: ‘This is ridiculous’: Ronaldo receives mockery for trumpeting his latest hat-trick... scoring against 94th-ranked Luxembourg again

    2021-10-16: ‘Scantily-clad excess’: Denmark stars in pre-match ‘pool party romp’ with female hotel staff as investigation launched

    2021-10-17: ‘Can’t sportswash human rights’: Poster of murdered Khashoggi paraded at Newcastle stadium before first game under Saudis (PHOTOS)

    2021-10-20: Newcastle ask fans to avoid ‘Arabic or Middle-East-inspired clothes’ to curb ‘risk of causing offence, cultural inappropriateness’

    2021-10-23: Cultural appreciation: Newcastle say fans CAN wear Arab-style garb in U-turn on tributes to Saudi owners

    2021-10-24: ‘Murder, beheadings, persecution’: Crystal Palace fans investigated by police over banner protesting Newcastle’s Saudi owners

    2021-11-08: Gay Aussie footballer ‘scared for his life’ if he plays at Qatar World Cup

    etc. etc.

  12. Alors, où est passé le temps?

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Jenner Ickham Errican


    Alors, où est passé le temps?
     
    I wish I knew my man, I wish I knew...

    Anyway, Saint Etienne were an ersatz '90s version of a '60s pop group featuring the always delightful Sarah Cracknell:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEDAGNYYa1o

    Replies: @Ian Smith

  13. @Dr. X
    Speaking of sports... here's the latest from the Negro Felon League:

    https://twitter.com/RobertRaymond46/status/1456794767334023174

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Whiskey, @Barnard

    Raiders were warned that Arnette had mental health or anger control issues. Drafted him anyway.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Buffalo Joe


    Raiders were warned that Arnette had mental health or anger control issues. Drafted him anyway.
     
    They say that pro athletes are just hired mercenaries, but he and Henry Suggs are doing a bang-up job of representing their city.


    Does Aaron Rodgers fish?



    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5f/9e/ca/5f9eca6cd49052217e5a23d1d485e734.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  14. @Steve Sailer
    @JohnnyWalker123

    "I, Tonya" from a few years ago was an entertaining movie with a dynamo performance by Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding and Alison Janney as her mom.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    Harding also did a good turn on Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition on the Food Network. She actually won the competition.

    And on the very last show, after winning, and after avoiding mention of the entireKerrigan brouhahah, she made a self-effacing joke, “This time, I’ll say it was me, I did it.” I thought it was pretty good for a reality show.

  15. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Alors, où est passé le temps?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMfGhQJIaKM

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Alors, où est passé le temps?

    I wish I knew my man, I wish I knew…

    Anyway, Saint Etienne were an ersatz ’90s version of a ’60s pop group featuring the always delightful Sarah Cracknell:

    • Thanks: Ian Smith
    • Replies: @Ian Smith
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    That song always lifts my spirits. First heard it through Boyd Rice (of all people DJing.

  16. I, Tonya …. Starring Margo Robbie is better than you might imagine.

    • Agree: Hugo Silva
  17. @Dr. X
    Speaking of sports... here's the latest from the Negro Felon League:

    https://twitter.com/RobertRaymond46/status/1456794767334023174

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Whiskey, @Barnard

    Is there an English to Ebonics translation on this? Seriously, the dude seems like some homeless street user of meth/fentanyl with a gun collection.

    The NFL should broadcast this on every commercial. The NFL Cares!

    This guy seems pretty much your standard NFL player. National Felon League indeed.

  18. Proof positive Europe has White trash hillbillies

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Enemy of Earth

    Proof positive of what? The perp in this case is blacker than the view up a cat's arsehole at midnight.

  19. @JohnnyWalker123
    Tony Harding? I haven't heard that name in 25 years.

    She's unrecognizable.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfXm8s37E8g

    Speaking of the past, here's Kato Kaelin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDImznqpFng

    Free the juice!

    https://twitter.com/TheRealOJ32/status/1457745320599699456

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dave Pinsen

    O.J. makes some good points there.

    I haven’t watched the Bills as much this year, but Patrick Mahomes is an interesting case: blazing foot speed and a cannon for an arm, but physically very slight. And now NFL defenses seem to be using his athleticism against him.

    They use two deep safeties to take away the deep threat and often only rush four linemen. Mahomes scrambles around until his protection breaks down and he starts to get hit.

    At this rate, I’d be surprised if he plays beyond his early thirties.

    • Replies: @Veteran Aryan
    @Dave Pinsen


    Patrick Mahomes is an interesting case: blazing foot speed and a cannon for an arm, but physically very slight.
     
    6' 3", 230 lbs. Did you perhaps mean the 6' 2", 212 lb Lamar Jackson, who's only one stickboy injury away from ending his career? Jackson is also the very type of dolt that likes to taunt defenses. I must admit I will celebrate his demise, in the hopes I will never be forced to gaze on such a hideous visage again. (except for Serena The Wildebeest of course, who I now realize will never go away)
  20. @Buffalo Joe
    @Dr. X

    Raiders were warned that Arnette had mental health or anger control issues. Drafted him anyway.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Raiders were warned that Arnette had mental health or anger control issues. Drafted him anyway.

    They say that pro athletes are just hired mercenaries, but he and Henry Suggs are doing a bang-up job of representing their city.

    Does Aaron Rodgers fish?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Reg Cæsar

    NB to those with cataracts or a little too much libation: I am not suggesting Buffalo Joe is really Tiny Duck. That is a small yellow trailer put into service as an ice shanty.

  21. @Jonathan Mason
    Joe Biden will not be wanting to share his limo with Kamala Harris.

    Replies: @El Dato

    “Why are we stopping, Kamala? Where are we?”
    “We are where you get off, Joe.”

  22. @Rob McX

    Europeans, having a chance to win the real World Cup, traditionally don’t care about women’s soccer the way Americans get themselves worked up over it every four years to show our cultural superiority over those benighted Italians and Germans
     
    There are no Europeans mentioned in the quoted excerpts of the article. "European" soccer consists largely of whites cheering on multimillionaire Africans.

    Replies: @El Dato

    RT regularly has interesting soccer-related headlines though:

    2021-07-15: I’m not sorry, says Chelsea fan who put flare up bottom, drank 20 ciders, ‘banged a load’ of ‘powder’ & bribed way into Euro final

    2021-07-23: Miss Bum Bum, crazy football fan & Lionel Messi devotee, has anal tattoo on OnlyFans in honor of star winning Copa America (VIDEO)

    2021-09-09: Naked football match organizer ‘euphoric’ after stunt in Germany protesting against Qatar World Cup and body-shaming goes viral

    2021-09-21: Hungary hit with stadium ban by FIFA following racist abuse hurled at black England stars during World Cup qualifier

    2021-10-07: ‘Say no to murder’: Activists and widow of slain journalist Khashoggi in desperate late bid to halt Saudi takeover of Newcastle

    2021-10-07: Don’t expect Newcastle fans to rebel against the Saudis – ousting the old regime was more important for them than sportswashing

    2021-10-13: ‘This is ridiculous’: Ronaldo receives mockery for trumpeting his latest hat-trick… scoring against 94th-ranked Luxembourg again

    2021-10-16: ‘Scantily-clad excess’: Denmark stars in pre-match ‘pool party romp’ with female hotel staff as investigation launched

    2021-10-17: ‘Can’t sportswash human rights’: Poster of murdered Khashoggi paraded at Newcastle stadium before first game under Saudis (PHOTOS)

    2021-10-20: Newcastle ask fans to avoid ‘Arabic or Middle-East-inspired clothes’ to curb ‘risk of causing offence, cultural inappropriateness’

    2021-10-23: Cultural appreciation: Newcastle say fans CAN wear Arab-style garb in U-turn on tributes to Saudi owners

    2021-10-24: ‘Murder, beheadings, persecution’: Crystal Palace fans investigated by police over banner protesting Newcastle’s Saudi owners

    2021-11-08: Gay Aussie footballer ‘scared for his life’ if he plays at Qatar World Cup

    etc. etc.

    • Thanks: Rob McX
  23. “According to Bill James, when Joe Pepitone was platooning with Moose Skowron at 1B for the New York Yankees in the 1960s”

    If only the anecdote were accurate. Moose Skowron played 1B for NY from 1954-62. Pepetone’s first year with NY was 1962. Skowron was traded to LA in ’63, and Pepetone became NY’s regular 1B.

    Come on, Steve.

    • Replies: @res
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    I am not seeing how your comment is inconsistent with Steve's statement. In 1962 Skowron started 123 games at 1B and completed 113 (135 total).
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/skowrbi01.shtml
    In 1962 Pepitone started 14 games at 1B and completed 9 (16 total).
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pepitjo01.shtml

    That looks like platooning to me. Though perhaps only for part of that 1962 season?

    Dale Long played more at 1B than Pepitone that year. 23 games started with 16 complete (31 total).
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/longda02.shtml

    Do you have any idea what happened that year? I am just going by statistics. Note that Pepitone did not play at all in the 1962 World Series.

    Also note this description.
    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/716331-yankees-fans-should-not-forget-the-1962-world-series-winners


    Bill Skowron, coming off a 28 home run season, would be the first baseman, with rookie Joe Pepitone the backup.
     
    Some more background.
    https://startspreadingthenews.blog/start-spreading-the-news/2021/4/17/the-tale-of-joe-pepitone
  24. The men’s PSG have since being bought and capitalised by their new Qatari owners have been hyper-dominant in the top French league.

    They surprisingly lost last season by only 1 point to much less rich Lille. They would have won had they not lost a home match to a terrible Nantes side that was on the path to relegation. (Pre-match odds of 12/1, which is pretty shocking for any two sides in the same league, I’m not sure what the odds were at halftime, probably 20-30/1) They were winning the first half handily and then halfway through the second collapsed and Nantes scored 2 goals to win.

    The reason? A lot of the PSG players lived close to each other and so armed thieves broke into the apartment of key player Di Maria and the apartment of the father of the team captain while the players were at the match. Di Maria’s wife and children were home and were traumatised. They started to learn about it during halftime and Di Maria was given permission to leave due to his children having been held at gunpoint and sprinted off the pitch.

    Probably the biggest single match upset in French football for a generation. Given how hard it is to sell the really expensive watches that would have been the real prizes (Serial numbers on Rolexes and other high value watches can be reported stolen and so the resale value is massively cut) I wondered if the robbers were smart enough to bet on the match or if they realised the impact of their actions on the field, that’s where the real money that day was.

    And the women’s game has the central appeal that it is still mostly played by actual natives of the countries. There aren’t so many foreign born or foreign-extraction players. The US women’s team looks like America if no immigration happened after 1890. (This used to be true for the US men’s team but in recent years it has suddenly become very black and of recent immigrant origin) Same for all the top leagues across Europe, lots of local names, lots of nice middle class girls and girl’s from upper working class backgrounds. People won’t say it, but they like it. If it becomes full of Diallo’s like the men’s, I foresee it being hard to get people to come out or care. As far as I can see, Diallo just bumped off a pretty Gallic blonde for herself. Good for Diallo, probably bad for the PSG women’s team’s attendance.

    Here are the highlights of a match between the women’s Chelsea and Man City teams, probably the richest and best women’s teams in England. Very few foreign players, many of the ones who are foreign are from Australia or Canada.

    • Thanks: El Dato
    • Replies: @Altai
    @Altai

    My mistake, the other player was Arab not really French, I only looked at the picture. So the fabled black-Arab alliance in Paris just took a knock.

    Having a look at the team, it really shows the maturity of the demographic displacement in the Paris region. In most other countries the women's teams are full of girls from nice middle class native families, certainly few from Muslim backgrounds. They basically look like the mass migration of the last 50 years just didn't happen.

    Compared to the other major women's teams in Europe, PSG is conspicuous in it's non-whiteness. And very conspicuous in the amount of women of Muslim origins.

    Replies: @Peter Lund

    , @sb
    @Altai

    Yes it's true that women's soccer is much more ethnically representative of the makeup of the nation than the men's game . It is. or perhaps was , more of a normal Olympic sport where international competition is the main game rather than domestic competition

    However in the matter of sexual preference perhaps the female game is not so representative .
    A large proportion of the big name players are of the Sapphic persuasion -certainly significantly more so than in the general community

  25. @Altai
    The men's PSG have since being bought and capitalised by their new Qatari owners have been hyper-dominant in the top French league.

    They surprisingly lost last season by only 1 point to much less rich Lille. They would have won had they not lost a home match to a terrible Nantes side that was on the path to relegation. (Pre-match odds of 12/1, which is pretty shocking for any two sides in the same league, I'm not sure what the odds were at halftime, probably 20-30/1) They were winning the first half handily and then halfway through the second collapsed and Nantes scored 2 goals to win.

    The reason? A lot of the PSG players lived close to each other and so armed thieves broke into the apartment of key player Di Maria and the apartment of the father of the team captain while the players were at the match. Di Maria's wife and children were home and were traumatised. They started to learn about it during halftime and Di Maria was given permission to leave due to his children having been held at gunpoint and sprinted off the pitch.

    Probably the biggest single match upset in French football for a generation. Given how hard it is to sell the really expensive watches that would have been the real prizes (Serial numbers on Rolexes and other high value watches can be reported stolen and so the resale value is massively cut) I wondered if the robbers were smart enough to bet on the match or if they realised the impact of their actions on the field, that's where the real money that day was.

    And the women's game has the central appeal that it is still mostly played by actual natives of the countries. There aren't so many foreign born or foreign-extraction players. The US women's team looks like America if no immigration happened after 1890. (This used to be true for the US men's team but in recent years it has suddenly become very black and of recent immigrant origin) Same for all the top leagues across Europe, lots of local names, lots of nice middle class girls and girl's from upper working class backgrounds. People won't say it, but they like it. If it becomes full of Diallo's like the men's, I foresee it being hard to get people to come out or care. As far as I can see, Diallo just bumped off a pretty Gallic blonde for herself. Good for Diallo, probably bad for the PSG women's team's attendance.

    Here are the highlights of a match between the women's Chelsea and Man City teams, probably the richest and best women's teams in England. Very few foreign players, many of the ones who are foreign are from Australia or Canada.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqTZEE-GbV8

    Replies: @Altai, @sb

    My mistake, the other player was Arab not really French, I only looked at the picture. So the fabled black-Arab alliance in Paris just took a knock.

    Having a look at the team, it really shows the maturity of the demographic displacement in the Paris region. In most other countries the women’s teams are full of girls from nice middle class native families, certainly few from Muslim backgrounds. They basically look like the mass migration of the last 50 years just didn’t happen.

    Compared to the other major women’s teams in Europe, PSG is conspicuous in it’s non-whiteness. And very conspicuous in the amount of women of Muslim origins.

    • Replies: @Peter Lund
    @Altai


    In most other countries the women’s teams are full of girls from nice middle class native families, certainly few from Muslim backgrounds. They basically look like the mass migration of the last 50 years just didn’t happen.
     
    Denmark has Nadia Nadim -- who until a few months ago actually played for Paris Saint-Germain.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadia_Nadim

    She is not happy about the "rhetoric" in Denmark, which she thinks is "fremmedfjendsk" (foreigner hostile). Meanwhile, she sees absolutely no problem in being a Muslim, and consider discussions about the contents of her religion (conquest, slavery) to be hostile. I'm sure she will continue to spark joy for many years...
  26. @Enemy of Earth
    Proof positive Europe has White trash hillbillies

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Proof positive of what? The perp in this case is blacker than the view up a cat’s arsehole at midnight.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  27. “Lady Soccer Player Arrested in Tonya Harding-Like Attack on Her Rival for Playing Time”

    Too bad brilliant didn’t Google Tonya Harding to see the outcome of that plan.

    That changed this week when Hamraoui, badly shaken and nursing cuts and bruises — but no broken bones — was unable to play in a Champions League game against Real Madrid.

    Jeez, first Jussie Smollett can’t get lynched correctly and now hired leg-breakers can’t, y’know, break legs. It’s almost like you need to go to professionals or something.

    Diallo needs to say these strange men in “Make America Great” hats leapt out and yelled “It’s MAGA Country, B-tches!” before attacking her friend. It’s her only hope.

  28. @Altai
    @Altai

    My mistake, the other player was Arab not really French, I only looked at the picture. So the fabled black-Arab alliance in Paris just took a knock.

    Having a look at the team, it really shows the maturity of the demographic displacement in the Paris region. In most other countries the women's teams are full of girls from nice middle class native families, certainly few from Muslim backgrounds. They basically look like the mass migration of the last 50 years just didn't happen.

    Compared to the other major women's teams in Europe, PSG is conspicuous in it's non-whiteness. And very conspicuous in the amount of women of Muslim origins.

    Replies: @Peter Lund

    In most other countries the women’s teams are full of girls from nice middle class native families, certainly few from Muslim backgrounds. They basically look like the mass migration of the last 50 years just didn’t happen.

    Denmark has Nadia Nadim — who until a few months ago actually played for Paris Saint-Germain.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadia_Nadim

    She is not happy about the “rhetoric” in Denmark, which she thinks is “fremmedfjendsk” (foreigner hostile). Meanwhile, she sees absolutely no problem in being a Muslim, and consider discussions about the contents of her religion (conquest, slavery) to be hostile. I’m sure she will continue to spark joy for many years…

  29. @Dr. X
    Speaking of sports... here's the latest from the Negro Felon League:

    https://twitter.com/RobertRaymond46/status/1456794767334023174

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Whiskey, @Barnard

    Who could have predicted bringing an NFL team to Las Vegas was a bad idea for reasons far beyond gambling?

  30. Joey Pep! Actually my favorite memory of the pork-chop sideburned one is this quote: “The best love in the world comes from your own right hand.” I didn’t understand the quote fully until several years later into the ’70s, and always wondered why the grown men would laugh at the mention of Joey Pep’s wisdom. Also, my first question upon fully understanding was to wonder why Pepitone would say that, because he was left-handed.

    Side note, still on-topic: John Wayne’s third wife Pilar was involved in some weird wiseguy conflict, resulting in her tennis-loving boyfriend tied up and his Achilles tendon sliced with a straight-razor, making him a target for lobs and drop-shots.

  31. @Reg Cæsar
    @Buffalo Joe


    Raiders were warned that Arnette had mental health or anger control issues. Drafted him anyway.
     
    They say that pro athletes are just hired mercenaries, but he and Henry Suggs are doing a bang-up job of representing their city.


    Does Aaron Rodgers fish?



    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5f/9e/ca/5f9eca6cd49052217e5a23d1d485e734.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    NB to those with cataracts or a little too much libation: I am not suggesting Buffalo Joe is really Tiny Duck. That is a small yellow trailer put into service as an ice shanty.

  32. @Dave Pinsen
    @JohnnyWalker123

    O.J. makes some good points there.

    I haven't watched the Bills as much this year, but Patrick Mahomes is an interesting case: blazing foot speed and a cannon for an arm, but physically very slight. And now NFL defenses seem to be using his athleticism against him.

    They use two deep safeties to take away the deep threat and often only rush four linemen. Mahomes scrambles around until his protection breaks down and he starts to get hit.

    At this rate, I'd be surprised if he plays beyond his early thirties.

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan

    Patrick Mahomes is an interesting case: blazing foot speed and a cannon for an arm, but physically very slight.

    6′ 3″, 230 lbs. Did you perhaps mean the 6′ 2″, 212 lb Lamar Jackson, who’s only one stickboy injury away from ending his career? Jackson is also the very type of dolt that likes to taunt defenses. I must admit I will celebrate his demise, in the hopes I will never be forced to gaze on such a hideous visage again. (except for Serena The Wildebeest of course, who I now realize will never go away)

  33. @prosa123
    Hamraoui may be North African, but based on her photo in the Times she's blonde and pretty much Caucasoid looking.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Inselaffen

    yes, thanks to the wonders of hair dye.
    Diallo’s hair also appears quite ‘fair’ in the Times’s photo…

    • Replies: @Amon Dool
    @Inselaffen

    Exactement. She'd probably be a little cuter with her real hair color, though she's no MENA baddie.

  34. It worked for Bobby Portis, member of the black supremacist murder cult, the nation of islam. He sucker-punched and disabled White starter Nikola Mirotic, and the Bulls punished Portis by giving him Mirotic’s job. The msm then derided Mirotic as “disgruntled,” thereby giving management a pretext for shipping him out, rather than the hate crime criminal.

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/search?q=%22Bobby+Portis%22

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Nicholas Stix

    Well no, no, Old Sport, actually he was suspended for 8 games, apologized, and released by the team the following the completion of his contract.
    https://theathletic.com/134194/2017/10/21/bobby-portis-discusses-his-suspension-apologizes-to-nikola-mirotic/

    But now Jokic on the other hand...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhTXR7TLag8

    Replies: @Wade Hampton

  35. @Nicholas Stix
    It worked for Bobby Portis, member of the black supremacist murder cult, the nation of islam. He sucker-punched and disabled White starter Nikola Mirotic, and the Bulls punished Portis by giving him Mirotic's job. The msm then derided Mirotic as "disgruntled," thereby giving management a pretext for shipping him out, rather than the hate crime criminal.

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/search?q=%22Bobby+Portis%22

    Replies: @Truth

    Well no, no, Old Sport, actually he was suspended for 8 games, apologized, and released by the team the following the completion of his contract.
    https://theathletic.com/134194/2017/10/21/bobby-portis-discusses-his-suspension-apologizes-to-nikola-mirotic/

    But now Jokic on the other hand…

    • Replies: @Wade Hampton
    @Truth

    Markieff Morris assaulted Nikola Jokic FIRST and Jokic retaliated. Both were ejected, but Morris started the fight.

    Go to 7:40 in the video below for the whole story. Watch the whole thing for the typical behaviors: thuggish behavior, poor impulse control. What else is new?

    I'd watch more basketball if it wasn't for this sort of stuff.

    Your nickname is intended ironically, right?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwXTbPN93FI

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Truth

  36. ‘Diallo also returned to Paris this season, after a loan to Atlético Madrid, but has effectively been used as Hamraoui’s understudy. That changed this week when Hamraoui, badly shaken and nursing cuts and bruises — but no broken bones — was unable to play in a Champions League game against Real Madrid.’

    Isn’t this more about blacks than Europeans?

  37. But Americanism slowly takes over everything, so …

    America’s post-War economic and cultural dominance has been very bad for Europe, Europeans–mostly because we exported a raft of stupid and toxic ideas–essentially minoritarianism.

    But let’s be honest here: a lot of Europeans looked at the American race problem and thought pompously “there’s something wrong with those uncouth cowboy Americans.”

    They are learning “American” had nothing to do with it.

  38. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Jenner Ickham Errican


    Alors, où est passé le temps?
     
    I wish I knew my man, I wish I knew...

    Anyway, Saint Etienne were an ersatz '90s version of a '60s pop group featuring the always delightful Sarah Cracknell:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEDAGNYYa1o

    Replies: @Ian Smith

    That song always lifts my spirits. First heard it through Boyd Rice (of all people DJing.

  39. @Inselaffen
    @prosa123

    yes, thanks to the wonders of hair dye.
    Diallo's hair also appears quite 'fair' in the Times's photo...

    Replies: @Amon Dool

    Exactement. She’d probably be a little cuter with her real hair color, though she’s no MENA baddie.

  40. @Altai
    The men's PSG have since being bought and capitalised by their new Qatari owners have been hyper-dominant in the top French league.

    They surprisingly lost last season by only 1 point to much less rich Lille. They would have won had they not lost a home match to a terrible Nantes side that was on the path to relegation. (Pre-match odds of 12/1, which is pretty shocking for any two sides in the same league, I'm not sure what the odds were at halftime, probably 20-30/1) They were winning the first half handily and then halfway through the second collapsed and Nantes scored 2 goals to win.

    The reason? A lot of the PSG players lived close to each other and so armed thieves broke into the apartment of key player Di Maria and the apartment of the father of the team captain while the players were at the match. Di Maria's wife and children were home and were traumatised. They started to learn about it during halftime and Di Maria was given permission to leave due to his children having been held at gunpoint and sprinted off the pitch.

    Probably the biggest single match upset in French football for a generation. Given how hard it is to sell the really expensive watches that would have been the real prizes (Serial numbers on Rolexes and other high value watches can be reported stolen and so the resale value is massively cut) I wondered if the robbers were smart enough to bet on the match or if they realised the impact of their actions on the field, that's where the real money that day was.

    And the women's game has the central appeal that it is still mostly played by actual natives of the countries. There aren't so many foreign born or foreign-extraction players. The US women's team looks like America if no immigration happened after 1890. (This used to be true for the US men's team but in recent years it has suddenly become very black and of recent immigrant origin) Same for all the top leagues across Europe, lots of local names, lots of nice middle class girls and girl's from upper working class backgrounds. People won't say it, but they like it. If it becomes full of Diallo's like the men's, I foresee it being hard to get people to come out or care. As far as I can see, Diallo just bumped off a pretty Gallic blonde for herself. Good for Diallo, probably bad for the PSG women's team's attendance.

    Here are the highlights of a match between the women's Chelsea and Man City teams, probably the richest and best women's teams in England. Very few foreign players, many of the ones who are foreign are from Australia or Canada.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqTZEE-GbV8

    Replies: @Altai, @sb

    Yes it’s true that women’s soccer is much more ethnically representative of the makeup of the nation than the men’s game . It is. or perhaps was , more of a normal Olympic sport where international competition is the main game rather than domestic competition

    However in the matter of sexual preference perhaps the female game is not so representative .
    A large proportion of the big name players are of the Sapphic persuasion -certainly significantly more so than in the general community

  41. @Truth
    @Nicholas Stix

    Well no, no, Old Sport, actually he was suspended for 8 games, apologized, and released by the team the following the completion of his contract.
    https://theathletic.com/134194/2017/10/21/bobby-portis-discusses-his-suspension-apologizes-to-nikola-mirotic/

    But now Jokic on the other hand...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhTXR7TLag8

    Replies: @Wade Hampton

    Markieff Morris assaulted Nikola Jokic FIRST and Jokic retaliated. Both were ejected, but Morris started the fight.

    Go to 7:40 in the video below for the whole story. Watch the whole thing for the typical behaviors: thuggish behavior, poor impulse control. What else is new?

    I’d watch more basketball if it wasn’t for this sort of stuff.

    Your nickname is intended ironically, right?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Wade Hampton

    They both got ejected? Sounds reasonable.

    Replies: @Wade Hampton

    , @Truth
    @Wade Hampton

    5 seconds after the guy walks away is not "defending yourself."

    Defending yourself happens during the action. That's why the root word is "to fend."

    fend verb
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    \ ˈfend \
    fended; fending; fends
    Definition of fend (Entry 1 of 2)
    transitive verb

    1: DEFEND
    2: to keep or ward off : REPEL —often used with off
    fend off an invader

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fend

    (Look it up Old Sport, I sware to God dictionaries are our friends!)

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

  42. @Wade Hampton
    @Truth

    Markieff Morris assaulted Nikola Jokic FIRST and Jokic retaliated. Both were ejected, but Morris started the fight.

    Go to 7:40 in the video below for the whole story. Watch the whole thing for the typical behaviors: thuggish behavior, poor impulse control. What else is new?

    I'd watch more basketball if it wasn't for this sort of stuff.

    Your nickname is intended ironically, right?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwXTbPN93FI

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Truth

    They both got ejected? Sounds reasonable.

    • Replies: @Wade Hampton
    @Steve Sailer

    To put things into perspective, Nikola Jokic (Denver) was the 2020-21 MVP. Markieff Morris (Miami) is a scrub. Markieff initiated the fighting, by committing the first aggression, a blindside blow to Jokic's back, “a hard, unnecessary foul in the final minute of a blowout.” Jokic retaliated in kind, a proportionate response. After Jokic knocked him down, Morris did the soccer foul drama queen thing, rolling on the court afterward.

    Jokic was suspended for one game (with no fine). He apologized.

    Morris was fined $50k and Jimmy Butler, his Miami Heat teammate, was fined $30k for escalating the fighting. Morris and his posse continued to yak, making public threats.

    I'm not sure why defending oneself from a mugging warrants a suspension, but the mugger himself doesn't get suspended.

  43. @Steve Sailer
    @Wade Hampton

    They both got ejected? Sounds reasonable.

    Replies: @Wade Hampton

    To put things into perspective, Nikola Jokic (Denver) was the 2020-21 MVP. Markieff Morris (Miami) is a scrub. Markieff initiated the fighting, by committing the first aggression, a blindside blow to Jokic’s back, “a hard, unnecessary foul in the final minute of a blowout.” Jokic retaliated in kind, a proportionate response. After Jokic knocked him down, Morris did the soccer foul drama queen thing, rolling on the court afterward.

    Jokic was suspended for one game (with no fine). He apologized.

    Morris was fined \$50k and Jimmy Butler, his Miami Heat teammate, was fined \$30k for escalating the fighting. Morris and his posse continued to yak, making public threats.

    I’m not sure why defending oneself from a mugging warrants a suspension, but the mugger himself doesn’t get suspended.

  44. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "According to Bill James, when Joe Pepitone was platooning with Moose Skowron at 1B for the New York Yankees in the 1960s"

    If only the anecdote were accurate. Moose Skowron played 1B for NY from 1954-62. Pepetone's first year with NY was 1962. Skowron was traded to LA in '63, and Pepetone became NY's regular 1B.

    Come on, Steve.

    Replies: @res

    I am not seeing how your comment is inconsistent with Steve’s statement. In 1962 Skowron started 123 games at 1B and completed 113 (135 total).
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/skowrbi01.shtml
    In 1962 Pepitone started 14 games at 1B and completed 9 (16 total).
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pepitjo01.shtml

    That looks like platooning to me. Though perhaps only for part of that 1962 season?

    Dale Long played more at 1B than Pepitone that year. 23 games started with 16 complete (31 total).
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/longda02.shtml

    Do you have any idea what happened that year? I am just going by statistics. Note that Pepitone did not play at all in the 1962 World Series.

    Also note this description.
    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/716331-yankees-fans-should-not-forget-the-1962-world-series-winners

    Bill Skowron, coming off a 28 home run season, would be the first baseman, with rookie Joe Pepitone the backup.

    Some more background.
    https://startspreadingthenews.blog/start-spreading-the-news/2021/4/17/the-tale-of-joe-pepitone

  45. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @prosa123


    Hamraoui may be North African, but based on her photo in the Times she’s blonde and pretty much Caucasoid looking.
     
    She's no Michelle Janneke, but she's not bad:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhZYNJnLzf4

    Replies: @Truth

    Urrr, uhm, I think that’s a…

    Well, nevermind…

  46. @Wade Hampton
    @Truth

    Markieff Morris assaulted Nikola Jokic FIRST and Jokic retaliated. Both were ejected, but Morris started the fight.

    Go to 7:40 in the video below for the whole story. Watch the whole thing for the typical behaviors: thuggish behavior, poor impulse control. What else is new?

    I'd watch more basketball if it wasn't for this sort of stuff.

    Your nickname is intended ironically, right?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwXTbPN93FI

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Truth

    5 seconds after the guy walks away is not “defending yourself.”

    Defending yourself happens during the action. That’s why the root word is “to fend.”

    fend verb
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    \ ˈfend \
    fended; fending; fends
    Definition of fend (Entry 1 of 2)
    transitive verb

    1: DEFEND
    2: to keep or ward off : REPEL —often used with off
    fend off an invader

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fend

    (Look it up Old Sport, I sware to God dictionaries are our friends!)

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Truth

    "I sware to God dictionaries are our friends!"

    I like your use of an obsolete word when criticizing someone's misuse of a word.

  47. @Truth
    @Wade Hampton

    5 seconds after the guy walks away is not "defending yourself."

    Defending yourself happens during the action. That's why the root word is "to fend."

    fend verb
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    \ ˈfend \
    fended; fending; fends
    Definition of fend (Entry 1 of 2)
    transitive verb

    1: DEFEND
    2: to keep or ward off : REPEL —often used with off
    fend off an invader

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fend

    (Look it up Old Sport, I sware to God dictionaries are our friends!)

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    “I sware to God dictionaries are our friends!”

    I like your use of an obsolete word when criticizing someone’s misuse of a word.

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