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I thought Ozzies were tough

Posted By: KraziKanuK

I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/22/19 07:27 AM

Watching a footie game tonight from Melbourne (they won with a great comeback over Freemantle). The Cricket Ground can hold ~100,000 fans but would say less than 15,000 in the stands and they were all bundled up like it was below freezing with winter coats, toques/hats and gloves. The temperature was around 11C/52F.

Is it that Melbourne is 16th out of 18 teams in the league or the temperature was a little chilly or a combo of both for the lack of fans?
Posted By: CyBerkut

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/22/19 01:42 PM

What was the humidity that accompanied that 52F?
Posted By: vonBaur

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/22/19 03:13 PM

Have these people ever seen a Packers game? Or Browns or Bengals? Or Penn State or Boston College? Ten degrees Farenheit with a wind chill well below zero and the only things some of the fans are wearing are jeans and body paint. Maybe a kiddie knit hat with ear flaps.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/22/19 03:22 PM

Um...it’s Australia. It’s essentially a giant version of Florida so the people there (besides the aborigines) won’t have much tolerance for cold weather.
Posted By: LB4LB

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/22/19 05:01 PM

Originally Posted by vonBaur
Have these people ever seen a Packers game? Or Browns or Bengals? Or Penn State or Boston College? Ten degrees Farenheit with a wind chill well below zero and the only things some of the fans are wearing are jeans and body paint. Maybe a kiddie knit hat with ear flaps.


I think the alcohol works as an anti-freeze for those fans. That's real (American) football. Played outside , no matter the weather.
Posted By: vonBaur

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/22/19 05:06 PM

Originally Posted by LB4LB
I think the alcohol works as an anti-freeze for those fans. That's real (American) football. Played outside , no matter the weather.

No doubt about that. But my guess is they have the same anti-freeze flowing through their bloodstreams.
Posted By: Ajay

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/23/19 11:26 AM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Um...it’s Australia. It’s essentially a giant version of Florida so the people there (besides the aborigines) won’t have much tolerance for cold weather.



Correct. When it comes to being cold we are absolute pussies. In Darwin once it gets under about 24c the coats and uggies come out. Under 20 and it's cries of apocalypse.
Posted By: Mad Max

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/24/19 02:33 AM

In truth it does get cold. We have approx. 60 frostie nights per annum, plus snow in July. Right now it's only 2C... bloody cold at 1200 meters.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/24/19 12:07 PM

When I finally visit Australia I'll keep these climate tips in mind. smile
Posted By: oldgrognard

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/24/19 12:20 PM

Snow in July ? Now you are just telling tall tales. If you get snow in July you must have frigid December’s.
Posted By: KraziKanuK

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/24/19 12:37 PM

Originally Posted by oldgrognard
Snow in July ? Now you are just telling tall tales. If you get snow in July you must have frigid December’s.


This is their winter time OG.
Posted By: vonBaur

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/24/19 05:18 PM

Originally Posted by oldgrognard
Snow in July ? Now you are just telling tall tales. If you get snow in July you must have frigid December’s.

I was stationed in Alaska from '79 to '82. My parents came up to visit late June to early July of '81. Picked them up at Anchorage International and was driving them to where they would be staying. My mother looked at the snow coming down to about the 3,000 to 4,000 foot level on the hills just outside of town and said, "Is that left over from the winter?" I answered, honestly, "Nope. That fell last night."

She told me to take her back to the airport.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/24/19 05:26 PM

It's mind-boggling to think that all of Alaska has less people than the county I live in.
Posted By: oldgrognard

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/24/19 05:51 PM

Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
Originally Posted by oldgrognard
Snow in July ? Now you are just telling tall tales. If you get snow in July you must have frigid December’s.


This is their winter time OG.


What do you mean ? This is summer. July is summer.
Posted By: KraziKanuK

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/25/19 01:07 AM

For us it is summer OG.

In Australia, the seasons are defined by grouping the calendar months in the following way:
Spring - the three transition months September, October and November.
Summer - the three hottest months December, January and February.
Autumn - the transition months March, April and May.
Winter - the three coldest months June, July and August.
Posted By: oldgrognard

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/25/19 01:13 AM

That’s just all wrong. It’s like you are purposely listing it all backwards.
Posted By: KraziKanuK

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/25/19 02:05 AM

You be putting me on OG?
Posted By: Blade_Meister

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/26/19 01:04 AM

Originally Posted by oldgrognard
That’s just all wrong. It’s like you are purposely listing it all backwards.


You have it all wrong OG. Just turn our seasons upside down and you will understand. winkngrin

S!Blade<><
Posted By: Mad Max

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/26/19 01:42 AM

OG is taking the p1ss guys. winkngrin
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: I thought Ozzies were tough - 06/26/19 10:33 AM

Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
You be putting me on OG?




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