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Sunday, August 24, 2008

When in Doubt Go After the Referee

This kick got Cuba's Angel Matos banned from Olympic competition for life. (Getty Images)


Mike said...

I did a double take when I saw this story...I've been more or less ignoring the Olympics, but I had to get the full story with this one. I'm willing to say that kicking your referee in the face is probably a poor life decision, however satisfying it may be at the time.

Off topic, if you happen to own any other firearms you should do a post introducing us to your collection. At the very least, there should be some pictures of the SKS.

Jay@Soob said...

Hi Mike,

I've only got three firearms. A Sig Arms .357 the SKS and a cheap assed Lorcine that fires only occasionally.

I see about getting around to snapping a few photos of the SKS (and the Sig I suppose.) Though top notch functionally it's hardly a work of beauty.

Someday soon I'd like to get my hands on a Dragonov (a Romanian type not the Soviet authentic sort which run well into the $thousands.) Now that's a fine looking rifle.

Mike said...

"Though top notch functionally it's hardly a work of beauty. "

To me functionality has a beauty all its own. That said, it's even better when you can combine the two, like in John Moses Browning's masterpiece.

What model of Sig, if you don't mind my asking? .357 Sig is an interesting cartridge. Not sure how I feel about it versus .40 S&W, but an interesting cartridge nonetheless.

And yes, the Dragunov is a fine looking rifle. From what I hear it's a fine shooting rifle too. If you're interesting a pretty nice looking Russian rifle for a lesser amount of money, check out a Mosin-Nagant bolt action. It's on my to purchase list.

Jay@Soob said...


P239. It's a great handgun but yeah the odd .357 cartridge is both a bit pricey and not always available. Good news about the p229 is I can buy a .40 cal barrel (around $150) and interchange the two. Something i've been meaning to get around to as the .40 cartridge is a bit cheaper and much more available.

Funny you mention the Nagant as I very nearly bought it instead of the sks. A friend of mine (who owns both the nagant and drag.) raved about it but the particular rifle I was looking at wasn't well kept.

Jay@Soob said...

er, that should have read p239 though I suspect the p229 enjoys the same interchangability.

Jeff Kouba said...

thankfully this wasn't at the archery competition... (ok, bad joke!)

Jay@Soob said...

Heh. Or the javelin toss. Though I do remember some poor ref being in the wrong place at the wrong time.