@Paas - you know that gif that we say on AcidCow a while ago with the skater who crosses the line when everyone else just crashes into one another and we wondered if it was a real victory, or like the cycling, would need to be redone? Well, apparently it was real and the guy did win - Australia's first gold at the winter Olympics. #4. Steven Bradbury Just Waits for Everyone Else to Crash (and They Do) [http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/3/0/9/240309_v1.jpg]AP via Fox Sports<http://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/super-rugby/the-adjudicator-gives-his-early-take-on-round-17-of-the-2011-super-rugby-season/story-fn6kmqab-1226070326074> While not a bad speed skater, Australian Steven Bradbury was an underdog in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City<http://corporate.olympics.com.au/athlete/steven-bradbury> simply due to being well past his prime. But what he lacked in sheer speed, he made up for in patience. And so, he decided he would simply hang back and wait for the others to fail<http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2002/speed_skating/news/2002/02/16/bradbury_ap/>. Between the ultra-competitive South Korean team, the well-funded American and Chinese teams, and the "born for winter sports" Canadian team, there was a fierce pack of skaters up ahead of Bradbury. So why not just let them take each other out? [http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/6/9/240269_v1.jpg]NBC Being Australian, he just assumed that everything would kill everything else. Honestly, we believe that what happened next provides a valuable life lesson to all of us: First, in the quarter-finals Bradbury came in third<http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/12/20/1040174394325.html>, but Canadian favourite Marc Gagnon had nudged another skater and was called for cheating, allowing the cautious Bradbury to advance. Then, in the semifinals<http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/more-sports/hall-of-fame-steven-bradbury/story-fnii0hmo-1226733679198> Bradbury was trailing in fourth place, waiting. And, sure enough, the other three skaters in the lead (all former medal winners) let competition get the better of them. They all crashed into each other, Stooges-style, allowing Bradbury to simply skate across the line into the finals, with a second-place finish. [http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/6/7/240267.jpg?v=1]NBC [http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/7/3/240273.jpg?v=1]NBC [http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/7/1/240271.jpg?v=1]NBC [http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/7/5/240275_v1.jpg]NBC "And my coach said two packs a day was too much." But that kind of vaudevillian wackiness is a once-in-a-lifetime thing -- it's not like you can make it some kind of long-term strategy. Right? See, kids, this is why we watch sports The finals would include home favorite Apolo Anton Ohno<http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2002/speed_skating/news/2002/02/16/short_track_ap/> and three other former medal winners. Again, Bradbury quickly fell behind the pack. And again, he simply hung back and waited for some kind of Mr. Bean-esque slapstick pileup to rescue him<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAADWfJO2qM>. Going into the final turn, there's Bradbury way the hell in back, in fifth place as they enter the final turn: [http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/7/7/240277_v1.jpg]NBC Then, just short of the finish line, the entire field crashes in front of him ... [http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/7/9/240279_v1.jpg]NBC ... allowing Bradbury to calmly skate across the line for the gold: [http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/8/1/240281_v1.jpg]NBC "You suckers bought skates? I just borrowed these from one of the figure-skating flower girls." Bradbury raised his arms in disbelief, having won Australia's first Winter Olympic gold medal ever<http://news.bbc.co.uk/winterolympics2002/hi/english/skating/newsid_1825000/1825339.stm>. It was just like the plot of Cool Runnings, except this time the underdog competitor from a sunny country no one gave a chance to won just by deciding to chill out in the back and watch the super competitive skaters knock each other out. Hey, we'd watch that movie. Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_20877_the-5-most-insane-ways-underdogs-won-olympic-medals.html#ixzz2tBX9HqIo From: Donaldson, Alasdair Sent: 13 February 2014 8:30 AM To: cpt-fgc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Hi Stupid moogle king quest needs me to do guildhests. NO! From: cpt-fgc-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:cpt-fgc-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> [mailto:cpt-fgc-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of euraima tobias Sent: 13 February 2014 8:16 AM To: cpt-fgc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:cpt-fgc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re: Hi Nice, any loot for you? 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