Oxford and Cambridge Join the Heps


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Oxford and Cambridge Join the Heps

Postby Marlow » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:04 am

Front page article. Pretty lame entry in the AFJ sweepstakes. Where's The Onion when you need it?! Oh, here: http://www.theonion.com/
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Re: Oxford and Cambridge Join the Heps

Postby TeWaio » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:08 am

As a long time reader of these boards, I felt compelled to make my first post.

Although the front page article is a joke, its actually quite close to being true - On Wednesday a combined 'Oxbridge' track & field team (of which I am part of) is heading over for a tour of the Ivy League Universities. We have matches against Penn-Cornell at Ithaca on the 6th, and Harvard-Yale at Cambridge, MA on the 16th. Having never competed in America before I'm really looking forward to it - maybe if we do well we will get invited to join Heps :wink:

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Re: Oxford and Cambridge Join the Heps

Postby Marlow » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:47 am

TeWaio wrote:a combined 'Oxbridge' track & field team (of which I am part of) is heading over for a tour of the Ivy League Universities. We have matches against Penn-Cornell at Ithaca on the 6th, and Harvard-Yale at Cambridge, MA on the 16th.

I bet I know what music will be playing! [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYJzcUvS_NU]
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Re: Oxford and Cambridge Join the Heps

Postby aaronk » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:58 am

So Oxford and Cambridge joining the Heps is an April Fool's joke??

Is the same true about Lolo speaking at 2 Easter church services??
Did virgin Lolo speak of the Immaculate Conception, I wonder?? :P
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Re: Oxford and Cambridge Join the Heps

Postby Daisy » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:32 pm

Marlow wrote:
TeWaio wrote:a combined 'Oxbridge' track & field team (of which I am part of) is heading over for a tour of the Ivy League Universities. We have matches against Penn-Cornell at Ithaca on the 6th, and Harvard-Yale at Cambridge, MA on the 16th.

I bet I know what music will be playing! [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYJzcUvS_NU]

Except that Eric Liddell went to the University of Edinburgh. 8-)

By the way, the Oxbridge team is called the Achilles Club. One of the founding members was Evelyn Montague, an athlete highlighted in Chariots of Fire. In the movie, they called him Aubrey, his middle name, and although they portrayed him as going to Cambridge, he actually attended Oxford.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Aubrey_Montague
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Re: Oxford and Cambridge Join the Heps

Postby Marlow » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:04 pm

Daisy wrote:Except that Eric Liddell went to the University of Edinburgh. 8-)

Meh, they're all Limey bastards: the Scots, the Welsh, the Irish, the whole miserable lot of 'em. :twisted:
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Re: Oxford and Cambridge Join the Heps

Postby DoubleRBar » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:14 pm

I would have thought they would have joined the Pac-12.
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Re: Oxford and Cambridge Join the Heps

Postby TeWaio » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:08 am

Daisy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
TeWaio wrote:a combined 'Oxbridge' track & field team (of which I am part of) is heading over for a tour of the Ivy League Universities. We have matches against Penn-Cornell at Ithaca on the 6th, and Harvard-Yale at Cambridge, MA on the 16th.

I bet I know what music will be playing! [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYJzcUvS_NU]

Except that Eric Liddell went to the University of Edinburgh. 8-)

By the way, the Oxbridge team is called the Achilles Club. One of the founding members was Evelyn Montague, an athlete highlighted in Chariots of Fire. In the movie, they called him Aubrey, his middle name, and although they portrayed him as going to Cambridge, he actually attended Oxford.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Aubrey_Montague


Good knowledge Daisy! In the movie they also filmed all the Cambridge scenes at Eton, as the university refused to let them film there.

And Marlow, we're not all 'Limey bastards' - I'm a kiwi!
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