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Jun 12, 2010
Adam Winters wrote:
give it up for those Nigerians, they played brilliantly against one of the biggest powerhouses.



Nigeria was horrible! I can't believe they qualified for the cup. They could hardly string a couple passes together and their finishing was horrendous. Yeah, they were playing Argentina, but Argentina almost didn't qualify this year. I think Argentina's reputation precedes its play so far this world cup.

Edit: The above comment is based on the second half (the half I saw).
CascadeKid
Joined Jan 28, 2008
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Jun 12, 2010
bdiddy wrote:
GREAT.....a whole month of watching a bunch of crybabies fall to the ground and whine to the refs. I think I'll just grab some bamboo shoots and ram them up my fingernails...much more gratifying.



Never heard it put better!!
Bawls E. Climber
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Jun 12, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Bawls E. Climber wrote:
Never heard it put better!!


+1
Woodchuck ATC
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Jun 12, 2010
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oh yeah i heard about this. it's some kind of gay pride rally or something right? Jon Ruland
From Tucson, AZ
Joined May 31, 2007
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Jun 12, 2010
Bucky
Kia Marie wrote:
Citizenship isn't a big deal when the world cup is going on! ENGLAND! WOOOO!


No f*cking way. You always post such sweet comments, but this one is straight stoops. Not cheering for the USA, especially since we are the underdog, is sad and speaks very poorly about your moral fabric and character. How about you move to England? ....or at least to Texas? We don't need any treacherous, traitor Union Jack fans around these parts.

U-S-A!!!
J. Albers
From Colorado
Joined Jul 11, 2008
2,221 points
Jun 12, 2010
One thing's fer sure; England has one of the U.S. best players...

doh! no, no, come back, come back, no, no, hit the post, NO!!!! sonofa...


Other than that first shot, Howard played a monster game at keeper for the U.S.; stoned em the second half.
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
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Jun 12, 2010
Working the sick hand-jams on Stemwide aka Big Dih...
We all know the Germans are going to kick ass and take it home! HA! Germany has passed the first round of qualifiers since 1938! HA! In the bag. America was beaten by Ghana last World Cup (held in the Fatherland) and it was quite shameful. A tie today against England was a nice improvement, but still not a match fur Deutschland! Dan Dalton
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 22, 2006
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Jun 12, 2010
Splitter Jams on the Israel/Palestine Security Wal...
Soccer is like NASCAR. It's in the sports pages but I'm not sure why.

Just kidding...lots of athleticism in soccer. But it's hard to call a competition where points are scored maybe twice a decade a "sport." More like "violent, no hands confrontation, with an element of whiny street theater."
Shawn Mitchell
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Jun 12, 2010
Courtright Reservoir, September 2013
Soccer has always appeared as a game of keep-away between twenty-two players. Offsides, while historical, has no place in contemporary "Futbol."

Let there be goals!
Adam Stackhouse
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Jun 12, 2010
Nice touch, whiny street theater, hey why dont they just forget about the score like the suburban front range youth leagues and give them all trophies and chuckie-cheese! bdiddy
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Jun 12, 2010
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bdiddy wrote:
Nice touch, whiny street theater, hey why dont they just forget about the score like the suburban front range youth leagues and give them all trophies and chuckie-cheese!

+ 2 It's sort of like running a marathon, but only back and forth up and down a field while maybe kicking a ball every now and then. Games should be like 30 minutes and doubleheaders same day.
Woodchuck ATC
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Jun 13, 2010
¡Olé! ¡Olé! ¡Olé! ¡Olé!

¡Olé!

¡Olé!

Here's the thing, not many in this country even remember who played in super bowls or world series; but more people across the planet remember how teams fared all throughout a World Cup, whether they actually made the final match or not.

As far as whiney asses -- I don't think it appears to be an American trait; Howard came back after getting throttled (possible rib fractures). Yesterday's match, full-on Aussie rules.
Buff Johnson
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Jun 13, 2010
Dan Dalton wrote:
We all know the Germans are going to kick ass and take it home! HA! Germany has passed the first round of qualifiers since 1938! HA! In the bag. America was beaten by Ghana last World Cup (held in the Fatherland) and it was quite shameful. A tie today against England was a nice improvement, but still not a match fur Deutschland!


It could be tough-going for the Huns this time around; Aussie, Serbia, Ghana -- all show strong this Cup.


or not, 4-nil smack-down.


Here's excerpts from a great article, England away, Chris Jones

"RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- The bar was called Bulls. It was a rugby bar, named after the Blue Bulls, a provincial team from Pretoria, but today it would become a soccer bar. Today it would become an English bar filled with Englishmen. They would see it, and they would claim it. The bar was their territory.

And then the American college kids came in.

And then the police.


...More than 3,000 of the worst offenders have found their way onto something called the football banning order list. They can't go to domestic games, and whenever England travels away, they have to report to the police and turn in their passports. That list, combined with the sheer expense of coming to South Africa, meant that the English fans standing outside Bulls, including the boys from Grimsby, were probably not going to cause any trouble. Probably..."



I need to find out how to get on that list!!
Buff Johnson
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Jun 13, 2010
Bucky
Adam Stackhouse wrote:
Soccer has always appeared as a game of keep-away between twenty-two players. Offsides, while historical, has no place in contemporary "Futbol." Let there be goals!


I know I'm gonna take a bath for this but.....

Offsides is needed. You probably just don't like it because you don't appreciate the subtle nature of the offsides trap...or beating it. Its really pretty to watch a smoothly functioning defense nail people with offsides. I guess its hard to appreciate while watching it on TV.
J. Albers
From Colorado
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Jun 13, 2010
Splitter Jams on the Israel/Palestine Security Wal...
You're so bathed, J. Shawn Mitchell
From Broomfield
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Jun 15, 2010
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Absolutely sick goal by Maicon against the North Koreans Phillip Morris
From Flavor Country
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Jun 15, 2010
Courtright Reservoir, September 2013
J. Albers wrote:
I know I'm gonna take a bath for this but..... Offsides is needed. You probably just don't like it because you don't appreciate the subtle nature of the offsides trap...or beating it. Its really pretty to watch a smoothly functioning defense nail people with offsides. I guess its hard to appreciate while watching it on TV.


I was going to say that it takes away the "fast break" opportunities and that the object of the game is to score goals. But then I see teams consciously slow their play in pursuit of the tie and the lack of sudden death and those kinds of "pretty" nuances such as offsides are fully understood.

Right......
Adam Stackhouse
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Jun 15, 2010
Kia Marie wrote:
Citizenship isn't a big deal when the world cup is going on! ENGLAND! WOOOO!


Isn't it amazing that Americans are the only ones - in the whole world - who choose to support another country in the World Cup ... or for that matter, are the only ones who CAN choose to switch their support. Anywhere else and you'd be hung
Leah Miller
Joined May 21, 2007
206 points
Jun 15, 2010
Kia Marie wrote:
And for those of you who think i'm a traitor... living in America is great. I love it. But i'd rather pick a favorite team based on talent and abilities rather than defaulting to my home country. besides, the competition bit really doesn't matter to me. i just like watching the game. but after it's all said and done, i'm more than happy to live in in the USA; where orthodontics are a big deal :)


Hope you didn't hear me call you a traitor in my comments - I was just stating a point is all.

I agree - I love just watching the game as well, but when I've got money riding on a set of predictions, well I tend to get more competitive on it :)

And yes, I'll fully admit I default to my home country for first support until they get pushed out - in which case England is going to win. It's different imo to support your home country and acknowledge who is a better team though.
Leah Miller
Joined May 21, 2007
206 points
Jun 16, 2010
Phillip Morris wrote:
Absolutely sick goal by Maicon against the North Koreans


South Africa v Mexico

Siphiwe Tshabalala's goal for South Africa in the opening game. Beautiful goal!

The announcers' take:

Leander Schaerlaeckens: GOAL!!!

Chris Jones: HOLLLLLLLLLY CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!

Leander Schaerlaeckens: Tsabalala is played into space and sends a scorching shot into the upper right corner!

Chris Jones: They are going to name a city after Tshabalala! What a finish. Top right corner. Perez playing the short side.Soccer City erupts!

Leander Schaerlaeckens: I think we already have our goal of the tournament.
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,494 points
Jun 17, 2010
Woohoo! Tomorrow (6/18) is going to kick ass! Where will you be watching the games?

GER v SER @ 5:30am

USA v SVN @ 8am

ENG v ALG @ 12:30pm
Leah Miller
Joined May 21, 2007
206 points
Jun 17, 2010
1234
Mark Nelson wrote:
Siphiwe Tshabalala's goal for South Africa in the opening game. Beautiful goal!




Nice run, superb pass splitting two defenders, quality finish, even better goal celebration.




Maicon's goal: nice run, pass has a bit too much pace - not sure if Maicon will get to it, BOOM!! ridiculous finish.

Now I'm sure some of you are thinking the keeper was out of position and he should have played the ball and not anticipated the cross. But come on, Maicon scores from one meter off the touchline. Just ridiculous skill to curve the ball in the goal from that position.

Either way...its frigging awesome to waste time at work watching the very best footballers in the world go at it.
Phillip Morris
From Flavor Country
Joined Aug 1, 2002
27 points
Jun 17, 2010
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Jun 18, 2010
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From Fort Fun, CO
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Jun 18, 2010
Kia Marie, states, "'I moved and don't have a TV anymore so i have NO IDEA what is going on in the great world of soccer anymore....'"

Bummer! What's also a bummer is that there's no radio coverage of it either. I was in Bolivia the last World Cup and if you weren't near a tv to catch it, at least they had it on radio.

If you have a iPhone or something like that, you can download the espn app for it. Video feeds and catch the matches via their radio feed.

Awesome game: Mexico beating the Frenchies!! First time they've ever beaten then and first time they've scored since 1966. Interesting watching some underdogs doing pretty good....

Same with the Swiss beating the Spanish team... Good games for sure!!!

Juan
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