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  1. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Stoked. Saw the last bit of RSA- Mexico. South Africa fvcked up on the Mexico goal, still good for them to get the tie.

    USA - England. Discuss.
     

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  2. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Waiting for the live stream of France vs Uraguay now. Just a couple more hours.

    I love WC Soccer.
     
  3. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    You should be more concerned about that save Daniel Bard blew last night, son.
     
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    isn't USA/England tonight?
     
  5. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Tomorrow. 2:30.
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    So You Think You Can Dance > Soccer
     
  7. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    That was fvcking excruciating.
     
  8. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I should -rep you forever for that.
     
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    scottishmark Turbo Monkey

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    interesting, I always thought it was Anything > Football
     
  10. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    HAB =

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/nations-soccer-fan-becoming-insufferable,17553/
     
  11. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    "football [sic]" heh.
     
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    my national team did damn good today. It was a big pity though that one dude ran abck to cover instead of springing the offside track. instinctive, but mistaken. Hope they've shaken off first match nerves, and can no get down to business. But, they wont go very far. Not being negative, just noting they ranked closer to the back end of the top 100. It's been like for never that a consistent giant killer has emerged from that low down in the rankings. But i hope they put up a good performance no matter where they end up :)

    Local sangoma (fortune teller/traditional healer/witch doctor) predicted Argentina FTW. I dont believe in fortune telling, but i do root for my team of choice. Go Argentina!
     
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    scottishmark Turbo Monkey

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    yup, the name for a game where the foot is used almost exclusively - crazy eh? ;)
     
  14. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Good tie for Urineway.
     
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    dante Unabomber

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    Holy crap those horns are going to drive me nuts..........
     
  16. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    They're a lot of fun when you're drunk... provided you're the one with it.
     
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    dante Unabomber

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    I'm a big fan of things that make noise, don't get me wrong. But when the entire game is 90+ minutes of BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ it gets a little tiring.
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    I saw this on ESPN. I just figured there were alot of flies because it's Africa. :rofl:
     
  19. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    its 1000x more annoying when you are actually there.
    baseball games in Japan are like this with all types of weird noise makers. it was annoying as all hell when i went to some games there
     
  20. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Nothing like a round of ties to really get the competitive spirits going. Gold Stars for everyone!

    I think soccer is a great game but they need to change the rules up a little to make it more relavent, mainly more scoring. Hand out more penalties for taking dives than hard playing and get rid of offensive offside rules.
     
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  21. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    No way. The game would suck without offsides. It would turn into people hanging out in front of the net, and having the ball bombed downfield at them. Lame. I'm with you on dives though. People pass up on good scoring opportunities all the time in order to try to get a PK. That's a change I can get behind.
     
  22. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Soccer's actually a better name for it historically. Football was originally the batsh*t insane game played by hundreds of drunk villagers at a time, that evolved divergently into Rugby League, Rugby Union and Association Football, or soccer.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Yeah, it would be horrible to have some actual scoring in the game
     
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    You must love basketball.
     
  25. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    My point is that watching soccer without offsides would be like watching a Shaq play. Put him in the paint, lob him the ball, let him back in. Yes, there'd be more scoring, but it would be way uglier.


    I'd also argue that the rarity of scoring is a lot of what makes soccer awesome.
     
  26. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Also, whoever tagged this thread clearly has not read about 95% of MMike's.
     
  27. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Germany. Anything less is unacceptable. Although I see the US making its best showing yet...if we beat the Brits they will burn down the island.
     
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    if we beat the brits, they may try to repeal the "granting of independence"
     
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    the vuvuzela (voo voo zeh lah), 120-odd decibels of blow-the-words-outta-your-mouth_so_you_cant-hear_yurself_cheer_cry_or_die..
    businesses were requesting workers to take along ear plugs. jeez that thing is loud. probably explains why the south african soccer team was so crap all these years: cou;ldnt hear themselves in think in the din that thing makes :P

    anyways, FR vs Uruguay was the most boring game. jeez. Ireland poor bar stewards. probably still seething over in limey.. Anyone know what happened to Henri? Wonder what happened to Ribery's statutory rape charges. mmm.
    anyways, today should be a good game: Argentina vs Nigeria. I wonder if the latter can 419 the scorecard, but it's gonna get all Messi :P
     
  30. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    a quick look at Wiki to see these annoying things and i come across this

    Vuvuzela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Vuvuzela_red.jpg" class="image"><img alt="" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/37/Vuvuzela_red.jpg/300px-Vuvuzela_red.jpg"@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/3/37/Vuvuzela_red.jpg/300px-Vuvuzela_red.jpg
    :facepalm:
     
  31. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Holy crap is Argentina looking good.
     
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    scottishmark Turbo Monkey

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    indeed, however if you had to choose one gameto call 'football' which would you take from the game played mostly with hands and the game played mostly with feet? ;)
     
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    I hope France doesn't get out of group play - they don't deserve to be in the tourney anyway.

    Maradonna coaching Argentina eh? He handled the ball from the sidelines as much as his players from the field.
     
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    I don't think so actually. Nigeria never showed up and played very sloppy... school-boy style mistakes. Don't see Argentina going very far with that kind of play. Messi pretty ineffective at the end of the day. Still, a win is a win.
     
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    Looks like he wishes he was still out there on the pitch. If coaches had to pass a drug test, he would get sent hone like usual.
     
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    ukjason sexist pig

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    :)
     
  37. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    They came out flying (which was when I posted that) but did slow down quite a bit.

    That said, it's true Messi didn't score, but he had a boatload of chances. A large part of that was Nigeria being sloppy, to be sure, but at the same time, he's not going to have the bounces all go against him the whole tournament.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Oh, it's a much better descriptor for soccer than it is for American football, no question. I just said "historically", not "logically". :D
     
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    I hope USA gets eliminated this round.
     
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    4 minutes in...::facepalm::