Monday, April 03, 2006

Well Rowed Oxford

I was lucky enough to be in prime position - propped up in the excellent and comfortable bar at London Corinthians - to watch 'in real life' the key moments on the Hammersmith bends where Oxford buried the Light Blues.

For all the guff about pumps and whatnot - it was pretty clear to me that Oxford out-rowed, out-fought and out-thought the Tabs right from the get-go. I thought they were superb. It was particularly pleasing given the sheer strength of the Cambridge 8 and their monstrous Germans. As the French chap in the Oxford boat said - sometimes machines break.

Well rowed boys!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Random Boatie said...

Ah, someone who appreciates the Boat Race. Unlike Steve Tucker of the Western Mail (steve.tucker@wme.co.uk) who wrote the biggest load of piffle I have ever seen on the subject of rowing, and that is coming from someone who has suffered exposure to such gems as "PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING YOUR BODY" in various boat club gyms...

http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0700sports/sportscolumnists/tm_objectid=16890767%26method=full%26siteid=50082%26headline=that%2dsinking%2dfeeling%2dmeans%2dit%2ds%2dboat%2drace%2dtime%2dagain-name_page.html

Thanks to the Slug (http://www.twrc.rowing.org.uk/slug/slug.htm) for pointing this one out!

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