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Three weeks until the game in Sydney and I have heard little to nothing about the events outside of the pregame tailgate.

Anyone know of anything else in Sydney that will happen around the game?
08-06-2017 12:03 AM
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The first match of the Bledisloe Cup will take place in Sydney a week before our game, in case anyone's arriving early.

I believe the athletic department was trying to get a pub to be the official Rice pub for the days leading up to the game, but not sure what the progress on that is.
08-07-2017 09:28 AM
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(08-07-2017 09:28 AM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  The first match of the Bledisloe Cup will take place in Sydney a week before our game, in case anyone's arriving early.

I believe the athletic department was trying to get a pub to be the official Rice pub for the days leading up to the game, but not sure what the progress on that is.

Bledisloe Cup is Rugby Union. I believe the OP was asking about Cricket. 05-stirthepot
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The Mayweather-McGregor fight will be broadcast at the stadium: https://www.facebook.com/CFSydneyCup/pho...=3&theater

I believe the fight is scheduled to start at about 10 p.m. Central time ... an hour after the Rice-Stanford game kicks off.
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(08-07-2017 10:56 AM)chrisc Wrote:  
(08-07-2017 09:28 AM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  The first match of the Bledisloe Cup will take place in Sydney a week before our game, in case anyone's arriving early.

I believe the athletic department was trying to get a pub to be the official Rice pub for the days leading up to the game, but not sure what the progress on that is.

Bledisloe Cup is Rugby Union. I believe the OP was asking about Cricket. 05-stirthepot

It's Aussie-Rules Footie season. At the Sydney Cricket Ground on Aug. 26 (the day before the Rice-Stanford game)
the Sydney Swans host Carlton: http://www.sydneycricketground.com.au/ev...-carlton-/
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(08-07-2017 11:06 AM)Almadenmike Wrote:  The Mayweather-McGregor fight will be broadcast at the stadium: https://www.facebook.com/CFSydneyCup/pho...=3&theater

I believe the fight is scheduled to start at about 10 p.m. Central time ... an hour after the Rice-Stanford game kicks off.

That link was broken for me. Are you saying the football stadium where we're playing is going to also show the fight on the big screen? I've never heard of that during an actual game (maybe sometimes in the pre-game, but not during the game).
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We need to invite the Stanford players over and get them intoxicated.
We may have a chance then. :)
(08-07-2017 09:28 AM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  The first match of the Bledisloe Cup will take place in Sydney a week before our game, in case anyone's arriving early.

I believe the athletic department was trying to get a pub to be the official Rice pub for the days leading up to the game, but not sure what the progress on that is.
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(08-07-2017 03:44 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(08-07-2017 11:06 AM)Almadenmike Wrote:  The Mayweather-McGregor fight will be broadcast at the stadium: https://www.facebook.com/CFSydneyCup/pho...=3&theater

I believe the fight is scheduled to start at about 10 p.m. Central time ... an hour after the Rice-Stanford game kicks off.

That link was broken for me. Are you saying the football stadium where we're playing is going to also show the fight on the big screen? I've never heard of that during an actual game (maybe sometimes in the pre-game, but not during the game).
Both links work for me ... and yes, I gather from what I read that the fight would be shown on the stadium's big screen ... and from the published start time of the fight, they'll overlap. Very strange, if true.

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(08-07-2017 11:09 AM)Almadenmike Wrote:  
(08-07-2017 10:56 AM)chrisc Wrote:  
(08-07-2017 09:28 AM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  The first match of the Bledisloe Cup will take place in Sydney a week before our game, in case anyone's arriving early.
I believe the athletic department was trying to get a pub to be the official Rice pub for the days leading up to the game, but not sure what the progress on that is.
Bledisloe Cup is Rugby Union. I believe the OP was asking about Cricket. 05-stirthepot
It's Aussie-Rules Footie season. At the Sydney Cricket Ground on Aug. 26 (the day before the Rice-Stanford game)
the Sydney Swans host Carlton: http://www.sydneycricketground.com.au/ev...-carlton-/

Aussie Rules is Melbourne's sport, much bigger there than in Sydney. Sydney has one team in the league (Swans, obviously), while Carlton is one of several representing various suburbs/districts of Melbourne. Sydney is probably more into Rugby League (different from Rugby Union, two somewhat different versions of basically the same sport) than anything else.

The Bledisloe Cup match will almost certainly be a sellout, and would be a great event to attend if you were there in time and could get tickets. New Zealand has been dominating world rugby union for the last few years, but there are signs that they may be slipping a bit. The Wallabies might actually have a chance to win this year.
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FYI to anyone considering buying tickets for the pre-game tailgate, beer is not included in the price of the ticket (A$50).
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