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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: In your face, world Reply with quote

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=270153&cc=5901

USA ALL THE WAY!

Spain can go to Hell.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't I say fuck Spaniards and you questioned it before?

I watched the game, if you count reading a book and looking up about twice an hour when the announcers got excited then falling asleep after the second goal was scored as watching a game. Soccer is an absurdly terrible sport to watch. It suffers from the hockey thing where points come literally out of nowhere for no rhyme or reason, except in soccer it's even harder to score.

Why does the world like that sport?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently, if you beat a team with as many one-name players as Spain, you're doing pretty well.

Once we start beat Europeans in cricket, we can just wrap it up and say that America wins.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nene is a beast. Go Nuggets.

Oh wait.

Also, the tournament is awful. The U.S., at 1-2 in the group stage, advanced to the semifinals instead of Italy, a team that was also 1-2 in the group stage, that beat the U.S. Because the tie-breaker is goal differential not, you know, actual games. That would be like playing the NBA playoffs as 21 (1 point for a bucket, 2 for a three-pointer! YEAH!) instead of an actual game.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also there was so much hideous flopping. Guys would not get touched, throw themselves to the ground, then cringe and hold their shin like they had broken it in a thousand places. They'd stay on the ground until whoever from the other team was near them got a "yellow card" whatever that is. Fuck soccer. It made basketball flopping look like a joke.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
Also there was so much hideous flopping. Guys would not get touched, throw themselves to the ground, then cringe and hold their shin like they had broken it in a thousand places. They'd stay on the ground until whoever from the other team was near them got a "yellow card" whatever that is. Fuck soccer. It made basketball flopping look like a joke.


This.

It's what soccer is all about.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kallie wrote:
This.

It's what soccer is all about.


Also, the tournament is being played in South Africa somewhere, and their soccer fans blow some local horn thing when their team plays, so they are blowing these weird horns the ENTIRE game. It's the most annoying thing possible to make a terrible sport even worse to watch. It's just this weird buzzing humming horrifying sound all match.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: In your face, world Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=270153&cc=5901

USA ALL THE WAY!

Spain can go to Hell.


2pm today, final match. Go America! Apparently if you had bet on America when they were 0-2 in the group stage before winning the last and then beating Spain, you got 999-1 odds, so $50 to win $50000. Why aren't we betting on our country?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where's that DOOMBettingPool?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. God. 1-0 U.S.

Also, I think soccer needs multi-ball like pinball.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy shit. 2-0. Go. America.

Also that was the first goal I've ever seen that was actually good and not random stupid scoring.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh. 2-1. Brazil scored in about .000001 seconds after the half.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2-2...the U.S. is really, really bad at defending.

This is so over.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

America is bad at soccer. Luckily it doesn't matter because no one cares about it.

2-3, Brazil won.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now Brazil's soccer team doesn't have to commit ritual suicide. Unlike Spain's.
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